• BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    6.5 the radar is not with Zimbabwe, it is with Pakistan! Short from Vitori, angling into the batsman, and Hafeez responds with an imperious pull. It seemed set to sail towards the midwicket boundary, but hang on.. There was a man at deep midwicket. And Hafeez could not have picked him out more accurately if he had tried to. 45/1
    14.2 Elton does the job. He's tied Farhat down with the tight lengths, and suddenly goes fuller, and I suspect, slightly slower. Farhat was too eager to drive, he seemed to be early on the shot and scooped it in the air towards cover, who tumbled forward to take a smart catch. 76/2
    33.4 appeal for stumping, and Shafiq could be in trouble. Flighted ball from Price, landed outside leg after passing Shafiq who was lured out of the crease for the flick. He missed, Taibu didn't collect it cleanly at first, but grabbed the rebound off his chest and removed the bails well on time. The umpire seems to have forgotten to signal a wide too. 173/3
    40.3 another stunning return catch, and Pakistan are in a spot of strife here. It was in many ways a replay of Malik's dismissal - full ball, eliciting the drive to the left of the bowler, who reacted rapidly to tumble and pluck it low, with both hands this time, on his follow through. Younis seemed to be drawn into the shot early and couldn't keep it down. 300 too optimistic now? 215/5
    39.3 Elton Chigumbura takes a blinder on the rebound! Zimbabwe's fielding continues to be a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde show. Full ball on off stump, Malik got into the drive and hit it to the left of the bowler at shin-height. Elton reacted superbly on his follow through to pluck it low to his left as he skid and tumbled alongside it. 211/4
    not out
    29
    28
    2
    0
    103.57
    not out
    24
    33
    1
    0
    72.72
    Extras
    11 (lb 2, nb 3, w 6)
    TOTAL
    270/5 (50 Overs, RR: 5.40)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    BV Vitori9.016216.88269042
    KM Jarvis10.005515.50336011
    E Chigumbura9.013624.00344010
    RW Price10.014814.80294000
    P Utseya10.005705.70201200
    H Masakadza2.001005.0020000
    Fall of wickets:1-45 (Mohammad Hafeez, 6.5 ov), 2-76 (Imran Farhat, 14.2 ov), 3-173 (Asad Shafiq, 33.4 ov), 4-211 (Shoaib Malik, 39.3 ov), 5-215 (Younis Khan, 40.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    25.2 Sibanda commits suicide. He was looking good, and Zim aren't in a situation where they have to hit everything. He jumps out to this one, doesn't get to the flight but still tries to heave the loft over long-on. No luck, he finds the fielder in the deep and Yasir Shah has his first ODI wicket. 110/1
    30.2 dismissal, soft as a baby's bottom. Chamu has chipped a friendly length ball on off stump against the turn, inside out, straight into the hands of cover standing in the circle. Zimbabwe are losing too many wickets too quickly. 133/3
    28.3 the in-form Taylor is gone. That's a cruel blow for Zim. Taylor tried to be innovative there, he was looking to guide a ball just outside off through to third man, manufacturing room as he set himself up beside the line. He couldn't get enough on it, and feathered it through to the keeper. 120/2
    38.5 Zimbabwe are disintegrating here, and it all down to inexperience. Slower ball from Sohail, Masakadza spotted it, but couldn't resist himself from pulling. Straight to Misbah at midwicket in the circle. 179/5
    37.5 Younis Khan, take a bow! And they actually dropped this man from their team. He may be old, he may be close to the end of his career, but he's still among the fittest guys in this side. Short from Yasir, but he has the ability to skid along faster than you'd imagine. That's what spoiled Taibu's heaved sweep, but he should have still been safe. Someone forgot to tell Younis who zipped across to his right, dived full length and plucked it. 176/4
    44.1 the stumps go for a walk around the Harare Sports Club. Straight, length ball, challenging Waller to go for the cross-batted heave. He does and misses. The stumps are messed up. So are Zimbabwe's hopes. 208/7
    42.3 Elton has perished. Short ball again from Cheema, but no width this time. Elton went for the pull, and looped it off the top edge to deep midwicket. Zim sink further. 196/6
    not out
    15
    14
    0
    0
    107.14
    46.2 Price backs away and shows Cheema all his stumps. Cheema obliges by messing them up. He has four wickets. 225/8
    49.2 Hafeez has the plot safely in his briefcase though. Flat ball aimed at the stumps, Jarvis misses the cut and timber meets leather. 238/9
    not out
    3
    3
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    5 (w 5)
    TOTAL
    242/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.84)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Sohail Tanvir9.005406.00266050
    Sohail Khan9.003614.00323100
    Mohammad Hafeez9.003714.11301100
    Aizaz Cheema10.014344.30313000
    Yasir Shah10.005125.10284000
    Shoaib Malik3.002117.0071100
    Fall of wickets:1-110 (V Sibanda, 25.2 ov), 2-120 (BRM Taylor, 28.3 ov), 3-133 (CJ Chibhabha, 30.2 ov), 4-176 (T Taibu, 37.5 ov), 5-179 (H Masakadza, 38.5 ov), 6-196 (E Chigumbura, 42.3 ov), 7-208 (MN Waller, 44.1 ov), 8-225 (RW Price, 46.2 ov), 9-238 (KM Jarvis, 49.2 ov)

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