Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan, 2007/08 / Commentary

Zimbabwe in Pakistan ODI Series - 4th ODI

Pakistan v Zimbabwe

Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)

15.1

Shahid Afridi to Williams, no run, conventional legbreak, on the middle, worked to midwicket

15.2

Shahid Afridi to Williams, 1 run, floated on the leg and middle, turned behind square leg

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.

15.4

Shahid Afridi to Williams, no run, fuller and is driven to the bowler

15.5

Shahid Afridi to Williams, FOUR, crispy drive through covers. Full and outside off stump, Williams leaned forward to caress it through covers

15.6

Shahid Afridi to Williams, no run, slider on the middle stump, went on straight and Williams was initially to looking to play it towards square leg but adjusts and pushes it down to mid-on

Zimbabwe 63/2   Shahid Afridi 1-0-8-0

17.1

Shahid Afridi to Williams, 1 run, clipped off the pads to deep square leg

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

17.3

Shahid Afridi to Williams, FOUR, floated outside off stump, cut uppishly past backward point

17.4

Shahid Afridi to Williams, SIX, Willaims goes down town. He charges down the track to heave Afridi over long-on

17.5

Shahid Afridi to Williams, 1 run, googly outside off, Williams reaches out to cut it to point

17.6

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

Zimbabwe 78/2   Shahid Afridi 2-0-21-0

33.1

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, 1 run, flighted on the middle and leg, driven to long-on

33.2

Shahid Afridi to Chibhabha, 1 run, loopy delivery on the off stump line, turns away, a touch short and is cut to deep point

33.3

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, 2 runs, turned to fine-leg for couple of runs

33.4

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, no run, slider, and it almost went through the bat and pad gap. He played for the legbreak and got a inside edge

33.5

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, no run, beaten by the leg break this time! Afridi is mixing things up rather well

33.6

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, no run, on the middle stump, goes on straight, worked to right of midwicket

Zimbabwe 152/5   Shahid Afridi 3-0-25-0

35.1

Shahid Afridi to Chibhabha, no run, fuller, quicker and drifted in with the arm, pushes at it at the last minute and manages to keep it out

35.2

Shahid Afridi to Chibhabha, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked past midwicket

35.3

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, FOUR, tossed outside leg stump, top-edges a sweep shot just over the crouched 'keeper

35.4

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, 1 run, full, too full, outside off, driven to extra cover

35.5

Shahid Afridi to Chibhabha, no run, just outside off, gets a edge on the intended drive and the ball runs to short third man

35.6

Shahid Afridi to Chibhabha, 1 run, retains the strike with a dab towards wide midwicket

Zimbabwe 160/5   Shahid Afridi 4-0-32-0

37.1

Shahid Afridi to Chibhabha, 1 run, picks up a single with a drive to long-off and Tanvir comes in quickly and Sarfraz likews that, "Well done Sohail!"

37.2

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, no run, pushed to the off side

37.3

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, 1 run, slips to the leg side and is flicked past square leg

37.4

Shahid Afridi to Chibhabha, 1 run, again drifting on to the pads , worked towards square leg

37.5

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, no run, shifts his line to the off stump and is driven to covers

37.6

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, no run, slider evades the intended forward defence and strikes him on the pad but it was going down leg side

Zimbabwe 168/5   Shahid Afridi 5-0-35-0

39.1

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, no run, comes in with the angle, pushed to covers

39.2

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, 1 run, low full toss and paddled away to fine leg

39.3

Shahid Afridi to Chibhabha, OUT, 89.6 kmph quick slider cleans him up. Caught Chibhabha completely by surprise. It landed on a length and by the time he tried to bring the bat down, the ball had whistled through straight and crashed into the middle stump. Afridi,. as his wont, points his index finger to the skies. Even Ashoka de Silva can't supress a smile.

CJ Chibhabha b Shahid Afridi 30 (44m 44b 0x4 0x6) SR: 68.18

39.4

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, 1 run, full and straight and the left-handed Debengwa drives to long-off for a single

39.5

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, no run

39.6

Shahid Afridi to Chigumbura, 1 run, conventional leg break outside off, steered to right of backward point for a quick single

Zimbabwe 175/6   Shahid Afridi 6-0-38-1

41.1

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, no run, on the off stump, defended to the off side

41.2

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, no run, well outside the off stump, close to being called a wide

41.3

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, no run, turned in from outside off, pushed to point

41.4

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, 1 run, square driven past point for a single

41.5

Shahid Afridi to Brent, 1 run, full, quicker but drifting on to the legs, flicked away

41.6

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, 1 run, on the middle and leg, nurdled past square leg for a single

Zimbabwe 184/7   Shahid Afridi 7-0-41-1

43.1

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, FOUR, full, really full but the batsman is caught at the crease and drives. He gets an outside edge and runs to third man where Latif dives and tries to make a stop but the ball eludes his grasp and runs to the boundary

43.2

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, 1 run, again a really full delivery, driven uppishly towards long-on

43.3

Shahid Afridi to Brent, 1 run, full and outside off, paddle sweep attempted and he gets a top edge which falls just short of Sohail Khan at short third man

43.4

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, 1 bye, lands on the off stump, skids away and Sarfraz attempts a stumping before throwing the ball towards Afridi in one single motion. Afridi doesn't collect and overthrow results

43.5

Shahid Afridi to Brent, no run

43.6

Shahid Afridi to Brent, 1 run, almost run out. Pushed towards Misbah at covers and the batsman throws in a dive to make it to the crease. It was refered upstairs but not out is the verdict. Good throw on the dive from Misbah, even better work from the batsman.

Zimbabwe 197/7   Shahid Afridi 8-0-48-1

45.1

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, no run, on the middle and leg, nudged to the on side

45.2

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, 1 run, comes down the track, tries to flick and it runs off the pad

45.3

Shahid Afridi to Brent, 2 runs, another charge down the track, Afridi fires it in the blockhole, dug out to left of long-off and they run hard to come back for the second run

45.4

Shahid Afridi to Brent, 1 run, goes back to punch it to extra cover

45.5

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, OUT, Confusion and he is gone. It was whipped to left of midwicket where Malik fumbles a touch before recovering quickly to throw at the non-striker's end. Afridi gathered and was a touch late in breaking the stumps. The on-field umpire gave it out. The replays - at least one angle- seemed to suggest that the bat was dragged inside the crease before the bails came off. Hmm... And Afridi was pretty late, he collected the ball, moved his hands towards the stumps and stopped! He then proceeded to hit the stumps ...

GB Brent run out 14 (18m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 93.33

45.6

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, 1 run

Zimbabwe 206/8   Shahid Afridi 9-0-53-1

47.1

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, 1 run, full and driven to long-off for a single

47.2

Shahid Afridi to Price, 1 run, again full and again driven down the ground for a single

47.3

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, 1 run

47.4

Shahid Afridi to Price, no run, leans forward to drive to long-off for an easy single

47.5

Shahid Afridi to Price, 1 run, slightly short and is cut to right of backward point

47.6

Shahid Afridi to Dabengwa, 1 leg bye, runs off the pad to the leg side and by the time Sarfraz picks up the ball, the batsmen are through for a single

Zimbabwe 221/8   Shahid Afridi 10-0-57-1
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Photos

Jan 30, 2008

Mohammad Yousuf and Hamilton Masakadza shake hands after the game, Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 4th ODI, Mobilink Cup, Faisalabad, January 30, 2008

Mohammad Yousuf and Hamilton Masakadza shake hands after the game

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Jan 30, 2008

Mohammad Yousuf and Fawad Alam leave the field after Pakistan chased 245, Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 4th ODI, Mobilink Cup, Faisalabad, January 30, 2008

Mohammad Yousuf and Fawad Alam leave the field after Pakistan chased 245

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