RAWALPINDI: After the hosts sent Zimbabwe 255 goals in the 50th game, Pakistan defeated those visiting Zimbabwe by a 26-round advantage on Friday. Pakistan has set a goal of 282 runners for Zimbabwe to participate in the first one-day international competition (ODI) at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
Shaheen Shah Afridi played Pakistan in the second game and won five key goals, including Centurion Brendan Taylor. Wahab Riaz also hit the ground with four wickets in the opening game and cleared Zimbabwe at the end of the game.
Haris Sohail top-scored for Pakistan with 82-ball 71. Opener Imam-ul-Haq also registered a half-century (58 off 75). For Zimbabwe, Blessing Muzarabani and Tendai Chisoro took two wickets apiece.
Earlier, Pakistan won the opposition and decided to hit the ball first. Babar Azam is the captain of Pakistan’s ODI for the first time in a three-match series. This is Pakistan’s first match in the new World Cup Super League, which is the qualification process for the 50 World Cup in 2023.
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam (c), Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor (wk), Sean Williams, Chamu Chibhabha (c), Tendai Chisoro, Brian Chari, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Carl Mumba, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava