Sports Pakistan win first ODI against Zimbabwe.LAHORE: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 41 runs in the first ODI against Zimbabwe here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday taking 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Pakistan scored 375 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in a rare display of brilliant batting and later restricted the visitors on 334/5 in full 50 overs.Shoaib Malik, playing his first one-day after two years notched a 76-ball 112 with 12 fours and two sixes.for more go this site
Malik built on a confident 170-run opening stand between Mohammad Hafeez (86) and skipper Azhar Ali (79) as Pakistan improved on their previous best total against Zimbabwe of 349 at Jamaica in 2007.first hundred in 31 innings and since September 2009 came off 70 balls as Pakistan added 112 in the last ten overs.Sports Pakistan win first ODI against Zimbabwe.
Pakistan won the T20 series 2-0 Sunday in front of a packed audience of 27000 at Gaddafi stadium but will be far from happy over the manner of both wins.
Shoaib Malik gets dangerous Masakadza caught at deep mid-wicket by Hammad Azam on run-a-ball 73. Zimbabwe are now 189 over 3 after 32.5 overs.for more
Sports Pakistan win first ODI against Zimbabwe. Skipper Elton Chigumbura has upped the ante hitting 3 fours in as many deliveries from Mohammad Sami and reached his half-century in 52 balls. Zimbabawe are 145 over 2 after 27.3 overs with Masakadza on 50 (56) and Chigumbura 30 (40) and need another 232.
Pakistan’s ace fast bowler Wahab Riaz gets Pakistan’s second wicket. Sibanda undone by brisk pace by Wahab, scooping it straight up in the air for an easy catch for Wahab on his own bowling. Zimabawe are now 66 over 2 after 13.3 overs.
Zimbabwe openers Sibanda and Sikandar have given their team a steady start scoring 50 runs in 9 overs with 5.5 run rate. required RR is 7.90..Sports Pakistan win first ODI against Zimbabwe.
Shoaib Malik gave away his wicket on the very last ball of the Pakistani innings after completing 200-run partnership with Haris Sohail.Shoaib Malik has completed a brilliant century in just 70 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes.Sports Pakistan win first ODI against Zimbabwe. Pakistan are now 361 over 2 after 48.2 overs.
Pakistan cross 350 in 48th over.Malik crosses 50-run mark.200 up for Pakistan with huge six from Malik.Hafeez has been gone.Pakistan win toss bat first.
Pakistan Azhar Ali (capt) Mohammad Hafeez Hammad Azam Asad Shafiq Haris Sohail Shoaib Malik Sarfraz Ahmed Yasir Shah Wahab Riaz Mohammad Sami Anwar Ali
Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (capt) Sikandar Raza Craig Ervine Hamilton Masakadza, Christopher Mpofu Richmond Mutumbami Tinashe Panyangara Vusi Sibanda Prosper Utseya Brian Vitori Sean Williams.