Luke Jongwe. (AFP Photo)
HARARE: Zimbabwe efficiently defended a modest whole to pull off an upset 19-run win over in-form Pakistan and degree their Twenty20 worldwide collection on the Harare Sports Club on Friday.
Zimbabwe had been despatched into bat first, and regardless of a feisty 34 from Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, made solely a paltry 118-9 as wickets tumbled at common intervals.
But Pakistan, who beat South Africa 3-1 in a four-match collection earlier this month, fell brief in a laboured chase as they had been bowled out for 99.
Luke Jongwe emerged the house hero as he took the necessary wickets of Mohammad Rizwan (13) and captain Babar Azam (41) to complete with figures of 4-18.
It was the bottom whole defended in a T20 worldwide in Harare and a primary win for Zimbabwe over Pakistan in 15 previous T20 internationals.
Zimbabwe bowled with accuracy and fielded with out errors to make up for a poor efficiency in Wednesday’s first T20 and arrange a deciding contest within the final of the three-match collection on Sunday.
“It was large flip round for us after the primary recreation,” stated stand-in captain Brendan Taylor afterwards.
“I’d be mendacity if I stated I used to be assured after our batting, however we dug deep and managed to squeeze Pakistan and our dedication and dedication acquired us over the road.”