new Delhi: A series of three T20 internationals started on Saturday between Pakistan Cricket team and Zimbabwe (PAK vs ZIM). In the first match of this series, the Pakistan team has beaten Zimbabwe by 6 wickets. In this match, Pakistan captain Babar Azam continued his brilliant form and played a match-winning 82-run innings.
Earlier, after chasing the target of 157 runs from Zimbabwe, Pakistan won the match by scoring 157-4 runs in 18.5 overs.
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Zimbabwe scored a challenging score
It is worth noting that in this first T20I match played on the ground of Rawalpindi, Zimbabwe captain Chamu Chibhambha won the toss and decided to bat first. Under which the team scored a challenging score of 156-6 in front of Pakistan in 20 overs on the basis of an unbeaten 70-run knock by Zimbabwean middle order batsman Welsey Madhevere.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez help Pakistan complete an easy chase after their bowlers restricted Zimbabwe to just 156 in the first T20I#PAKvZIM
– ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 7, 2020
Welsey played this amazing innings with the help of 9 fours and 1 six in 48 balls. While Harris Rauf and Wahab Rizay bowled well for Pakistan, they took 2-2 wickets in their names.
Babar Azam became the hero of Pakistan’s victory
To reach the target of 157 runs, the Pakistan team came on the field, openers Fakhar Zaman and captain Babar Azam gave a great start, playing a crucial partnership of 36 runs for the first wicket. After Zaman’s dismissal, Babar Azam showed a brilliant game and won his team by 6 wickets after playing a captaincy innings of 82 runs.
Azam scored these runs facing 55 balls with the help of 9 fours and 1 six. The Pakistan captain was adjudged Man of the Match for his great innings. Let us know that the next match of this series will now be played on 8 November i.e. tomorrow.