We're getting ready for the reply. It could be a while till the lights take full effect. It's still fairly bright outside. This is an odd time for a day-night match (11.30 start) , neither here nor there. Sibanda will take strike to Tanvir. ON ON

0.1
0
Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, swings it away from the right hander, goes through to Akmal at waist height, left alone
0.2
0
Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, this one pitches on off and swings away just a tad, not too far from the wood there, well left though
0.3
0
Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, swings wider outside the off stump, Sibanda lets it go again
0.4
0
Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, pitches on off and shapes away, left alone safely
0.5
0
Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, pitches outside the off stump and the ball holds its line through to the keeper, Tanvir doesn't make him play
0.6
0
Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, he bends this one into the right hander, gets Sibanda forward to defend

END OF OVER:
1 | (maiden) | ZIM: 0/0 (348 runs required from 49 overs, RRR: 7.10)

  • V Sibanda0 (6b)
  • H Masakadza0 (0b)
  • Sohail Tanvir1-1-0-0

Samiullah Khan Niazi takes his first paces in international cricket

1.1
0
Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, that was a close call for leg before! pitches on middle and straightens, catches the batsman on the back foot, the ball strikes him high on the pad, Niazi appeals but the ball may have struck him just over the stumps
1.2
2
Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 2 runs, pitches on middle, Masakadza turns his wrists and whips it behind square on the on side
1.3
3
Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 3 runs, pitches on middle again on a good length, he uses his wrists again and works it wide of midwicket this time
1.4
0
Samiullah Khan to Sibanda, no run, fuller in length on off stump, Sibanda doesn't cover the line properly and defends with an angled bat back to the bowler
1.5
0
Samiullah Khan to Sibanda, no run, this time Sibanda defends solidly back to the bowler
1.6
4
Samiullah Khan to Sibanda, FOUR, Zimbabwe are underway, fullish on the off stump, Sibanda turns his wrists and flicks it with control, chips over midwicket

END OF OVER:
2 | 9 Runs | ZIM: 9/0 (339 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 7.06)

  • V Sibanda4 (9b)
  • H Masakadza5 (3b)
  • Samiullah Khan1-0-9-0
  • Sohail Tanvir1-1-0-0
2.1
0
Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, pitches outside off and shapes away from the right hander
2.2
0
Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, no run, pitches outside off and shapes away from the right hander, Masakadza shoulders arms again
2.3
1
Sohail Tanvir to Masakadza, 1 run, gets the ball to bend back in and make him play, he keeps it down to the on side
2.4
0
Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, just short of a driveable length outside the off stump, Sibanda drives uppishly towards point
2.5
1w
Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, 1 wide, struggles to control the outswing, the ball drifts further away from the right hander and wide called
2.5
4
Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, FOUR, pitches it a little too full and wide outside the off stump, Sibanda gets a good stride across and chips uppishly past the covers, it appeared as if he would spoon it to the fielders but the placement was just right
2.6
0
Sohail Tanvir to Sibanda, no run, defended back to the bowler

END OF OVER:
3 | 6 Runs | ZIM: 15/0 (333 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.08)

  • V Sibanda8 (12b)
  • H Masakadza6 (6b)
  • Sohail Tanvir2-1-6-0
  • Samiullah Khan1-0-9-0
3.1
0
Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, hits a good length outside the off stump, pushed back to the bowler
3.2
0
Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, hits a good length on off and middle, tucked back to the bowler
3.3
0
Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, hits a good length closer to leg stump, he tries to whip it wide of midwicket but finds the fielder
3.4
0
Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, no run, good length on middle and leg, pushed to the on side
3.5
1
Samiullah Khan to Masakadza, 1 run, pitches just outside the off stump, Masakadza has a feel at it and the ball catches the outside edge, beats the slips and runs down to third man
3.6
0
Samiullah Khan to Sibanda, no run, good length outside off, no swing for Khan, left alone

END OF OVER:
4 | 1 Run | ZIM: 16/0 (332 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.21)

  • V Sibanda8 (13b)
  • H Masakadza7 (11b)
  • Samiullah Khan2-0-10-0
  • Sohail Tanvir2-1-6-0