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Pakistan's brittle middle-order batters were restricted at 129-8 in a thrilling game at Perth after Zimbabwe chose to bat first and struggled against pace on a bouncy wicket to make 130-8.
It just proved enough for Zimbabwe, helped by 14 extras.
Unorthodox spinner Sikandar Raza bagged 3-25 and brought Zimbabwe back in the hunt in the 14th over with the wickets of Shadab Khan and Haider Ali off successive deliveries. Raza then dealt a major blow by having top-scorer Shan Masood (44) stumped off a wide ball down the leg side in the next over.
"I'm lost for words, my throat's dry probably because of all the emotions," Raza said. "The way our seamers started at the top as well is just unbelievable and the way we backed it up in the field and the way we kept believing, I don't think there's any words I can share right now."
Mohammad Nawaz, who made 22, brought the target down to 11 off the last over and Mohammad Wasim narrowed it to three off the last three deliveries before Brad Evans had Nawaz caught at long off and then Shaheen Afridi was run out off the final ball with Pakistan falling short of the target.
Earlier, Pakistan's tactics of going with four fast bowlers worked out well with Wasim picking up 4-24 and Shadab bowling a tidy spell of 3-23 in the middle overs.
Zimbabwe got off to a flying start of 42 in five overs before slipping to 95-7, losing four wickets for no runs. Sean Williams top-scored with 31 before Shadab ignited the collapse by clean bowling Williams and Babar Azam grabbed a superb one-handed catch offered by Regis Chakabva over his head in the lone slip.
Pakistan will need to chase 131 to get the win over Zimbabwe after a solid bowling effort in the back half of that innings.
Zimbabwe's opening pair came out on fire, but after Haris Rauf got Pakistan the opening wicket of Craig Ervine, it was mostly all Pakistan.
Rauf finished with the most economical figures of his T20I career, finishing with 1-12 off his four overs.
However, the chief destroyers were leg spinner Shadab Khan (3-23 off four) and 21-year-old seamer Mohammad Wasim (4-24 off four).
Pakistan well on top now after that bright start from Zimbabwe, who are now 6-95 in the 15th over.
However, the highlight of the fielding effort was skipper Babar Azam's one-handed worldie at slip off Shadab Khan to dismiss Regis Chakabva.
The skipper dived full length and stretched out his right hand to take an unbelievable catch, with Shadab more stunned than anybody!
"It's brilliant," he said after he completion of Zimbabwe's innings.
"We didn't expect it because nowadays he misses chances a bit. He's dropping a few catches but this was extraordinary."
Been a good fightback from Pakistan after Zibabwe got off to a flyer earlier.
Zimbabwe is 2-47 after the first six overs, and it's been a powerplay period of two halves!
The two openers, captain Craig Ervine and young gun Wessly Madhevere got off to the perfect start, putting on 42 for the first wicket in the first five overs.
However, Pakistan has since removed both, with Haris Rauf getting rid of Ervine before Madhevere was trapped lbw by Mohammad Wasim.
It looks a good wicket, this.
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been hit for 14 runs in the opening over, with 11 of them coming to Wessly Madhevere!
He's one of Zimbabwe's brightest young batting prospects and he's shown all of his skill in that opening over.
Not a single shot was played in anger, just pure timing of the ball.
Craig Ervine has won the toss at Perth Stadium and has elected to bat first against what is a strong Pakistan bowling attack.
There was plenty of bounce on offer on Tuesday night for both Australia and Sri Lanka's paceman on this deck, so it'll be interesting to see the likes of Haris Rauf pounding the wicket.
Will we get another upset?
India has gone to the top of Group 2 with a healthy 56-run win over the Netherlands.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first and saw some valuable time at the crease as his side posted 2-179 in their 20 overs.
In response, India's bowling attack was terrific, led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-9 off three overs), Axar Patel (2-18 off four) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2-21 off four).
India's Suryakumar Yadav is named the Player of the Match for his unbeaten 51 off just 25 deliveries.
India is looking like it'll get a very, very handy net run rate boost the way this match is going.
Their bowling attack has been terrific right from the outset when Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled maidens in his first two overs.
They're going to be a tough team to back against for the remainder of this tournament you'd think. Just firing on all cylinders.

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