Second ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe today

HARARE: Pakistan will take on hosts Zimbabwe in the second one-day international (ODI) at the Harare Sports Club today (Saturday).


Pakistan are 1-0 up in the three-match series after beating the hosts in the first ODI by 131 runs at the same venue. The match will start at 12:30pm (PST).

Pakistan will be hoping for a better and more convincing batting performance, as their top order batsmen failed to deliver on the tour so far.

Scores of 29 for 3 and 34 for 2 in the T20s, and 35 for 3 up front in the opening ODI, suggest a persistent problem.

However, Pakistan s bowlers have taken 26 wickets in 77 overs during their trip to Zimbabwe. In the first ODI their spinners took all 10 just the sixth time in history that slow bowlers have managed the feat.

Heading into Saturday s second ODI, Zimbabwe will be determined to avoid another blowout, but with the way Pakistan are taking advantage of the conditions in the country, it s difficult to see how the hosts will come away with the win.