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Zim play for pride, Pak for clean sweep

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Sep 18, 2011 at 10:59am IST

Harare: Having lost the one-off Test, the one day international (ODI) series and the first Twenty20 match to Pakistan, Zimbabwe will be aiming to get off the mark in their second T20 clash against the visitors at Harare on Sunday.

Earlier, Pakistan stamped their authority over Zimbabwe on Friday, winning the first of two Twenty20 matches by a huge margin of 85 runs.

Mohammad Hafeez was the star of the show, scoring 71 before taking four wickets.

Zim to play for pride, Pak for clean sweep

Zimbabwe are yet to win a match in the ongoing series against Pakistan.

Pakistan raced to 198 for four - a record against Zimbabwe - with the highest previously set by South Africa with 194-6 at Kimberley last year and Then then bundled out Zimbabwe for 113 in the 16th over.

"Everyone is taking up their responsibility. Especially Hafeez, the way he's gone. Asad Shafiq too played very well," said Pakistan skipper Misbah Ul Haq.

"We just wanted the top order to play normal cricketing shots, and that's just what they did. The credit for the fielding goes to both coaches. Everyone understands how important this aspect of the game is these days, and the boys have worked hard to get to this level." added Misbah.

(With inputs from AFP)

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