T20 World Cup 2022: Pakistan’s Iftikhar Ahmed smacked South Africa Lungi Ngidi for a mammoth 106-metre six within the PAK vs SA Tremendous 12 conflict on Thursday (November 3) on the Sydney Cricket Floor. The trendy pull-shot by Ahmed was performed within the sixteenth over within the right-hander’s explosive knock of 51 off 35 balls. Throughout his innings, Iftikhar Ahmed smacked 3 boundaries and a pair of maximums ending his knock with a strike-rate of 145.71. Powered by fifties from Shadab Khan 52 (22) and Ahmed 51 (35), Pakistan completed at 185/9 of their match in opposition to the Proteas.
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Iftikhar Ahmed hits the BIGGEST of T20 World Cup 2022 pic.twitter.com/MRWhl43TkG
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4 of Iftikhar Ahmed’s final 5 T20I innings in Australia.
62* (34) pic.twitter.com/1ruNkm5AZJ
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The King @IftiAhmed221 inning ball by ball vs India. pic.twitter.com/Kf4IORgcQg
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Opting to bat first, the Pakistani inning began on a nasty notice as they misplaced key batter Mohammad Rizwan to an inswinging supply from Wayne Parnell within the first over. Fakhar Zaman’s substitute Mohammad Haris was dealt a blow on the top by Parnell as he had his tail up after dismissing Rizwan within the over earlier.
Nonetheless, Haris got here again strongly within the second over to smack Kagiso Rabad for back-to-back sixes, whereas additionally hitting him for a 4 in the identical over. The batter appeared threatening as he smashed Parnell for one more boundary within the subsequent over. In the meantime Pakistan`s captain Babar Azam struggled to search out the center of the bat and appeared to bind his time on the wicket. Haris continued his aggressive method and scooped Anrich Nortje above the wicketkeeper`s head for a six within the fifth over.
Nonetheless, the pacer had the final snort as he removed him on the very subsequent ball, trapping him leg earlier than wicket, in entrance of the stumps. The suitable-hander performed a blitzing cameo to push Pakistan`s internet run fee earlier than he was dismissed for 28 off 11 balls. Pakistan`s captain`s inning was minimize quick by Lungi Ngidi, as he ended the scratchy inning of the batter within the sixth over lowering the crew to 42/3 on the finish of the powerplay.
The lads in inexperienced had been dealt one other blow as Nortje despatched Shan Masood packing within the seventh over, pushing Pakistan on the again foot. An essential fifth-wicket partnership between Mohammad Nawaz and Iftikhar Ahmed helped the Pakistan inning, as each batters appeared comfy on the crease and took the crew past the 10-over mark at 68/4. Iftikhar appeared in nice nick and appeared probably the most comfy of all batters as he smashed Kagiso Rabada for 2 boundaries within the tenth over.
Left-hander Nawaz appeared to take the assault to the bowlers after having hung out on the wicket and attacked Ngidi within the twelfth over, smashing him for 2 boundaries. The batter put his foot on the accelerator as he took Tabraiz Shamsi to the cleaners, smashing him for an enormous six and a 4 within the thirteenth over. Nonetheless, Shamsi prevailed and got here out on high as he dismissed Nawaz on the final over of the thirteenth over. Iftikhar continued his merry manner and smashed Parnell for a six to convey up his crew`s hundred within the 14th over.
All-rounder Shadab Khan, who had simply walked out to bat, took a liking to Shamsi and scored a six and a boundary of the bowler within the fifteenth over. The ace all-rounder then decimated the Protea bowlers as he despatched the ball flying across the floor incessantly, offering a much-required increase to the Pakistani inning. He went on to attain a fifty off simply 20 balls within the nineteenth over, with Iftikhar additionally mentioning his half-century in the identical over.
The batting duo bludgeoned the South African bowlers as they stitched an 82-run partnership off simply 35 balls, serving to resurrect the Pakistani inning. Pakistani decrease order scored 117 runs within the final 10 overs, serving to the crew put up a difficult complete for the South African crew, as they ended with 185/9 of their 20 overs.
Transient Rating: Pakistan 185/9 (Shadab Khan 52, Iftikhar Ahmed 51; Anrich Nortje 4-41) vs South Africa (With ANI inputs)