Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan, 4th ODI: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Faisalabad, Jan 30, 2008
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
30 January 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
5.2

Kamran Hussain to Taibu, 1 run, short of length, outside off stump, run down to third man for a single.

Zimbabwe 13/2   T Taibu 1* (1b)
6.1

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, slants away from the batsman who steers it to point

6.2

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, hits the deck short of length and takes the ball away from Taibu who lets Sarfraz collect it

6.3

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, on a length, around off stump, punched to covers

6.4

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, full and outside off stump and Taibu goes for an extravagant off drive but makes no contact

6.5

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, on the middle and leg, turned towards midwicket

6.6

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, Taibu is on a middle-stump guard and lets this one outside off all alone.

Zimbabwe 13/2   T Taibu 1* (7b)
7.3

Kamran Hussain to Taibu, no run, Taibu walks down the track and works a 129kmph delivery on the middle stump to square leg

7.4

Kamran Hussain to Taibu, FOUR, Taibu is an adventurous mood here. Another walk down the line, Hussain drags back the length but doesn't have the pace to hustle Taibu who just flat-bats it down the ground.

7.5

Kamran Hussain to Taibu, no run, pushed to covers.

7.6

Kamran Hussain to Taibu, no run, again that walk down the track, Hussain keeps it on a length, around off stump and Taibu fails to connect properly with his pull shot and the ball rolls away to the leg side

Zimbabwe 18/2   T Taibu 5* (11b 1x4)
8.3

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, on the off stump line, pushed to covers

8.4

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, on a length, just outside off stump, pushed towards mid-on

8.5

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, Taibu walks down the track and tries to flat-bat it and the ball rolls away to covers

8.6

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run

Zimbabwe 19/2   T Taibu 5* (15b 1x4)
10.1

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, fullish, on the stumps, whipped back down the track and Sohail stops it with his boot, the ball rolls to the leg side and Taibu rushes across for a quick single

10.3

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 2 runs, sensing Taibu might come down the track, Tanvir pitches it short but Taibu pulls it high in the air towards deep midwicket

10.4

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, plonks his front foot out even before the delivery and drives to mid-off

10.5

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, length delivery angling away from Taibu who tries to force it on the up but doesn't get much power behind it

10.6

Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, he keeps walking down the track - could sponsor Johny Walker - and whips a fullish delivery to midwicket

Zimbabwe 30/2   T Taibu 9* (20b 1x4)
11.1

Kamran Hussain to Taibu, 1 run, guided to cover point and they take a quick single

11.4

Kamran Hussain to Taibu, no run, 112.7 kmph delivery, full and on the middle and off, driven to right of mid-off where Malik makes the stop and fires in a direct hit at the non-striker's end.

11.5

Kamran Hussain to Taibu, no run, another slower one - 114.4 kmph, Taibu comes down the track again but finds no pace to work with and pushes it to the leg side

11.6

Kamran Hussain to Taibu, FOUR, crack. A tad short in length and Taibu stays at his crease this time and cuts it through point

Zimbabwe 36/2   T Taibu 14* (24b 2x4)
12.3

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, 139.5 kmph - released with a grunt, full and on the off stump line, driven to mid-off

12.4

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, 137.1 kmph, full and straight, driven to left of mid-on where Latif makes a neat diving stop.

12.5

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, sharp bouncer there. The gun says 137.1 kmph but Waqar Younis, on air, was impressed. "That is quick, good ball." Taibu was late on the pull, beaten by the pace

12.6

Sohail Khan to Taibu, FOUR, Taibu responds in style. Around 136 kmph delivery, a touch short of length and Taibu cracks it past point.

Zimbabwe 43/2   T Taibu 18* (28b 3x4)
13.2

Kamran Hussain to Taibu, 1 run, quick run. Pushed straight to mid-off and Taibu set off for a risky single but the fielder didn't pick up the ball cleanly and that allowed Taibu to complete the run

Zimbabwe 47/2   T Taibu 19* (29b 3x4)
14.3

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, 137.1 kmph, length delivery on the off stump, Taibu pushes it to covers

14.4

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, quicker. 138.1 kmph delivery, bursted off the length, around the off stump and Taibu went for a cut but was late

14.5

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, 138.1 k again, fuller and Taibu drives to mid-off

14.6

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, on the middle stump line, turned to the leg side.

Zimbabwe 55/2   T Taibu 19* (33b 3x4)
15.3

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 3 runs, turn and bounce. Trifle short though and Taibu manages to get it over cover with a cut shot.

Zimbabwe 59/2   T Taibu 22* (34b 3x4)
16.1

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, 137.8 kmph delivery just outside off and Taibu goes down on his knee to cut it but can't beat the point fielder. Khan doesn't have a long run-up for those who are wondering.

16.2

Sohail Khan to Taibu, 1 run, 139.1 kmph short-of-length delivery and cut to Yousuf at deep point

16.4

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, length delivery on the off stump, played to covers

16.5

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, 138.5 kmph, short and kicking up outside off stump, Taibu goes for a cut but beaten by the extra bounce.

16.6

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, 135. 8 kmph bouncer, around the off stump and Taibu sways away from the line

Zimbabwe 65/2   T Taibu 23* (39b 3x4)
17.2

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, 1 run, tight run, driven to extra covers and Nasir fires in a throw to Sarfraz who breaks the stumps but Williams was in by then. A direct hit could have made the difference

17.6

Shahid Afridi to Taibu, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed back to the bowler

Zimbabwe 78/2   T Taibu 24* (41b 3x4)
18.2

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, flashed at outside off stump, the ball deviating away off a good length and Taibu comes down late on the shot

18.3

Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, back of a length on off stump, Taibu squirts it from the crease to gully

18.4

Sohail Khan to Taibu, 1 run, back of a length but a touch wider and Taibut punches off the back foot, just placing it wide of gully this time

18.6

Sohail Khan to Taibu, FOUR, bang, thats four! Taibu gets a half-tracker and pulls from outside off stump, and though its not timed well he places it over midwicket, powerful shot that

Zimbabwe 85/2   T Taibu 29* (45b 4x4)
19.3

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 wide, pitches on leg, spins down, Sarfraz collects but wide is the call

19.3

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, tossed up on a length, Taibu on-drives nicely, wide of the stumps

19.5

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, spins down the pads from middle and leg, good take, wide not called

19.6

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, tidy delivery, flighted on an off stump length, Taibu pushes firmly to point

Zimbabwe 89/2   T Taibu 30* (48b 4x4)
20.2

Sohail Khan to Taibu, 2 runs, good length, Taibu drives uppishly to extra cover, where Afridi lets it through his hands and gives up a couple that was never on

20.3

Sohail Khan to Taibu, 1 run, bit of width and Taibu unveils a hard cut shot, slashing out to deep point

20.6

Sohail Khan to Taibu, 1 run, width and he gets up on the toes to cut hard out to Yousuf in the deep

Zimbabwe 96/2   T Taibu 34* (51b 4x4)
21.1

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, turns in from outside off, Taibu works it to deep midwicket for a single

Zimbabwe 97/2   T Taibu 35* (52b 4x4)
22.3

Fawad Alam to Taibu, no run, on the middle and leg, Taibu gets a inside-edge to the leg side

22.4

Fawad Alam to Taibu, 2 runs, unfurls a reverse sweep and Misbah does well to pull of a diving stop at deep point

22.5

Fawad Alam to Taibu, 1 run, another reverse sweep and will pick up a single this time

Zimbabwe 106/3   T Taibu 38* (55b 4x4)
23.1

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, slow through the air, floated outside off stump, bottom-edges a cut to point

23.3

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, fuller and Taibu drives to long-on for a single

Zimbabwe 109/3   T Taibu 40* (57b 4x4)
24.6

Fawad Alam to Taibu, no run, tries to reverse sweep but doesn't connect properly

Zimbabwe 113/4   T Taibu 40* (58b 4x4)
25.3

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, picks up a single with a whip past square leg

25.5

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, slower through the air, on the middle, Taibu waits for the turn and plays to left of short fine leg

Zimbabwe 117/4   T Taibu 42* (60b 4x4)
26.1

Fawad Alam to Taibu, 2 runs, almost dragged on a reverse sweep to the stumps. It landed outside leg stump and he got a inside edge which took the ball dangerously close to the leg stump

26.2

Fawad Alam to Taibu, 1 run, opens his stance and works to square leg

26.4

Fawad Alam to Taibu, 1 run, sweeps a full delivery for a single

Zimbabwe 122/4   T Taibu 46* (63b 4x4)
27.1

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, on the middle and off, worked to midwicket

27.2

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, fuller, straighter and Taibu drives to long-on for a single

27.4

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, slows up the pace, bit more air and Taibu defends to the on side

27.5

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, a tad quicker and is tickled to short fine-leg

27.6

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, fuller and he reaches the pitch and drives to long-on

Zimbabwe 127/4   T Taibu 48* (68b 4x4)
28.1

Fawad Alam to Taibu, 1 run, yet another reverse sweep, another single

28.4

Fawad Alam to Taibu, no run, tries another reverse sweep and edges it to his pad

28.5

Fawad Alam to Taibu, no run, turning in from outside leg, worked to midiwcket

28.6

Fawad Alam to Taibu, 1 run, brings up his ninth ODI fifty with what else but a reverse sweep.

Zimbabwe 130/4   T Taibu 50* (72b 4x4)
29.1

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, no run, spins in to strike the pad as Taibu tries to work it to the on side

29.2

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, 1 run, a touch short and Taibu goes back to work it behind square leg for a single

29.5

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

29.6

Shoaib Malik to Taibu, OUT, another c&b for Malik! Again he tossed it up a bit more than normal, full and outside off stump and Taibu lured by the flight, tried to thrash it down the ground but ended up hitting it uppishly to the left of Malik who pouches it safely

T Taibu c & b Shoaib Malik 51 (101m 76b 4x4 0x6) SR: 67.10

Zimbabwe 132/5   T Taibu 51 (76b 4x4)
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