ICC World Cup, 17th Match, Group D: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Kingston, Mar 21, 2007
ICC World Cup - 17th match, Group D
Pakistan won by 93 runs (D/L method)
Played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica (neutral venue)
21 March 2007 (50-over match)

Kamran Akmal pushed up to open the innings with Imran Nazir. Christopher Mpofu will open the bowling.

9.27am At the end of the minute the two teams slowly break ranks. Zimbabwe go into a huddle - they will stay out in the middle - while Pakistan walk off. The umpires head to the middle.

9.25am The teams are out in middle. Pakistan, as expected, look very sombre and emotional. A minute's silence is about to start. This will not be easy for anyone ...

9.20am The teams will shortly come out to the middle to observe a minute's silence. The pitch, meanwhile, is brown and bereft of most of the grass. There are a few cracks but nothing that will interfere too much ... it should be a good batting track. "Whoever wins the toss will want to bat first," said Michael Holding. The perils of pre-recorded TV.

"It's a tough time for me," said a clearly emotional Inzamam-ul-Haq. "We will play our very best."

9.05am Zimbabwe have won the toss and stuck Pakistan in to bat.

One change in the Zimbabwe side, Gary Brent in for Anthony Ireland, while Pakistan leave out Azhar Mahmood and Mohammad Hafeez and in their place they have brought in Danish Kaneria and Shahid Afridi. This will be Afridi's first match since he completed his four-match ban.

Pakistan 1 Imran Nazir, 2 Shahid Afridi, 3 Younis Khan, 4 Mohammad Yousuf, 5 Inzamam-ul-Haq (capt), 6 Shoaib Malik, 7 Kamran Akmal (wk), 8 Mohammad Sami, 9 Rao Iftikar, 10 Umar Gul, 11 Danish Kaneria

Zimbabwe 1 Vusi Sibanda, 2 Friday Kasteni, 3 Chamu Chibhabha, 4 Stuart Matsikenyeri, 5 Brendan Taylor (wk), 6 Sean Williams, 7 Elton Chigumbura, 8 Prosper Utseya (capt), 9 Gary Brent, 10 Chris Mpofu, 11 Tawanda Mupariwa

9.00am Good morning and welcome to coverage of the Group D match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe. Given all that has happened in the last few days, it will be a subdued and emotional occasion for sure. On the field, while Pakistan are already eliminated, they will want to go out on a winning note for many reasons. Zimbabwe can still qualify if they can raise their game and win this match, but they will still need to win well to boost their Net Run Rate if they are to pip Ireland to the Super Eight stage.

0.1

Mpofu to Kamran Akmal, no run, full but outside the off stump, pushed firmly to cover

0.1

Mpofu to Kamran Akmal, no run, and he starts on leg stump, a bit of a loosener there from Gul and it's worked calmly into the leg side

0.2

Mpofu to Kamran Akmal, no run, full, on off stump, a sniff of awayswing, driven to mid-off

0.2

Mpofu to Kamran Akmal, no run, 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

Dreadful stroke, and it's 0 for 1

0.3

Mpofu to Kamran Akmal, no run, short of a length, Akmal goes back and stands on his toes to play an immaculate backward defensive shot

0.4

Mpofu to Kamran Akmal, no run, short, pushed hard into the covers, Sean Williams dives to his right to claw the ball back as it seemed to have beaten his dive

0.5

Mpofu to Kamran Akmal, no run, slightly short and kept a little low, Akmal back and pushes into the off side

0.6

Mpofu to Kamran Akmal, no run, wide, hammered hard but Williams again makes a good stop - it was right at him at cover but he got his body behind that and was on his feet with the ball in a flash

Good maiden over to start.

End of over 1 (maiden) Pakistan 0/0

    • Kamran Akmal 0 (6b)
    • Imran Nazir 0 (0b)
    • CB Mpofu 1-1-0-0

Tawanda Mupariwa opening up from the other end. He runs in, loses his footing, and pulls out of the delivery ... here he comes again ...

1.1

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, full, on off stump, Nazir blocks it firmly up to mid-off

1.2

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, 1 run, angled bat to third man, a little outswing and a bit of bounce surprised, but he got over the ball and kept it on the ground

Two slips in place.

1.3

Mupariwa to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, Akmal off the mark, but not convincingly. He looked to flick through the off side but got a thick edge and the ball bobbled down to long leg

1.4

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, Nazir reaches for that, prodding the ball to point

1.5

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, punched off the back foot, a quick call of "no" as they realise Williams is the fielder in the covers

1.6

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, outside off stump and left alone

A lovely, sunny day but once again not many punters in the stands. It's early, however ...

End of over 2 (2 runs) Pakistan 2/0

    • Imran Nazir 1 (5b)
    • Kamran Akmal 1 (7b)
    • T Mupariwa 1-0-2-0
    • CB Mpofu 1-1-0-0
2.1

Mpofu to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, short, pulled, not timed, a yard to the left of a diving midwicket. Uppish and not controlled. He needed more height on that ...

2.2

Mpofu to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, down the leg side and an easy call for the umpire

2.2

Mpofu to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, uppish backfoot drive in the air through gully

2.3

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, no run, solid forward defensive shot back down the pitch

2.4

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, FOUR, textbook cover drive, superbly placed and four all the way ... the batsmen barely bothered running

2.5

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, another drive, but not as well timed, it still finds the gap and they run two as Gary Brent slides and throws

2.6

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, FOUR, this time Mpofu drops it too short - still outside off stump - and the ball is smacked into another gap, four more and not a good over from Mpofu

End of over 3 (14 runs) Pakistan 16/0

    • Imran Nazir 11 (9b 2x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 4 (9b)
    • CB Mpofu 2-1-14-0
    • T Mupariwa 1-0-2-0
3.1

Mupariwa to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, forward, a thick inside edge down to long leg, lots of "oohs" from the fielders

3.2

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, full, driven back at Mupariwa who is down well to field the ball at his feet

3.3

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, 1 run, forward defensive, another inside edge which squirts to square leg

3.4

Mupariwa to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, seamed in, tip and run into the leg side, a sharp single and both Nazir and Utseya throw themselves full length at the striker's end ... the underarm misses the stumps but they collide anyway and end up in a heap

3.5

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, limp spar at one outside off stump, a poor shot, neither attacking nor defending

3.6

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, prodded into the off side

End of over 4 (3 runs) Pakistan 19/0

    • Imran Nazir 12 (13b 2x4)
    • Kamran Akmal 6 (11b)
    • T Mupariwa 2-0-5-0
    • CB Mpofu 2-1-14-0

Elton Chigumbura replaces the hapless Mpofu, who has bowled only two overs, but the last one was expensive.

4.1

Chigumbura to Kamran Akmal, no run, on the right line, back and blocked

4.2

Chigumbura to Kamran Akmal, (no ball) FOUR, very wide, a slashed drive flies high to the right of first slip and races to the rope. It was a no-ball but he would have played that shot regardless

4.2

Chigumbura to Kamran Akmal, no run, outside off stump, left alone, a hint of inswing but only after the ball was had passed the batsman

4.3

Chigumbura to Kamran Akmal, no run, solid defensive shot, everything right, into the covers

4.4

Chigumbura to Kamran Akmal, no run, wide, a bit more bounce than Akmal expected, and his backfoot swish met thin air

4.5

Chigumbura to Kamran Akmal, no run, good ball, met with another immaculate defensive block

4.6

Chigumbura to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, little more than a firm push to the left of mid-off, but Mpofu had ground to make up and that allowed the run

End of over 5 (6 runs) Pakistan 25/0

    • Kamran Akmal 11 (18b 1x4)
    • Imran Nazir 12 (13b 2x4)
    • E Chigumbura 1-0-6-0
    • T Mupariwa 2-0-5-0
5.1

Mupariwa to Kamran Akmal, no run, left outside the off stump. Biding his time ...

5.2

Mupariwa to Kamran Akmal, no run, decent line, back and blocked

5.3

Mupariwa to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, too full, in the slot, and Akmal punches that to the right of cover, never a chance of anyone catching that

5.4

Mupariwa to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide, overcorrection, sprayed wide down the leg side

5.4

Mupariwa to Kamran Akmal, no run, slower ball, solid block

5.5

Mupariwa to Kamran Akmal, no run, forward, opens the face of the bat and steers it straight to point

5.6

Mupariwa to Kamran Akmal, no run, Akmal back on his stumps, pushes gently to midwicket

End of over 6 (5 runs) Pakistan 30/0

    • Kamran Akmal 15 (24b 2x4)
    • Imran Nazir 12 (13b 2x4)
    • T Mupariwa 3-0-10-0
    • E Chigumbura 1-0-6-0
6.1

Chigumbura to Imran Nazir, 1 run, outside off, pushed with an open face to the man in the deep

6.2

Chigumbura to Kamran Akmal, no run, shortish and it got a bit bigger than Akmal thought, it rapped him on the glove and he headed towards square leg like a man who has shut his hand in the kitchen cupboard

6.3

Chigumbura to Kamran Akmal, OUT, 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

Kamran Akmal c †Taylor b Chigumbura 15 (30m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.69

Shoaib Malik promoted to No. 3. That was a poor shot by Akmal, schoolboy footwork and he ended up playing the ball well away from his body.

6.4

Chigumbura to Shoaib Malik, no run, same line but Malik not remotely tempted

6.5

Chigumbura to Shoaib Malik, no run, slightly shot, well played into the covers, Malik over it

6.6

Chigumbura to Shoaib Malik, no run, full, driven on the bounce back to the bowler

End of over 7 (1 run) Pakistan 31/1

    • Shoaib Malik 0 (3b)
    • Imran Nazir 13 (14b 2x4)
    • E Chigumbura 2-0-7-1
    • T Mupariwa 3-0-10-0

One of the slips has gone to gully.

7.1

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, confident defensive push to cover

7.2

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, tight line, again no room for anything other than a block

7.3

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, gentle inswing, Nazir cramped and he can only squeeze the ball into the leg side where Utseya races in to end any thoughts of a run

7.4

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, right forward, bat and pad jammed together

7.5

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, again enough inswing to cause the batsman to think, and he plays the ball to mid-off

7.6

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, firm drive back at the bowler's feet, he drops down, almost diving forward, and stops the ball with a combination of hands, body and legs. Effective but not gainly

End of over 8 (maiden) Pakistan 31/1

    • Imran Nazir 13 (20b 2x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 0 (3b)
    • T Mupariwa 4-1-10-0
    • E Chigumbura 2-0-7-1
8.1

Chigumbura to Shoaib Malik, no run, dainty on drive, one foot in the air as he walks into it, but mid-on fields with ease

8.2

Chigumbura to Shoaib Malik, no run, full on middle stump, flicked drive to mid-on

8.3

Chigumbura to Shoaib Malik, no run, groundhog day ... another flowery drive to mid-on. He is finding the fielder with impressive regularity

8.4

Chigumbura to Shoaib Malik, no run, effort ball - 84mph - wide of off stump and left alone

8.5

Chigumbura to Shoaib Malik, no run, forward, not quite right there, but it did the job

8.6

Chigumbura to Shoaib Malik, no run, that one kept a tad low, Malik jabbed down it well

End of over 9 (maiden) Pakistan 31/1

    • Shoaib Malik 0 (9b)
    • Imran Nazir 13 (20b 2x4)
    • E Chigumbura 3-1-7-1
    • T Mupariwa 4-1-10-0
9.1

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, short and wide, Nazir threw the kitchen sink at that and missed

9.2

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, pushed to cover, Nazir took a step down the track and then thought better of trying for the quick single

9.3

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, short and wide once more, and Nazir again tries to hit the cover off the ball. This time he connects, but utterly mistimes his shot and it dribbles up to mid-off when he was aiming square

9.4

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, good delivery, full and straight, plopped out into the leg side

9.5

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, 3 runs, finally he finds the meat, stepping back and hitting a rasping drive through the covers. It pulls up just short, but a good stroke

9.6

Mupariwa to Shoaib Malik, no run, Malik back and into line

End of over 10 (3 runs) Pakistan 34/1

    • Shoaib Malik 0 (10b)
    • Imran Nazir 16 (25b 2x4)
    • T Mupariwa 5-1-13-0
    • E Chigumbura 3-1-7-1

Powerplay ... and I was about to hand over to Will Luke but he decides to pop out for a fag. Can you imagine Richie doing that just as his stint in the box is due to start?

10.1

Chigumbura to Imran Nazir, no run, blocked to cover

10.2

Chigumbura to Imran Nazir, FOUR, slashed drive, in the air down to third man and it falls a inch short of Gary Brent who had raced in to try for what would have been a great catch

10.3

Chigumbura to Imran Nazir, no run, slower ball, Nazir cuts at air and the ball bobbles through to Taylor

10.4

Chigumbura to Imran Nazir, FOUR, too full, Nazir leans into that and smashes the ball high over extra cover

10.5

Chigumbura to Imran Nazir, 1 run, tip and run to cover, a quick call of yes, Chibhabha races in and throws at the stumps at the bowler's end ... he misses with Nazir a yard short and a wild throw is well gathered by the man backing up

10.6

Chigumbura to Shoaib Malik, no run, a low-key end to the over, blocked

Will returns, no hint of embarrassment. He's been sent to get some biscuits ...

End of over 11 (9 runs) Pakistan 43/1

    • Shoaib Malik 0 (11b)
    • Imran Nazir 25 (30b 4x4)
    • E Chigumbura 4-1-16-1
    • T Mupariwa 5-1-13-0
11.1

Brent to Imran Nazir, no run, wide and a massive and rather wild heave which misses by some way ... that would have been a great shot had the ball been two feet straighter

11.2

Brent to Imran Nazir, no run, much better line, solid defensive shot, quite a contrast to the previous stroke

11.3

Brent to Imran Nazir, SIX, that's what we expect ... two steps down the track and he smashes that ball over midwicket, it clears the rope by a foot or two ... so he clearly didn't middle it

Brent is not quick enough and Taylor has to stand up to stop the batsmen using their feet.

And he does!

11.4

Brent to Imran Nazir, no run, forward defensive from the crease

11.5

Brent to Imran Nazir, no run, turned to midwicket

11.6

Brent to Imran Nazir, no run, massive shout for leg-before and you can see why ... it was through a defensive prod, it hit him halfway up and looked to be taking out leg stump

Hawkeye says that was smacking into middle and leg ...

End of over 12 (6 runs) Pakistan 49/1

    • Imran Nazir 31 (36b 4x4 1x6)
    • Shoaib Malik 0 (11b)
    • GB Brent 1-0-6-0
    • E Chigumbura 4-1-16-1

Mpofu back on for another attempt ...

12.1

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, no run, short and Malik, a little surprised, had to jerk his head out of the way as that climbed on him. It actually cleared his head, and he was jumping as well

12.2

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, turned behind square on the leg, they completed an easy two even though the fielder did not have too far to run

12.3

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, no run, outside off stump, left alone

12.4

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, no run, full, straight drive, Mpofu drops his right hand down to field

12.5

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, whipped off middle and leg, two easy runs to the man in the deep

12.6

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, no run, just short of a length, Malik back and meets the ball with a dead bat

End of over 13 (4 runs) Pakistan 53/1

    • Shoaib Malik 4 (17b)
    • Imran Nazir 31 (36b 4x4 1x6)
    • CB Mpofu 3-1-18-0
    • GB Brent 1-0-6-0
13.1

Brent to Imran Nazir, 5 wides, wild down the leg side, and even a better keeper than Taylor would have struggled with that. Standing up, he had no chance

13.1

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, cut to point, some hesitation and he had to scramble to complete the run as Williams came in and shied at the bowler's end stumps

13.2

Brent to Shoaib Malik, no run, pushed block to cover

13.3

Brent to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, up and over drive, Matsikenyeri at mid-on is up and so has to run back and was never going to get the ball

13.4

Brent to Shoaib Malik, SIX, that one was middled, swatted disdainfully over cow corner, and some

13.5

Brent to Shoaib Malik, no run, outside off and Malik opts late to leave it

13.6

Brent to Shoaib Malik, no run, defensive push into the covers. An expensive start for Brent, 14 off the over

End of over 14 (14 runs) Pakistan 67/1

    • Shoaib Malik 12 (22b 1x6)
    • Imran Nazir 32 (37b 4x4 1x6)
    • GB Brent 2-0-20-0
    • CB Mpofu 3-1-18-0

And for the fifth over in a row they have missed the first ball of the over so they can cram in an extra mindless advert.

14.1

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, no run, outside off, left alone ... we think!

14.2

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, 1 run, Nazir shapes to pull a short one, gets a top edge, and takes a blow in the helmet for his pains

14.3

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, no run, into the leg side

14.4

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, two steps, a shimmy to leg, and that one almost cleared the rope over long-on, even without any real follow through

14.5

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, no run, Mpofu back with a good ball, on the spot

14.6

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, no run, into the off side, finds the fielder and not the gap

Super thanks, Martin, marvellous stint there. A very good afternoon to all. I am Henry Blofeld in disguise, although without the pigeons. Yet.

And now, stinking of stale tobacco, it's Will Luke.

End of over 15 (5 runs) Pakistan 72/1

    • Shoaib Malik 16 (26b 1x4 1x6)
    • Imran Nazir 33 (39b 4x4 1x6)
    • CB Mpofu 4-1-23-0
    • GB Brent 2-0-20-0

Wicketkeeper up to the stumps

15.1

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, on a good length and it's pushed out to over - oh, good, quick bit of running there

15.2

Brent to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, just short of a length this time, also hurrying onto the batsman who was in two minds, eventually deciding to cut it off the back foot

15.3

Brent to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, short, wide and flayed on the front foot, ungainly so, over point and wide of third man who sprints to his right and makes a good stop

15.4

Brent to Imran Nazir, no run, much better line this time, swinging into the batsman - fuller length, too - who comes forward solidly, head over the ball, defending it watchfully

15.5

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, down the leg side - good piece of work from the keeper, shuffling to his left and whipping off the bails in a vain attempt to distract the umpire...but it's a wide

15.5

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, ooh, not a great shot; slashed on the up, over point and again wide of third man. Not fully in control of that shot. In fact, no control

15.6

Brent to Shoaib Malik, no run, very nicely bowled - an excellent length, pushed out to cover. But again his feet weren't moving and again he wasn't fully in control of the shot

End of over 16 (6 runs) Pakistan 78/1

    • Shoaib Malik 17 (28b 1x4 1x6)
    • Imran Nazir 37 (43b 4x4 1x6)
    • GB Brent 3-0-26-0
    • CB Mpofu 4-1-23-0

Drinks out in the middle. And they're still drinking. Pampered lot...

16.1

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, no run, edging into the right hander, spitting up on him too, and he defends it to leg off the back foot

16.2

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, no run, again short of a length, just short of a length and cutting back into the batsman who defends off the back foot with a straight bat

16.3

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, 1 run, full and straight, he comes forward pushing it out to cover and they scamper a single

16.4

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, no run, short of a length and pushed out into the covers

16.5

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, no run, skips down the pitch and the bowler sees him coming, sends it down short and wide. And he misses it spectacularly

16.6

Mpofu to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, oh, that's delightful as Blowers would say. On the front foot and elegantly creamed through cover for an emphatic, pleasing four

End of over 17 (5 runs) Pakistan 83/1

    • Shoaib Malik 21 (31b 2x4 1x6)
    • Imran Nazir 38 (46b 4x4 1x6)
    • CB Mpofu 5-1-28-0
    • GB Brent 3-0-26-0

Sean Williams into the attack, over the wicket

17.1

Williams to Imran Nazir, no run, short of a length, flat, and quick, it's defended off the back foot

17.2

Williams to Imran Nazir, FOUR, far too short and straight, on middle, and Nazir simply rocks back with all the time in the world, hammering it in front of square. No stopping that

17.3

Williams to Imran Nazir, 1 run, a slightly fuller length but Nazir's in fine touch now, just dabbing this into the off side and they sprint a single

17.4

Williams to Shoaib Malik, OUT, 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

Shoaib Malik c Chibhabha b Williams 21 (51m 32b 2x4 1x6) SR: 65.62

Inzamam-ul-Haq out to the middle for his final appearance in one-dayers. He looks understandably sombre and receives a warm welcome from the small crowd

17.5

Williams to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, right back in his crease, Inzamam whips it to leg, timing it very nicely but straight to midwicket

Incidentally, Williams is still over the wicket to the new batsman

17.6

Williams to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, full, flat and just a little wide of his leg stump, Inzamam nudges it away

End of over 18 (5 runs) Pakistan 88/2

    • Inzamam-ul-Haq 0 (2b)
    • Imran Nazir 43 (49b 5x4 1x6)
    • SC Williams 1-0-5-1
    • CB Mpofu 5-1-28-0
18.1

Chigumbura to Imran Nazir, 1 run, a rather ugly, loose ball - short and wide - which takes the batsman by surprise somewhat. Tries to cut it but can only smack it into the ground and it bobbles into the covers for a single

18.2

Chigumbura to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, short, straight bouncer which Inzamam evades with ease, just turning his head

18.3

Chigumbura to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 2 runs, on leg stump and Inzamam heaves at it, massively, sending it aerially through midwicket

18.4

Chigumbura to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, short and straight but he's quickly back onto his stumps, pulling it powerfully to the man at deep square leg

Lots of intent shown by Inzamam here

18.5

Chigumbura to Imran Nazir, no run, rather too full to be cutting. But he cuts nonetheless without timing

18.6

Chigumbura to Imran Nazir, FOUR, and he has absolutely laced that off the back foot, in front of square - so hard, in fact, that the camera has trouble tracking it

Gorgeous, authoritative shot from Malik

End of over 19 (8 runs) Pakistan 96/2

    • Imran Nazir 48 (52b 6x4 1x6)
    • Inzamam-ul-Haq 3 (5b)
    • E Chigumbura 5-1-24-1
    • SC Williams 1-0-5-1

Over the wicket still for Williams

19.1

Williams to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, on leg stump, Inzamam comes forward to pad it away

19.2

Williams to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, ever so slightly straighter and fuller, allowing Inzamam to sweep, which he does very cleanly, straight to deep square leg

19.3

Williams to Imran Nazir, no run, firmly blocked out on the front foot

Good pace from Williams here

19.4

Williams to Imran Nazir, no run, and a good line, too, just on leg stump - not quite an Ashley Giles line - and it's defended

19.5

Williams to Imran Nazir, 1 run, worked around the corner. Will he come back for two? No...not with Inzy there

19.6

Williams to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, just short enough to cut and Inzamam - so quick on his feet - steps back and clunks it hard to cover. Too hard, in fact, to steal a run

End of over 20 (2 runs) Pakistan 98/2

    • Inzamam-ul-Haq 4 (8b)
    • Imran Nazir 49 (55b 6x4 1x6)
    • SC Williams 2-0-7-1
    • E Chigumbura 5-1-24-1

Utseya into the attack around the wicket

20.1

Utseya to Imran Nazir, no run, half a shout for lbw as he sweeps around the corner

20.2

Utseya to Imran Nazir, 1 run, too full and straight, easily clipped to long-on with a touch of lazy class there

And there's his fifty - his tenth in one-dayers

20.3

Utseya to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushed to cover

20.4

Utseya to Inzamam-ul-Haq, SIX, well, that is quite enourmous. A skip down the pitch and he smacks it over long-on for a superb six

He really timed that

20.5

Utseya to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, just nudges this for a single

20.6

Utseya to Imran Nazir, no run, on off stump, padded away - half a shout for lbw but he was well outside the line

End of over 21 (8 runs) Pakistan 106/2

    • Imran Nazir 50 (58b 6x4 1x6)
    • Inzamam-ul-Haq 11 (11b 1x6)
    • P Utseya 1-0-8-0
    • SC Williams 2-0-7-1
21.1

Williams to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, on leg stump and Inzamam is watchful in defence

21.2

Williams to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, on middle stump, swept with typical Inzamam timing and power to the vacant deep square leg, but a great piece of fielding prevents four

21.3

Williams to Imran Nazir, 1 run, short of a length, clunked off the back foot to cover and they steal a single

21.4

Williams to Inzamam-ul-Haq, SIX, huge power from Inzamam, quite magnificent. Half a step down the pitch and he times it, quite brilliantly, over long-off for a flat, terrifying six

21.5

Williams to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, nudged to leg

21.6

Williams to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 no ball, flat and straight - but a no ball

21.6

Williams to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defended on the front foot

End of over 22 (9 runs) Pakistan 115/2

    • Inzamam-ul-Haq 18 (17b 2x6)
    • Imran Nazir 51 (59b 6x4 1x6)
    • SC Williams 3-0-16-1
    • P Utseya 1-0-8-0
22.1

Utseya to Imran Nazir, no run, defended on the front foot

22.2

Utseya to Imran Nazir, no run, turned around the corner neatly

22.3

Utseya to Imran Nazir, 1 run, ooh, didn't get hold of that. Down the pitch, trying to smash it over long-on but got a thick inside edge and it fell short of deep midwicket

22.4

Utseya to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, superb shot, swept down to the vacant fine leg. So well placed by Inzamam

22.5

Utseya to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, and he simply pushes this into the gap at cover for another single

This is a wonderful little innings so far from Inzy

22.6

Utseya to Imran Nazir, 1 run, and he tries to do an Inzamam, slogging across the line, but again he can't time it and it bobbles out meekly to midwicket

End of over 23 (7 runs) Pakistan 122/2

    • Imran Nazir 53 (63b 6x4 1x6)
    • Inzamam-ul-Haq 23 (19b 1x4 2x6)
    • P Utseya 2-0-15-0
    • SC Williams 3-0-16-1

Plenty of noise and cheer in the crowd. The fun police haven't confiscated the trumpets yet

23.1

Chibhabha to Imran Nazir, FOUR, too short, Nazir sees it quickly and pulls it behind square for four. Hit in the air, but into the gap. Neatly played

23.2

Chibhabha to Imran Nazir, 1 run, hurries onto Nazir but he's quick to rock back, turning his wrists to flick the ball to leg

Pakistan really are on the march now

23.3

Chibhabha to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, short again, Inzamam - in this mood, he can't resist - hooks it, gets a top-edge and it falls just short of the two men behind square

23.4

Chibhabha to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, turned to leg

23.5

Chibhabha to Imran Nazir, 1 run, too short, but he gets away with it as Nazir's pull is mistimed

23.6

Chibhabha to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, ooh ouch. I think that's hit Inzamam in the midriff

End of over 24 (12 runs) Pakistan 134/2

    • Inzamam-ul-Haq 28 (22b 2x4 2x6)
    • Imran Nazir 59 (66b 7x4 1x6)
    • CJ Chibhabha 1-0-11-0
    • P Utseya 2-0-15-0
24.1

Utseya to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, Inzamam tries to cut this with savage power but can't time it

24.2

Utseya to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, flat and quick, too quick, and it's pushed to leg without timing

24.3

Utseya to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, flat again - this is clever bowling - and Inzamam pushes it off the back foot to mid-on

24.4

Utseya to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, a full toss which Inzy doesn't read, meekly pushing it back to the bowler

24.5

Utseya to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 wide, sees Inzamam coming who runs down the pitch with furious intent, the ball spearing down the leg side

24.5

Utseya to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, beautiful wrists there, turning it through midwicket

24.6

Utseya to Imran Nazir, 1 run

End of over 25 (3 runs) Pakistan 137/2

    • Imran Nazir 60 (67b 7x4 1x6)
    • Inzamam-ul-Haq 29 (27b 2x4 2x6)
    • P Utseya 3-0-18-0
    • CJ Chibhabha 1-0-11-0
25.1

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, a touch too short, rising on the batsman who plays it to leg - immediately wants a single, but Inzamam isn't moving

25.2

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, 1 run, too straight this time and it is neatly turned to leg

25.3

Mupariwa to Inzamam-ul-Haq, SIX, magnificent! Shot of the day, in my book. On leg stump and he just swung through the line, picked it up with languid ease over midwicket for another six

25.4

Mupariwa to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, a better length this time, on off stump. Inzamam defends

25.5

Mupariwa to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, well bowled. A slower ball but the batsman is up to the task, defended it on the front foot

25.6

Mupariwa to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, crashed to cover. But straight to cover

End of over 26 (7 runs) Pakistan 144/2

    • Inzamam-ul-Haq 35 (31b 2x4 3x6)
    • Imran Nazir 61 (69b 7x4 1x6)
    • T Mupariwa 6-1-20-0
    • P Utseya 3-0-18-0
26.1

Utseya to Imran Nazir, no run, aggressive intent from Nazir, skipping down the pitch to "do an Inzamam" but he can't. Drags across the line

26.2

Utseya to Imran Nazir, no run, pushed back to the bowler

26.3

Utseya to Imran Nazir, SIX, lucky...lucky. Done in the flight, Nazir mistimes it over the bowlers head and it just creeps over for six

26.4

Utseya to Imran Nazir, FOUR, an ungainly - well, it was ugly to be honest - heave across the line and it races for four through midwicket

26.5

Utseya to Imran Nazir, 1 run, on off stump, he steps across to meet the line and whips it to leg. Lovely shot

26.6

Utseya to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, crisply pinged to mid-off

End of over 27 (12 runs) Pakistan 156/2

    • Inzamam-ul-Haq 36 (32b 2x4 3x6)
    • Imran Nazir 72 (74b 8x4 2x6)
    • P Utseya 4-0-30-0
    • T Mupariwa 6-1-20-0
27.1

Mupariwa to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length which rises on Inzamam, causing him to defend it when he really wanted to hit it back down the ground

27.2

Mupariwa to Inzamam-ul-Haq, 1 run, punched to cover, without really timing it

27.3

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, 1 run, turned to leg

27.4

Mupariwa to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT, 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

Inzamam-ul-Haq c Williams b Mupariwa 37 (32m 35b 2x4 3x6) SR: 105.71

And he gets a big standing ovation; each Zimbabwe player jogs over to shake his hand. And as he raises his bat, his Pakistan side all come down to greet their captain who, by now, is in tears. He takes his helmet off, acknowledges the crowd while wiping the tears dry. And 15 years ago today, Inzamam scored 60 off 37 balls to help Pakistan win the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand

27.5

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, 1 run, pushed to leg

27.6

Mupariwa to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, and it's nudged away to end the over

End of over 28 (3 runs) Pakistan 159/3

    • Mohammad Yousuf 0 (1b)
    • Imran Nazir 74 (76b 8x4 2x6)
    • T Mupariwa 7-1-23-1
    • P Utseya 4-0-30-0
28.1

Brent to Imran Nazir, no run, and it's pushed out into the covers, without really timing it

28.2

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, far too short, crashed through cover - timed it beautifully but straight to the sweeper on the fence

28.3

Brent to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, excellent ball on middle-and-off, full too, and defended on the front foot

28.4

Brent to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, just short of a good length, the batsman rocks back and turns his wrists, nurdling it to leg

28.5

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, outside off, flayed with a flourish off the outside edge down to Sibanda at third man

28.6

Brent to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, good end to the over, on off stump and it's calmly, watchfully defended

End of over 29 (3 runs) Pakistan 162/3

    • Mohammad Yousuf 1 (4b)
    • Imran Nazir 76 (79b 8x4 2x6)
    • GB Brent 4-0-29-0
    • T Mupariwa 7-1-23-1
29.1

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, ooh big shout there as he's trapped in front - looked very close but Hawkeye suggests the ball was going over the top

29.2

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, FOUR, just drifting a touch down the leg side, Nazir flicks powerfully down to fine leg for four

29.3

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, 1 run, close! Very, very close as Nazir came forward to defend, with a wafty, airy blade and got a thick inside edge

29.4

Mupariwa to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, wafty defence again, this time from Yousuf, just hanging the bat out to dry and it passes through to the wicketkeeper

29.5

Mupariwa to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, but he defends solidly this time, off the back foot with his head right over the ball. Much better

29.6

Mupariwa to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, gorgeously flicked off his pads, flamingo-style - beautifully played

Talking of flamingos, here's my boss, Martin Williamson, for another stint. Over to you

End of over 30 (6 runs) Pakistan 168/3

    • Mohammad Yousuf 2 (7b)
    • Imran Nazir 81 (82b 9x4 2x6)
    • T Mupariwa 8-1-29-1
    • GB Brent 4-0-29-0

Thanks, Will. Lots of emails chastising him for smoking ... keep it going.

30.1

Brent to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, back, across and run to point

30.2

Brent to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, sweetly and deftly steered through where slip would usually be

30.3

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, dropped ... hit very high and straight to Kasteni at deep backward square leg, ten yards inside the rope and he never had to move. He did everything right, except catch it

30.4

Brent to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, 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

Mohammad Yousuf c & b Brent 3 (12m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

30.5

Brent to Younis Khan, 1 run, short outside off, push and run to cover, they take on Williams' arm and win

30.6

Brent to Imran Nazir, FOUR, short, wide, and got exactly what it deserved, smacked through extra cover with added vim

End of over 31 (7 runs) Pakistan 175/4

    • Imran Nazir 86 (84b 10x4 2x6)
    • Younis Khan 1 (1b)
    • GB Brent 5-0-36-1
    • T Mupariwa 8-1-29-1

Afridi still to come ... Sean Williams into the attack for bowling change No. 10.

31.1

Williams to Younis Khan, 1 run, back, pushed towards point for a well-run single

31.2

Williams to Imran Nazir, FOUR, he takes a step forward, and then rocks back and pulls the ball wide of midwicket

31.3

Williams to Imran Nazir, 1 run, waits and then runs in behind square on the leg

31.4

Williams to Younis Khan, no run, right back on his stumps and blocks

31.5

Williams to Younis Khan, no run, waits, watches, and turns to leg, but this time no run

31.6

Williams to Younis Khan, no run, leans forward and pushes firmly to mid-on

End of over 32 (6 runs) Pakistan 181/4

    • Younis Khan 2 (5b)
    • Imran Nazir 91 (86b 11x4 2x6)
    • SC Williams 4-0-22-1
    • GB Brent 5-0-36-1
32.1

Brent to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, inside edge, through Taylor on the leg side - not a catch - and goes very fine

32.2

Brent to Imran Nazir, no run, outside off, looks to cut but misses and well taken

32.3

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, slow - very slow - yorker, too wide, dug out to cover

32.4

Brent to Younis Khan, 1 run, punched off the back foot to mid-on

And it's raining ... and the sun's out

32.5

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, pushed to cover, an easy one, and cover's throw, which was no more than a flick back to Taylor, goes way beyond the keeper but backing up is good

32.6

Brent to Younis Khan, no run, Younis has to stretch to reach that - it would have been a wide - and squeezes it to cover

End of over 33 (5 runs) Pakistan 186/4

    • Younis Khan 3 (7b)
    • Imran Nazir 95 (90b 11x4 2x6)
    • GB Brent 6-0-41-1
    • SC Williams 4-0-22-1
33.1

Williams to Imran Nazir, 1 run, short, pulled to longish-on who made good ground to get that

33.2

Williams to Younis Khan, 1 run, back, waits and then pushes into space. Good batting

33.3

Williams to Imran Nazir, 1 run, again happy to go back and wait for the ball, and then flick it into space on the leg

33.4

Williams to Younis Khan, 2 runs, too short, he steps back and cuts that through point, to the left of the sweeper and that allowed them to come back for the second

33.5

Williams to Younis Khan, no run, prodded limply to cover

33.6

Williams to Younis Khan, 1 run, deftly flicked round the corner

And it's time for another drinks interval.

End of over 34 (6 runs) Pakistan 192/4

    • Younis Khan 7 (11b)
    • Imran Nazir 97 (92b 11x4 2x6)
    • SC Williams 5-0-28-1
    • GB Brent 6-0-41-1

Good news is that the rain has stopped - it was short-lived. In the other match, Sri Lanka are 229 for 2 in the 41st over against Bangladesh. Brent to resume ...

34.1

Brent to Younis Khan, 1 run, firm punch to the sweeper on the boundary

34.2

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, well hit to the sweeper

34.3

Brent to Younis Khan, no run, to cover, a loud shout of no as they spit Williams rushing in

34.4

Brent to Younis Khan, 1 run, crisp poke to point

34.5

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, flicked into the leg side to take him to 99

34.6

Brent to Younis Khan, no run, back, paddled to midwicket

End of over 35 (4 runs) Pakistan 196/4

    • Younis Khan 9 (15b)
    • Imran Nazir 99 (94b 11x4 2x6)
    • GB Brent 7-0-45-1
    • SC Williams 5-0-28-1

Bowling change No. 11. Mpofu on for his third spell. Men come in to save the one with Nazir on 99

35.1

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, 1 run, drops the ball into the off side, it goes almost nowhere, but both men are off like greyhounds and Williams, quick as he is, can't prevent the single

That's his second ODI ton from 95 balls. And both have come against Zimbabwe in the Caribbean! The last was April 15, 2000.

35.2

Mpofu to Younis Khan, no run, into the covers. nothing to Williams this time, it was hit too hard

35.3

Mpofu to Younis Khan, no run, leans back and cracks the ball, but once again Williams is in the right place

35.4

Mpofu to Younis Khan, no run, steered straight to the man at backward point

35.5

Mpofu to Younis Khan, SIX, one step to off and launched many a mile over straight midwicket ... he put everything into that and it cleared the rope by about ten rows

35.6

Mpofu to Younis Khan, 1 run, seamed back as he tried to cut, it clattered into his gloves but ran slowly into the slip area and Taylor could not prevent the single

End of over 36 (8 runs) Pakistan 204/4

    • Younis Khan 16 (20b 1x6)
    • Imran Nazir 100 (95b 11x4 2x6)
    • CB Mpofu 6-1-36-0
    • GB Brent 7-0-45-1

Bowling change No.12. Utseya ...

36.1

Utseya to Younis Khan, no run, good length, blocked

36.2

Utseya to Younis Khan, 1 run, dead batted into the covers, and easy one

36.3

Utseya to Imran Nazir, no run, steps back and wristily whips the ball of the stumps behind square on the leg. A high-risk shot ...

36.4

Utseya to Imran Nazir, no run, driven off the back foot and a diving stop by the sub, Dabengwa, in the covers. It bounced kindly for him, but an athletic save

36.5

Utseya to Imran Nazir, no run, ill-timed drive which bounces back to the bowler

36.6

Utseya to Imran Nazir, no run, super yorker, drifting into the right hander and he has to settle for digging the ball out

End of over 37 (1 run) Pakistan 205/4

    • Imran Nazir 100 (99b 11x4 2x6)
    • Younis Khan 17 (22b 1x6)
    • P Utseya 5-0-31-0
    • CB Mpofu 6-1-36-0
37.1

Mpofu to Younis Khan, FOUR, short, he went for the hook but it got too big on him, and he checked the shot but still got a top edge and it bumbled for a fine four (fine as in straight and not superb!)

37.2

Mpofu to Younis Khan, 1 run, Younis takes a stride, walks across his stumps and turns the ball to leg

37.3

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, SIX, one step to leg, and heaved over long-on, half a dozen rows back. That was clubbed not timed, but it was very effective

37.4

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, FOUR, full toss, Mpofu has lost his composure, and again clubbed, slightly squarer, but it rockets to the rope

37.5

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, slower ball, Nazir heaves but he was nowhere near it, and the umpire thinks it was wide enough to be called. Mpofu appealed but the noise was bat on ground

Well, there was noise and the bat wasn't near the ground. It looks as if it was bat, but the appeal was not really convincing

37.5

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, 1 run, remarkable shot, off the toe end of the bat - had he middled it it might still be travelling - and over the bowler, long-off round to field

37.6

Mpofu to Younis Khan, 1 run, wide, steered past backward point for a single

End of over 38 (18 runs) Pakistan 223/4

    • Younis Khan 23 (25b 1x4 1x6)
    • Imran Nazir 111 (102b 12x4 3x6)
    • CB Mpofu 7-1-54-0
    • P Utseya 5-0-31-0
38.1

Utseya to Younis Khan, 1 run, quick single into the off side, again close but these two are running well. The throw was wild anyway

Nazir is undergoing running repairs. The ball hit him on the glove as he completed that run and it hurt him ... and had it not hit, it would have probably been four overthrows. So a double blow.

38.2

Utseya to Imran Nazir, 1 run, half volley, driven uppishly but hard to long-off. Quite safe, quite effective

38.3

Utseya to Younis Khan, 1 run, worked into the leg-side open spaces, and there are plenty as Utseya looks to save boundaries

38.4

Utseya to Imran Nazir, SIX, slog-sweep with real power for a big six over square leg

38.5

Utseya to Imran Nazir, no run, gets in a bit of a mess and no run as the ball bobbles into the off

38.6

Utseya to Imran Nazir, SIX, another big blow, a step and a perfect straight drive, over Utseya and over the rope. The Pakistani big guns are now finding their range ... and they Afridi next man in!

End of over 39 (15 runs) Pakistan 238/4

    • Imran Nazir 124 (106b 12x4 5x6)
    • Younis Khan 25 (27b 1x4 1x6)
    • P Utseya 6-0-46-0
    • CB Mpofu 7-1-54-0
39.1

Williams to Younis Khan, 1 run, single to leg to get Nazir on strike

39.2

Williams to Imran Nazir, SIX, and that's why ... smashed from off stump over midwicket. That was in the perfect slot for him to play that shot

39.3

Williams to Imran Nazir, FOUR, late change of shot, quite delicately run off the face of the bat through the slips

39.4

Williams to Imran Nazir, 1 run, steps back and punches that to long-on

Pakistan have ten overs and they are already up to 250. It took 23 balls to get from 200 to 250!

39.5

Williams to Younis Khan, no run, dropped ... reverse sweep off the face of the bat into Taylor's gloves ... and out again

39.6

Williams to Younis Khan, 1 run, a tame end to a remarkable over, worked to the man in the deep on the off

End of over 40 (13 runs) Pakistan 251/4

    • Younis Khan 27 (30b 1x4 1x6)
    • Imran Nazir 135 (109b 13x4 6x6)
    • SC Williams 6-0-41-1
    • P Utseya 6-0-46-0

Mupariwa back on ..it's the .. well, about 40th .. bowling change

40.1

Mupariwa to Younis Khan, 1 run, OUT, 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

Younis Khan run out 28 (41m 31b 1x4 1x6) SR: 90.32

And now, to reduce the pressure on the bowlers, it's Shahid Afridi ...

40.2

Mupariwa to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, defensive push to cover, he was off for the run before he had hit the ball

40.3

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, SIX, dropped straight drive, hit high and hard, Chigumbura was under it, he took the catch but in doing so he stepped back over the rope, and only then did he toss the ball back onto the field. Trouble was, he was going backwards as he caught it and as such his momentum took him over the boundary

40.4

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, FOUR, slashed over cover, hit really hard and only one outcome

40.5

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, touch after tonking, clipped fine on the leg side

40.6

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, no run, push-block back to relieved bowler

End of over 41 (14 runs) Pakistan 265/5

    • Imran Nazir 147 (113b 14x4 7x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 1 (1b)
    • T Mupariwa 9-1-43-1
    • SC Williams 6-0-41-1

Gary Brent into the attack ...

41.1

Brent to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, pushed to cover, an easy run and Williams seems to have given up charging in all the time. He's rightly dropped a yard or two deeper and is concentrating on saving the big hits

41.2

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, prodded up to long-off

41.3

Brent to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full toss - with a cry of "Ahhh" from Brent - which is turned into space through midwicket

41.4

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, slower ball, spotted, and Nazir waits and works it to point

41.5

Brent to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, expansive slash, his feet where nowhere near the pitch of the ball, and it shoots over the absent slips. They came back for a second and should have struggled but Chigumbura's throw was wild

41.6

Brent to Shahid Afridi, no run, Afridi has one intention here, as his swing and miss shows

End of over 42 (6 runs) Pakistan 271/5

    • Shahid Afridi 5 (5b)
    • Imran Nazir 149 (115b 14x4 7x6)
    • GB Brent 8-0-51-1
    • T Mupariwa 9-1-43-1
42.1

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, 1 run, sweetly clipped to backward square leg. That;s his 150, 21 balls from 100 to 150.

42.2

Mupariwa to Shahid Afridi, SIX, Afridi launches a massive heaven-scraping hit over long-on. It came down with snow on it, ten rows back

42.3

Mupariwa to Shahid Afridi, no run, full toss, and a slower ball, and that's enough to deceive Afridi who swings and gets a thin edge into his body

Billy Bowden trots on with a box of whiter balls. Always seems to happen at this stage, and they quickly select a replacement and we're off again

42.4

Mupariwa to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, too full and a rasping off drive, perfectly placed

42.5

Mupariwa to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, tip and run into the off side

42.6

Mupariwa to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, slower ball, clubbed over midwicket, he didn't get hold of it and it stops 20 yards in from the rope. That's a shot which has brought him so many runs today

End of over 43 (14 runs) Pakistan 285/5

    • Imran Nazir 152 (117b 14x4 7x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 16 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • T Mupariwa 10-1-57-1
    • GB Brent 8-0-51-1
43.1

Brent to Shahid Afridi, OUT, slower ball ... so slow it needed motion detectors to track ... Afridi played all round it and was bowled round his legs

Shahid Afridi b Brent 16 (14m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

Mohammad Sami is the new man.

43.2

Brent to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, pushed to long-on, effortless and no power, but there are spaces everywhere

43.3

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, a rather tired heave, not really hit properly, and the ball scoots to long-on

43.4

Brent to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, flicked to long-on, he had to run in quickly to prevent a second

Nazir has made the highest one-day score in the Caribbean.

43.5

Brent to Imran Nazir, SIX, full toss, slammed out of the ground over wide long-on

43.6

Brent to Imran Nazir, 1 run, dropped driven to long-on, Chibhabha races in to try for the catch - he doesn't make it - technically a drop - but he saves the four, the ball shooting off his knee to long-off who completes the fielding

End of over 44 (10 runs) Pakistan 295/6

    • Imran Nazir 160 (120b 14x4 8x6)
    • Mohammad Sami 2 (2b)
    • GB Brent 9-0-61-2
    • T Mupariwa 10-1-57-1
44.1

Mpofu to Imran Nazir, OUT, 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

Imran Nazir c Matsikenyeri b Mpofu 160 (201m 121b 14x4 8x6) SR: 132.23

Awesome hitting from Nazir, who faced 121 balls and struck 14 fours and eight sixes. He leaves the field to a really warm reception.

44.2

Mpofu to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, driven to long-off

44.3

Mpofu to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, pushed towards long-on, no power and it needed midwicket to scurry round to prevent a second

44.4

Mpofu to Mohammad Sami, no run, wide and left ... this really is a case of after the Lord Mayor's Show

44.5

Mpofu to Mohammad Sami, no run, good length, Sami has to go back and his rather limp swish misses the ball by some way

44.6

Mpofu to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, mistimed drive, bobbles to midwicket

End of over 45 (3 runs) Pakistan 298/7

    • Mohammad Sami 4 (6b)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 1 (1b)
    • CB Mpofu 8-1-57-1
    • GB Brent 9-0-61-2
45.1

Brent to Mohammad Sami, no run, that one spat off a length and Taylor took the ball well as it beat the prod

45.2

Brent to Mohammad Sami, 1 wide, slow and wide ... too wide

45.2

Brent to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, another slower ball, driven to long-on. "Good work," chirrups Taylor

45.3

Brent to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, quicker, shorter, and Iftikhar has to hurry to fend the ball into the leg side

45.4

Brent to Mohammad Sami, no run, slower ball, a quite ugly heave which almost lifts the batsman off his feet, Taylor whips off the bails but no appeal

45.5

Brent to Mohammad Sami, OUT, 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

Mohammad Sami c Utseya b Brent 5 (12m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

The innings is ending in a bit of whimper, but the fireworks earlier have ensured this is a winning total.

45.6

Brent to Umar Gul, FOUR, Brent drifts to leg, sweetly clipped behind on the leg side and past the despairing dive of the man in on the one

For those who have been asking ... Nazir's eight sixes equals Ricky Ponting's record for an individual World Cup innings, set against India in the 2003 final at Johannesburg.

End of over 46 (7 runs) Pakistan 305/8

    • Umar Gul 4 (1b 1x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 2 (2b)
    • GB Brent 10-0-68-3
    • CB Mpofu 8-1-57-1
46.1

Mpofu to Iftikhar Anjum, FOUR, squeezed down to third man, the fielder is square and has a lot of ground to make up and the ball just beats his dive

46.2

Mpofu to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, checked drive over the bowler's head, safe and an easy one

46.3

Mpofu to Umar Gul, 1 run, dropped hit high to Williams at deep square leg, he gets right under it, tries to catch the ball in front of his face ... and drops it. That's a real shame, Williams has been the outstanding fielder for this side, and in the tournament so far

"It's Williams, he's out," bellowed Tony Cozier. The curse was on him from then on ...

46.4

Mpofu to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, pushed into the covers, an easy single

46.5

Mpofu to Umar Gul, FOUR, an amazing shot, driven on the up and the ball went as if out of a rocket, searing over extra cover for a one-bounce four

46.6

Mpofu to Umar Gul, no run, a dot ball to finish, straight and treated with respect

End of over 47 (11 runs) Pakistan 316/8

    • Umar Gul 9 (4b 2x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 8 (5b 1x4)
    • CB Mpofu 9-1-68-1
    • GB Brent 10-0-68-3
47.1

Chigumbura to Iftikhar Anjum, FOUR, class shot, befitting a top-order batsman, one step and driven on the half volley through the covers

47.2

Chigumbura to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 wide, banged in short and down the leg, a wide by either criteria

47.2

Chigumbura to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, paddled into the leg side

47.3

Chigumbura to Umar Gul, 1 run, flicked over midwicket, no backlift but a good connection, and it falls between the man in the deep and the one saving the single

47.4

Chigumbura to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, pushed to long-on

47.5

Chigumbura to Umar Gul, OUT, 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

Umar Gul b Chigumbura 10 (9m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

47.6

Chigumbura to Danish Kaneria, FOUR, bad ball, well played. A leg-side full toss, helped on its way

End of over 48 (12 runs) Pakistan 328/9

    • Danish Kaneria 4 (1b 1x4)
    • Iftikhar Anjum 14 (8b 2x4)
    • E Chigumbura 6-1-36-2
    • CB Mpofu 9-1-68-1
48.1

Mpofu to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, turned to midwicket, Williams picks ups, has time to set his sights, but his throw was wide. In fairness, he had one stump to aim at, no more

48.2

Mpofu to Danish Kaneria, 1 run, push and run to long-on

48.3

Mpofu to Iftikhar Anjum, 2 runs, steps to leg and drives that ball square - he had to reach for it - and two to the man in the deep

48.4

Mpofu to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, pushed to Williams at midwicket, again he is in well but his throw at the bowler's end misses the stumps. The batsman was trotting, almost you hit and I'm out

It's started raining again ...

48.5

Mpofu to Danish Kaneria, 1 leg bye, short and Kaneria takes a painful blow on his right shoulder as he aimed to swish it over midwicket

Kaneria grimacing and letting everyone know he is in pain. Nobody actually seems too bothered.

48.6

Mpofu to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, to sweeper, an easy single

End of over 49 (7 runs) Pakistan 335/9

    • Iftikhar Anjum 19 (12b 2x4)
    • Danish Kaneria 5 (3b 1x4)
    • CB Mpofu 10-1-74-1
    • E Chigumbura 6-1-36-2
49.1

Chigumbura to Iftikhar Anjum, 1 run, sweet drive to the cover boundary where Mpofu round quickly

49.2

Chigumbura to Danish Kaneria, 1 run, a jumpy prod to leg by Kaneria

49.3

Chigumbura to Iftikhar Anjum, SIX, utter class, one stride to off and nonchalantly flicked over the square-leg boundary for six. A shade of Viv Richards at Lord's in 1979 when he deposited Mike Hendrick into the Mound Stand

49.4

Chigumbura to Iftikhar Anjum, SIX, an even bigger hit, not as classy but just as effective, a full toss swiped over midwicket

49.5

Chigumbura to Iftikhar Anjum, OUT, cross-batted swipe which Matsikenyeri at cow corner takes with ease

Iftikhar Anjum c Matsikenyeri b Chigumbura 32 (25m 16b 2x4 2x6) SR: 200.00

Welcome back. Here come the players and it'll be Vusi Sibanda to take the first ball from Umar Gul.

The good news for Zimbabwe is that they have bowled Pakistan out within their 50 overs. However, 349 is Pakistan's highest World Cup score, and Zimbabwe will have to better their best score to win an ODI by more than 50 runs.

We will be back at 1.45pm (1845GMT) to see how Zimbabwe get on. In the meantime, check out Andrew McGlashan's bulletin and the match gallery

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