Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Misbah-ul-Haq
67(85) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 5 6 0 2 4
MN Waller
48(71) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 5 1 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O7.0
M1
R15
W2
Eco2.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TL Chatara
O10.0
M1
R48
W3
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
40 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 152/10

  • TL Chatara1 (3b)
  • Saeed Ajmal7-1-15-2
  • Abdur Rehman8-0-23-2

So there you have it, folks. Pakistan seal the series 2-1 to break a 10-year jinx. Both captains are looking forward to the Tests and we hope you will join us on September 3 when the first one begins. Until then, this is Alagappan Muthu, on behalf of Rohan Sharma and Vishal Dikshit, saying sayonara.

Misbah-ul-Haq is the Man of the Match. "Yeah we were really struggling and the ball wasn't coming on to the bat. I didn't really know what was happening but Umar Amin played a good innings. The openers gave us a good start but the game changed when Amin came in and Sarfraz also batted well and we managed a good total. There was a little inconsistent bounce and pace so I wanted to make sure we played the 50 overs and post something around 250-260. We dont need to think about records too much. They always come along, but we just need to go there and play to win the game and thats what we did. We have a very settled Test squad and everyone is performing. They know their role and most of them are seniors now so its not a problem for us"

Brendan Taylor says he was comfortable with the total they restricted Pakistan. Though there was a little panic in the chase, we have a lot of positives. They always had an explosive lower order and keeping them to 10 or 9 an over in the death was always going to be difficult. When the top order clicks, it makes a huge difference. They are in good nick going into the Tests and hopefully they can stay out there for long periods of time. Its a massive challenge but its nice to play a Test match at home

Mohammad Hafeez is named Man of the Series for his 232 runs in three matches. "In the last couple of games I wasn't scoring runs and thanks to my team-mates and my coaches have helped me. The leg is still not feeling well, but I was trying to be in the game. After the first game, we needed to work hard and play well in the next two. I was having trouble running twos and threes so I thought it was best to take some treatment and with the Test series around the corner it seemed the right thing to do"

Umer: "MoM goes to Misbah for his batting, fielding and captaincy! :)"

Tipu: "Rehman has made a good comeback, Zulfiqar seemed in good touch last time he played...it would be intresting to see who ultimately cements his place in the team."

Zimbabwe would be sorely disappointed at the result. With Masakadza and Taylor at the crease they were up with the rate. But the onset of the spinners introduced a few doubts into the batsmen's minds and resulted in a few run-outs. Malcolm Waller and Prosper Utseya put up a brave rearguard action, but once Utseya fell victim to the third run-out of the innings, Zimbabwe's hopes were fast failing. Do stay with us as we bring the presentation in a few minutes.

39.6
W
Saeed Ajmal to Waller, OUT, and its all over. Ajmal gives this one a little air and bowling from around the wicket forces Waller to look to clip it into the leg side. The leading edge is taken and Abdur Rehman at point takes the simplest of catches. Pakistan win the deciding ODI and claim the series.
39.5
0
Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, he comes forward to the full ball on the stumps and pushes it into the off side
39.4
1
Saeed Ajmal to Chatara, 1 run, nudges it out to the leg side and scampers for a single
39.3
0
Saeed Ajmal to Chatara, no run, another doosra and this has greater bounce, leaping off a length to beat the outside edge of the batsman's intended defense
39.2
0
Saeed Ajmal to Chatara, no run, its the doosra again and Chatara doesn't pick it as he plays down the wrong line but gets hit on the pads
39.1
1
Saeed Ajmal to Waller, 1 run, goes back and opens the face to get a single into the point region

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Misbah-ul-Haq
67(85) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 5 6 0 2 4
MN Waller
48(71) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 5 1 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O7.0
M1
R15
W2
Eco2.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TL Chatara
O10.0
M1
R48
W3
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF