Pakistan hot favourates to win against Zimbabwe

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Pakistan who won the Twenty-20 series 2-0 against Zimbabwe, are also favourates to win the limited overs international matches series against the hosts.

The first match of the three-match series will be played at Harare Sports Club on Thursday (August 27).

It will be the 45th one day international match between the two teams and 16th on Zimbabwean soil

Pakistan have a very good record against Zimbabwe in previous one day international matches played between the two teams. They have won 40 and lost only two matches in 44 previous encounters between the two sides. The remaining two matches ended with out a result which include a tied match..

Pakistan also have a good record against Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe. They have won 12, lost one, tied one and abandoned one in 15 matches played against the African nation.

The visitors have won nine, lost one and tied one in 11 matches played against the hosts at Harare Sports Club. Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 28 runs when two teams met last time in one day international at Harare Sports Club on September 14, 2011.

HIGHEST INNINGS TOTALS :

Pakistan recorded their highest total against Zimbabwe when they scored 349 49.5 overs at Kingston on March 21,2007. Zimbabwe posted their highest total against Pakistan at Bulawayo on November 23,2002 by scoring 295 for nine in 50 overs.

LOWEST INNINGS TOTALS :

Zimbabwe were bowled out for just 94 runs in 31.4 overs at Sharjah on April 6,1997 which is their lowest against Pakistan. Pakistan’s lowest against Zimbabwe is 148 in 43.3 overs at Harare on February 26,1995.

HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL SCORES :

Imran Nazir holds the record of highest individual score on for Pakistan. He made 160 at Kingston on March 21,2007. The record of highest individual score for Zimbabwe against Pakistan is held by Grant Flower who made an unbeaten 105 at Harare on November 30,2002.

BEST BOWLING PERFORMANCES :

Wasim Akram’s five for 15 at Karachi on December 24,1993 is the best bowling performance on either side. Heath Streak who took four wickets for 18 runs at Sharjah on April 9, 1997 holds the record of best bowling performance for Zimbabwe.

HIGHEST MARGINS OF VICTORY :

Pakistan’s 10-wicket victory at Harare Sports Club on September 11, 2011. and 148 runs at The Oval on June 11,1999 are their biggest against Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s six- wicket victory at Sheikhupura on November 22,1998 and 74 runs victory at Harare on February 26,1995 are their biggest against Pakistan.

NARROWEST MARGINS OF VICTORY :

Pakistan achieved their shortest victory against Zimbabwe by beating them by five runs at Bulawayo on September 8,2011. Pakistan’s narrowest victory over Zimbabwe in terms of wickets came at Quetta on Ocotber 30,1996 and Peshawar on October 3, 2004 when they beat the African team by three wickets. Pakistan also recorded same margin win at Peshawar on October 3, 2004

PAKISTAN – ZIMBABWE?: ONE DAY ENCOUNTERS AT A GLANCE:

Venue  Played Pak won           Zim won           Tied     N/R

In Australia       1          1          –           –           –

In Sharjah         7          7          –           –           –

In Zimbabwe    15        12        1          1          1

In Pakistan       16        15        1          –           –

In England        1          1          –           –           –

In West Indies 3          3          –           –           –

In Sri Lanka     1          1          –           –           –

Total:    44        40        2          1          1

Day Matches    36        32        2          1          1

At Harare         11        9          1          1          –