Azhar Ali (above) was dismissed for a healthy 79 by Prosper Utseya after being caught by Tinashe Panyangara © AFP
Azhar Ali (above) was dismissed for a healthy 79 by Prosper Utseya after being caught by Tinashe Panyangara © AFP

Pakistan’s opening batsman, Azhar Ali was dismissed for a healthy 79 by Prosper Utseya after being caught by Tinashe Panyangara at deep backward square leg, against minnows, Zimbabwe during the first of the three-match ODI series against minnows, Zimbabwe at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Currently, Pakistan are 170 for the loss of a wicket in 26 overs with opener, Mohammad Hafeez on 85 and Shoaib Malik coming in. 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