Pakistan's performance disappoints Babar Azam: Pak vs Zim

Pakistan's skipper Babar Azam said the team's result on Friday was deceptive and the win over Zimbabwe had opened the eyes as the T20I World Cup arrived.

"We have chased 200 of them against South Africa, so we'd have to chase [119]. Yet we... played bad cricket, "The skipper told the Pakistan Cricket Board in a Twitter video (PCB).

The skipper said the middle order had not only collapsed, but the batsman of the team couldn't do as in the past.

"The whole order of batting collapsed today and Zimbabwe should have been given credit for their recovery," said the skipper.

The captain said that it was the same wicket as the last match when Pakistan beat Zimbabwe and that he couldn't turn the blame.

"The professional player adapts to his situation. [There is no reason to blaming the pitch]. During the match, our middle order struggled and we will try to increase their game, "He said.

In fact, the T20I World Cup is in the corner, and before that, the 26-year-old said, we are trying to figure out team problems.

"The matches ahead are going to try to make good combinations," he said.

Zimbabwe began to beat Pakistan by 19 runs, with Men In Green failing to achieve the 119-run target, in the second set of the three-match T20I series in Harare Sports Club.

Pakistan was bowed out by Zimbabwe for 99 runs with one spare ball—marking the first win over the T20I Men In Green.