Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman created a special moment, not with his bat this time, but with his excellent fielding effort during the second T20I against Australia in UAE. After a 1-0 Test series win against Australia, Pakistan are currently playing T20I series in UAE against the Kangaroos. Both the nations are playing quality cricket and giving tough fight to each other in every match.
On Friday, Zaman's excellent throw from mid-on blew away the wicket of Aussie wicketkeeper Ben McDermott.
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed hailed Zaman’s effort in the post-match conference. Ahmed compared the left-hander to world's greatest fielder Jonty Rhodes, claiming that this kind of run-out has not even been pulled off by the former Proteas fielder.
Pakistan skipper said, “I feel, the way Fakhar Zaman affected that run-out, even Jonty Rhodes has never pulled off anything like this.”
The same match also witnessed a controversial run-out, where Darcy Short was given out by the third umpire. It was a close call where everyone was expecting it to be in batsman's favour but the decision left Aaron Finch and Darcy Short shocked.
After the match, Australian all-rounder Glen Maxwell questioned the decision, saying: "We certainly had a view as a team that we thought his bat was clearly grounded behind the line."
"Maybe the third umpire pressed the wrong button. We've all made mistakes. As we probably saw it in the change rooms, there wasn't really any doubt. I think if you even look at the way he's holding his bat, it's very hard to hold it above the line with the bat sitting out of his gloves" he added.
Pakistan team is getting back to the winning ways after a poor show at the 2018 Asia Cup. It has been a memorable tour for various reasons like Usman Khawaja's fighting century in the first Test, Mohammad Abbas' fierce bowling and Azhar Ali's hilarious run-out, which grabbed most of the attention. Now in T20Is also, the Green Army is going heavy against the unsettled Aussie team.
The Green Army will play the last match of the series at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, on October 28.