Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    14.2 And what a time to post that comment?! Butt is gone, flashing to backward point. It was a length delivery, outside off stump and Butt tried to make his own length and went for a slash but it flew straight to the fielder. Zimbabwe have broken through. 47/1
    19.1 pulled straight to midwicket. It was a seam-up delivery, on the stumps and Nasir went for a pull, but only succeeded in sending it straight to the fielder 70/3
    17.1 Strikes first ball. Caught dead plumb by the inswinger. It started to move in late from the off stump line and struck the front pad dead in front. Younis didn't expect the ball to come in the air and had pushed his front leg a touch across. Gone! Mupariwa, who dropped that catch, is singing the redemption song. 66/2
    23.4 The pressure works! Yousuf is caught and bowled! Sharp catch too. It was fullish and Yousuf drives powerfully to the left of Mupariwa who holds on to it. 66 for 1 has turned into 78 for 5. Enter Shahid Afridi. 78/5
    22.1 Run out! Malik is gone. Yousuf had come down the track for a lofted shot but was beaten in the flight and the inside edge saved him from getting stumped but the damage was done in the other end. The ball had rolled to short fine leg where Willams swooped on the ball and acted on the confusion between the batsmen and threw in a direct hit at the non-striker's end. The Pakistan captain is gone. He was late in getting back too; almost as if he didn't expect the throw to come in at his end. 76/4
    43.1 And the reverse sweep goes awry this time. You can't win with that shot all the time. It was full and on the middle and leg, Misbah went for his reverse sweep but edged it straight to backward point. 219/7
    38.4 Afridi is gone. Big wicket. He walked across the stumps, went for a swipe across the line but got a thick edge over covers where Mazakadza ran behind to hold a neat catch 194/6
    48.3 Caught in the deep. It was a short-of-length delivery, a touch slower too and Akmal pulls it in the air to deep midwicket 259/8
    not out
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    28
    21
    2
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    133.33
    49.4 full pitched and heaved straight to long-on 267/9
    not out
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    1
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    0
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    Extras
    12 (lb 1, w 11)
    TOTAL
    272/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.44)
    Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Salman Butt, 14.2 ov), 2-66 (Younis Khan, 17.1 ov), 3-70 (Nasir Jamshed, 19.1 ov), 4-76 (Shoaib Malik, 22.1 ov), 5-78 (Mohammad Yousuf, 23.4 ov), 6-194 (Shahid Afridi, 38.4 ov), 7-219 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 43.1 ov), 8-259 (Kamran Akmal, 48.3 ov), 9-267 (Sohail Tanvir, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    E Chigumbura1023613.60444100
    GB Brent933313.66353030
    T Mupariwa1004644.60322010
    RW Price1005005.00332220
    CJ Chibhabha3032110.6651220
    KM Dabengwa403508.7581220
    H Masakadza1015015.0011100
    SC Williams302418.0032000
  • BATSMEN
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    2.1 Pakistan strike early. It landed full in length, outside off stump and he went for a drive and nicked it behind. 10/1
    8.1 And finally the ball collides with the outside edge. Masakadza stabbed at a length delivery leaving him and the edge took the ball low to Younis Khan, standing at a slightly wide first slip, and he pouches it safely, inches above the ground 26/2
    38.2 And William's defiant innings comes to an end. Floated on the middle stump and he whipped it straight to Malik at midwicket. He can't believe what he has done, hangs his head as he rests on the bat before slowly dragging himself of the ground. 166/5
    14.3 Full and outside off stump, Taibu square drove it to right of Arafat at wide third man but made the wrong decision to turn back for the second run. The throw was fast and accurate and at the base of the stumps. Akmal collected and broke the stumps in one clean motion and Taibu, despite his dive, couldn't make it in time. 50/3
    35.6 stumped! He goes for a slog sweep , misses, the back foot was dragged outside the crease and Akmal quickly whips the bails off. 155/4
    not out
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    95.45
    41.5 he falls in pursuit of quick runs. He had to do something, the run rate was climbing up. He came down the track and went for a heave but couldn't clear deep midwicket 187/6
    42.3 dead plumb! Full and swinging in a touch, the left-handed Debengwa pressed his front leg way too much across, tried to bring his bat around the pad but too late. Gone. 189/7
    not out
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    26
    19
    0
    0
    68.42
    Extras
    18 (b 2, lb 4, w 12)
    TOTAL
    235/7 (50 Overs, RR: 4.70)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (V Sibanda, 2.1 ov), 2-26 (H Masakadza, 8.1 ov), 3-50 (T Taibu, 14.3 ov), 4-155 (BRM Taylor, 35.6 ov), 5-166 (SC Williams, 38.2 ov), 6-187 (CJ Chibhabha, 41.5 ov), 7-189 (KM Dabengwa, 42.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Sohail Tanvir1014124.10392050
    Kamran Hussain1003513.50403010
    Yasir Arafat1004104.10313000
    Shahid Afridi1006016.00231030
    Shoaib Malik1005225.20200000

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 3-0

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Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Match days

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

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