Pakistan break records in 1st ODI triumphMay 26, 2015
A record score for Pakistan was the key to their 1-0 series lead; the hosts beat Zimbabwe by 41 runs at the 1st ODI in Lahore. Pakistan were 375/3 from 50 overs, the highest one-day total ever recorded in the country. It’s also Pakistan’s first innings to feature two partnerships over 150; an opening stand of 170 between captain Azhar Ali 79 and Mohammad Hafeez 86, plus 201 for the third wicket between Shoaib Malik 112 and Haris Sohail 89 not out. Malik, the player of the match, made his century off 76 balls, the fastest in his career. Zimbabwe offspinner Prosper Utseya picked up 2/63 from 10 overs. Zimbabwe’s batting saw a 3rd wicket stand of 124 between captain Elton Chigumbura 117 and Hamilton Masakadza 73, but the visitors fell to 334/5 from 50 overs. Bowling for Pakistan, Wahab Riaz took 3/47 from 10 overs. Pakistan lead the series 1-0, and the second of three ODI’s takes place at the same venue.
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