In the second one-day match, Zimbabwe Select beat Pakistan Shaheens badly.
Pakistan Shaheens lost by 80 runs in the second one-day match of a six-match series on Friday, thanks to a great game from Blessing Muzarabani of Zimbabwe Select. This was the second loss in a row for the Pakistan Shaheens.
Tendai Chatara got rid of Saim Ayub for a golden duck on the first ball of the second innings as Pakistan Shaheens tried to reach their goal of 237 runs.
Even though Mohammad Hurraira was hit early, he got off to a fast start and scored 33 runs in 36 balls, including four boundaries and one six.
Blessing Muzarabani, who got a great fifty with the bat, was on fire as he messed up Shaheens’ batting order by getting Hurraira (33), Kamran Ghulam (0), and Hussain Talat (10), all of whom were very important wickets.
Half of Shaheens’ team was back in the locker room when Mubasir Khan and captain Imran Butt put together a 73-run partnership to get the team back on track.
Victor Nyauchi caught Imran Butt lbw after he had scored 45 runs with a lot of effort.
In the next over, Sean Williams also got rid of Mubasir (44), as well as Mehran Mumtaz.
The lower-order hitters for Shaheens didn’t last long, and they were all out for 156.
Earlier, Zimbabwe Select got to a good score with the help of a powerful innings from Blessing Muzarabani at number 11.
Shahanawaz Dahani got the first wickets for Shaheens when, in his second over, he got rid of Innocent Kaia (2) and Wessly Madhevere (0) in a row.
Zimbabwe kept losing wickets, and at one point, with 13 overs left, they were down to 57-5.
Ryan Burl and Clive Madande helped Zimbabwe’s innings out a lot, and together they scored 88 runs. Aamer Jamal made a big hit for the Shaheens and broke the partnership, which put more pressure on Zimbabwe. He quickly got rid of Clive Madande for 47 and Wellington Masakadza for 6.
Burl played a tough 47-run innings that included four fours and one six before Mehran Mumtaz got rid of him.
Select was 169-9 after 31.4 overs when Muzarabani took over. He hit seven fours and two sixes in 24 balls to score 50 runs without being out.
Even though he gave up 75 runs in his 10 overs, Aamer Jamal was the best bowler because he got five wickets.
Scores in a nutshell
Zimbabwe Select was out after 38.5 overs, with 236 runs (Blessing Muzarabani not out at 50, Ryan Burl at 47, and Clive Madane at 43; Aamir Jamal with 5/75 and Shahnawaz Dahani with 2/36).
Pakistan Shaheens: 156 all out in 37.3 overs (Imran Butt 45, Mubasir Khan 44, Muhammad Huraira 33; Blessing Muzarabani 4-23, Sean Williams 2-16, Victor Nyauchi 2-43)