The moment Zimbabwe beat Pakistan in the last ball thriller. watch

Pakistan vs. Zimbabwe: Shaheen Afridi is eliminated while Pakistan loses by run to Zimbabwe© AFP

Zimbabwe stunned Pakistan in a Group 2 clash of the ICC T20 World Championships at Perth’s Optus Stadium on Thursday, edging out the Asian giants by a single run in the end. Pakistan made heavy weather to pursue the 131-run goal, losing wickets at regular intervals. Shan Masood (44) held the innings together but his dismissal brought the lower order hitters into play and that worked in Zimbabwe’s favour.

Sikandar Raza was the star bowler and picked up three important wickets. Brad Evans threw the crucial final over, defending 11 runs in the final over.

Mohammad Nawaz was the man Pakistan needed to bail them out of a sticky situation and he almost delivered, hitting a crucial six in the penultimate over and then making a triple on the first ball of the final over.

Mohammad Wasim Junior at the other end also hit a boundary and then took a single to bring the equation down to 3 needed 3 balls.

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Here Evans came around the wicket and rolled a dot ball and then sent Nawaz back to make it 3 from the last ball. Shaheen Afridi faced the last ball and knocked it to the ground. He tried his best to come back for a second to force a super over but he was out and Pakistan lost by one run.

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