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Babar Azam imposed the 16th fifty of his ODI career and gave victory to Pakistan.
Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 6 wickets in the second one-day match. Batting first after winning the toss, Zimbabwe were all out for 206 runs in 45.1 overs. In response, Pakistan won the match by scoring 208 runs for 4 wickets in 35.2 overs. Captain Babar Azam played an unbeaten innings of 77 runs. At the same time, Imam-ul-Haq scored 49 runs. With the victory, Pakistan took a 2–0 lead over Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe started off badly, Brendan Taylor did not
The Zimbabwe team got off to a poor start after winning the toss and batting first. He lost 3 wickets for 59 runs. Captain Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Irwin and Chari could do nothing special. After this, wicketkeeper batsman Brendan Taylor partnered 61 runs for the fourth wicket with Sean Williams. Taylor scored 36 runs.
Williams marks the 32nd fifty of a one-day career
After Taylor’s dismissal, the Zimbabwean team faltered and their wickets kept falling at regular intervals. Wesley Madhaware (10 runs), Alexander Raza (2 runs), Tendai Chisoro (7 runs), all three were sent to the pavilion by Iftikhar Ahmed. Meanwhile, Williams marked the 32nd fifty of his one-day career. Iftikhar dismissed him as well. Williams scored 75 runs off 70 balls with 10 fours and 1 six.
Iftikhar Ahmed took 5 wickets
As soon as he was out, the entire team was reduced to 206. Iftikhar Ahmed took 5 wickets from Pakistan. Mohammad Moosa got 2 wickets. Haris Rauf, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim got 1-1 wickets.
Imam and Abid gave Pakistan a good start
Pakistan team started off chasing the target of 207 runs. Imam-ul-Haq and Abid Ali shared a 68-run partnership for the first wicket. Chisoro broke this partnership. He got Abid caught by Irwin at a personal score of 22 runs.
The Imam then shared a 32-run partnership for the second wicket with Babar Azam. Imam missed making fifty by 1 run. Chisoro dismissed him for 49 runs. Hyder Ali and Mohammad Rizwan could not do anything special and were dismissed early.
Babar hits 16th ODI career
Meanwhile Babar Azam hit the 16th of his ODI career and teamed up with Iftikhar to make the team win by scoring 208 runs in 35.2 overs. Babur remained unbeaten on 77 off 74 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes. At the same time, Iftikhar remained unbeaten on 16 off 24 balls. Chisoro took 2 wickets for Zimbabwe. At the same time, Williams and Raza got 1–1 wickets.
Pakistan lead 2-0 in 3-match one-day series
With this victory, Pakistan took an unassailable 2–0 lead over Zimbabwe in the 3-match ODI series. The last match of the one-day series will be played on 3 November. After this, Pakistan and Zimbabwe will also play a 3-match T20 series. All matches will be played in Rawalpindi.