ICC World Cup, 17th Match, Group D: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Kingston, Mar 21, 2007
ICC World Cup - 17th match, Group D
Pakistan won by 93 runs (D/L method)
Played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica (neutral venue)
21 March 2007 (50-over match)
  Pakistan innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c †Taylor b Chigumbura 15 30 26 2 0 57.69
6.3 weak backfoot prod, no footwork, he chased it and a thin edge was caught by Taylor, although he did his best to drop it, as he has a number of other balls in the tournament to date. But he clung on, and Zimbabwe have the breakthrough 31/1
View dismissal Imran Nazir c Matsikenyeri b Mpofu 160 201 121 14 8 132.23
44.1 super catch by Matsikenyeri at deepish extra cover. Nazir looked to drive the ball but it was wide and he had to reach for it. He connected, but with limited power, and Matsikenyeri, the shortest man in the side, took a few steps back, jumped and held the ball above his head as he fell 295/7
View dismissal Shoaib Malik c Chibhabha b Williams 21 51 32 2 1 65.62
17.4 gone! Very well bowled indeed. He came charging down the pitch too early - Williams saw him coming, dropped it in short and the batsman dabbed it to Chibhabha at point 88/2
View dismissal Inzamam-ul-Haq* c Williams b Mupariwa 37 32 35 2 3 105.71
27.4 fine catch, a very fine catch to end a brilliant batsman's one-day career. Inzamam trying to launch another six over long-on but got an outside edge behind Williams' head at mid-off who jogged back and took it in front of his nose. Fine catch 158/3
View dismissal Mohammad Yousuf c & b Brent 3 12 10 0 0 30.00
30.4 half volley, hit straight back at Brent who holds a comfortable return catch without any alarms. A tame dismissal but one which Zimbabwe needed as Pakistan were beginning to press on 170/4
View dismissal Younis Khan run out (Mpofu/†Taylor) 28 41 31 1 1 90.32
40.1 from Mupariwa, driven to the man in the deep on the off, Younis Khan came back for the second and had the thrown from Mpofu been spot on that would have been easily out ... as it is it's referred to the third umpire and Younis is six inches short. We've knocked Taylor a few times but he did really well there to gather the high return and whip the bails off, and Mpofu did a great job in the deep 252/5
View dismissal Shahid Afridi b Brent 16 14 10 1 1 160.00
43.1 slower ball ... so slow it needed motion detectors to track ... Afridi played all round it and was bowled round his legs 285/6
View dismissal Mohammad Sami c Utseya b Brent 5 12 10 0 0 50.00
45.5 mistimed flick to leg, it ends up as a nothing shot, the ball loops to Matsikenyeri at midwicket and he has to dive forward - almost in slow motion - to complete the catch 301/8
View dismissal Iftikhar Anjum c Matsikenyeri b Chigumbura 32 25 16 2 2 200.00
49.5 cross-batted swipe which Matsikenyeri at cow corner takes with ease 349/10
View dismissal Umar Gul b Chigumbura 10 9 6 2 0 166.66
47.5 Gul takes a big step towards leg and aims an expansive slam through the covers, Chigumbura fires in an off-stump yorker and it's too good for the tailender 324/9
Danish Kaneria not out 6 9 4 1 0 150.00
Extras (lb 2, w 12, nb 2) 16
  Total (all out; 49.5 overs; 217 mins) 349 (7.00 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket CB Mpofu 10 1 74 1 7.40 27 8 2 (2w)
44.1 to Imran Nazir, super catch by Matsikenyeri at deepish extra cover. Nazir looked to drive the ball but it was wide and he had to reach for it. He connected, but with limited power, and Matsikenyeri, the shortest man in the side, took a few steps back, jumped and held the ball above his head as he fell 295/7
View wicket T Mupariwa 10 1 57 1 5.70 35 4 3 (1w)
27.4 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, fine catch, a very fine catch to end a brilliant batsman's one-day career. Inzamam trying to launch another six over long-on but got an outside edge behind Williams' head at mid-off who jogged back and took it in front of his nose. Fine catch 158/3
View wickets E Chigumbura 6.5 1 50 3 7.31 23 6 2 (1nb, 1w)
6.3 to Kamran Akmal, weak backfoot prod, no footwork, he chased it and a thin edge was caught by Taylor, although he did his best to drop it, as he has a number of other balls in the tournament to date. But he clung on, and Zimbabwe have the breakthrough 31/1
47.5 to Umar Gul, Gul takes a big step towards leg and aims an expansive slam through the covers, Chigumbura fires in an off-stump yorker and it's too good for the tailender 324/9
49.5 to Iftikhar Anjum, cross-batted swipe which Matsikenyeri at cow corner takes with ease 349/10
View wickets GB Brent 10 0 68 3 6.80 24 2 3 (3w)
30.4 to Mohammad Yousuf, half volley, hit straight back at Brent who holds a comfortable return catch without any alarms. A tame dismissal but one which Zimbabwe needed as Pakistan were beginning to press on 170/4
43.1 to Shahid Afridi, slower ball ... so slow it needed motion detectors to track ... Afridi played all round it and was bowled round his legs 285/6
45.5 to Mohammad Sami, mistimed flick to leg, it ends up as a nothing shot, the ball loops to Matsikenyeri at midwicket and he has to dive forward - almost in slow motion - to complete the catch 301/8
View wicket SC Williams 6 0 41 1 6.83 16 3 2 (1nb)
17.4 to Shoaib Malik, gone! Very well bowled indeed. He came charging down the pitch too early - Williams saw him coming, dropped it in short and the batsman dabbed it to Chibhabha at point 88/2
  P Utseya 6 0 46 0 7.66 17 2 4 (1w)
  CJ Chibhabha 1 0 11 0 11.00 1 2 0
  Zimbabwe innings (target: 193 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sibanda c Imran Nazir b Umar Gul 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
0.2 gone, and what a tame dismissal that was. Wide of the off stump, Sibanda threw his hands at it, got a thick outside edge to hand a simple catch to Imran Nazir, no less, who took the simplest of catches 0/1
View dismissal CJ Chibhabha c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Umar Gul 3 22 8 0 0 37.50
4.6 a really dreadful stroke, charging Gul - trying to hit him over the top. A thick outside edge presents Inzamam with a straightforward chance, head-height, at first slip 12/2
View dismissal F Kasteni c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Mohammad Sami 9 22 23 0 0 39.13
5.3 well, just too fast for him. Short and quick, rising up towards his throat and, with no foot movement, an injudicious swipe hands Inzamam his second catch at slip 14/3
View dismissal BRM Taylor c Younis Khan b Danish Kaneria 13 31 17 1 0 76.47
12.1 swung high to Younis Khan who ran in from the deep midwicket boundary and held the catch well. A tough one out of the gloom and with no real grip underfoot 45/4
View dismissal S Matsikenyeri run out (†Kamran Akmal) 18 31 25 3 0 72.00
12.2 from Danish Kaneria, big heave from Matsikenyeri and he misses, Akmal goes for the stumping and he is back in ... sadly, the runner, Taylor, is standing a foot out of the crease, blissfully ignorant that he actually needs to be back inside the crease as well. 45/5
View dismissal E Chigumbura b Shahid Afridi 27 11 11 0 4 245.45
15.1 another big swing but he misses, it's straight, and he's gone down in a blaze of hitting 77/6
View dismissal SC Williams c Umar Gul b Danish Kaneria 11 15 9 0 1 122.22
16.6 Williams goes for another big hit, this time he doesn't get over it and Gul races in from long-on and holds on easily to a steepler 93/7
View dismissal GB Brent b Shahid Afridi 9 9 9 0 1 100.00
17.2 straight and much slower - 62mph - and Brent swings and misses, losing his middle stump 94/8
P Utseya* not out 4 5 5 0 0 80.00
View dismissal T Mupariwa b Shahid Afridi 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
17.5 and he's bowled him with the wrong un at 48mph, and he punches the air in delight 94/9
View dismissal CB Mpofu c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Mohammad Yousuf 1 5 5 0 0 20.00
19.1 slow and loopy, driven to cover where Inzamam holds the catch. Huge grins all round, and Yousuf has not smiled more when he's scored hundreds. Even Simon Taufel can't help grinning 99/10
Extras (lb 1, w 1, nb 2) 4
  Total (all out; 19.1 overs; 82 mins) 99 (5.16 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Umar Gul 5 1 10 2 2.00 25 0 0 (1nb)
0.2 to Sibanda, gone, and what a tame dismissal that was. Wide of the off stump, Sibanda threw his hands at it, got a thick outside edge to hand a simple catch to Imran Nazir, no less, who took the simplest of catches 0/1
4.6 to Chibhabha, a really dreadful stroke, charging Gul - trying to hit him over the top. A thick outside edge presents Inzamam with a straightforward chance, head-height, at first slip 12/2
View wicket Mohammad Sami 5 0 15 1 3.00 21 1 0 (1w)
5.3 to Kasteni, well, just too fast for him. Short and quick, rising up towards his throat and, with no foot movement, an injudicious swipe hands Inzamam his second catch at slip 14/3
View wickets Danish Kaneria 4 0 48 2 12.00 8 1 5
12.1 to Taylor, swung high to Younis Khan who ran in from the deep midwicket boundary and held the catch well. A tough one out of the gloom and with no real grip underfoot 45/4
16.6 to Williams, Williams goes for another big hit, this time he doesn't get over it and Gul races in from long-on and holds on easily to a steepler 93/7
View wickets Shahid Afridi 4 0 20 3 5.00 16 2 1
15.1 to Chigumbura, another big swing but he misses, it's straight, and he's gone down in a blaze of hitting 77/6
17.2 to Brent, straight and much slower - 62mph - and Brent swings and misses, losing his middle stump 94/8
17.5 to Mupariwa, and he's bowled him with the wrong un at 48mph, and he punches the air in delight 94/9
  Younis Khan 1 0 5 0 5.00 3 0 0 (1nb)
View wicket Mohammad Yousuf 0.1 0 0 1 0.00 1 0 0
19.1 to Mpofu, slow and loopy, driven to cover where Inzamam holds the catch. Huge grins all round, and Yousuf has not smiled more when he's scored hundreds. Even Simon Taufel can't help grinning 99/10

Match details


Toss - Zimbabwe, who chose to field
Points - Pakistan 2, Zimbabwe 0
Player of the match - Imran Nazir (Pakistan)
Umpires - BG Jerling (South Africa) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - IJ Gould (England)
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - BF Bowden (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • Pakistan innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (77 balls), Extras 3
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 78/1 in 16.0 overs (Imran Nazir 37, Shoaib Malik 17)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (Imran Nazir 25, Shoaib Malik 21, Ex 6)
    • Imran Nazir: 50 off 57 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 20.4 overs (129 balls), Extras 9
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (Imran Nazir 18, Inzamam-ul-Haq 29, Ex 3)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 26.3 overs (166 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 192/4 in 34.0 overs (Imran Nazir 97, Younis Khan 7)
    • Imran Nazir: 100 off 95 balls (11 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 35.5 overs (222 balls), Extras 12
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (Imran Nazir 28, Younis Khan 22, Ex 0)
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 39.4 overs (246 balls), Extras 13
    • Imran Nazir: 150 off 116 balls (14 x 4, 7 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 300 runs in 45.2 overs (281 balls), Extras 14
    • Zimbabwe innings
    • Rain: Zimbabwe - 30/3 in 10.2 overs (BRM Taylor 9, S Matsikenyeri 7)
    • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 13.3 overs (83 balls), Extras 2
    • Official Attendance - 1,997
 
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