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113dThe Bulletin by Faras Ghani in Karachi

Jamshed leads heavy Pakistan win

Pakistan eased to a 104-run victory over Zimbabwe in Karachi in the first of a five-ODI series

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
79(68) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
5 0 18 8 15 14 9 10
Mohammad Yousuf
72(74) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 28 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
2 1 6 2 18 10 18 15

Best performances - Bowlers

Shoaib Malik
O10
M0
R34
W3
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shahid Afridi
O10
M0
R33
W2
Eco3.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.30 start, First Session 11.30-15.00 Interval 15.00-15.45, Second Session 15.45-19.15

Match days

21 January 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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

  • Prosper Utseya18 (23b)
  • Sean 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 runs, 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

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