Pakistan lose openers after electing to bat against Zimbabwe


BRISBANE: Pakistani openers Ahmed Shehzad and Nasir Jamshed were back in the pavilion early after captain Misbah-ul-Haq chose to bat in their World Cup match against Zimbabwe here at Brisbane on Sunday, ARY Sports reports.

Jamshed was the first to be dismissed as he was caught by Sikandar Raza after trying to play a pull shot against Zimbabwe pacer Tendai Chatara.

Chatara then dismissed Ahmed Shehzad after he was caught behind by wicket keeper Brendan Taylor on a duck.

Pakistan are currently batting 17/2 in 10.4 overs with Haris Sohail and Misbah-ul-Haq at the crease.

The green shirts have made a single change to their playing XI as out of form Younis Khan has been replaced by pacer Rahat Ali.

Zimbabwe, on the other hand,  have made three changes to their side as Chamu Chibhabha, Solomon Mire and Tawanda Mupariwa will replace Regis Chakabva, Tafadzwa Kamungozi and Stuart Matsikenyeri.