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RESULT
2nd T20I, Harare, April 23, 2021, Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe
(19.5/20 ov, T:119) 99

Zimbabwe won by 19 runs

Player Of The Match
4/18
luke-jongwe
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Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe 118/9(20 overs)
Pakistan 99/10(19.5 overs)
Babar Azam 41 (45)
Danish Aziz 22 (24)
Luke Jongwe4/18 (3.5)
Ryan Burl2/21 (4)

Proud as punch, Brendan Taylor walks up. "Big turnaround from the first game. They were very professional in the field and the bowlers had clear minds and executed their plans perfectly. I can't say I was confident but the character shown was great. We dug deep, we managed to squueze Pakistan and our commitment got us over the line. As a batting unit, we need to fire a little more in the Powerplay. We feel they're a stronger bowling unit than a batting unit, and if we get 140-150, we can challenge them"

Luke Jongwe is the Player of the Match. Jongwe thanks his teammates and coach. "It was a bit difficult later on in the innings. I kept on changing the pace and working on my strengths." He admits he was copying Shamis with that boot celebration. Shamsi's active on Twitter, so let's wait and see what he thinks of it.

A dejected Babar Azam walks up to the stage. "We played poor cricket. Credit to Zimbabwe who came back so strongly today. We continue to struggle in the middle order, but we need guys to step up. The wicket was similar to the other day, but it was double-paced. That's not an excuse, we're a professional side, and we should have chased this down."

Ryan Burl on the mic says he can't believe what happened out there. Pays rich tribute to the fielders, "I can't remember one occasion where we dropped a catch or even misfielded a ball"

Adil: "Shame full display from pakistan and again specially middle order..it's time to get rid off Asif ali .T20 word cup is ahead and this is your preparation..even a team which is not qualified for World Cup..they have beaten pakistan "

Manish: "Zimbabwe played like the team they used to be once... unsettling even the strongest on their day."

Jimmy: "Happy to have been proven wrong. Best bowling figures for Luke!! Cricket is a wonderful game- had written off Zim after seeing them bat the first 10 overs..now this!!!!"

19.5
W
Jongwe to Arshad Iqbal, OUT

What an extraordinary achievement for Zimbabwe. They crawled to 118, looked as if Pakistan would absolutely pummel them. But they began tidily, never gave any extra runs away, didn't drop catches, and suddenly, Pakistan found themselves in a game. In those tighter moments, Zimbabwe were far superior, and it was fairly comfortable in the end

Pakistan are bowled out for 99! Zimbabwe have thrashed Pakistan here, humbling them by 19 runs to achieve a first T20I win against this country. Sombre day for Pakistan as Zimbabwe are in a huddle

Arshad Iqbal c Burl b Jongwe 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
19.4
W
Jongwe to Haris Rauf, OUT

another wicket! Haris spooned it to Brendan Taylor and ZImbabwe have a swagger in their step with these celebrations. He rolled his fingers over it and Taylor gives him a big hug after taking the catch

Haris Rauf c Taylor b Jongwe 6 (5m 5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 120
19.3
Jongwe to Haris Rauf, no run

swing and a miss, and that should wrap it up. Pakistan need 20 off three, and barring extras, Zimbabwe have beaten Pakistan

19.2
Jongwe to Haris Rauf, no run

another slower ball, Haris's wild swing clubs fresh air. Zimbabwe getting close now

19.1
W
Jongwe to Usman Qadir, OUT

what on earth was that? Haris was desperate to take the strike, which, to be fair, he does. Missed a slog, and Rauf wanted the strike, so Qadir held that end up until the keepr through it to the non-striker's end, where Qadir is run out.

Usman Qadir run out (†Chakabva/Jongwe) 0 (7m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
end of over 1912 runs • 2 wickets
PAK: 99/7CRR: 5.21 RRR: 20.00
Haris Rauf6 (2)
Usman Qadir0 (0)
Blessing Muzarabani 4-0-24-1
Luke Jongwe 3-0-18-2
18.6
Muzarabani to Haris Rauf, no run

gives Haris a taste of his own medicine. Takes the pace off, beating the batsman all ends up. Pakistan need 20 off the final over

18.5
6
Muzarabani to Haris Rauf, SIX runs

what have we here? Haris Rauf gets one in the block hole and absolutely leathers it out of Harare Sports Club! Poor ball from Muzarabani and Haris cleared his front leg. Gosh that connection was clean. Pakistan still in this

18.5
1w
Muzarabani to Haris Rauf, 1 wide

banged into the pitch but that one's too high for the umpire's liking. Called wide. Looked fine to me, I must admit

Rizwan Zafar: "Zim on the verge of getting their first t20 win against Pakistan." They are, and in the unlikeliest of fashions

18.4
W
Muzarabani to Danish Aziz, 1 run, OUT

took the aerial route, but forget that, what have they done now? I'll tell you, they've only gone and run Danish Aziz out! Came back for a second run that wasn't there in a million years. The third umpire is barely needed, and Zimbabwe are well into the tail-enders now

Danish Aziz run out (Musakanda/†Chakabva) 22 (32m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

Zainulabeddin: "Zimbabwe giving tough time to Pakistan. Hats off to their endurance. They haven't offered any freebees or dollies till now. Amazing hard work..."

18.3
Muzarabani to Danish Aziz, no run

good comeback from the bowler. Cramps him up for room, and he can only deflect it back to Muzarabani

18.2
4
Muzarabani to Danish Aziz, FOUR runs

finally Danish gets a boundary. They need way more of those. Picked up a full toss over fine leg into the vacant region

18.1
W
Muzarabani to Faheem, OUT

and he strikes first ball! Everything going Zimbabwe's way now. In the blockhole, he tried to time it over fine leg. Failed to get under it and Ryan Burl made a few yards to his left to take a deft catch

Faheem Ashraf c Burl b Muzarabani 2 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40

Zimbabwe's ace Blessing Muzarabani back into the attack

Murtaza: "Honestly hoping for pakistan to loose so that pcb can have a reality check. They have been winning only against sides not on top of the game such as zimbabwe and a second string south africa. Any quality side and they fall like deck of cards"

end of over 186 runs
PAK: 87/5CRR: 4.83 RRR: 16.00
Faheem Ashraf2 (4)
Danish Aziz17 (21)
Luke Jongwe 3-0-18-2
Richard Ngarava 3-0-10-1
17.6
1
Jongwe to Faheem, 1 run

slower ball once more. He tried to wait for it, but struggles for timing. Single to long on, and Pakistan need 32 in two

17.5
1
Jongwe to Danish Aziz, 1 run

dances down the wicket and flat bats it to long-on for one. Zimbabwe are okay with singles now

17.4
Jongwe to Danish Aziz, no run

and another one! Takes his eye off the ball, loses his shape, and Zimbabwe sneak in another dot ball

Jassia Zafar: "It wasn't anger actually. I was smiling while writing that comment. But basically, I am smiling in order not to cry" Coping mechanisms eh?

17.3
Jongwe to Danish Aziz, no run

swings like a rusty gate, and with about as much elegance. Beaten all ends up

17.3
1w
Jongwe to Danish Aziz, 1 wide

dragged this wide outside off. Jongwe has a habit of doing this from time to time

17.2
2
Jongwe to Danish Aziz, 2 runs

sweetly timed cover drive that looked for all the world like it was going for four, but superb work at deep cover keeps it inside the boundary; they only manage two

17.1
1
Jongwe to Faheem, 1 run

banged into the pitch, forced through the onside

Jassia Zafar: "Pakistan following the same pattern as always. After the match, we'll be saying: "This predictably unpredictable Pakistan team has once again unpredictably gone on to win the match after a predictable collapse with some unpredictable batting from a lower order all-rounder and a bowler"" The anger seething through some of the comments I'm seeing

end of over 172 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 81/5CRR: 4.76 RRR: 12.66
Faheem Ashraf0 (2)
Danish Aziz14 (17)
Richard Ngarava 3-0-10-1
Luke Jongwe 2-0-12-2
16.6
1b
Ngarava to Faheem, 1 bye

slower delivery which Faheem was done by, but poor glovework allows them to run a bye. Zimbabwe need to cut this sloppiness out of their game

Best performances - batters
Babar Azam
Babar Azam PAK
41 runs (45)
5 fours0 six
Control
71%
Productive shot
cut shot
17 runs
4 fours0 six
301176365
TS Kamunhukamwe
TS Kamunhukamwe ZIM
34 runs (40)
4 fours0 six
Control
55%
Productive shot
cut shot
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0 four0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
LM Jongwe
LM Jongwe ZIM
O
3.5
M
0
R
18
W
4
ECO
4.69
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Mohammad Hasnain
Mohammad Hasnain PAK
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Series
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Zimbabwe
Luke Jongwe
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 1156
Match days23 April 2021 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Arshad Iqbal
Arshad Iqbal
Umpires
Zimbabwe
Iknow Chabi
Zimbabwe
Langton Rusere
TV Umpire
Zimbabwe
Forster Mutizwa
Reserve Umpire
Zimbabwe
Christopher Phiri
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
Pakistan Innings
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