Shoaib Akhtar. (Source: Twitter)

Zimbabwe snapped a consolation win in this match after beating the hosts in the Super Over. Former Pakistan fast bowler criticised the team’s performance.

“Embarrassing. Losing to Zimbabwe is an issue. You lose some, you win some however you have to be progressive. We weren’t expressive. Change your mentality before you become history,” he tweeted.

Earlier, batting first, Zimbabwe were reduced to 22/3 before Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams joined hands and struck yet another partnership to get them out of a criticial situation. While Taylor scored 56, Williams went on to score an unbeaten 118.

Apart from these two, Madhevere and Sikandar raza too chipped in with some runs. Madhevere scored 33 while Raza was out for 45.

Mohammad Hasnain was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan as he scalped a fifer for just 26 runs in 10 overs. Later, Pakistan too lost some early wickets before they left tottering at 88/5 with Babar Azam still at the crease.

He tried to steady the ship for the hosts but the right-handed batsman kept losking partners at the other end before Wahab Riaz joined him in the middle. Riaz and Azam stitched a stand of 100 runs for the 7th wicket before Wahab was out for 52.

Pakistan then lost wickets in quick succession with babar Azam also back in the hut. It was down to the wire when they needed 5 to win from one ball and four to tie. Muhammad Musa struck a boundary on the last ball to take it in the Super Over.

Blessing Muzarabani also bagged a five-wicket haul. Pakistan had a dismal performance in the Super Over as they were out for 2 after Muzarabani dismissed both the batsmen to take his wickets tally to 7 in the match. Zimbabwe chased down the target of three runs easily to give themselves a win.

Pakistan though had already won the series earlier after winning the first two matches.