Sarfraz Ahmed tries to copy MS Dhoni, Pakistan skipper gets hit for six

Towards the end of Zimbabwe’s innings, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed decided to roll his arm over. He bowled two overs and got hit for a six in the second one.

cricket Updated: Jul 23, 2018 14:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Sarfraz Ahmed,MS Dhoni,Pakistan vs Zimbabwe
Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed (L) poses with the trophy during the prize ceremony after winning the fifth One-Day International (ODI) series final cricket match against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, on, July 22, 2018. (AFP)

Pakistan registered a comprehensive 131-run win vs. Zimbabwe in the final ODI of their five-match series, thus completing a series whitewash in the process.

Towards the end of Zimbabwe’s innings, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed - much like former India skipper MS Dhoni did once upon a time - decided to roll his arm over.

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Sarfraz’s first over went well, as he conceded just 6 runs. However, it was his second over that saw disaster struck. Bowling the last over of the match, Sarfraz was hammered for six by Zimbabwe’s Peter Moor.

MS Dhoni has one international wicket to his name. Dhoni had dismissed West Indies’ Travis Dowlin in an ICC Champions Trophy match in 2009.

Sarfraz’s place behind the stumps was taken up by Fakhar Zaman in the two overs the skipper bowled.

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After the match, Ahmed looked ahead to the six-team Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in September.

“We learned lots of things here, and hopefully we’ll take that to the Asia Cup,” he said. “We definitely need some rest now, so we’ll go home for a bit before returning to training to prepare for the Asia Cup.”

(With AFP inputs)

First Published: Jul 23, 2018 13:36 IST