ZIMBABWE TOUR OF PAKISTAN, 2020 by Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on ShareTweet The second ODI was a more accurate reflection of where both teams are at in terms of skill level © AFP Zimbabwe ran Pakistan close in the first ODI, before being thoroughly beaten in the next one to lose the series 0-2. As much as the visitors might want to believe otherwise, it does seem that the second game is a more accurate reflection of where both teams are at in terms of skill level. After looking rusty in the opener, Pakistan turned it on in style in the second ODI. Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Muhammad Musa were lively in their opening spells which had Zimbabwe reeling, before non-regular bowler Iftikhar Ahmed took the spoils with his maiden ODI five-for. In contrast, Zimbabwe’s new-ball attack lacked both menace and discipline as the Pakistan openers made merry in the powerplay. There was more positive intent here, something the hosts were guilty of not showing in the first ODI. Haider Ali, on debut, perhaps embodied that change in attitude in his brief stay during which he smashed a couple of sixes before falling prey to a sweep shot… Read full this story
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