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Pakistan wins toss, elects to bat against Zimbabwe

Pakistan wins toss, elects to bat against Zimbabwe in 1st 1-day international

Pakistan wins toss, elects to bat against Zimbabwe

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and elected to bat in the first one-day international against Zimbabwe on Tuesday.

Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe 2-0 in the Twenty20 series which marked the return of international cricket in Pakistan after six years since attack on the Sri Lanka team in 2009.

All-rounder Shoaib Malik and fast bowler Mohammad Sami revived their ODI careers but Pakistan surprisingly left out opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad.

Another all-rounder, Hammad Azam, also made a comeback since last playing in the Asia Cup final in Bangladesh in 2012.

Craig Ervine is back form the flu after missing both T20s as Zimbabwe included three fast bowlers, Tinashe Panyangara, Brian Vitori and Christopher Mpofu.

Pakistan has lost only three times in the 48 ODIs against Zimbabwe.

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Lineups:

Pakistan: Azhar Ali (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Hammad Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Sami, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah.

Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (captain), Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Craig Ervine, Richmond Mutumbami, Prosper Utseya, Tinashe Panyangara, Brian Vitori, Christopher Mpofu.

Umpires: Aleem Dar, Pakistan, and Russell Tiffin, Zimbabwe.

TV umpire: Ahmed Shahab, Pakitan. Match referee: Azhar Khan, Pakistan.


Updated : 2021-09-21 05:06 GMT+08:00