It was impressive to see another five-wicket haul for Pakistan as Iftikhar Ahmed has struck this time in the second ODI following Shaheen Shah Afridi’s fifer in the first ODI played against Zimbabwe.
The number of wickets has driven Pakistan to a victory as they restricted Zimbabwe to 206 in 46.1 overs. Showing his power of spin, he ended with a figure of 5-40 in a total of ten overs dismissing Brendon Taylor, Sean Williamson, Wesley Meshevere, Tendai Chisoro, and Sikandar Raza.
Second match and second five-wicket haul for Pakistan, Iftikhar strikes this time
The Men in green are going absolutely fine with their bowlers however, the batting line has not been much impressive lacking consistency. The hero of the second match also scored 16 runs off 24 balls and remained not out.
However, Shaheen, who showed his magical powers in the first ODI, remained wicketless today but was much economical as he ended at an economy of 3.60.
Also, in the opening game of the three-match series, Wahab, who grabbed four crucial wickets, was apparently dropped from the second ODI’s playing XI and it was shocking to see. Do you wonder why? CricTribune have analyzed that due to the rotation policies, the bowler might have been dropped. Also, to give and try the chance to debutant Musa who received his debut ODI cap from Wahab this morning.
Another reason might be their (PCB) prior announcement as they said they are looking to try different combinations in the upcoming fixtures in order to dig out the best ones for the future.