1st T20 – Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Live Score & Updates | PAK vs ZIM Live Fri Aug 23, 2013
Match Overview & Live Updates
Mohammad Hafeez is ready to lead the Pakistani T20 side in 1st T20 against Zimbabwe Today.
1st T20 – Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Live | PAK vs ZIM 1st t20 live
Ground: Harare Sports Club
Date: Fri Aug 23
Time: 11:30 GMT | 13:30 local | 16:30 PKT
Toss: Zimbabwe, who chose to field
Umpires: O Chirombe and TJ Matibiri
TV umpire: RB Tiffin
Match referee: ; JJ Crowe
Reserve Umpire: L Rusere
Ahmed Shehzad shone with the bat and Shahid Afridi struck with the ball as Pakistan opened their tour of Zimbabwe with a comfortable victory in the first Twenty20 international on Friday.
Watch this space for latest updates and match report of the 1st T20 match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe (PAK and ZIM) in Harare on 23rd August.
Pakistan begins its two-match Twenty20 International series against host Zimbabwe on August 23 with an aim to reduce the gap with number-one ranked Sri Lanka on the Reliance ICC T20I Rankings Table.
Series wins in the West Indies have given Pakistan confidence after the gloom of the Champions Trophy. The performances of the youngsters in the two T20s in the West Indies, including Umar Amin and Zulfiqar Babar, should have pleased them immensely. A few players have been busy in the Caribbean Premier League, though, among them, only Mohammad Hafeez features in the upcoming T20s. The rest of the squad have been training in Lahore.
Currently ranked second with 124 ratings points, Mohammad Hafeez’s side can gain one ratings point if it wins both the matches, to finish with 125 ratings points and thereby reduce the gap with number-one ranked Sri Lanka (128) to three.
Zimbabwe too has an opportunity to move up, and will jump one place to 11th if it wins both matches in the series. Zimbabwe is currently ranked 12th with 48 ratings points, and can gain up to 16 ratings points to move into 11th with 64 ratings points.
Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez will start the series with an all-round presence on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for T20Is.
Hafeez is currently ranked second on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for T20I All-rounders with a career-high 432 ratings points, and is also fourth in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for T20I Bowlers and 17th in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for T20I Batsmen.
In the bowling table, Saeed Ajmal in second and Shahid Afridi in 11th are the other Pakistan players inside the top 20 who will be seen in action during the two-match series.
For Zimbabwe, spinner Prosper Utseya is the only bowler inside the top 10, in ninth position.
In the batting table, Hamilton Masakadza is the highest ranked batsman from Zimbabwe, currently placed at 14th.
The 1st T20 between Pakistan vs Zimbabwe is being played at Harare Sports Club on Friday August 23, 2013 at 11:30 GMT, 13:30 local in Harare and 16:30 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 1st T20 of PAK vs ZIM here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read Pakistan vs Zimbabwe match updates and match report after the match is over.
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Stats and trivia
- In the last bilateral series between these sides in Zimbabwe, in 2011, Pakistan won both T20s
- Shahid Afridi needs 84 more for 1000 T20 runs. Mohammad Hafeez is the only Pakistan batsman to pass that milestone. Umar Akmal is second with 929.
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Squads for 1st T20
Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shahzad, Umar Amin, Sarfraz Ahmed, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Asad Ali, Anwar Ali, Haris Sohail
Zimbabwe Squad: Brendan Taylor (c/wk), Regis Chakabva (wk), Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Michael Chinouya, Graeme Cremer, Timycen Maruma, Shingi Masakadza, Natsai M’shangwe, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams
The Pakistan Tour of Zimbabwe include two Twenty20 Internationals, three One Day Internationals followed by two Tests.
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Live Streaming of 1st T20
Several TV companies are offering live telecast of cricket matches on internet, and watching this online is a safe bet if one is not near the television.
Check out the official online websites for live streaming of Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st T20 clash here:
- espnstar.com/live/ (in India only)
- sports.ptv.com.pk/livestreaming.html & http://sports.ptv.com.pk/LiveStreaming.asp (in Pakistan only)
- espn.go.com/watchespn/index#sport/cricket/type/upcoming/ (North America)
- youtube.com/user/willow/Custom (Willow tv free official subscription via Youtube)