Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in Tri-T20I series

Pakistan, Zimbabwe to lock horns in fourth ODI | Khyber News

HARARE: Pakistan comprehensively defeated the volatile Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the fourth match of tri-series here at Harare stadium.
Solomon Mire was declared player of the Match for his 63-ball 94.
Opener Fakhar Zaman scored 47, while left-handed batsman Hussain Talat scored 44 in the chase. The national team chased down the target in 19.1 overs.
Batting first, host Zimbabwe set the target of 163 for Pakistan. Solomon Mire misses out on Zimbabwe’s first T20I century, but his 94 drives the hosts a good total against the green shirts.
Muhammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, and Faheem Ashraf took one wicket each.
Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and decided to field.
Despite victory, Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed cited reservations over bowlers’ form while stating that they should work hard in the upcoming matches.
With this victory, Pakistan has almost qualified for the final while while Australia, who will face Pakistan on Thursday, have also made it into the final.
On Monday, Australia beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in the second T20 match of the tri-series underway in Zimbabwe, ending the Green Shirts’ eight-match winning streak in the shortest format of the game.
Fast bowler Billy Stanlake demolished Pakistan’s top order with four quick wickets as they were held to 116 all out. Australia chased down the target in the 11th over, powered by skipper Aaron Finch’s 68* off 33.
Stanlake took 4 for 8 in his opening burst, the most economical spell by an Australian in T20 international cricket, and the second best ever behind James Faulkner’s 5 for 27 the last time the two teams met.


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