Former Pakistan players express shock at loss to Zimbabwe

Despite captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez scoring half-centuries, Pakistan could post only 244/7, which Zimbabwe reached in 48.2 overs to win their first ODI against Pakistan since 1998.

updated: August 28, 2013 11:35 IST
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Karachi: Former Pakistan cricketers reacted with disbelief to their national team's shock defeat against Zimbabwe in the first One-day International, saying both batsmen and bowlers put up an extremely disappointing performance.

"If I was in the team management I would have not spared any of the players. It is difficult to comprehend how they could lose to a team which is struggling and placed at the bottom of the rankings," former Test leg-spinner, Abdul Qadir said.

Pakistan were beaten by seven wickets in the first ODI after having won the Twenty20 series comfortably 2-0.

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