‘All-round’ Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 15 runs to clinch T20 series

Harare, Sept. 29 (ANI): Pakistan produced an all-round performance on Tuesday as they defeated <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Zimbabwe by 15 runs in the second T20 international to clean sweep the two-match series at Harare Sports Club.

Opting to bat first, Pakistan scraped to 136 again after Man-of-the-Match Umar Akmal smacked an aggressive 38 not out from 28 deliveries. Sohaib Maqsood (26) was the other notable scorer.

In reply, the hosts failed to provide strong start as Pakistan bowlers dismantled the top-order batsmen, reducing them to 24-4 in 6.1 overs.

However, Sean Williams and Sikander Raza (36) struck a 60-run partnership for the fifth wicket to raise Zimbabwe’s hopes of levelling the series.

Williams unbeaten 40-run knock went in vain as the dismissal of Raza and Elton Chigumbura (17) triggered further <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>collapse and were bundled out for 121 for seven in their allotted 20 overs.

Mohammad Irfan and Imran Khan shared four wickets each, while left-arm spinner <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Imad Wasim once again proved the pick of the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Pakistani bowlers with figures of 1 for 14 from four overs. (ANI)

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