Pakistan vs Zimbabwe (PAK vs ZIM) Match Highlights: The T20 World Cup 2022 match was played between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the Perth ground on Thursday. In this match, Zimbabwe defeated Pakistan and registered their first win in the tournament which made a big upset. This is the second defeat for Pakistan.
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe (PAK vs ZIM) T20 World Cup 2022, Match Highlights:
Pakistan played their second match against Zimbabwe in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on Thursday. The Pakistani team did not seem to learn anything from the defeat against India and once again Zimbabwe defeated Pakistan in the last ball match.
Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first. Pakistan allowed Zimbabwe to score 130 for eight on the basis of fast bowler Mohammad Wasim (4 for 24) and spinner Shadab Khan (3 wickets). Wasim was the most successful bowler, he and Shadab Khan together dismissed seven players. This spoiled the momentum of Zimbabwe, which had started well.
Haris Rauf also gave his best economical performance in T20 bowling, conceding 12 runs in four overs with a maiden and a wicket. Zimbabwe captain Craig Irwin (19 runs) and Wesley Madhevere (17 runs) put on 42 for the first wicket. Started off well by adding runs. The partnership came to an end by Rauf when his fast delivery was caught by Irwin at short fine leg to Mohammad Wasim.
Two balls later, Madhevere also reached the pavilion, he was dismissed leg before by Wasim, whose review was taken by this batsman which was unsuccessful. Milton Shumba (08) also could not help his team and get caught by Shadab on his own ball. Sean Williams (31 runs) and Sikandar Raza (09) added 31 runs for the fourth wicket that Shadab gave a double blow in the 14th over. Due to this, Zimbabwe’s team lost its momentum after a good start.
Shadab first dismissed Williams and then Regis Chakabwa. In the next over, Wasim also gave double blows to Zimbabwe. Raza again failed to repeat his form in the qualifier and then Luke Jongwe was also bowled off the next ball. Brad Evans made 19 off 15 balls and Ryan Burle remained unbeaten on 10.
Pakistani batsmen stumble
In response, the Pakistani team made a very poor start and both its star openers Babar Azam (4) and Mohammad Rizwan (14) returned cheaply to the pavilion. After this, Shan Masood played an innings of 44 runs off 38 balls but when he was dismissed in the 16th over, Pakistan had lost three more wickets. Shan Masood proved to be the sixth wicket.
Iftikhar Ahmed 5 runs, Shadab Khan 17 runs and Haider Ali 0 run also returned cheaply to the pavilion. When Shan Masood was dismissed, Pakistan’s score was 94 for 6 with about 5 more overs to go, while Pakistan had to go a long distance of 131 runs to win.
Thrilling final over
In this match that went till the last over, Pakistan needed 11 runs to win in the last over. Nawaz took 3 runs on the first ball of this over and also hit a four on the second ball. But by taking 1 run off the third ball, the match started turning. No run was scored on the fourth ball. Now 3 runs were needed from the last two balls but Nawaz was caught on the fifth ball while Shaheen Afridi took a run on the last ball but was run out while running for the second run and Zimbabwe won the match by 1 run.
Pakistan’s innings, Babar Azam failed
Pakistan captain Babar Azam could not even run against India and his trend continued in the second match of the T20 World Cup 2022 as well. Babar’s bat did not work against Zimbabwe and he was dismissed after scoring just 4 runs. There Mo. Rizwan also could not walk in this match and he lost his wicket for 14 runs.
Apart from this, Iftikhar Ahmed had 5 runs, Shadab Khan had 17 runs and Haider Ali lost his wicket on a duck. Shan Masood scored 44 runs and he was stumped by Raza. After this Mohd. Nawaz scored 22 runs while Wasim Jr played an unbeaten 12 not out. Shaheen Afridi was run out after scoring one run and the team lost. Sikandar Raza took 3 wickets for Zimbabwe and was the most successful bowler.
Pakistan’s playing XI
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah.
Zimbabwe playing XI
Regis Chakabha (wk), Craig Irwin (c), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Brad Evans, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Mujarbani, Richard Ngarwa.