Pak vs Zim, Ist ODI: Ton-up Imam, Fakhar lift Pakistan to 308

What will Hafeez's role be? Mickey Arthur has constantly demanded more out of him than just batting

What will Hafeez's role be? Mickey Arthur has constantly demanded more out of him than just batting

Asif Ali made his one-day worldwide debut for Pakistan while Babar Azam returned from injury as Pakistan were invited to bat first.

Pakistan are starting the series as clear favourites, but captain Sarfraz Ahmed expects the hosts to be challenging opponents in their home conditions as their tour moves to Bulawayo for five games in the longer of cricket´s two short formats. Zimbabwe has won only three of the 21 ODIs played against Pakistan at home, along with one tie and one no result. The match will start at 7:15 AM GMT, 12:45 PM IST on July 13.

"Pakistan are very strong but our players are a little bit confident", Rajput said. Pakistan fielded a side with a number of players not seen in the preceding T20I tri-series.

Sagan victory hints at further improvement
Gaviria and Sagan were marking each other when Groenewegen surprised both and surged ahead on the final straight. Peter Sagan had the yellow jersey holder to thank for his victory in Stage 5 of the Tour de France on Wednesday.

In 2018, Pakistan - having now 5th position in ICC ODI Ranking - have yet to clinch a victory in ODIs as so far they have played five matches in the format this year but lost all of them.

Opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq hit a century and legspinner Shadab Khan grabbed a career-best 4-32 as Pakistan crushed Zimbabwe by 201 runs in the first one-day global for its fifth biggest ODI victory on Friday.

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