Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 201 runs

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 201 runs

Shadab Khan scalped four wickets while Faheem Ashraf and Shinwari got two apiece while defending 308 for Pakistan.

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Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: Pakistan defeat on Zimbabwe in first match of the five-match ODI series. (Source: AP)

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: Pakistan bundle out Zimbabwe for 107 to the first ODI by 201 runs. Chasing a target of 309, Zimbabwe never looked in control as they lost wickets at regular intervals. For Pakistan, it was Shadab Khan who scalped four wickets while Faheem Ashraf and Shinwari got two apiece. Earlier, the visitors rode on Imam-ul-Haq’s second ODI ton to notch up a total of 208/7 in 50 overs. Apart from him Fakhar Zaman also scored a half-century. Pakistan now lead the series 1-0.

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Pakistan win

Pakistan bundle out Zimbabwe for 107 to the first ODI by 201 runs. Chasing a target of 309, Zimbabwe never looked in control as they lost wickets at regular intervals. For Pakistan, it was Shadab Khan who scalped four wickets


Mohammad Amir bowls a length delivery outside off-stump and Chatara is gone for 5 after he gives a sitter to Sarfraz Ahmed behind the stumps

Shadab picks his third

Zimbabwe lose 8th and Shadab Khan gets his third. Wellington Masakadza is gone for a duck after he failed to read the line properly and was beaten in the flight

Shadab strikes again

Shadab Khan has another wicket as he gets rid off debutant Liam Roche for a duck. Roche took the aerial route on a tossed a up delivery but didn't connect it and gave a catch to Faheem Ashraf at mid on


Tiripano has been cleaned up by Shadab Khan and Zimbabwe are 79/6. He tried  to guide the ball towards the third man region but played it on to his stumps

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan

Pakistan have shown a good all-round performance so far in this game. They first got runs on the board after riding on Imam-ul-Haq's hundred and now the bowlers have put them in front

Zimbabwe lose wickets

Zimbabwe continue to lose wickets as Peter Moor is gone for 2. Faheem Ashraf gets his second wicket as Moor edged a ball nipping away from him to give a catch to Babar Azam at first slip


Zimbabwe lose their third wicket as Musakanda departs for 21. Musakanda lost his patience and gave a straight forward catch to Shoaib Malik at mid on. Zimbabwe are in trouble now in this 209-run chase

Zimbabwe 44/2 after 10

Zimbabwe lost a couple of early wickets against Pakistan but they have now come back in the game with Chibhabha and Musakanda trying to hold the things together


Shinwari gets his second wicket as he sends Masakadza back in the hut. Zimbabwe are 11/2 in 309-run chase. Masakadza tried to flick a delivery directed towards the leg-side but it went in the air and Zaman completed a good forward-running catch


Pakistan get the early breakthrough as Brian Chari is sent back by Shinwari and Zimbabwe are 3/1. Chari pulled a back of the length delivery from Shinwari but found Fakhar Zaman at mid-wicket

Pakistan 308/7

Pakistan posted 308/7 against Zimbabwe in 50 overs. The visitors would have been a bit disappointed with the end result as they got a good start from Imam-Ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman. Imam went on to score his second ODI hundred while Zaman notched up a half-century. Thye lost wickets in quick succession at the end of the innings. Debutant Asif Ali did live upto the expectations as he scored 46 off 25 balls. 

Pakistan lose wickets quickly

Pakistan have lost wickets in quick succession in Bulawayo in the later stages of the innings. They first lost Imam-ul-Haq whose wicket was followed by Faheem Ashraf and Asif Ali and now it's Hasan Ali who is gone


Asif Ali misses out the milestone of scoring a half-century on debut. But this has been a superb knock as he departs for 46 off 25. Pakistan are 292/6


A brilliant catch from Chari in the deep to dismiss Faheem Ashraf. Ashraf connected the short delivery well but found the fielder in the deep to get out for a duck

Imam-ul-Haq departs

Imam-ul-haq takes the long walk back after trying to accelerate. He tried to take the aerial route against Muzarabani but didn't connect it well and is out. A good innings comes to end


Tiripano removes Shoaib Malik for 22 and Pakistan are now 235/3. Malik came down the track to slash an outside off-stump delivery through the covers but edged it to give a catch to the wicket-keeper


Imam-ul-Haq completes his ton with a boundary. Pakistan are now 198/2 after 37 overs.  This is his second ODI hundred and has done pretty well to reach the milestone.


Hamilton Masakadza has a wicket and he has removed a dangerous-looking Babar Azam for 30. Pakistan lose their second wicket after a steady start in Bulawayo


Pakistan continue to score runs in Bulawayo. Babar Azam dispatches a length delivery from Muzarabani for a boundary straight back past him. Pakistan would be looking to capitalise on the start they have got with Imam-ul-Haq settled at the crease


Maiden wicket for debutant Liam Roche. Lets out a big "come on" after grabbing on to a reflex catch. What a moment for the spinners and it has finally broken the partnership. Tossed up and teased Zaman into slashing at it, tries to thump it down the ground but gets close to the ball and doesn't get the required elevation on it. Hammers it straight to Roche who shows good reflexes to hold on. Zaman is dismissed for 60 runs

100-up for Pakistan

Imam-ul-Haq takes a double and it brings up 100 runs for Pakistan in the 22nd over. The ball didn't even leave the 30-yard circle and the batsmen come together for a double. Superb running between the wickets

Imam, Zaman bat on

Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman both batting strongly and giving nothing away to Zimbabwe. Imam on 44 from 68 and Zaman on 45 from 62 balls. Both content with keeping the wicket and building stand before a flourish later. After 20 overs, Pakistan are 91/0.

50-run stand

Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman bring up their 50 run stand in the 14th over. Imam taking a single to bring up the milestone


Imam-ul-Haq gets a thick outside edge on an angled delivery that was going past him from Muzarabani. Outswinger that straightened late on to get the outside edge and is dropped at second slip. Was a tricky chance with the ball dying ahead of the fielder 

Oof! Run out chance

With runs drying down, chance for Zimbabwe to make the most of pressure but the run out fails to come off. A yes-no between Zaman and Imam after tge former had punched it through covers. Zaman took off for a single but stopped mid-way to create confusion. In the end, no harm done. The throw isn't on top of the stumps or a direct hit and Pakistan pick up their first run in 13 balls


Fakhar Zaman with a glorious punching drive for a four. Muzarabani offers width and the poor delivery has been dispatched with some disdain. No stopping that

Imam, Fakhar open

Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman open for Pakistan and Zimbabwe have made an impressive start of their own. Tendai Chatara on one end and Blessing Muzarabani on the other . First boundary of the day comes off Imam's bat just after surviving a loud lbw appeal. Just outside off, had the room on offer and latched on to it with a glorious cover drive for a four


Two debutants for Zimbabwe - Liam Nicholas Roche and Ryan Murray. Get the cap from a selector and Hamilton Masakadza. While one debutant for Pakistan as Asif Ali has been handed his maiden ODI cap


Playing XI:

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan

Zimbabwe: Chamu Chibhabha, Brian Chari, Hamilton Masakadza(c), Tarisai Musakanda, Peter Moor, Ryan Murray(w), Donald Tiripano, Liam Nicholas Roche, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani


Zimbabwe have won the tos and they're fielding first in Bulawayo

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Live

Hello and Good Afternoon! Welcome to our live coverage of Pakistan's tour of Zimbabwe. Having won the T20 tri-series, the cricket in Zimbabwe shifts to ODIs where both sides are familiar and equally unpredictable. For Zimbabwe, the issues persist in poor form, many key players missing from the squad due to issues with the board and to make things worse, Solomon Mire is out of the series with an injury. On paper, there is a massive gap between the two teams

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe highlights


Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza (c), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Ryan Murray, Peter Moor (wk), Tarisai Musakanda, Blessing Muzarabani, Liam Nicholas Roche, Malcolm Waller, Brian Chari, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Donald Tiripano.

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail.