Pakistan winning moments against Zimbabwe

Pakistan picks up a good win against Zimbabwe and into the finals they go along with Australia. Pakistan will now face Australia in the finals off course after the next two pool matches which are Pakistan playing against Australia and then the home side Zimbabwe going against Australia. But the finalist have been noted as both Pakistan and Australia have registered two wins in the pool matches and Zimbabwe could not win a single game so far. Hence it will be Pakistan and Australia in the finals. Now this win today was not easy for the Pakistan team. Zimbabwe team played well today. They batted well in the first innings. They could have made 180 runs as well but some good death overs bowling from Amir did not let them get to that total else this game would have been much tighter. Pakistan won it on the first ball of the final over.

Pakistan were chasing 162 runs in the second innings. Fakhar Zaman started hitting the ball earlier and a good solid opening partnership from Fakhar and Haris put Pakistan back in the game. The two left handers hit their shots and their fifty runs partnership was the launching pad for the Pakistan team. Then Haris got out and Talat came in. Now Talat had two failures in the first two games and hence he needed to hit something and he did that. In his innings of 44 he hit just one six. His strike rate on the other hand was well over hundred. Call it a very technical and clever knock from the left hander. Pakistan then lost Fakhar and Sarfraz Ahmed walked in himself. Now Sarfraz at number 4 has not impressed most of the fans so far. May be him getting 38 runs and remaining not out today might change the thinking of the fans.

The match was poised between the two sides. It could have been anybody’s game but Pakistan batters did not come under pressure. They remained calm and this was the key to their win. There was a time in the final over when the gap between runs required and ball in hands was panicking the Pakistani fans but not the Pakistani batters. Sarfraz the captain of the Pakistan team remained in the center till the end and this matters a lot that your captain is still batting. Shoaib Malik came in and hit a few big ones and soon the game was again under control for Pakistan. In the final over the first ball was tapped on the off side towards the deep third man. The ball went across the fence and there it was the winning runs for Pakistan. Sarfraz Ahmed in the presser though mentioned that he is not happy with the way his team bowled today.

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