Fifties for Haider Ali and Babar Azam provided a comfortable eight-wicket win in the 2nd T20 match in Rawalpindi and helped Pakistan seal the T20I series victory over Zimbabwe.
Pakistan completely out-classed the Zimbabwe side for the second straight day in Rawalpindi, beating the hosts by eight wickets and 29 balls to spare in the second T20 international match.
Zimbabwe posted a 135-run target, which their powerful hosts achieved in the 16th over courtesy young Haider Ali’s unbeaten 43-ball 66 and captain Babar Azam’s 28-ball 51.
Haider was named the player of the T20 match
After winning the toss, the Pakistani skipper asked the tourists to bat first, due to a different pitch as compared to the previous one where Pakistan was also successful.
The visitors were unable to settle as they started losing wickets right from the start of the innings, which is why they never had a good partnership throughout the inning.
Haris Rauf and Usman Qadir picked up three wickets each in the second T20I between Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe posted 135 target, in return Pakistan easily achieved in the 16th over, courtesy young batsman Haider Ali’s unbeaten 66 runs while facing 43 balls and Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam who made 51 in 28 balls.
The 20 year old batsman Haider Ali was named the player of the match.
Pakistan vice-captain Shadab Khan is expected to play Tuesday’s third and final T20I against Zimbabwe. Before Sunday’s match in Rawalpindi, Shadab was seen in action during the team’s practice session, indicating an improvement in his fitness.