Zimbabwe on Thursday stunned Pakistan by one run in a T20 World Cup Super 12 clash at the Optus Stadium in Perth. After elected to bat first, Zimbabwe started brightly, but Pakistan made a strong comeback to restrict them to a total of 130/8. In reply, Pakistan needed three runs off the final delivery with Shaheen Afridi on-strike. He, however, couldn’t get the desired connection to Evans’ delivery as his shot was collected at mid-on by Sikandar Raza, who threw the ball to wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva. Despit a fumble, Chakabva managed to knock the bails off and run out Afridi.
People from all walks of life took to Twitter and reacted to Zimbabwe’s memorable win over Pakistan.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
“Bhai kya badla le liya teri team ne Fraud Pak Bean ka. Great revenge,” former India batter Virender Sehwag tweeted.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 27, 2022
“It’s not an upset.. It was always Zimbabwe’s match. Bad day for neighbours,” former India spinner Amit Mishra tweeted.
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) October 27, 2022
“Terrific win for Zimbabwe. They just never give up. Outstanding,” West Indies great Ian Bishop wrote on Twitter
Terrific win for Zimbabwe. They just never give up. Outstanding #ICCT20WorldCup
“Zimbabwe !!! Zimbabwe !!! Wao! What a win! #PakvZIM @T20WorldCup. Outstanding effort by the ZIM bowlers to defend 129. Celebrations all night @ZimCricketv,” former India women’s team player Anjum Chopra tweeted.
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) October 27, 2022
“Zimbabwe!!!! what a World Cup this has been so far,” England women’s cricketer Kate Cross tweeted.
Zimbabwe!!!! what a World Cup this has been so far #PAKvsZIM
— Kate Cross (@katecross16) October 27, 2022
Here are some of the fans reaction:
“Remarkably, the time between Regis Chakabva dropping the ball and breaking the stumps was clocked at 4 days and 17 hours, and still somehow it feels longer,” a user tweeted.
Remarkably, the time between Regis Chakabva dropping the ball and breaking the stumps was clocked at 4 days and 17 hours, and still somehow it feels longer
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) October 27, 2022
Zimbabwe took revenge pic.twitter.com/MGy6qNEWEw
— Out Of Context Cricket (@GemsOfCricket) October 27, 2022
— D (@PeaceBrwVJ) October 27, 2022
— PSL Memes (@PSLMemesWalay) October 27, 2022
Pakistan have now lost their both of their games so far in the ongoing T20 World Cup.
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