Pakistan beat Zimbabwe in the three-match ODI series by 2-1 and registered their first series victory in ICC ODI Super League.
All three matches were played in Rawalpindi. In the first two ODI matches Pakistan outperformed Zimbabwe and in the last ODI Zimbabwe bounced back and registered a win in the super over. In this series players like Brendan Taylor, Babar Azam and Sean Williams stepped up as all three scored one hundred and fifty each.
And in bowling, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, and Blessing Muzarabani were top class and each of three bowlers picked up five wickets haul. The likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Chamu Chibhaba, and Fakhar Zaman disappointed a lot.
All the major stats and facts from the three-match ODI series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Rawalpindi :
Series Result :
Pakistan 2 - 1 Zimbabwe
1st ODI - Pakistan won by 26 runs
2nd ODI - Pakistan won by 6 wickets
3rd ODI - Match tied (Zimbabwe won in Super Over)
2 - The third ODI match was tied - second tied ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe, ninth tied ODI for Pakistan, and eighth tied ODI for Zimbabwe.
5/49 - Blessing Muzarabani's bowling figures of 5/49 are the best bowling figures for Zimbabwe against Pakistan in ODI cricket.
Best bowling figures for ZIM against PAK in ODI cricket -
5/49 - Blessing Muzarabai at Rawalpindi, 2020
4/18 - Heath Streak at Sharjah, 1997
4/32 - Everton Matambanadzo at Peshwar, 1996
4/36 - Bryan Strang at Harare, 1995
12 - Babar Azam scored his 12th ODI hundred in the last ODI - the third most ODI hundreds for Pakistan.
Most ODI hundreds for PAK -
20 - Saeed Anwar
15 - Mohammad Yousuf
12 - Babar Azam
11 - Mohammad Hafeez
10 - Ijaz Ahmad / Inzamam ul Haq
22 - The win in the third ODI was Zimbabwe's first-ever win against Pakistan on Pakistan soil in 22 years. Before this win, they defeated the hosts back in 1998.
204 - Brendan Taylor scored 204 runs in this ODI series - the second-most runs for Zimbabwe in an ODI series against Pakistan.
Most runs for ZIM in an ODI series against PAK -
212 - Andy Flower, 2002
204 - Brendan Taylor, 2020
197 - Sean Williams, 2020
776 - Brendan Taylor has scored 776 runs against Pakistan in ODIs. The sixth most runs by any batsman in Pakistan - Zimbabwe ODI history.
Most runs in PAK v ZIM ODIs -
1033 - Mohammad Yousuf
906 - Grant Flower
852 - Andy Flower
835 - Inzamam ul Haq
793 - Younis Khan
776 - Brendan Taylor