Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan, 2nd ODI: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Hyderabad (Sind), Jan 24, 2008
Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
24 January 2008 (50-over match)

The openers are out. Sibanda to take strike. Tanvir has the new ball. ON ON

Toss: The news from the middle is that Prosper Utseya has won the toss for the second game in a row and Zimbabwe will bat first.

Teams: Pakistan are unchanged from the previous game while Zimbabwe have made the one change, bringing in medium pacer Gary Brent for Christopher Mpofu.

Pakistan - Salman Butt, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Mohammed Yousuf, Shoaib Malik (capt), Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Samiullah Niazi, Rao Iftikhar Anjum

Zimbabwe - 1 Vusi Sibanda, 2 Hamilton Masakadza, 3 Tatenda Taibu (wk), 4 Brendan Taylor, 5 Sean Williams, 6 Brendan Taylor, 7 Chamu Chibhabha, 8 Prosper Utseya (capt),9 Ray Price, 10 Gary Brent, 11 Elton Chigumbura

Geoff Lawson, Pakistan's coach, will have some unpleasant memories of this ground. He was the Jalaluddin's hat-trick victim in 1982, the first ever hat-trick in one-day history. If reminded, he'd probably chuckle about it now.

Pitch: The surface is dry and there is a bit of moisture for the seamers to exploit. That way, Utseya may have gambled a bit by opting to bat. Pakistan's seamers will have to try and get early wickets before the conditions ease out for batting. The recent domestic games have leaked runs, so today shouldn't be very different.

The outfield looks much better than it did ten years ago. It's not as lush green as Karachi but my impression is that it will be lightning quick. Enough of predictions. Let's switch over to the action.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of the second one-day international between Pakistan and Zimbabwe. This is Kanishkaa Balachandran returning to take you through this game as well. Allow me to welcome Binoy George to the crew. He's scoring the game.

The action shifts roughly 150 km away from the port city of Karachi to Hyderabad, in Pakistan's Sindh Province. The last time fans got a chance to follow an international game was over ten years ago, when Pakistan took on India in a one-dayer. I still remember the game, sitting glumly, watching India get walloped. The Pakistan board last year decided that enough was enough and took control of the Niaz Stadium, getting it ready to meet international standards. Hyderabad, the former capital of Sindh, is one of the larger cities in Pakistan, the third largest if I'm not wrong. The residents have been starved of international games for an eternity now, so today's game is quite historic from their point of view. To read more about the city, click here.

Back to the action now, Pakistan's batsmen had a good workout in Karachi and it will upto the inexperienced bowling attack now to make an impression. Zimbabwe are up against the law of averages more than anything else - Pakistan haven't a single match at the Niaz Stadium, either in Tests or one-dayers. This is easily their most favoured venue at home. We'll bring you news of the toss and teams shortly.

0.1

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, starts off with a loosener down the leg side, clips his thigh en route to the keeper who dives to his left

0.2

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, 1 run, punched uppishly, gets on the front foot and just beats the right of mid-off, Zimbabwe are underway

0.3

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, pitches outside off and shapes away from the right hander, left alone

0.4

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, that was a jaffa, kicks off a good length outside off and that has the batsman hopping, mighty close to that edge

0.5

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, pitches on middle and leg, tucked with soft hands to the on side

0.6

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, the straighter one, lands on middle and continues with the line, he offers the full face of the bat and defends

End of over 1 (1 run) Zimbabwe 1/0 (RR: 1.00)

    • H Masakadza 0 (4b)
    • V Sibanda 1 (2b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 1-0-1-0

Samiullah khan gets ready. Two slips in place

1.1

Samiullah Khan to Sibanda, no run, pitches outside off and moves away just a touch, more of a warm-up delivery to start with

1.2

Samiullah Khan to Sibanda, no run, hits a good length on off stump and the ball goes through dead straight, gets a good stride forward and defends

1.3

Samiullah Khan to Sibanda, 1 run, walks down the pitch before the ball is delivered, tries to force it past midwicket but gets the placement wrong

1.4

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 1 run, pushes it just wide of mid-off to pick up a single

1.5

Samiullah Khan to Sibanda, no run, drives with force and tries to beat cover, Butt does brilliantly in that position to intercept it with one hand

1.6

Samiullah Khan to Sibanda, no run, not quite short enough to pull, the ball lobs off his pads and nearly rolls onto his stumps, that was rather close to shaving the leg stump

End of over 2 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 3/0 (RR: 1.50)

    • V Sibanda 2 (7b)
    • H Masakadza 1 (5b)
    • Samiullah Khan 1-0-2-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 1-0-1-0
2.1

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, 1 run, tucked away just wide of mid-on, they runs through quickly and the non striker beats the throw

2.2

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, full and swinging in on leg stump, tries to work if off his wrists but the ball clips the pads, Tanvir appeals half heartedly

2.3

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, gets this to swing in from outside the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

2.4

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, gets forward a little too early and the ball catches him flush on the thigh

2.5

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, FOUR, short of a length on middle, Sibanda reads the length early, swivels and pulls with intent over square leg, one bounce and four, that stroke was a picture of confidence

2.6

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, 2 runs, pitches just wide outside off, Sibanda cuts hard and backward point just gets a hand to it, they scamper through for a couple

End of over 3 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 10/0 (RR: 3.33)

    • V Sibanda 8 (12b 1x4)
    • H Masakadza 2 (6b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 2-0-8-0
    • Samiullah Khan 1-0-2-0
3.1

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, hits a good length outside off, the ball holds its line as it leaves the batsman

3.2

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, pitches outside off again, he shoulders arms

3.3

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 3 runs, adjusts his line to middle and leg, he tucks it with his wrists and beats square leg

3.4

Samiullah Khan to Sibanda, no run, this one is a little shorter, climbs on him, he gets up high and defends

3.5

Samiullah Khan to Sibanda, 1 run, fuller in length, he gets down and defends with soft hands in front of point and sets off

3.6

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 1 run, excellent running, he taps it down with soft hands to the off side and some good coordination between the pair results in an easy single

End of over 4 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 15/0 (RR: 3.75)

    • H Masakadza 6 (10b)
    • V Sibanda 9 (14b 1x4)
    • Samiullah Khan 2-0-7-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 2-0-8-0
4.1

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, pitches just a shade outside off and moves away just a tad, he shoulders arms

4.2

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, pitches just outside leg, tries to turn it to fine leg, fails to make contact

4.3

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, tries to whip it through the on side again, he's early on the stroke and the ball makes contact with his pads again

4.4

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, 1 run, tapped with sift hands just in front of mid-off, Masakadza calls early and they set off

4.5

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, OUT, superb delivery..... pitches on middle and shapes away, Sibanda is forced to play at it, he pokes at the ball rather uneasily and gets a thick outside edge to Akmal. He doesn't wait for umpire Ghauri to give him out and just walks

V Sibanda c †Kamran Akmal b Sohail Tanvir 9 (20m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

4.6

Sohail Tanvir to Chibhabha, no run, pitches outside the off stump, left alone

End of over 5 (1 run) Zimbabwe 16/1 (RR: 3.20)

    • CJ Chibhabha 0 (1b)
    • H Masakadza 7 (14b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 3-0-9-1
    • Samiullah Khan 2-0-7-0
5.1

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 2 runs, full outside off, in the slot to drive, punches it hard on the front foot and just manages to beat the left of mid-off

5.2

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, fullish in length outside off, he gets forward and defends to extra cover

5.3

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, has him slashing outside the off stump, poor ball and equally poor shot

5.4

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, holds the length back outside off, adjusts his line closer to the off stump, he gets on the back foot and tries to force it through the off side, just beats the outside edge

5.5

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, better shot, covers the line and forces it back to the bowler

5.6

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, pitches outside the off stump and straightens, he takes the safe option and shoulders arms

End of over 6 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 18/1 (RR: 3.00)

    • H Masakadza 9 (20b)
    • CJ Chibhabha 0 (1b)
    • Samiullah Khan 3-0-9-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 3-0-9-1
6.1

Sohail Tanvir to Chibhabha, no run, pitches outside the off stump, left alone

6.2

Sohail Tanvir to Chibhabha, 1 wide, loses his line, strays wide outside the off stump and the ball moves away, wide called

6.2

Sohail Tanvir to Chibhabha, OUT, Tanvir strikes again! pitches outside the off stump, gets a bit more bounce this time, Chibhabha gets a half prod forward, doesn't know whether to play at it or not, gets a thick outside and the ball flies to Misbah at first slip

CJ Chibhabha c Misbah-ul-Haq b Sohail Tanvir 0 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Taibu walks in. Zimbabwe are wobbling early on

6.3

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, pitches outside off and shapes away, Taibu watchfully lets it go

6.4

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, pitches fuller outside the off stump, goes for the drive and is beaten

6.5

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, Appeal: gets forward, the ball strikes him high on the pad around the off stump, Tanvir belts out an appeal, perhaps the ball struck him outside the line of off stump

6.6

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 3 runs, fuller on leg stump, driven through the line just wide of mid-on

End of over 7 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 22/2 (RR: 3.14)

    • T Taibu 3 (4b)
    • H Masakadza 9 (20b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 4-0-13-2
    • Samiullah Khan 3-0-9-0
7.1

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, 1 run, pushed with soft hands in front of cover, they set off immediately and scamper through for the single

7.2

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, FOUR, short of a length outside off, the ball comes on a little slowly, allows him time to transfer his weight on the back foot and punch it wide of extra cover

7.3

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, pitches outside off, goes through with the line, left alone to the keeper

7.4

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, run-out opportunity, Butt gathers the ball at gully, Masakadza starts off, then gets sent back and the throw was wide of the stumps and the batsman was a mile away

7.5

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, cramps him for room outside the off stump, he plays close to his body and gets an inside edge to the on side

7.6

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, defended to the off side

End of over 8 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 27/2 (RR: 3.37)

    • H Masakadza 13 (25b 1x4)
    • T Taibu 4 (5b)
    • Samiullah Khan 4-0-14-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 4-0-13-2
8.1

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, bangs it in outside off, gets more pace this time, the ball kicks as it leaves the batsman

8.2

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, fuller in length on off stump and swinging away after pitching, Taibu does well to leave that alone

8.3

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 wide, strays wide outside the off stump, left alone

8.3

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, gets the ball to drift in to the right hander this time and makes him play, pushed back to the bowler

8.4

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 wide, strays down the leg side, Taibu tries to work it fine and misses

8.4

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, gets a big stride forward and pushes it towards point, Butt does well to slide to his right and cuts it off

8.5

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, FOUR, full and wide outside off, Taibu stretches forward, tries to scoop it over the off side but opens the face of the bat at the point of contact. As a result, the ball lobs over the slips and goes down to third man

8.6

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, pitches on off and middle, defended back to the bowler

End of over 9 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 33/2 (RR: 3.66)

    • T Taibu 8 (11b 1x4)
    • H Masakadza 13 (25b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 5-0-19-2
    • Samiullah Khan 4-0-14-0
9.1

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, left alone

9.2

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, pitches just outside the off stump, he covers the line and defends back to the bowler

9.3

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, stays on the back foot and pushes to the off side

9.4

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, done in by the bounce a little, he stays back but ends up meeting the ball low on the front pad just outside the off stump, he pushes it to the on side

9.5

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, FOUR, overpitches just outside the off stump, he leans forward, meets the line of the ball and forces it to the left of mid-off

9.6

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, FOUR, pitches on middle and leg, Masakadza gets in position early, shuffles a little and works it with his bottom hand and forces it just wide of midwicket

End of over 10 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 41/2 (RR: 4.10)

    • H Masakadza 21 (31b 3x4)
    • T Taibu 8 (11b 1x4)
    • Samiullah Khan 5-0-22-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 5-0-19-2

2nd Powerplay taken

10.1

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, fuller delivery outside off, goes for the drive and is beaten

10.2

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, adjusts his line to middle and leg, shuffles and works it wide of square leg

10.3

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, pushes it softly in front of cover, Masakadza yells and sends Taibu back

10.4

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, pitches outside off and comes in a tad after pitching, Masakadza plants his foot forward for the drive but changes his mind and chooses to let it go

10.5

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, pitches outside off and moves away, Masakadza is tempted on the stroke again and just manages to withdraw the bat

10.6

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, pitches outside off and moves away, left alone again

End of over 11 (1 run) Zimbabwe 42/2 (RR: 3.81)

    • H Masakadza 21 (35b 3x4)
    • T Taibu 9 (13b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 6-0-20-2
    • Samiullah Khan 5-0-22-0

Change in bowling...Rao Iftikhar replaces Khan. Just one slip

11.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Taibu, no run, lands on off stump and comes in a little, it's a good line as it cramps him for room

11.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Taibu, 3 runs, overthrows.... pushed with soft hands in front of mid-on, Yousuf under arms the ball at the non striker's end but there was no-one to back that throw

11.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, FOUR, he errs in by sliding down the leg side, he uses his wrists and flicks through the line and just beats the fine leg fielder

11.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, no run, fullish on the pads, driven to mid-on

11.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, no run, full and swinging in just a touch, he gets forward and pushes it firmly to mid-on

11.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, FOUR, full and angling in towards the pads, Masakadza gets his wrists working again and flicks uppishly just wide of square leg, he manages to bisect the gap between midwicket and square leg

End of over 12 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 53/2 (RR: 4.41)

    • H Masakadza 29 (39b 5x4)
    • T Taibu 12 (15b 1x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 1-0-11-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 6-0-20-2
12.1

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, hits a good length on middle, defended back to the bowler

12.2

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, just a touch too wide outside off, he opens the face of the bat and glides it just wide of point

12.3

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, 1 run, drifts towards the pads,he tucks it just wide of midwicket

switches round the wicket

12.4

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, hits a good length outside off and gets the ball to straighten, he has the batsman poking at it outside the off stump

12.5

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, edged and....just wide of second slip. Taibu wafts at it outside off and gets a thic outside edge

12.6

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, gets the ball into the right hander this time and the batsman covers the line and defends

End of over 13 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 56/2 (RR: 4.30)

    • H Masakadza 30 (41b 5x4)
    • T Taibu 14 (19b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 7-0-23-2
    • Iftikhar Anjum 1-0-11-0

We have another change. Malik bings himself on after that expensive over by Rao. No slip. Short fine-leg in place

13.1

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, defended back to the bowler

13.2

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, gets this straighten after pitching outside off, defended to the off side

13.3

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, flighted on off and middle, defended back to the bowler

13.4

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, gets across his stumps, defended close to the pads, the ball catches the edge and lobs off the pads

13.5

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, attemps a reverse sweep but it doesn't come off well, tamely pushes it to the off side

13.6

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, attempts another reverse sweep, this time he opts out of the stroke and leaves it

End of over 14 (maiden) Zimbabwe 56/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • T Taibu 14 (25b 1x4)
    • H Masakadza 30 (41b 5x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 1-1-0-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 7-0-23-2
14.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, FOUR, the change of ends doesn't work for Rao as he strays full and wide outside off, Masakadza waits on it, scoops it over the gap between backward point and cover and makes full use of that freebie

14.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, no run

14.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, FOUR, Strays on the pads, Masakadza gets a half stride forward, lofts through the line of the ball and flicks over midwicket

14.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, 1 run

14.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Taibu, no run

14.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Taibu, 1 run, pitches outside off, glided with an open face to the off side

End of over 15 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 66/2 (RR: 4.40)

    • T Taibu 15 (27b 1x4)
    • H Masakadza 39 (45b 7x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 2-0-21-0
    • Shoaib Malik 1-1-0-0
15.1

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, Third powerplay taken

15.2

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run

15.3

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, no run

15.4

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, no run

15.5

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, 1 run

15.6

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, the slog sweep, Taibu doesn't get the distance but it lucky enough as the ball lands just short of deep backward square leg who runs to his right

End of over 16 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 69/2 (RR: 4.31)

    • T Taibu 17 (30b 1x4)
    • H Masakadza 40 (48b 7x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 2-1-3-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 2-0-21-0
16.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Taibu, 1 run

16.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, no run

16.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, FOUR, digs it in short, he reads the length early, swivels and pulls over square leg, Tanvir is rather lazy getting to it and tries to stop it with his foot

16.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, FOUR, bangs it in short outside off again, he goes for another pull but isn't in full control of the stroke, the ball flies off the top edge over the slips

16.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, 1 run

16.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Taibu, 1 run

End of over 17 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 80/2 (RR: 4.70)

    • T Taibu 19 (32b 1x4)
    • H Masakadza 49 (52b 9x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 3-0-32-0
    • Shoaib Malik 2-1-3-0

We apologise for the loss of commentary due to technical problems

17.1

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run

17.2

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, no run

17.3

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, 1 run, pushed past the infield on the off side and Masakadza brings up his fifty

17.4

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, worked just wide of midwicket for a single

17.5

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, FOUR, flighted on middle, he gets down on his knee early and sweeps, a sloppy effort by Salman Butt at square leg results in a free boundary down to long leg..poor stuff there

17.6

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, 1 run

End of over 18 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 88/2 (RR: 4.88)

    • H Masakadza 55 (56b 10x4)
    • T Taibu 21 (34b 1x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 3-1-11-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 3-0-32-0
18.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, 1 run, pitches on middle, the ball stops on him as he chips it towards mid-on who's a little too deep

18.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Taibu, 1 run, pushed in front of cover and they set off, Afridi was a little lazy getting to it

18.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, no run

18.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, no run, fullish on the pads, defended softly to mid-on

18.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Masakadza, 1 run

18.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Taibu, 2 runs

End of over 19 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 93/2 (RR: 4.89)

    • T Taibu 24 (36b 1x4)
    • H Masakadza 57 (60b 10x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 4-0-37-0
    • Shoaib Malik 3-1-11-0

We apologise for the loss of commentary due to technical problems

19.1

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, 1 run

19.2

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to the bowler

19.3

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, bowls it slightly short and wide outside off, rocks back and cuts

19.4

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, no run, flighted outside off, defended close to the pads

19.5

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, no run, gets forward, defends close to the pads back to the bowler

19.6

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, 1 leg bye, slides down the leg side, tries to nudge it down to fine leg but the ball meets the pads instead of wood, beats the keeper

End of over 20 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 96/2 (RR: 4.80)

    • H Masakadza 58 (64b 10x4)
    • T Taibu 25 (38b 1x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 4-1-13-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 4-0-37-0

The crowd roars and why? Afridi has the ball

20.1

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 2 runs, shortish and slightly wide outside off, cut to sweeper cover

20.2

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run, full outside off and driven to the covers

20.3

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 1 run, tossed up outside off, cut to the off side

20.4

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run, just a touch too wide outside off, tranfers his weight on the back foot and cuts to sweeper cover

20.5

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run, defended back to the bowler

20.6

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 1 run, slower ball, lands on a good length, he goes back and cuts to sweeper cover

End of over 21 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 101/2 (RR: 4.80)

    • H Masakadza 62 (69b 10x4)
    • T Taibu 26 (39b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-5-0
    • Shoaib Malik 4-1-13-0

Samiullah Khan returns. This partnership has been very impressive and full marks to these two. Pakistan aren;t having it easy out there

21.1

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 1 run, glided in front of point with very soft hands, excellent coordination between the two results in a quick single

21.2

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, 1 run, excellent running again, this time he taps it in front of mid-off and sets off

21.3

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 1 run, he walks across his stumps to distract the bowler, pitches outside off, he gets a thick outside edge past point, not a very convincing stroke in the end

21.4

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, no run, pushed to the offside, Taibu yells and refuses the run

21.5

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, no run, pushed firmly to the direction of the bowler, Khan runs across and intercepts the ball, Taibu sets off and changes his mind wisely

21.6

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, no run, beaten.... that's a rarity, pitches outside off and beats him for a bit of pace

End of over 22 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 104/2 (RR: 4.72)

    • T Taibu 27 (43b 1x4)
    • H Masakadza 64 (71b 10x4)
    • Samiullah Khan 6-0-25-0
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-5-0
22.1

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 1 run, slides down leg, worked to fine leg

22.2

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run, slow half tracker outside off, he has all the time in the world to rock back and cut to the fielder in the deep on the off side

22.3

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 1 run, defensive push just wide of point

22.4

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, no run, opens the face of the bat and works it towards point

22.5

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run, glided just of point for a single

22.6

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 1 run, cut just wide of cover for a single

End of over 23 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 109/2 (RR: 4.73)

    • H Masakadza 67 (74b 10x4)
    • T Taibu 29 (46b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-10-0
    • Samiullah Khan 6-0-25-0
23.1

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 2 runs, walks across his stumps, he's toying with the bowler here, he tucks it away with little full behind square on the on side and helps himself to a couple

23.2

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 1 run, walks across his stumps again, this time he defends back to the bowler

23.3

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, 2 runs, banged in short, this time he pulls but isn't in full control of it, the fielder at deep midwicket runs forward and nearly takes it on the full, the ball lands on the first bounce

23.4

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, no run, defended on the front foot

23.5

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, 1 run, short and a touch too wide the off stump, Taibu rocks back and cuts firmly to deep cover

23.6

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 1 run, pushed softly to mid-off

End of over 24 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 116/2 (RR: 4.83)

    • H Masakadza 71 (77b 10x4)
    • T Taibu 32 (49b 1x4)
    • Samiullah Khan 7-0-32-0
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-10-0
24.1

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run

24.2

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 1 run, tossed up down the leg side, worked to the on side

24.3

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 2 runs, bowls it a little too short outside off again, he cuts to sweeper cover and they bring up the 100-run stand

24.4

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run, wide outside off, cut to sweeper cover again

24.5

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run, defended back to the bowler

24.6

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run, slashed hard and brilliantly stopped at cover

End of over 25 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 120/2 (RR: 4.80)

    • H Masakadza 72 (81b 10x4)
    • T Taibu 35 (51b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-14-0
    • Samiullah Khan 7-0-32-0
25.1

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, 1 run, Khan isn't exerting himself much, he waits on it and pushes to long-on

25.2

Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 1 run, they're milking the singles here, shuffles across his stumps and works it wide of midwicket

25.3

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, 2 runs, short of a length and a touch wide outside off, Taibu cuts and Tanvir at sweeper cover is too lazy to bend down and gather the ball and instead stops it with his foot

25.4

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, FOUR, short on middle and leg, Taibu swivels and executes a short arm pull just wide of midwicket for a boundary

25.5

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, no run

25.6

Samiullah Khan to Taibu, 1 run

End of over 26 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 129/2 (RR: 4.96)

    • T Taibu 43 (56b 2x4)
    • H Masakadza 73 (82b 10x4)
    • Samiullah Khan 8-0-41-0
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-14-0
26.1

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run

26.2

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 2 runs, grants him width outside off again, the fielder at the deep on the on side intercepts the cut

26.3

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run, short and wide, cut hard towards the covers, good reflexes by the fielder

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 1 run, tossed up on lmiddle and leg, pushed to long-on

26.6

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run, fullish and side outside off, punched to Jamshed at sweeper cover

End of over 27 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 134/2 (RR: 4.96)

    • T Taibu 45 (58b 2x4)
    • H Masakadza 76 (86b 10x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-19-0
    • Samiullah Khan 8-0-41-0

Malik returns. Can he get the breakthrough?

27.1

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, flighted on middle, pushed to long-on

27.2

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, 1 run, gives it more air, pushed to long-on

27.3

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, tossed up slowly outside off, he waits on it, opens the face of the bat and glides it just in front of short third man, good running again

27.4

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, 1 run, pushed towards midwicket

27.5

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, gets forward to defend, the ball lobs off the pads towards the region of forward short-leg

27.6

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 28 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 138/2 (RR: 4.92)

    • T Taibu 47 (62b 2x4)
    • H Masakadza 78 (88b 10x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 5-1-17-0
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-19-0
28.1

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 1 run, pitches outside off, cut to the off side

28.2

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run, pushed in front of the region of mid-off

28.3

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run, defended close to the pads, Afridi appeals and there may have been bat on it

28.4

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run, driven back to the bowler

28.5

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 2 wides, slides down leg, the ball deflects off Akmal's gloves and rolls to short fine-leg

28.5

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run, flighted outside off, lands on a fullish length, driven to the off side

28.6

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run, glided towards short third man

End of over 29 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 143/2 (RR: 4.93)

    • H Masakadza 79 (92b 10x4)
    • T Taibu 49 (64b 2x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 5-0-24-0
    • Shoaib Malik 5-1-17-0
29.1

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, gets a bit of turn, defended back to the bowler

29.2

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, flighted outside off, defended back to the bowler

29.3

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, defended to the on side, he needs the single for his fifty

29.4

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, flighted outside off and defended again

29.5

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, nudges it behind square on the on side and he still can't get the single

29.6

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, flighted down the leg side, he gets the single and brings up a well-deserved half-century

End of over 30 (1 run) Zimbabwe 144/2 (RR: 4.80)

    • T Taibu 50 (70b 2x4)
    • H Masakadza 79 (92b 10x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 6-1-18-0
    • Shahid Afridi 5-0-24-0
30.1

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, no run

30.2

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run, cut to sweeper cover

30.3

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run, gets forward and defends to cover

30.4

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 2 runs, gets on the back foot and punches it wide of long-on

30.5

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 2 runs, superb running...slides down the leg side, he works it to deep midwicket and catches the fielder napping by calling for the second run

30.6

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, 1 run, pitches outside off, cut to sweeper cover

End of over 31 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 150/2 (RR: 4.83)

    • H Masakadza 84 (96b 10x4)
    • T Taibu 51 (72b 2x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 6-0-30-0
    • Shoaib Malik 6-1-18-0
31.1

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, 1 wide, slides down the leg side, wide called

31.1

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, 1 run, pitches on a good length outside off, cut just wide of point

31.2

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, glided with soft hands in front of short third man and brilliant running again

31.3

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, no run, tossed on middle and leg, turned to midwicket

31.4

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, 1 run, flighted on leg, turned to square leg

31.5

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, turned to midwicket

31.6

Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, pushed through the line to long-on

End of over 32 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 156/2 (RR: 4.87)

    • H Masakadza 87 (100b 10x4)
    • T Taibu 53 (74b 2x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 7-1-24-0
    • Shahid Afridi 6-0-30-0
32.1

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed towards point

32.2

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

32.3

Shahid Afridi to Masakadza, OUT, Masakadza misses his ton.... pushed in flat and quicker outside off,Masakadza shapes to cut close to his body but the ball doesn't turn, he gets a thick inside edge onto middle stump

H Masakadza b Shahid Afridi 87 (124m 103b 10x4 0x6) SR: 84.46

That was a commendable knock by Masakadza. A workman-like innings but very effective indeed. Well done Hamilton!

32.4

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, no run, driven to the off side

32.5

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, no run, tries to drive through the off side but gets an inside edge

32.6

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, no run, gets another inside edge and the ball trickles to the on side

End of over 33 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 156/3 (RR: 4.72)

    • BRM Taylor 0 (3b)
    • T Taibu 53 (74b 2x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 7-1-30-1
    • Shoaib Malik 7-1-24-0

Surprise...Younis khan comes on. Let's see it if it works

33.1

Younis Khan to Taibu, 1 run, starts off with a half tracker, he pulls with intent and pulls with intent and just beats the diving midwicket

33.2

Younis Khan to Taylor, no run, beaten.....that was a jaffa! pitches on off, turns away just a touch and just beats the edge and off stump, Younis is beaming and why not!

33.3

Younis Khan to Taylor, 1 run, short and pulled to the on side

33.4

Younis Khan to Taibu, no run, driven back and well fielded

33.5

Younis Khan to Taibu, 1 run

33.6

Younis Khan to Taylor, no run

End of over 34 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 159/3 (RR: 4.67)

    • BRM Taylor 1 (6b)
    • T Taibu 55 (77b 2x4)
    • Younis Khan 1-0-3-0
    • Shahid Afridi 7-1-30-1
34.1

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, no run, defended back to the bowler

34.2

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, no run, full and driven back to the bowler

34.3

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, no run, driven firmly and some brilliant commitment by Younis at cover cuts off a few runs

34.4

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, no run, inside edge onto the pads

34.5

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run, played behind square leg for a single

34.6

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, 1 run, cut to extra cover, quick single taken

End of over 35 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 161/3 (RR: 4.60)

    • BRM Taylor 2 (7b)
    • T Taibu 56 (82b 2x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 8-1-32-1
    • Younis Khan 1-0-3-0
35.1

Younis Khan to Taylor, no run, defended towards mid-off

35.2

Younis Khan to Taylor, no run, pushed in flat and fast on the pads, Taylor's a little late getting his bat down on it

35.3

Younis Khan to Taylor, no run, cramps him for room, defended back to the bowler

35.4

Younis Khan to Taylor, FOUR, Younis errs by giving him too much width outside off, Taylor rocks back, opens the face and cuts hard to beat short third-man

35.5

Younis Khan to Taylor, 1 run, chipped uppishly in the region of mid-off

35.6

Younis Khan to Taibu, 2 runs, druven through the line towards long-on

End of over 36 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 168/3 (RR: 4.66)

    • T Taibu 58 (83b 2x4)
    • BRM Taylor 7 (12b 1x4)
    • Younis Khan 2-0-10-0
    • Shahid Afridi 8-1-32-1
36.1

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, no run, tossed up outside off, driven back to the bowler

36.2

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, no run, cut towards point

36.3

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, 1 run, tossed on middle and leg, worked just wide of midwicket

36.4

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run, full and wide outside off, driven to sweeper cover

36.5

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, 1 run, turned towards square leg for a single

36.6

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, no run, holds the length back outside off, punched back to the bowler

End of over 37 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 171/3 (RR: 4.62)

    • T Taibu 59 (85b 2x4)
    • BRM Taylor 9 (16b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 9-1-35-1
    • Younis Khan 2-0-10-0
37.1

Younis Khan to Taylor, 1 run, slides down leg, Taylor gives room and drives to long-on

37.2

Younis Khan to Taibu, 1 run, full outside off and driven down to long-on

37.3

Younis Khan to Taylor, 1 run, full outside off and driven to long-off

37.4

Younis Khan to Taibu, 1 run

37.5

Younis Khan to Taylor, no run, b>Dropped: tossed up outside off, he leans onto the stroke a little too early, chips it on the up, Younis gets a hand to it over his head and spills the catch

37.5

Younis Khan to Taylor, no run, b>Dropped: tossed up outside off, he leans onto the stroke a little too early, chips it on the up, Younis gets a hand to it over his head and spills the catch

37.6

Younis Khan to Taylor, 1 run

38.1

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, no run

38.2

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, 1 run

38.3

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 2 runs

38.4

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, no run

38.5

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run

38.6

Shahid Afridi to Taylor, 1 leg bye

End of over 39 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 181/3 (RR: 4.64)

    • BRM Taylor 13 (23b 1x4)
    • T Taibu 64 (90b 2x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 10-1-39-1
    • Younis Khan 2.6-0-15-0
39.1

Younis Khan to Taylor, SIX, the first of the match..... flighted on middle and leg, Taylor gives room, steps down the track and lofts over the bowler's head

39.2

Younis Khan to Taylor, 1 run

39.3

Younis Khan to Taibu, FOUR, gives it plenty of air, Taibu feasts on a low full toss and spanks it past extra cover for a boundary, poor bowling there by Younis

39.4

Younis Khan to Taibu, no run

39.5

Younis Khan to Taibu, 1 run

We apologise for the loss of commentary due to technical problems

39.6

Younis Khan to Taylor, no run, pushed towards midwicket for a single

End of over 40 (12 runs) Zimbabwe 193/3 (RR: 4.82)

    • BRM Taylor 20 (26b 1x4 1x6)
    • T Taibu 69 (93b 3x4)
    • Younis Khan 2.1-0-27-0
    • Shahid Afridi 10-1-39-1

Last ten overs. Zimbabwe are in line to get 250 here

40.1

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 leg bye, flighted outside the off stump, glided to short third man

40.2

Shoaib Malik to Taylor, 1 run, flighted down leg, midwicket slides to his left and cuts it off

40.3

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, flighted outside off, he scoops it to long-off

40.4

Shoaib Malik to Taylor, 1 run, pushed to the off side

40.5

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 2 runs, short of a length on off and middle, Taibu rocks back, pulls over midwicket but can't fetch a boundary

40.6

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 2 runs, much fuller, Taibu gets down and slog sweeps over square leg

End of over 41 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 201/3 (RR: 4.90)

    • T Taibu 74 (97b 3x4)
    • BRM Taylor 22 (28b 1x4 1x6)
    • Shoaib Malik 8-1-31-0
    • Younis Khan 2.1-0-27-0

Back to pace now. Tanvir returns

41.1

Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, no run, bowls from round the wicket, gets the ball to drift into off stump, pushed towards the covers, Taylor isn't interested in a run

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41.2

Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, 1 run

41.3

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, the slower ball, effective this time as taibu slashes hard outside the off stump and misses

41.4

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run

41.5

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 wide, slides down the leg side, Tanvir loses his line

41.5

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, slides towards the pads again, tries to flick it fine but the ball catches him high on the body and rolls to the keeper

41.6

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 wide, slides down the leg side again, Tanvir struggles to control the movement

41.6

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, pushed through the line to long-on

End of over 42 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 205/3 (RR: 4.88)

    • T Taibu 75 (101b 3x4)
    • BRM Taylor 23 (30b 1x4 1x6)
    • Sohail Tanvir 8-0-27-2
    • Shoaib Malik 8-1-31-0
42.1

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, flighted outside off, closes the face of the bat and turns it in front of square leg

42.2

Shoaib Malik to Taylor, 1 run, pitches outside off and cuts in a little, goes back and cuts to point

42.3

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, glides in front of short third man, Afridi is too lazy to come forward and stop it, allowing an easy single

42.4

Shoaib Malik to Taylor, no run, defended back to the bowler

42.5

Shoaib Malik to Taylor, 1 run, pitches outside off, he goes back and cuts to backward point

End of over 43 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 209/3 (RR: 4.87)

    • BRM Taylor 25 (33b 1x4 1x6)
    • T Taibu 77 (103b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 8.5-1-35-0
    • Sohail Tanvir 8-0-27-2

Akmal stands up to the stumps

43.1

Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, 1 run, full and swinging in, driven through the line with force to long-off

43.2

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, the slower one, lands outside off, he waits on it and cuts to short third man

43.3

Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, OUT, the slower ball again, pitches on a fullish length outside off, Taylor tries to loft over the off side but stays rooted to the crease, Malik runs backwards from extra cover and takes a well-judged catch

BRM Taylor c Shoaib Malik b Sohail Tanvir 26 (36m 35b 1x4 1x6) SR: 74.28

Elton Chigumbura comes in

43.4

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, slides towards the pads, Tainu helps it on its way and flicks uppishly towards fine leg

43.5

Sohail Tanvir to Chigumbura, 1 run, tries to work up some swing from outside off, Chigumbura leans forward and defends to the off side

43.6

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, hits a good length outside off, he stays back and cuts to the off side

End of over 44 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 213/4 (RR: 4.84)

    • T Taibu 79 (106b 3x4)
    • E Chigumbura 1 (1b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 9-0-31-3
    • Shoaib Malik 8.5-1-35-0
44.1

Shoaib Malik to Chigumbura, no run, goes for the wild slog but misses it completely outside the off stump

44.2

Shoaib Malik to Chigumbura, OUT, Pakistan are pulling it back here.... gives it plenty of air outside the off stump, Chigumbura stays at the crease and tries to go downtown, he connects but fails to get the desired elevation, Younis runs to his left from deep midwicket and takes it low forward

E Chigumbura c Younis Khan b Shoaib Malik 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

44.3

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run

44.4

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, Dropped: lofted down to long-off, Rao pedals backwards and tries to take it one-handed and spills it, he ought to have got both hands behind the ball though

44.5

Shoaib Malik to Williams, 1 run, swept to fine leg

44.6

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, flighted on off, defended on the front foot

End of over 45 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 215/5 (RR: 4.77)

    • T Taibu 80 (109b 3x4)
    • SC Williams 1 (1b)
    • Shoaib Malik 10-1-37-1
    • Sohail Tanvir 9-0-31-3
45.1

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, no run, bowls over the wicket to the left hander, pitches outside off, Williams can't beat the off side field

45.2

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, 1 run, backs away from the stumps, Williams is deceived by the slower ball and ends up chipping it tamely just wide of cover

45.3

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, full outside off, in the slot to drive, Taibu can't beat cover

45.4

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, no run, Tanvir sees Williams charging down the track and switches to a yorker length outside off, Williams tries to dig it out but misses

45.5

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, 1 run, the slower ball again, he steps down and nearly scoops it to mid-off

45.6

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, OUT, Akmal gets the thin edge.... slower ball outside the off stump, Taibu gives room and tries to cut, the ball kicks up a little, gets a thin edge through to Akmal. Taibu knows it and he starts walking before umpire de Silva raises the finger

T Taibu c †Kamran Akmal b Sohail Tanvir 81 (144m 111b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.97

End of over 46 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 218/6 (RR: 4.73)

    • SC Williams 3 (5b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 10-0-34-4
    • Shoaib Malik 10-1-37-1

Rao returns after getting pasted in his first spell

46.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Williams, OUT, the bowling change works..... deceives Williams with a slower one, he lofts from the crease and tries to clear long-on, he fails to get the distance and hits it down substitute Fawad Alam's throat

SC Williams c sub (Fawad Alam) b Iftikhar Anjum 3 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, bowls the yorker outside off, digs it out and gets a single to the on side off the inside edge

46.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Utseya, 1 run, fullish and angling into the right hander, tucked through the line to the on side

46.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Matsikenyeri, no run, pushed towards point

46.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Matsikenyeri, OUT, Rao gets him with reverse swing... gets the ball to drift in from off and middle, Matsikenyeri tries to work it through the off side, gets beaten and the ball cannons onto the leg stump, sending it back a few yards

S Matsikenyeri b Iftikhar Anjum 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

46.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Brent, no run

End of over 47 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 220/8 (RR: 4.68)

    • GB Brent 0 (1b)
    • P Utseya 1 (1b)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 5-0-39-2
    • Sohail Tanvir 10-0-34-4
47.1

Samiullah Khan to Utseya, no run, full outside off and defended on the front foot

47.2

Samiullah Khan to Utseya, 1 run, bowls from round the wicket.....full and angling in, worked through the line to long-on

47.3

Samiullah Khan to Brent, 1 run, gets the ball to drift into the right hander again, he closes the face of the bat and tucks it to the on side

47.4

Samiullah Khan to Utseya, 1 run, gets it to dip in close to the pads, Khan appeals for a leg before but he may have got an inside edge, the ball rolls towards third man

47.5

Samiullah Khan to Brent, 1 run, full outside off and driven to long-off

47.6

Samiullah Khan to Utseya, 1 run, sliding down the leg side, he follows the line of the ball and pushes it softly to the on side

End of over 48 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 225/8 (RR: 4.68)

    • P Utseya 4 (5b)
    • GB Brent 2 (3b)
    • Samiullah Khan 9-0-46-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 5-0-39-2

Rao to bowl his last over

48.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Utseya, no run, full and swinging in outside off, pushed through the line to long-off

48.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Utseya, 1 run, slower ball outside off, he waits on it and chops it down to the off side

48.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Brent, 1 run, pushed back to the bowler, the ball deflects off his palm to the off side, allowing a single

48.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Utseya, 1 run, full and in the slot to loft, Utseya lifts it over the region of mid-on and the ball falls short of long-on

48.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Brent, 1 run, driven on the full towards extra cover

48.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Utseya, no run, aims for a inswinging yorker, Utseya takes it on the full and chops it onto his boot, he's in a bit of pain

End of over 49 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 229/8 (RR: 4.67)

    • P Utseya 6 (9b)
    • GB Brent 4 (5b)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 6-0-43-2
    • Samiullah Khan 9-0-46-0

last over

49.1

Samiullah Khan to Brent, FOUR, full toss, swinging in to Brent, he follows the line of the ball, sweeps past short fine leg and picks his spot well

49.2

Samiullah Khan to Brent, FOUR, switches to over the wicket, he bangs it in short of a length, Brent gives it the treatment by pulling over midwicket. That's consecutive boundaries

49.3

Samiullah Khan to Brent, no run, hits a good length outside off, he goes for the shot too early and misses

49.4

Samiullah Khan to Brent, no run, slower ball, Brent goes for a mighty heave and misses again

49.5

Samiullah Khan to Brent, no run, swing and a miss, Brent stays rooted to the crease and doesn't watch the ball, the ball almost grazes the top of middle stump

49.6

Samiullah Khan to Brent, 1 run, on the blockhole on off stump, Brent digs it out to long-off for a single

That was an innings of two halves really. Zimbabwe were on a roll when Taibu and Masakadza added 137 for the third wicket with excellent running between the wickets. The fielders were caught napping and a score of 270 and above loomed.Then Pakistan pulled things back, picking up five wickets for 27 runs, starting with Taylor's dismissal. Pakistan should be happy that they're chasing a score under 250. Do join us in a while for the chase.

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End of over 50 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 238/8

    • GB Brent 13 (11b 2x4)
    • P Utseya 6 (9b)
    • Samiullah Khan 10-0-55-0
    • Iftikhar Anjum 6-0-43-2
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