Chamu Chibhabha started slow but increased his strike rate slowly © AFP
Chamu Chibhabha started slow but increased his strike rate slowly © AFP

Chamu Chibhabha has scored a half century against Pakistan in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Lahore. He has mixed caution with aggression in this innings and has reached his career’s 11th fifty at about run-a-ball. He’ll now have sights on the three figures on a rather docile track. LIVE UPDATES: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2015, 2nd ODI at Lahore

Chibhabha has kept the run rate flowing despite Vusi Sibanda having struggled at the other end. Sibanda is currently striking at just about 25 runs which is dismal by all standards. SIbanda will have to get a move on or Zimbabwe will find it difficult to push for a big score later on. Live Scorecard: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2015, 2nd ODI at Lahore

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first. Pakistan will look to restrict Zimbabwe to a small score and chase it down in order to seal the series. Pakistan will also be wary of the fact that defeat in any of the matches here can result in their exclusion from the 2016 ICC Champions Trophy. So far in the series Pakistan has been dominant and are yet to lose a match. Zimbabwe will have to step up in the bowling department to pose a challenge.