Zimbabwe has stunned Pakistan in a low-scoring thriller to hand their second consecutive defeat. Pakistan were beaten by India in their previous match, and Zimbabwe on the other hand grabbed one point after their clash against South Africa was washed out.
Requiring 11 runs from the last over, Brad Evans conceded seven from first two balls, however, hold his nerves to take Zimbabwe home. Chasing 131, Pakistan were 36/3 in the 8th over. Shan Masood then scored 44 to stabilise Pakistan’s inning. Mohamed Nawaz despite scoring 22 at the end couldn’t seal the victory. Sikandar Raza who picked up three wickets was adjudged as player of the match. Brad Evans also grabbed a couple of wickets.
Earlier in the first inning, opting to bat first at Perth Stadium, Zimbabwe posted an average score of 130 in the allotted 20 overs. Sean Williams scored 31, whereas Craig Ervine and Brad Evans contributed 19 runs each. Mohammed Wasim Jr grabbed four wickets while Shadab Khan picked up three scalps.
Zimbabwe will face Bangladesh in the next clash on 30th October at the Gabba. Pakistan will be facing the Netherlands on the same day at Perth Stadium.