Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
50 | 11 Runs | ZIM: 243/7 (105 runs required, RR: 4.86)

  • P Utseya18 (23b)
  • SC Williams51 (61b)
  • Misbah-ul-Haq4-0-30-0
  • Younis Khan4-0-18-0

We have a few records here. The eight half-centuries is a world record for most fifties in a match and Pakistan's five is a record for a single innings.

The match was lost after Sibanda's dismissal and the passage of play that followed - with the spinners bowling in tandem - was pointless at best. Zimbabwe made no effort to gain some confidence and push the score past the psychological target of 250, at least. It was quite farcical seeing the part-timers rush through their overs, when the seamers still had eight left.

For Pakistan's debutants, Nasir Jamshed had a good game, though he will need to temper his aggression against tougher opponents. Samiullah Khan Niazi wasn't sensational, but will be pleased with the fact that the captain allowed him his full quota of overs.

Jamshed has another reason to smile tonight because he's the Man of the Match as well.

That's it from us today. Do join us for the second one-dayer in Hyderabad on January 24. It's a day game so please note the start timings - 9.15 local time (4.15 GMT).

This is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

49.6
4
Misbah-ul-Haq to Utseya, FOUR, flighted on off stump, the ball floats through really slowly, Utseya stays at the crease and lofts high over the bowler's head

Last ball of the match coming up

49.5
1
Misbah-ul-Haq to Williams, 1 run, gives it more air, pushed to long-on
49.4
1
Misbah-ul-Haq to Utseya, 1 run, goes on the back foot and punches to long-off
49.3
1
Misbah-ul-Haq to Williams, 1 run, flighted on leg, tucked to midwicket. That brings up his fifty and the zillionth of the match
49.2
1
Misbah-ul-Haq to Utseya, 1 run, gives it more air, meets it on the full and drives to long-on
49.1
3
Misbah-ul-Haq to Williams, 3 runs, short and just wide outside off, cut to the off side and an overthrow gets Williams back on strike

Just one more over, for formalities' sake

END OF OVER:
49 | 7 Runs | ZIM: 232/7 (116 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.73, RRR: 116.00)

  • P Utseya12 (20b)
  • SC Williams46 (58b)
  • Younis Khan4-0-18-0
  • Misbah-ul-Haq3-0-19-0
48.6
0
Younis Khan to Utseya, no run,
48.5
1
Younis Khan to Williams, 1 run, full and wide outside off, driven to the sweeper cover fielder, he'll get the strike and have a shot at his fifty
48.4
1
Younis Khan to Utseya, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, gets on his knee and sweeps to deep square leg
48.3
1
Younis Khan to Williams, 1 run, pitches on a good length on middle, he stays back and picks the fielder in the deep on the on side

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st47H MasakadzaV Sibanda
2nd56V SibandaCJ Chibhabha
3rd27T TaibuCJ Chibhabha
4th11BRM TaylorCJ Chibhabha
5th18SC WilliamsCJ Chibhabha
6th7S MatsikenyeriSC Williams
7th29E ChigumburaSC Williams
8th48P UtseyaSC Williams