Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6.3 weak backfoot prod, no footwork, he chased it and a thin edge was caught by Taylor, although he did his best to drop it, as he has a number of other balls in the tournament to date. But he clung on, and Zimbabwe have the breakthrough 31/1
    44.1 super catch by Matsikenyeri at deepish extra cover. Nazir looked to drive the ball but it was wide and he had to reach for it. He connected, but with limited power, and Matsikenyeri, the shortest man in the side, took a few steps back, jumped and held the ball above his head as he fell 295/7
    17.4 gone! Very well bowled indeed. He came charging down the pitch too early - Williams saw him coming, dropped it in short and the batsman dabbed it to Chibhabha at point 88/2
    27.4 fine catch, a very fine catch to end a brilliant batsman's one-day career. Inzamam trying to launch another six over long-on but got an outside edge behind Williams' head at mid-off who jogged back and took it in front of his nose. Fine catch 158/3
    30.4 half volley, hit straight back at Brent who holds a comfortable return catch without any alarms. A tame dismissal but one which Zimbabwe needed as Pakistan were beginning to press on 170/4
    40.1 driven to the man in the deep on the off, Younis Khan came back for the second and had the thrown from Mpofu been spot on that would have been easily out ... as it is it's referred to the third umpire and Younis is six inches short. We've knocked Taylor a few times but he did really well there to gather the high return and whip the bails off, and Mpofu did a great job in the deep 252/5
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    10
    1
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    160.00
    43.1 slower ball ... so slow it needed motion detectors to track ... Afridi played all round it and was bowled round his legs 285/6
    45.5 mistimed flick to leg, it ends up as a nothing shot, the ball loops to Matsikenyeri at midwicket and he has to dive forward - almost in slow motion - to complete the catch 301/8
    49.5 cross-batted swipe which Matsikenyeri at cow corner takes with ease 349/10
    47.5 Gul takes a big step towards leg and aims an expansive slam through the covers, Chigumbura fires in an off-stump yorker and it's too good for the tailender 324/9
    not out
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    4
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    150.00
    Extras
    16 (lb 2, nb 2, w 12)
    TOTAL
    349 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 7.00)
    Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Kamran Akmal, 6.3 ov), 2-88 (Shoaib Malik, 17.4 ov), 3-158 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 27.4 ov), 4-170 (Mohammad Yousuf, 30.4 ov), 5-252 (Younis Khan, 40.1 ov), 6-285 (Shahid Afridi, 43.1 ov), 7-295 (Imran Nazir, 44.1 ov), 8-301 (Mohammad Sami, 45.5 ov), 9-324 (Umar Gul, 47.5 ov), 10-349 (Iftikhar Anjum, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    CB Mpofu1017417.40278220
    T Mupariwa1015715.70354310
    E Chigumbura6.515037.31236211
    GB Brent1006836.80242330
    SC Williams604116.83163201
    P Utseya604607.66172410
    CJ Chibhabha1011011.0012000
  • BATSMEN
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    0.2 gone, and what a tame dismissal that was. Wide of the off stump, Sibanda threw his hands at it, got a thick outside edge to hand a simple catch to Imran Nazir, no less, who took the simplest of catches 0/1
    4.6 a really dreadful stroke, charging Gul - trying to hit him over the top. A thick outside edge presents Inzamam with a straightforward chance, head-height, at first slip 12/2
    5.3 well, just too fast for him. Short and quick, rising up towards his throat and, with no foot movement, an injudicious swipe hands Inzamam his second catch at slip 14/3
    12.1 swung high to Younis Khan who ran in from the deep midwicket boundary and held the catch well. A tough one out of the gloom and with no real grip underfoot 45/4
    12.2 big heave from Matsikenyeri and he misses, Akmal goes for the stumping and he is back in ... sadly, the runner, Taylor, is standing a foot out of the crease, blissfully ignorant that he actually needs to be back inside the crease as well. 45/5
    15.1 another big swing but he misses, it's straight, and he's gone down in a blaze of hitting 77/6
    16.6 Williams goes for another big hit, this time he doesn't get over it and Gul races in from long-on and holds on easily to a steepler 93/7
    17.2 straight and much slower - 62mph - and Brent swings and misses, losing his middle stump 94/8
    not out
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    80.00
    17.5 and he's bowled him with the wrong un at 48mph, and he punches the air in delight 94/9
    19.1 slow and loopy, driven to cover where Inzamam holds the catch. Huge grins all round, and Yousuf has not smiled more when he's scored hundreds. Even Simon Taufel can't help grinning 99/10
    Extras
    4 (lb 1, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    99 all out (19.1 Overs, RR: 5.16)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (V Sibanda, 0.2 ov), 2-12 (CJ Chibhabha, 4.6 ov), 3-14 (F Kasteni, 5.3 ov), 4-45 (BRM Taylor, 12.1 ov), 5-45 (S Matsikenyeri, 12.2 ov), 6-77 (E Chigumbura, 15.1 ov), 7-93 (SC Williams, 16.6 ov), 8-94 (GB Brent, 17.2 ov), 9-94 (T Mupariwa, 17.5 ov), 10-99 (CB Mpofu, 19.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Umar Gul511022.00250001
    Mohammad Sami501513.00211010
    Danish Kaneria4048212.0081500
    Shahid Afridi402035.00162100
    Younis Khan10505.0030001
    Mohammad Yousuf0.10010.0010000

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