First One-Day International


At Quetta, October 30. Pakistan won by three wickets. Toss: Zimbabwe. International debuts: G. B. Brent, G. J. Rennie.

Wasim Akram became the first cricketer to take 300 wickets in one-day internationals, in his 208th match, when he trapped Houghton with his fourth ball. That sent Zimbabwe sliding towards 25 for three by the tenth over. They made an excellent recovery, thanks to the Flowers, who added 143: Grant's 91 took just 94 balls. But Pakistan were steered home by Salim Malik, with a fine, unbeaten 72 from 77 balls. Gavin and John Rennie became the third set of brothers to represent Zimbabwe on this tour, following the Flowers and the Strangs, in addition to the Whittall cousins.

Man of the Match: Salim Malik.

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