1st ODI: Pak set 245 runs target for Zimbabwe. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat against Zimbabwe at Harare in today first one day international match. from Pakistan side Hafeez and Captain Misbaha play out class with 70, 83 runs in this match and make total 244/7 runs in 50 over. Boom Boom Afridi fail to show class as he leave crease on 11 runs on 15 balls. Zimbabwe picked up two wickets inside the first 25 overs but must figure could be more, had been supported by the best bowlers of sight. Pakistan openers and fired at least once each, but for the Relief of Zimbabwe, their tormentor of T20S, Ahmed Shehzad, failed to take advantage of those opportunities and departed for 24. Were allowed three batsmen off once at least, as scratching Pakistan on to 105, but with the appointment of the base to more than 250, and one that Brendan Taylor believes that competitive enough for this pitch.
With the start of play after half an hour of the scheduled start time for ODIs India that preceded this tour, and it was expected to favor batsmen more conditions. Instead, seamers dictated terms, beating the bat on several occasions, especially against Nasser Djamchid. After that he went six innings without a fifty – including the T20S – Jamshid was under pressure to score and his roles have ended in 5 Vusi Sibanda held an incubator in the second slip. Jamshid paid in a single fishing expressed Sibanda moved to his right and missed probably the easiest of the three drops.
Zimbabwe know they should buck the trend in recent times and get all the three departments of the game to shoot if they are going to challenge in Pakistan in the series three games to one day, which starts on Tuesday.5-0 has been bleached by India in recent series, and Brendan Taylor’s side showed signs of improvement during the two Twenty20 matches against Pakistan last week, but lost comfortably because of their inability to play the perfect game.
While Zimbabwe’s batsmen successfully moved from the horror show against India, Pakistan’s goals proved beyond them because of some lackluster bowling and fielding – and also starred Ahmed Shehzad, who scored 168 runs in the two games.
With Pakistan, promising to send a full-strength side, and the hosts know they will need to get everything right if they want to win a game.He said, “Realistically we need to all three departments to function properly,” Zimbabwe assistant coach Steve Mangongo on Monday.”That was the biggest weakness – either batting and bowling well and comes opposite short, or vice versa.”
Hamilton Masakadza was restored to the top of the order along with Vusi Sibanda for Twenty20s two, and this step has brought a reward for it and put on a 50 partnership in every game.Mangongo confirmed that the pair will continue to open the batting in one-day internationals.
“Since India series, has got back in form during the T20S and if they can maintain this and then we can get a competitive score,” he said.Despite the fact that Pakistan would be a strong candidate for another series sweep, said Captain Misbah-ul-right they will not be taking Zimbabwe lightly.
In response to a question whether tourists series may be used to experiment with different combinations, Waxed said: “I do not think so. Any side in the house can be dangerous.”We would like to give a few more opportunities for young people, but still would like to go with the main force and try to win, as it is important for us to win this.”
After being rested for Twenty20 matches, is expected Khayyat left arm Junaid Khan to come to the side on Tuesday, while batsman Asad Shafiq and left-arm spinner Abdul Rahman will also be at odds