Zimbabwe’s Luke Jongwe (centre) celebrates with team-mates after their victory over Pakistan in the second T20 match at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on Friday. Associated Press
Pakistan managed 149-7 in their 20 overs with their in-form wicketkeeper batsman Rizwan anchoring the innings after they were sent in to bat.
After the loss of recalled Sharjeel Khan for 18 off the last ball of the fourth over, Rizwan and Azam put on 126 runs for the second wicket before the captain was out for 52 in the third ball of the final over.
Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi claimed five wickets while Wahab Riaz scalped four as the hosts managed to thwart a fighting Zimbabwe and win the first ODI by 26 runs in Rawalpindi on Friday.
Dubai, the headquarters of the International Cricket Council, is all set to stage the finals of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi has a third UIM F2 world championship title within his grasp after claiming pole position in dramatic style for Sunday's final round of the series in Portugal.
Dubai Ride, one of the key highlights of Dubai Fitness Challenge, is all set to return to Sheikh Zayed Road on Friday 5 November after its historic debut last year, offering cyclists a unique opportunity to pedal along Dubai’s main traffic artery against the backdrop of some of the city’s most famous landmarks.