2nd T20: Zimbabwe thrash Pakistan by 19 runs to level series 1-1

Pak vs Zim: Live score, commentary for 2nd T20I in Harare, April 23

By Web Desk
April 23, 2021
2nd T20: Zimbabwe thrash Pakistan by 19 runs to level series 1-1 / Photo: ICC

Zimbabwe have defeated Pakistan in the second T20I by 19 runs to level the three-match series 1-1 in Harare. Live score and commentary for the match appeared on this thread.  

Match summary: Zimbabwe ended its 100 percent loss record as they registered their first ever victory against Pakistan in T20 cricket.

Batting first after losing the toss, Zimbabwe put on a 119-run target on not an ideal batting pitch. Pakistani bowlers did well to restrict the hosts to a small total. Danish Aziz and Mohammad Hasnain grabbed two wickets each while the rest one a piece.

In response, Pakistan struggled to chase the considerably small target and continued to lose wickets at different intervals. The big collapse came in the end as the visiting side lost the last seven wickets for just 21 runs to lose the second T20I by 19 runs. Luke Jongwe, who got four dismissals, including key wickets of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, was awarded Man of the Match. 

99-10 after19.5 overs: PAKISTAN ALL OUT!! Zimbabwe win by 19 runs. 

99-9 after 19.4 overs: OUT! Jongwe strikes again! Haris Rauf gone for 6 (5). 

99-8 after 19.1 overs: OUT! Usman Qadir gone for a golden duck.

99-7 after 19 overs: A six by Haris Rauf eases off some pressure from the visiting side. Pakistan require 20 runs off the last over. 

92-7 after 18.4 overs: OUT! Danish Aziz is run out by Musakanda after scoring a boundary. Looks like Zimbabwe are on verge of getting their first T20I victory against Pakistan. 

87-6 after 18.1 overs: OUT!! Muzarabani strikes! Faheem Ashraf gone for 2 (5). 

87-5 after 18 overs: Zimbabwe favorites here as Pakistan require 32 runs off last two overs. 

81-5 after 17 overs: Just two runs from the over and a wicket.  

Faheem Ashraf 0 (2) Danish Aziz 14 (17)

79-5 after 16.2 overs: OUT! Asif Ali departs. Pakistan in deep deep trouble here as they require 40 runs in 22 balls. 

79-4 after 16 overs: Seven runs from that over and a wicket. Asif Ali is the new batsman in. 

78-4 after 15.5 overs: OUT! Huge wicket for Zimbabwe as they get rid of Babar Azam. The visiting team captain is gone for 41 (45). 

72-3 after 15 overs: Six runs from the over. 

Danish Aziz 9 (12) Babar Azam 40 (43)

66-3 after 14 overs: Zimbabwe doing well in exerting pressure on the Green Shirts. Required run rate is climbing up as Pakistan continue to score slow.

61-3 after 13 overs: Danish Aziz 3 (6) Babar Azam 36 (37)

57-3 after 12 overs: Just five runs from it and a wicket. Danish Aziz join the Pakistani skipper on crease. 

56-3 after 11.5 overs: OUT! Mohammad Hafeez departs for 5 (10) as Ryan Burl gets his second wicket. 

52-2 after 11 overs: Eight runs from that over. 

44-2 after 10 overs: Pakistan is half-way through their innings following a slow start as they are scoring at 4.40 run rate, which is less than required.

38-2 after 9 overs: Mohammad Hafeez 0 (2) Babar Azam 23 (27)

37-2 after 8 overs: Good over for Zimbabwe as they only concede five runs and grab a wicket. Mohammad Hafeez is the new batsman in. 

37-2 after 7.5 overs: OUT! Ryan Burl strikes! Fakhar Zaman slogs one to long-on but get caught by Masakanda. 

32-1 after 7 overs: Fakhar Zaman 2 (5) Babar Azam 17 (19)

26-1 after 6 overs: Fakhar Zaman joins Babar Azam on crease. 

21-1 after 5.1 overs: OUT! Luke Jongwe strikes! Mohammad Rizwan gone for 13 (18). 

21-0 after 5 overs: Five runs from that over as Babar Azam scores a boundary. 

16-0 after 4 overs: Just two from that over. 

14-0 after 3 overs: Mohammad Rizwan 11 (14) Babar Azam 3 (4)

10-0 after 2 overs: Rizwan with a boundary helps Pakistan get seven runs in that over. 

3-0 after 1 over: Slow first over for Pakistan as they only get three runs from it. 

0-0 after 0 overs: Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam top open for Pakistan as Blessing Muzarabani bowls the first over. 

Innings break: 

118-9 after 20 overs: Zimbabwe finish their innings and fail to reach even 120. This is the sixth lowest total at this venue. This should be a cakewalk for Pakistan.  

116-9 after 19.3 overs: OUT! Luke Jongwe departs! Hasnain gets his second wicket. 

116-8 after 19.1 overs: OUT! Mohammad Hasnain gets Wellington Masakadza run out as the batsman is gone for a diamond duck. 

116-7 after 19 overs: Just two runs from the over. 

Wellington Masakadza 0 (1) Luke Jongwe 7 (5)

116-7 after 18.5 overs: OUT! Haris Rauf strikes! Regis Chakabva is gone lbw 18 (14). 

114-6 after 18 overs: A six off last ball help Zimbabwe get 9 runs from the over. 

108-6 after 17.4 overs: OUT! Mohammad Hasnain gets his first wicket of the innings. Tarisai Musakanda gone for 13 (10).  

105-5 after 17 overs: Finally some fight back by Zimbabwe as they score their first six of the innings. Good over for them as they get 17 runs from it. 

88-5 after 16 overs: Just three runs off that over. Excellent figures by Arshad Iqbal on debut who completed his overs at 4-0-16-1.

85-5 after 15 overs: Regis Chakabva 7 (5) Tarisai Musakanda 1 (1)

83-5 after 14.4 overs: OUT! Danish Aziz strikes again. Wesley Madhevere departs after scoring just 16 off 14. 

79-4 after 14 overs: Eight runs from that over and a wicket. Zimbabwe in deep trouble here. Regis Chakabva is the next batsman on crease. 

71-4 after 13.1 overs: OUT! Burl tries to reverse sweep but is caught by Mohammad Rizwan. Usman Qadir finishes his spell with a wicket.  

71-3 after 13 overs: Six runs from that over. Ryan Burl is new batsman in. 

68-3 after 12.3 overs: OUT! Danish Aziz gets his maiden international wicket. Tinashe Kamunhukamwe departs for 34 (40)

65-2 after 12 overs: Good over for Zimbabwe as they manage to get 11 runs from it. 

54-2 after 11 overs: Seven runs and a wicket off that over. Wesley Madhevere is the new batsman in. 

47-2 after 10.1 overs: OUT! Debut boy Arshad strikes! Tadiwanashe Marumani is gone after scoring 13 off 19 balls. 

47-1 after 10 overs: Seven runs from that over. We are half-way done through Zimbabwe's innings and they are scoring at a below par run rate. 

Tinashe Kamunhukamwe 27 (35) Tadiwanashe Marumani 13 (18)

40-1 after 9 overs: 

33-1 after 8 overs: Six runs from the over and a dropped catch. 

Tadiwanashe Marumani 6 (11) Tinashe Kamunhukamwe 21 (30)

27-1 after 7 overs: A bouncer by Arshad Iqbal breaks Kamunhukamwe's helmet. A new helmet has been brought in for the batsman after a concussion check. 

25-1 after 6 overs: Just two runs from the over. 

Tadiwanashe Marumani 0 (5) Tinashe Kamunhukamwe 19 (24)

23-1 after 5 overs: Good over that for Pakistan. Just four runs from it and a crucial wicket. Tadiwanashe Marumani is the new batsman in. 

19-1 after 4.4 overs: OUT! Faheem Ashraf strikes! Zimbabwean captain Brendan Taylor is gone for 5 (7). 

18-0 after 4 overs: Arshad Iqbal, the debut boy, concedes just four runs off his first over in international cricket. 

14-0 after 3 overs: Another good over for Pakistan; just five from it. Taylor 4 (4) Kamunhukamwe 10 (14)

9-0 after 2 overs: Five runs from that over. 

4-0 after 1 over: Kamunhukamwe gets off the mark with a boundary. 

0-0 after 0 overs: Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Brendan Taylor to open for Zimbabwe while Mohammad Hasnain will bowl the first over. 

1:30pm: Pakistan have won the toss and opted to bowl first. Brendan Taylor, who missed the first T20I due to an infection, is back in Zimbabwe playing XI and will be leading the side in Sean Williams absence.  

Two changes for both the teams; Arshad Iqbal and Asif Ali in for Mohammad Nawaz and Haider Ali in Pakistan while Brendan Taylor and Tarisai Musakanda in for Sean Williams and Craig Ervine. 

Playing XIs:

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (capt.), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf.

Zimbabwe: Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Brendan Taylor (capt.) Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Tarisai Musakanda, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (wk), Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

1:15pm: We are 15 minutes away from the toss.

Meanwhile, you can catch our match preview here