ZIMBABWE’s Chevrons have levelled the series after beating Pakistan by 19 runs in their second T20I at Harare Sports Club on Friday.
The hosts had set 118 for nine before Pakistan were bowled out for 99 on a day Brendan Taylor was captain.
“Big turnaround from the first game. They were very professional in the field and the bowlers had clear minds and executed their plans perfectly,” Taylor was quoted as saying by cricinfo.
“I can’t say I was confident but the character shown was great. We dug deep, we managed to
squeeze Pakistan and our commitment got us over the line.
“As a batting unit, we need to fire a little more in the Power play. We feel they’re a stronger bowling unit han a batting unit, and if we get 140-150, we can challenge them.”
Luke Jongwe was Player of the Match on a great fielding day for Zimbabwe.
“It was a bit difficult later on in the innings. I kept on changing the pace and working on my
strengths,” Jongwe said.
Babar Azam was disappointed with the way they responded to a total that looked easier to reach.
“We played poor cricket. Credit to Zimbabwe who came back so strongly today. We continue to struggle in the middle order, but we need guys to step up,” he said.
“The wicket was similar to the other day, but it was double-paced. That’s not an excuse, we’re a professional side, and we should have chased this down.”