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
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
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.
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
Stats highlights from the Group B match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the Gabba
Zimbabwe's average opening stand in their last 18 ODIs, with only one 50-plus partnership during this period
Win-loss record of teams that defended targets between 200 and 250 at the Gabba on the last-ten occasions.
ODI 50s without a ton by Misbah now - well clear of Andrew Jones' 25 such scores which is the second highest after Misbah.
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.
SR of the stand between Misbah and Sohail; Misbah and Akmal added 50 runs at 92.59
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.
Runs scored by Pakistan in their first-ten overs - the second lowest they have scored in ODIs since 2001.
Ave opening partnership in Group B so far; In Group A the opening wicket has added 48.95 runs on an average.
Number of single-digit opening stands by Pakistan in their last-ten ODIs. Five of them have been of 1 run or less
Number of World Cup matches Zimbabwe have won against Pakistan. These teams have played each other 5 times (1 NR).