ABU DHABI, NOV 2: Pakistan have posted a target of 190 runs for Namibia in the 31st fixture of the T20 World Cup 2021 at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The stubborn opening duo of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan delivered yet again on a difficult Abu Dhabi wicket, sharing their fifth century stand to help Pakistan recover from a slow start and post a target of 190 runs for Namibia to chase.
On a pace-friendly wicket, Namibian pacers had Babar and Rizwan on the back foot early on but the pair masterfully absorbed that early pressure before systematically upping the ante and producing 113 runs for the opening wicket.
Babar departed after contributing 70 off 49 balls while Rizwan continued and batted through the innings, finishing with an unbeaten 79 off 50 balls.
Somewhere in between , out-of-form Mohammad Hafeez appeared and played a cameo of 32 from just16 deliveries.