Statistical highlights from the Pakistan vs Zimbabwe World Cup match played in Pallekele on Monday
# Asad Shafiq (78 not out) has recorded his career-best innings in ODIs -- his second fifty. His previous highest was 50 against England at Leeds on September 12, 2010.
# Shafiq's aforesaid knock is the second highest by a Pakistani batsman on World Cup debut. Mohsin Khan had made 82 against Sri Lanka at Swansea on June 9, 1983.
# Asad Shafiq and Mohammad Hafeez were involved in a stand of 82 for the second wicket --Pakistan's highest against Zimbabwe at the World Cup.
# Umar Gul has received his first MOM award at the World Cup -- his third in ODIs.
# Gul is the second Pakistani bowler to capture ten wickets (ave.16.00) in the present competition. Shahid Afridi is the leading wicket-taker with 16 wickets at 10.06 runs apiece.
# Gul's overall record, especially his economy rate (3.81) at the World Cup is excellent -- 14 wickets at 16.57 runs apiece in eight games.
# Pakistan have won four out of five played against Zimbabwe in the World Cup. The remaining game could not produce a result.
# Pakistan became the second team after New Zealand to win four games in the 2011 edition of the World Cup.
# New Zealand and Pakistan have contested five games each, recording four wins and one defeat.
# Zimbabwe (151/7) have recorded their second highest score against Pakistan at the World Cup -- the highest is 201 for seven at Hobart on February 27, 1992.
# Craig Ervine (52) has posted his second fifty at the World Cup -- his best ever is 85 against Canada at Nagpur on February 28, 2011.
# Chigumbura and Utseya were involved in a stand of 48 for the seventh wicket -- Zimbabwe's highest against Pakistan at the World Cup.
# Ervine and Lamb were associated in a partnership of 41 for the fifth wicket -- Zimbabwe's highest against Pakistan at the World Cup.
# Mohammad Hafeez (49) has posted his highest innings at the World Cup, eclipsing the 32 against Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) on February 26, 2011.