Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 14 Runs | ZIM: 136/7 (6 runs required, RR: 6.80)

  • T Taibu37 (28b)
  • P Utseya2 (7b)
  • Sohail Khan4-0-31-0
  • Sohail Tanvir4-0-36-1

5.15 pm Zimbabwe will rue this batting failure. They were in with a real chance after restricting Pakistan to 141 but they just lost it between overs 5 and 10 of the chase. In the end, they fell only five runs short.

Pakistan have won the Twenty20 series 2-0. They have won everything on this tour of Zimbabwe. Waqar Younis has a successful final series as Pakistan coach.

"Waqar should have told everyone that he was retiring after the world cup," says Danish.

Shafaqat: "Thanks indeed Waqar. I know not many would give you credit for anything but we all know the circumstances in which you have coached the team. We wish you complete health and a wonderful future. Its painful to see a controversial end to your coaching stint, very much similar to that of your playing career. Hats off sir!!!"

I'll have the action from the presentation for you in a bit ...

The Pakistan team is giving Waqar Younis an award, and there's also something from the PCB.

Misbah: "We really thank Waqar. The way he worked with everybody. He did a wonderful job, the way he came in at a difficult time. He had good inputs. A lot of youngsters came in. I'm going to miss him ...

"I'm really satisfied with the way the team played. All the players got a fair chance and everybody performed. It's been a good tour for us. The Sri Lanka series means a lot for us, we're going to prepare well and play well against them."

The Man of the Match is Mohammad Hafeez, for his half-century and three wickets. "It was a great tour for me. Thanks to the team, they supported me, our coach Waqar Younis, I'll miss him."

Morfi: "Relax guys! I am sure Waqar will (hopefully) return after a few years as coach - Miandad did ... and besides, Wicky bhai is only 40 yet. Thanks, nevertheless, Waqar - job well done!!"

That's all we've got for you from this series. Pakistan will soon travel to the UAE to play Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe will prepare to host New Zealand. Thank you for all your emails. It's been fun. Cheers.

19.6
0
Sohail Khan to Taibu, no run, what an anticlimax that is. Sohail bowled a fast full toss a little more than a foot outside off stump. Taibu had backed away towards leg and eventually didn't play a shot. He was a bit too far away from the ball

Well, can Taibu do a Miandad? Six to win it ...

19.5
2
Sohail Khan to Taibu, 2 runs, short ball and Taibu pulls in the air towards deep square leg, there's a fielder in the deep but the ball falls short of him. Taibu comes back for the second
19.4
2
Sohail Khan to Taibu, 2 runs, Taibu backs away to hit over cover but ends up slicing a short ball towards third man. Electric running once again and Taibu has the strike

Mudassir: "Can Taibu do a "Mike Hussey vs Saeed Ajmal" in the last over.. .??" Pakistan are making lots of fielding changes.

19.3
2
Sohail Khan to Taibu, 2 runs, full and straight, Taibu drives down the ground and Utseya hares back for the second
19.2
2
Sohail Khan to Taibu, 2 runs, Taibu almost did it! It was the short ball, a little slower, and Taibu heaved it into the gap between deep midwicket and long-on. The fielder from long-on ran to his right and saved two runs

Another boundary will spice things up.

19.1
6
Sohail Khan to Taibu, SIX runs, what a shot this is, Taibu sits on the back foot, gets under a length ball and lofts it high and far over long-on. He hit that from in his crease, with front leg out of the way

Sohail Khan will bowl the final over.

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | ZIM: 122/7 (20 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.42, RRR: 20.00)

  • T Taibu23 (22b)
  • P Utseya2 (7b)
  • Sohail Tanvir4-0-36-1
  • Saeed Ajmal4-1-21-1
18.6
1
Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, a low full toss on off and middle, pushed towards point for one more
18.5
1
Sohail Tanvir to Utseya, 1 run, a full toss on leg stump and the batsman hits it behind square
18.4
1
Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, Tanvir fires in a yorker, Taibu can only nudge on the leg side
18.3
1
Sohail Tanvir to Utseya, 1 run, a slower ball outside off stump, Utseya plays it towards point
18.2
1
Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Taibu drives towards long-on and he loses the strike
18.1
4
Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, FOUR runs, Taibu moves his front foot out of the way and lofts Tanvir's length ball over mid-off, who is in the circle

Ishtiaq: "George, You just JINXED Chigumbura!!" Sorry.

END OF OVER:
18 | 3 Runs | ZIM: 113/7 (29 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.27, RRR: 14.50)

  • P Utseya0 (5b)
  • T Taibu16 (18b)
  • Saeed Ajmal4-1-21-1
  • Sohail Tanvir3-0-27-1
17.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to Utseya, no run, defended off the back foot
17.5
0
Saeed Ajmal to Utseya, no run, Utseya moves across towards the off to hit on the leg side but ends up defending in the end
17.4
2lb
Saeed Ajmal to Utseya, 2 leg byes, Utseya tries to sweep but gets hit on the pad for a leg bye towards short third man
17.3
0
Saeed Ajmal to Utseya, no run, he tries to guide the ball towards third man but is beaten by one that darts across him
17.2
0
Saeed Ajmal to Utseya, no run, defended back towards the bowler
17.1
1
Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, 1 run, Taibu times the slog-sweep well but can't beat the fielder at deep square leg

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 110/7 (32 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.47, RRR: 10.66)

  • T Taibu15 (17b)
  • P Utseya0 (0b)
  • Sohail Tanvir3-0-27-1
  • Saeed Ajmal3-1-20-1
16.6
1
Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 run, defended from the crease towards cover, they run a quick single
16.5
W
Sohail Tanvir to Chigumbura, OUT, caught at long-on. Chigumbura tries to clear the boundary again but doesn't hit it well this time, he lofts the ball straight to Shafiq who is several yards inside the boundary

Can Zimbabwe come back from no where?

16.4
6
Sohail Tanvir to Chigumbura, SIX runs, short ball with width outside off stump, a touch slower it was but Chigumbura waited for it and slammed it with a flat bat over the head of the fielder at long-off
16.3
1lb
Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, 1 leg bye, this short one is well-directed, at Taibu's body, he gets cramped for room
16.2
4
Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, FOUR runs, short ball down leg side, Taibu hooks and gets some bat on it towards the fine-leg boundary
16.1
0
Sohail Tanvir to Taibu, no run, slower ball outside off stump, played towards short third man with an open face

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28V SibandaCJ Chibhabha
2nd9V SibandaC Zhuwao
3rd5BRM TaylorC Zhuwao
4th10H MasakadzaBRM Taylor
5th9T TaibuBRM Taylor
6th10T TaibuCK Coventry
7th38T TaibuE Chigumbura
8th27T TaibuP Utseya