Pakistan got a very good start in first ODI match of the series by beating Zimbabwe by a huge margin of 201 runs
Pakistan did not miss any opportunity to thresh host Zimbabwe. Pakistan got a very good start having partnership of 113 runs provided by openers before falling the wicket of Zakhar Zaman who made 60 runs in just 70 balls and gave a brilliant start to the team to make the most of it, Pakistan did what every one was expecting from them, after Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam came to bat who was rested for the Tri-Series earlier and he made his comeback and got 30 runs before giving his wicket but Imam ul Haq was playing sensibly and taking game towards 300 mark, Shoaib Malik could not impress this time but he also chipped up few runs in his innings but the new comer who made his debut today was very impressive who got 46 runs in just 25 balls and impress every one, it does not look that he was playing his first ODI but it was his first that he made the most of it and Imam ul Haq was player who got his second International hundred against Zimbabwe, his first came against Srilanka on his debut game. in the end Pakistan set a target of 309 runs for Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe was never in the match after conceded huge target so their opener gave a wicket after just making 2 runs who was became the victom of Usman Khan after that just three Zimbabwe players were able to make double digit scores for his team. First was Chibhabha who gave away his wicket to Usman Khan on 20 runs, Second was Muskanda who got just 21 runs before giving his wicket to Fahim Ashraf and the third one was Wicketkeeper Batsman Ryan Murray who got best score for the side 32 runs. Shadab Khan got 4 wicket for Pakistan.
man of the match= Imam ul Haq