Azhar Ali's fifty came off 55 deliveries, including eight boundaries along with a strike-rate of 88.13 © AFP (File Photo)
Azhar Ali’s fifty came off 55 deliveries, including eight boundaries along with a strike-rate of 88.13 © AFP (File Photo)

Pakistan’s opening batsman, Azhar Ali scored his sixth half-century in ODI cricket, against minnows, Zimbabwe during the first of the three-match ODI series against minnows, Zimbabwe at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. His fifty came off 55 deliveries, including eight boundaries along with a strike-rate of 88.13. The openers also put up a 100-run stand for the opening wicket. Currently, Pakistan are 103 for no loss in 19 overs with openers, Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez on 52 and 45, respectively. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2015, 1st ODI at Lahore

Earlier, Pakistan skipper, Azhar Ali won the toss and elected to bat first on a firm batting track of Lahore. Hammad Azam, Mohammad Sami and Shoaib Malik come in as Ahmed Shehzad and Junaid Khan miss out. One-Day International cricket returns to Pakistan after a span of three years following the deadly militant attack on Sri Lankan team in 2008. LIVE SCORECARD AND COMMENTARY: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI at Lahore