Narrow win for Pak

Narrow win for Pak

Chasing a modest target of 247, Zimbabwe got off to a solid start thanks to a blistering knock by Vusi Sibanda (73), but despite Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor (84) anchoring the innings well, the hosts could not pull it off in the end, handing Pakistan a 1-0 series lead.

Earlier, Pakistan got to the respectable score of 247 for seven, thanks solid half-centuries from their old guard Younis Khan and captain Misbah-ul-Haq.  Younis top-scored with 78 while Misbah chipped in with 54.

 SCORE BOARD

PAKISTAN
Hafeez c Sibanda b Utseya    26
Farhat c Taibu b Mpofu    0
Younis (run out)    78
Misbah lbw Price    54
Malik c Taibu b Chigumbura    2
U Akmal c Utseya b Mpofu    36
A Akmal c Mpofu b Price    27
Tanvir (not out)    17
Ajmal (not out)    1
Extras (LB-1, W-5)    6
Total (for 7 wkts, 50 overs)    247
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-74, 3-126, 4-129, 5-189, 6-209, 7-245.
Bowling: Mpofu 9-1-54-2, Price 10-1-39-2, Utseya 10-0-52-1, Lamb 5-0-37-0, Chigumbura 10-0-31-1, Masakadza 6-0-33-0.
ZIMBABWE
Sibanda c & b Cheema    73
Chibhabha b Tanvir    1
Masakadza lbw Hafeez    15
Taylor c Tanvir b Cheema    84
Taibu c Younis b Cheema    26
Waller c Malik b Ajmal    10
Chigumbura (run out)    24
Lamb (not out)    1
Utseya (not out)    1
Extras (LB-1, W-5, NB-1)    7
Total (for 7 wkts, 50 overs)    242
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-53, 3-114, 4-174, 5-196, 6-233, 7-241.
Bowling: Tanvir 10-1-47-1, Junaid 7-0-51-0, Ajmal 10-0-48-1, Cheema 10-0-36-3, Hafeez 10-0-38-1, Malik 3-0-21-0.

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