Twitter reacts as Babar Azam bags a Golden Duck in the 1st Test against Zimbabwe
Babar Azam grabbed the headlines after he became the fastest batsmen to score 2,000 runs in T20Is as he achieved the feat in the third and final T20 against Zimbabwe. Moreover, they sealed the T20I series by 2-1.
Speaking about the Test match against Zimbabwe, the 26-year-old led his side to run over the victory line. The skipper of Zimbabwe, Brendon Taylor opted to bat first after winning the toss.
His plans didn't go well as the home side made them all out for 176 runs. Roy Kaia has been the top scorer for Zimbabwe with 48 runs. Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali dominated the opposition line-up and bagged 4 wickets each to their name.
Following the total, Imran Butt and Abid Ali got a good start to their innings but failed to convert them to big scores. Both the openers departed after scoring 91 and 60 runs respectively.
However, the skipper of the side, Babar Azam had a bad day against the visitors. Donald Tiripano was successful and got the wicket of one of the best batsmen in the world. Babar Azam went back to the dressing room after scoring a golden duck against the visitors.
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What a field placement, What a captaincy 🔥 BABAR AZAM gone for a golden duck for the first time in his test career ! pic.twitter.com/U3tEouezhZ— ribas (@ribas30704098) April 30, 2021
Summary of the match:
The Fawad Alam played brilliantly in the middle-order and scored 140 runs for his team. Pakistan scored 426 runs at the end of the first innings.
Blessing Muzarabani and Donald Tiripano had done well with the ball and picked up 4 and 3 wickets respectively. Zimbabwe were 250 runs behind Pakistan and started their innings Kevin Kasuza and Tarisai Musakkanda.
They added 48 runs for the first wicket before Hasan Ali removes Kasuza for 28 runs. Nauman Ali dismissed Milton Shumba and Brendon Taylor in his spell and maintained the momentum for his team.
However, Hasan Ali continued his golden form with the ball and scalped 4 more wickets to his bag. In the end, Hasan Ali was named the Man of the Match.
See the reaction of the fans:
Today Babar Azam got 1st test golden duck.Nothing wrong with short,Babar played it straight down the ground but Zimbabwe did homework against @babarazam258 they must have seen his innings in Australia where he played such drives they just put fielder their & got him!.#PAKvZIM pic.twitter.com/R6JInuCoKE— Muhammad Usama (@MUHAMMA11503327) April 30, 2021
Babar azam got out for a golden duck to prove to everyone that he is not a minnow basher😂😂😂— Apurv Shankar (@apurvshankar1) April 30, 2021
Today was unlucky for BABAR But we hope inshallah BABAR come back strongly in next inning or next match. We are waiting BABAR to see world class batting and same world class shots!#pakvszim #BabarAzam @babarazam258 pic.twitter.com/J9JsCNkEel— Awais Ahmed (@AwaisMarri18302) April 30, 2021
What a moment for Donald Tatenda Tiripano of Zimbabwe.— Naveed Nadeem (@naveednadeem91) April 30, 2021
Getting Babar Azam out for a golden duck