|134/7 (20.0 ov) - R/R 6.7||137/2 (15.1 ov) - R/R 9.03|
|Haider Ali||not out||66||43||6||3|
|Khushdil Shah||not out||11||9||2||0|
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket 110/2 (12.4)|
27 (27) R/R: 10.8
Haider Ali 14(6)
Khushdil Shah 11(9)
Babar Azam (C) 51(28) S.R (182.14)
c Elton Chigumbura b Blessing Muzarabani
For his unbeaten 66, HAIDER ALI has been named as the MAN OF THE MATCH! That's it from this game, then! Pakistan have been dominant and have dismantled Zimbabwe in this game and have won the T20I series as they are leading the 3-match series 2-0. The action contines as the third and final T20I is on Tuesday, 10th November, 2020. The game will begin at 1530 local (1030 GMT). We look forward to your company for that game. Until then, cheers.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first and it proved to be a great decision. They bundled out Zimbabwe to a mere total of 134, which was below par. It was due to the exploits by Ryan Burl that Zimbabwe crossed the 130-run mark. Haris Rauf and Usman Qadir were the pick of the lot for Pakistan, as they both picked up 3 wickets each. Overall, a very good display by Pakistan and Babar Azam will be a happy captain with this show.
There is not much to discuss in regard to the bowling by Zimbabwe. Defending a small total of 135 was always going to be hard. Only Blessing Muzarabani was in the wickets column for Zimbabwe, while none of the other bowlers stepped up.
Chasing a total of 135 was not going to be hard for Pakistan but they got off to a bad start as they lost Fakhar Zaman right in the start. It was then the duo of Babar Azam and Haider Ali who did well to stitch a partnership of 100-plus runs to make sure that there are no twists in this tale. Both of them also scored half centuries in the process. Azam fell towards the end but by then, the game was already done and dusted.
This has been a very comprehensive show by Pakistan. They were right on the money with the ball and continued that same effort with the bat and have ensured that they wrap this 3 match-series by winning the first two games. A very well deserved victory for the Men in Green.
FOUR! BANG! Khushdil finishes the game in style. Short ball around off, Khushdil pulls it over square leg and gets a boundary. PAKISTAN WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
On off, Haider comes down the track and hits it very high in the air. It falls away from the mid on fielder who is chasing it. Two taken as the fielder stops it before the ropes. 133/2
On the pads, Haider flicks it in front of square on the leg side and gets a couple.
WIDE! Just 6 needed now. Muzarabani misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. Haider looks to flick but misses.
FOUR! Nicely played by Haider! Short ball on middle and off. Ali pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
FOUR! Excellent from Haider Ali! Fuller on middle. Haider picked the length early and he hits it over long on for a boundary.
Length ball around off. This time Khushdil taps it to cover and gets to the other end.
Good ball! Blessing Muzarabani hits the deck hard around off. Shah looks to defend but the ball goes away with the angle and beats the outside edge of Khushdil's willow.
Direct hit and it would have been close! Fuller on off, Khushdil pushes it to the right of mid on and calls for a quick run. Chigumbura gets to the ball quickly and has a shy at the bowler's end. Unfortunately for him and Zimbabwe, he misses. 119/2
Length ball around off, Ali runs it down to third man and gets to the other end.
Smartly follows the boundary with a single towards cover.
FOUR! Khushdil is off the mark with a boundary! Too straight and too full around off. Khushdil uses his wrists and flicks it through fine leg for a boundary.
Full around off, Khushdil comes inside the stumps and pushes it to mid on.
Full outside off. Haider guides it through backward point for a single.
Richard Ngarava is back into the attack. 2-0-16-0 so far.
Another one outside off which goes with the angle. Khushdil leaves it alone. 111/2
Outside off, Khushdil is happy to let that go to the keeper.
WIDE! Too far outside off, on the wrongside of the tramline. Wided by the umpire.
Khushdil Shah is the new batter in for Pakistan.
OUT! CAUGHT! Fifty and out for Babar Azam! Terrific catch from Elton Chigumbura! Muzarabani bangs in a short ball. It is quick and well-directed as well. Babar looks to pull but top edges it high in the air. It goes to the right of fine leg. Chigumbura covers a lot of distance and then slides to take a good, clean catch.