Pakistan thump Zimbabwe by eight wickets, sweep T20 collection

Picture Supply : AP

Pakistani spinner Usman Qadir (centre) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Zimbabwe’s batsman Milton Shumba throughout their third Twenty20 cricket match on the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi


Pakistan thumped Zimbabwe by eight wickets in Elton Chigumbura’s farewell worldwide match and swept the Twenty20 collection Three-Zero on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old Chigumbura obtained a guard of honour from the Pakistan gamers when he got here out to bat for the final time however that was the one goodwill supplied by the house facet.

Legspinner Usman Qadir took Four-13 and stunted Zimbabwe hopes of a difficult complete at 129-9.

Pakistan raced to a successful 130-2 in solely 15.2 overs in opposition to a listless Zimbabwe bowling assault.

Abdullah Shafiq, promoted on debut as an opener forward of captain Babar Azam, went 41 not out, and Khushdil Shah, taking part in in his fourth T20, smashed 30 not out off 15 balls with three fours and three sixes.

“It’s important to give an opportunity to children,” Azam stated. “Abdullah Shafiq actually batted nicely … (and) when my mate Usman Qadir performs, it makes me actually comfortable.”

Opening batsman Fakhar Zaman‘s poor run of type continued when he was out for 21, giving Milton Shumba his first wicket in T20s.

Haider Ali adopted his half-century within the second sport with 27, then Shafiq and Shah added a sturdy 51 off solely 22 balls to complete the collection.

Earlier, Zimbabwe captain Chamu Chibhabha achieved his prime rating within the collection of 31, however his teammates had been outfoxed by Qadir’s googlies and sharp legspin.

Chibhabha and Brendan Taylor (eight) smashed quick bowler Haris Rauf for 19 runs within the second over of the innings, however they could not unravel Qadir.

Taylor holed out to the backward sq. leg boundary in Imad Wasim’s (2-27) first over, and Craig Ervine couldn’t money in on his first alternative within the collection when Rauf returned within the powerplay and acquired the vanguard of the left-hander’s bat.

Chibhabha tried to be aggressive in opposition to Qadir however it price him his wicket when he top-edged a pull shot and holed out within the deep.

Qadir added two wickets in his third over when he had left-hander Shumba stumped on debut off a pointy googly and located the sting of Wesley Madhevere’s bat.

Qadir capped a superb spell off his final ball when wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan took a pointy catch down the legside to dismiss Chigumbura on 2 for his eighth wicket in his debut T20 collection. Zimbabwe slipped to 87-7 in 14 overs.

Donald Tiripano (28) and Wellington Masakadza (11) shared the very best stand of 33 runs off 19 balls which enabled Zimbabwe to cross the 100-run mark. Each fell within the penultimate over and Zimbabwe was restricted to its lowest complete within the collection.

Zimbabwe misplaced the previous ODI collection 2-1.

“Not fairly the end to the collection we had needed,” Chibhabha stated, “(however) it’s good to see a couple of children developing.”

Combat in opposition to Coronavirus: Full protection

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *