Sami Chaudhry’s column: Hassan Ali’s return and Pakistan’s victory in the series
Although this series victory of Pakistan was not as tasty as it was against South Africa, but in any case it is a series win and the victory requires congratulations.
Sometimes things change so much that even the most trivial and ordinary things suddenly become very important and extraordinary. It is to be said that this series was also a minor one in which no enthusiasm was expected.
But the harder Pakistan made their victory in the first match, the more likely it was that the series would be interesting. And in the second match, making the easy goal difficult, the way Pakistan embraced an unexpected defeat, it doubled the importance of today’s match.
Zimbabwe had nothing to lose. Even if they lost, no one would be surprised that this is the team that is not a part of this year’s T20 World Cup. But if Williams’ team had won here, it would have been a historic moment for Zimbabwe to win the T20 series against a Test-playing country for the first time.
Interestingly, the boundaries were kept large in the current series, contrary to tradition. Boundaries are usually set at 60 meters to 65 meters in T20, but the distance here was about five to seven meters more, which resulted in six gaps as a whole.