Shaoib Malik scored a match-winning hundred in the first ODI © AFP
Shaoib Malik scored a match-winning hundred in the first ODI © AFP

Pakistan will take on Zimbabwe in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Lahore in bid to win and seal the three-match series. Coming on the back of a 2-0 win in the preceding T20I series, Pakistan looked dominant throughout the first ODI though Zimbabwe did not let off without a fight. LIVE UPDATES: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2015, 2nd ODI at Lahore

On a rather harmless and flat surface, the Pakistani bowlers feasted by scoring 375 in their quota of fifty overs with Shoaib Malik being the top-scorer and only centurion. Zimbabwe’s response was tough but inadequate. Riding on skipper Elton Chigumbura‘s century, Zimbabwe got to 334 for seven in their fifty overs. To win this match, Zimbabwe’s bowlers will have to step up. Live Scorecard: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2015, 2nd ODI at Lahore

Zimbabwe are yet to win a match in the series and they’ll like to open their account today, so as to give themselves a chance to win the series too. Pakistan will like to keep up the tempo and their batsmen will have to carry on in the same vein.