Undeniably, Pakistan have just been crazily outstanding throughout their ICC T20 World Cup 2021 campaign. Why would they not be the first team to qualify for the semifinal? No participant had the guts to beat the terrific men in green who overpowered all; from top-notched teams to associate nations.
Kicking off their journey versus the arch-rivals, India, Pakistan thrashed Virat Kohli and co by 10 wickets – a margin that visibly dimmed India’s chances to qualify for the semifinal. Later, as the fans cheered for #security the green shirts conquered New Zealand by eight wickets.
The team continued promising performance later as the Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan became their next target. Victories versus in the further games vs Namibia and Scotland were too certain after beating the top-ranked teams of the T20 World Cup.
Ironically, in all five matches, Babar Azam and co rivaled, the cricket world witnessed a new man of the match from the realm in each of the five games. Let’s have a quick look.
Shaheen Shah Afridi vs India:
Shaheen Shah Afridi might be green-aged but bowls like as if he is pro seamer and veteran in dispatching all with his heart. He grasped a three-wicket-haul conceding 31 runs in four overs and was awarded man of the match for his terrific spell.
Afridi violated the men in blue’s top-order removing Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli.
Haris Rauf vs New Zealand:
Pakistan indeed has been a land of the pacers. Haris Rauf, yet another quick bowler the land of pacers has produced, struck versus New Zealand. Rauf picked a four-wicket-haul yielding 22 runs delivering four overs and was gifted the man of the match award for his stunning performance.
Asif Ali vs Afghanistan:
Asif Ali, one of the players who were under immense criticism before the T20 World Cup started, proved his critics wrong with the blockbuster showcases. He showed that Pakistan has got a new finisher adding 25 off 7 deliveries, making it possible for the team.
For his remarkable batting display against Afghanistan, he got the man of the match award. Although he starred vs NZ as well but Rauf was considered credible in terms of bowling.
Mohammad Rizwan vs Namibia:
Mohammad Rizwan makes the best batting duo with Babar Azam at the top-order. His achievements are worth discussing in the shortest format as he has made a pile of records during the ongoing T20 World Cup alongside breaking numerous prior ones.
He smashed 79* off 50 balls helping Pakistan put up a huge total of 189 for Namibia on the scoreboard. For appreciation and exposure, Rizwan got the man of the match award and dedicated the results to Almighty.
Shoaib Malik vs Scotland:
Shoaib Malik, who was nowhere around the Pakistan T20 World Cup squad and got his name by the end, also holds a notable fraction in the team’s victory vs Scotland.
The men in green once again made 189 runs whilst batting first and Shoaib’s assistance with 54* off 18 balls owns a massive contribution. It is also the fastest fifty of the T20 World Cup 2021.
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