Pakistan lost to Zimbabwe in the T20 World Cup on Thursday. Despite restricting the Zimbabwean side to a paltry score of 130/8, Pakistan fell short of the target as Babar Azam’s side fell one run short. It was their second loss in as many matches in the Super 12 phase of the T20 World Cup, meaning Pakistan will be hoping not only to win all their remaining matches but also to have the results of other group matches go their way. .
Apart from Shan Masood’s 44, no other Pakistani batsman rose to the occasion and it came down to Shaheen Afridi who scored three runs off the last ball of the match to win the game for Pakistan. Afridi gets to the middle of the delivery and tries his best to get the first run, but as the Pakistani bowler runs for a second, he looks like he’s struggling to get the runs.
A new angle from the fans shows that Afridi is having serious trouble in the second run, suggesting that he is still not a hundred percent ready to play.
Here’s how fans reacted to the video:
Babar and Muhammad Rizwan, who had previously been consistent in Pakistan’s run-up to the World Cup, failed to deliver for the second time, reflecting their relatively weak middle order. game. Babar scored 4 while Rizwan bowled 14 off 17 deliveries.
Pakistan had earlier lost their T20 World Cup opener to rivals India by four wickets. The team will be back in action this Sunday against the Netherlands for survival in the tournament. India, on the other hand, will face second-placed South Africa in a crucial Group 2 clash on the same day.
India currently top the group with four points from two matches, while the Proteas are second with three points thanks to their last game against Zimbabwe. Pakistan, meanwhile, is ranked fifth – only ahead of the Netherlands thanks to a better Net Run Rate (NRR).