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  • BATSMEN
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    5.3 Nyumbu atones for the dropped catch with a brilliant direct hit! Azhar takes a huge step down the track, and Jongwe shortens his length. He defends, and the ball runs away towards wide second slip. He didn't know where the ball had gone, and starts for a single. I think Shehzad may have said yes, and then no, and by the time Azhar turned back it was too late. Pinpoint throw from Nyumbu to catch him well short. 16/1
    6.5 oho, that's a soft dismissal. This wasn't as full as the previous one, and he went for the drive with his hands, not too much of a front-foot stride. Spoons it straight to mid-off 24/2
    9.5 slower ball wide outside off, and Jongwe has struck. Dangled it out there, and Hafeez took the bait, went hard at the drive, hit it too early, and the cover fielder took a good catch over his head 35/3
    31.1 down the track comes Sarfraz, and that wasn't the wisest shot to play. Cremer straightened his line, forcing the batsman to hit over the leg side, and Sarfraz took him on, and picked out the man at deep midwicket 128/5
    24.3 bowled him! Jumped down the track, and slogged in a rather unedifying manner, across the line, his head swivelling all over the place. A touch of Javagal Srinath about that shot. Good ball from Nyumbu too, it went above the batsman's eyeline and dipped below it quickly. Snappy flight, and it turned in sharply from outside off to knock back middle stump 100/4
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    101.35
    49.4 tries to make room and Panyangara bowls it wide outside off. Leaves it, and it's called wide. They try to sneak a bye as well, and Mutumbami kicks the ball into the stumps at the batsman's end, finds Wasim short of his crease. End of a superb partnership. 252/6
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    Extras
    14 (b 2, lb 5, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    259/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Azhar Ali, 5.3 ov), 2-24 (Ahmed Shehzad, 6.5 ov), 3-35 (Mohammad Hafeez, 9.5 ov), 4-100 (Shoaib Malik, 24.3 ov), 5-128 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 31.1 ov), 6-252 (Imad Wasim, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    T Panyangara916617.33268140
    LM Jongwe914214.66294020
    CJ Chibhabha812503.12311000
    AG Cremer604517.50124101
    SC Williams903503.88251000
    J Nyumbu903914.33312100
  • BATSMEN
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    13.5 googly? No, just goes on with the arm. Chari has not picked it. He has, however, provided ample gap between bat and pad. Lovely bowling from Yasir, and he celebrates with a big ol smile. Chari had lunged forward looking for the one going away, as such his hands are leading away from his body. The ball though pitches and moves just enough the other way to breach his defences 38/2
    8.1 strikes first ball! Went back in his crease, hoping to give himself a little more time to pick the ball away through midwicket. But the ball skids on and foils all that. Strikes him in line with the stumps, the only question might be if the ball would just carry on down leg. The umpire doesnt think so, however 23/1
    17.1 stayed just a touch low, although this is more a misjudgment from the batsman. Rocked back trying to go for a pull, but it wasnt quite short enough for that. Hami M realises that and tries to save face with a straight bat. Just not quick enough. With a free passage - the batsman had backed away to enable his shot - Yasir gets the ball to crash into middle 54/3
    25.3 goes for the big hit to the wrong ball and he is done in. Shakes his head and slaps his bat down on the turf in disappointment. Lulled by the flight of the ball (or lack ot) Thought he could reach the pitch. He couldnt and with him committed to playing across the line - as it happens with most sweep shots - he cannot connect and watches his middle stump take a hit 89/4
    30.2 races down the track for a huge heave over the leg side. Awful shot with his team already in trouble. More comes their way as the outside edge settles in the hands of short third man. May have just held that one back on middle to fool the charging batsman 101/5
    34.5 five-for! Another lazy little hit across the line by a Zimbabwe batsman coming down the track. Chigumbura has not reached the pitch, which means the ball has enough time to turn, take the outside edge and settle in the hands of cover 122/8
    32.2 he has four, and he owes it to the catcher! Hafeez has pulled off a stunning one-hander to his right. This was a quicker ball on off stump, Mutumbami plants an open face down on it and it seems like he has eked out an easy single using the pace of the leggie. But Hafeez has stayed low, his reflexes are still sharp and he sticks out the right hand to claim a catch he will remember for a while 107/6
    33.2 plumb in front! Malik has been bowling a few too many down leg. This time though he has tossed the ball up just outside off, it turns rather sharply too. Hits Jonwe below the knee-roll on the pad before his bat can come down in time. Looked very bad for the batsman and it was 108/7
    35.2 huge lbw appeal from the bowler, and it seems to be only him asking for it. But the ump agrees! Cremer goes for a reverse sweep. Pulled into that shot because Malik was frustrating him with darts on leg stump. Has not make any connection and is stuck on the thigh pad in front of leg stump. Considering the turn Malik is getting I am not sure that would have hit 122/9
    36.6 and there it is. Zimbabwe are done. Another good length ball, which gets a little more bounce than normal. Panyangara goes for a pull, seems to have gotten a little bit of glove to pop a catch to slip 128/10
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    Extras
    7 (lb 1, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    128 all out (37 Overs, RR: 3.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (CJ Chibhabha, 8.1 ov), 2-38 (BB Chari, 13.5 ov), 3-54 (H Masakadza, 17.1 ov), 4-89 (SC Williams, 25.3 ov), 5-101 (Sikandar Raza, 30.2 ov), 6-107 (R Mutumbami, 32.2 ov), 7-108 (LM Jongwe, 33.2 ov), 8-122 (E Chigumbura, 34.5 ov), 9-122 (AG Cremer, 35.2 ov), 10-128 (T Panyangara, 36.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Irfan42701.75201000
    Aamer Yamin612203.66252020
    Imad Wasim702413.42240110
    Yasir Shah902662.88362000
    Wahab Riaz401804.50121001
    Shoaib Malik703034.28222020

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

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Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.00

Match days

1 October 2015 (50-over match)

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