ZIM v PAK: Pakistan suffered a stunning defeat in opposition to Zimbabwe within the second T20I.© AFP
Zimbabwe surprised Pakistan, beating them by 19 runs within the second Twenty20 Worldwide (T20I) on the Harare Sports activities Membership on Friday. This was Zimbabwe’s first-ever victory within the format in opposition to Pakistan and what was extra stunning was that it got here defending a modest complete of 119 in opposition to a robust batting line-up comprising the likes of Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, to call a couple of. Pakistan, taking part in with their full power squad, have been bowled out for simply 99 as Zimbabwe levelled the three-match sequence 1-1. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam (41off 45 balls) scored nearly half of the runs for his facet however they nonetheless did not get to the entire, after a dismal batting show by remainder of the batting unit. Other than their skipper, solely two different Pakistan gamers have been in a position to get into the double digits. Whereas Pakistan followers have been enraged by their staff’s poor batting, cricket lovers from different elements of the world could not consider what they only witnessed and turned the chance right into a meme-fest.
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Earlier, Pakistan received the toss and opted to bowl and their bowlers bought them on the entrance foot by limiting Zimbabwe to 118/9 of their 20 overs. Tinashe Kamunhukamwe top-scored for the hosts, scoring 34 off 40 balls on a tough batting pitch, whereas no different batsman might get previous the 20-run mark. Mohammad Hasnain and Danish Aziz picked up two wickets apiece, whereas remainder of the wickets went to 5 completely different bowlers.
In reply, Pakistan’s middle-order did not put up any combat and crumbled like a pack of playing cards, handing Zimbabwe a exceptional victory. Luke Jongwe was the wrecker in chief for Zimbabwe as he took 4 wickets, together with the essential wicket of Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, He returned with the figures of 4/18 in 3.5 overs and was adjudged the Participant of the Match for his spectacular match-winning spell.