Zimbabwe have won the toss and the will bat first in the first T20i against Pakistan being played at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Friday, May 22, 2015.
The match starts at 7:00 p.m. Pakistan time.
The 2nd T20 between Pak vs Zim will be played on May 24 in Lahore.
The atmosphere is electrifying inside the stadium as it is jam packed to its full capacity. Huge number of disappointed fans are waiting outside the stadium in large numbers.
After a gap of six years, this is the first time any team is visiting PAkistan after gunmen opened fire on the bus which was carrying the Sri LAnkan players.
A happy Pakistan skipper Afridi says, “We are going with three fast bowlers, our cominations are good. Hopefully, we can restrict them to a reasonable total.
“It’s a great feeling not only for me, for my team and for my nation. I can’t tell you in words how great a feeling it is. I am ready. We are going through a rebuilding process and hopefully, everyone can do their job well.”
zimbabwe skipper wants to put up a good score on the board, Chigumbura said, ‘We are going to bat first. It might slow down in the second innings. We want to put up a good score to defend.
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It’s time to focus on the game and the process. Hopefully, we will get it right today. It feels great, there’s a great crowd. Hopefully, they will support us as well.’
The final playing XI as below:
Pakistan Team: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Mohammad Sami, Mukhtar Ahmed, Wahab Riaz.
Zimbabwe Team: V Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, CK Coventry, SC Williams, H Masakadza, R Mutumbami†, E Chigumbura, Panyangara, AG Cremer, CB Mpofu, BV Vitori.
Catch all the action live on PTV Sports and Ten Sports if you are in Pakistan. In India Star Sports and DD sports will telecast the match live. In Australia Sky Sports 1, Bangladesh Ten Sports will broadcast the match.
The live streaming online can be watched at the official website of PTV Sports here or HERE.
Viewers in the U.S. can catch the match live on Willow TV.
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