Zimbabwe v Pakistan: Brendan Taylor laments the loss to Green Shirts - Cricket News Update

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Zimbabwe v Pakistan: laments the loss to Green Shirts - Cricket News Update
Zimbabwe put up a great fight against Pakistan in the first game of three match ODI series but despite all their pains they came out second. The match that was played at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, saw the visitors steal a victory by five runs.
Brendan Taylor, skipper of supported him greatly by contributing 73 runs.
Lamenting the loss to Green shirts, Taylor said, “We let is slip in that second-last over. Credit to Pakistan, they held their nerve a little bit better than us. over all a pretty good game. We will hold our heads high, and take positives. Me not getting out would have been nice. Vusi was also going nice. But it's the game of cricket for you. Credit to them.”
Earlier in the day, on the first ball of the third over.
Muhammad Hafeez and was the one who claimed his scalp.
The third and fifth-wicket partnerships were also fruitful and fetched 52 and 60 runs respectively. Some power hitting by Akmal brothers in the death overs propelled Green shirts to 247.
The skipper of Pakistan felt that his side could have score more and said, “We were 20-30 runs short. On crucial stages, we kept losing wickets. That's why they restricted us.”
Zimbabwe, in their reply, lost opening batsman in the third over. Though there were some good partnerships to follow, the African side was always lagging behind the required run rate and despite some slogging by the fifth and sixth-wicket stands, they could only muster 242.
The African side has a two day lay-off before they host Pakistan again for the second ODI game to be played at Harare Sports Club.



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