Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    18.3 Sibanda has been put out of his misery.. Hafeez strikes. Nicely tossed up on off and spins in, he nips down the track and gets beaten in flight. Hafeez hits the off stump 83/1
    34.3 Strangled down leg for 99. Given out.. He shakes his head before looking skywards. This was an innocuous ball drifting down leg, Chibhabha seeks to help it away with a sweep but does not get hold of it. I think he did not touch the ball even as Sarfraz hung onto a sharp catch, moving to his left. Chibhabha has to wait for his maiden century 156/4
    24.2 And he comes into business. The umpire's forefinger goes up but Masakadza shakes his head as he walks back. This was flighted on off stump, he sinks down to one knee but does not connect with the attempted reverse sweep. Not sure if the ball had popped off the forearm or the glove. Hafeez dives forward to take a low catch. Masakadza has to drag himself off the field.. 114/2
    26.4 Chips a soft return catch. Tossed up invitingly on middle. Williamson strides forward, aims to drive, instead he lobs it back to the bowler, who snaps it up near chest-height 122/3
    not out
    100
    109
    84
    8
    3
    119.04
    43.6 The slow, short ball does the trick... Mutumbami nips down the track, Anwar bangs it short and slows it up. Mutumbami can't force it away. He can't manufacture his own pace as he spoons a simple catch to Shafiq at cover 209/5
    46.5 Coventry nicks off now. Mighty full, near yorker outside off. Coventry makes room but can't swing it away. He only manages an outer edge that is swallowed by Sarfraz 238/6
    48.4 the sub fielder takes it. The umpires check for a possible no ball. Creamer has been asked to wait. It is a legal ball and Creamer has to depart. Change in pace. Full on off, he wants to hoist it over cover but does not connect well. Skewed off the toe end of the bat to Shehzad 258/7
    not out
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    7
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    100.00
    Extras
    10 (lb 5, nb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    268/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.36)
    Fall of wickets: 1-83 (V Sibanda, 18.3 ov), 2-114 (H Masakadza, 24.2 ov), 3-122 (SC Williams, 26.4 ov), 4-156 (CJ Chibhabha, 34.3 ov), 5-209 (R Mutumbami, 43.6 ov), 6-238 (CK Coventry, 46.5 ov), 7-258 (AG Cremer, 48.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Sami915305.88316120
    Anwar Ali905516.11289000
    Wahab Riaz1005525.50293211
    Yasir Shah1004024.00352100
    Mohammad Hafeez603315.50152010
    Hammad Azam301404.6650000
    Shoaib Malik301314.33100100
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    40.1 he has! With a short ball that's beem smashed straight to point. Nothing particularly threatening about the ball, should really have done a lot better with that. But after scoring 102, perhaps some tiredness crept in. We can give him some slack. Good innings, set up the chase very well. 209/4
    8.4 plumb and the forefinger goes up. Chibhabha strikes in his first over after being becoming the first Zimbabwe player to be out on 99. Sarfraz, who was standing outside the crease, shuffles across and misses the sweep to a full, straight ball in front of middle. Smacked on the back pad 46/1
    14.3 excellent work on the long-off boundary. But this was as much the bowler's trick. Looped the ball up over Hafeez's eyeline, made him play just enough away from his body to ensure his timing wouldn't be as good and the chip carries only as far as Coventry - who runs to his left and slides to take a smart, low catch 68/2
    31.4 excellent work, and Zimbabwe are back in it. Runs down the track and hopes to exploit the vacant midwicket region, but Cremer is getting the ball to dip and turn. Very risky option, and the leading edge results. Raza at short cover runs in, dives and plucks a good one 153/3
    not out
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    49
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    106.12
    not out
    36
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    20
    4
    1
    180.00
    Extras
    3 (lb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    269/4 (47.2 Overs, RR: 5.68)
    Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 8.4 ov), 2-68 (Mohammad Hafeez, 14.3 ov), 3-153 (Asad Shafiq, 31.4 ov), 4-209 (Azhar Ali, 40.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    T Panyangara8.204205.04316010
    T Mupariwa704816.85153100
    BV Vitori805206.50176000
    CJ Chibhabha201015.0071000
    AG Cremer1005225.20222000
    SC Williams1005305.30224000
    H Masakadza10505.0020000
    Sikandar Raza10505.0020000

Match Notes

Four in Five

1

No. of Pakistan batsmen to hit 4 50+ scores in their first-5 ODIs as captain before Azhar Ali. Asif Iqbal was the first to do it. Others are Dilshan and Morgan

Nervous 99

28

Instances of batsmen being dismissed for 99 in ODIs. Chibhabha is the first one from Zimbabwe

Solid starts or insipid attack?

56

Zimbabwe's lowest opening stand on this tour, including the Twenty20s

Looking for a rare series win

5

Number of bilateral ODI series Pakistan have lost in a row. They last won a series in December 2013, against Sri Lanka in UAE