Tim Southee cleaned up Babar Azam with a brilliant slower ball after the Pakistan openers had managed a steady start in a modest chase of 135. With that prized scalp, Southee became the third bowler to pick 100 T20I wickets. New Zealand haven't allowed Pakistan to get off to a flyer and even got rid of Fakhar Zaman in the 8th over, with Ish Sodhi's slider pinning him plumb on the back pad. The onus is now on the in-form Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Hafeez to take Pakistan over the line.
💥 BOWLED 'IM! 💥— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) October 26, 2021
A big wicket for Tim Southee in more ways than one – it's the key scalp of Babar Azam and it's his 💯th in T20Is! #Pakistan 28-1 #T20WorldCup
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"He's knocked him over!" hard luck for skipper.— Malik Ali Raza (@MalikAliiRaza) October 26, 2021
Babar Azam finds his middle stump uprooted by Tim Southee, who in the process claims his 100th T20I wicket.
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