Pak vs Zim 1st T20I took place at Harare Sports Club where Pakistan Cricket Team was almost a flop. The bowlers, however, compensated, but the batting line-up was seen struggling terribly.
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam, who came up for opening the inning, thought of having an appealing partnership. The dreams were shattered as the captain collide scoring 2 runs leaving the pressure on Rizwan to score ahead.
Not only this but no Pakistani could surpass 15+ runs as Danish Aziz remains the second-highest scorer with 15 runs off 11 runs from the men in green’s end.
Zimbabwe’s Wesley Medhevere, Luke Jongwe, and Blessing Muzarabani combined bowling line-up force to sent greens back to the pavilion.
Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Faheem Ashraf, in fact, every batter collapsed earlier contributing almost scarcely.
Rizwan, uttering the pressure, dragged the team to 149 runs with Pakistan 7 down. The top-notched knocks of Rizwan grant him 82 runs off 61 balls as he remains the top scorer from the guest’s end.
He has a tremendous T20I journey going on in the calendar year as he has contributed 426 runs playing 8 innings yet at an average of 106.50. Rizwan’s strike rate compiles 106.50 with five 50+ scores and the highest score of 104* that came versus South Africa.
Watch the highlights of Rizwan’s innings, Pak vs SA 1st T20I, as he brought up several records scoring his highest T20I score.
Mohammad Rizwan blooms in T20I in 2021
On the other hand, discussing the Pakistani blowing line-up, the average economy rates higher than Zimbabwe’s bowlers. Usman Qadir and Faheem Ashraf yielded 3 and 2 wickets respectively. Whereas, Haris Rauf and Hafeez had one wicket each.