Just In! A stunning Fife-For from Shaheen Shah Afridi have saved the day for Pakistani Cricket Team. Pakistan won the first One Day match against Zimabwe by 26 runs. This counts as, the first ODI victory for the Pakistani Skipper Babar Azam as well.
The first ODI match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe was played today at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium,Rawalpindi. Pakistani Captain Babar Azam opted to bat first after winning the toss. Pakistan set a handsome total of 281 for 8 in 50 overs while batting first against the visiting team.
Opener Imamul Haq scored a brilliant 58 runs for 75 balls with the help of six boundaries. Unfortunately, he badly got run out, soon after he completed his fifty. Middle Order batsman Harris Sohail remained the top scorer for Pakistan by hitting 71 runs. Apart from it, a short but quick 34 runs from Imad Wasim in death overs also helped Pakistan to reach a good total.
Zimbabwe Needed 282 in 50 overs to chased down and win this match. However, Zimbabwean openers begun their innings in a shocking style. Zimbabwe lost their first two wickets at just 28 runs of total. But, then a marvelous partnership between wicket Keeper Brendan Taylor and Wesley Madhevere helped Zimbabwe build a stronger and stable innings.
Taylor hit a stunning ton of 112 with the helps of 11 boundaries and three fly kissing sixes. Whereas, Madhevere scored a wonderful innings of 55 runs. But, soon after their departure Zimbabwe begun to loose the track. In the end, Zimbabwe were bowled out at 255 for 10 in 49.4th over. As a result, Pakistan won this match by 26 runs.
Now, Pakistan lead the three match One Day series against Zimbabwe by 1-0.
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