Pakistan has registered their first win in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 with a six wickets victory against the Netherlands. Pakistan was beaten by their arch-rival India and Zimbabwe in the first two matches.
Opting to bat first at the Perth Stadium, the Dutch side were restricted to 91/9 in the allotted 20 overs. Shadab Khan was the star for Pakistan picking up three wickets. Mohamed Wasim Jr also grabbed a couple of wickets. Colin Ackerman scored 27 runs for the Netherlands. Apart from him, Only Scott Edwards (15) scored a double-digit figure.
Pakistan in reply calmly chased a mere target in 13.5 overs losing four wickets. Skipper Babar Azam’s horrific continued as he was run out for four runs. Mohamed Rizwan fell one short of his half-century as he was dismissed by in form van Meekeren. Fakhar Zaman added 20 runs before Shadab Khan finished things with a boundary. Brandon Glover pocketed a couple of wickets for the Dutch team.
Pakistan now needs to defeat both Bangladesh and South Africa to stand a chance to book a spot in the semifinal. Moreover, they need to depend on others’ results for their fate.