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)

12.1

Sohail Khan to Williams, no run, a gentle loosener to start off with - the speed guns didn't register the speed - on the off stump line, defended to the off side.

12.2

Sohail Khan to Williams, 3 runs, 135.7 kmph, on the legs, clipped through square leg for three runs

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   Sohail Khan 1-0-7-0

14.1

Sohail Khan to Williams, no run, defended on the front foot

14.2

Sohail Khan to Williams, 1 run

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   Sohail Khan 2-0-8-0

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

16.3

Sohail Khan to Williams, 1 run, on a length, just outside off stump, played with soft-hands to the off side and they rush across for a single

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   Sohail Khan 3-0-10-0

18.1

Sohail Khan to Williams, 1 run, back of a length outside leg, tucked off the hips into the gap

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

18.5

Sohail Khan to Williams, 1 run, this one sits up into Williams' ribs, from leg stump, but he backs away and drops the soft hands on it, dribbling the ball wide of the 'keeper and responds well to Taibu's call

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   Sohail Khan 4-0-17-0

20.1

Sohail Khan to Williams, 1 run, short of a length on off stump, Williams waits and dabs wide of gully

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

20.4

Sohail Khan to Williams, 1 wide, steams in and bounces him, but its over leg stump and very high, and the umpire calls it wide for height

20.4

Sohail Khan to Williams, no run, much better line, middle and off, drawing a lovely back-foot drive to mid-off

20.5

Sohail Khan to Williams, 1 run, slower ball, good length on off stump, soft hands gets him one past gully

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   Sohail Khan 5-0-24-0

46.1

Sohail Khan to Dabengwa, 1 run, full and straight, driven through the off side

46.2

Sohail Khan to Price, no run, full and swinging in, just outside off, pushed back to the bowler

46.3

Sohail Khan to Price, 1 wide, goes for a yorker but slips down the leg side

46.3

Sohail Khan to Price, 3 runs, driven through extra cover and they run hard again to complete three runs.

46.4

Sohail Khan to Dabengwa, FOUR, again drifting to the pads and is glanced away to the boundary. 9 runs so far in this over.

46.5

Sohail Khan to Dabengwa, 1 run, full pitched outside off and is square driven to sweeper cover

46.6

Sohail Khan to Price, no run, short and just down the leg side, fails to connect with the pull shot. Wide not given, though.

Zimbabwe 216/8   Sohail Khan 6-0-34-0

48.1

Sohail Khan to Dabengwa, 1 run, 114.5 kmph length delivery on the leg stump line, pulled towards long-leg

48.2

Sohail Khan to Price, 1 no ball, goes for a slower one but ends up as a beamer above the batsman's head. That just slipped out of his hands and he looks pretty sheepish about it.

48.2

Sohail Khan to Price, 2 runs, short-pitched delivery and is pulled away to midwicket region

48.3

Sohail Khan to Price, OUT, Ah! here comes the yorker. It is full, fast and swings in late. The bat is late in coming down and the off stump is pegged back. Never mind the speed gun that showed it as 112 kmph, surely you must be kidding me? Peach of a yorker. Keeping up with the great Pakistan tradition. Not a bad way to pick up your first wicket.

RW Price b Sohail Khan 7 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

48.4

Sohail Khan to Mpofu, no run, another yorker and this one almost shaves past the off stump

48.5

Sohail Khan to Mpofu, no run, full and straight, defended on the front foot

48.6

Sohail Khan to Mpofu, no run

Zimbabwe 225/9   Sohail Khan 7-0-38-1
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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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