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10-Nov-2020 17:27:00 GMT
Pak v Zim - 3rd T20I, Rawalpindi

Qadir takes four as Pakistan complete whitewash

Pakistan 130 for 2 [Shafique 41*, Khushdil 36*] beat Zimbabwe 129 for 9 [Chibhabha 31, Tiripano 28, Qadir 4-13] by eight wickets

Rawalpindi: Usman Qadir starred with the ball before Abdullah Shafique smashed a solid 41 as Pakistan eased to an eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

With this win, Pakistan have cleaned sweep the T20I series 3-0.

Chasing a paltry target of 130 runs, Pakistan got off to a decent start with Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique stitching a 30-run stand for the first wicket before Wellington Masakadza dismissed Zaman.

Haider Ali and Shafique then stitched a 40-run stand as Zimbabwe lost all hopes winning the game. Milton Shumba dismissed Haider in the 12th over which left Pakistan needing 51 from 50 balls, but any hopes of a Zimbabwe fightback were quickly squashed off by Khushdil Shah.

Pakistan chased down the target in the 16th over to have a clean sweep of the T20I series on Tuesday.

Earlier after opting to bat first, Zimbabwe got off to a bad start losing two wickets in the powerplay.

By the end of the Powerplay, Zimbabwe had only 39 runs on board with Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine back in the dugout.

No batsmen other than Chamu Chibhabha got going for Zimbabwe.

Wickets kept falling for regular intervals and the visitors reeled at 87/7 before Donald Tiripano played a much-needed cameo to help Zimbabwe score a respectable total of 129 runs.

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