Babar Azam fifty helps Pakistan win 1st T20I vs Zimbabwe

Babar Azam fifty helps Pakistan win 1st T20I vs Zimbabwe

Babar Azam’s 15th Twenty20 Worldwide fifty reaffirmed his class as he led from the entrance in grand type to assist Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by six wickets within the first T20I at Rawalpindi on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead within the three-match collection. Zimbabwe have been trying good for an enormous rating because of an aggressive fifty from Wesley Madhevere however good bowling from Wahab Riaz and Haris Rauf helped Pakistan prohibit the guests as they chased the full down with none hassles. Zimbabwe selected to bat and so they have been instantly dealt a blow within the first over with Mohammad Hasnain eliminating Chamu Chibhabha for 0.

Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams regarded in nice contact, with Williams hitting two boundaries off Hasnain. Nevertheless, Haris Rauf acquired the massive wicket of Brendan Taylor as Zimbabwe struggled within the powerplay. Usman Qadir, making his debut for Pakistan, had a tough begin when Williams and Wesley Madhevere hit a boundary and a six in his first over which went for 13 runs. Nevertheless, Qadir had his revenge when he acquired the wicket of Williams for 25.

Madhevere stored hitting the boundaries, together with two in a single over bowled by Faheem Ashraf. The teen notched up his fifty and celebrated it with two boundaries off Ashraf within the 15th over. Nevertheless, Zimbabwe struggled within the loss of life overs as Pakistan stored a good verify on the runs however Elton Chigumbura, who introduced that he was retiring from worldwide cricket after the tip of the Pakistan collection, hit a 4 and a six within the last over bowled by Wahab Riaz as Zimbabwe crossed 150 to finish on 156/6.

Babar Azam masterclass

Pakistan began off in a blaze with Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam taking the assault to the Zimbabwe bowlers. Fakhar Zaman hit a 4 and a six off Blessing Muzarabani however the bowler had the final giggle because the batsman top-edged a brief ball to depart for 19. Nevertheless, Babar Azam was in a unique league and he smashed two boundaries off Tendai Chatara. Haider Ali departed cheaply however Babar Azam discovered good help in Mohammad Hafeez.

Babar Azam neared his fifty with a 4 and a slog swept six off Richard Ngarava and he notched up his fifty off 34 balls. The sport was sealed when Muzarabani dropped Babar Azam on 66 within the 14th over and Mohammad Hafeez added salt to the injuries by hitting a 4 and a six off Sikandar Raza.

Babar Azam fell for 82 and regardless of shedding a few wickets, Pakistan managed to win the sport with out a lot strain. The second sport wil be performed on the similar venue on Sunday.

Abtimes

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