Zimbabwe beat Pakistan by 1 run in their second match of the World T20.

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Zimbabwe won the match against Pakistan by 1 run in their 2nd match of the T20 World Cup on Thursday, October 27 at the Optus Stadium. This was a great loss for Pakistan, as they also lost their previous match against India. This may rule Pakistan out of this World Cup.

The bowling that Zimbabwe did throughout the match was exceptional, and they were able to prevent Pakistan from scoring any substantial runs, which ultimately led to their victory. The earlier match that Zimbabwe played against South Africa was called off because of rain, so this will be a fantastic opportunity for Zimbabwe to advance further in the qualification round. Even though South Africa had complete control of the match the whole time, both teams were awarded 1 point because the match was dismissed. If it hadn’t been for the rain during that match, South Africa would have been a lock to take home the victory. It was great luck for Zimbabwe in that match. On the other hand, it was bad luck for South Africa.


Zimbabwe triumphed in the coin toss and elected to bat first, but they were unable to fare well against Pakistan’s bowling attack today. Today, Pakistan’s performance on the field was highlighted by the wickets taken by Mohammad Wasim (four), Shadab Khan (three), and Haris Rauf (one). Today, Zimbabwe was only able to achieve a total of 130 runs in the match, and they lost eight wickets while doing so. This was not a very good score for them to defeat Pakistan at first. The maximum number of runs scored for Zimbabwe was 31 by Sean Williams off of 28 balls, although he hit only three fours during his innings. The only other Zimbabwean to score 19 runs was Bradley Neil Evans, who did it off of 15 balls, while Craig Ervine did so off of 19, respectively.

When the came time for Pakistan to chase this modest amount of run, they were met with trouble by Zimbabwe’s baller. They were unable to score a significant number of runs, and as a consequence, they suffered a narrow defeat against Zimbabwe by only one run. They had a very poor batting order performance, while the Zimbabwe bowler displayed the best performance they could muster in this match and blocked Pakistan in 129 runs. During the course of this encounter, Pakistan suffered the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs.

Shan Masood got the most runs for Pakistan with 44 off of 38 balls, yet he only hit three fours during his innings. Other than him, Pakistan’s Mohammad Nawaz scored 22 runs off of 18 balls, and Shadab Khan scored 17 runs off of 14 balls. Nawaz had a fantastic opportunity to help his side win this match and become a hero, but he lost his wicket in the very last moment when his team needed him the most. This prevented Nawaz from fulfilling either of those potential outcomes. During today’s match, Pakistan committed a number of critical errors, which ultimately resulted in their defeat at the hands of Zimbabwe.


During the match that took place today, Zimbabwean players Sikandar Raza took three wickets, Bradley Neil Evans grabbed two wickets, Blessing Muzarabani took one wicket, and Luke Jingwe took one wicket.

Zimbabwe now at the 3rd position at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup’s point table with 3 points after finishing their 2nd match in team 2 where they win one match and the other match was canceled due to Rain. The 1st position was taken by India with 4 points and 2nd position taken by South Africa with 3 points.

The match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh is scheduled to take place at the Gabba Stadium on Sunday, October 30, at 9:00 am. The match between Pakistan and the Netherlands is scheduled to take place at the Optus Stadium on Sunday, October 30, at 1:00 pm local time.

In the other matches that took place today, South Africa defeated Bangladesh by a score of 104 runs, while India defeated the Netherlands by a score of 56 runs.

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: 130/8 (20 Overs)

Pakistan: 129/8 (20 Overs)

Zimbabwe won by 1 run against Pakistan.

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