Pakistan celebrate home return with Twenty20 win

Zimbabwe batsman Hamilton Masakadza (L) hits a shot during the first International T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on May 22, 2015Pakistan celebrated international cricket’s return after six years with a hard fought five-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international at a packed and security-tight Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. The win doubled the joy for the hosts as the match brought international cricket home for the first time since attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. Pakistan opener Mukhtar Ahmed hit a maiden half century during his rapid 45-ball 83 to help Pakistan achieve their best Twenty chase in 19.3 overs and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

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