Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20 Match Prediction2020-11-09
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
In-form Pakistan aim to close out T20I series against Zimbabwe
Expect Pakistan to clinch T20I series against Zimbabwe.
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Host Pakistan will be looking to clinch the T20I series when they take on Zimbabwe in the second game at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
The home side delivered a clinical performance to register a six-wicket win over Zimbabwe. With this result, Pakistan have taken 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. Captain Babar Azam will be hoping that the players can maintain their intensity for this contest.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe will be pleased with their batting performance in the opening game of the series. Skipper Chamu Chibhabha will need to lead from the front and produce a notable score in this must-win game.
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The home side will be looking to stick with the same side that featured in the opening game. Despite losing the toss against Zimbabwe, Mohammad Hasnain and Haris Rauf delivered splendid bowling performances for Pakistan. Due to their excellent spells with the new-ball, Pakistan managed to restrict Zimbabwe to a score of 156 runs in 20 overs.
For Pakistan, Haris Rauf was the standout performer with the bat. He claimed two wickets and conceded 25 runs in his four overs. Left-arm quick Wahab Riaz was on the expensive side and finished with figures of 2 for 37 in his four overs.
Chasing 157 runs to win the game, Captain Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman got the side off to a decent start, courtesy 36-run partnership for the opening wicket.
Fakhar Zaman failed to capitalize on his good start and scored 19 runs off 12 balls with the help of two fours and one six. On the other hand, Haider Ali failed to make an impression with the bat and perished for a single-digit score.
Babar Azam continued his excellent form and scored runs at a decent rate. He put on a match-winning partnership of 88 runs with Mohammad Hafeez to steer Pakistan to a comfortable win.
Babar Azam was the standout player with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 82 runs off 55 balls with the help of nine boundaries and one six. He was well supported by Mohammad Hafeez, who chipped in with 36 runs off 32 balls with the help of three fours and one six.
U Qadir, Babar Azam, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali
The visitors will need to make considerable improvements in order to keep the series alive on Sunday.
In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Wesley Madhevere, Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams to deliver notable scores in this game.Captain Chamu Chibhabha has been in woeful form on this tour and will need to find form for the side in this all-important clash.
In the previous game, middle-order batsman Wesley Madhevere produced a splendid innings for Zimbabwe. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 70 not out off 48 balls with the help of nine boundaries and one six. He was well supported by the likes of Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams and Elton Chigumbura, who produced scores of 20, 25 and 21 respectively.
In the bowling department, the focus will be on in-form pacer Blessing Muzarabani to make crucial breakthroughs. Blessing Muzarabani bowled well in the opening game of the T20I series and finished with figures of 2 for 26 in his four overs. Besides Muzarabani, the bowling unit has created to produce tidy spells against Pakistan.
Richard Ngarava, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chisoro, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Burl, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Donald Tiripano, BRM Taylor
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||13||0 mm.||1.66 k/h||From: NE||0%|
|03h||18||0 mm.||1.38 k/h||From: ENE||0%|
|06h||25||0 mm.||1.6 k/h||From: SW||0%|
|09h||28||0 mm.||2.76 k/h||From: WSW||0%|
|12h||22||0 mm.||1.52 k/h||From: WNW||0%|
|15h||18||0 mm.||2.22 k/h||From: NE||0%|
|18h||17||0 mm.||1.99 k/h||From: NE||33%|
|21h||16||0 mm.||2.12 k/h||From: NE||0%|
The pitch prepared for the game will provide an interesting contest between bat and ball. The quick bowlers found assistance from the surface in the opening game played on Friday. The weather condition for Sunday is going to be bright and sunny.
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is going to host the 2nd game of the T20I series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 160 runs. The opening game of the T20I series was won by batting second.
Based on current form, Pakistan will be firm favorites to win their game against Zimbabwe. With Babar Azam in stupendous form with the bat and bowlers delivering clinical performance in the opening game, Pakistan will be looking to close out the T20I series on Sunday.
Expect Pakistan to clinch T20I series against Zimbabwe.
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