ZIM vs PAK Stats : Zimbabwe will face off Pakistan in the third and last T20I match at Harare Sports Club in Harare on Sunday, 25 April. Zimbabwe made a great come back in the second T20I and leveled the series 1-1 and now will aim to clinch the series while the visitors too will look to bounce back in this series decider.
In the second T20I match Zimbabwe put up a great show with the ball as they dismissed Pakistan for just 99 runs and defended a low total of 118 runs. On the slow and dry surface of Harare Zimbabwe bowlers especially spinners bowled very well and took the game away from Pakistan batsmen in the middle overs. Once again their attack of Blessing Muzarabani, Luke Jongwe, Ryal Burl and Richard Ngarava will be key for them and in batting Brendan Taylor, Wesley Madhvere, Ryan Burl, Tarisai Musakanda etc need to much better and they need to target a score of 140 odd runs for a fighting total.
On the other hand, Pakistan whose batting is relying on openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam need to strengthen their middle and lower order as the likes of Danish Aziz, Asif Ali and Faheem Ashraf have just been very poor and experienced Hafeez too has had a poor series and resultant one of their openers has to play a big knock like the first match and in bowling they are doing very well and should continue their good form.
A list of all the major stats and records ahead of the Third T20I between Zimbabwe and Pakistan in Harare.
Head to Head in T20I Cricket : Zimbabwe and Pakistan have played 16 T20I matches so far.
ZIM vs PAK in T20I Cricket :
Matches – 16
ZIM won – 1
PAK won – 15
1 – Zimbabwe’s 19 runs win in the second T20I match was their first ever T20I win over Pakistan.
1 – If Zimbabwe wins this match, it will be their first ever T20I series win over against a Test playing nation. (More than one match in a series).
4/18 – Luke Jongwe’s bowling figures of 4/18 are the best bowling figures for Zimbabwe in T20I cricket.
14 – Mohammad Hafeez has taken 14 wickets at 6.71 in 11 T20Is against Zimbabwe.
1000 – Fakhar Zaman needs 52 more runs to complete 1000 runs in international T20s.
1000 – Brendan Taylor needs 86 more runs to achieve the milestone of 1000 T20I runs.
2000 – Babar Azam needs 17 more runs to become the third Pakistan batsman to achieve the milestone of 2000 T20I runs after Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez.