Fakhar Zaman scored a career-best 61 from 40 balls as Pakistan kicked off the T20 Tri-Series with a 74-run win over hosts Zimbabwe in Harare.
The opener topped the 50 he hit against New Zealand in Auckland in January as Pakistan racked up 182-4 from their 20 overs, Shoaib Malik (37no off 24) and Asif Ali (41no off 21) swelling the score by slamming an unbroken 61 from the last five overs.
Zimbabwe were bowled out for 108 in reply, with tailender Kyle Jarvis unable to bat having suffered a suspected broken thumb while fielding - the former Lancashire seamer now surely out of the week-long series.
Tarisai Musakanda top-scored with 43 on debut but Solomon Mire (27) and Elton Chigumbura (14) were the only other players to reach double figures.
Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Khan and Hasan Ali bagged two wickets apiece for Pakistan before Mohammad Hafeez struck twice in the 18th over to wrap up the innings in his first bowl since having his action cleared.
Pakistan will look to make it two wins in as many games on Monday when they face Australia, who come into the series on the back of six straight white-ball losses to England.
Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Australia will play each other twice in the group stage before the top two sides meet again in the final next Sunday.
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