Zimbabwe pulled off a stunning one-run upset over Pakistan on Thursday to put the Asian giants in danger of an early exit from the Twenty20 World Cup.
Zimbabwe were restricted to 130-8 after electing to bat first but their bowlers, led by Pakistan-born Sikandar Raza, choked Pakistan to 129-8 for a memorable win in a Super 12 thriller in Perth.
It was Pakistan’s second straight loss after their agonising, opening defeat to arch rivals India, who top Group 2 with two victories out of two.
Zimbabwe, who came through the first round in Australia to reach the Super 12, are third behind South Africa.
Only the top two reach the semi-finals.
“It’s so special, especially for the work that we did to get into the Super 12s and we didn’t want our tournament to end there,” said Zimbabwe skipper Craig Ervine.
“We wanted to come in and play some really good cricket against some top teams, and…