RAWALPINDI – Pakistan on Friday beaten Zimbabwe by 26 runs in the series-first one-day international played at Pindi Cricket Stadium.
The Zimbabwe team scored 255 runs while chasing the target of 282 runs set by Green Shirts.
Before, captain Babar Azam had won the toss and elected to bat.
As Pakistan started batting, Abid Ali was the first man to be gone back to the pavilion in the middle of the tenth over after scoring 21 runs. Later on, Babar Azam and Imamul Haq were dismissed who scored 19 and 58 runs, respectively.
After that, Haris Sohail remained the top scorer from the Pakistan side by scoring 71 runs off 82 balls whereas Fahim Ashraf made 23 scores.
Zimbabwe’s Blessing Muzarabani took two wickets while Carl Mumba claimed one wicket.
While achieving the target set by Green Shirts, Zimbabwe’s opener Brain Chair was gone to pavilion at 2 runs only whereas Chibhabha made 13 runs before he was bowled out by Shaheen Shah Afridi.
From the Zimbabwean side, Brendan Taylor remained top score in the innings with 112 runs. His batting helped Zimbabwe but as he went out the team could not achieve the target and scored 255 runs.