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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I 17 Monday May 2021 153208000000 Zimbabwe won by 19 runs Cricinfo Commentary updated on 17 Monday May 2021 153208000000 ZIM - 118/9 (20) PAK - 99 (19.5) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 17 Monday May 2021 153208000000 CRR:  4.99 Player of the Match Luke Jongwe Scorecard Refresh Commentary It's results like these that reinforce that famous saying 'cricket is an unpredictable game'. Zimbabwe had no business winning this after that batting effort of theirs. As it turned out, they forced Pakistan into a worse performance and that means that the decider is set up nicely. Do join us for that one. Until next time, it's goodbye from us. Cheers! Brendan Taylor | Winning captain: Big turnaround from the first game and that's all that you can ask of your players. They executed the plans superbly. I'd be lying if I say that I was confident (of defending 118) but we dug deep in the powerplay. We managed to squeeze Pakistan, and our commitment and dedication helped us get over the line. As a batting unit, we need to fire better in the powerplay. That takes the pressure off the middle overs. 140-150 are winning scores here. Luke Jongwe | Player of the Match: I just want to thank Almighty for this game and my teammates as well as coach. It got difficult to bat later on in the innings and I just kept varying the pace, something that I'm good at. (On his celebration) I tried copying it from Shamsi of South Africa. Babar Azam | Losing captain: We played poor cricket in the batting department. Credit to Zimbabwe for playing good cricket. The surface was stopping a bit and was two-paced. But it's no excuse, we're professionals and need to deal with it. Hopefully we will come back strong in the next game. Ryan Burl : Can't believe what happened. It was over in a flash. Cricket is a funny game. My job was to bowl one end tight, lucky I got the wickets of Fakhar and Hafeez. I carried on and was quite economical. After the third wicket, they weren't really damaging us, but all credit to the fielders. I don't think we dropped or fumbled anything today. 14:22 Local Time, 12:22 GMT, 17:52 IST: Move over Chepauk, the Harare Sports Club has given us a low-scoring contest and a shock result. 118 was clearly below-par on this pitch even with the slowness that it had. But Pakistan never got going in the Powerplay and perhaps took it easy on a dying surface where slower balls were simply unhittable. Babar held the innings for a while but even he succumbed to the pressure that came out of nowhere. leaving Pakistan with no answers. Take no credit away from Zimbabwe though. Their bowlers read the surface well and executed their slower balls brilliantly. Crucially, they held their nerve while being on top and the series is now 1-1 with the decider left. 19.5 Luke Jongwe to Arshad Iqbal, out Caught by Ryan Burl!! Zimbabwe register their first-ever T20I win against Pakistan ! The joy among the boys can't be described. They're simply over the moon. Jongwe wraps up the formalities, takes pace-off and Iqbal's slog is miscued completely. Only as far as mid-off. Arshad Iqbal c Ryan Burl b Luke Jongwe 0(1) Luke Jongwe to Arshad Iqbal, THATS OUT!! Caught!! Arshad Iqbal, right handed bat, comes to the crease 19.4 Luke Jongwe to Haris Rauf, out Caught by Brendan Taylor!! The victory march has started for Zimbabwe already and they're having fun with each wicket now. Another slower ball from Jongwe, grips a bit off the deck and Rauf can only spoon this straight to cover. Haris Rauf c Brendan Taylor b Luke Jongwe 6(5) [6s-1] Luke Jongwe to Haris Rauf, THATS OUT!! Caught!! 19.3 Luke Jongwe to Haris Rauf, no run, another slower ball, Rauf swings hard but doesn't connect 19.2 Luke Jongwe to Haris Rauf, no run, short and outside off, Rauf swings hard but misses Mohammad Hasnain, right handed bat, comes to the crease 19.1 Luke Jongwe to Usman Qadir, out Usman Qadir Run Out!! BIg confusion and Qadir sacrifices his wicket. Completely missed the slog against the off-cutter and wasn't thinking about scrambling a bye. Haris Rauf wanted the single and it's easy for Chakabva to throw it towards Jongwe who does the rest. Way short is Qadir. Usman Qadir run out (Chakabva/Luke Jongwe) 0(1) Luke Jongwe to Usman Qadir, THATS OUT!! Run Out!! Right, so 20 needed off the final over. Pakistan have only their tail out there but they can swing their willows hard. A mini-conference there from the Zimbabwe players. Jongwe to finish. PAK: 99-7 after 19 overs 18.6 Muzarabani to Haris Rauf, no run, slower ball into the surface this time, Rauf gets a dose of his own medicine as he is beaten on the slog. Way too early into the shot 18.5 Muzarabani to Haris Rauf, SIX , bang! Clean hitting from Rauf! It's gone out of the ground! Muzarabani misses his length a bit and this has been slogged powerfully over long-on. Excellent hit but Pakistan need loads more 18.5 Muzarabani to Haris Rauf, wide , dug in short, Rauf swings and misses. It's too high though Load More Commentary

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I

Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I 17 Monday May 2021 153208000000

Zimbabwe won by 19 runs

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 17 Monday May 2021 153208000000

ZIM - 118/9 (20)
PAK - 99 (19.5)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 17 Monday May 2021 153208000000
CRR:  4.99

Player of the Match

Commentary

It's results like these that reinforce that famous saying 'cricket is an unpredictable game'. Zimbabwe had no business winning this after that batting effort of theirs. As it turned out, they forced Pakistan into a worse performance and that means that the decider is set up nicely. Do join us for that one. Until next time, it's goodbye from us. Cheers!

Brendan Taylor | Winning captain: Big turnaround from the first game and that's all that you can ask of your players. They executed the plans superbly. I'd be lying if I say that I was confident (of defending 118) but we dug deep in the powerplay. We managed to squeeze Pakistan, and our commitment and dedication helped us get over the line. As a batting unit, we need to fire better in the powerplay. That takes the pressure off the middle overs. 140-150 are winning scores here.

Luke Jongwe | Player of the Match: I just want to thank Almighty for this game and my teammates as well as coach. It got difficult to bat later on in the innings and I just kept varying the pace, something that I'm good at. (On his celebration) I tried copying it from Shamsi of South Africa.

Babar Azam | Losing captain: We played poor cricket in the batting department. Credit to Zimbabwe for playing good cricket. The surface was stopping a bit and was two-paced. But it's no excuse, we're professionals and need to deal with it. Hopefully we will come back strong in the next game.

Ryan Burl: Can't believe what happened. It was over in a flash. Cricket is a funny game. My job was to bowl one end tight, lucky I got the wickets of Fakhar and Hafeez. I carried on and was quite economical. After the third wicket, they weren't really damaging us, but all credit to the fielders. I don't think we dropped or fumbled anything today.

14:22 Local Time, 12:22 GMT, 17:52 IST: Move over Chepauk, the Harare Sports Club has given us a low-scoring contest and a shock result. 118 was clearly below-par on this pitch even with the slowness that it had. But Pakistan never got going in the Powerplay and perhaps took it easy on a dying surface where slower balls were simply unhittable. Babar held the innings for a while but even he succumbed to the pressure that came out of nowhere. leaving Pakistan with no answers. Take no credit away from Zimbabwe though. Their bowlers read the surface well and executed their slower balls brilliantly. Crucially, they held their nerve while being on top and the series is now 1-1 with the decider left.

19.5 Luke Jongwe to Arshad Iqbal, out Caught by Ryan Burl!! Zimbabwe register their first-ever T20I win against Pakistan! The joy among the boys can't be described. They're simply over the moon. Jongwe wraps up the formalities, takes pace-off and Iqbal's slog is miscued completely. Only as far as mid-off. Arshad Iqbal c Ryan Burl b Luke Jongwe 0(1)

Luke Jongwe to Arshad Iqbal, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Arshad Iqbal, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.4 Luke Jongwe to Haris Rauf, out Caught by Brendan Taylor!! The victory march has started for Zimbabwe already and they're having fun with each wicket now. Another slower ball from Jongwe, grips a bit off the deck and Rauf can only spoon this straight to cover. Haris Rauf c Brendan Taylor b Luke Jongwe 6(5) [6s-1]

Luke Jongwe to Haris Rauf, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

19.3 Luke Jongwe to Haris Rauf, no run, another slower ball, Rauf swings hard but doesn't connect

19.2 Luke Jongwe to Haris Rauf, no run, short and outside off, Rauf swings hard but misses

Mohammad Hasnain, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.1 Luke Jongwe to Usman Qadir, out Usman Qadir Run Out!! BIg confusion and Qadir sacrifices his wicket. Completely missed the slog against the off-cutter and wasn't thinking about scrambling a bye. Haris Rauf wanted the single and it's easy for Chakabva to throw it towards Jongwe who does the rest. Way short is Qadir. Usman Qadir run out (Chakabva/Luke Jongwe) 0(1)

Luke Jongwe to Usman Qadir, THATS OUT!! Run Out!!

Right, so 20 needed off the final over. Pakistan have only their tail out there but they can swing their willows hard. A mini-conference there from the Zimbabwe players. Jongwe to finish.

PAK: 99-7 after 19 overs

18.6 Muzarabani to Haris Rauf, no run, slower ball into the surface this time, Rauf gets a dose of his own medicine as he is beaten on the slog. Way too early into the shot

18.5 Muzarabani to Haris Rauf, SIX, bang! Clean hitting from Rauf! It's gone out of the ground! Muzarabani misses his length a bit and this has been slogged powerfully over long-on. Excellent hit but Pakistan need loads more

18.5 Muzarabani to Haris Rauf, wide, dug in short, Rauf swings and misses. It's too high though