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    10.4 and Rehman does the trick in his first over. He tosses this one up much more than the previous balls. Masakadza's eyes light up as he comes down the track but he plays across the line, looking to clip it towards midwicket. The ball grips, turns and leaves Masakadza stranded in the middle of the wicket as Sarfraz does the rest 46/2
    3.4 oh, he's fallen to the only man out there in the deep. The ball was there to be hit, but Sibanda doesn't get the power he wanted. Nice, flighted ball from Hafeez and he goes down on one knee to slog sweep it. Umar Amin runs around and pulls out the slide to hold on to a good catch. Zimbabwe lose their first 12/1
    14.5 direct hit! And guess who it is. Misbah-ul-Haq has got rid of his opposite number. Raza leans into a push-drive to the covers and sets off, but hesitates a little bit which causes just enough confusion for Misbah to hare around, grab the ball and hit the bulls-eye. 66/3
    15.6 given straightaway! It pitched on length just outside off, Raza went back to defend but missed and was struck right in front of the stumps after turning. Four down now Zimbabwe 68/4
    16.6 another run-out chance and is he gone? It's gone to the third umpire. It was flatter outside off and they went for the single as soon as Waller pushed it on off. When the bail is dislodged, he looks in, but was out a frame before that. The replays are not very conclusive here and he's been given out! Williams stretched a lot there but looks like it wasn't enough. The third umpire took a long long time and we got a feeling he would be given not out for getting the benefit of the doubt but a brave decision from the umpire 75/5
    39.6 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. 152/10
    22.4 gone this time! It was closer and would have hit the stumps. Afridi darted another one into the batsman, it pitched around off and came, Chigumbura defended but his bat didn't come down on time and the ball hit his pads right in front of the stumps just around the knee roll 87/6
    36.6 Oh mix up there and he's run out! Holds this one back just a touch and the batsman stays at his crease, looking to work it square on the leg side. He can't make any contact as the ball dribbles down to short third man. The batsman sets off for a single but the fielder grabs the ball and throws it back with more than enough time for the keeper to remove the bails. Utseya trudges off and Zimbabwe lose an important wicket 145/7
    37.2 cleans him up with the doosra. Brilliant bowling from Ajmal. Inviting flight draws the batsman forward into a defence that lacked conviction. The ball turns past the outside edge and crashes into top of off. Ajmal lives up to his nickname of Magician 146/8
    38.3 top edge and Rehman yells a loud "mine" and takes it safely. Another wicket in the infamous Powerplay. Fuller ball on middle forces the Panyangara to go for the sweep but he is nowhere near the pitch of it and skies it. Rehman moves a few yards to his left and holds on to a relatively easy catch 149/9
    not out
    16 (lb 3, w 13)
    152 all out (40 Overs, RR: 3.80)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (V Sibanda, 3.4 ov), 2-46 (H Masakadza, 10.4 ov), 3-66 (BRM Taylor, 14.5 ov), 4-68 (Sikandar Raza, 15.6 ov), 5-75 (SC Williams, 16.6 ov), 6-87 (E Chigumbura, 22.4 ov), 7-145 (P Utseya, 36.6 ov), 8-146 (SW Masakadza, 37.2 ov), 9-149 (T Panyangara, 38.3 ov), 10-152 (MN Waller, 39.6 ov)
    Mohammad Irfan6.002003.33292030
    Mohammad Hafeez9.004024.44304000
    Junaid Khan4.012205.50173100
    Abdur Rehman8.002322.87322000
    Shahid Afridi6.012914.83191020
    Saeed Ajmal7.011522.14311000

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