Johannesburg, Aug 24 (ANI): Pakistan opened their tour of Zimbabwe with a comfortable victory in the first Twenty20 international on Friday as Ahmed Shehzad shone with the bat and Shahid Afridi struck with the ball.
According to Sport24, Shehzad's measured 70 allowed Pakistan to post a dominating total of 161 for five, before Afridi snubbed out Zimbabwean resistance with three wickets to secure a 25-run victory.
Although Zimbabwe were much better from the side that lost a recent one-day series against India 5-0, they let things slip in the field midway through the Pakistan innings and also lost their way after a good start with the bat, the report said.
The two teams will meet again at the same venue in the second and final Twenty20 international on Saturday, the report added. (ANI)