Bouncer by Arshad Iqbal breaks batsman’s helmet into 2 parts
Pakistan is playing against Zimbabwe in the three-match T20I series in Zimbabwean. A surprising incident took place during second T20I when Arshad Iqbal stunned the batsman in front of him with his highly energetic bouncer.
Iqbal played mind blowing bouncer in his 2nd over to Tinashe Kamunhukamwe’s and broke the batsman’s helmet into two parts. Bouncer was horrific that outer layer of helmet fell on the floor.
Arshad Iqbal is 20 year old right arm medium fast bowler who played his first international debut for Pakistan and amazed everyone in his first international performance.
Kamunhukamwe was grappled in fear when his helmet flew in air. Pakistan fielders were also surprised to see this bowling but ran for help. The Zimbabwe physio also came running on the field to check the condition of Kamunhukamwe and concussion test was carried out on the field.
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Zimbabwe made the total score of 118 runs and registered victory against Pakistan by 19 runs. The T20I series is leveled 1-1.
Kamunhukamwe was top scorer for Zimbabwe as he smashed 34 runs off 40 balls including 4 fours. Regis Wiriranai Chakabva smashed 18 runs in 14 balls including 1 six. Zimbabwe players were not able to perform very well with their bat.
Mohammad Hasnain and Danish Aziz picked up 2 wickets each giving away 19 in 4 overs and 29 run in 3 overs respectively.
While chasing the target Pakistan was all out on 99 runs thus lost the match by 18 runs. Babar Azam has shown excellent performance with his bat and smashed 41 runs off 45 balls.
Batting of Zimbabwe has not given assurance of victory but they performed excellently with bat. Luke Jongwe was awarded as man of the match as he picked up 4 wickets for 18 runs in his 3.5 overs.
“Big turnaround from the first game and that’s all that you can ask of your players. They executed the plans superbly. I’d be lying if I say that I was confident (of defending 118) but we dug deep in the powerplay. We managed to squeeze Pakistan, and our commitment and dedication helped us get over the line. As a batting unit, we need to fire better in the powerplay. That takes the pressure off the middle overs. 140-150 are winning scores here,” stated Brendan Taylor after the match.