Zimbabwe provides one other upset as they beat Pakistan by 1 run. This loss may simply finish Pakistan’s hopes for the ICC T20 World Cup. The upset got here from the Optus stadium within the final fixture for the day.
Pakistan didn’t chase 130 and fell prey to an distinctive bowling efficiency by Zimbabwe. A goal of 130 appeared simple sufficient to chase on the Optus Stadium, however Zimbabwe believed in themselves and placed on a struggle proper from the phrase go.
Having misplaced their captain Babar Azam for simply 4 runs, Pakistan may really feel the stress and aggression that Zimbabwe was imposing on them. Shortly after Babar received out, their no.1 T20 batsman Mohammad Rizwan was clear bowled by Blessing Muzarabani.
From then on, it was solely Shan Masood who stored his wicket for a while whereas batsmen on the different finish had been brief guests. Masood did rating a 44, however as a result of he needed to maintain his wicket, he may not likely speed up his innings.
Pakistan wanted to construct a partnership, however they weren’t ready for Sikandar Raza. Raza got here into the assault and altered the dynamics of the sport. He picked up three wickets very quickly and put Pakistan on the again foot. Raza was named star of the match for his sensible bowling figures of three for 25 in 4 overs.
The Pakistan batting lineup has been depending on Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan for a really lengthy. Prior to now, this has been a problem when Azam and Rizwan get out, the Pakistan batting lineup crumbles. This was a problem with India as nicely a while in the past as a result of the highest three batsmen had been in such good type they’d end off the match, and the center order was not getting sufficient sport time.
With Pakistan, it’s a comparable difficulty; Babar and Rizwan have been on the high of their sport and have seen off the vast majority of Pakistan’s matches. However at any time when they fail, the center order finds it troublesome to take the staff throughout the road as a result of they haven’t received sufficient batting time.
After Eire beat England, that is the second most upsetting outcome within the T20 World Cup. This loss places Pakistan on a thread of hope. As of now, it seems like India and South Africa may qualify for the playoff and Pakistan’s hope of profitable the event is shattered.