Zimbabwe thrash Pakistan batting lineup while chasing a 119-run target in the second T20!
This is the first time in more than 5 years when Pakistan has been bowled out for less than 100 in a T20I. The last such occasion was in February 2016 v India at Dhaka.
119 is now the new lowest target that the green shirts have failed to chase in a T20I. The previous was 128 in a match against Australia in 2010.
Captain Babar Azam remained the top scorer for the visiting side, making 41 off 45 balls, while Danish Aziz contributed another 22 runs from 24 balls.
Mohammad Rizwan was the only other player to reach a double-digit score, who managed to put 13 runs on 18 balls.
Meanwhile disappointed Pakistani cricket fans took to social media to extend their criticism over the national team’s poor performance.
Pakistan:— Haroon (@hazharoon) April 23, 2021
The kind of team to chase 200+ against South Africa in South Africa
Then next week fail to chase 119 vs Zimbabwe
Only Pakistan could do this 😂🤦♂️#PAKvZIM
Pathetic batting display by Pakistan, its time to think about T20 World Cup. Likes and dislikes have damaged the team combination. Embarrassing defeat at the hands of Zimbabwe 12 ranked side in the world. Who is going to take the responsibility ?#PAKvZIM— Mirza Iqbal Baig (@mirzaiqbal80) April 23, 2021
The only difference between this Zimbabwe series and that SA series is that Zimbabweans groundsmen have pushed the boundaries back.— IPL 2021 (@iplthebest) April 23, 2021
73 metre boundary on this Harare ground. There is no way in the world Babar can clear these boundaries.
Surely top order should have done the job today for team, No excuse from Riz, Babar & Hafeez #PAKvZIM— WAZIR🇵🇰 (@156kph) April 23, 2021