Participant of the Match Rizwan performed a lone hand for his workforce with 82 not out as they posted 149 for seven of their 20 overs.
The house facet, who haven’t certified for the T20 World Cup in India later this yr, had been all the time simply behind the speed and will solely handle 138 for seven in reply.
After being despatched in to bat, the Pakistan innings was dominated by Rizwan, whose unbeaten 82 got here from 61 balls. Nobody else scored greater than 15, with off-spinner Wesley Madhevere the choose of the house bowling assault with 2-11 from two overs.
Craig Ervine top-scored within the Zimbabwe reply with 34, however he was out to leg-spinner Usman Qadir (3-29), who additionally claimed the important thing wicket of residence captain Sean Williams (9). Usman is the son of former Pakistan nice Abdul Qadir and made his debut within the latest sequence in South Africa.
Zimbabwe had been with out their most skilled batsman Brendan Taylor, who pulled out of the sport with a abdomen bug.
The second match within the three-game sequence might be performed on the identical venue on Friday. The limited-overs fixtures might be adopted by two Exams.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf
Zimbabwe: Sean Williams (capt), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava
Umpires: Iknow Chabi (ZIM) and Langton Rusere (ZIM); TV umpire: Christopher Phiri (ZIM); Match Referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)