T20 World Cup 2021: Watch – Babar Azam Loses His Middle-Stump To Tim Southee

Pakistan captain Babar Azam was clean bowled by New Zealand pacer Tim Southee for 9 runs off 11 balls. The two sides clashed on Tuesday in Sharjah.

This was also the 100th wicket in T20Is for Southee, and he celebrated it with the prized scalp in Babar Azam. Using a change of pace, Southee bowled a 118 KPH slower delivery on length.

Aiming to up the ante, Babar Azam went for a slog but the ball held in the surface and he was rendered early into the shot, missing the ball completely which crashed his off-stump and floored it. Southee was delighted with the wicket while re-checked his shot.

Babar Azam (Image Credit: Twitter)

Pakistan stutter in chase of 135

Chasing 135, Pakistan had a quiet start with both Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan batting cautiously, before Tim Southee knocked over the Pakistan captain’s middle-stump in the sixth over. New Zealand were on top at the 6-over mark with Pakistan 30/1.

Ish Sodhi then struck with the wicket of Fakhar Zaman. Hafeez showed his intent straightaway thumping Neesham for a maximum, but had to walk back courtesy of a magnificent catch by Devon Conway at long-off boundary.

Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi (Image Credit: Getty)

Sodhi then got the better of Rizwan putting Pakistan on the backfoot in the chase. At the time of writing, Pakistan are 70/4 at the 12-over mark.

Earlier, Haris Rauf had bagged a four-wicket haul as New Zealand managed 134.

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Tim Southee
Tim Southee. (Photo: Twitter)

Watch – Babar Azam Loses His Middle-Stump To Tim Southee

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