First ODI: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan

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First One
day : Zimbabwe vs Pakistan at Bulawayo
on 08.09.11 : Pakistan
won by five runs


BRM Taylor became the fourth Zimbabwe batsman to aggregate 300
boundary fours in one day games. His tally stood at exact 300 at the end of
this game. Others are - G Flower {557}, A Flower {332} and ADR Campbell {427}


Adnan Akmal
made his debut in one day games for Pakistan in this game. His brothers
- Kamran and Umar - have already played one day games for Pakistan. They provide the second
instance of three brothers playing for Pakistan in one day games. Other
instance was the Elahi brothers - Manzoor Elahi, Zahoor Elahi and Salim Elahi -
representing Pakistan
in one day games.


brothers provide the sixth occasion of three brothers representing a country in
the annals of one day games. Others are - Chappell brothers of Australia {GS
Chappell, IM Chappell and TM Chappell}, Otieno brothers of Kenya {KO Otieno, DO
Obuya and CO Obuya}, Hadlee brothers of New Zealand {BG Hadlee, DR Hadlee and
RJ Hadlee}, Elahi brothers of Pakistan {Manzoor, Zahoor and Salim} and
Wettimuny brothers of Sri Lanka {MD Wettimuny, S Wettimuny and SRD Wettimuny}
{Note : DO Obuya and CO Obuya changed their surnames form Otieno after their
one day debut, while KO Otieno retained his surname as Otieno}


Pakistan won this
game by five runs providing the second occasion of it winning a one day game by
a single digit runs margin against Zimbabwe. The other occasion was
its seven run win at Bulawayo
on 23.11.2001. Pakistan win
by five runs in this game provide the 16th occasion of Pakistan
winning an one day by single digits against various opposition.


Khan's boundary fours aggregate at the end of this game stood at 503. He became
the seventh Pakistan
batsman to total 500 plus boundary fours. Others are - Inzamam-ul-Haq {970},
Saeed Anwar {938}, Mohammad Yousuf {774}, Shahid Afridi {610}, Izaz Ahmed {531}
and Saleem Malik {514}


Khan's 78 in this game represent his eighth fifty against Zimbabwe.
Mohammad Yousuf with ten fifties to his credit holds the record for most
fifties by a Pakistan batsman against Zimbabwe