Usman Qadir’s sensible bowling efficiency secured Pakistan a commanding eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe within the third and remaining T20I on the Pindi Cricket Stadium because the hosts accomplished a 3-0 whitewash on Tuesday.
Pakistan have now gained 14 consecutive T20Is in opposition to the African aspect.
The leg-spinner’s immaculate show of spin bowling earned him 4 wickets for simply 13 runs in 4 overs as he was awarded participant of the match and participant of the sequence awards, for ending with eight wickets at simply 7.50 runs per wicket in three matches in his first-ever worldwide sequence.
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Zimbabwe, after electing to bat first, might handle 129 for 9. Openers, Brendan Taylor and Chamu Chibhabha, added 26 runs for the first-wicket earlier than Taylor (8) was dismissed by Imad Wasim on the penultimate ball of the fourth over.
Chibhabha, the Zimbabwe skipper, scored 31 off 28 balls (three fours, one six) earlier than he turned Usman’s first spell within the ninth over.
Usman picked his subsequent three wickets – Milton Shumba (11), Wesley Madhevere (9) and Elton Chigumbura (2) – in 12 deliveries, with Shumba and Madhevere dismissed within the span of 5 balls, to depart Zimbabwe tottering at 87 for seven.
Donald Tiripano scored 28 off 22 balls to make sure Zimbabwe get previous the 120-run mark. Tiripano added 33 for the eight-wicket with Wellington Masakadza (11).
Apart from Usman’s exploits with the ball, Imad contributed to the trigger with two wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs.
Pakistan chased down the goal comfortably with 4.4 overs and eight wickets spare. Debutant Abdullah Shafique made his first day in worldwide cricket memorable with an unbeaten 41 from 33 balls, hitting 4 fours and a six.
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Following Fakhar Zaman’s (21) dismissal within the seventh over, Abdullah and Haider Ali (27 off 20) stitched a 40-run partnership, earlier than an undefeated 51-run stand for the third wicket between Abdullah and Khushdil Shah (36 not out off 15) secured the victory.
Scores in Temporary
Zimbabwe 129 for 9 in 20 overs (Chamu Chibhabha 31, Donald Tiripano 28; Usman Qadir 4-13, Imad Wasim 2-27)
Pakistan 130-2, 15.2 overs (Abdullah Shafique 41 not out, Khushdil Shah 36 not out, Haider Ali 27, Fakhar Zaman 21)
Outcome: Pakistan gained by eight wickets
Participant of the match: Usman Qadir
Participant of the sequence: Usman Qadir