“Stay strong Pakistan, this too shall pass!”, Twitter lights up as Zimbabwe pulls off the unthinkable in T20 World Cup

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: It was sheer chaos at the Optus Stadium as Zimbabwe pulled off the unthinkable, drowning Pakistan in a low-scoring thriller, leaving the precursor edition’s semi-finalists, dangling onto the tournament by a slim thread of hope.

Batting first Zimbabwe couldn’t get off to a significant start as wickets started tumbling at regular intervals. Sean Williams led the show for the underdogs with a well-fought 31 while Bradley Neil Evans chipped in with a crucial 19 from just 15 deliveries.

Mohammad Wasim was the star of Pakistan’s show as he claimed 4 crucial wickets for just 24 runs while Shadab Khan bagged 3 important wickets to leave the minnows rattling.

Knowing Zimbabwe in these grand tournaments, they even stunned a high-flying Australia in 2007 which was simply an outburst of their belief. Similarly, defending a low total, their bowlers were straight off the block today, rattling the two of Pakistan’s most successful batters in a very short span of time.

Babar was the first to depart as Blessing Muzarabani struck gold while a resurgent partnership between Rizwan and Shan Masood was broken by Bradley Evans as Ryan Burl completed a fine take.

Despite Shan Masood’s another crucial knock, Iftikhar Ahmed couldn’t sustain the innings and Luke Jongwe removed him in no time, leaving Pakistan rattled at 36 for 3 from 7.4 overs. A solid partnership brewed between Shadab Khan and Shan Masood that propelled Pakistan to 88 but a double whammy from Sikandar Raza broke the spine of the Pakistani innings as Shan Masood was left stranded.

Here is what Twitter had to say about Pakistan vs Zimbabwe

It didn’t take Raza to administer the coup de grace as a set Masood was removed for 44, leaving Pakistan wobbling in the death. Despite a crucial charge from Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim’s desperate swing could produce very little, leaving Pakistan short of the stipulated target. Twitter was in splits as they saw Zimbabwe pulling off the unthinkable on a night of sheer despair for the Men in Green.

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