Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe, 1st ODI: Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Sep 8, 2011
Pakistan won by 5 runs
8 September 2011 (50-over match)
  Pakistan innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c Sibanda b Utseya 26 55 49 2 1 53.06
14.4 the sweep and that square leg fielder get the better of Hafeez. All day Hafeez has kept sweeping straight to that man. This time he fails to keep it down, and Sibanda takes a sharp catch at square leg 74/2
View dismissal Imran Farhat c †Taibu b Mpofu 0 8 2 0 0 0.00
2.1 Farhat's return to international cricket has lasted two balls. It has ended through a poor shot. This is short, not too wide, but he cuts away from the body. Slight movement away, slight extra bounce, the edge taken. Price and Mpofu get into their unique dancing celebrations where they knock each other's heels 1/1
View dismissal Younis Khan run out (Waller/†Taibu) 78 86 72 9 0 108.33
24.4 from Utseya, Has Younis run himself out? Yes he has . This is hit wide of deep midwicket, and Younis stutters before starting for the second. Waller's throw is flat and quick, and even a dive from Younis is not good enough. They didn't run the first one fast, and were never too keen on the second until -without a hint of disagreement - they both decided to go for the second. Younis had just survived a plumb lbw call in the last over 126/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* lbw b Price 54 96 64 3 1 84.37
39.3 Misbah has one of his famous brain freeze movements. Tries the reverse sweep. Not the subtle one where you change the bat face at the last movement. He jumps across the crease, almost as if playing a switch hit, and then changes stance. Price bowls full and straight, beats the bat, and hits him dead in front 189/5
View dismissal Shoaib Malik c †Taibu b Chigumbura 2 12 5 0 0 40.00
25.5 Taibu has pulled off a blinder, and another comeback man has failed! This will rad as a wicket for the bowler, but it is all down to Taibu. He saw this ball sliding down leg, and moved exceptionally early in anticipation. Malik got a thick edge down the leg side, and Taibu flew across to his left to pouch this one-handed. Smart and athletic both at the same time 129/4
View dismissal Umar Akmal c Utseya b Mpofu 36 65 59 2 0 61.01
44.1 a wicket first ball for Mpofu Khan! He digs this in short, not much venom behind it, and Umar goes for the pull, only managing to hit it as far as midwicket's throat. Not the greatest wicket Mpofu has got, but a big one in the context of this game. Powerplay will be taken next over, and they have sent back the dangerous Umar 209/6
View dismissal Adnan Akmal c Mpofu b Price 27 42 32 2 0 84.37
49.4 tries the trusted big reverse-sweep, Price stays full and straight, and he top-edges this low full toss to point. Second wicket for Price, both off reverse-sweeps. Says something about him: he makes you do these low-percentage things 245/7
Sohail Tanvir not out 17 26 16 0 1 106.25
Saeed Ajmal not out 1 2 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 1, w 5) 6
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs; 198 mins) 247 (4.94 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets CB Mpofu 9 1 54 2 6.00 29 7 0 (2w)
2.1 to Imran Farhat, Farhat's return to international cricket has lasted two balls. It has ended through a poor shot. This is short, not too wide, but he cuts away from the body. Slight movement away, slight extra bounce, the edge taken. Price and Mpofu get into their unique dancing celebrations where they knock each other's heels 1/1
44.1 to Umar Akmal, a wicket first ball for Mpofu Khan! He digs this in short, not much venom behind it, and Umar goes for the pull, only managing to hit it as far as midwicket's throat. Not the greatest wicket Mpofu has got, but a big one in the context of this game. Powerplay will be taken next over, and they have sent back the dangerous Umar 209/6
View wickets RW Price 10 1 39 2 3.90 32 1 1 (2w)
39.3 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Misbah has one of his famous brain freeze movements. Tries the reverse sweep. Not the subtle one where you change the bat face at the last movement. He jumps across the crease, almost as if playing a switch hit, and then changes stance. Price bowls full and straight, beats the bat, and hits him dead in front 189/5
49.4 to Adnan Akmal, tries the trusted big reverse-sweep, Price stays full and straight, and he top-edges this low full toss to point. Second wicket for Price, both off reverse-sweeps. Says something about him: he makes you do these low-percentage things 245/7
View wicket P Utseya 10 0 52 1 5.20 20 2 1
14.4 to Mohammad Hafeez, the sweep and that square leg fielder get the better of Hafeez. All day Hafeez has kept sweeping straight to that man. This time he fails to keep it down, and Sibanda takes a sharp catch at square leg 74/2
  GA Lamb 5 0 37 0 7.40 11 5 0
View wicket E Chigumbura 10 0 31 1 3.10 37 2 0 (1w)
25.5 to Shoaib Malik, Taibu has pulled off a blinder, and another comeback man has failed! This will rad as a wicket for the bowler, but it is all down to Taibu. He saw this ball sliding down leg, and moved exceptionally early in anticipation. Malik got a thick edge down the leg side, and Taibu flew across to his left to pouch this one-handed. Smart and athletic both at the same time 129/4
  H Masakadza 6 0 33 0 5.50 12 1 1
  Zimbabwe innings (target: 248 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sibanda c & b Aizaz Cheema 73 117 89 6 2 82.02
26.3 What a way to go! Sibanda is caught-and-bowled and bat-pad! To the insult he has added an injury! He gives this length ball some humpty, and the thick inside edge hits his back pad, and it lobs off to Cheema who delightfully completes a simple catch. Sibanda is on the ground, that ball might have hit his knee. He has to be helped off the pitch. The medical support carry his gloves and pads for him as he hobbles off 114/3
View dismissal CJ Chibhabha b Sohail Tanvir 1 10 7 0 0 14.28
2.3 Too good. Simply too good. Can't do too much about these deliveries. Would have got some of the greats of the game out. He goes wide of the crease, pitches this short of a length, on middle and off, Chibhabha plays the angle, and then the off-cut comes into the play. It moves away slightly, hits the top of off. Just doff your hat, and walk off, Justice 5/1
View dismissal H Masakadza lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 15 49 27 2 0 55.55
13.1 Hafeez! Hafeez looks innocuous when compared to Ajmal, but he is also getting them wickets! Masakadza moves too far across and tries to play this offbreak square as opposed to down the ground. Misses, and is hit in front of middle. Anybody's guess if this would have hit leg, but by moving across and looking to play across the line, he has made it look much worse 53/2
View dismissal BRM Taylor* c Sohail Tanvir b Aizaz Cheema 84 159 103 7 0 81.55
48.4 Cheema strikes! What a time for the deutant to take this wicket! Taylor has left Zimbabwe 200 metres short of finishing this half-marathon. This is a length ball again, Taylor looks to slog it, but it perhaps surprised by the quickness of it off the surface. Top-edges. Tanvir runs to his left from midwicket to complete a simple catch. Over to you Elton 233/6
View dismissal T Taibu c Younis Khan b Aizaz Cheema 26 57 43 0 1 60.46
40.3 Slower ball! Taibu is gone. He clears the front leg and tries the big slog. Done in by the slowness. The top edge rests with Younis at long-off. Will this turn the match towards Pakistan? 174/4
View dismissal MN Waller c Shoaib Malik b Saeed Ajmal 10 16 7 2 0 142.85
43.2 Ajmal! Doosra, sharp spitting doosra. Short of a length, outside off, spins away, Waller doesn't know what to do. Leaves the bat handing. The leading edge is taken. Lobs off to cover-point 196/5
View dismissal E Chigumbura run out (Umar Akmal/†Adnan Akmal) 24 35 23 2 0 104.34
49.5 from Junaid Khan, another low full toss, and Chigumbura goes down the ground. The mis-hit lands short of long-off, Umar Akmal fumbles there, but makes up for it with a flat throw at the striker's end to get Chigumbura out 241/7
GA Lamb not out 1 9 1 0 0 100.00
P Utseya not out 1 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 1, w 5, nb 1) 7
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs; 230 mins) 242 (4.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Sohail Tanvir 10 1 47 1 4.70 40 6 0 (1nb, 2w)
2.3 to Chibhabha, Too good. Simply too good. Can't do too much about these deliveries. Would have got some of the greats of the game out. He goes wide of the crease, pitches this short of a length, on middle and off, Chibhabha plays the angle, and then the off-cut comes into the play. It moves away slightly, hits the top of off. Just doff your hat, and walk off, Justice 5/1
  Junaid Khan 7 0 51 0 7.28 18 6 1 (1w)
View wicket Saeed Ajmal 10 0 48 1 4.80 31 4 0 (1w)
43.2 to Waller, Ajmal! Doosra, sharp spitting doosra. Short of a length, outside off, spins away, Waller doesn't know what to do. Leaves the bat handing. The leading edge is taken. Lobs off to cover-point 196/5
View wickets Aizaz Cheema 10 0 36 3 3.60 35 3 0
26.3 to Sibanda, What a way to go! Sibanda is caught-and-bowled and bat-pad! To the insult he has added an injury! He gives this length ball some humpty, and the thick inside edge hits his back pad, and it lobs off to Cheema who delightfully completes a simple catch. Sibanda is on the ground, that ball might have hit his knee. He has to be helped off the pitch. The medical support carry his gloves and pads for him as he hobbles off 114/3
40.3 to Taibu, Slower ball! Taibu is gone. He clears the front leg and tries the big slog. Done in by the slowness. The top edge rests with Younis at long-off. Will this turn the match towards Pakistan? 174/4
48.4 to Taylor, Cheema strikes! What a time for the deutant to take this wicket! Taylor has left Zimbabwe 200 metres short of finishing this half-marathon. This is a length ball again, Taylor looks to slog it, but it perhaps surprised by the quickness of it off the surface. Top-edges. Tanvir runs to his left from midwicket to complete a simple catch. Over to you Elton 233/6
View wicket Mohammad Hafeez 10 0 38 1 3.80 31 0 1 (1w)
13.1 to Masakadza, Hafeez! Hafeez looks innocuous when compared to Ajmal, but he is also getting them wickets! Masakadza moves too far across and tries to play this offbreak square as opposed to down the ground. Misses, and is hit in front of middle. Anybody's guess if this would have hit leg, but by moving across and looking to play across the line, he has made it look much worse 53/2
  Shoaib Malik 3 0 21 0 7.00 5 0 1

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to bat
Series - Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0
ODI debuts - Adnan Akmal and Aizaz Cheema (Pakistan)
Player of the match - Younis Khan (Pakistan)
Umpires - O Chirombe and IJ Gould (England)
TV umpire - TJ Matibiri
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - LA Ngwenya

Match Notes


    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 32 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 11.6 overs (72 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 12, Younis Khan 36, Ex 2)
    • Younis Khan: 50 off 38 balls, 50 mins (7 x 4)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 18.6 overs (114 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 100/2 in 19.0 overs (Younis Khan 62, Misbah-ul-Haq 10)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (Younis Khan 31, Misbah-ul-Haq 20, Ex 0)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 30.4 overs (184 balls), Extras 2
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (Misbah-ul-Haq 28, Umar Akmal 22, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 181/4 in 37.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 50, Umar Akmal 22)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 56 balls, 86 mins (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 41.5 overs (251 balls), Extras 3
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0 (Batting side - 38 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 247/7 in 50.0 overs (Sohail Tanvir 17, Saeed Ajmal 1)
    • Zimbabwe innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 15 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 12.5 overs (77 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 67/2 in 17.0 overs (V Sibanda 43, BRM Taylor 4)
    • V Sibanda: 50 off 68 balls, 85 mins (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 24.4 overs (148 balls), Extras 4
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (V Sibanda 34, BRM Taylor 16, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 134/3 in 33.0 overs (BRM Taylor 31, T Taibu 9)
    • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 35.4 overs (214 balls), Extras 5
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (BRM Taylor 26, T Taibu 24, Ex 0)
    • BRM Taylor: 50 off 76 balls, 112 balls (2 x 4)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 42.1 - 47.0 (Batting side - 38 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 44.2 overs (266 balls), Extras 6
 
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