HARARE, Zimbabwe – Pakistan won the series-deciding Twenty20 against Zimbabwe by 24 runs on Sunday after a 91 not out from Mohammad Rizwan and another half-century from the prolific Babar Azam.
Rizwan and skipper Babar (52) propelled Pakistan to 165-3 in 20 overs as the tourists batted first at Harare Sports Club.
Hasan Ali sealed the series 2-1 for Pakistan with 4-18 off his four overs and Zimbabwe only managed 141-7.
Zimbabwe had a chance of an upset and a first ever victory in a bilateral T20 series when opener Wesley Madhevere’s 59 helped it to 102-1.
Pakistan applied the pressure at the back end of the innings and Ali ended up removing four of Zimbabwe’s top six batters.
The win puts Pakistan on course for a highly successful tour of southern Africa after winning an ODI and T20 series in South Africa.
Pakistan ends off its trip with two tests in Zimbabwe.