Friday, 23 August 2013

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe in the 1st T20 Match

Pakistan won by 25 runs against Zimbabwe in the 1st T20I Cricket match played at Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe on August 23, 2013. Pakistan backed up their thorough batting show with a fine bowling performance as Pakistan won the 1st T20I by 25 runs. Click here for the Full Scorecard Update.

Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe 2013
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st T20I, Harare
Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe - August 23, 2013
Zimbabwe won the toss, and elected to field
Pakistan: 161/5 (20.0 Ovs)
Zimbabwe: 136/5 (20.0 Ovs)
Pakistan won by 25 runs
Man of the Match: Ahmed Shehzad

An easy win for Pakistan in the end. The hosts started off well with Masakadza and Sibanda putting up a 53-run opening stand. But, Anwar Ali trapped Masakadza in the 8th over and it all went downhill from there. The spinners were exceptional and quick strikes pegged back Zimbabwe as their scoring rate decreased. Taylor's fightback at one end was not enough as they needed 32 off the final over. Tanvir made sure he bowled a disciplined line to give the visitors a comfortable 25-run victory in the first match.


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