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Pakistan 165/3 (20 ov)
Zimbabwe 141/7 (20 ov)
Pakistan won by 24 runs.
Player of the match: Hasan Ali
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Pakistan win by 24 runs and win the T20I Series 2-1!

This brings us to the end of the Third and Final T20 International of this series between Zimbabwe and Pakistan. These two sides will be doing battle again from Thursday, when the Test Series starts off. For all the latest scores and updates, Sportskeeda is the place to be. Meanwhile, this is me, Abhinav Kumar and my colleague, Pradeep Somashekar signing off and thanking you for joining us today. Goodbye and stay safe!
Post-Match Quotes: -

Wesley Madhevere: - Quite sad that we couldn't get the result we wanted. But we are still working towards improving as a team and hopefully, we will win the next time we play. We had planned to attack from the start, thus I just tried to go with the flow. I discussed with the coaches and they've guided me on how to pace an innings. We still are quite a young team in the process of a rebuild, but hopefully, we will do better on the next occasion.

Hasan Ali, Player of the Match: - I'm always happy to contribute to a team victory. Till the time that we are all upbeat in our body language, we generally perform well. Zimbabwe played really well, but we always thought that the situation is under our control. We were always aware that we can get back in the game with one wicket as the ball wasn't coming onto the bat well.

Mohammad Rizwan, Player of the Series: - The pitch was quite good in the initial overs for the new ball phase. After the powerplay overs though, the ball had started to keep low. We were aware that it'll be difficult for the new batsman to come in and immediately adjust to the wicket and this is why we played this way. We just tried to keep ourselves aware of the game situation and bat right through to the end, especially for Babar Azam and me. We decided mutually that we'll both try to hit when we can and the other will bat to the end.

Sean Williams, Zimbabwe Captain: - This was an exciting series for us, there are a few young players coming through and the more chances they get, then we can make it to the World Cup. It's still a young side, but we really need to play a lot more aggressively against spinners. The senior players are moving aside to ensure that the younger players can establish themselves in this side. This has been an exciting series and we are looking forward for the Test series, where we will have a few new faces for that.

Babar Azam, Pakistan Captain: - This was a proper team effort. The openers had given us a good start and Rizwan and I had discussed that one of us will have to bat to the end and that a big partnership is required from the two of us. The ball was coming onto the bat well in the initial overs and we had planned to aim at a 150-160 type score. Zimbabwe batted really well in their first 10-11 overs, but credit to our pacers for bringing us back in the game and winning it.
That's the end of a valiant fight from Zimbabwe, who tried their absolute best, but eventually fall short to end up at 141/7 in 20 overs, with Pakistan winning by 24 runs.

Wesley Madhevere was the top scorer for Zimbabwe, with a superb 59 runs from 47 balls and he got some super support from the young left-hander Tadiwanashe Marumani, who scored 35 runs from 26 balls. Their partnership was worth 65 runs for the 2nd wicket, but after Marumani's dismissal, the Zimbabwe innings went into a tailspin. Opener Tarisai Musakanda looked scratchy at the top, with just 10 runs from 11 balls, while in the middle, the veteran Brendan Taylor really got stuck in the middle & couldn't score much at all, ending up with a poor 20 runs from 22 balls, while skipper Sean Williams could get only 9 runs from 7 balls. The other Zimbabwe batsmen couldn't add much to the scoreboard.

The Pakistani bowlers were under pressure at the start, but it was Hasan Ali who really turned it on and delivered a match-winning spell of 4/18 in his 4 overs, and he was backed up by Haris Rauf, who got a couple of wickets in the final over, to end up with 2/34 in 4 overs, with Mohammad Hasnain coming back really well in the middle overs, with 1/26 in 4 overs. Faheem Ashraf bowled a decent spell too with 0/30 in 4 overs, while the two spinners Usman Qadir and Mohammad Hafeez both getting a couple of overs, with Qadir being taken for 0/17 in 2 overs, while Hafeez conceded 0/13 in 2 overs.

This game and this series has been quite a pot-boiler and Pakistan have edged out to win this T20 Series 2-1. Stay tuned for quotes from the Presentation Ceremony!
Over: 20 | Summary: 4 W 1 1 W 0 Bowler: Haris Rauf Score: 141/7
19.6 Haris Rauf to Wellington Masakadza, THAT'S IT! Pakistan win the series by 2-1 and a good come back from them in the second half of the chase. That was a smearing yorker from Rauf from around the wicket and Masakadza just manages to dig it out in the end
That is the end of a poor inning from the veteran. who really failed to get going at all, with his hoick ending up in the hands of Mohammad Rizwan at long-on and Zimbabwe are 141/7 after 19.5 overs.

Blessing Muzarabani is the new batsman in the middle.
19.5 Haris Rauf to Brendan Taylor, OUT! CAUGHT! That was full toss on the off-stump as Taylor backs away to send that one over long-off but no power in it as he mistimes it down to the long-off fielder's throat
19.4 Haris Rauf to Wellington Masakadza, back of a length on the leg-stump line as Masakadza on the backfoot tucks it on the on-side as they pick up a single
19.3 Haris Rauf to Brendan Taylor, back of a length on the outside off as Taylor backs away and drives it down the ground to long-off for a single
Now Haris Rauf also gets into the act and this time, he's gotten the wicket of Luke Jongwe whose slog ended up in the hands of the fielder in the deep midwicket region and Zimbabwe lose their 6th wicket for 139.

Wellington Masakadza is the new batsman at the crease.
19.2 Haris Rauf to Luke Jongwe, OUT! CAUGHT! Short delivery on the off-stump as Jongwe backs away and looks to pull but aerial as the long-on fielder comes across and takes an easy catch in the end
19.1 Haris Rauf to Luke Jongwe,  good length delivery on the outside off as Jongwe plays a pre-meditated ramp shot and gets it past the keeper and Sharjeel chases it but it was Hasnain who flies across and stops it in the end as they pick up a couple
Another brilliant over from Hasan Ali, with only 3 runs and the wicket of Sean Williams falling in it and after 19 overs, Zimbabwe are 135/5. They need to score 31 runs in the last over, which is almost impossible now.

Haris Rauf will be bowling the last over.
Over: 19 | Summary: 1 W 1lb 0 1 0 Bowler: Hasan Ali Score: 135/5
18.6 Hasan Ali to Brendan Taylor, terrific over from Hasan Ali. Another slower one, touch fuller on the outside off as Taylor too early into the shot and misses that one completely
18.5 Hasan Ali to Luke Jongwe, too full and another yorker on the off-stump as Jongwe drills that one down the ground towards long-on for a single
18.4 Hasan Ali to Luke Jongwe, OH DEAR! That was a brilliant yorker on the middle and leg into Jongwe as he backs away and looks to send it over the mid-wicket but misses the leg-stump by a whisker
18.3 Hasan Ali to Brendan Taylor, change of pace, short delivery into Taylor on the off-stump as he swivels to pull but too early into it and misses, hits him on the forearm in the end and they pick up a single
That's the fourth wicket for Hasan Ali and what a spell he has bowled today, with the Zimbabwe captain Sean Williams the latest to go and Zimbabwe are almost out for the count.

Luke Jongwe is the new batsman at the crease.
18.2 Hasan Ali to Sean Williams, OUT! CAUGHT! Over the wicket to Williams, that was a slower one and he goes too early into the lofted shot with no power in it absolutely and he's holed out at deep mid-wicket and that's a BIG WICKET for Pakistan!
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