Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
78(72) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 3 0 5 9
BRM Taylor
84(103) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 5 1 4 0 2 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Aizaz Cheema
O10.0
M0
R36
W3
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RW Price
O10.0
M1
R39
W2
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 242/7

  • P Utseya1 (1b)
  • GA Lamb1 (1b)
  • Junaid Khan7-0-51-0
  • Aizaz Cheema10-0-36-3

Thank you everybody for joining us. The mathematicians, the brothers living in England and El Salvador, the Pashto speakers, the Punjabis, the Ndebele speakers, and everybody else, it was a superb game of cricket. This Sidharth Monga singing off. So long, and thanks for all the fish

Time for presentation. The Man of the Match is Younis Khan. He says, "At that time we had lost a quick wicket, suddenly me and Hafeez said we needed to bat till 20 overs at least. I was lucky I got early boundaries. It was a misjudgement to get out. The pitch was quite good, it slowed down later. I told Hafeez, 'You are playing like me and I am playing like you.'"

Misbah-ul-Haq says, "We were 20-30 runs short. On crucial stages, we kept losing wickets. That's why they restricted us. Ajmal is our main weapon, especially on the slow tracks, but the pacers did a great job. Tanvir with the new ball, Cheema in the middle overs, and Junaid, who was disappointing at start, came back well in the final over."

Brendan Taylor, who brought Zimbabwe so close but looks pretty down now, says, "We let is slip in that second-last over. Credit to Pakistan, they held their nerve a little bit better than us. over all a pretty good game. We will hold our heads high, and take positives. Me not getting out would have been nice. Vusi was also going nice. But it's the game of cricket for you. Credit to them."

Zimbabwe are in a state of shock. Pakistan quietly smile and shake hands. They know they were run close. What a game we have had. With the bat Pakistan hared out of the blocks, but Zimbabwe kept pulling them back. Sibanda and Taylor then absorbed the pressure, and took their side agonisingly close. Pakistan lost the plot a bit in the end, especially when Sohail Tanvir bowled three poor overs in the Powerplay. Then two inexperienced bowlers, Cheema and Junaid, somehow managed to win Pakistan the match

49.6
1
Junaid Khan to Utseya, 1 run, He has taken guard at sixth stump outside off, he is going to slog it to leg. Gets the length ball too, but can't time it well enough to clear the midwicket boundary. Heartbreak for Zimbabwe, bullet bitten by Pakistan

Stunned silence in Bulawayo as Pakistan have all but won this one. Junaid has done well under pressure. He has not given them length to get under. Can Utseya hit a six off the last ball?

49.5
W
Junaid Khan to Chigumbura, 1 run, OUT, another low full toss, and Chigumbura goes down the ground. The mis-hit lands short of long-off, Umar Akmal fumbles there, but makes up for it with a flat throw at the striker's end to get Chigumbura out

Two boundaries required now

49.4
1
Junaid Khan to Lamb, 1 run, another full toss, Lamb hits it square, but finds point, Six feet either side, and he would have got four

Zimbabwe need a miracle now

49.3
1
Junaid Khan to Chigumbura, 1 run, another low full toss, Elton can't get under it, gets just the single to cover. Applause from Pakistan's support staff
49.2
0
Junaid Khan to Chigumbura, no run, low full toss, Chigumbura goes across its line, looking for the biog slog, doesn't connect at all. Advantage Pakistan
49.1
2
Junaid Khan to Chigumbura, 2 runs, full toss outside off, driven with an open face, wide of deep cover, gets two runs, keeps the strike

Another five-man conference. Junaid will bowl the last over. Keegan Meth watches on from the sidelines. Junaid stretches before he runs in to bowl. Round the stumps he goes

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
78(72) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 3 0 5 9
BRM Taylor
84(103) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 5 1 4 0 2 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Aizaz Cheema
O10.0
M0
R36
W3
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RW Price
O10.0
M1
R39
W2
Eco3.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF