Pakistan emerged victorious in the first International ODI match played in Pakistan after 6 years, having defeated Zimbabwe by 41 runs in a match which saw a run feast. Both the teams saw a player scoring a century. Shoaib Malik scored a century on his return to ODI cricket and Elton Chigumbura scored his first century in International cricket. The 2nd match of the ODI series will be played at Lahore, even the first one was played there itself.
The 2nd ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe can be watched online on Tensports.com. This is for Indian users only as the other websites will have privacy issues. One another method is to visit youtube and watch it there on Tensport’s youtube channel.
Live score and coverage
You can get the live scores and watch coverage of this match on espncricinfo.com and cricbuzz.com. For diehard fans of cricket, it is better to go through the commentary of the match to get a better idea of what was actually going on in the match.
The match will start 4pm local time, which means it will start at 4:30 pm as per the Indian Standard Time. With Zimbabwe’s captain, Elton Chigumbura ruled out for the 2 ODIs, Zimbabwe’s task will just rise exponentially for this match. Zimbabwe had a decent start with the ball in the initial overs and tied Pakistan’s batsman, but it was all the death overs that they messed it up with some poor bowling. Though a lot of credit goes to Pakistan’s batsman as well for their display.
Pakistan has other issues as well, something which has not been associated with Pakistan’s cricket i.e their bowling. Apart from Wahab Riaz, none of the bowlers left any impression in the 1st ODI. Anwar Ali and Md. Sami were wayward and it will be interesting to see if Pakistan brings back Umar Gul or Junaid Khan in the 11 to replace either one or both of the pacers.
Pakistan: Wahab Riaz, Md. Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Haris Sohail.
Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Sean Williams, Vusi Sibanda and Prosper Utseya.