Zimbabwe Select are leading the unofficial ODI series by 3-2 against Pakistan Shaheens. In the 6th ODI, an infamous ball-tampering incident took place and the umpire Iknow Chabi awarded 5 runs to Zimbabwe Select on Saturday at Harare, as per Cricket Pakistan. The exact details about when the incident took place have not been revealed as of now.
The wicket was quite a belter one as all the bowlers were taken to the cleaners. The match was being played at the Harare Sports Club. It would be interesting to see what kind of action does the officials take.
This ODI series is considered to be a stepping stone for Zimbabwe ahead of the much-hyped WC 2023 Qualifiers and astonishingly nations like Sri Lanka & West Indies are due to play the qualifiers as we can expect a lot of upsets.
The rising pacer Shahnawaz Dahani had a forgettable outing as he was taken to the cleaners and conceded 105 runs in his 10 overs. The pacer wasn’t quite disciplined in his line & lengths, PCB needs to groom him properly as he is tipped to be the next big thing for the Pakistan Cricket team.
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Craig Ervine Decimates Pakistan & helps Zimbabwe post a total of 385-7
Pakistan Shaheens won the toss & elected to bowl first against Zimbabwe Select. Innocent Kia & Craig Ervine were involved in a massive partnership of 192 runs. Craig Ervine looked in complete control and played a spectacular knock of 195 runs in 148 balls and struck 22 fours and 6 sixes.
Pakistan Shaheens’ bowlers were taken to the cleaners except Mohammad Ali who conceded only 32 runs in his 7-over spell. At the back end of the innings, it was Ryan Burl who played an effective cameo of 31 runs in 18 balls and struck 4 fours.