Azhar Ali is on five © AFP (File Photo)
Azhar Ali is on five © AFP (File Photo)

Former World Champions, Pakistan were off a very slow start against minnows, Zimbabwe during the first of the three-match ODI series against minnows, Zimbabwe at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Currently, Pakistan are eight for no loss in five overs with openers, Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez on five and three, 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