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Pakistan host Zimbabwe in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on Friday as the limited-overs series kick-starts between the two sides. Since the restart, Pakistan have toured England and have hosted the recently concluded National T20 Cup with players raring to go on their home soil against Zimbabwe. Whereas the visitors haven't played any sort of international cricket since the lockdown and may fall short of match practice despite having some warm-up games in the build-up to the series. Besides one of the flattest tracks in the world, small boundaries and winter dew will come into play, hence, expect plenty of runs in Rawalpindi. Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI Playing XIs: Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Sikandar Raza, Brian Chari, Chamu Chibhabha(c), Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor(w), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Carl Mumba, Tendai Chisoro, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava Pakistan (Playing XI): Abid Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf Where will the 1ST ODI match between Pakistan vs Zimbabwe take place?
The 1ST ODI match between Pakistan vs Zimbabwe will take place at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. What time will the 1ST ODI match between Pakistan vs Zimbabwe begin? The 1ST ODI match between Pakistan vs Zimbabwe begins at 12:30 PM IST on Friday (October 30). How to watch live 1ST ODI match between Pakistan vs Zimbabwe? The 1st ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will not be telecasted live in India.
How to watch 1ST ODI match between Pakistan vs Zimbabwe match online? The online live streaming of the 1ST ODI match between Pakistan vs Zimbabwe will be available Pakistan Cricket's official YouTube channel. Haris Sohail (AP photo) RAWALPINDI: Left-handers Haris Sohail and Imam-ul-Haq hit half centuries against some tight Zimbabwe bowling to help Pakistan post 281-8 during Friday's first one-day international in Rawalpindi. Sohail scored an attractive 71 from 82 balls while Imam made 58 after Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat on a slow pitch. Once opener Abid Ali departed for 21, Pakistan had high hopes with new captain Babar Azam, regarded as one of world's best batsmen in limited overs cricket. But his debut as ODI skipper ended early after a clumsy looking shot off pacer Blessing Muzarabani for 19. Imam and Sohail took Pakistan past 100 and looked set for a big partnership until disaster struck, with both batsmen out at the same end while taking a sharp single. Imam's knock had six hits to the boundary. Sohail, who hit two sixes and six boundaries, pulled his leg muscle and needed treatment on the ground. Imad Wasim and Faheem Ashraf added a quickfire 42 in their late partnership and Pakistan made 48 in the last five overs. Zimbabwe's spinners controlled the pace, with left-arm slow bowler Tendai Chisoro taking 2-31. The series is part of the 13-team Super League which determines qualifiers for the next World Cup in 2023.