2nd ODI: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets

2nd ODI: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets

Bulawayo (Agencies): Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the second one-day international at Queens Sports Club on Monday. Pakistan lead five-match series 2-0.

Pakistan: 195-1 in 36 overs (Fakhar Zaman 117 not out, Imam-ul-Haq 44)

Zimbabwe: 194 all out in 49.2 overs (Hamilton Masakadza 59, Peter Moor 50; Usman Khan 4-36, Hasan Ali 3-32) by 9 wickets.

On July 13, Pakistan also defeated Zimbabwe by 201 runs in the first ODI match.

Opener Imam-u-Haq hit a sure-footed 128, lifting Pakistan to 308-7.

Asif Ali, making his one-day international debut for Pakistan , blasted 46 off 25 balls in a typical cameo act, while in-form Fakhar Zaman scored 60 off 70 balls.

Babar Azam, returning from an injury, contributed 30 off 34 balls.

Pakistan are starting the series  as clear favourites, but captain Sarfraz Ahmed expects the hosts to be challenging opponents in their home conditions as their tour moved to Bulawayo for five games in the longer of cricket´s two short formats.