Zimbabwe beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in 1st ODI on 27 Aug 2013.Pak make 245/7 runs target who chased by Zim on 246/3 so Zimbabwe take lead in series by 1-0.Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets on Tuesday also launched Sean Williams in six over long-on to secure the first international victory for one day of the lowly ranked African team in the bilateral series against Pakistan in 15 years.
Williams capped a solid all-around performance by Zimbabwe, Pakistan which is limited to less than usual 244-7 at the Harare Sports Club and then hits the confidence and composure with up to 246-3 and beat the opposition for the first time since 1998.Hamilton and his feet Masakadza 85 opener Vusi Sibanda 54 to anchor the chase, and was Captain Brendan Taylor 43 not out along with Williams (39 not out) to guide their team home with 10 balls to spare.
“To overcome the quality team that they have, but it shows we are doing the right thing.”
Zimbabwe beat not only the poor form where it has won only three matches ODI since late 2011 before Tuesday, but also problems off the pitch task only have to avoid just strike the players before the tour after she complained of exposure to the underpaid and ill-treatment in a country struggling. The Zimbabwe cricket battled for years.
But having lost the Twenty20 series against Pakistan comfortably, the home team respond to take the lead in the series three games to one day. Zimbabwe has not won an ODI series headed a team other tests from Bangladesh since 2001, when they beat New Zealand. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-right of 83 not out and Mohammad Hafeez 70 was earlier in vain for tourists, as spinner Saeed was the most beautiful of 2-44 with the ball.
“We have played better but I think Zimbabwe is still worth it,” said Misbah.
Zimbabwe has lost in the last three ODI series against Pakistan 3-0, 5-0 and 5-0 before the seamers Tendai Chatara and Brian Vitori two wickets each to restrict Pakistan and give the hosts a chance of victory on a good batting sector.Given Hafeez lamp had some momentum tourists are in the 99-term partnership for the third wicket but Pakistan Zimbabwe largely kept in check. Lamp of 83 not out from 85 deliveries came up with three or four and two sixes on his return to lead the team after the withdrawal of the T20 series. Hafeez hit 70 from 71 balls with six four and three sixes.Otherwise, there was little else of Pakistan’s batsmen also struggled to score openers, middle and removed the system less cheaply.
Made Masakadza 85 with nine four and six and shared 107-run opening partnership Sibanda to September the podium, and failed only Timycen Maruma of the top five in Zimbabwe.Williams pointed out that it would work for Zimbabwe when you’re down double-edged the delivery on the leg in the trunk more than 45, but the ball skipped away to the border and stayed on bails. The left-hander clubbed the winning runs off Mohammad Irfan, ripped off his helmet, punched the air and celebrated with his captain.
Taylor said, “I could not be happier.”
Zimbabwe lead the three-match series 1-0.