In this section, you will know a match which is played between Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Before this match, Pakistan played its first T20 ICC world cup match against India. Pakistan lost that match. It was a close match. Two players Hardick Pandiya and Virat Kohli reached their team to victory.
Zimbabwe Won the toss and elected to bat
Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first. In the first over Zimbabwe batters, Wessely Madhevere and Graig Ervin did 14 scores. It was a pleasant start from Zimbabwe batters. In the next over the Zimbabwe score was 22. In the beginning, pressure prevailed Pakistani team.
In the last ball of 5th over the Zimbabwe captain, Graig Ervin played a pull shot and was caught by Waseem Jr. It was Haris Rauf who got the wicket of Zimbabwe captain Graig Ervin. In the second ball of the 6th over Waseem Jr got the wicket of Wessely Madhevere. He was lbw out by Pakistani fast bowler Waseem Jr.
In the 10th over the third wicket of Zimbabwe lost. Shadab Khan bowled and caught himself the catch of Milton Shumba. At that time Zimbabwe’s score was 64. On the fifth ball of the 14th over Shadab Khan bowled left-handed batsman Sean Williams and got his second wicket of the match.
This time score of the Zimbabwe team was 95. On the very next ball, Shadab Khan took his third wicket to out Regis Chakabva. Babar Azam, the skipper of the Pakistani team took a fantastic catch of Regis Chakabva. He went to the pavilion without scoring.
In the 15th Waseem Jr took a big wicket of Zimbabwe batter Sikandar Raza. He was caught by Haris Rauf. On the next ball, Waseem Jr bowled Luke Jongwe. He also went to the pavilion without a score. In the last over Waseem Jr bowled the dangerous batsman Bradley Evans. He did 19 runs from 15 balls. At last Zimbabwe team did 130 runs by losing 8 wickets.
Pakistan team Batting
The Zimbabwe team did not give Pakistan team a huge target. It seemed the Pakistan cricket team will win the match very easily, but couldn’t. The start of the Pakistan team was very slow. In the 4th over the skipper of Pakistan was caught out by Burl. Bradley Evans took his wicket.
Muhammad Rizwan, the wicketkeeper tried his best to play a big inning, but could not. Muzarabani, the right-arm fast bowler of the Zimbabwe team bowled Muhammad Rizwan in his second over. At this time, the Pakistan team’s score was only 23, when it lost its second wicket.
After losing two big wickets, the Pakistan team’s left-handed batter Shan Masood took responsibility to proceed with the score of his team. Not a single batter gave supported him in winning the most important match.
In the 14th over, when the match was in the Pakistan team’s hands shadab Khan caught out. Sikanadr Raza a spin bowler of Zimbawe team his wicket. Haider Ali lbw was out on the very next ball of Sikandar Raza. At the end of the 15th over, the Pakistan team’s score was 93 by losing wickets.
The match was still in the Pakistan team’s hands. In the 16th over, the dangerous batsman Shan Masood was stumped out. He did 44 scores by facing 38 balls.
Pakistan team needed 33 runs from 24 balls. Waseem Jr and Muhammad Nawaz struggled to win the match. In the last Pakistan, the team needed only 11 runs. On the fifth ball of the last over, when the Pakistan team needed only 3 runs, Nawaz was caught by Ervine.
Shaheen Shah Afridi faced the last ball to score 3 runs but could a single. Hence Pakistan team lost its most important match and perhaps is now out of the tournament.