Usman Khan Shinwari once again put an impressive performance with the ball as he claimed four wickets for just 36 runs in his quota of overs to restrict Zimbabwe to 194 runs
Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first. They did not have an ideal start as they lost both of their openers Brian Chari and Chamu Chibhabha for 18 runs.
The skipper Hamilton Masakadza and Tarisai Musakanda had a decent 62-run partnership before the latter lost his wicket after scoring 24 (34).
Ryan Murray joined hands with his captain to contribute 35 runs, Hamilton Masakadza fell to Shoaib Malik after scoring 59 (75), Asif Ali took a brilliant catch to dismiss him.
After Masakadza’s departure, it was the Zimbabwean wicketkeeper-batsman, Peter Moor, who showed a lot of resilience and went on to score 50 off 86 deliveries.
The rest of Zimbabwe’s batsmen could not create much of an impact.
Apart from Shinwari, Hasan Ali took three wickets, while Shoaib Malik picked one. Two of Zimbabwe’s batsmen got run out in their inning.