Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I: Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Aug 24, 2013
Pakistan won by 19 runs
Played at Harare Sports Club
24 August 2013 (20-over match)

We're gearing up for the first ball. The two teams are out on the field. Spin to open up again. Prosper Utseya to take the new ball and he will have Ahmed Shehzad at the other end to take aim at.

1.00pm: Zimbabwe win the toss and have decided to bowl. They've made one change with Tendai Chatara sitting out and Tinashe Panyangara coming into the side. Pakistan have also rested Mohammad Irfan and Saeed Ajmal. Asad Ali and Zulfiqar Babar take their place.

Brendan Taylor was happier chasing and thinks the wicket will play well through the 40 overs. He wanted to tighten things up with the ball, especially with the extras and take the attack to the opposition.

Mohammad Hafeez wants better intensity from the side and is looking for a more convincing win. He was happy batting first and backed his bowling side to defend the total they put up.

"When you chose to let Pak bat first you inadvertently hand them half the match. philosophy of the pitches and conditions aside, reality is that pak always struggles in chase. ZIM has done the blunder yet again and lost already". There's still a long way left to go, Shahzad. Lets wait on it.

fahad alam: "I cant believe they have left out junaid again"

12.50pm: Hello and welcome to live coverage of the second T20 international between Pakistan and Zimbabwe. We're in Harare again, with the scoreline 1-0 in favor of the visitors. Here's the pitch report from Dirk Viljoen

We've moved to a new pitch today, which brings the square leg boundary a lot closer to the right hander against the bowler coming in from the Golf Course end. The wicket itself has a decent shine to it, says Viljoen, hinting at a little bit of moisture. It's a good wicket, the cracks are smaller and not as many as from the last game. He adds if Zimbabwe could restrict Pakistan to a similar total as yesterday they could be in with a chance.

Waseem abbas: "Zimbabwe missed a golden chance yesterday. if zulfiquar babar plays today then it will be more difficult for the hosts to avoid clean sweep"

As we wait for the toss, why dont you have a peek at Firdose Moonda's day out at the eKasi tournament at Mamelodi in Pretoria.

0.1

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, nicely flighted and Shehzad defends it to the offside

0.2

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, moves back and makes room to cut this shorter ball well but into the cover field

0.3

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, A little shorter and he goes back to defend it again

0.4

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, no run

0.5

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, flighted ball on the off stump and pushes it back to the bowler

0.6

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, oh, he's had enough of defensive play. Uses all the flight of that ball and hoists it straight over long on for a massive six

End of over 1 (6 runs) Pakistan 6/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 6 (6b 1x6)
    • Nasir Jamshed 0 (0b)
    • P Utseya 1-0-6-0

Brian Vitori to share the new ball

1.1

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, no run, just back of a length and seams away from Jamshed's tentative prod. Comfortably beaten

1.2

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, oh, its the leg glance again and Zimbabwe go up in appeal. The ball was angled into Jamshed's body and he moves across to the off side to dab it down to fine leg but misses it and is called a wide

1.2

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, no run, outside off and seaming just a bit away, beats Jamshed's drive

1.3

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, outside edge. good length ball on and around off, Jamshed camps on his backfoot and gets a thick edge down to third man

1.4

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, full and on the pads to the right-hander this time. Shehzad can't get a bat on it as it trickles away from the keeper

1.5

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, good, accurate ball on the stumps and Shehzad has no trouble defending it

1.6

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 wide, starts down leg and seams further away. Easy call for the umpire

1.6

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, Full and inviting outside off. Shehzad comes forward confidently and hits it down to mid-off to end the over

End of over 2 (3 runs) Pakistan 9/0 (RR: 4.50)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 6 (9b 1x6)
    • Nasir Jamshed 1 (3b)
    • BV Vitori 1-0-3-0
    • P Utseya 1-0-6-0

Panyangara replaces Utseya. Only one over of spin to start the game then

2.1

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, Fullish and angling down leg. he clips it nicely off his pads into straight midwicket

2.2

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length outside off. He goes back and blocks it well

2.3

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, oh, there's some intent. Comes down the track and looks to give it the old heave ho through the off side, but a little away movement beats him

2.4

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, stays back in the crease and dabs the length ball on off into the covers

2.5

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, edged and four through third man. Nice and full ball, with just a hint of shape away, Jamshed looks for the expansive drive and is fortunate to have the ball streak off fine of short-third man

2.6

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, back of a length on off stump and he is squared up a little as he pushes it out into the off side

End of over 3 (6 runs) Pakistan 15/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • Nasir Jamshed 7 (9b 1x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 6 (9b 1x6)
    • T Panyangara 1-0-6-0
    • BV Vitori 1-0-3-0

Mazher Arshad says "It is first time that Saeed Ajmal has been left out of Twenty20 playing XI since making his Pakistan debut in 2009."

3.1

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, Fullish ball, angled away from the right-hander and he comes forward to defend it

3.2

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, A little back of a length and he sways back to punch it through the covers

3.3

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, opens the face to that back of a length ball and rides the bounce to hit that ball down to deep third man

3.4

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, Dropped Good ball, short of a length and swinging away. Jamshed has a slash at it and the ball flies to slip where Masakadza dives from his position at first slip but cant get it.

3.5

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, digs it in and he swivels on his back foot to pull it off to deep square leg

3.6

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, SIX, short again and its Jamshed does one better as he swivel pulls it well over the square leg fence. Zimbabwe already being made to pay for their mistake

End of over 4 (11 runs) Pakistan 26/0 (RR: 6.50)

    • Nasir Jamshed 14 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 10 (13b 1x6)
    • BV Vitori 2-0-14-0
    • T Panyangara 1-0-6-0
4.1

Panyangara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, Just outside off and the batsman wants nothing to do with it

4.2

Panyangara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, not this time. Shehzad has an Afridi-like swing at this length ball on off stump but can't connect as it sails over the stumps

4.3

Panyangara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, he's tighter now. full on off and it gets the dead bat

4.4

Panyangara to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, shorter ball, darting in just a little and Shehzad is quick on the pull again down to deep square leg

4.5

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, leg stump full toss and treated as such. Sweetly timed flick off his pads and the ball runs off to the midwicket boundary

4.6

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, on the pads again. Jamshed clips it to wide mid-on off the back foot

End of over 5 (6 runs) Pakistan 32/0 (RR: 6.40)

    • Nasir Jamshed 19 (13b 2x4 1x6)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 11 (17b 1x6)
    • T Panyangara 2-0-12-0
    • BV Vitori 2-0-14-0

Final over of the powerplay. Shingi Masakadza to bowl it

5.1

SW Masakadza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, shortish and Jamshed is too quick on the pull this time. The ball hits his stomach and lands at his feet

5.2

SW Masakadza to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, not this time. Lovely timing. Banged into the middle of the pitch and it stands up for Jamshed who obliges by sending it off to the square leg boundary.

5.3

SW Masakadza to Nasir Jamshed, no run, better length from Masakadza. Full and on middle which Jamshed can only defend back to the bowler

5.4

SW Masakadza to Nasir Jamshed, OUT, Well taken. Good running catch from Chigumbura. Jamshed races down the track, looking to put the new bowler off, but he only manages to sky this shortish delivery wide of the man and mid-off who runs around and holds on to give Zimbabwe their first breakthrough

Nasir Jamshed c Chigumbura b SW Masakadza 23 (22m 17b 3x4 1x6) SR: 135.29

The captain, Mohammad Hafeez walks out to the middle

5.5

SW Masakadza to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, lovely, full flowing cover drive to this full ball outside off from Shehzad. He's looking in good nick

5.6

SW Masakadza to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, tucks this back of a length ball, angled into the batsman down to fine leg

End of over 6 (5 runs) Pakistan 37/1 (RR: 6.16)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 12 (19b 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 0 (0b)
    • SW Masakadza 1-0-5-1
    • T Panyangara 2-0-12-0

Sean Williams into the attack

6.1

Williams to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, flighted outside off and he drives it square on the off side

6.2

Williams to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and drifting into middle, Hafeez clips it to mid-on

6.3

Williams to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, nudges this well-flighted ball to mid-on again

6.4

Williams to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it uppishly straight down the ground and to long-on

6.5

Williams to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, well bowled. this one goes on with the arm and gets the inside edge of Shehzad. It runs down too fine and goes off to the boundary

6.6

Williams to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, brings the length back and the batsman pushes it into the off side off the back foot

End of over 7 (6 runs) Pakistan 43/1 (RR: 6.14)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 17 (22b 1x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1 (3b)
    • SC Williams 1-0-6-0
    • SW Masakadza 1-0-5-1

Taylor's ringing in the changes. Elton Chigumbura into the attack

7.1

Chigumbura to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 no ball, short and wide outside off. The batsman cant reach it with his cut shot. It would have been called a wide but the bowler has overstepped.

7.1

Chigumbura to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, Short ball, miles over the batsman's head and its called wide again. Free hit still in play

7.1

Chigumbura to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, and its the yorker this time, or just about. Hafeez brings his bat down and punches it down the ground and has timed it well. Long-on needs to run around and jump to his left to keep it in play

7.2

Chigumbura to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, fullish on off and he drives it down the ground

7.3

Chigumbura to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, and this time the cut shot reaches the ball and its timed well enough to beat the infield to hit the point boundary

Field change: fine leg comes up, third man goes back

7.4

Chigumbura to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, better. fuller and at the stumps. Hafeez tries to work it into the leg side but gets a leading edge that drops short of the bowler

7.5

Chigumbura to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, punches this full ball through the covers off the front foot

7.6

Chigumbura to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, beautifully played. lofts this full ball outside off over the field at extra cover and it goes for a one-bounce four. Shehzad looking in prime form

End of over 8 (13 runs) Pakistan 56/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 22 (24b 2x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 7 (8b 1x4)
    • E Chigumbura 1-0-13-0
    • SC Williams 1-0-6-0

Malcolm Waller now with the ball

8.1

Waller to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good flight, just outside off and is defended to short cover

8.2

Waller to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shorter this time and affords enough room for the batsman to go back and cut it to deep point

8.3

Waller to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, Shehzad moves outside leg stump to make room, but the bowler follows him and he can only dab it out into the off side off the back foot

8.4

Waller to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, full and angled into the pads gets the sweep shot down to deep square leg

8.5

Waller to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, he's seen it again. Hafeez was trying to reverse sweep, but Waller drags it down and angles it down leg to ensure Hafeez can't make much of it

8.6

Waller to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, oh, he's dragged this down too short and outside off and Hafeez moves back to punch it hard through point

End of over 9 (4 runs) Pakistan 60/1 (RR: 6.66)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 10 (12b 1x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 23 (26b 2x4 1x6)
    • MN Waller 1-0-4-0
    • E Chigumbura 1-0-13-0

Sean Williams replaces Chigumbura

9.1

Williams to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, its a little flatter and the ball is angled down leg. He tries to sweep and finds the man at fine leg

9.2

Williams to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, shorter and the batsman makes room for himself, but it isn't enough as he can hit it only as far as the in-field at the covers

9.3

Williams to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run

9.4

Williams to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, good strike. full and filghted on middle and Shehzad comes down the track and lifts it over the bowler's head for a handsome six

9.5

Williams to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, works it down to long-on

9.6

Williams to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pulls this one just back a bit and Hafeez gets a bit of an edge that carries dangerously close to the bowler. He dives hoping to collect it, but it's already bounced

End of over 10 (9 runs) Pakistan 69/1 (RR: 6.90)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 11 (14b 1x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 31 (30b 2x4 2x6)
    • SC Williams 2-0-15-0
    • MN Waller 1-0-4-0

Utseya into the attack

10.1

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, plants his leg outside off and sweeps it down to square leg

10.2

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, comes down the track, but doesnt get to the pitch and the drive is hit back to the bowler

10.3

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, fetches this fullish ball from outside off with another sweep

10.4

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, well placed. Makes room for himself, the ball is a little short as well and he pierces the gap between point and cover

deep point put in place

10.5

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, flighted and inviting. the batsman takes up the offer, comes down the track and lofts it over the top. But wait, is that a brilliant save? The fielder at long-on, Timycen Maruma, back-peddles and was on the edge of the rope when he leaps into the air and taps the ball into play. Its only two for Pakistan thanks to some wonderful athleticism

10.6

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, dabbed down the ground off the back foot

End of over 11 (10 runs) Pakistan 79/1 (RR: 7.18)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 18 (17b 2x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 34 (33b 2x4 2x6)
    • P Utseya 2-0-16-0
    • SC Williams 2-0-15-0

"Chigumbura, such a senior and talented player but never fulfills his potential. Zimbabwe bowled so many extras yesterday and even today haven't had them under control"

Salman1508: "Five bowling changes in first seven overs, wow!"

And more to come, Shigi Masakadza back into the attack

11.1

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full and on the corridor outside off and he comes forward and pushes it down to long-off

11.2

SW Masakadza to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, He goes right across onto the off side for a scoop to this length ball and it has the fine leg fielder interested as he runs around but it falls just wide of him and he collects it off the first bounce

11.3

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, stays back and uses the room and short length of this ball to cut it to the point fielder

11.4

SW Masakadza to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, And the short square leg boundary comes into play. Fullish ball coming into the pads and Shehzad comes forward, almost on one knee and helps the ball on its way over the boundary for another six

11.5

SW Masakadza to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, makes the immediate adjustment and it almost gets the job done. Shehzad moves to the leg side to swipe this one over cover but misses it and it's whiskers away from the off stump as it goes to the keeper

11.6

SW Masakadza to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, short and wide again and he flat bats it straight down the ground

End of over 12 (10 runs) Pakistan 89/1 (RR: 7.41)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 42 (37b 2x4 3x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 20 (19b 2x4)
    • SW Masakadza 2-0-15-1
    • P Utseya 2-0-16-0
12.1

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, lovely use of the feet, even better placement. Gets to the pitch of this one and hoiks it right between long-on and deep midwicket for another four. Calculated assault from Shehzad here

12.2

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, Stays leg side of the ball and hits it out into the covers

12.3

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and on middle. Hafeez hits it back down the ground

12.4

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, tapped down to long-on

12.5

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, fires this one in on off and Shehzad turns it just behind square on the leg side

12.6

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, stays back and opens the face of the bat a little to guide it through the infield on the off side to get two runs

End of over 13 (9 runs) Pakistan 98/1 (RR: 7.53)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 23 (22b 2x4)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 48 (40b 3x4 3x6)
    • P Utseya 3-0-25-0
    • SW Masakadza 2-0-15-1
13.1

SW Masakadza to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, slower ball, he comes forward and opens the face to guide it to point

13.2

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slower ball again, but this one doesn't pitch and Hafeez drives it calmly down to long-on for a single

Shehzad needs one more for a fifty

13.3

SW Masakadza to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, and there it is. short and sitting up to be hit. Shehzad comes onto his front foot and in a typical baseball-swing, slams it to wide long-on, who dives but the ball is struck too powerfully and reaches the boundary. He's been very productive in that region.

13.4

SW Masakadza to Ahmed Shehzad, 3 runs, full and on the pads, Shehzad squirts it off to deep midwicket

13.5

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slower again, looked like the leg cutter, but he's lost his direction that he had in the earlier overs. the batsman nudges it off his hips to fine leg

13.6

SW Masakadza to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, shorter again and Shehzad pulls off the front foot down to deep midwicket and races through for the second run

Behzad Mustafa: "Nice to see A Sehzad taking the charge to ZIM bowlers. I think they can get a lot more by putting them under pressure."

End of over 14 (12 runs) Pakistan 110/1 (RR: 7.85)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 58 (44b 4x4 3x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 25 (24b 2x4)
    • SW Masakadza 3-0-27-1
    • P Utseya 3-0-25-0
14.1

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, Stays steady in his crease and hits this fullish ball down to long-off.

14.2

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, opens up his shoulders and hits it straight down the ground for long-on to tidy up

14.3

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fired in and the slog sweep is too slow to connect

14.4

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, quick and fullish and he pushes it down the ground

14.5

Utseya to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, comes down the ground, turns it into a full toss on middle and works it down to deep midwicket

14.6

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, Oh, rank bad ball. full toss at a lovely height and Hafeez goes down on one knee and powers it over cow corner. Another six for Pakistan

End of over 15 (10 runs) Pakistan 120/1 (RR: 8.00)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 33 (28b 2x4 1x6)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 60 (46b 4x4 3x6)
    • P Utseya 4-0-35-0
    • SW Masakadza 3-0-27-1

Brian Vitori comes back to see if he can stop the run flow. But there's some movement behind the bowler's arm so he has to wait just a little longer

15.1

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, in the blockhole and he digs it out and the bowler leaps to his right to get a good hand to it

This is Shehzad's top-score in T20s

15.2

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, fullish ball, lifted striaght over the top down to long-on

15.3

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, in the slot and Shehzad obliges, putting this half-volley well over the straight boundary with a lovely full swing of the bat.

15.4

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, goes across the line. Full and just outside off and he's down on one knee hoping to hit it through midwicket

15.5

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, oh, just when he's striking it straight so well. he tries a reverse sweep but the ball, angled across the batsman beats him completely

15.6

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, well struck. that's more like it. Full ball on middle gets the full face of the bat and its struck powerfully enough to beat the men at the straight boundary

End of over 16 (14 runs) Pakistan 134/1 (RR: 8.37)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 74 (52b 6x4 4x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 33 (28b 2x4 1x6)
    • BV Vitori 3-0-28-0
    • P Utseya 4-0-35-0
16.1

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, finds the block hole. The batsman looks to whip it, but only gets an inside edge onto his pads and as the ball squirts off to third man, they go through for a single

This is Shehzad's top score in T20s

16.2

Panyangara to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, fullish ball and its hoisted straight over the top again down to long-on

16.3

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, full and darting into the pads. Hafeez flicks it off the front foot down to square leg

16.4

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, goes for the dab sweep, it hits the edges of the bat and goes back to the bowler as Hafeez looks around to see where the ball has gone

16.5

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flicks this full ball on middle off to square leg again

16.6

Panyangara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, stays leg side of the ball, which is nice and full on off. he plants the bat down and hopes to guide it down to third man, but doesn't get enough as the keeper Taylor runs forward to field it

End of over 17 (5 runs) Pakistan 139/1 (RR: 8.17)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 75 (54b 6x4 4x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 37 (32b 2x4 1x6)
    • T Panyangara 3-0-17-0
    • BV Vitori 3-0-28-0
17.1

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, carves this full ball over point for a single

17.2

SW Masakadza to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, good lengths from Masakadza, finding the blockhole again and the batsman gets just enough bat on it to guide it to third man

17.3

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, slower ball off the back of the hand and he comes down on one knee, almost beaten by it, but works it off to deep midwicket

Mazher Arshad: Ahmed Shehzad's innings is highest score by a Pakistan opener in T20Is. Previous best: 74 by Salman Butt against Canada in 2008 Sent at 6:1

17.4

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, this one's just a little off from the target and becomes a full toss, which Hafeez whacks it powerfully through midwicket

17.5

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, What a strike! That's fifty to Hafeez. Full toss, over knee high and Hafeez, so still at the crease, opens up his hips and slams this well over the square leg boundary for a towering six.

Faraz: "Hafeez is doing pretty well but i still miss shoaib malik in our side.."

17.6

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, on target this time. wide yorker and the batsman squeezes it out to point. 15 off that over

End of over 18 (15 runs) Pakistan 154/1 (RR: 8.55)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 51 (37b 3x4 2x6)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 76 (55b 6x4 4x6)
    • SW Masakadza 4-0-42-1
    • T Panyangara 3-0-17-0
18.1

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, carves the fullish ball just outside off to long-off

ZCFOutkast: "My boy Panyangara continues to do his stuff. 3 more of him and Pak would be setting targets within our reach. Definitely in the Test side for me."

18.2

Panyangara to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, full and straight but its in the slot for the batsman to drive the ball straight, but its too straight and hits the stumps at the bowler's end. The ball runs off to long-off and the batsman scamper for a single

18.3

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, angled into the pads, not giving any room and he picks it off the front foot down to straight midwicket boundary

18.4

Panyangara to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, length ball and Shehzad pounces on it. Good balance on the crease and he pulls out the full swing of the bat, as he has done throughout his innings and hoists it over long-off this time

18.5

Panyangara to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, oh, he's mistimed this one. fullish ball just outside off and his almightly swing takes the outside half of the bat and goes high into the air towards the cover region. Two fielders converge but the ball lands right in the middle

18.6

Panyangara to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, gets down on one knee, opens the face to this full ball on off stump through the covers

End of over 19 (12 runs) Pakistan 166/1 (RR: 8.73)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 86 (59b 6x4 5x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 53 (39b 3x4 2x6)
    • T Panyangara 4-0-29-0
    • SW Masakadza 4-0-42-1

Brian Vitori to bowl the final over

19.1

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, length ball and its sent out of here. Shehzad goes to 92. Another six over long on. High, handsome and powerful

19.2

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, a lot fuller this time and he goes for a Dhoni-esque shot. Its not quite the helicopter, but he manages to hit it down to long-off and collects two runs. Poor fielding there

Mazher: Ahmed Shehzad has become first Pakistan batsman to hit 6 Sixes in a Twenty20I innings. This is now also highest score by a Pakistan batsman in T20Is.

19.3

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, Full again, this time on leg and he strikes it off to deepmidwicket and tears off between the wickets to collect another double. He's four short of a century

19.4

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, full on leg and he flicks it off his pads down to deep fine leg, but it only gets the single and Shehzad punches his thigh and looks very disappointed.

19.5

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full on middle and its dabbed calmly to long-off. Shehzad on strike now. Three more for his century

Jeff: "What am I missing, why did Waller bowl an over for 4 runs and then not get bowled again?"

19.6

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, oh, he doesn't get it. Shehzad finishes on 98 as he clips this full ball with a lot of bottom hand out to deep midwicket

Pakistan have put in a commanding batting performance and its Shehzad at the forefront of it all. Crisp innings with some delightful strikes down the ground. And Hafeez gave him great support, getting himself in and rotating strike early on and then got on his bike as Pakistan looked to go on the charge. They've set up a highly competitve total here. Zimbabwe captain Taylor said his side wasn't too far off in the last game and wanted to take the attack to the opposition. They've been forced to do that now, facing a chase of just under 9 an over. That's all from me down here. Do join us in a few when Kanishkaa will be taking you through the chase.

End of over 20 (13 runs) Pakistan 179/1

    • Ahmed Shehzad 98 (64b 6x4 6x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 54 (40b 3x4 2x6)
    • BV Vitori 4-0-41-0
    • T Panyangara 4-0-29-0
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