Zim leaves tourney with pride

07 Nov, 2022 - 13:11 0 Views
Zim leaves tourney with pride Sikandar Raza

B-Metro

Bret Kamutenga

The end was inevitable,but Zimbabwe flag raised high.

Zimbabwe ended their run in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup bottom in group two.

Following their defeat against the mighty India Zimbabwe parted ways with the T20 World Cup and finished last in their group with three points.

India beat Zimbabwe by 71 runs at Melbourne Stadium yesterday.

India won the toss and chose to bat and they scored 186 runs in 20 overs.

Zimbabwe then tried to chase the target but India’s bowlers were too strong for the Chevrons and they scored 115 runs all out from 17.2 overs.

Despite the loss Zimbabwe can lift their heads up high after the World Cup as Zimbabwe player Sikandar Raza becomes first to score 500-plus runs and take 25 wickets in T20Is during a calendar year.

Raza accomplished this landmark against India in his side’s final Super 12 clash of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

He scored 34 runs off 24 balls and took 1/18 in three overs as a bowler.

This year, Raza has scored 735 runs in 24 matches in 23 innings at an average of 35.00. Five half-centuries have come out of his bat, with the best individual score of 87 and has also taken 25 wickets at an average.

He is ranked as the sixth best all-rounder in the ICC T20I rankings.

The 36-year-old has raised the Zimbabwean flag high as he made history by becoming the first Zimbabwean to win the ICC Player of the Month in August.

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