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23rd match, Brisbane

Pakistan v Zimbabwe

Wisden's review of the 23rd match, Pakistan v Zimbabwe

Wahab Riaz tries to get on Shane Watson's nerves

Did Pakistan fail?

Given the circumstances, they did the opposite in the World Cup, bringing fervour back to their fan base

Pakistan get together after a wicket

The jazba is back

It might be just a brief glimmer, but after a miserable build-up to the World Cup, Pakistan are bowling like their exalted predecessors

ESPNcricinfo staff

Elton Chigumbura is escorted off the field after he injured himself

World Cup 2015: Zimbabwe

Injured Chigumbura to miss Ireland game

Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura has been ruled out of his team's next group B game, against Ireland on March 7, because of a grade three tear to the quadriceps muscle in his left leg

Misbah-ul-Haq pushes the ball onto the off side

The vices and virtues of Misbah

The debate about whether Misbah-ul-Haq is holding Pakistan back or holding them together is obscuring the team's real problems

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane

Yasir Shah's omission 'strategic' - Misbah

Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq has described the omission of the legspinner Yasir Shah from the team to play Zimbabwe as "strategic" and based upon the well-informed views of the assistant coach Grant Flower

Brendan Taylor drills one through the off side

Pak v ZIm, Group B, Brisbane

Zimbabwe let World Cup dream slip away

Harare 1995, Sheikhupera 1998, Harare 2013 and now, just 20 runs away from Brisbane 2015. Five fours. Three sixes and a two. So close. But Zimbabwean eyes would not have adored the end result.

Misbah-ul-Haq is not quite as expressionless as previously thought

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane

Pakistan's bad cover version of 1992

The events in Brisbane may not matter much in the big picture of this World Cup, but to Misbah-ul-Haq and his men, it may yet be the spring board to repeat what happened 23 years ago

ESPNcricinfo staff

Can't catch me: Wahab Riaz was too good for Zimbabwe's tail

Pakistan v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane

Wahab Riaz stars in Pakistan's first win of World Cup 2015

A strong all-round show from Wahab Riaz helped Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs to register their first win of their World Cup 2015 campaign in Brisbane on Sunday.