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Watch: Pommie Mbangwa’s elation at commentary box after Zimbabwe’s famous win over Pakistan

Mpumelelo Mbangwa gave one of the iconic commentary moments on Thursday at Optus stadium in Perth.In a T20 World Cup thriller, Zimbabwe snatched a famous victory from the Men in Green by one run. Pommie Mbangwa who was in the AIR at the time as a commentator was over the moon as Zimbabwe was victorious at the end. His reactions were lauded by the netizens and many former and current cricketers. Commentary on the final ball.When Zimbabwe beat Pakistan.#PAKvsZIM #PAKvZIM#ZIMvPAK #ZIMvsPAKpic.twitter.com/JAN715h6wx — Cricket Videos🏏 (@Crickket__Video) October 27, 2022 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Pakistan’s Bazid Khan who was next to the former Zimbabwe player seemed shellshocked by what had just happened.Pakistan entered as favourites into the World Cup with a formidable pace ...
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Pakistan’s Babar defends move to play extra pacer after Zimbabwe loss

Pakistan captain Babar Azam defended his decision to play an extra fast bowler in Thursday’s shock Twenty20 World Cup defeat by Zimbabwe but said the 2009 champions were not up to the mark in all departments after their campaign was left in tatters. Paceman Mohammad Wasim’s inclusion at the expense of batter Asif Ali looked to have paid off initially after he claimed 4-24 to restrict Zimbabwe to 130-8 but a batting collapse meant that Pakistan managed only 129-8 in 20 overs at Perth Stadium. It was Pakistan’s second defeat in as many games following a heart-breaking last-ball loss to arch-rivals India and they now face a must-win game against the winless Netherlands on Sunday to keep alive their slim semi-final hopes. “It’s very hard as a team or as a captain. We weren’t up to the mark ...
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ICC T20 World Cup 2022 | Babar Azam defends move to play extra pacer after Zimbabwe loss

It was Pakistan's second defeat in as many games following a heart-breaking last-ball loss to arch-rivals India It was Pakistan's second defeat in as many games following a heart-breaking last-ball loss to arch-rivals India Pakistan captain Babar Azam defended his decision to play an extra fast bowler in Thursday's shock Twenty20 World Cup defeat by Zimbabwe but said the 2009 champions were not up to the mark in all departments after their campaign was left in tatters.Paceman Mohammad Wasim's inclusion at the expense of batter Asif Ali looked to have paid off initially after he claimed 4-24 to restrict Zimbabwe to 130-8 but a batting collapse meant that Pakistan managed only 129-8 in 20 overs at Perth Stadium.It was Pakistan's second defeat in as many games following a heart-breaking ...
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Watch: Zimbabwe fans celebrate after team defeats Pakistan in T20 World Cup

The often overlooked Zimbabwe team shook the cricketing world to the core on Thursday night when they defeated Pakistan by 1 run at the Perth stadium in their T20 World Cup encounter. The nation was watching with bated breaths as the last over began with Pakistan needing 11 runs from it. After getting tonked for a 3 and a four with fuller balls, bowler Brad Evans adjusted to hit the hard length for three of the final 4 balls. The result? Zimbabweans were screaming their heads off and lying on the ground in joy. The fourth was a rasping seamer that beat the bat. Dot ball. The fifth, another hard length, was weakly shovelled to mid-off by Nawaz, and Mohammad Wasim Jr sunk to the ground. He was not on strike, and probably knew the game was up. It was. The final ball was the surprise fuller...
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Sikandar Raza’s sleight of hand & twists of fate help Zimbabwe sting Pakistan at WC

By the time Sikandar Raza dragged his weary body to collect the man of the match award, he was both emotionally and physically drained. Beads of sweat were dripping from his brow, eyes were moist with tears of joy and words stuttered and stumbled from his mouth. He would pause between sentences so that he could catch his breath, his gaze would scatter, and he would lose the drift of a sentence midway through it. A riot of emotions had seized him. “I think I’m lost for words. My throat’s dry, probably because of all the emotions,” he would say. The match was straight out of his sweetest dream. The 38-year-old hoarded nine runs, a useful contribution in a match Zimbabwe snuck home by a run, picked up the wickets of top-scorer Shan Masood, Haider Ali and Shadab Khan with his “mystery spin”...
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I had already said Pakistan will come back this week. And India will come back next week after playing semi-final. Voh bhi koi tees-maarkhan nahi hai: Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan players Shoaib Akhtar, Aaqib Javed, Moin Khan Waqar Younis and Misbah-ul-Haq have come out strongly after Pakistan’s loss to Zimbabwe. Akhtar blamed the entire set up from Babar Azam the captain to Rameez Raja the PCB chairman. Aaqib Javed said he was shocked to see some of the techniques of the batsmen. And Moin Khan said it seems they never prepared for the bouncy tracks of Australia as they lacked basic technique. Akhtar would also add that India would be out of the world cup at the semi-final stage. Waqar felt the Pakistan openers were batting with a fear that team would collapse if they get out and Misbah questioned if there was any game plan to the bowling. Shoaib Akhtar on his YouTube Channel: I have been saying this repeatedly, these openers, the middle order are...
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How Ricky Ponting inspired Sikandar Raza to plot Pakistan’s downfall in T20 World Cup

Words of motivation from the legendary Ricky Ponting inspired Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza as he played a key role in his side’s stunning one-run win over former champions Pakistan in the T20 World Cup here on Thursday. Raza came up with yet another brilliant performance as he took three wickets for 25 runs from his quota of four overs to play a key role in the massive upset and grabbed his third man-of-the-match award. “One more thing I thought. There was a small clip sent to me this morning of Ricky Ponting having a small word. I was excited, I was nervous, I was thrilled about today,” Raza said at the post-match presentation. "He just seems to know exactly what to do, when to do it." 🙌 Ricky Ponting talks about the brilliance of Sikandar Raza and his recent success. Lessons by...
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Zimbabwe stun Pakistan: Big turning points of the T20 World Cup thriller in Perth | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan experienced their worst nightmares of recent times on Thursday as they suffered a shock one run defeat against minnows Zimbabwe in Perth. Chasing a par 131 for victory, Pakistan could only get to 129 in stipulated 20 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. Sikandar Raza was the star of the match for the African nation as his bowling effort of 3 for 25 along with disciplined bowling from the rest of his teammates helped Zimbabwe secure a historical win at the cricketing carnival Down Under. One for the history books 👏Iconic moments captured after Zimbabwe's astonishing one-run win against Pakistan.… https://t.co/W3OlgVSZJ6— ICC (@ICC) 1666884258000Pakistan who were pretty good in the first half of the match only had themselves to blame as their batters had a horrible outing ...
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How Pakistan can qualify for T20 World Cup semi-finals after bitter defeat to Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe beat Pakistan by one run in a final-ball thriller to register their first Super 12 win at the T20 World Cup. Pakistan, who were beaten by arch-rivals India in their opening match, now find their tournament hopes in tatters after failing to reach a modest target of 131 against Zimbabwe at Perth Stadium. Zimbabwe’s win has now made Pakistan’s equation in Group 2 to qualify for the semi-final an interesting one. Firstly, Pakistan needs to win all their remaining three matches. Secondly, the men in green must win all three matches by a big margin to maintain a healthy net run rate. Thirdly, they must hope that other results go their way- including South Africa losing to India and Pakistan. Zimbabwe losing their remaining two matches out of three  (versus India, Netherlands, and Ba...
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T20 World Cup: Mohammad Wasim Jr or Mohammad Hasnain who should be in Pakistan’s XI ?

Pakistan lost a nail-biting game against India at MCG. Since the defeat, the Pakistan Ex-players are calling for Mohammad Hasnain into the side. The 22-year-old hailing from Hyderbad in Pakistan is both capable with the ball and bat. The right-hander averages 24 with the bat in T20I and has picked 27 wickets in 25 games. Wasim Akram, Misbah-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Malik on the Pakistan TV show ‘A Sports’ were all of the same opinion that the young all-rounder needs to be on the side. It is not about who bowls when it is about who comes to bat after 6 batters given the long square boundaries said, Shoaib Malik. Hasnain has experience playing in the Big Bash League. The Sydney Thunder player had an impressive outing in the league. He picked up seven wickets in five games with an a...