He says- Zimbabwe’s team played wonderfully. He performed brilliantly in every side and the team deserves to win. He gave a wonderful fight and made a total defense of 130 runs. Next to this he says – we should be ashamed. How low has our level gone? This is a very shameful loss. Let us tell you that Mohammad Nawaz had bowled the last over in the defeat against India. This time too, after scoring 22 runs in 18 balls, he was dismissed with two balls left in the last over.
Chasing an easy target, Pakistan lost the wickets of both the openers in the powerplay itself. In such a situation, Shan Masood (44 runs, 38 balls) held one end and kept the team’s hopes up. Sikandar Raza added to Pakistan’s dismay by running three batsmen, including Masood, in his successive overs. Now the onus was on all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz. In the last over, Pakistan needed 11 runs to win. Seven runs came off the first two balls and Pakistan’s victory looked certain. But, on the fourth ball, Nawaz was caught out for hitting the ball over mid-off. Three runs were needed off the last ball but the team could score only one run.