Watch: Babar Azam’s poor fielding effort helps Zimbabwe win super over
Zimbabwe put up a great fight in the first and last match of the three-match ODI series against Pakistan. However, Pakistan managed to seal the first two games. While they were on the brink of clean sweeping the visitors in Rawalpindi, their hopes were totally crashed as Zimbabwe inflicted a defeat on the hosts in the super over.
The third and final fixture between Zimbabwe and Pakistan had great moments. The match had so much spice right from the start till the climax. The match ended in a tie and the super over was played to decide the winner of the fixture. In the end, Zimbabwe won the super over against Pakistan to avoid whitewash at the hands of the hosts.
Talking about the match, Zimbabwe batted first and posted a competitive total on the scoreboard. Zimbabwe scored 278/6 in their allotted quota of 50 overs. Sean Williams top-scored for the team with 118 off 135 balls. He smashed as many as 13 fours and a six to his name. Brendan Taylor was the second-best batsman as he scored a decent half-century.
Pakistan’s Muhammad Hasnain turned out to be the best bowler of the team as he picked up 5 wickets giving away only 26 runs in his spell of ten overs. He also bowled three maiden overs in the process. In reply, Pakistan lost some balance in the run-chase as they lost batsmen from the top-order.
However, Babar Azam kept going as usual and scored a marvellous century. He ended up scoring 125 off 125 balls with 13 fours and a six. Apart from him, Wahab Riaz contributed with the bat as he scored a fifty including 3 fours and as many sixes. When Pakistan required 5 runs off the last ball, Muhammad Musa hit a four and helped Pakistan drag the game to the super over.
Babar Azam’s sloppy effort on the field:
Pakistan’s best batsman Babar Azam might have scored a century but he came under fire for his poor fielding effort in the super over. Pakistan scored just two runs in the super over. Blessing Muzarabani who picked up a five-wicket haul against Pakistan picked two wickets in the super over.
Zimbabwe chased down the easiest target in the third ball as Raza hit a four off Shaheen Afridi’s bowling. Babar Azam who was positioned at mid-off made a sloppy effort on the field which helped Zimbabwe seal a perfect victory. Blessing Muzarabani was named the player of the match for his terrific bowling performance.
Watch the video below:
That Misfield from Babar Azam 🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/q8EFOkJJ1q
— middle stump (@middlestump4) November 3, 2020