Zimbabwe have never beaten Pakistan in a T20 international thus far. They came close at Harare on Sunday courtesy a competent bowling effort, but faltered with the bat to concede defeat rather easily in the end.
Pakistan and Zimbabwe will clash in the first T20 of the series being held in the latter’s home territory at the Harare Sports Club. Without doubt, Pakistan would begin as favourites, but as Zimbabwe have proved in the recent past, they are no pushovers
Although Zimbabwe will not go into the second match of the one-day series against New Zealand as favourites in spite of having won the first match, they will be high on confidence following the adrenaline-pumping win.
India may have won the opening ODI at the Harare Sports Club, but it definitely wasn’t in the manner they would have liked. In fact, they only scraped through to victory in the very last over of the match
The first Test at Harare between Zimbabwe and Pakistan is nicely poised with the visitors leading by 90 runs in their second innings with six wickets in hand. Pakistan recovered from a shaky position of 23 for 3 to end Day 3 at 168 for 4 in 70 overs. Zimbabwe did well to make Pakistan work hard for their runs.