Pakistan set Zimbabwe 150-run target to win first T20
Rizwan in action.
Pakistan team scored 149 runs and set a target of 150 runs for Zimbabwe team in first T20 with Muhammad Rizwan the main scorer who hit an unbeaten 82.
A commentator remarked, “These boundaries in the last over will hurt Zimbabwe in the chase. Mark my words!"
Earlier in the day, Zimbabwe won the toss against Pakistan and chose to bowl in the first T20 match of the three-match series between both countries being played in Harare on Wednesday.
Zimbabwe is playing against Pakistan who arrived fresh off a convincing 3-1 T20I series win over South Africa.
Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq in a recent press talk said he is open to trying out new faces but winning the series is the priority.
Danish Aziz who made his debut today for Pakistan scored 15 runs.
Zimbabwe XI: Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams (capt.), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (wk), Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava.
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (capt.), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf.