Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI: Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Aug 29, 2013
Pakistan won by 90 runs
Played at Harare Sports Club
29 August 2013 (50-over match)

Jamshed and Shehzad will open for Pakistan, and Panyangara for Zimbabwe with the first new ball. Jamshed to take first strike. Two slips in

Zimbabwe win the toss and will bowl

Taylor thinks there will be something in the first hour with the greenish tinge and wants his bowlers to utilise that. "Big day for us," he says. Zimbabwe are unchanged

"This is the time for us to show what we are made of," Misbah says. Haris Sohail is out, Abdur Rehman is in. Pakistan going for the extra bowler, that batting line-up in the first game was ridiculously deep. Having said that, how much can they rely on Sarfraz Ahmed to get quick runs at the death?

waqar: "Sarfraz Ahmed is only a wicket keeper, his inclusion in the team is step forward in the past, calling him a batsman won't be fair with the likes of MSD, Sangakkara, AB and rest."

charles: "Zim should not allow pressure to build.and like they did in the last game they should rotate the strike and dispach the bad balls."

Eric: "Pakistan still have the edge but losing the toss should be what the Doctor ordered, lets see their resilience as they found themselves slightly against the wall here. Zim should keep their feet on the ground lest they are cut to size ruthlessly." Speaking of doctors, our very own in-house one of the metallurgical kind, Devashish Fuloria, has written the preview for this game.

8.50am Alright, this is the game after the upset. Pakistan are expected to come hard, Zimbabwe are expected to have a new confidence. There is no scope for any further 'misreading' of the pitch now. The one we have today was used for the first Twenty20 game. It has a greenish tinge to it, and Dirk Viljoen is bothered with some looseness around the cracks. He expects some uneven bounce as the game progresses. These pitches flattened out appreciably during the India series, and one is doubtful if the captain winning the toss will want to bat today

0.1

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, starts good length, just outside off, Jamshed pats it back

0.2

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, another one on good length, similar line around off, Jamshed across to defend

0.3

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, pitched fuller now, superb line on off stump, blocked

0.4

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fuller one again, towards middle now, knocked back to the bowler

0.5

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, sotly turns a length ball from just outside off to midwicket

waseem sarwar: "Finally they are playing Abdur Rehman. Whenever he plays, he wins matches for Pakistan to be benched again."

0.6

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, beaten, similar to the delivery he got out to in the first game, slanted across for the drive, Jamshed reaches feebly for it

End of over 1 (maiden) Pakistan 0/0 (RR: 0.00)

    • Nasir Jamshed 0 (6b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 0 (0b)
    • T Panyangara 1-1-0-0

Vitori with the second new ball

1.1

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, slants it across the right-hander, good length, spot-on with the line outside off, punched away

1.2

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, super delivery, Shehzad left it on the original line going across him, but it jagged back in from short of a length and bounced over the stumps

1.3

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, right on off stump, skiddy length ball, short of driving length, defended

1.4

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, short of a length but this time the line is on to the pad, and Shehzad's tickled it fine

1.5

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, walks across to a good length ball holding the line on middle and works it square to leg, but there is a man there in the ring

1.6

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, fuller, but he walks across again in the crease, and knocks it back to the bowler

End of over 2 (4 runs) Pakistan 4/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • Ahmed Shehzad 4 (6b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 0 (6b)
    • BV Vitori 1-0-4-0
    • T Panyangara 1-1-0-0

These lengths, accompanied by tight lines, are difficult to put away

2.1

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, pitched up just around off stump, Jamshed pushes it back to the bowler

2.2

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, fullish delivery again, and he uses the slight width to squeeze it in the gap past cover

2.3

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, comes forward this time, something he has not done a lot, and pushes firmly to mid off

2.4

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, solidly on to the front foot to block a length ball outside off

2.5

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, tries to score off this slightly widish one but knocks it straight to cover

2.6

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, stays on the crease now as he tries to work one from off to midwicket, can't time it

End of over 3 (2 runs) Pakistan 6/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • Nasir Jamshed 2 (12b)
    • Ahmed Shehzad 4 (6b 1x4)
    • T Panyangara 2-1-2-0
    • BV Vitori 1-0-4-0
3.1

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, Vitori starts with one that holds the line but starts leg stump, and is tucked square

Hamza.Zahid: "Considering Afridi's recent performance with the bat & ball I would have rather brought in A.Rehman in place of Afridi instead of benching Haris. In all fairness Haris needs to be given more chances than the seniors to prove himself."

3.2

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, no run, some away swing from the left-hander, Jamshed cannot time the cover drive as he steps forward

3.3

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, this is overpitched now, into the pads too, and Jamshed flicks it in the air behind square leg, too quick for the man at fine leg

3.4

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, 1 leg bye, tries to work it square again, but this is not as full, but they'll get the single as ball rolls close to the pitch

3.5

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, nice leave, this was close to off stump, holding the line too, but Shehzad's judgment was spot-on

3.6

Vitori to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, oh dear, and next ball, he goes reaching for a widish, pitched up delivery and ends up spooning it weakly to shortish backward point, completely nothing shot in the end, that just popped to the fielder

Ahmed Shehzad c Maruma b Vitori 5 (14m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

End of over 4 (6 runs) Pakistan 12/1 (RR: 3.00)

    • Nasir Jamshed 6 (15b 1x4)
    • BV Vitori 2-0-9-1
    • T Panyangara 2-1-2-0

Faisal Sami Qadir: "Agreed with Hamza, Pakistan frail batting needs to be strengthened, Sarfraz is part of a tail and I dont think Afridi too is a no. 6 player. With listless bowling Rehman should ve come in for Afridi"

4.1

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, forward to a pitched up ball to push to covers

4.2

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, Jamshed is moving forward neatly now, pushes to extra cover this time

4.3

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, leg stump line from just short of driving length, and easily tucked behind square

Qamber: "Some one should tell Nasir Jamshed that playing like Test matches in ODIs will not get his place back in Test team. just look at his performance since champions trophy, where is the free flowing Jamshed who scored back to back centuries against India earlier this year."

4.4

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, width on this length delivery and Jamshed carves it past point with an open face

4.5

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, slanted across widish, Jamshed not going for it

4.6

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, right on middle, good length, turned to midwicket

End of over 5 (4 runs) Pakistan 16/1 (RR: 3.20)

    • Nasir Jamshed 10 (21b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 0 (0b)
    • T Panyangara 3-1-6-0
    • BV Vitori 2-0-9-1

Azam: "i don't know why people blame Misbah for provoking defensive approach in the team.... first make the guys capable enough of aggressive approach, then blame Misbah!"

5.1

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, first ball, Hafeez flows into a crisp drive to an overpitched delivery, but the man at extra cover dives to keep him to one

5.2

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, no run, just short of a length, tight line on off, blocked from the crease

5.3

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, Jamshed gets this length delivery into the gap to the left of mid on, taking it from outside off stump

5.4

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, superb timing now, as Jamshed leans forward and clips this length ball on middle and leg past midwicket's dive

Leg slip in now

5.5

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, no run, nice comeback from the bowler, this length ball straightens just outside off, and is defended

5.6

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, sprays this length ball well down leg now, bounces in front of the keeper, but he has it covered with early movement

5.6

Vitori to Nasir Jamshed, no run, width from a length, but Jamshed does not attack it much, guides it to point

End of over 6 (8 runs) Pakistan 24/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • Nasir Jamshed 16 (26b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1 (1b)
    • BV Vitori 3-0-17-1
    • T Panyangara 3-1-6-0

Mazher Arshad: "Nasir Jamshed's average in Asia is 50.26; outside Asia it is 22.60. The Strike Rate in Asia is 89.00; outside Asia it is 57.84."

6.1

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length angled into the pad, but Hafeez cannot work it away

6.2

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, on the stumps, he is across to defend to the bowler

6.3

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, again the angle takes it into the pad, and this time Hafeez clips it through midwicket

6.4

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched up on the off stump line, he comes forward to smother it

6.5

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, targetting the stumps again with a pitched up delivery, Hafeez defends quickly

6.6

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, taking a big stride forward to block, the ball drops onto the pitch off the bat and pad

End of over 7 (2 runs) Pakistan 26/1 (RR: 3.71)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 3 (7b)
    • Nasir Jamshed 16 (26b 2x4)
    • T Panyangara 4-1-8-0
    • BV Vitori 3-0-17-1

Chatara comes on

7.1

Chatara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, widish length delivery to start off, across the left-hander, who gets too far across and cannot time the cut

7.2

Chatara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short of a length, climbing outside off, Jamshed brings it down into the pitch

7.3

Chatara to Nasir Jamshed, 3 runs, Jamshed is timing that clip through midwicket superbly today, didn't do that in the first game, takes it from around off and turns it past mid on, who chases and stops it with a slide inches inside

7.4

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, beaten, Hafeez was troubled with this delivery early in the first match as well, lifts from just short of driving length, angled in so he looks to play at it, whizzes past the outside edge

7.5

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, but the follow-up is overpitched into the pad, and Hafeez easily tucks it behind square

7.6

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, comes forward to a pitched up ball and defends to covers

End of over 8 (7 runs) Pakistan 33/1 (RR: 4.12)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 7 (10b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 19 (29b 2x4)
    • TL Chatara 1-0-7-0
    • T Panyangara 4-1-8-0
8.1

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, 3 runs, he's tried to force this delivery through the off side, it wasn't exactly pitched up, he was dropped at second slip off a similar delivery first game, manages to mishit in the air between extra cover and mid off this time

8.2

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length ball played out to mid on

8.3

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length, right on off stump, defended

Kashif Muneer: "At leat Shehzad didn't waste many deliveries today and Jamshed seems to be batting a bit quicker as well. Both of them had strike rate of just about 50 in the last game which lost us the game to be honest. Had they added 30-40 more runs, we would have won."

8.4

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, single safely taken after some excited shouts from the fielders after a tuck in front of square leg

8.5

Panyangara to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, Zimbabwe have bowled a lot of deliveries on the pads today, another one is worked behind square

8.6

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, moves across in the crease and turns a length ball to shortish midwicket

End of over 9 (5 runs) Pakistan 38/1 (RR: 4.22)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 8 (14b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 23 (31b 2x4)
    • T Panyangara 5-1-13-0
    • TL Chatara 1-0-7-0
9.1

Chatara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, sharp save by Sibanda jumping at short cover, Jamshed had driven this hard into the pitch and it was bouncing over the fielder

9.2

Chatara to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, another wide, sent on a good length down leg

9.2

Chatara to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, there is short cover, this is pitched up for the drive, and Jamshed has cracked it in the air, but wide of the man and it races through extra cover

9.3

Chatara to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, Jamshed batting quite freely now, not much width on this back of a length ball but he ekes out a single with a mistimed cut behind point

9.4

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, good length outside off, Hafeez stays in the crease and runs it to third man

9.5

Chatara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, good length, just outside off, starting outside leg and angling across, defended with a shuffle and a straight bat

9.6

Chatara to Nasir Jamshed, no run, big shuffle across to push to the leg side

End of over 10 (7 runs) Pakistan 45/1 (RR: 4.50)

    • Nasir Jamshed 28 (36b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 9 (15b 1x4)
    • TL Chatara 2-0-14-0
    • T Panyangara 5-1-13-0

Utseya comes on, no slip

10.1

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, stays a tad low from a length just outside off stump, Hafeez adjusts to punch it to long off

10.2

Utseya to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, nudged off the front foot behind square for a quick single

10.3

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, length ball worked down to long on

10.4

Utseya to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, swats a length delivery from off down to long on

10.5

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, forward to defend a tossed up ball around off

10.6

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, worked past midwicket to wide long on

End of over 11 (5 runs) Pakistan 50/1 (RR: 4.54)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 12 (19b 1x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 30 (38b 3x4)
    • P Utseya 1-0-5-0
    • TL Chatara 2-0-14-0
11.1

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, there for the cut, short and wide, Hafeez slashes and the ball flies over the lone slip

11.2

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, a thick edge runs to third man as Hafeez plays back to a skiddy, bouncing length ball

11.3

Chatara to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, comes neatly forward to run this pitched up ball wide of point for one more

Shane: "I think that those suggesting afridi being replaced are wrong. He has only a few years left in cricket. Let him show his swagger, he's always a threat to the opposition. I dont suggest we replace him, just let him retire in grace!"

11.4

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched up wide for the drive, Hafeez takes a big step out and shoulders arms

11.5

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, lift from a good length now, Hafeez wisely lets it go once more

11.6

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, 4 runs, pitched up into off and middle, turned past midwicket, it is timed deceptively well, and almost reaches the rope before the chasing fielder manages to stop it, but Hafeez has called for the fourth by that time

End of over 12 (10 runs) Pakistan 60/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 21 (24b 2x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 31 (39b 3x4)
    • TL Chatara 3-0-24-0
    • P Utseya 1-0-5-0
12.1

Utseya to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, knocked back in the air but out of the bowler's reach to his left, and down to long on

12.2

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, some spin now, but into the pad, and wristily turned to deep square

12.3

Utseya to Nasir Jamshed, no run, tossed up ball defended off the front foot

12.4

Utseya to Nasir Jamshed, no run, goes back and across to a flighted ball with some turn, plays it to midwicket

12.5

Utseya to Nasir Jamshed, no run, pushed down the pitch

12.6

Utseya to Nasir Jamshed, no run, wants to cut, but this is close to off and does not turn, he mishits to cover

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pakistan 62/1 (RR: 4.76)

    • Nasir Jamshed 32 (44b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 22 (25b 2x4)
    • P Utseya 2-0-7-0
    • TL Chatara 3-0-24-0

Waleed: "@Shane:-No one is bigger than the team. We can't just just keep him in the team irrespective of his performance just because he can retire in grace. You perform,you are in.Simple."

Hafeez pulls out his stance late

13.1

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of driving length, punched nicely to cover

13.2

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full into the pads, he is lucky Hafeez's clip finds midwicket

13.3

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bounce from a length, but too wide to interest Hafeez

13.4

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, another lifter, Hafeez walks across to off and pulls bat out of the way

13.5

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended off the front foot to extra cover

13.6

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, this came in from a good length, Hafeez had already left it, but again it started too far to cause damage

End of over 14 (maiden) Pakistan 62/1 (RR: 4.42)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 22 (31b 2x4)
    • Nasir Jamshed 32 (44b 3x4)
    • TL Chatara 4-1-24-0
    • P Utseya 2-0-7-0
14.1

Utseya to Nasir Jamshed, OUT, this looks straight and again, it is Utseya with the opening breakthrough, lots of flight from round the stumps, but it is the appreciable drift that does it for Jamshed as he is beaten on the forward push, pushes outside the line, and is struck in front of middle, the only doubt would have to be the height as he was hit on the knee roll, and the ball had quite some distance to cover

Nasir Jamshed lbw b Utseya 32 (59m 45b 3x4 0x6) SR: 71.11

14.2

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stretches right forward to smother it

14.3

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, opens up and punches hard but bowler cuts it off to his right

14.4

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, crouches forward and pushes softly towards point

14.5

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah tries an early reverse paddle, does not get it past short third

14.6

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, opens the face and guides it behind point

End of over 15 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 62/2 (RR: 4.13)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 0 (5b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 22 (31b 2x4)
    • P Utseya 3-1-7-1
    • TL Chatara 4-1-24-0
15.1

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Chatara remains good length outside off to Hafeez, who keeps letting them go

15.2

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, too wide this time and Hafeez attacks it, but mishits it to short extra off the toe end

15.3

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length, widish, left alone

15.4

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Hafeez walks down now, looking to put Chatara off his line, but bowler remains good length outside off, and Hafeez has to let it go once more

15.5

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, bangs it in short, and sprays it too far outside off

15.5

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, an outside edge, but Hafeez has played it softly, dropping his wrists as he stretches forward and keeping it down past gully, needs a diving effort at third man

15.6

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, guided square but point dives to prevent the single

End of over 16 (3 runs) Pakistan 65/2 (RR: 4.06)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 24 (37b 2x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 0 (5b)
    • TL Chatara 5-1-27-0
    • P Utseya 3-1-7-1
16.1

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

16.2

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, bat in front of pad as he pushes forward to midwicket

16.3

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, reaches forward again and nudges square on the leg side

16.4

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, moves across and pats a length ball away

16.5

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, flighted across from round the stumps, defended down the track

16.6

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, caught in the crease as he moves across, this one spins in sharply, possibly going down leg

End of over 17 (maiden) Pakistan 65/2 (RR: 3.82)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 0 (11b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 24 (37b 2x4)
    • P Utseya 4-2-7-1
    • TL Chatara 5-1-27-0

Zubair Anwar: "Misbah dropping anchor.........lets hope its not too heavy to sink the ship...."

Aatif Hussain: "Once again. Its Misbah coming inside the first 15 overs and people blame him for his slow approach. Tell me you all cricket experts, how is he supposed to build up a inning and set a respectable total for his bowlers to defend. Be practical guys. When your 2nd down player comes inside the first 10 or 15 overs then Misbah's approach is the answer to play out the full 50 overs. Misbah is the gift from ALLAH to Pakistan cricket team."

Jamil: "Again the scary movie begins 'Dot Balls'"

17.1

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Hafeez on the walk to Chatara again, he's been tied down by this good length outside off, pushes and sets off, but cover is onto the ball

17.2

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angled in from wide of the crease, comes in further after pitching, Hafeez lets it go

17.3

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, another one moves in after pitching good length outside off, Hafeez takes a stride out and leaves

17.4

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, again Hafeez leaves the crease and walks outside off but Chatara does well to stick to the same line, one more leave

17.5

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Hafeez is already well down the pitch when this arrives good length outside off, chooses to shoulder arms yet again

17.6

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, has to play this time, this is much closer to off, good length, Hafeez defends off the front foot

End of over 18 (maiden) Pakistan 65/2 (RR: 3.61)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 24 (43b 2x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 0 (11b)
    • TL Chatara 6-2-27-0
    • P Utseya 4-2-7-1
18.1

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah tries the reverse sweep from the leg stump line to a tossed up ball, but finds short third man

18.2

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, cramped for room as he goes back and forces it to the bowler

18.3

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah is off the mark, gets one down the pads and works it square

18.4

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, staying a tad low outside off, punched to extra cover

18.5

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez takes on Utseya now, he did this pretty early in his innings in the first game, charges out and lofts cleanly straight over the bowler and out of long on's reach

18.6

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, chance for a run out, Hafeez rushes for the single after a confident push wide of point, but is sent back and just makes it in time as the throw arrives to the keeper

End of over 19 (7 runs) Pakistan 72/2 (RR: 3.78)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 30 (46b 2x4 1x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 1 (14b)
    • P Utseya 5-2-14-1
    • TL Chatara 6-2-27-0

Dianuj: "Can anybody tell them that ICC has not banned taking singles yet"

Vitori is brought back

19.1

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nice, Misbah is searching for this one close to off as it angles across and moves away slightly to beat him

19.2

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, a big stride forward to defend a length ball to the leg side now

19.3

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, good length, right on off, blocked

19.4

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, beaten again, slight away movement taking it further away on the angle as Misbah is opened up and pokes

19.5

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, too far across with all the angle at work and chop-guides it to point

19.6

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye, Misbah is having a hard time out there, ducks into a shortish ball now and is hit on the back, near the left shoulder

End of over 20 (1 run, maiden) Pakistan 73/2 (RR: 3.65)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 1 (20b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 30 (46b 2x4 1x6)
    • BV Vitori 4-1-17-1
    • P Utseya 5-2-14-1

kuda chimbarara: "Just the thought of a defeat to Zim must be traumatizing to Pakistan!"

20.1

Utseya to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flat and quick on a good length, punched to long on

over the stumps

20.2

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, forward to defend a slowly tossed up ball, it rolls onto the crease

20.3

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, chance gone at deep backward square leg, Vitori hesitates too much in running forward to this top-edged sweep, and by the time he decided to go for the catch, it is already dipping and pings his hands to roll away, was in the air for a long time, should have been taken quite comfortably really

20.4

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended off the front foot

20.5

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

20.6

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez rubs it in with a waltz down the pitch and a massive blow high over long on

End of over 21 (9 runs) Pakistan 82/2 (RR: 3.90)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 38 (51b 2x4 2x6)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 2 (21b)
    • P Utseya 6-2-23-1
    • BV Vitori 4-1-17-1
21.1

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, bounce from back of a length hits the bat high, they take the quick single in front of point

21.2

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, good length on the pads, tucked to deep backward square

21.3

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Misbah's slow start has consumed him today, he'd allowed himself to be tied down and decided to resort to a big walk across to turn this length delivery past midwicket, ended up chipping it in the air, and the man there took a sharp catch to his left

Misbah-ul-Haq c Williams b Vitori 3 (30m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.04

Umar Amin walks in, this is a crisis now, there is no Misbah, and the series is on the line

21.4

Vitori to Umar Amin, no run, length ball defended towards point

21.5

Vitori to Umar Amin, no run, lovely, straightens it outside off and gets it to lift from short of a length, Amin is beaten as he prods off the back foot

21.6

Vitori to Umar Amin, no run, a short ball now, around off stump, Amin drops the wrists withdraws inside the line

Henry: "WOW...what happens now? I've forgotten what happens when there's no Misbah!"

End of over 22 (2 runs) Pakistan 84/3 (RR: 3.81)

    • Umar Amin 0 (3b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 39 (52b 2x4 2x6)
    • BV Vitori 5-1-19-2
    • P Utseya 6-2-23-1

They introduce the part-timer now, Hamilton Masakadza to bowl

22.1

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length ball holding the line on off, defended

22.2

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, some late away shape widish outside off, Hafeez beaten as he checks his drive

22.3

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

22.4

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pitched up around off, he reaches forward to squeeze it to mid off

22.5

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 5 wides, sprays it way down the leg side, keeper is standing up, and has no chance

22.5

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, beaten on the cut now off a widish length ball, extra bounce does it

22.6

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, manages to get bat on this one and beats point's dive, sweeper runs around to stop it

End of over 23 (7 runs) Pakistan 91/3 (RR: 3.95)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 41 (58b 2x4 2x6)
    • Umar Amin 0 (3b)
    • H Masakadza 1-0-7-0
    • BV Vitori 5-1-19-2

Chigumbura brought on

23.1

Chigumbura to Umar Amin, no run, starts alright with a sharp length ball on the stumps, which is defended

23.2

Chigumbura to Umar Amin, 2 no balls, oversteps as he pitches it outside leg and slants it across the left-hander slightly, the ball goes behind point off the pad

23.2

Chigumbura to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, Hafeez makes full use of the free hit, sets himself up for the mow over midwicket, gets a length ball on off, and makes a clean connection

23.3

Chigumbura to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, pitched up and angled in, he leans forward to work it to long on

Kamran: "I guess I would've liked that "ridiculously long" batting line up from last match just about now."

23.4

Chigumbura to Umar Amin, 1 run, worked out to deep square leg

23.5

Chigumbura to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full into middle and leg, away to short fine leg

23.6

Chigumbura to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, squeezes an overpitched ball to extra cover

End of over 24 (10 runs) Pakistan 101/3 (RR: 4.20)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 48 (62b 2x4 3x6)
    • Umar Amin 1 (6b)
    • E Chigumbura 1-0-10-0
    • H Masakadza 1-0-7-0

Zubair Anwar: "Batsmen play them selves in...Misbah has played himself out...."

Imran: "Its Only 3 Down and last recognized batsman is on the crease, Sarfraz cant be considered as a Wicket Keeper Batsman, Afridi could be a One baller. That tells you the depth in Pakistan Batting and yet people complain why Misbah is there. GLad he is out now that gives these players a chance to prove should they be in team or back home."

24.1

Masakadza to Umar Amin, no run, pitched up, angled across, driven off the front foot to extra cover

24.2

Masakadza to Umar Amin, no run, held the line on leg stump from a length, Amin got the bat around just in time

24.3

Masakadza to Umar Amin, no run, pitched just outside leg stump, as replays show, before pinging him on the pad from a good length, going down leg too probably

24.4

Masakadza to Umar Amin, 1 run, pushed to extra cover for a quick single

24.5

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, overpitched, pushed to deepish mid off

Waleed: "@Kamran:-Exactly! Basically Afridi is a bowler who can slog and have a good day and Sarfraz is the keeper who wouldn't look out of place in a 1990 line-up."

24.6

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, guides a widish length ball past point, sweeper gets to it quickly and keeps them to one

End of over 25 (2 runs) Pakistan 103/3 (RR: 4.12)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 49 (64b 2x4 3x6)
    • Umar Amin 2 (10b)
    • H Masakadza 2-0-9-0
    • E Chigumbura 1-0-10-0

Hadi: "Its not about the batting line up or Misbah, it is the balance, this Pak team lacks the balance. A modern team where a keeper cannot bat is unheard of"

Another part-timer, Williams is here

25.1

Williams to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full from over the stumps, knocked down to long off, and this is another fifty for Hafeez

Khurram Quaseem: "Let's settle Misbahs and Anti-Misbahs. Misbah is the highest run-getter in ODIs in 2013 so far. Can someone find who is the next Pakistani on that list please?"

25.2

Williams to Umar Amin, 1 run, full on middle and leg, hit to long on

25.3

Williams to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, misfield by the bowler at short midwicket allows the single

25.4

Williams to Umar Amin, 1 run, full all the time, Amin eases it to wide long off

25.5

Williams to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, he plays back to a fullish delivery, and is hit on the pad, that was dead in front, but the ball pitched outside leg

25.6

Williams to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed to covers

End of over 26 (4 runs) Pakistan 107/3 (RR: 4.11)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 51 (68b 2x4 3x6)
    • Umar Amin 4 (12b)
    • SC Williams 1-0-4-0
    • H Masakadza 2-0-9-0

Muvati: "Zim needs to continue the hard work before celebrating....Pakistan are well known for 3 things - mysteriously defending low totals, a guy called Afridi who can make a bowler's day hell on his day and controversy! Its the first two Zim need to be careful of"

26.1

Masakadza to Umar Amin, no run, pitched up ball driven to mid off

26.2

Masakadza to Umar Amin, no run, pitched up again, around off, he mishits a drive to extra cover

26.3

Masakadza to Umar Amin, 1 run, full and wide, eased out to the sweeper

26.4

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, overpitched again, and Hafeez makes him pay this time, finding the gap with a drive past extra cover, mid off has no chance in the chase

26.5

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, knocks a length ball down the track and calls early for the single, mid off runs around

26.6

Masakadza to Umar Amin, 2 runs, flashed hard in the air but past backward point, third man cuts it off

aleeshan: "@Khurram Quaseem. I hope this comment is only for those who know about cricket, not for the people looking for entertainment only."

End of over 27 (8 runs) Pakistan 115/3 (RR: 4.25)

    • Umar Amin 7 (16b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 56 (70b 3x4 3x6)
    • H Masakadza 3-0-17-0
    • SC Williams 1-0-4-0
27.1

Williams to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, pitches outside leg from over the wicket and is nudged square

27.2

Williams to Umar Amin, 1 run, bat in front of pad to work to midwicket

27.3

Williams to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, tossed up full down the pad, turned to deep square

27.4

Williams to Umar Amin, no run, on off stump, Amin defends close to the pitch

27.5

Williams to Umar Amin, 1 wide, appears to come down the track, does not, Williams sends it down the leg side

27.5

Williams to Umar Amin, no run, mistimes a forcing stroke for the bowler to dive to his right and stop it

27.6

Williams to Umar Amin, 2 runs, excellent save at fine leg with a sprawling dive, else this sweep was headed into the rope

End of over 28 (6 runs) Pakistan 121/3 (RR: 4.32)

    • Umar Amin 10 (20b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 58 (72b 3x4 3x6)
    • SC Williams 2-0-10-0
    • H Masakadza 3-0-17-0
28.1

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, not that short, it is almost good length really, but Hafeez has picked it quickly and powerfully over midwicket

28.2

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defends a loopy slower one off the front foot

28.3

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, jabs a length ball past point, and races back for the second as third man runs around

28.4

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, leans forward, bat in front of pad, to turn it square on the leg side

Tauseef: "Come on Zimbabweans! take the Hafeez wicket now and show the Anti Misbah's the truth."

28.5

Masakadza to Umar Amin, no run, right on off stump, good length, pushed back

28.6

Masakadza to Umar Amin, no run, straightening delivery flicked to midwicket, who almost catches Hafeez short of his ground at the non-striker's, but the throw misses

End of over 29 (7 runs) Pakistan 128/3 (RR: 4.41)

    • Umar Amin 10 (22b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 65 (76b 4x4 3x6)
    • H Masakadza 4-0-24-0
    • SC Williams 2-0-10-0

Waller on now, part-timers galore

29.1

Waller to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed up offspinner punched to covers

29.2

Waller to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full, eased to long on off the front foot

round the stumps

29.3

Waller to Umar Amin, no run, thick edge as he pushes to a tossed up ball, which runs to short third man

29.4

Waller to Umar Amin, 1 run, hurries in with the angle, he chops it hard, it eludes a jumping extra cover

29.5

Waller to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, allows it to spin in from outside off and works it in front of square leg, wide enough of deep midwicket to take two

29.6

Waller to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, sharp spin now towards off stump, Hafeez backs away for the cut but it arrives quickly and he cannot beat point

End of over 30 (4 runs) Pakistan 132/3 (RR: 4.40)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 68 (80b 4x4 3x6)
    • Umar Amin 11 (24b)
    • MN Waller 1-0-4-0
    • H Masakadza 4-0-24-0

Chatara is back

30.1

Chatara to Umar Amin, no run, appeal for catch down the leg side, didn't seem to be bat as Amin tried to flick it

30.2

Chatara to Umar Amin, no run, flowing into the drive, holding the followthrough, but finding extra cover

30.3

Chatara to Umar Amin, 1 wide, sprays it full and wide outside off, called one, was just inside the marker

30.3

Chatara to Umar Amin, 1 run, checks the drive to a pitched up ball and gets it to the left of midoff

30.4

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, just back of a length, pushed to point, Amin is more than half way up the pitch, there is no single here, Amin has to turn back, he dives in, and also manages to elude a jumping midwicket running in, but the throw was quite off target

30.5

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

30.6

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, just outside off stump, hits the bat hard as Hafeez pushes to covers

End of over 31 (2 runs) Pakistan 134/3 (RR: 4.32)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 68 (83b 4x4 3x6)
    • Umar Amin 12 (27b)
    • TL Chatara 7-2-29-0
    • MN Waller 1-0-4-0

Arsalan: "Oh come on! Get out early, I want to see Afridi bat."

Vitori comes back

31.1

Vitori to Umar Amin, no run, starts with a pitched up ball on off stump, which is patted back

31.2

Vitori to Umar Amin, 1 run, overpitched onto the pads, flicked in front of square leg, but not wide enough of the deep fielder to return for the second

31.3

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, not far from off stump, pushed softly in front of point for one

31.4

Vitori to Umar Amin, 1 run, into the pads to the left-hander again, back of a length now, rolls away behind square

31.5

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, this has surprised him, but there is no one at square leg, bouncer gets big on Hafeez, he looks to avoid it late, but it hits the bat close to the splice, and loops square

31.6

Vitori to Umar Amin, 3 runs, length ball clipped neatly through midwicket, Vitori has had issues adjusting to the left-hander in this over

End of over 32 (7 runs) Pakistan 141/3 (RR: 4.40)

    • Umar Amin 17 (31b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 70 (85b 4x4 3x6)
    • BV Vitori 6-1-26-2
    • TL Chatara 7-2-29-0
32.1

Williams to Umar Amin, no run, overpitched ball turned to a diving midwicket

32.2

Williams to Umar Amin, 1 run, length ball on off punched to long on

32.3

Williams to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, overpitched down the pad, turned past midwicket, Hafeez wants the second, Amin does not

32.4

Williams to Umar Amin, no run, comes down and works it to midwicket

32.5

Williams to Umar Amin, no run, angled in from over the wicket and he turns it to midwicket again

32.6

Williams to Umar Amin, no run, finds short fine leg this time as he works off the pad

That will be drinks, and time for Vishal Dikshit to take you till the end of the Pakistan innings

End of over 33 (2 runs) Pakistan 143/3 (RR: 4.33)

    • Umar Amin 18 (36b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 71 (86b 4x4 3x6)
    • SC Williams 3-0-12-0
    • BV Vitori 6-1-26-2

With Abhishek, Vitori is also out of the attack. Prosper Utseya to bowl. Emon: "Great platform for Umar Amin to seal his place in the team with a century...That kind of opportunity does not come very often." Not sure if there's enough time for that.

33.1

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, outside off, struck on the pads, futile appeal for lbw

33.2

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flatter on the leg stump, steered to fine leg

33.3

Utseya to Umar Amin, 1 run, tossed up on off, driven down the ground to long-off for a single

33.4

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slightly slower on middle, tucked to square leg with the turn

33.5

Utseya to Umar Amin, no run, straight ball on middle, pushed to midwicket

33.6

Utseya to Umar Amin, 1 run, flighted and Amin comes down and drives it to long-off

End of over 34 (4 runs) Pakistan 147/3 (RR: 4.32)

    • Umar Amin 20 (39b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 73 (89b 4x4 3x6)
    • P Utseya 7-2-27-1
    • SC Williams 3-0-12-0

Malcolm Waller replaces Willams now

34.1

Waller to Umar Amin, no run, flighted on off, driven back to the bowler

34.2

Waller to Umar Amin, no run, slightly short, Amin goes back and tries to pull but misses it completely

34.3

Waller to Umar Amin, no run, quicker one on the stumps, defended in the crease

34.4

Waller to Umar Amin, 1 run, flighted on middle, Amin drives it down the ground to long-on

34.5

Waller to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, flat and on length outside off, defended after the turn

34.6

Waller to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, slightly shorter on off, Hafeez turns it square on the leg side off the back foot and they come back for two

End of over 35 (3 runs) Pakistan 150/3 (RR: 4.28)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 75 (91b 4x4 3x6)
    • Umar Amin 21 (43b)
    • MN Waller 2-0-7-0
    • P Utseya 7-2-27-1

It's the Powerplay again

35.1

Utseya to Umar Amin, FOUR, flighted outside off from round the stumps and Amin comes down and drives it between midwicket and mid-on for four

35.2

Utseya to Umar Amin, FOUR, four on the off side this time! It pitched on middle and Amin came down, made room and played it inside out over covers for four. Nobody in the deep

35.3

Utseya to Umar Amin, no run, length ball on off, cut off the back foot to point

35.4

Utseya to Umar Amin, no run, flatter one well outside off, left alone easily

35.5

Utseya to Umar Amin, no run, outside off again, Amin comes down again but edges it to short third man

35.6

Utseya to Umar Amin, 1 run, full on off, Amin pushes it to point with soft hands

End of over 36 (9 runs) Pakistan 159/3 (RR: 4.41)

    • Umar Amin 30 (49b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 75 (91b 4x4 3x6)
    • P Utseya 8-2-36-1
    • MN Waller 2-0-7-0

taku: "Good, tight bowling and field from Zim lets go boys I sense another big victory here"

36.1

Panyangara to Umar Amin, 1 run, length ball on the pads, turned to the left of mid-on for a single

36.2

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, length ball angled in towards the pads, steered to short fine leg

36.3

Panyangara to Umar Amin, 1 run, length ball on middle and off, pushed down to long-off

36.4

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, banged in short of length, Hafeez goes back a bit and pushes it to point

36.5

Panyangara to Umar Amin, 1 run, short of length, Amin whips it on the back foot to deep square leg

36.6

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, length ball angled in to the pads, Hafeez steers it fine on the leg side wide of short fine leg for four

End of over 37 (9 runs) Pakistan 168/3 (RR: 4.54)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 81 (94b 5x4 3x6)
    • Umar Amin 33 (52b 2x4)
    • T Panyangara 6-1-22-0
    • P Utseya 8-2-36-1

18 from the first two Powerplay overs and Brian Vitori is back. The fine leg is pushed back and long-off comes inside the circle

37.1

Vitori to Umar Amin, no run, right in the block hole on middle, defended by Amin

37.2

Vitori to Umar Amin, no run, length ball on off, driven straight to cover

37.3

Vitori to Umar Amin, 1 run, short of length on off, Amin goes back and turns it towards midwicket

37.4

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, shot ball on leg and Hafeez pulls it away for four to the fine leg boundary by turning on his heel

37.5

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slower ball going down leg and Hafeez tucks it to short fine leg for a single

37.6

Vitori to Umar Amin, no run, length ball just outside off, Amin tries to run it down fine but misses it

End of over 38 (6 runs) Pakistan 174/3 (RR: 4.57)

    • Umar Amin 34 (56b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 86 (96b 6x4 3x6)
    • BV Vitori 7-1-32-2
    • T Panyangara 6-1-22-0

"Just found out that Umar Amin has yet to hit an international six... And has a total of 33 sixes in his first class, list A and T20 career." Let's see if this match changes that, Ali

38.1

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, slower ball outside off, driven to cover

38.2

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full and outside off, Hafeez can't pierce the gap in the covers again

38.3

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short and wide outside off, Hafeez can't time it right this time and cuts it to extra cover

38.4

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, in the block hole on off, defended on off and they take a single

38.5

Chatara to Umar Amin, SIX, full and well outside off, Amin leans forward and slams it absolutely straight over the bowler for a six

38.6

Chatara to Umar Amin, FOUR, short and outside off, Amin stays back and cuts it past point for four. Another productive over for Pakistan

End of over 39 (11 runs) Pakistan 185/3 (RR: 4.74)

    • Umar Amin 44 (58b 3x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 87 (100b 6x4 3x6)
    • TL Chatara 8-2-40-0
    • BV Vitori 7-1-32-2

Panyangara into the attack

39.1

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, yorker on the stumps, defended on off

39.2

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full on off, Hafeez takes a step forward and whips it past midwicket for a single

Khair: "Ali's wish has been fulfilled by Amin in the same over."

39.3

Panyangara to Umar Amin, FOUR, full and wide outside off, Amin drives it over point for another four. He's finding the gaps pretty easily now

39.4

Panyangara to Umar Amin, 1 run, overpitched on off, driven down to long-off

39.5

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, another full delivery, driven down straight pretty easily by Hafeez

39.6

Panyangara to Umar Amin, 1 run, full again, driven by Amin on off and the fielder throws it back quickly but Amin has made his ground for his first fifty

End of over 40 (8 runs) Pakistan 193/3 (RR: 4.82)

    • Umar Amin 50 (61b 4x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 89 (103b 6x4 3x6)
    • T Panyangara 7-1-30-0
    • TL Chatara 8-2-40-0

43 runs from the Powerplay

40.1

Chatara to Umar Amin, 1 wide, outside leg and goes down further for a wide

40.1

Chatara to Umar Amin, 1 run, short of length outside off, cut to sweeper cover off the back foot

basant: "Frm here I can see 280+..wid Afridi still to come.."

40.2

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short of length on middle, turned to deep square leg and the call is for two but Amin slips while turning for the second and it's only a single

40.3

Chatara to Umar Amin, no run, short and wide but struck straight to cover

40.4

Chatara to Umar Amin, 1 run, full outside off, driven down to long-off

40.5

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, short of length outside off, Hafeez runs it down fine to third man and Masakadza dives to his lef just inside the boundary to save two

40.6

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, on the pads, Hafeez turns it to log and it takes a leading edge but falls well short of the fielder at long-on

End of over 41 (7 runs) Pakistan 200/3 (RR: 4.87)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 93 (106b 6x4 3x6)
    • Umar Amin 52 (64b 4x4 1x6)
    • TL Chatara 9-2-47-0
    • T Panyangara 7-1-30-0

Prosper Utseya replaces Panyangara

41.1

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, on length outside off, Hafeez cuts it after the turn for a single

41.2

Utseya to Umar Amin, 2 runs, slightly slower on the stumps, Amin comes down and lofts it over the infield on the leg side for a couple

41.3

Utseya to Umar Amin, FOUR, lenght ball outside off, Amin comes down again and cuts it on off. It's gone behind square for a four

41.4

Utseya to Umar Amin, no run, length ball on off, driven to cover and Hafeez is sent back for a single

41.5

Utseya to Umar Amin, 1 run, flighted and short of length outside off, cut to sweeper cover for a single

41.6

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, slower and outside off, Hafeez has merely driven it through the covers and it's gone for four. He didn't go hard at it but the timing made sure it went all the way and beat long-off

End of over 42 (12 runs) Pakistan 212/3 (RR: 5.04)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 98 (108b 7x4 3x6)
    • Umar Amin 59 (68b 5x4 1x6)
    • P Utseya 9-2-48-1
    • TL Chatara 9-2-47-0
42.1

Chatara to Umar Amin, no run, full on the pads, Amin tries to whip it away but is crammed up for room

42.2

Chatara to Umar Amin, no run, low full toss on middle, driven back to the bowler

42.3

Chatara to Umar Amin, 1 wide, short and outside leg, wide given by the umpire

42.3

Chatara to Umar Amin, OUT, almost in the block hole outside off, Amin pushes it on the on side and calls for a single but Chatara gets to it quickly and has a direct hit. Umar Amin's dive couldn't save him there as he was sent back by Hafeez

Umar Amin run out 59 (93m 71b 5x4 1x6) SR: 83.09

Shahid Afridi has walked out

42.4

Chatara to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, very short and well outside off, Afridi lets it go and he signals wide too, and the umpire follows

42.4

Chatara to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, low and slow full toss on off, turned to the leg side for a single

42.5

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of length on off, turned to short midwicket

42.6

Chatara to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of length well outside off, but just inside the line and Hafeez lets it go. Only three of the over

End of over 43 (3 runs) Pakistan 215/4 (RR: 5.00)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 98 (110b 7x4 3x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 1 (1b)
    • TL Chatara 10-2-50-0
    • P Utseya 9-2-48-1
43.1

Utseya to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

43.1

Utseya to Shahid Afridi, 1 leg bye, pitched outside off, Afridi tries to sweep but gets a leg bye on the off side

43.2

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 3 runs, short on off, Hafeez goes back and cuts to cover where a misfield gives him three and Hafeez gets to his sixth ODI hundred. Takes his helmet off and acknowledges the applause

43.3

Utseya to Shahid Afridi, no run, full on off, smashed back to the bowler and his foot saves some runs

43.4

Utseya to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full on leg, drive to long-on

43.5

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short and wide, Hafeez cuts it straight to short third man

43.6

Utseya to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full on off, driven down to long-off for a single

End of over 44 (7 runs) Pakistan 222/4 (RR: 5.04)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 102 (113b 7x4 3x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 2 (4b)
    • P Utseya 10-2-54-1
    • TL Chatara 10-2-50-0
44.1

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slow and full on off, turned on the leg side. Call was for two but the fielder did well to cut it down to one

44.2

Panyangara to Shahid Afridi, no run, full on off, almost in the block hole, driven back to the bowler

44.3

Panyangara to Shahid Afridi, no run, slow short ball just outside off, Afridi pulls hard with all his might and misses it completely

44.4

Panyangara to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, full and wide, Afridi swings his arms and lofts it over the infield for four, nobody in the deep on the off side

44.5

Panyangara to Shahid Afridi, SIX, full and wide again, Afridi swings again as he has enough room and he goes all the way over cover. Afridi in double figures

44.6

Panyangara to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, full on the pads, turned past midwicket for two

End of over 45 (13 runs) Pakistan 235/4 (RR: 5.22)

    • Shahid Afridi 14 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 103 (114b 7x4 3x6)
    • T Panyangara 8-1-43-0
    • P Utseya 10-2-54-1

Vitori into the attack form over the wicket

45.1

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full toss outside off, Hafeez puts his front foot out and turns it square on the leg side

45.2

Vitori to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, low full toss and driven down the ground for a single

Jass B: "When Afridi swings, I always duck and I'm in the UK.. perfectly set up for a manic innings!"

45.3

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, short of length on the pads and he tucks it past midwicket for two

45.4

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, full on the pads, Hafeez has whipped it away just behind square on the leg side for four. Great timing

45.5

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, short of length on the leg stump, steered to short fine leg

45.6

Vitori to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full on the pads, Afridi turns it backward square leg for a single to keep the strike

End of over 46 (10 runs) Pakistan 245/4 (RR: 5.32)

    • Shahid Afridi 16 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 111 (118b 8x4 3x6)
    • BV Vitori 8-1-42-2
    • T Panyangara 8-1-43-0

Namit Chauhan: "Hafeez averages 28 in ODIs? That is surprisingly low for someone who is considered to be a premier batsmen and a future leader of Pakistan cricket."

46.1

Panyangara to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, low full toss on middle, chipped down to long-on for a single

46.2

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, full on the stumps, Hafeez has hit it straight down the ground in the air and it's gone just over long-on. The fielder got a hand to it after jumping but couldn't hold on it and fell over the rope

46.3

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full on off, drive to extra cover for a single

46.4

Panyangara to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide, full and down the leg stump for a wide

46.4

Panyangara to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, almost in the block hole on middle, Afridi makes room and drives it to long-off

46.5

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, full on the pads and Hafeez has whipped it in the air towards deep square leg where the fielder in the deep jumps, catches it and throws it back inside the rope while falling over but he has touched the boundary and it's a six

46.6

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, slower and shorter on the stumps, Hafeez turns it to short fine leg

End of over 47 (17 runs) Pakistan 262/4 (RR: 5.57)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 125 (122b 8x4 5x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 18 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • T Panyangara 9-1-60-0
    • BV Vitori 8-1-42-2
47.1

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, low full toss outside off, driven to cover for a single

47.2

Vitori to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slower ball on off, Afridi waits for it and pushes it to point

47.3

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, well down the leg side and Hafeez helps it over the short fine leg fielder to get four more

Round the wicket now

47.4

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, low full toss on middle, turned to deep square leg for a single

47.5

Vitori to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Afridi makes room and Vitori pitches it close to his leg and it's turned to the leg side again for a single

47.6

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 5 wides, it pitched outside leg and went down further quickly beating both the batsman and the keeper all the way to the boundary

47.6

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full on the pads, steered to deep fine leg for a single

End of over 48 (14 runs) Pakistan 276/4 (RR: 5.75)

    • Mohammad Hafeez 132 (126b 9x4 5x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 20 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • BV Vitori 9-1-56-2
    • T Panyangara 9-1-60-0

Vik: "Hafeez - future leader of Pakinstan cricket - he is already 32, if some new future leader has to be groomed, he should be somewhere around 25, isn't it? Or Afridi - he is always below 30 :-)"

48.1

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full outside off, driven in the air to long-off after a bounce

48.2

Panyangara to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, targets the block hole and Afridi makes a bit of room and whips it to deep midwicket

48.3

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, right in the block hole, Hafeez defends and the ball is right next to him and they sneak a quick single

48.4

Panyangara to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full delivery, Afridi paddles it from around off to short fine leg

48.5

Panyangara to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, in the block hole again, defended to point for a single

48.6

Panyangara to Shahid Afridi, SIX, attempted yorker turns into a full toss and Afridi makes room to hoist it straight down the ground for a six. It was in the zone and he struck it with enough power to help it over the rope

End of over 49 (11 runs) Pakistan 287/4 (RR: 5.85)

    • Shahid Afridi 28 (18b 1x4 2x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 135 (129b 9x4 5x6)
    • T Panyangara 10-1-71-0
    • BV Vitori 9-1-56-2
49.1

Vitori to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full on middle, driven to long-on

49.2

Vitori to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, low full toss on leg and it's driven to the right of long-off for two

49.3

Vitori to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, waist high full toss, slapped over the bowler to long-on and Hafeez pushes Afridi for two

49.4

Vitori to Shahid Afridi, SIX, another full toss and Afridi has made room to go over the cover to launch it all th way over sweeper cover for six

49.5

Vitori to Shahid Afridi, no run, short ball angled into the pads, Afridi fails to connect this time

49.6

Vitori to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, low full toss on the stumps, Afridi makes room again and drives it to extra cover for a single. They can't reach 300, but that's what Zimbabwe will be chasing here today

A very challenging target for Zimbabwe. Pakistan went at under five-an-over almost throughout their innings and Zimbabwe did well to dismiss three wickets for 84 but Umar Amin and Mohammad Hafeez kept them steady and raised their run rate in the middle overs. After Amin's fifty, Hafeez steered them further towards 250 and his five sixes along with Afridi's three made sure they clobbered 106 runs in the last 10. Abhishek will be back to start Zimbabwe's chase after the innings break

End of over 50 (12 runs) Pakistan 299/4

    • Shahid Afridi 39 (23b 1x4 3x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 136 (130b 9x4 5x6)
    • BV Vitori 10-1-68-2
    • T Panyangara 10-1-71-0
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