T20 World Cup: Zimbabwe beat Pakistan by one run in incredible finish

October 27, 2022
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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 27: Regis Chakabva of Zimbabwe celebrates victory during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at Optus Stadium on October 27, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Pakistan’s World Cup hopes suffered further damage with a shock one-run defeat by Zimbabwe in Perth.

An inspired performance from the Zimbabwean bowlers ensured Pakistan finished on 129-8, chasing 131 to win.

Shan Masood looked to be steering Pakistan out of trouble before he was stumped for 44 off spinner Sikandar Raza, who took 3-25.

It was Zimbabwe’s first ever win outside the first round of a men’s T20 World Cup.

Needing three to win from the final ball, Shaheen Afridi could only manage a single and was run out trying to come back for a second run which would have secured a tie.