Harare (July 05, 2018): Pakistan are looking to regain ground on Australia in their second encounter of the T20 tri-series. This match will be played today at 01:00 pm PST at Harare Sports Club.Both sides have guaranteed their spots in Sunday’s final after Pakistan consigned the hosts Zimbabwe to a third straight defeat on Wednesday. But Pakistan need a strong performance if they are to seriously challenge Australia, who have been in scintillating form.
The first meeting between the sides yielded a nine-wicket win for Aaron Finch’s team, who won with 11.1 overs to spare after Billy Stanlake’s 4/8 helped restrict Pakistan to just 116.Captain Finch hit a 33-ball 68* in that chase, but that was just a warm-up for what was to come the following day, when the brutal right-hander made a record 172 off 76 balls against Zimbabwe.
There were pleasing contributions from Pakistan’s batsmen in their Wednesday outing, when Fakhar Zaman hit 47, Hassain Talat scored 44 and an unbeaten 38 by Sarfraz Ahmed. But they must find away of surviving and scoring quickly off the tall, pacey Stanlake if they are to compete with the Aussies.