Zimbabwe fought well but lost 1st one day match in 3 match series against Pakistan played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. It was a high scoring match where Pakistan won the toss and elected bat first, scored huge 375 runs with loss of 3 wickets in 50 overs and in reply Zimbabwe’s score was more unexpected, they scored 341 runs and lost the match by just 41 runs.
Pakistan to four batsmen made 75+ runs. Openers Mohammad Hafeez and captain Azhar Ali made a stand of 170 runs in 26 overs before Azhar got out in 79 runs, Hafeez also followed him just after 4 runs, he made 86 runs with 8 fours and 4 sixes.
After that Shoaib Malik and Haris Sohail continued with much aggressive way. They built up 201 runs of partnership in just 23 overs. Haris Sohail was not out in 89 runs from 66 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes on the other hand Shoaib Malik made 112 runs in 76 balls with 12 fours and 2 sixes but he got out in the last of the innings. Only Zimbabwe bowler who bowled little better in his team was Prosper Utseya who took two wickets …read more
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