Well, Zimbabwe repeated the same mistake they did in the first ODI. Their innings lacked valuable partnerships which could well be the cause of their downfall. The hosts were off to a sedate start. Ervine and Kaia took time to settle in the middle but once they did, Ervine lost his focus and yet again the skipper could not make the most of his start. After this wicket, Zimbabwe saw a good patch with Wesley Madhevere scoring briskly. The batters got good starts but were unable to make it count. It was the stand between Raza and Kaia of 67 runs that stood out for the hosts, where the latter racked up his maiden half century. Once, this stand was broken they started losing wickets in a flurry. In the end, Ryan Burl played a gritty knock to add some impetus to the scoring rate.