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

Sohail Khan to Mawoyo, FOUR, too straight again, no swing, and he has firmly clipped this off the pads, for a four through midwicket

Zimbabwe 8/0   TMK Mawoyo 6* (4b 1x4)   Sohail Khan 0.4-0-6-0

Sohail Khan to Sibanda, FOUR, lovely punch down the ground, too full, too straight, and he has driven it between the bowler and mid-on. Holds the high elbow for the photographers

Zimbabwe 15/0   V Sibanda 4* (7b 1x4)   Sohail Khan 1.3-0-13-0

Sohail Khan to Sibanda, FOUR, wide half-volley, and Sibanda leans into this cover-drive, through extra cover. Accepts the gift with gratitude

Zimbabwe 19/0   V Sibanda 8* (9b 2x4)   Sohail Khan 1.5-0-17-0

Aizaz Cheema to Sibanda, FOUR, first Test runs off Cheema, length ball, angling in from his wide angle, and he has punched this on the up, between the bowler and mid-off

Zimbabwe 24/0   V Sibanda 13* (12b 3x4)   Aizaz Cheema 1.2-1-4-0

Aizaz Cheema to Sibanda, FOUR, early signs of a belter of a pitch here. Cheema digs this in short, and Sibanda had enough time to rock back and emphatically pull this through midwicket

Zimbabwe 28/0   V Sibanda 17* (13b 4x4)   Aizaz Cheema 1.3-1-8-0

Aizaz Cheema to Sibanda, FOUR, this shot says a lot about the pitch! Short outside off, Sibanda rocks back and pulls this down the ground! Over mid-on, and goes well clear

Zimbabwe 34/0   V Sibanda 21* (39b 5x4)   Aizaz Cheema 5.4-4-12-0

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, FOUR, angles this into the pads, and it has been glanced fine. As is the modern convention, the fine leg is very square

Zimbabwe 41/0   V Sibanda 27* (43b 6x4)   Junaid Khan 2.5-2-6-0

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, FOUR, and resumes with a poor ball down the pads, Sibanda flicks it uppishly through the vacant square leg region

Zimbabwe 45/0   V Sibanda 31* (45b 7x4)   Junaid Khan 3.1-2-10-0

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, FOUR, This is barely short of a length, but Sibanda has rocked back to pull this, in the air, but over midwicket. This wasn't the length to be pulled, but this is a true, flat pitch

Zimbabwe 49/0   V Sibanda 35* (48b 8x4)   Junaid Khan 3.4-2-14-0

Sohail Khan to Sibanda, FOUR, short, wide, Sibanda cuts this mercilessly. No pace to bother him. He just lashes at this, hits it wide of point

Zimbabwe 60/0   V Sibanda 41* (58b 9x4)   Sohail Khan 7.4-3-28-0

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

Zimbabwe 66/0   TMK Mawoyo 19* (62b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 2.3-1-6-0

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

Zimbabwe 81/1   H Masakadza 7* (22b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 7.1-2-15-1

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   H Masakadza 11* (27b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 8-2-19-1

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   TMK Mawoyo 33* (114b 3x4)   Saeed Ajmal 11-3-27-2

Junaid Khan to Taylor, FOUR, short, effort ball, Taylor shapes up for the pull, then seems like he is pulling out of it, and then finally dabs at it, guiding it between the second slip and gully. Not controlled at all

Zimbabwe 100/2   BRM Taylor 5* (6b 1x4)   Junaid Khan 12.5-7-25-0

Junaid Khan to Taylor, FOUR, lovely push-drive, this overpitched, Taylor is positively forward, almost blocks it, and the timing is good enough to beat mid-on, which is wide

Zimbabwe 104/2   BRM Taylor 9* (7b 2x4)   Junaid Khan 13-7-29-0

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

Zimbabwe 108/2   TMK Mawoyo 37* (117b 4x4)   Saeed Ajmal 11.3-3-31-2

Aizaz Cheema to Taibu, FOUR, Taibu defends this one away from the body, misjudges the angle, gets a thick edge, that goes along the ground, and smack between the second slip and gully

Zimbabwe 118/3   T Taibu 4* (12b 1x4)   Aizaz Cheema 8.4-6-17-0

Aizaz Cheema to Taibu, FOUR, nicely played, Cheema bowls short, and even though it is angling in, Taibu leans back to create some room, and steers it between the slips and gully. Misbah is livid with Cheema, doesn't want him to give the width

Zimbabwe 122/3   T Taibu 8* (14b 2x4)   Aizaz Cheema 9-6-21-0

Aizaz Cheema to Taibu, FOUR, driven away from the body, but completely in control of the shot. With the open face, he places this wide of gully

Zimbabwe 136/3   T Taibu 17* (23b 3x4)   Aizaz Cheema 11-6-30-0

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

Zimbabwe 140/3   TMK Mawoyo 48* (150b 5x4)   Saeed Ajmal 16.4-4-43-3

Mohammad Hafeez to Taibu, FOUR, Taibu plays the paddle sweep, there is no backward short leg or the man at 45, so Taibu can safely play the shot. Gets it fine too. Taibu has played the spin best among Zimbabwe batsmen so far

Zimbabwe 144/3   T Taibu 21* (25b 4x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 0.2-0-4-0

Mohammad Hafeez to Taibu, FOUR, this one goes on with the angle, Taibu plays for the turn, the edge runs past the slip

Zimbabwe 162/3   T Taibu 31* (41b 5x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 3.4-0-14-0

Junaid Khan to Taibu, FOUR, short and wide, Taibu pounces on it, cuts it in front of backward point. Junaid seems to be tiring down

Zimbabwe 174/3   T Taibu 42* (63b 6x4)   Junaid Khan 16.1-9-37-0

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

Zimbabwe 182/4   TMK Mawoyo 59* (207b 6x4)   Saeed Ajmal 20.3-5-54-3

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

Zimbabwe 188/4   TMK Mawoyo 65* (218b 7x4)   Saeed Ajmal 21.4-5-59-3

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

Zimbabwe 192/4   CR Ervine 6* (12b 1x4)   Aizaz Cheema 12.1-7-34-0

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

Zimbabwe 199/4   CR Ervine 10* (23b 2x4)   Aizaz Cheema 13.2-7-39-0

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, (no ball) FOUR, high full toss, apologises to the batsman right way, who is not apologetic even a wee bit in throwing his bat at it and guiding it between slip and gully

Zimbabwe 205/4   TMK Mawoyo 70* (230b 8x4)   Aizaz Cheema 13.4-7-44-0

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

Zimbabwe 209/4   CR Ervine 14* (26b 3x4)   Saeed Ajmal 24.1-6-64-3

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, FOUR, slower ball gone horribly wrong, loopy, juicy full toss on the pads, Mawayo - after having wanted to duck under it - decides to make full use of it, lofting it square on the on side

Zimbabwe 213/4   TMK Mawoyo 74* (234b 9x4)   Aizaz Cheema 14.2-7-48-0

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

Zimbabwe 223/4   CR Ervine 23* (42b 4x4)   Saeed Ajmal 26.2-6-71-3

Mohammad Hafeez to Mawoyo, FOUR, Mawoyo pulls out the sweep, behind square, past the diving-in-slow-motion short fine leg

Zimbabwe 227/4   TMK Mawoyo 79* (244b 10x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 5.3-0-21-0

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)   Mohammad Hafeez 7-0-28-0

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

Zimbabwe 240/4   CR Ervine 34* (68b 6x4)   Sohail Khan 16.2-7-41-1

Sohail Khan to Mawoyo, FOUR, first runs of the day, and an elegant drive through off to get them, a length ball and the batsman gets nicely forward and crunches that past extra cover

Zimbabwe 249/4   TMK Mawoyo 86* (276b 11x4)   Sohail Khan 17.3-7-46-1

Sohail Khan to Mawoyo, FOUR, shot! Sohail drops it short and Mawoyo cracks that powerfully behind point for four, that takes him into the nineties

Zimbabwe 257/4   TMK Mawoyo 93* (286b 12x4)   Sohail Khan 18.4-7-52-1

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

Zimbabwe 263/4   CR Ervine 43* (96b 7x4)   Saeed Ajmal 30.2-7-80-3

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)   Junaid Khan 25-13-47-0

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, FOUR, a slower ball from Cheema that loops like a spinner's delivery, he didn't intend it to be that slow, gives the batsman enough time to adjust and whip it to the midwicket boundary, that's the first four in an hour

Zimbabwe 289/5   GA Lamb 12* (40b 1x4)   Aizaz Cheema 18-9-53-0

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

Zimbabwe 293/5   TMK Mawoyo 106* (340b 13x4)   Saeed Ajmal 38.1-9-92-3

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, FOUR, another bouncer, angling across, Lamb pokes at it and it flies past the vacant gully region for four, not the most authoritative of strokes that

Zimbabwe 303/5   GA Lamb 19* (54b 2x4)   Aizaz Cheema 20-9-58-0

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

Zimbabwe 307/5   TMK Mawoyo 112* (354b 14x4)   Saeed Ajmal 40.5-9-100-3

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, FOUR, Mawoyo gets up to 116, with a crunchy straight drive off a length ball, a great stroke to watch

Zimbabwe 312/5   TMK Mawoyo 116* (357b 15x4)   Aizaz Cheema 20.5-9-63-0

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, FOUR, Mawoyo has a renewed appetite for runs, his overpitched ball is punched wide of the non-striker for a boundary, and he has overtaken the number of overs! Standing ovation please

Zimbabwe 320/5   TMK Mawoyo 122* (364b 16x4)   Azhar Ali 0.3-0-6-0

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, FOUR, Mawoyo has hit top gear here, another boundary, short and wide and carshed past point for four

Zimbabwe 326/5   TMK Mawoyo 128* (370b 17x4)   Azhar Ali 1.4-0-11-0

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

Zimbabwe 337/5   TMK Mawoyo 133* (385b 18x4)   Saeed Ajmal 43.4-10-106-3

Azhar Ali to Lamb, FOUR, a half-tracker from Azhar, well outside off as well, Lamb accepts the gift, whacks that for four in front of point

Zimbabwe 355/5   GA Lamb 33* (83b 3x4)   Azhar Ali 6-1-23-0

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

Zimbabwe 365/5   GA Lamb 39* (103b 4x4)   Saeed Ajmal 46.1-11-114-3

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   RW Price 6* (13b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 48-11-119-4

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

Zimbabwe 379/7   BV Vitori 4* (3b 1x4)   Saeed Ajmal 48.5-11-124-4

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

Zimbabwe 383/7   BV Vitori 8* (7b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 49.3-11-128-4

Aizaz Cheema to Vitori, FOUR, short and a bit of width, Vitori hangs on the back foot to smash that past point for four

Zimbabwe 388/7   BV Vitori 13* (14b 3x4)   Aizaz Cheema 25-10-71-1

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   TMK Mawoyo 155* (435b 19x4)   Saeed Ajmal 51-11-135-4

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, FOUR, beautiful shot from Mawoyo, stands on his toes and crunches it past cover for a boundary, a graceful stroke that

Zimbabwe 409/9   TMK Mawoyo 161* (446b 20x4)   Aizaz Cheema 27.1-11-77-3
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