Pakistan are off to a sensational start in this tri-series. The gulf between the sides was evident on the park. The greater challenge lies against Australia but for now, let them enjoy this victory. Join us for Pakistan against Australia tomorrow, it promises to be a tasty encounter. Until then, this is Varun Dixit signing off on behalf of Sagar Chawla and Siva.
Asif Ali is the Man of the Match.
Sarfraz Ahmed: First match of the series is really important. Fakhar Zaman played really well at the top and Shoaib Malik and Asif finished the innings well. It looked like a really good wicket. There was some movement initially but later on it became an excellent track to bat on. We were little bit lethargic in the field but our bowling was exceptional, specially Nawaz. Plenty of cricket still to be played in this series.
Hamilton Masakadza: Only bright point was winning the toss. I think we gave them 20 runs extra. We started ok but we lost our way in the middle period. Our batting order was fine, we need to work on the execution part. We don't need to make changes in the team yet, we need to apply better at the top of the order.
13:16 Local Time, 11:16 GMT, 16:46 IST: Resounding victory for Pakistan. There is a gap of 11 places between these two sides in the T20 rankings and Pakistan justified that gap. Hosts were never in the game while chasing this. It was just a matter of victory margin and that was a comprehensive 74-run one in the end. Musakanda would be happy with his effort on debut but his team's effort was a disaster. Musakanda's effort with the bat and couple of lusty blows from Chigumbura and Mire were the only bright spots for Zimbabwe in the batting department.
Hafeez to Muzarabani, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
John Nyumbu, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Hafeez to Ryan Burl, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mohammad Hafeez, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Blessing Muzarabani, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Usman Khan to Tendai Chisoro, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Tendai Chisoro, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Usman Khan to Musakanda, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Usman Khan [2.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack
Zim need 81 off 24 balls. It is almost impossible now.
Faheem Ashraf [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
Shadab Khan [3.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack
Ryan Burl, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Hasan Ali to Chigumbura, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Hasan Ali [1.0-0-7-1] is back into the attack
Mohammad Nawaz [3.0-0-7-2] is back into the attack
Faheem Ashraf [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
Elton Chigumbura, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Shadab Khan to Moor, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Peter Moor, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mohammad Nawaz to Mire, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mohammad Nawaz [2.0-0-3-1] is back into the attack
ZIM need 128 off 66 balls.
Hussain Talat, comes into the attack
Shadab Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Usman Khan [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack
Tarisai Musakanda, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Hasan Ali to Masakadza, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Hasan Ali, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Faheem Ashraf, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
Usman Khan, comes into the attack
Hamilton Masakadza, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mohammad Nawaz to Chibhabha, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Mire and Chibhabha are at the crease. Mire is on strike. Mohammad Nawaz will open the attack