Zimbabwe win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan in 1st Test of two match series

Zimbabwe win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan in 1st Test of two match series Zimbabwe win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan in 1st Test of two match series

Harare: Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat first against Pakistan at Harare Sports Club in the first cricket Test of two match series on Thursday (today), scheduled to start at 12:30 PM as per Pakistan’s standard time (PST).

In the last and deciding match of the three-match T20 series, Pakistan trampled Zimbabwe by 24 runs to win the series 2-1.

The Three-match series has been won by Pakistan 2-1 as in the second match of the series, Zimbabwe crushed Pakistan by 19 runs and made history by winning the first-ever T20 against Pakistan while guests beat the hosts in the first T20 by 11 runs.

Pakistan squad

Babar Azam (capt), Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Zahid Mehmood, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Zimbabwe squad

Brendan Taylor (capt), Prince Masvaure, 2 Kevin Kasuza, Tarisai Musakanda,  Brendan Taylor, Regis Chakabva (wk),  Luke Jongwe,  Wellington Masakadza,  Donald Tiripano,  Blessing Muzarabani,  Victor Nyauchi.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has defeated South Africa by 3-1 in their recent four-match T20I series while Zimbabwe lost by 0-3 in their last three-match T20I series against Afghanistan.

Earlier in 2020, Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 2-1 in the One Day Internationals (ODI) series and then swept them 3-0 in the T20I series.

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