Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    1.6 got him! He was out for a duck in the previous game, and this time he's out for 1. It's a short ball and he swivels to pull from outside off, but he only succeeds in giving square leg an easy catch at knee height 1/1
    3.5 he's struck with an absolute peach! That was angled in, and it took off from a length, and nipped away just a touch. Kissed the outside edge, high up on the bat, and carried through to the keeper at shoulder height. Shehzad had to play at it, because it was very close to off stump, but if you want to fault him you'd point to his lack of footwork 4/2
    20.1 and he strikes first ball! With a long-hop! Haris snatched at that pull, and hit it straight to short midwicket 58/3
    46.1 and that is that. No century for Misbah, won't get anywhere near it. Sees him backing away and bowls it full at his feet. Went for the whippy pick-up shot and ended up spooning it straight into long-on's hands 202/7
    33.3 whoa, bowled him! That was a flat, quick ball that straightened past the outside edge to hit top of off. Akmal made it look an even better delivery than it actually was, because he had moved inside the line and was trying to push that inside-out through cover 127/4
    33.5 whataball, whatabowler! Sean Williams does it again! Angled it in flat towards middle and off, and it turned away, past Afridi's defensive bat, and crashed into the top of off stump. Wow. What a birthday gift that was for Lala. 127/5
    38.2 got him! Back of a length, angling into the body, and Maqsood looked to whip it away through midwicket. It straightened off the pitch, and popped off the leading edge back to the bowler 155/6
    not out
    54
    56
    46
    6
    1
    117.39
    not out
    6
    18
    8
    0
    0
    75.00
    Extras
    20 (lb 3, w 17)
    TOTAL
    235/7 (50 Overs, RR: 4.70)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Nasir Jamshed, 1.6 ov), 2-4 (Ahmed Shehzad, 3.5 ov), 3-58 (Haris Sohail, 20.1 ov), 4-127 (Umar Akmal, 33.3 ov), 5-127 (Shahid Afridi, 33.5 ov), 6-155 (Sohaib Maqsood, 38.2 ov), 7-202 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 46.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    T Panyangara1014904.90354120
    TL Chatara1023533.50402060
    T Mupariwa813614.50303030
    SC Williams1014824.80304010
    H Masakadza301404.66102000
    E Chigumbura10707.0030040
    Sikandar Raza703414.85170000
    SF Mire10909.0011010
  • BATSMEN
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    4.4 gone! Poor technique from Chibhabha, swayed away to leave the short ball but left the bat pointing up, and ended up popping a simple catch to second slip 14/1
    6.4 and another simple catch to second slip. Short, close to the body. Raza looked to make room and poke it away into the off side but it got big on him, hit the shoulder of his bat, and popped to Haris at a comfortable chest height 22/2
    21.2 down the track, and Masakadza throws it away. Brilliantly caught by Misbah. Goes for a big shot and it's always angling away and he wasn't really to the pitch of it. Skies it a long way up, and Misbah backtracks from mid-off and falls onto his back as he catches it in front of his chest. Comes up with a broad grin, half delighted, half bemused. 74/3
    29.3 got him. That isn't the greatest delivery, back of a length down the leg side, and Taylor gets a tickle through to the keeper while trying to play the leg glance 128/4
    33.2 gone! What has Williams done? That was short, too close to the body to really control the cut, and he scooped it straight into Shehzad's hands at backward point. He caught that over his head, with two hands, and then gestured to his teammates to say he didn't pick it up until the last moment 150/5
    39.2 edged, and it sticks in Akmal's gloves again. It's shortish outside off and he goes for the slash and gets a thick nick that Akmal catches at shoulder height to his left 168/7
    36.4 he's struck again. That's Irfan's fourth. Perfect delivery, back of a length, close to off stump. Mire fishes uncertainly, not too far from his body, and it kisses the shoulder of his bat and Akmal takes a simple catch behind the wicket. He rolled his fingers over, and that moved away just a touch off the pitch 166/6
    49.4 banged in short, Chigumbura goes for the hook, and top-edges it through to Akmal, who takes his fifth catch of the match, and Zimbabwe have been bowled out 215/10
    39.4 and another! Caught Akmal bowled Wahab once again. It's fuller this time, on off stump, and it actually came in off the pitch as Mupariwa aimed a drive on the up, and took the outside edge, high up on the bat, and nestled in the keeper's gloves at chest height 168/8
    49.3 now the batsman goes the other way, shuffling across his crease. Wahab bowls it short on middle stump again, he swivels to pull, misses, and they try to steal a bye and Akmal rolls it at the stumps, misses, but the bowler picks it up and hurls it at the bowler's end, hits the stumps there, and catches Panyangara short of his crease 215/9
    not out
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    1
    0
    0
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    Extras
    19 (b 3, lb 2, nb 1, w 13)
    TOTAL
    215 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 4.32)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (CJ Chibhabha, 4.4 ov), 2-22 (Sikandar Raza, 6.4 ov), 3-74 (H Masakadza, 21.2 ov), 4-128 (BRM Taylor, 29.3 ov), 5-150 (SC Williams, 33.2 ov), 6-166 (SF Mire, 36.4 ov), 7-168 (CR Ervine, 39.2 ov), 8-168 (T Mupariwa, 39.4 ov), 9-215 (T Panyangara, 49.3 ov), 10-215 (E Chigumbura, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Irfan1023043.00472030
    Sohail Khan1004504.50366000
    Rahat Ali1003713.70382041
    Wahab Riaz9.414544.65394020
    Shahid Afridi1015305.30315000

Match Notes

  • Injured Chigumbura to miss Ireland game

    Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura has been ruled out of his team's next group B game, against Ireland on March 7, because of a grade three tear to the quadriceps muscle in his left leg

  • Yasir Shah's omission 'strategic' - Misbah

    Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq has described the omission of the legspinner Yasir Shah from the team to play Zimbabwe as "strategic" and based upon the well-informed views of the assistant coach Grant Flower

  • Zimbabwe let World Cup dream slip away

    Harare 1995, Sheikhupera 1998, Harare 2013 and now, just 20 runs away from Brisbane 2015. Five fours. Three sixes and a two. So close. But Zimbabwean eyes would not have adored the end result.

  • Pakistan's bad cover version of 1992

    The events in Brisbane may not matter much in the big picture of this World Cup, but to Misbah-ul-Haq and his men, it may yet be the spring board to repeat what happened 23 years ago

  • Wahab's record and left-arm goodness

    Stats highlights from the Group B match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the Gabba

Poor starts

22.6

Zimbabwe's average opening stand in their last 18 ODIs, with only one 50-plus partnership during this period

Possible, but tough

3-7

Win-loss record of teams that defended targets between 200 and 250 at the Gabba on the last-ten occasions.

Routine

40

ODI 50s without a ton by Misbah now - well clear of Andrew Jones' 25 such scores which is the second highest after Misbah.

First

1

No. of ducks in 21 World Cup inns by Afridi, this was his first. Overall, only Jayasuriya (34)has more ODI ducks than Afridi's 30.

Faster stand

55.10

SR of the stand between Misbah and Sohail; Misbah and Akmal added 50 runs at 92.59

Tough going

112

Balls taken by Pakistan to score fifty runs in this match - the second slowest of this World Cup. UAE took 2 more balls against India.

Sluggish

14

Runs scored by Pakistan in their first-ten overs - the second lowest they have scored in ODIs since 2001.

Opening chasm

21.28

Ave opening partnership in Group B so far; In Group A the opening wicket has added 48.95 runs on an average.

Opening Woes

6

Number of single-digit opening stands by Pakistan in their last-ten ODIs. Five of them have been of 1 run or less

Blank

0

Number of World Cup matches Zimbabwe have won against Pakistan. These teams have played each other 5 times (1 NR).