Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe in the second ODI

In the second match, the Zimbabwe captain won the toss and elected to bat first. Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe in the second ODI to take a decisive lead in the series. In the match played in Rawalpindi, Zimbabwe batted first and gave Pakistan a target of 206 runs which the national team achieved in 35.2 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. Pakistani cricket team has taken a decisive 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Zimbabwe’s wickets continued to fall from the beginning and none of the batsmen could play in front of the Pakistani bowlers except Sean Williams and Brendon Taylor. Zimbabwe team were bowled out for 206 in 45.1 overs.

For Pakistan, Iftikhar Ahmed bowled brilliantly, took five wickets while Musa Khan took two wickets, Haris Rauf, Faheem Ashraf and Imad Wasim took one wicket each.

Imam-ul-Haq and Abid Ali made a solid start to the innings and put on 68 runs for the first wicket and Abid Ali was dismissed for 22 runs. Pakistani Captain Babar Azam played an unbeaten innings of 77 runs while opener Imam-ul-Haq scored 49 runs. Iftikhar Ahmed was declared man of the match.

The last ODI of the series will be played on November 3 in Rawalpindi.