Pakistan’s batsmen are often known to disappoint the spectators, but the bowlers rarely do. In the three-match ODI series played against Zimbabwe, the batsmen were decent, but the Men in Green grabbed back-to-back five-wicket hauls in all three matches.
Shaheen Shah Afridi attracted the visions on himself as he conceded 49 runs in 10 overs at an economy of 4.90, being incredible with five wickets. Wahab Riaz followed him with four wickets and fell short on one to grab a five-wicket haul – undoubtedly, he was inspiring too as the two pacers led Pakistan to the victory.
In the second ODI, the spinner Iftikhar Ahmed showed the circus on the same pitch, and it looked like he was more dominant as a bowler than being a batsman. His five wickets inspired everyone as he knocked out Brendon Taylor, Sean Williams, Wesley Medhevere, Sikandar Raza, and Tendai Chisoro. Conceding 40 runs in 10 overs, he maintained an economy of 4.00.
Three matches and three five-wicket hauls for Pakistan, Have the bowlers inspired you?
A stroke of good luck has been bundled to Pakistani bowlers as another bowler grabbed another five-wicket haul in the third ODI concluded recently. So far, it has not worked for the team’s victory as the scores tied, and the Men in Green got disappointed in the super over. This time, the man was Mohammad Hasnain, the young pace sensation who maintained an economy fairer than the previous two bowlers achieving the same milestone in the last two games played. Unbelievably, he attained only 26 runs in 10 overs at being economical at the figure of 2.60, but the mid-overs batsmen of the opposition team were in a fledge and acknowledged the victory to avoid a whitewash.