Pakistan beats Zimbabwe by 41 runs
LAHORE: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 41 runs in the first oneday international in Lahore on Tuesday, taking a 10 lead in the threematch series.
Elton Chigumbura made 117 in his team’s 3345 in 50 overs.
Earlier, Pakistan rode on a brilliant hundred by Shoaib Malik to post their highest 3753 run total against Zimbabwe.
Malik capped his oneday return after two years with a fiery 76ball 112 with 12 fours and two sixes after openers Mohammad Hafeez (86) and Azhar Ali (79) put on 170 for the first wicket.
Haris Sohail made 89 after Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
For Zimbabwe Prosper Utseya took 263.
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali (captain), Harris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Asad Shafiq, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Hammad Azam, Anwar Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Sami and Yasir Shah.
Zimbabwe XI: Elton Chigumbura, Craig Ervine, Hamilton Masakadza, Chris Mpofu, Richmond Mutumbami, Tinashe Panyanagra, Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori and Sean Williams.
Pakistan win by 41 runs.
Zimbabwe Inning
Over 50
Anwar Ali concedes 12 runs.
Ball by Ball Stats: 4 • 1 4 1 2
Over 49
Wahab Riaz concedes 7 runs.
Zimbabwe 322/5 (54 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.57, RRR: 54.00)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 4 • 1 • 1wd
Over 48
6 runs of the over bowled by Anwar Ali.
Zimbabwe 315/5 (61 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.56, RRR: 30.50)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 1 • 1 2 1
Over 47
Wahab Riaz concedes 6 runs.
R Mutumbami 11 (11b 2×4 0x6)
P Utseya 7 (8b 1×4 0x6)
Ball by Ball Stats: • 1 • 4 • 1wd •
Over 46
Zimbabwe scored 9 runs off Sami‘s over.
Zimbabwe 303/5 (73 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.58, RRR: 18.25)
Ball by Ball Stats: • 4 • 1 4 •
Over 45
Wahab Riaz bowled a superb over giving away only 2 runs and takes a wicket.
Zimbabwe 294/5 (82 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.53, RRR: 16.40)
Wicket
 E Chigumbura b Wahab Riaz 117 (95b 10×4 4×6) SR: 123.15
Over 44
Chigumbura hits six off Sami to reach his century. 22 runs conceded in the over
Zimbabwe 292/4 (84 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.63, RRR: 14.00)
Ball by Ball Stats: 6 • • 6 4 6
Over 43
Wahab Riaz strikes…. 7 runs in the over.
Zimbabwe 270/4 (106 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.27, RRR: 15.14)
R Mutumbami 2 (2b 0x4 0x6)
E Chigumbura 95 (88b 9×4 1×6)
Wicket
 SC Williams c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 36 (28b 5×4 0x6) SR: 128.57
Over 42
Anwar Ali concedes 12 in the over.
Zimbabwe 263/3 (113 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.26, RRR: 14.12)
E Chigumbura 91 (85b 8×4 1×6)
SC Williams 36 (27b 5×4 0x6)
Ball by Ball Stats: 4 1wd 1 • 1 1 4
Over 41
Shoaib Malik remains expensive conceding 11 runs.
Zimbabwe 251/3 (125 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.12, RRR: 13.88)
E Chigumbura 86 (82b 7×4 1×6)
SC Williams 30 (24b 4×4 0x6)
Ball by Ball Stats: 4 • 1 • • 6
Over 40
7 runs scored in the over bowled by Anwar Ali.
Zimbabwe 240/3 (136 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 13.60)
Ball by Ball Stats: 2 1 2 1 • 1
Over 39
Wahab Riaz bowled the over conceding 11 runs.
Zimbabwe 233/3 (143 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.97, RRR: 13.00)
E Chigumbura 77 (77b 7×4 0x6)
SC Williams 21 (17b 3×4 0x6)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 2 4 • • 4
Over 38
11 runs scored in the over bowled by Anwar Ali.
Zimbabwe 222/3 (154 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.84, RRR: 12.83)
SC Williams 20 (16b 3×4 0x6)
E Chigumbura 67 (72b 5×4 0x6
Ball by Ball Stats: 4 1 1 • 4 1
Over 37
Good over by Wahab Riaz, a dropped catch of Chigumbura by Hammad Azam. 4 runs scored.
4 runs) Zimbabwe 211/3 (165 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.70, RRR: 12.69)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 1 • 1 1 •
Over 36
Hafeez concedes 7 runs.
Zimbabwe 207/3 (169 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 12.07)
SC Williams 8 (9b 1×4 0x6)
E Chigumbura 64 (67b 5×4 0x6)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 1 • 1 • 4
Over 35
Shoaib Malik bowled the over 8 runs scored.
Zimbabwe 200/3 (176 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.71, RRR: 11.73)
E Chigumbura 62 (64b 5×4 0x6)
SC Williams 3 (6b 0x4 0x6)
Over 34
Hafeez bowled an economical over conceding 2 runs only.
Zimbabwe 192/3 (184 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.64, RRR: 11.50)
Ball by Baal Stats: 1 • • • 1 •
Over 33
Shoaib Malik strikes… 10 runs conceded.
Zimbabwe 190/3 (186 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 10.94)
E Chigumbura 55 (58b 4×4 0x6)
SC Williams 0 (0b 0x4 0x6),
Wicket
 H Masakadza c Hammad Azam b Shoaib Malik 73 (73b 4×4 2×6) SR: 100.00
Over 32
Hafeez concedes 9 off the over.
Zimbabwe 180/2 (196 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.62, RRR: 10.88)
E Chigumbura 51 (55b 4×4 0x6)
H Masakadza 67 (70b 4×4 1×6)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 6 1 • • 1
Over 31
Shoib Malik concedes 4 runs.
Zimbabwe 171/2 (205 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.51, RRR: 10.78)
Over 30
Another tight over from Hafeez. Only 3 scored.
Zimbabwe 167/2 (209 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.56, RRR: 10.45)
Over 29
Mohammad Sami brought back to attack. He concedes 14 runs off the over.
Zimbabwe 164/2 (212 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.65, RRR: 10.09)
H Masakadza56 (61b 4×4)
E Chigumbura46 (46b 4×4)
Over 28
Zimbabwe scored 8 runs off Hafeez’s over.
Zimbabwe 150/2 (226 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.35, RRR: 10.27)
H Masakadza 55 (59b 4×4)
E Chigumbura 33 (42b 1×4)
Over 27
Only 3 runs scored. Yasir Shah was the bowler.
Zimbabwe 142/2 (234 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 10.17)
Over 26
Mohammad Hafeez an excelent over conceding 2 runs only.
Zimbabwe 139/2 (237 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.34, RRR: 9.87)
Over 25
Yasir Shah bowled a tight over as only 4 runs scored.
Zimbabwe 137/2 (239 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.48, RRR: 9.56)
Over 24
7 runs scored in the over bowled by Mohammad Hafeez.
Zimbabwe 133/2 (243 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.54, RRR: 9.34)
Over 23
Yasir Shah concedes 6 runs.
Zimbabwe 126/2 (250 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.47, RRR: 9.25)
E Chigumbura 24 (27b 1×4)
H Masakadza 41 (44b 3×4)
Over 22
Zimbabwe scores 6 off Hafeez‘s over.
Zimbabwe 120/2 (256 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.45, RRR: 9.14)
Over 21
Yasir Shah concedes 6 runs.
Zimbabwe 114/2 (262 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.42, RRR: 9.03)
H Masakadza 35 (37b 3×4)
E Chigumbura 18 (22b 1×4)
Over 20
Hammad Azam concedes 10 runs.
Zimbabwe 108/2 (268 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.40, RRR: 8.93)
Over 19
Yasir Shah gives away 11 as Masakadza, Chigumbura hit one four each.
Zimbabwe 98/2 (278 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.15, RRR: 8.96)
Over 18
Zimbabwe scored 4 runs off Hammad Azam‘s over.
Zimbabwe 87/2 (289 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.83, RRR: 9.03)
Over 17
Yasir Shah concedes 5 runs.
Zimbabwe 83/2 (293 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.88, RRR: 8.87)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 1 • 1 1 1
Over 16
Zimbabwe scored 4 off Hammad Azam‘s over.
Zimbabwe 78/2 (298 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.87, RRR: 8.76)
H Masakadza 14 (22b 1×4 0x6)
E Chigumbura 3 (7b 0x4 0x6)
Ball by Ball Stats: • • 1 • 2 1
Over 15
Wahab Riaz concedes 2 runs only.
Zimbabwe 74/2 (302 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.93, RRR: 8.62)
Ball by Ball Stats: • • • 1 • 1
Over 14
Hammad Azam concedes 7 runs.
Zimbabwe 72/2 (304 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.14, RRR: 8.44)
Ball by Ball Stats: • 1 • 1 4 1
Over 13
Wahab Riaz takes a wicket giving away 3 runs.
Zimbabwe 62/1 (311 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 8.40)
Ball by Ball Stats: • 1 • 1 4 1
Wicket
 V Sibanda c & b Wahab Riaz 23 (36b 3×4 0x6) SR: 63.88
Over 12
Hammad Azam bowls a terrific over, concedes only 4 runs.
Zimbabwe 62/1 (314 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.16, RRR: 8.26)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 1wd • • • • 2
Over 11
Wahab Riaz gives away only 2 runs.
Zimbabwe 58/1 (318 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.27, RRR: 8.15)
H Masakadza 1 (6b 0x4 0x6)
V Sibanda 21 (29b 3×4 0x6)
Ball by Ball Stats: • 1 • • •
Over 10
Anwar Ali took the wicket conceding 6 runs in the over.
Zimbabwe 56/1 (320 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.60, RRR: 8.00)
Wicket
 Sikandar Raza c Mohammad Hafeez b Anwar Ali 36 (31b 4×4 1×6) SR: 116.12
Ball by Ball Stats: 2 • 4 W • •
Over 9
First bowling change Wahab Riaz comes in to bowl. He conceded 4 runs.
Zimbabwe 50/0 (326 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.55, RRR: 7.95)
Ball by Ball Stats: • 1 1 • 1 1
Over 8
Sikandar Raza hits two consecutive fours to Anwar Ali, who concedes 10 runs in the over.
Zimbabwe 46/0 (330 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 7.85)
V Sibanda 18 (23b 3×4 0x6)
Sikandar Raza 28 (25b 3×4 1×6)
Ball by Ball Stats: • • 4 4 1 1
Over 7
Zimbabwean batsmen Sikandar Raza hit a six over midwicket to Mohammad Sami.
Zimbabwe 36/0 (340 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 5.14, RRR: 7.90)
Sikandar Raza 19 (20b 1×4 1×6)
V Sibanda 17 (22b 3×4 0x6)
Ball by Ball Stats: • • 1 • 6 1
Over 6
A brilliant over by Anwar Ali, only 1 run comes of the over.
Zimbabwe 28/0 (348 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 7.90)
Ball by Ball Stats: • • • • • 1
Over 5
Zimbabwe managed to charge Mohammad Sami as well and scored 8 in the over.
Zimbabwe 27/0 (349 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 5.40, RRR: 7.75)
Ball by Ball Stats: 4 • 1 1 1 1
V Sibanda 15 (13b 3×4 0x6)
Sikandar Raza 12 (17b 1×4 0x6)
Over 4
Anwar Ali gives away 5 run.
Zimbabwe 19/0 (357 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 7.76)
Ball by Ball Stats: 2 • • 2 • 1
Over 3
Another wonderful over by Mohammad Sami.
Zimabawe managed o score 1 run only. Zimbabwe 14/0 (362 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 7.70)
Over 2
Anwar Ali bowled an expensive over conceding 12 runs.
Zimbabwe 13/0 (363 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 7.56)
Over 1
Mohammad Sami bowled first over conceding only 1 run.
Zimbabwe 1/0 (375 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 7.65)
Pakistan Inning
Over 50
Panyangara took Shoaib Malik‘s wicket at last ball of the inning. He concedes 5 runs. Pakistan 375/3 (RR: 7.50)
Wicket
 Shoaib Malik c Masakadza b Panyangara 112 (76b 12×4 2×6) SR: 147.36
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 1 1 1 1 W
Over 49
Mpofu gives away 14 runs. Pakistan 370/2 (RR: 7.55)
Shoaib Malik 110 (73b 12×4 2×6)
Haris Sohail 86 (63b 6×4 2×6)
Over 48
Vitori concedes 11 runs. Pakistan 356/2 (RR: 7.41)
Shoaib Malik 97 (68b 10×4 2×6)
Haris Sohail 85 (62b 6×4 2×6)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 2 1 2 4 1
Over 47
Mpofu concedes 6 runs. Pakistan 345/2 (RR: 7.34)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 • 1 2 1 1
Over 46
Haris Sohail looks solid, as he blasted Vitori‘s over for 14 runs. Pakistan 339/2 (RR: 7.36)
Haris Sohail 78 (57b 6×4 2×6)
Shoaib Malik 87 (61b 9×4 2×6)
Ball by Ball Stats: • 1 6 4 2 1lb
Over 45
Haris Sohail punished Tinashe Panyangara scoring 16 runs of the over.
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 1 • 4 6 4
Over 44
Mpofu concedes 8 runs. Pakistan 309/2 (RR: 7.02)
Haris Sohail 51 (48b 3×4 0x6)
Shoaib Malik 85 (58b 9×4 2×6)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 1 1 2 2 1
Over 43
Another good over for Pakistan. Vitori remains expensive giving away 14 runs. Pakistan 301/2 (RR: 7.00)
Shoaib Malik 83 (56b 9×4 2×6)
Haris Sohail 45 (44b 3×4 0x6)
Over 42
Bowled by Sean Williams, 9 runs scored. Pakistan 287/2 (RR: 6.83)
Over 41
Tinashe Panyangara was the bowler, who concedes 15 runs. Pakistan 278/2 (RR: 6.78)
Haris Sohail 41 (40b 3×4 0x6)
Shoaib Malik 64 (48b 7×4 1×6)
Ball by ball Stats: 4 4 1 • 3nb 2 1
Over 40
Pakistan scored 8 runs off Brian Vitori‘s over. Pakistan 263/2 (RR: 6.57)
Ball by ball Stats: • 2 4 • 1 1
Over 39
Tinashe Panyangara concedes 10 runs. Shoaib Malik brings up his fifty. Pakistan 255/2 (RR: 6.53)
Shoaib Malik 54 (44b 5×4 1×6)
Haris Sohail 29 (31b 2×4 0x6)
Ball by ball Stats: • 1 • 1 4 4
Over 38
Chris Mpofu concedes 6 runs. Pakistan 245/2 (RR: 6.44)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 • 2 1 1 1
Over 37
Pakistan scored 12 off Tinashe Panyangara‘s over. Pakistan 239/2 (RR: 6.45)
Shoaib Malik 41 (36b 3×4 1×6)
Haris Sohail 26 (27b 2×4 0x6)
Ball by ball Stats: 4 4 1 1 2 •
Over 36
Chris Mpofu bowled the over giving away 5 runs. Pakistan 227/2 (RR: 6.30)
Ball by ball Stats: • 1 1 1 1 1
Over 35
7 runs scored in the over bowled by Sikandar Raza. Pakistan 222/2 (RR: 6.34)
Haris Sohail 23 (24b 2×4 0x6)
Shoaib Malik 27 (27b 1×4 1×6)
Ball by ball Stats: 4 1 • 1 1 •
Over 34
Prosper Utseya gives away 10 runs. Pakistan 215/2 (RR: 6.32)
Shoaib Malik 21 (24b 0x4 1×6)
Haris Sohail 22 (21b 2×4 0x6)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 1 • 4 1 3
Over 33
Sikandar Raza gives away 11 runs. Pakistan 205/2 (RR: 6.06)
Ball by ball Stats: 2 1 • 6 1 1
Over 32
Prosper Utseya conceded 6 runs. Pakistan 194/2 (RR: 6.06)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 • • 1 1 •
Over 31
Sikandar Raza bowled an economical over only 3 runs conceded. Pakistan 188/2 (RR: 6.06)
Haris Sohail 7 (12b 0x4 0x6)
Shoaib Malik 9 (15b 0x4 0x6)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 • • 1 1 •
Over 30
Prosper Utseya conceded 4 runs only. Pakistan 185/2 (RR: 6.16)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 • • 1 1 1
Over 29
Chris Mpofu bowled the over giving away 3 runs only. Pakistan 181/2 (RR: 6.24)
Ball by ball Stats: 1wd • 1 1 1 • •
Over 28
Prosper Utseya takes a wicket and conceded 3 runs. Pakistan 177/2 (RR: 6.32)
Wicket
 Mohammad Hafeez b Utseya 86 (83b 8×4 4×6) SR: 103.61
Ball by ball Stats: W • 1 • 1 1
Over 27
Chris Mpofu conceded 4 runs. Pakistan 174/1 (RR: 6.44)
Ball by ball Stats: • • 3 • 1 •
Over 26
Zimbabwe gets the breakthrough as Azhar Ali departs. 10 runs were scored in the over bowled by Tinashe Panyangara. Pakistan 170/1 (RR: 6.53)
Wicket
 Azhar Ali c Panyangara b Utseya 79 (76b 9×4 2×6) SR: 103.94
Ball by ball Stats: 4 • 1 4 1 W
Over 25
Hafeez hits two consecutive in the over bowled by Sikandar Raza. 13 runs were scored in the over. Pakistan 160/0 (RR: 6.40)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 6 6 • • •
Over 24
Pakistan scored only 3 runs off Prosper Utseya’s over. Pakistan 147/0 (RR: 6.12)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 • • 1 1 •
Over 23
Sikandar Raza bowled the over conceding 9 runs. Pakistan 144/0 (RR: 6.26)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 1 6 • 1 •
Over 22
Prosper Utseya bowled the over conceding 12 runs. Pakistan 135/0 (RR: 6.13)
Ball by ball Stats: 4 4 1 1 1 1
Over 21
Seam Williams bowled the over conceding 9 runs. Hafeez reaches fifty hitting two consecutive fours. Pakistan 123/0 (RR: 5.85)
Mohammad Hafeez 56 (63b 5×4 2×6)
Azhar Ali 61 (63b 8×4 1×6)
Ball by ball Stats: 2 1 1 4 • 1
Over 20
Prosper Utseya conceded 11 runs. Pakistan 114/0 (RR: 5.70)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 6 1 1 1 1
Over 19
7 runs were scored in the over bowled by Brian Vitori. Pakistan 103/0 (RR: 5.42)
Azhar Ali 52 (59b 8×4 0x6)
Mohammad Hafeez 45 (55b 4×4 2×6)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 • • • • 1
Over 18
Prosper Utseya bowled an economical over as only 2 runs were scored. Pakistan 96/0 (RR: 5.33)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 • • • • 1
Over 17
Brian Vitori conceded 5 runs. Azhar Ali completed his half century. Pakistan 94/0 (RR: 5.52)
Ball by ball Stats: • 4 • • • 1
Over 16
Prosper Utseya gives away 6 runs. Pakistan 89/0 (RR: 5.56)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 • • 4b • 1
Over 15
Pakistan scored 13 runs off the Seam Williams’ over with Hafeez hitting a four and six. Pakistan 83/0 (RR: 5.53)
Ball by Ball Stats: 6 1 1 • 4 1
Mohammad Hafeez 37 (46b 3×4 2×6)
Azhar Ali 44 (44b 7×4 0x6)
Over 14
Chris Mpofu conceded 10 runs. Pakistan 70/0 (RR: 5.00)
Ball by ball Stats: 1 1wd • • • 4 4
Over 13
Seam Williams bowled the over conceding 4 runs. Pakistan 60/0 (RR: 4.61)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 1 4 • 1 •
Over 12
Chris Mpofu bowled a good over conceding 2 runs only. Pakistan 56/0 (RR: 4.66)
Ball by ball Stats: • 1 • 1 • •
Over 11
First bowling change by Zimbabwe as Seam Williams bowled the over conceding 7 runs. Pakistan 54/0 (RR: 4.90)
Ball by Ball Stats: 1 1 4 • 1 •
Over 10
Chris Mpofu gives away 11 runs off the over. Azhar Ali hits two consecutive fours.
Ball by ball Stats: 1wd 4 4 • • • 1
Over 9
Tinashe Panyangara bowled an expensive over Mohammad Hafeez took the charge hitting a four and a six.
Pakistan: 36/0
Ball by Ball: 4 6 • • • •
Over 8
Pakistan scored 5 runs of the over bowled by Brian Vitori. Skipper Azhar Ali hit the boundary of the last ball.
Pakistan: 26/0
Ball by Ball: •• 1 • • 4
Over 7
Tinashe Panyangara bowled the over conceding 4 runs.
Pakistan 21/0
Ball by Ball: • • • 4 • •
Over 6
Azhar Ali scores the first boundary of the match by playing a drive towards the midoff region. Nine runs conceded off the Vitori’s over.
Pakistan: 17/0
Ballbyball: • 3 1 4 1 •
Over 5
Pakistan 8/0
Just one run off the over. Pakistan batting with less than two runs per over.
Ballbyball: 1 • • • • •
Over 4
Pakistan 7/0
Muhammad Hafeez plays Vitori a maiden over.
Ballbyball: • • • • • •
Over 3
Panyangara gives away only a single in his second over. Pakistani not in rush to score fast. Pakistan: 7/0
Ballbyball stats: 1 • • • • •
Over 2
Pakistan: 6/0
Ballbyball: • • 1 2 2 •
Over 1
Tinashe Panyangara concedes just one run in the first over. Mohammad Hafeez took the single. Pakistan 1/0
Ballbyball Stats: • • • 1 • •
Match Officials
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Russell Tiffin (ZIM)
TV umpire: Ahmed Shahab
Match referee: Azhar Khan (PAK)
Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat in the first one day international against Zimbabwe here at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.
This is the first OneDay International being played in Pakistan after a big gap of six years.
Azhar Ali said that he took the decision by looking at the pitch.
The green shirts have to clean sweep the series 30 if they are to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Champions Trophy 2017 alive.
Zimbabwe is the first major team to tour Pakistan since terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in March 2009 suspended all international cricket in the country.
Massive security continued to be deployed at the stadium and teams, with a sellout 27,000 crowd expected to watch the match.
The next two matches will be played on Friday and Sunday — also in Lahore.
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