• Azam shines as Pakistan crush Zim

    Babar Azam scored a match-winning 82 to guide Pakistan to victory over Zimbabwe in the first T20I of the series.

    Azam, who opened the batting chasing 157 to win, scored his runs off 55 deliveries and hit nine fours and a six.

    He shared a decisive partnership with Mohammed Hafeez (36 off 32) as Pakistan cruised to a six-wicket victory.

    Zimbabwe would have been bitterly disappointed with their batting effort on a tame wicket.

    Only 20-year-old Wesley Madhevere was impressive, scoring 70 off 48 deliveries. Three batters got into the 20s and perished, which ultimately cost the Zimbabweans.

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    Juandre Joubert