Zimbabwe vs Pakistan: Babar Azam shifts focus to imminent West Indies tour after finishing 2-0 Take a look at sweep
Harare: Pakistan captain Babar Azam lauded his gamers after they accomplished a profitable southern Africa tour with a second straight innings victory over Zimbabwe on Monday — then seemed forward to his group’s deliberate tour of the West Indies in July.
It took Pakistan 5 overs to take the remaining Zimbabwe wicket to seal a win by an innings and 147 runs on the fourth day of the second Take a look at at Harare Sports activities Membership and take the sequence 2-0.
Shaheen Shah Afridi had Luke Jongwe caught behind for 37 to finish a five-wicket haul. He took 5 for 52.
Zimbabwe, who resumed at 220 for 9, had been all out for 231.
Talking on the post-match presentation, Babar mentioned his gamers had proven character and he was significantly happy with the efficiency of the batsmen, particularly man-of-the-match Abid Ali, who scored 215 not out in Pakistan’s solely innings.
“The partnership between Abid and Azhar Ali was essential,” he mentioned. Azhar scored 126 in a second-wicket stand of 236.
“The arrogance of our batsmen can be excessive and we’ve got an vital sequence within the West Indies arising,” mentioned Babar.
Pakistan are on account of play three Assessments and three Twenty20 internationals within the Caribbean.
Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor mentioned he was dissatisfied together with his group’s batting in each Assessments however praised the Pakistan bowlers.
“They’re at all times at you. They are a world-class assault they usually made it very troublesome for us,” he mentioned.
Quick bowler Hasan Ali was named man of the sequence. He had match figures of 9 for 89 within the first Take a look at on the identical venue and took a career-best 5 for 27 within the first innings of the second Take a look at.
“I wish to have seen extra positives,” mentioned Taylor. “To complete each video games in three days or simply after three days is off the mark.
“We have lots of issues to handle, significantly with the batting, possibly the psychological facet of that. Slightly extra self-discipline. The wicket performed effectively sufficient to take it 5 days.”
However Taylor mentioned there had been some promising indicators in a facet depleted by accidents to 4 main batsmen.
“I can not fault the fellows’ efforts. They’re a younger facet, filled with enthusiasm, eager to be taught and to get higher day-to-day.”
Pakistan gained the primary Take a look at by an innings and 116 runs.
It was Pakistan’s fourth successive sequence win on a seven-week southern Africa tour. They beat South Africa 2-1 in one-day internationals and 3-1 in Twenty20 internationals earlier than defeating Zimbabwe 2-1 in a T20 sequence.
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