Harare: Pakistani captain Babar Azam praised his gamers after finishing a profitable tour of southern Africa with a second straight victory over Zimbabwe on Monday – then regarded to the way forward for his staff’s deliberate tour of the West Indies in July.
It took Pakistan 5 overs to take Zimbabwe’s remaining wicket to seal a win by a round and 147 points on day 4 of the second check at Harare Sports activities Membership and win the sequence 2-0.
Shaheen Shah Afridi had Luke Jongwe overtaken for 37 years to hold out a 5 wicket transport. He took 5 for 52.
Zimbabwe, which recovered at 220 for 9, was all out for 231.
Talking within the post-match presentation, Babar mentioned his gamers confirmed character and he was significantly happy with the efficiency of the batsmen, particularly man of the match Abid Ali, who has scored 215 factors in Pakistan’s rounds alone.
“The partnership between Abid and Azhar Ali was essential,” he mentioned. Azhar scored 126 in a second wicket stand of 236.
“The arrogance of our drummers will probably be excessive and we have now an necessary sequence within the West Indies developing,” Babar mentioned.
Pakistan are scheduled to play three Twenty20 checks and three internationals within the Caribbean.
Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor mentioned he was dissatisfied together with his staff’s strike in each checks however praised the Pakistani bowlers.
“They’re nonetheless towards you. It’s a world class assault they usually made it very troublesome for us,” he mentioned.
Quick pitcher Hasan Ali was named man of the sequence. He had recreation numbers of 9 for 89 within the first check in the identical spot and took a profession greatest 5 for 27 within the opening innings of the second check.
“I’d have appreciated to see extra positives,” Taylor mentioned. “To complete each video games in three days or simply after three days is irrelevant.
“We’ve got quite a bit to take care of, particularly with the stick, possibly the psychological facet. Slightly extra self-discipline. The wicket performed effectively sufficient to final 5 days.”
However Taylor mentioned there had been some promising indicators in a staff exhausted from accidents to 4 high batsmen.
“I am unable to fault the fellows’ efforts in any respect. They’re a younger, enthusiastic staff who wish to study and enhance daily.”
Pakistan gained the primary check by a set and 116 factors.
It was Pakistan’s fourth consecutive victory on a seven-week tour of southern Africa. They beat South Africa 2-1 within the one-day internationals and 3-1 within the Twenty20 internationals earlier than beating Zimbabwe 2-1 in a T20 sequence.