Pakistan Shaheens lost first match against Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe A defeated Pakistan Shaheens by 24 runs during the first one-day of the six-match series in Harare on Wednesday. The six 50-over matches will be played at the Harare Sports Club from 17 May to 27 May.

Zimbabwe A won the first one-day match against Pakistan Shaheens by 24 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the six-match series. Chasing a target of 235 runs, Pakistan Shaheens were dismissed for 210 in 47 overs. However, Mubasir Khan was the highest run-scorer for Pakistan with 49 runs in 68 balls, with the help of five fours.

Meanwhile, Haseebullah Khan and Kamran Ghulam added 45 and 42 runs, respectively. Pacer Tendai Chatara was the pick of the bowlers for Zimbabwe A after bagging a five-wicket haul. He conceded only 37 runs in nine overs.

Skipper Wellington Masakadza also impressed with figures of 3-32 in 10 overs. However, For Pakistan Shaheens, Aamer Jamal led the bowling charge with 4/35. Followed by Mir Hamza’s 3/37 while Dahani made two scalps.

Zimbabwe-A, are now geared up for the limited-overs’ action. The six 50-over matches will be played at the Harare Sports Club from 17 May to 27 May.


The 16-member Shaheens squad includes eight players who have already represented Pakistan in international cricket. Besides the eight international players, Shaheens will be hoping for left-arm spinner Mehran Mumtaz to replicate his red-ball form in the white-ball series. However, He took 15 wickets across the two four-day matches. Including 11 wickets in the first game at the Kwekwe Sports Club in Kwekwe.

Additionally, with the inclusion of Saim Ayub. Who recently represented Pakistan in eight T20Is, the Shaheens have added more depth to their batting lineup. Saim’s presence is expected to bolster their batting order and provide stability in critical junctures of the game.

Schedule of remaining matches

  1. 19 May – 2nd 50-over match; HSC, Harare
  2. 21 May – 3rd 50-over match; HSC, Harare
  3. 23 May – 4th 50-over match; OH, Harare
  4. 25 May – 5th 50-over match; HSC, Harare
  5. 27 May – 6th 50-over match; HSC, Harare

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