Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Ahmed Shehzad
70(50) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 8 1 4 1 2 6 17
BRM Taylor
32(30) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 1 1 0 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O4.0
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TL Chatara
O4.0
M0
R30
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs | ZIM: 136/5

  • MN Waller14 (7b)
  • BRM Taylor32 (30b)
  • Sohail Tanvir4-0-23-0
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-30-0

Zimbabwe began well with Masakadza and Sibanda posting a fifty-run partnership. But when Pakistan's spinners came on and pace was denied on the ball, Zimbabwe resorted to the sweep a little too much. Brendan Taylor looked to hold one end up, but he was always chasing the run-rate as wickets fell around him. Afridi proved his worth with the ball again, picking up three important wickets, two of them in the same over to all but seal the game for Pakistan. In the end Zimbabwe were 25 runs short. Stay with us for the presentation.

Amit: "Taylor coming one down and facing only 26 balls has effected a lot to the team. He should have faced a lot of balls to win the match."

Anurag: "I am not sure why Zim sent Chigumbura after Maruma

ZCFOutkast: "Flipping our batting order wouldn't have been a bad idea. A few lusty blows from Shing&Vitori would've gotten us going early on!

Shahid Afridi collects the Player of the Match for his 23 off 16 balls and his 3 for 25

Ahmed Shehzad picks up the Man-of-the-Match cheque for his 70 off 50 balls and said, "It was doing a little bit early on, thats why Zimbabwe picked up those early wickets. But the ball came on a little easier as the game got on and we were looking to lay a good foundation because we knew we had a big hitter like Shahid Afridi in the line-up and with our bowling we knew we could defend our total"

Mohammad Hafeez said he was happy with the win, considering it was the start of a new series but was quick to say it was already in the past and the boys had to look at the next game which will decide the series. He also shared team-mate Shehzad's confidence that his bowling would be able to defend a 150+ total and added that the team had also fielded very well.

Brian Vitori said the team stuck to their plans well, but against world-class spinners like Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal, they were found out. He added that Zimbabwe had conceded a few too many extras, which probably "killed it" for them with the ball, but they were comfortable with the target they had Pakistan had put up. He said Zimabwe needed to learn quickly and that was part of playing international cricket and believed they can improve in the nex game. So that's all wrapped up. Join us again tomorrow for the second T20 same time, same place. This is Alagappan Muthu saying goodnight for now.

19.6
1
Sohail Tanvir to Waller, 1 run, Full and on off. Taylor drives it to cover and scampers off for a single. The fielder hits the stumps, but its all over. Pakistan win
19.5
1lb
Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, 1 leg bye, Deceived by pace. Taylor was into the pull shot too quickly and this short ball angled at the batsman hits him on the stomach.
19.4
1
Sohail Tanvir to Waller, 1 run, uses the angle and works it to deep midwicket
19.3
1
Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, 1 run, right in the block hole. Taylor stays leg side of it and tries to spear it through extra cover, but finds the fielder
19.2
1
Sohail Tanvir to Waller, 1 run, fullish ball, dabbed behind square on the off side
19.1
1
Sohail Tanvir to Taylor, 1 run, Angles it into the pads, and Taylor clips it off to midwicket

Tanvir to bowl the last over

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Ahmed Shehzad
70(50) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 8 1 4 1 2 6 17
BRM Taylor
32(30) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 1 1 0 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O4.0
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TL Chatara
O4.0
M0
R30
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF