Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe, Only Test: Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Sep 1-5, 2011
Pakistan won by 7 wickets
1,2,3,4,5 September 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200
65.3

Sohail Khan to Ervine, no run, and he nearly gets out in a bizarre manner... it's a gift delivery on the pads, he misses, the ball hits the edge of the thigh pad, and rolls dangerously towards the stumps. Safe, though

65.4

Sohail Khan to Ervine, 1 run, closes the face on this short-of-a-length delivery to get a single square on the on side

Zimbabwe 177/4   CR Ervine 1* (2b)
66.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, 1 run, full toss outside leg, Ervine takes a single to long leg

Zimbabwe 178/4   CR Ervine 2* (3b)
67.5

Sohail Khan to Ervine, no run, back of a length, middle and off, defended back to the bowler

67.6

Sohail Khan to Ervine, no run, length ball, on the pads, finds midwicket

Zimbabwe 184/4   CR Ervine 2* (5b)
69.1

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, short of a length, angling across, pushed to cover

69.2

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, action replay of the previous delivery

69.3

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, full and wide, angling across, left alone

69.4

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, angled across him again, Ervine is not playing at those

69.5

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, short, angled across, Ervine keeps his bat inside the line

69.6

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, slower ball, loopy, really slow, about half his original pace, beats the bat outside off

Zimbabwe 188/4   CR Ervine 2* (11b)
71.1

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, FOUR, I'd like some of what Ervine drank during the break. Short of a length, not much room, but he stands tall and punches this between cover and mid-off

71.2

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, angled across, well wide, left alone

71.3

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, angled across, again wide enough to not play at it

71.4

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, 1 no ball, oversteps on this one, Ervine looks to defend a length ball, gets a soft edge that falls well short of slip

71.4

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, length ball, middle and leg, angling towards off, defended towards point

71.5

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, left alone outside off

71.6

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, straighter now, making him play, which he does with a dead bat

Zimbabwe 193/4   CR Ervine 6* (18b 1x4)
72.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, the doosra, the doosra... Ervine doesn't read it. Flighted outside off, he goes for the big drive, playing of course for an offbreak, this one then squeezes through the gap between bat and pad. Doesn't hit the stumps

72.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, left alone dangerously outside off, this one goes with the arm, would have hit the sixth stump... Akmal is excited

72.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, 1 leg bye, bat-pad, a quicker, sharper delivery, the inside edge hits the pad, and then lobs the forward short leg

Zimbabwe 195/4   CR Ervine 6* (21b 1x4)
73.1

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, short of a length, punched with an open face, can't beat cover

73.2

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, FOUR, soft hands keep this edge down... angled across him, Ervine leaves the bat hanging, takes the outside half of the bat, the b=face opens a touch too, and he gets four between slips and gully

73.3

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, no run, better now as he leaves this alone outside off

73.4

Aizaz Cheema to Ervine, 1 leg bye, worked off the pads for a single

Zimbabwe 200/4   CR Ervine 10* (25b 2x4)
74.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, FOUR, when in doubt against spin, sweep... simplistic but it works.. Ervine sweeps this powerfully, wide of deep backward square, gets four

74.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, pushes forward to defend this offbreak outside off

74.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, angling in, hits the pad, but is headed down the leg side

74.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, flat offbreak, but slow turn, which means the edge falls well in front of slip

74.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, straighter one, Ervine covers the line well and defends

74.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, flat outside off, defended with an open face

Zimbabwe 209/4   CR Ervine 14* (31b 3x4)
76.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, pitched outside leg, turning towards the stumps, hits the pad

76.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, 1 run, another powerful sweep, gets a single to deep backward square, all along the ground

76.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, slower through the air, Ervine soft with the defensive shot, it bounces well in front of the slip

76.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, full, on the pads, blocked back to Ajmal

76.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, 1 run, worked away into the on side for one

Zimbabwe 216/4   CR Ervine 16* (36b 3x4)
77.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, 2 runs, a low full toss, and he plays a clever little paddle sweep around the corner

77.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, flat outside off, pushed to silly point

77.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, full, into the pads, finds midwicket

77.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, 1 run, too straight again, worked with the angle for a single

Zimbabwe 219/4   CR Ervine 19* (40b 3x4)
78.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, full offbreak, defended back to Ajmal

78.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, FOUR, fired into the pads, with no fine leg in place... asking for a boundary. Ervine guides this past the leg slip, and watches it go for four

78.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, flighted outside off, Ervine goes for the big booming drive, this one doesn't turn, takes the inside edge, onto the pads, then rolls just past the leg stumps

78.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, doosra now, Ervine sees it belatedly, plays it with soft hands, keeps it down

78.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, offbreak now, he is not reading which way they are turning. This one beats the outside edge

78.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, this offbreak pitches middle and leg, turns towards off, gets a soft edge past slip

Zimbabwe 223/4   CR Ervine 23* (46b 4x4)
79.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, thrusts pad and bat forward, Hafeez appeals for lbw in case it is pad first, but either way he has got outside the line of off

Zimbabwe 228/4   CR Ervine 23* (47b 4x4)
80.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, 1 run

Zimbabwe 230/4   CR Ervine 24* (48b 4x4)
81.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, flat, doesn't turn, left alone outside off

81.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, comes down the track, defends this to mid-on

81.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, lower trajectory, around off, defended square on the off side

81.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, length ball outside off, pushed to cover

81.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, 2 runs, short, just outside off, punched between cover and point

81.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, FOUR, The new ball! It travels faster... this is shortish, angling into the pads, Ervine punches it back, left of Hafeez, right of mid-on, and it keeps on going all the way to the boundary

Zimbabwe 236/4   CR Ervine 30* (54b 5x4)
83.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, angled in towards middle and off, defended

83.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, slower through the air, higher trajectory, pushed towards cover, with the turn

83.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, defended solidly towards mid-on

83.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, overpitched, driven back to Hafeez

83.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, short, wide, punched away, Misbah makes a diving save at extra cover. Good effort at the fag end of a long, tiring day

83.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Ervine, no run, this is driven straight to mid-off

Zimbabwe 236/4   CR Ervine 30* (60b 5x4)
85.1

Sohail Khan to Ervine, no run, shortish, stays low, pushes this to cover

85.2

Sohail Khan to Ervine, no run, short of a length, around off again, punched square, can't find the gap

85.3

Sohail Khan to Ervine, no run, closer to the stumps, Ervine defends this back to him

85.4

Sohail Khan to Ervine, no run, fuller, just outside off, played with an angled bat, it takes the outside half of the bat, and falls well short of Younis at second slip

85.5

Sohail Khan to Ervine, no run, shorter, around off again, Ervine is solidly behind it

85.6

Sohail Khan to Ervine, no run, shorter, gets up towards the rib/chest area, Ervine sways out of the line

Zimbabwe 236/4   CR Ervine 30* (66b 5x4)
87.1

Sohail Khan to Ervine, no run, angled into the pads, pushed to midwicket

87.2

Sohail Khan to Ervine, FOUR, first runs in 32 balls, this is short and wide, and Ervine upper-cuts it. No chance for point. The school kids love it in the stands

87.3

Sohail Khan to Ervine, no run, angling in towards middle and off, stays a touch low, Ervine keeps it out

87.4

Sohail Khan to Ervine, no run, short of a length, angling in again, defended watchfully

87.5

Sohail Khan to Ervine, 1 run, goes wide of the crease, strays too straight, and Ervine helps himself to a single

Zimbabwe 241/4   CR Ervine 35* (71b 6x4)
88.1

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, beaten at the fag end of the day... went wide of the crease, which made Ervine play at this outside off, but this one doesn't go with the angle, holding its line. Doesn't take the edge, though

88.2

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, and again, he goes wide again, makes him play outside off again, but it straightens and beats the edge. Junaid lets out a grunt

88.3

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, and three times in a row he has beaten the outside edge... Ervine keeps pushing outside off, the ball has held its line again. Mawoyo walks up and has a word with Ervine

88.4

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, shortens the length, doesn't get any movement, Ervine is right behind this one

88.5

Junaid Khan to Ervine, 2 runs, this one moves into the pads, and is helped away for a couple

88.6

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, short of a length outside off, Ervine shoulders arms to this

Zimbabwe 243/4   CR Ervine 37* (77b 6x4)
89.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, shortish, slow offbreak, punched to mid-on

89.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, another slow offbreak, defended form the crease. Watch out for the quick one, Craig

89.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, 1 run, fuller, quicker, but on the pads, and is worked away for a single

Zimbabwe 245/4   CR Ervine 38* (80b 6x4)
90.1

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, great delivery to start, just back of a length and over off stump after zipping past the outside edge

90.2

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, wider outside off and that is easily left alone

90.3

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, full and well outside off, another leave

90.4

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, length ball angling into off stump, solid forward defence

90.5

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, pitched up in the channel outside off, more defence from Ervine

90.6

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, end of a decent over from Junaid, the last ball wasn't very confidently played, fuller and heading for middle and leg, blocked to the right of the bowler

Zimbabwe 245/4   CR Ervine 38* (86b 6x4)
92.1

Junaid Khan to Ervine, 1 run, works it with the angle, softly pushed just in front of square leg

92.5

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, nice and accurate from Junaid, length ball around off, defended towards point

92.6

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, a bouncer, Ervine moved across to off as he usually does, and then ducks under, good surprise ball that

Zimbabwe 251/4   CR Ervine 39* (89b 6x4)
94.1

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, fired in towards off, confident block off the front foot

94.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, tossed up by Ajmal, fullish ball is driven towards cover

94.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, a bit of width, guided to second slip, reaches the fielder on the bounce

94.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, a hint of turn, pushed towards point off the back foot

94.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, length ball heading for off, pushed towards the bowler

94.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, a loose delivery to end the over, full and on leg stump, Ervine can't get it past short fine leg

Zimbabwe 257/4   CR Ervine 39* (95b 6x4)
96.2

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, FOUR, crunching drive from Ervine, overpitched ball and Ervine capitalises, smashed past extra cover for four

96.3

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, good reply from ajmal, Ervine is tentative as he searches for that one outside off

96.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, more confident defence from Ervine this time

96.5

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, tapped back towards the bowler

96.6

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, no run, full and outside off, Ervine goes for the cover drive, bat turns in his hand as he plays that, the ball rolls towards the leg side

Zimbabwe 263/4   CR Ervine 43* (100b 7x4)
97.6

Junaid Khan to Ervine, FOUR, lovely shot from Ervine, Junaid overpitches and Ervine gets forward and lashes that past cover, he does play the cover drive well

Zimbabwe 268/4   CR Ervine 47* (101b 8x4)
99.1

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, good length ball is defended off the front foot

99.2

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, length ball angling back in, gets an inside edge on the way to the pad

99.3

Junaid Khan to Ervine, 2 runs, strays on to the leg side, Ervine guides that wide enough of fine leg to get a couple, and he moves on to 49

99.4

Junaid Khan to Ervine, no run, slips in the bouncer, Ervine wasn't very confident playing that, just about manages to get under that

99.5

Junaid Khan to Ervine, OUT, Junaid gets his first wicket in Test cricket, a moment to savour for him, not so much for Ervine who misses out on a half-century, another short ball that was angling in, Ervine tries to guide that to the leg side, off the shoulder of the bat and loops back to the bowler, the partnership ends at 94

CR Ervine c & b Junaid Khan 49 (141m 106b 8x4 0x6) SR: 46.22

Zimbabwe 270/5   CR Ervine 49 (106b 8x4)
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