With the help of half-century from captain Babar Azam, Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by six wickets in the first T International match on Saturday. Azam completed his 15th half-century with 82 off 55 balls. Pakistan scored 157 runs for four wickets in 18.5 overs to increase to 1.0 in the three-match series.
Mohammad Hafeez scored 36 runs in 32 balls. Azam shared an 80-run partnership with him. Fast bowler Mujarabani took two wickets for 26 runs. Earlier, Wesley Madhevere scored an unbeaten 70 with nine fours and a six to take Zimbabwe to 156 for six.
Elton Chigumbura, who is going to say goodbye to cricket after this series, scored 21 off 13 balls. Haris Rauf and Wahab Riaz took two wickets each for Pakistan. The second match will be played on Sunday.