Paul Stirling led the composed Irish team with a superb fifty and their bowlers did well in a crunchy game vs. Zimbabwe who lost the match on the final ball.
The young left arm bowler of Zimbabwe, Brian Vitori, ripped through the perishable batting line up of Pakistan as Zimbabwe took a reasonable 1st innings lead.
A couple of fifties from the top order batsmen of Pakistan led by Younis Khan brought stability to their batting while chasing a sufficient score of Zimbabwe.
Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor shared a solid partnership of 110 runs but the Pakistani bowlers brought their team back in the game at stumps on day one.
Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq fought well as the top order batsmen of Pakistan crumbled again in their 2nd innings against the fiery spell of Zimbabwe bowlers.
The match saving partnerships between Azhar Ali, Misbah-ul-Haq along with another one of Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan took Pakistan to prosperity vs. Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe defeated Bangladesh in the first T20 by a narrow margin as the middle and lower order batting of the visitors crumbled after a solid start.