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    26.3 What a way to go! Sibanda is caught-and-bowled and bat-pad! To the insult he has added an injury! He gives this length ball some humpty, and the thick inside edge hits his back pad, and it lobs off to Cheema who delightfully completes a simple catch. Sibanda is on the ground, that ball might have hit his knee. He has to be helped off the pitch. The medical support carry his gloves and pads for him as he hobbles off 114/3
    2.3 Too good. Simply too good. Can't do too much about these deliveries. Would have got some of the greats of the game out. He goes wide of the crease, pitches this short of a length, on middle and off, Chibhabha plays the angle, and then the off-cut comes into the play. It moves away slightly, hits the top of off. Just doff your hat, and walk off, Justice 5/1
    13.1 Hafeez! Hafeez looks innocuous when compared to Ajmal, but he is also getting them wickets! Masakadza moves too far across and tries to play this offbreak square as opposed to down the ground. Misses, and is hit in front of middle. Anybody's guess if this would have hit leg, but by moving across and looking to play across the line, he has made it look much worse 53/2
    48.4 Cheema strikes! What a time for the deutant to take this wicket! Taylor has left Zimbabwe 200 metres short of finishing this half-marathon. This is a length ball again, Taylor looks to slog it, but it perhaps surprised by the quickness of it off the surface. Top-edges. Tanvir runs to his left from midwicket to complete a simple catch. Over to you Elton 233/6
    40.3 Slower ball! Taibu is gone. He clears the front leg and tries the big slog. Done in by the slowness. The top edge rests with Younis at long-off. Will this turn the match towards Pakistan? 174/4
    43.2 Ajmal! Doosra, sharp spitting doosra. Short of a length, outside off, spins away, Waller doesn't know what to do. Leaves the bat handing. The leading edge is taken. Lobs off to cover-point 196/5
    49.5 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 241/7
    not out
    not out
    7 (lb 1, nb 1, w 5)
    242/7 (50 Overs, RR: 4.84)
    Did not bat: RW Price, CB Mpofu
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (CJ Chibhabha, 2.3 ov), 2-53 (H Masakadza, 13.1 ov), 3-114 (V Sibanda, 26.3 ov), 4-174 (T Taibu, 40.3 ov), 5-196 (MN Waller, 43.2 ov), 6-233 (BRM Taylor, 48.4 ov), 7-241 (E Chigumbura, 49.5 ov)
    Sohail Tanvir10.014714.70406021
    Junaid Khan7.005107.28186110
    Saeed Ajmal10.004814.80314010
    Aizaz Cheema10.003633.60353000
    Mohammad Hafeez10.003813.80310110
    Shoaib Malik3.002107.0050100

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

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Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

8 September 2011 (50-over match)

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