HARARE (Agencies) - Pakistan could wrap up the ODI series in Harare, with a match to spare for experimentation. They held their nerve in a tense victory on Thursday, but will want to consolidate their position by turning in a more dominant performance this time. For that, they will need a better start from the opening batsmen and bigger contributions from the middle order. If that happens, and is complimented with the same feistiness Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq showed in the first match, the batting line-up will provide a formidable challenge to Zimbabwe. Pakistan's fast bowlers can look forward to a more helpful surface and Zimbabwe will have to steel themselves to contend with the likes of Aizaz Cheema in more accommodating conditions. The visiting spinners did a good containing job in the first match and much of the same will be expected of them in Harare. Zimbabwe will want to prove their performance against Bangladesh was not a one-off. They have left the curse of Bulawayo behind and return to the happy hunting ground of Harare. The venue itself should lift the home team, who prefer the bounce and carry of the Harare pitch to the slower surface in Bulawayo. Zimbabwe's bowling attack will be more comfortable with the slight assistance they will receive, although Coach Alan Butcher acknowledged that they will have to work harder against Pakistan than they did against Bangladesh. On the whole, Zimbabwe have shown signs of progress, remaining competitive until the final over of the first ODI and scoring over 240 runs in the chase. Shoaib Malik will want to prove that he still has what it takes to perform at the top level. He was out to an outlandish catch from Tatenda Taibu in Bulawayo, after facing only five balls, so spending some time at the crease is bound to at the top of Malik's agenda after being out of the game for over a year. The last time he played a big innings was during the Champions Trophy in 2009, when Pakistan beat India. Zimbabwe are likely go back to their three-pronged seam attack, bringing back Kyle Jarvis and Brian Vitori.