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, play 01:39
Top order still struggling for confidence - Misbah

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq looks back on his side's first win of the 2015 World Cup and says that the team needs to improve their performances as they face other teams

, play 02:05
'We found ways to fall at crucial periods' - Taylor

Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor looks at the factors behind his side's 20-run loss to Pakistan in Brisbane

, play 01:17
'Pakistan wan't to bat without scoreboard pressure'

Michael Holding and Ajit Agarkar on Pakistan's decision to bat first against Zimbabwe.

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    Stats highlights from the Group B match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the Gabba

Poor starts

22.6

Zimbabwe's average opening stand in their last 18 ODIs, with only one 50-plus partnership during this period

Possible, but tough

3-7

Win-loss record of teams that defended targets between 200 and 250 at the Gabba on the last-ten occasions.

Routine

40

ODI 50s without a ton by Misbah now - well clear of Andrew Jones' 25 such scores which is the second highest after Misbah.

First

1

No. of ducks in 21 World Cup inns by Afridi, this was his first. Overall, only Jayasuriya (34)has more ODI ducks than Afridi's 30.

Faster stand

55.10

SR of the stand between Misbah and Sohail; Misbah and Akmal added 50 runs at 92.59

Tough going

112

Balls taken by Pakistan to score fifty runs in this match - the second slowest of this World Cup. UAE took 2 more balls against India.

Sluggish

14

Runs scored by Pakistan in their first-ten overs - the second lowest they have scored in ODIs since 2001.

Opening chasm

21.28

Ave opening partnership in Group B so far; In Group A the opening wicket has added 48.95 runs on an average.

Opening Woes

6

Number of single-digit opening stands by Pakistan in their last-ten ODIs. Five of them have been of 1 run or less

Blank

0

Number of World Cup matches Zimbabwe have won against Pakistan. These teams have played each other 5 times (1 NR).