Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 2018, 1st ODI – Statistical Highlights

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 2018, 1st ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers from Pakistan's big victory in the first ODI game

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Pakistan started the 5-match ODI series against Zimbabwe on a successful note defeating the hosts by a 201-run margin in the first ODI. Imam-ul-Haq scored a brilliant 128 and was well supported by fellow opener Fakhar Zaman who scored a 70-ball 60. Debutant Asif Ali smashed a 25-ball 45 but wickets in the last couple of overs pulled them down and Pakistan finished on 308/7. Zimbabwe’s chase never got going as they were bowled out for 107 in 35 balls.

All the major stats and numbers from Pakistan’s big victory in the first ODI game:

5 – Imam-ul-Haq became the first player from Pakistan to score multiple centuries in the first five ODI matches. His uncle Inzamam-ul-Haq scored two centuries in his first six innings across seven matches which was the previous earliest a Pakistan player had as many as two ODI tons.

107 – Zimbabwe’s total of 107 is the lowest ODI total for any team at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. The previous lowest total at this venue was 118 by the home team in the 2010 ODI game against Sri Lanka.

113 – The 113-run opening stand between Fakhar Zaman and Imam is Pakistan’s first 100-run opening stand in 11 ODIs since the 2017 Champions Trophy. Pakistan collectively scored 43 runs for the first wicket in the five-match ODI series in New Zealand in January. This is also their first win in ODI cricket in 2018 having lost all the five ODIs during the New Zealand tour.

134 – Imam batted 134 balls for his 128 with 11 fours but didn’t hit a six. This is the 2nd longest ODI innings by a Pakistan player without hitting a six in the last 11 years. Ahmed Shehzad batted 140 balls without scoring a six in the 2013 ODI against Sri Lanka where he tallied 124 runs with eight fours.

184 – Asif Ali’s batting strike-rate of 184 during his 25-ball 46 is the highest for any player who faced a minimum of 25 balls on their ODI debut. Sabbir Rahman had a S/R of 176 on his debut where he scored an unbeaten 44 off 25 balls in the 2014 ODI also against Zimbabwe.

188 – Pakistan openers’ aggregate of 188 runs in this game is the highest for them in an ODI in the last five years. This is the highest since 217 runs in the Asia Cup 2012 game in Dhaka against India where both the openers Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Hafeez scored centuries.

201 – Pakistan’s 201-run win in this game is their 5th ODI win of 200+ run margin. This is also the 4th time where Zimbabwe lost an ODI by 200 and more runs.

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