Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

16.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sibanda, 1 leg bye, turns in sharply into the pads, goes for a leg-bye, fifty up for Zimbabwe

16.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full toss, clipped towards short midwicket

16.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, overpitched again, but nicely flighted, pushed to mid-on

16.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, this is the right length, just short of what can be driven, outside off, turns in, defended towards square leg

16.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, full, on the pads, placed wide of mid-on for one

16.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sibanda, no run, nicely flighted outside off, Sibanda looks to pad it away, but it doesn't turn in enough to even hit the pad

Zimbabwe 51/0   Saeed Ajmal 1-0-1-0

18.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, tossed up wide outside off, pushed against the turn, can't beat cover

18.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, turning in towards middle and off, defended back to Ajmal

18.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, nicely tossed up, makes him drive in front of his body, gets the inside edge, but it dies right into the ground

18.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flighted wide of off, presses right forward to defend against the turn

18.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flighted on the pads, clipped to short leg

18.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, lower trajectory, turning in towards middle and leg, defended back to the bowler

Zimbabwe 56/0   Saeed Ajmal 2-1-1-0

20.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sibanda, no run, this one doesn't turn, takes a thick outside edge, but straight into the ground

20.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sibanda, 1 run, pitched up, turning in, driven just wide of midwicket, gets a single

20.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, gets the loose drive from Mawoyo... it's the straighter one, tossed up just outside off, Mawoyo drives, playing for the turn, gets the edge, but it goes wide of slip. Oh yes, replays show it was the doosra

20.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, sharp offreak, down the leg side

20.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, tossed up, middle and leg, offbreak, pushed to midwicket

20.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, another flighted offbreak, around off, defended back to the bowler

Zimbabwe 66/0   Saeed Ajmal 3-1-6-0

22.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sibanda, no run, flighted, pitched just outside off, defended off the front foot

22.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sibanda, 1 run, gives him the charge, drives this just wide of off, Mawoyo is late in going for the run, Umar Akmal goes for a direct hit at his end, but he is in

22.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, the doosra! Fizzes and bounces through, Short of a length, outside off, Mawoyo plays for the turn, and his outside edge is beaten comprehensively

22.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, offbreak, into the pads, guided around the corner for one

22.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sibanda, OUT, as expected, Ajmal gets the first wicket! It's the doosra again. Sibanda leaves the crease again, Ajmal bowls this slightly wide outside off. Beaten in the flight, Sibanda looks to push at this defensively, but he has not picked the doosra. It beats the outside edge, and Sibanda is left stranded half way down the pitch. Adnan Akmal makes no mistake behind the stumps

V Sibanda st †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 45 (107m 66b 9x4 0x6) SR: 68.18

22.6

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, another doosra, the new man has no clue, is beaten, Akmal doesn't make a clean collection, else he would have tried to stump the overbalanced Masakadza. Not sure he left his crease, though

Zimbabwe 71/1   Saeed Ajmal 4-1-8-1

24.1

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, offreak now, pushed towards silly point

24.2

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, 1 run, the first sweep off Ajmal, comes right forward, sweeps this along the ground, goes off strike

24.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, shorter, flatter offbreak, turns in big, the inside edge somehow avoids short leg

24.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, slower now, tossed up too, defended off the front foot

24.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, doosra, doesn't pick it, plays for the offbreak, is hit on the thigh pad. Extra bounce too

24.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full offbreak, pushed back to the bowler

Zimbabwe 74/1   Saeed Ajmal 5-1-9-1

26.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, quick offbreak, defended towards short leg

26.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 leg bye, turning down the leg side, they'll take a leg-bye

26.3

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, flat offbreak, Masakadza goes back, pushes to short leg

26.4

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, tossed up outside off, comes forward to defend this to cover

26.5

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, lower trajectory, quick offbreak into the pads, punched to square leg

26.6

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, doosra, slightly short, outside off, gives him time to read this off the pitch, and defended this to cover

Zimbabwe 75/1   Saeed Ajmal 6-2-9-1

28.1

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, shortish offbreak, punched square, they decide against a single

28.2

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, quicker, flatter offbreak, hits the pad outside the line

28.3

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, slower in the air, Masakadza stays back and defends

28.4

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, 1 run, sharp offbreak, quick too, guided past square leg for one

28.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, doosra, pitches middle and leg, he looks to whip it, closes the face, the away spin takes the leading edge along the ground

28.6

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, overpitched, driven back to the bowler

Zimbabwe 77/1   Saeed Ajmal 7-2-11-1

30.1

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, FOUR, floated wide outside off, Masakadza throws his bat at it, no half measures, and even though he has not timed this well, the thick edge flies past slips

30.2

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, slow offbreak, but headed well down the leg side

30.3

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, quicker, slightly fuller, turning in from outside off, punched to cover

30.4

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, shortish offbreak into the pads, pushed to square leg

30.5

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, flighted outside off, Masakadza pushes forward and defends

30.6

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, FOUR, doosra I think, but it is too full and there is hardly any time for it to turn either way, because Masakadza takes it on half-volley and drives it down the ground. Between the bowler and mid-off

Zimbabwe 85/1   Saeed Ajmal 8-2-19-1

32.1

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, nicely tossed up, Masakadza defends it back

32.2

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, quick offbreak, from outside off, it is headed towards middle and off. Blocked

32.3

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, looks to force this shortish offbreak against the turn, ends up playing it back to the bowler

32.4

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, slows this one down, Masakadza pushes forward and defends

32.5

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, too full down the leg side, Hamilton tries the sweep, but misses out

32.6

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, 1 leg bye, turning sharply into the pads, goes for a leg-bye between backward and forward short legs

Zimbabwe 86/1   Saeed Ajmal 9-3-19-1

34.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, tossed up outside off, turns in sharply, meets a dead bat

34.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 2 runs, worked around the corner, with the turn, and they charge back for two as this has gone a touch fine of long leg

34.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, doosra, doesn't pick it, is hit on the pad outside the line of off

34.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, sharp offbreak, pushed back to the bowlers

34.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, worked off the pads for one

34.6

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, no run, sharp offbreak, pitches middle and leg, and turns down the leg side

Zimbabwe 89/1   Saeed Ajmal 10-3-22-1

36.1

Saeed Ajmal to Masakadza, OUT, Ajmal gets another wicket! An ambitious shot from Masakadza. This is from round the stumps, a short-of-a-length delivery, Masakadza tries the pull, missed the line, and Ajmal hits the off stump

H Masakadza b Saeed Ajmal 11 (48m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 26.82

36.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, gets a pitched-up offbreak on the pads, flicked away for a single

36.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, slowish offbreak, defended off the back foot

36.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flighted outside off, Mawoyo is forward to defend it

36.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, defended outside off, Mawoyo is right forward

36.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, overpitched on the pads, he finally gets the release ball, drives this between mid-on and midwicket

Zimbabwe 96/2   Saeed Ajmal 11-3-27-2

38.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flighted outside off, Mawoyo moves across to cover the turn, and defends

38.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo is outside off again, defends this past silly point

38.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, lovely extra-cover drive against the turn. This is tossed up teasingly, wide of off, he leans into the shot, covers the turn, and then drives through it

38.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, too full on the pads, clipped away for a single

38.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, overpitched, digs it back to Ajmal

38.6

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, turning into pads, turned towards square leg

Zimbabwe 109/2   Saeed Ajmal 12-3-32-2

40.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, swept away nicely, from outside off, gets a single to long leg

40.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, flighted outside off, Mawoyo walks across, and works this fine on the leg side

40.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, flighted, defended towards mid-on

40.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, OUT, Big lbw shout. Sharp, big offbreak from outside off. Taylor moves half forward and then goes back, is beaten by the movement, and is hit smack in front of the stumps. On first look it seemed it might be turning too much, but he is so deep in the crease the ball had hardly any distance to travel. Plumb. Ajmal has all three. He could take all 10, the others have been so ineffective

BRM Taylor lbw b Saeed Ajmal 10 (19m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

40.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, flighted well outside off, kicked away

40.6

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, doosra, pitches outside off, Taibu shoulders arms again. Did he read that doosra?

Zimbabwe 111/3   Saeed Ajmal 13-3-34-3

42.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, sharp offbreak, gets an inside edge onto the pad, but falls safely towards where silly point would have been. Not that it would have carried

42.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, turning towards the pads, defended to short leg

42.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, Taibu is reading the doosra, picked it from the hand, went back, and played it like a legbreak

42.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, overpitched around off, pushed back to Ajmal

42.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, much slower through the air, much higher flight, guided towards backward short leg

42.6

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, 3 leg byes, fired into the pads, turning well down the leg side, Akmal gets a hand to it, but to ask him to collect it cleanly would be too much

Zimbabwe 114/3   Saeed Ajmal 14-4-34-3

44.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, doosra, Mawoyo doesn't pick it, is beaten, but this starts too far outside off to cause damage

44.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, shorter, quicker, flatter, pushed back to Ajmal. Had to hurry into this defensive shot

44.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 2 runs, tossed up wide outside off, driven with an open face, gets a couple

44.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, moves across, outside off, defends this to leg

44.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, presses right forward to smother the turn

44.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, moves across to get inside the line again, and clips this square for a single

Zimbabwe 125/3   Saeed Ajmal 15-4-37-3

46.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, 2 runs, too full, Taibu drives this past cover for a couple

46.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, I think he is picking the doosra early, kicks this one away as soon as he sees it pitch outside off

46.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, big shout for lbw, sharp offbreak from outside off, but he has got his pad outside the line

46.4

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, quicker, on the stumps, keeps it out

46.5

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, flighted outside off, pushed back to Ajmal

46.6

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, another full offbreak, and defended back again

Zimbabwe 131/3   Saeed Ajmal 16-4-39-3

48.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, angled across him, pushed to cover

48.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, offbreak, defended around the front pad

48.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, overspinner, Mawoyo again defends it around the front pad

48.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, Mawoyo doesn't pick the variation, this goes quick and straight, but the batsman is playing for the turn. It takes a sharp outside edge, and flies between the keeper and slip

48.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, hit on the pad when defending around the front pad, but this is turning down the leg side

48.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended to midwicket

Zimbabwe 140/3   Saeed Ajmal 17-4-43-3

50.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, full outside off, pushed to mid-off

50.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, 1 run, a touch too straight, defended past backward short leg for a single

50.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, quick and straight, defended back to the bowler

50.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, doosra, picks it from the surface, opens the face, it bounces short of second slip

50.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, big lbw appeal as he beats him on the sweep, but this is a doosra pitched well outside leg, and then turning towards the stumps

50.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, offbreak now, worked with the turn for a single

Zimbabwe 147/3   Saeed Ajmal 18-4-45-3

52.1

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, straighter one, perhaps the natural variation, in that it was intended to be an offbreak but it didn't turn. Beats his edge outside off

52.2

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, no run, fired on the pads, he lets it hit the leg guard

52.3

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, 1 run, full, on the leg line, worked away for a single

52.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, straighter one, angling across him, pushed to cover

52.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, a touch too straight, and picked away for a single past square leg

52.6

Saeed Ajmal to Taibu, 2 runs, doosra, gets the thick outside edge, past the slips for a couple

Zimbabwe 153/3   Saeed Ajmal 19-4-49-3

64.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to mid-off

64.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, offbreak now, pitched outside off, turning in, defended

64.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, quicker, flatter, defended off the back foot

64.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, low trajectory again, stays on the crease to block this

64.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, not reading the doosra at all, this is pitched outside leg, he looks for the easy single, the ball turns away, takes the thick edge, and lobs towards the vacant silly point area

64.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flatter, quicker, pushed back to the bowler

Zimbabwe 174/3   Saeed Ajmal 20-5-49-3

66.1

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

66.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, overspinner, Mawayo goes deep in the crease, and defends

66.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, stuck in the first gear for a long time, Mawayo hits top gear... gets under this length ball, an offbreak, and lofts it over mid-on. Clean strike, one bounce for four

66.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, he is still not picking the doosra, this one beats the edge outside off again

66.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, the straighter one, pitched outside leg, squares up a touch to defend this

66.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, offbreak down the leg side, easily helped around the corner for one

Zimbabwe 183/4   Saeed Ajmal 21-5-55-3

68.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, doosra, a touch too short, he has time to adjust, and pushes this back to Ajmal

68.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, plays the late-cut to this, with two slips in presence, but right into the ground

68.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flighted offbreak, defended off the front foot

68.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, fired in, a pretty quick offbreak, on the pads, he gets enough bat on it to beat the keeper

68.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, short, off and middle, turning in, punched to midwicket

68.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, doosra again, draws him forward, gets the edge, but it is a soft edge that doesn't carry to second slip

Zimbabwe 188/4   Saeed Ajmal 22-5-59-3

70.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flighted around middle and leg, defended

70.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, defended around the front pad again

70.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, doosra, reads it off the pitch, and because it is a touch short, he has time to recover and defend it to cover. Ajmal smiles

70.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, stays back in the crease to defend

70.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flighted outside off, pushed to cover

70.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flighted around middle and off, defended off the front foot

Zimbabwe 188/4   Saeed Ajmal 23-6-59-3

72.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flighted around off, driven to mid-off

72.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, presses forward to defend this to short leg

72.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, slightly short, goes back, punches this square on the on side for one

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   Saeed Ajmal 24-6-60-3

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   Saeed Ajmal 25-6-64-3

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

76.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, Mawoyo walks across the stumps the moment Ajmal has gone over the stumps... gets inside the line and clips this for one

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   Saeed Ajmal 26-6-67-3

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   Saeed Ajmal 27-6-71-3

80.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flighted on middle and leg, worked towards midwicket

80.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, doosra, pitched outside leg, turns like a legbreak and hits the pad. Only Akmal appeals

80.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, swept away again, square on the on side, gets a single

80.4

Saeed Ajmal to Ervine, 1 run

80.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, doosra, a touch too short, reads it off the pitch, and defends

80.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full, on the pads, played with the turn, to midwicket

Zimbabwe 230/4   Saeed Ajmal 28-6-73-3

89.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, Mawoyo smartly moves across, works this around the corner, and hands the strike over to Ervine

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

89.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, moves across, and forward, and smothers the turn

89.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, doosra, Mawoyo doesn't read it from the hand, but from the pitch, and defends

Zimbabwe 245/4   Saeed Ajmal 29-6-75-3

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   Saeed Ajmal 30-7-75-3

96.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run

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   Saeed Ajmal 31-7-80-3

98.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flighted ball, pitching on a length, punched towards mid-off

98.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, the Pakistan keeper shouts "yourself" every time a ball goes towards a fielder (that's pretty often, as you can imagine), this time after a full ball is clipped to midwicket

98.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, another "yourself" after Mawoyo pushes the ball to the bowler

98.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, sliding on to leg, defended behind square leg

98.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, hint of turn for Ajmal, that takes the ball past the attempted forward defence, strikes him on the pad but outside off

98.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, another good delivery to end the over, this again spun past the inside edge but was slipping down leg

Zimbabwe 268/4   Saeed Ajmal 32-8-80-3

100.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, loopy ball outside off, the doosra hasn't been seen yet today, blocked by Mawoyo

100.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, Mawoyo edges towards his century, he pushes the ball wide of mid-on and takes a quick single, plenty of excitement from the Pakistan keeper and the fielders but that was a well taken single

100.3

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, more excitement as that comes off the bat and then the pad to loop past short leg

100.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, middle of the bat this time as he defends down the track

100.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, this was much quicker, and shorter, Lamb defends

100.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, compensates by going full and on leg stump, blocked to the leg side

Zimbabwe 271/5   Saeed Ajmal 33-8-81-3

102.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 1 run, brings out the sweep to send that Ajmal delivery towards deep backward square leg

102.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo survives, the doosra does the trick, Mawoyo is completely flummoxed by it, past the outside edge and well out of the crease, Adnan Akmal is a little unsteady collecting the ball but seemed to have enough time to take off the bails, bafflingly he didn't. Start the Akmal jokes, that ball was in Adnan's wrist as he collected, not sure perhaps he thought it wasn't in contact with the glove

102.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, solid defence this time from Mawoyo

102.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, on the pads and glanced towards fine leg, will he come back for the second, no he's on 99 now

102.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 2 runs, again leg stump, down towards fine leg for a couple

102.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run

Zimbabwe 277/5   Saeed Ajmal 34-8-85-3

104.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, the doosra from Ajmal, Lamb doesn't pick it, but its started well outside off so he's not troubled

104.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 1 run, pushed towards cover this time

104.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, studious defence from Mawoyo to a fullish ball on the stumps

104.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, another nervy shot, he was looking to whip it off to the leg side, edged towards point

104.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, solid forward defence this time

104.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo will have a drinks break to compose himself and renew his attempt to reach triple figures, he blocks the final ball of the over to the off side

Zimbabwe 278/5   Saeed Ajmal 35-8-86-3

106.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, blocked off the front foot

106.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, flighted delivery spins past the inside edge, struck on the pad but outside off

106.3

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, blocked to the leg side off the front foot

106.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, lunges forward to play that, doesn't seem like there was an edge on it as it loops past short leg

106.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 1 run, a cheeky paddle sweep to get a single

106.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo gets behind the line of that one outside off and defends

Zimbabwe 283/5   Saeed Ajmal 36-8-87-3

108.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, length ball that Mawoyo confidently punches towards mid-off, but not wide of the fielder

108.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, defended to the leg side

108.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, gets a single this time by deftly turning that legstump ball behind square leg

108.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, straight ball outside off, Lamb looks to sweep powerfully, he misses

108.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, on off stump, defended with a slightly open face

108.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, defended to short leg to end the over

Zimbabwe 284/5   Saeed Ajmal 37-8-88-3

110.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, Ajmal round the wicket, off the pads to short leg

110.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, flatter length ball, on middle, inside-edge behind square leg

110.3

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, on off stump this time, pushed back towards the bowler

110.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, huge amount of flight on that one, fullish, blocked down the track

110.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, outside off and that is left alone, "lovely bowling, lovely bowling, Saeed bhai," says the talkative keeper

110.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, slides straight on, Lamb is beaten by that one outside off, lovely delivery that, Lamb was lookingto carefully defend, he can't get bat on it and it is off the keeper's pad towards slip, not sure the keeeper picks Ajmal's variations either

Zimbabwe 284/5   Saeed Ajmal 38-9-88-3

112.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, and after that boundary drought, Zimbabwe gets two fours in a row, this was overpitched by Ajmal, Mawoyo gets forward and crunches it past mid-off

112.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, down the leg side this time from Ajmal

112.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, flighted length ball in middle stump, pushed to mid-on, who is a little deep, gives the batsmen time to sprint a single

112.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, gets behind the line and defends, not too confidently as the ball rolls back towards the keeper

112.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 1 run, on middle and leg stump, tucked behind square leg for a single

112.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full ball is solidly blocked towards the off side

Zimbabwe 295/5   Saeed Ajmal 39-9-94-3

114.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, played with soft hands towards short third

114.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, defended off the front foot to the off side

114.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, shuffles across and plays it off the back foot, tucking it to square leg, sharp single taken

114.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 1 run, full length and outside off, tapped towards midwicket

114.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo moves across and defends

114.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full delivery is guided to short fine

Zimbabwe 299/5   Saeed Ajmal 40-9-96-3

116.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, gets well back and defends to short leg

116.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, goes from the booming drive, but that flighted ball spins in between bat and pad but not enough to take off stump, Mawoyo lives on (and promises to cut out the shots, I suppose)

116.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, clipped towards square leg

116.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flatter ball is defended towards the off side

116.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, drops it short and Mawoyo is on to that one quickly, swatted to midwicket for a boundary, he moves on to 112, spicing up his race with the number of overs

116.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, quicker ball, full and on leg stump, guided to short fine

Zimbabwe 307/5   Saeed Ajmal 41-9-100-3

120.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, squeezed out towards deep backward square leg

120.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, length ball on off, solidly defended off the front foot

120.3

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, on middle stump this time, length ball, tapped towards square leg

120.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, off the inside-half of the bat to short leg, on the bounce to the fielder

120.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, down the leg side, clipped past short leg, who gets a hand on it

120.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, solidly blocked to the off side to end the over

Zimbabwe 322/5   Saeed Ajmal 42-9-101-3

122.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full and on leg stump, nudged to square leg

122.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full and outside off this time, poked towards point

122.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, defended with an open face, sends the ball towards slip

122.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, ooh, inside-edged towards square leg, was looking to defend down the track

122.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, solid forward defensive this time

122.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, tossed up full delivery, punched to mid-off, and Mawoyo has returned to form, playing out a maiden

Zimbabwe 327/5   Saeed Ajmal 43-10-101-3

124.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 4 byes, the doosra fools everyone, past the outside edge of the bat and between the keeper and slip for four byes

124.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 1 run, turning into the pads, Lamb works it to square leg

124.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, length ball outside off, solidly blocked off the front foot

124.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, the runs continue to flow, on the pads, and that is glanced towards fine leg for four more

124.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 2 runs, driven towards mid-off this time, bottom hand comes off the bat as he plays that, gets a couple, make that 11 off the over so far

124.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, on the pads again, clipped to square leg to complete a dozen off the over

Zimbabwe 340/5   Saeed Ajmal 44-10-109-3

131.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, length ball on legstump, more working the ball to square leg

131.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, short of length ball outside leg, off the thigh pad

131.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, that keeps a little low, skidding on towards middle and off, defended down the track

131.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, off the front foot and more defence this time behind point

131.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, loopy delivery, overpitched on middle and leg, squeezed to the leg side

131.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, length ball on middle, clipped to square leg

Zimbabwe 358/5   Saeed Ajmal 45-11-109-3

133.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, on the pads and tucked to square leg

133.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, the forward press to a length ball

133.3

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, the doosra outside off, looked to play for the off spin and he is beaten

133.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, tossed up on leg stump, more patient batting

133.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, length ball is driven towards mid-off

133.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, down the leg side, and that is left alone

Zimbabwe 359/5   Saeed Ajmal 46-11-110-3

135.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, FOUR, back from drinks, and the doosra continues to poses problems, Lamb was looking to defend this one, didn't read it and it flies wide of slip for four

135.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, another doosra, pitching outside leg and this one is defended towards silly point

135.3

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, OUT, at long last a wicket for Pakistan, Ajmal removes Lamb who was looking to defend an offspinner, perhaps he was looking for a third consecutive doosra, he doesn't get bat on it, past the inside edge and hit low on the pad, that pitched on middle and off and went straight on, a vociferous appeal and umpire raises the finger, much to Pakistan's relief

GA Lamb lbw b Saeed Ajmal 39 (146m 105b 4x4 0x6) SR: 37.14

135.4

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, Price blocks his first ball to the leg side off the front foot

135.5

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, doosra bamboozles Price, ends up playing inside the line as that zips past off stump

135.6

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, gets bat on it this time, blocked toward gully

Zimbabwe 365/6   Saeed Ajmal 47-11-114-4

137.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, a loopy offspinner to Mawoyo, who pushes it towards cover for a single

137.2

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, full ball on middle, flighted delivery, squeezed out towards the off side

137.3

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, on leg stump this time, gets well forward and blocks towards short leg

137.4

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, length ball on middle and off, forward press from Price

137.5

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, length ball on middle, flatter one from Ajmal, more forward defence

137.6

Saeed Ajmal to Price, FOUR, the doosra is delivered well outside off, Price responds with a powerful swat to deep midwicket for four

Zimbabwe 373/6   Saeed Ajmal 48-11-119-4

139.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, solidly defended off the front foot, how long will Mawoyo spend on 149?

139.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, shortish ball, Mawoyo can't get it past short fine

139.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, the doosra is too good for Mawoyo, he's beaten by it outside off

139.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, there's another milestone for Mawoyo, clipped towards square leg to get to 150, no over the top celebrations from him, people in the balcony are on their feet to applaud him

139.5

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, FOUR, dropped, an amateurish bit of fielding from Junaid, Vitori top-edged that one towards deep backward square leg, Junaid had to make some ground to his right to get to that, it is a stuttering effort to get there, stops as the ball lands a few yards away from him, comical if you aren't a Pakistan fan, and that runs away for four

139.6

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, no run

Zimbabwe 379/7   Saeed Ajmal 49-11-124-4

141.1

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, no run, Ajmal continues his hunt for a five-for, length ball outside off is blocked to the off side

141.2

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, no run, solidly defended towards the bowler

141.3

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, FOUR, a swat down the ground, 'Catch,' calls the keeper, too high for Ajmal to get a hand on and it races for four, it was flighted and full from Ajmal, a power-packed shot from Vitori

141.4

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, 1 run, guides it towards midwicket, he initially wants two but settles for a single

141.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, on middle stump, the broad bat of Mawoyo blocks it to the leg side

141.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, and Zimbabwe continue to have trouble reading the Ajmal doosra, Mawoyo is beaten outside off

Zimbabwe 384/7   Saeed Ajmal 50-11-129-4

143.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, fuller ball is driven towards long-on for a single

143.2

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, 1 run, Vitori seems to love staying on the back foot, he is nearly done in by a quicker one from Ajmal, bottom edge it past the stumps, close shave that

143.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, tucked towards midwicket by Mawoyo

143.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, solid forward defensive back towards the bowler

143.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, not so solid this time, again attempts a forward press, flies off the outside edge towards point

143.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, dispenses with the defending, a powerful sweep behind backward point for four take hims along to 155, it was fullish and outside leg stump

Zimbabwe 394/7   Saeed Ajmal 51-11-135-4

145.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, on the pads, helped towards short fine

145.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, again on the pads, tucked to short fine once more

145.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, blocked off the front foot to the leg side

145.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, looks to block it to the off side, off the outside edge towards point

145.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, the doosra. again. Mawoyo is clueless, that bounces extra and flies off the shoulder of the bat and wide of slip, he took the bottom hand off the bat

145.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, guides it to short fine

Zimbabwe 394/8   Saeed Ajmal 52-12-135-4

147.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, Mawoyo stays in the crease and defends towards silly point

147.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, no run, whoah, Mpofu decides there's no point hanging around, looks to swipe that out of the ground, he misses and there's an appeal for a stumping, Mpofu has kept his feet behind the crease

147.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, 1 run, Mpofu survives, just about, he was looking to push the doosra to the leg side, gets a leading edge towards point for a single, Mawoyo wanted a second but Mpofu had ran too far past the stumps for the second

147.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 leg bye, Mawoyo goes for the big sweep and he misses, struck on the pads and there is a massive lbw appeal, that pitched just outside leg though, great decision from Ian Gould that

147.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, SIX, the 400 comes up and what a shot to bring it up with, Mpofu attempts the same swipe he had earlier this over, this time he connects and sends the ball soaring over midwicket for a massive six

147.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, no run, what an over this is, another appeal for lbw, beats Mpofu's attempted defence, looked to be missing off

Zimbabwe 405/9   Saeed Ajmal 53-12-143-4

149.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, trying to get it down to fine leg but it is off the pads

149.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, doosra stays very low, outside off and Mawoyo was looking to steer it towards the off, misses it by a long way

149.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 leg bye, gets it towards short fine for a single

149.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, no run, is that out? Mpofu looking for a cheeky paddle sweep, is too early into it, and it is off the back of his glove to second slip, where Mohammad Hafeez diving to his right and stretching to take a low one-handed catch, third umpire called in to see whether he got his fingers under it, very hard to tell, benefit of doubt may go to the batsman, it has and Pakistan have some more time to spend on the field

149.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, no run, pitching on a length on middle and off, defended towards point

149.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, no run, again pitching on middle and off, Mpofu is unsure which way the ball will spin from there, gets behind the line of that and manages to keep a low ball out

Zimbabwe 411/9   Saeed Ajmal 54-13-143-4
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