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)

0.1

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, Two slips waiting and he pushes the first ball in the corridor outside off. Perhaps. a tad wide and the batsman leaves it without any fuss.

0.2

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, And again, veering away from the off stump but it starts from the off stump, allowing the batsman enough time to see where its going

0.3

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, Repeat. Three in a row in that line. Not a bad start, eh?

0.4

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, better. This one landed on the middle and off and moved away and Sibanda did well there to leave it. He leaned forward, saw the ball shaping away and shouldered arms

0.5

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, this one lands outside off and stays in that region, no problem in letting that one go through to the 'keeper

0.6

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, fuller, just outside off stump, Sibanda shapes to drive but thrusts his front foot a bit too across and the ball thuds into the pad before hitting the bat and as a result loses a bit of momentum and rolls towards mid-off

Zimbabwe 0/0   Sohail Tanvir 1-1-0-0

2.1

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, Around 127 kmph delivery, full and seaming away, left alone

2.2

Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, 3 runs, 127.5 kmph, full and slanting away from Sibanda who moves crisply on to the front foot and drives through extra cover. He just timed it, no flourish of a bat swing, just a push

2.3

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, in the channel outside off but Sibanda is not interested in the programming and shoulders his arms

2.4

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, 1 wide, way way outside off and its a wide.

2.4

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, beaten on the drive as the ball veers away at the last minute

2.5

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, 1 wide, this time a wide down the leg side

2.5

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, huge shout for lbw. 129.9 kmph, it landed on a length, just outside leg stump - hence can't be given lbw - and struck him in front of the stumps

2.6

Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, fullish, driven to mid-off

Zimbabwe 7/0   Sohail Tanvir 2-1-5-0

4.1

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, no run, full and homing in on the off stump, pushed to the leg side. One slip and a gully in

4.2

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, 1 wide, sucker ball, full and wide outside off stump, Williams goes for a airy drive and is beaten

4.2

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, no run, 127.4 kmph, closer to the off stump and Williams withdraws his bat from the line

4.3

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, 1 wide, Super stop by the young Sarfraz, the 'keeper. It was wide down the leg side and he flung himself to his right to gather. Well done young man.

4.3

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, no run, comes in from just outside off stump and Williams leans forward, bat and pad close together, and defends.

4.4

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, no run, fullish, coming in from just outside off stump. It appeared as if Williams wanted to off drive but checked his stroke at the last minute, the bat-handle rotated and the ball went towards mid-on

4.5

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, 1 wide, hmm.. another wide down the leg side. Third wide of the over and Malik comes across to have a chat with the bowler.

4.5

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, 1 wide, Whatever he told, it didn't help. Another wide. Way outside off.

4.5

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, no run, full and straight, flicked to square leg

4.6

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, no run, outside off, not close enough to interest the batsman and not wide enough to interest the umpire.

Zimbabwe 12/1   Sohail Tanvir 3-1-9-0

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   Sohail Tanvir 4-2-9-0

8.1

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, no run, 110.0 kmph delivery full and outside off, left alone.

8.2

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, 1 run

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   Sohail Tanvir 5-2-10-0

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

10.2

Sohail Tanvir to Williams, 1 leg bye, on the pads, tickled to the leg side

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   Sohail Tanvir 6-2-14-0
Series Results
Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura - Feb 2, 2008
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 114 balls remaining)
Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Faisalabad - Jan 30, 2008
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Multan - Jan 27, 2008
Pakistan won by 37 runs
Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Hyderabad (Sind) - Jan 24, 2008
Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Karachi - Jan 21, 2008
Pakistan won by 104 runs
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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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