Zimbabwe in Pakistan, 3 ODI Series, 2020

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe - 2nd ODI

Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Date & Time: 01 November 2020

Pakistan 208/4

RR: 5.88 | Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Imam-ul-Haq c Brendan Taylor (W) & b Tendai Chisoroc Brendan Taylor (W) & b Tendai Chisoro496150
Abid Ali c Craig Ervine & b Tendai Chisoroc Craig Ervine & b Tendai Chisoro222440
Babar Azam not out not out 777472
Haider Ali lbw Sean Williamslbw Sean Williams292412
Mohammad Rizwan bowled Sikandar Razabowled Sikandar Raza1500
Iftikhar Ahmed not out not out 162410
Faheem Ashraf
Imad Wasim
Shaheen Afridi
Haris Rauf
Muhammad Musa
Extras 14 (b 4, lb 2, w 8, nb 0)
Total 208 (4 Wkts, 35.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
68-1 (Abid Ali,10.1), 100-2 (Imam-ul-Haq,16.2), 137-3 (Haider Ali,22), 162-4 (Mohammad Rizwan,26.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Richard Ngarava4 0 25 0 6.25
Blessing Muzarabani8 0 48 0 6.00
Carl Mumba1 0 12 0 12.00
Tendai Chisoro10 0 49 2 4.90
Wesley Madhevere2.2 0 14 0 6.36
Sean Williams5 0 31 1 6.20
Sikandar Raza5 1 23 1 4.60
Brian Chari0 0 0 0 0
Chamu Chibhabha 0 0 0 0 0
Craig Ervine0 0 0 0 0
Brendan Taylor 0 0 0 0 0

Well, that's it from the second ODI then. Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed have made sure that Pakistan wrap this series up in this game and they are up 2-0 in the series. They will be looking to whitewash Zimbabwe in the final ODI of this series. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, will be looking to avoid a whitewashing and will want to win the final game of the ODI series. The third ODI begins at 12 PM local (0700 GMT) on Tuesday, 03 November, 2020. We hope you join us for that game. Until then, take care.

Iftikhar Ahmed is the Man of the Match. He starts off by saying that he has been backing his skill throughout the England tour before this and has continued to do so. Adds that he bowls variations more and looks to do that mostly. Tells that the batting preparation has been good and the team is playing good and that the youngsters have been playing good as well. 

The Zimbabwe bowling can’t be blamed, they did not have enough on the board. Chisoro’s spell was a positive for them but the rest of the bowlers had to bow down to the class of Azam.

A very easy win for Pakistan and they have sealed the series. It was never in doubt after they restricted Zimbabwe to a low total courtesy a fifer by Iftikhar. Their batters did their job too with Azam being the star with the bat. He did receive support form Imam and Ali to register a complete performance.

35.2
6
Wesley Madhevere to Babar Azam, SIX! Babar has ended the innings in some style and Pakistan have won this series now! Floated on middle, Babar dances down the track and lofts this one over the fence at long off for a biggie. PAKISTAN WIN BY 6 WICKETS! 
35.1
0
Wesley Madhevere to Babar Azam, On middle, pushed back to the bowler.
34.6
0
Sikandar Raza to Iftikhar Ahmed, Short ball on middle, Ahmed pushes this towards mid-wicket. Just 5 runs needed now.
34.5
1
Sikandar Raza to Babar Azam, Tossed up on off, Azam works this towards cover for a quick single.
34.4
0
Sikandar Raza to Babar Azam, Flatter on middle, pushed to the on side.
34.3
0
Sikandar Raza to Babar Azam, On middle, blocked.
34.2
1
Sikandar Raza to Iftikhar Ahmed, Ahmed pushes this towards long on for a single.
34.1
0
Sikandar Raza to Iftikhar Ahmed, NOT OUT! Ahmed went for the review straightaway and it has worked out for him in the end! Flatter outside off, Ahmed looked to cut this one but misses and the keeper pouches this and gets ecstatic. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Ahmed goes for the review. Replays roll in and there is no spike as the ball passes the bat. Ahmed stays on.

Pakistan take the review as they do not think there was a nick on this one. Let's find out what happens.

33.6
0
Tendai Chisoro to Babar Azam, Short on middle, Azam tucks this towards mid-wicket.
33.5
1
Tendai Chisoro to Iftikhar Ahmed, Another single as Ahmed works this towards the cover region.
33.4
1
Tendai Chisoro to Babar Azam, Floated around off, Babar drives this one towards covers for a single.
33.3
6
Tendai Chisoro to Babar Azam, SIX! Just 9 runs required now! Babar Azam does not miss out on these! Short ball on middle, Babar rocks on his back foot and pulls this one fine over the fence at deep mid-wicket.
33.2
0
Tendai Chisoro to Babar Azam, On middle, blocked.
33.1
2
Tendai Chisoro to Babar Azam, Flatter outside off, cut towards deep point for a couple.
32.6
1
Sikandar Raza to Babar Azam, A single to end the over as Azam tucks this towards mid-wicket.
32.5
1
Sikandar Raza to Iftikhar Ahmed, Pakistan are doing this easily now! Ahmed pushes this to long on for another single.
32.4
1
Sikandar Raza to Babar Azam, Floated on middle, Azam eases this to long on for a single.
32.3
1
Sikandar Raza to Iftikhar Ahmed, Outside off, Ahmed pushes this to the off side to rotate the strike.
32.2
1
Sikandar Raza to Babar Azam, Driven to long on for a single by Babar.
32.1
1
Sikandar Raza to Iftikhar Ahmed, On middle, tucked towards square leg for a single.
31.6
2
Tendai Chisoro to Babar Azam, Short ball on middle, Azam tucks this to backward square leg for a couple. Just 23 runs needed now.
31.5
0
Tendai Chisoro to Babar Azam, A dot as Azam drives this towards covers.
31.4
0
Tendai Chisoro to Babar Azam, Flatter on middle, Azam tucks this to mid-wicket.
31.3
0
Tendai Chisoro to Babar Azam, Flatter around off, Azam cuts this towards the short third man.
31.2
0
Tendai Chisoro to Babar Azam, On off, pushed towards the covers.
31.1
1
Tendai Chisoro to Iftikhar Ahmed, On middle, Ahmed bunts this down towards long on for an easy single.
30.6
1
Sikandar Raza to Iftikhar Ahmed, Short on middle, Ahmed tucks this towards mid-wicket for one run.
30.5
1
Sikandar Raza to Babar Azam, Flatter around off, Azam punches this towards point for a single.
30.4
0
Sikandar Raza to Babar Azam, On middle, blocked.
30.3
1
Sikandar Raza to Iftikhar Ahmed, Flatter outside off, Ahmed pushes this towards point for a quick single.
30.2
1
Sikandar Raza to Babar Azam, Floated on middle, tucked towards square leg for a single.
30.1
0
Sikandar Raza to Babar Azam, Flatter on middle, blocked towards covers.
29.6
1
Tendai Chisoro to Babar Azam, A single to end as Azam works this towards long off. He will retain the strike for the next over.
29.5
0
Tendai Chisoro to Babar Azam, On off, blocked towards covers.
29.4
1
Tendai Chisoro to Iftikhar Ahmed, Flatter on middle, Ahmed bunts this towards long on for a single.
29.3
0
Tendai Chisoro to Iftikhar Ahmed, On middle, Ahmed tucks this towards mid on.
29.2
0
Tendai Chisoro to Iftikhar Ahmed, On off, Ahmed pushes this to the mid off region. 
29.1
0
Tendai Chisoro to Iftikhar Ahmed, On middle, blocked. 
28.6
4
Sikandar Raza to Babar Azam, FOUR! FIFTY FOR BABAR AZAM! He has played a good knock so far but will be hoping that he can see this game through! Flatter on middle, Azam pulls this one towards the deep square leg region for a boundary.
28.5
1
Sikandar Raza to Iftikhar Ahmed, Flatter on middle, Ahmed tucks it to the leg side for a single.
28.4
4
Sikandar Raza to Iftikhar Ahmed, FOUR! Ahmed drives this one nicely and a misfield will get him a boundary! Floated around off, Ahmed drives this through the extra cover region and the man runs in and dives but is not able to stop this one to cross the ropes.
28.3
1
Sikandar Raza to Babar Azam, Short ball on off, Azam pushes this towards long on to rotate the strike.
28.2
1
Sikandar Raza to Iftikhar Ahmed, Loopy on middle, Ahmed drives this towards long on for a single.
28.1
0
Sikandar Raza to Iftikhar Ahmed, On off, tucked towards mid-wicket.
27.6
1
Tendai Chisoro to Iftikhar Ahmed, Short ball around off, Ahmed works this towards covers for a single.

1-0 Pakistan. You did expect this, didn't you? But little did you expect that Zimbabwe would give such a big fight to the home side. First, with the ball, they restricted a strong batting unit to 281 and then with the bat, gave the hosts a run for their money. How did this happen? First of all an insipid batting performance from Pakistan. Whether it was rustines or not, cannot say, but there was hardly any intent shown to score runs. Then, during the run chase, Brendan Taylor produced one of his best knocks ever, guiding Wesley Madhevere around. The home side did come back towards the end but Zimbabwe can take heart from the fact that they fought hard. Come the second ODI, the captain winning the toss might think of chasing as there is plenty of assistance in the early afternoon for the bowlers. Can the visitors produce a better effort this time to level the series?

Pakistan Team Squad -Abdullah Shafique,Abid Ali,Babar Azam,Fakhar Zaman,Haider Ali,Haris Sohail,Imam-ul-Haq,Khushdil Shah,Faheem Ashraf,Iftikhar Ahmed,Imad Wasim,Mohammad Hafeez,Shadab Khan,Mohammad Rizwan,Rohail Nazir,Haris Rauf,Mohammad Hasnain,Muhammad Musa,Shaheen Afridi,Usman Qadir,Wahab Riaz,Zafar Gohar

Zimbabwe Team Squad -Brian Chari,Craig Ervine,Milton Shumba,Tinashe Kamunhukamwe,Chamu Chibhabha,Elton Chigumbura,Ryan Burl,Sean Williams,Sikandar Raza,Wesley Madhevere,Brendan Taylor,Richmond Mutumbami,Blessing Muzarabani,Carl Mumba,Donald Tiripano,Faraz Akram,Richard Ngarava,Tendai Chatara,Tendai Chisoro,Wellington Masakadza