T20 World Cup 2022
Zimbabwe Pulls Off An Improbable Win Over Pakistan
By CricShots - Oct 27, 2022 8:59 pm
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Zimbabwe has pulled off an improbable win over Pakistan in the Super 12 game of the T20 World Cup 2022 in a nail-biting game. Despite managing to post a below posting a paltry 130/8 batting first, their bowlers, led by Sikandar Raza, helped their side to script one of the most memorable victories in their cricket history.

Zimbabwe dominated Pakistan

Zimbabwe made the equation in Group 2 to qualify for the semi-final interesting with a phenomenal one-run win over Pakistan on Thursday. They were invited to bat first and the opening pair played some brilliant drives in the powerplay. However, after getting a good start of 42 runs from 5 overs, they were unable to carry the momentum forward and ended up scoring a below-par 130/8.

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Sean Williams was the leading run-getter as he smashed 311 off 28 balls. Chasing down 131 seemed to be an easy task for Pakistan as they had a solid opening pair of Mohammed Rizwan and Babar Azam, However, Zimbabwe’s bowling unit hit the right areas consistently making the contest a close one.

Sikandar Raza struck with a brilliant spell, taking three wickets while Brad Evans chipped in with a couple of wickets as well. A lone resistance from Shan Masood, who scored 44 runs, was of no help as the equation was boiled down to 11 runs from the last six balls.

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It was a topsy-turvy final over as Pakistan looked on their way to getting over the line after Mohammad Wasim smashed a boundary on the last ball. However, Brad Evans bowled the last two balls outside off in areas where the batters failed to connect the ball well. Just when Pakistan were in need of three runs to win on the last ball as Ervine was completely alert to quickly throw the ball back to the wicketkeeper after collecting it to secure a remarkable win.

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