Mohammad Rizwan scored 82 of 61 balls as Pakistan secured a nervy hard-fought 11-run victory over hosts Zimbabwe in the Twenty20 series opener in Harare on Wednesday. Fresh from a 3-1 win in South Africa, Pakistan was guided to 149/7 with Rizwan anchoring the innings. The wicketkeeper-batsman hit 10 fours and a six as other batsmen failed to convert their starts. Debutant Danish Aziz made 15 and was the second-highest scorer for Pakistan. Chasing, Zimbabwe did were in the hunt till with Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Craig Ervine making 29 and 34 runs, respectively. Luke Hongwei scored a quickfire 30 as Zimbabwe came close. Usman Qadir claimed 3-29 as Zimbabwe finished up on 138-7. Catch the highlights of the first T20 between Zimbabwe and Pakistan here.
Teams: Zimbabwe: Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams (c), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (wk), Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava.
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf.
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