Following story was posted prior to the beginning of Pakistan vs Australia T20 at Harare on July 2, 2018
In their second match of Twenty20 Tri-Series being played in Zimbabwe, Pakistan will take on Australia at Harare on Monday.
In the ICC T20 Ranking, Pakistan are atop with 3,270 points while Australia are at third with 1,959 points. The third team in the Competition – the Host Zimbabwe – are at 12th with 817 points.
Both Pakistan and Australia have so far played 14 T20 Internationals against each other since September 2007. Out of which, seven ended in Pakistan’s favour, six resulted as Australia being the winner while one match was tied.
Earlier on Sunday, Pakistan thrashed Zimbabwe in the inaugural match of the event by 74 runs.
Pakistan’s 8th consecutive win in T20Is, now their longest winning streak. Only one team has won more games on the trot – Afghanistan (11). #ZIMvPAK
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 1, 2018
After being asked to bat first by Zimbabwe, Pakistan scored 182 runs for 4 in 20 overs. Fakhar Zaman with 61 runs and Asif Ali with 41 (not out) remained Pakistan’s top scorers.
Shoaib Malik scored unbeaten 37 runs, the Captain Sarfraz Ahmed 16, Hussain Talat 10 and Muhammad Hafeez made seven runs.
For Zimbabwe, Tendai Chisoro grabbed two wickets whereas Kyle Jarvis and Chamu Chibhabha took one wicket each.
In reply, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 108 runs in 17.5 overs. Tarisai Musakanda scored the highest 43 runs for his Side followed by the Opener Solomon Mire with 27. Kyle Jarvis didn’t arrive for batting as he had suffered an injury in his right hand while making an attempt to take a catch.
Pakistan’s Muhammad Nawaz, Usman Khan, Hasan Ali and Muhammad Hafeez bagged two wickets each. Shadab Khan also picked up one wicket.
In the T20 Tri-Series, each team will play each other twice while the final T20 will take place on July 8.