BULAWAYO: Pakistan will take on Zimbabwe in the second one day international (ODI) today.
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by a mammoth 201 runs after Imam-ul-Haq cracked a career-best 128 to set up Pakistan’s 308 for 7 on Friday.
Imam was backed up by Fakhar Zaman, who continued his good form with 60, and Asif Ali, who smashed a rapid 46 on debut to boost Pakistan’s total after they had been put in to bat under grey, wintery skies this morning.
The green shirts will be looking to continue their good form when they take the pitch against the hosts who will be looking to level the series.
Zimbabwe were unable to sustain the battle with their bats in the first ODI with Pakistani seamers disciplining them with the new ball, and were rewarded with five top-order wickets inside the first 15 overs.
Ryan Murray, on debut, was the only Zimbabwean batsman to come to terms with Pakistan’s attack as the hosts slumped to the lowest ODI total recorded at the Queens Sports Club.
Pakistan currently lead the five-match ODI series 1-0.
The match will begin at 12:30pm Pakistan Standard Time.