Live updates from the first ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe being played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. It's a huge moment for Pakistani cricket as the crowd has gathered in big numbers to witness an ODI on home soil after several years.
After two nail-biting finishes in the Twenty20 series marking the return of international cricket to Pakistan, the hosts and Zimbabwe move to the three-match one-day series on Tuesday aiming to build for the future.
Ozais Bvute, a top official of the Zimbabwe cricket squad, on Tuesday said that his team has come to Pakistan to express solidarity with country's cricket that suffered due to tour pullouts by other international sides in the past.
Starved of international cricket for more than five years, Pakistani fans are all excited about the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe which has ensured a brisk sale of tickets for the limited-overs matches.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited Bangladesh to play in the strife-torn country even as the scheduled tour of Zimbabwe appears to be in jeopardy following the latest terrorist attack on members of the Ismaili community here.
The marketing department of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) which struggled to secure its asking price for the forthcoming one-day series against Zimbabwe has now promised the "glitz and glamour" of the Indian Premier League in the series.