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  • October 27, 2022

Match 22: South Africa def. Bangladesh by 104 runs
Match 23: India def. Netherlands by 56 runs
Match 24: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe | 10pm (AEDT) Optus Stadium
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Pakistan will need to chase 131 to get the win over Zimbabwe after a solid bowling effort in the back half of that innings.
Zimbabwe's opening pair came out on fire, but after Haris Rauf got Pakistan the opening wicket of Craig Ervine, it was mostly all Pakistan.
Rauf finished with the most economical figures of his T20I career, finishing with 1-12 off his four overs.
However, the chief destroyers were leg spinner Shadab Khan (3-23 off four) and 21-year-old seamer Mohammad Wasim (4-24 off four).
Pakistan well on top now after that bright start from Zimbabwe, who are now 6-95 in the 15th over.
However, the highlight of the fielding effort was skipper Babar Azam's one-handed worldie at slip off Shadab Khan to dismiss Regis Chakabva.
The skipper dived full length and stretched out his right hand to take an unbelievable catch, with Shadab more stunned than anybody!
"It's brilliant," he said after he completion of Zimbabwe's innings.
"We didn't expect it because nowadays he misses chances a bit. He's dropping a few catches but this was extraordinary."
Been a good fightback from Pakistan after Zibabwe got off to a flyer earlier.
Zimbabwe is 2-47 after the first six overs, and it's been a powerplay period of two halves!
The two openers, captain Craig Ervine and young gun Wessly Madhevere got off to the perfect start, putting on 42 for the first wicket in the first five overs.
However, Pakistan has since removed both, with Haris Rauf getting rid of Ervine before Madhevere was trapped lbw by Mohammad Wasim.
It looks a good wicket, this.
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been hit for 14 runs in the opening over, with 11 of them coming to Wessly Madhevere!
He's one of Zimbabwe's brightest young batting prospects and he's shown all of his skill in that opening over.
Not a single shot was played in anger, just pure timing of the ball.
Craig Ervine has won the toss at Perth Stadium and has elected to bat first against what is a strong Pakistan bowling attack.
There was plenty of bounce on offer on Tuesday night for both Australia and Sri Lanka's paceman on this deck, so it'll be interesting to see the likes of Haris Rauf pounding the wicket.
Will we get another upset?
India has gone to the top of Group 2 with a healthy 56-run win over the Netherlands.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first and saw some valuable time at the crease as his side posted 2-179 in their 20 overs.
In response, India's bowling attack was terrific, led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-9 off three overs), Axar Patel (2-18 off four) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2-21 off four).
India's Suryakumar Yadav is named the Player of the Match for his unbeaten 51 off just 25 deliveries.
India is looking like it'll get a very, very handy net run rate boost the way this match is going.
Their bowling attack has been terrific right from the outset when Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled maidens in his first two overs.
They're going to be a tough team to back against for the remainder of this tournament you'd think. Just firing on all cylinders.
India heading towards a massive win here at the SCG.
Colin Ackermann is the latest Dutchman to fall and it's been a real trial-by-spin for the Netherlands.
Axar Patel finished his four-over spell with figures of 2-18 off four overs, and Ravichandran Ashwin has 1-11 off 2.1 overs.
Netherlands needs over 15 runs per over to win this. It's not looking good.

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