After Pakistan's latest series success, Babar looks to the West Indies

After a successful South Africa tour with a two-stroke victory over Zimbabwe Monday, Pakistani captain Babar Azam praised his players - and he looked to his squad on a planned West Indies tour in July.

Pakistan took five overs to win the rest of Zimbabwe on the fourth day of the second Harare Sports Club Test and took 2-0 to take the series.

For 37 years, Shaheen Shah Afridi has trapped Luke Jongwe for a 5-wicket haul. He's taken 5 to 52.

Zimbabwe was all out for 231 who resumed at nine at 220.

Speaking at the post-match presentation, Babar said his players showed character and he was very happy with batsmen, especially man Abid Ali, who did not score 215 in Pakistan's only innings.

"The Abid Ali and Azhar Ali partnership were important," he said. In the second handstand of 236, Azhar scored 126.

"Our batsmen have high trust and we have a big show in the West Indies," Babar said.

The three tests and three 2020 internationals in the Caribbean are to be played in Pakistan.

Captain of Zimbabwe Brendan Taylor said in both tests he was deceived by his side but praised the bowlers of Pakistan.

"They're at you all the time. They are an invasion of world-class, and they have made it really hard for us," he said.

Hasan Ali, the fast bowler, was declared the series man. He took nine-match numbers for 89 at the same venue in the first test and took the best five at the first wickets of the second test for 27.

"I want to see something positive," Taylor said. "It is off the mark to complete two games within 3 days or just 3 days.

"We have a lot to deal with, particularly when it comes to batting, maybe the mental side. A bit more discipline than that. Five days the wicket played well enough."

But Taylor said that in a line, wounded by injuries to four leading batsmen there were some positive signs.

"The efforts of the men I can't fault. They are a young, energetic side that wants to learn and improve day after day."

Innings and 116 runs won the first test for Pakistan.

It was the 4th successive win in Pakistan on a tour of South Africa lasting seven weeks. South Africa was defeated 2-1 in the international day and 3-1 in 220 internationals before Zimbabwe were defeated 2-1 in a T20 series.

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