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167dThe Report by Vishal Dikshit

Imad Wasim's four-for helps Pakistan defend 136

A rearguard effort of 33 not out from Mohammad Rizwan and a strangling spell of 4 for 11 from left-arm spinner Imad Wasim kept Pakistan's unbeaten T20 record against Zimbabwe intact with a 13-run win

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik
35(24) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 2 7 7 2 12
Mohammad Rizwan
33(32) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 3 5 4 4 1 2 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Imad Wasim
Imad Wasim
O4
M0
R11
W4
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
3W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
CJ Chibhabha
CJ Chibhabha
O3
M0
R18
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.30, Interval 14.30-14.50, Second Session 14.50-16.10

Match days

27 September 2015 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
20 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 123/9 (14 runs required, RR: 6.15)

  • Tinashe Panyangara1 (3b)
  • Prosper Utseya12 (11b)
  • Imran Khan4-0-29-0
  • Sohail Tanvir4-0-24-1

4.45pm So, that wraps up proceedings from this first T20. We will be back on Tuesday to see how Zimbabwe respond. Until then, see ya.

4.30pm Pakistan successfully defend 136 and in the process, record their eight T20 win against Zimbabwe in eight attempts. But, Zimbabwe should be proud of their performance. They were exceptional for large chunks of the game but lost the important moments. Pakistan can be very grateful to Imad Wasim's all-round performance and the youngsters have come through for Pakistan. Some iffy shots from the batsmen in the chase and in hindsight, were the turning points of the game.

Imad Wasim is the Man of the Match. 'Everything I touched, turned into gold today. Some days it doesn't pay off, but today it did. I tried to bowl wicket-wicket and the basics paid off. I have to play for the team and whenever I am sent in, i will look to do the job given to me.'

Elton Chigumbura: 'It was a good score to chase down. We just lost too many wickets at the end. Disappointing to lose a game like this. The wicket was a bit slow and difficult, but requiring 6 runs an over, it was good to bat on. We have come close on many occasions but are just losing.'

Shahid Afridi: 'We didn't play according to the plan. Credit goes to the bowlers. it was a 160-170 pitch but we just did not bat well. The bowlers used the pitch, and I am very happy with the bowlers, especially Imran Khan in that last over. The batsmen need to take up their repsonsibility.'

19.6
0
Imran Khan to Panyangara, no run, another slower delivery outside off, Panyangara is quick through the shot and misses the ball altogether and that will be it. Pakistan go 1-0 up in the two-match series. Zimbabwe fall 13 runs short
19.5
1
Imran Khan to Utseya, 1 run, full toss on leg, Utseya hits the ball uppishly towards midwicket.
19.4
0
Imran Khan to Utseya, no run, dipping slow full toss, Utseya is beaten all ends up. And that should be the end of the match

Saim Polani: "Best pair (Rizwan & Imran) in domestic t20 and they are proiving out to be best pair in International cricket too!!"

19.3
1
Imran Khan to Panyangara, 1 run, low full toss, driven down the ground to long-off for one.
19.2
0
Imran Khan to Panyangara, no run, very slow ball outside off, hardly bounces too. Another heave is missed and there is no bye either

Great tussle from zimbabwe, but without a boundary soon, it will all be in vain

19.1
W
Imran Khan to Utseya, OUT, oh, what an anti-climax. Chigumbura is run-out. Utseya misses the heave into the leg side, Chigumbura calls for the single though. Rizwan throws the stumps down at the strikers end to find Chigumbura well short. The wicket Pakistan needed at just the right time, too.

E Chigumbura run out (†Mohammad Rizwan) 31 (48m 28b 2x4 1x6) SR: 110.71

16 needed off 6. Imran Khan has been given the ball. But Utseya is on strike.

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1H MasakadzaCJ Chibhabha
2nd26H MasakadzaCR Ervine
3rd22H MasakadzaSikandar Raza
4th11H MasakadzaSC Williams
5th6E ChigumburaSC Williams
6th11E ChigumburaR Mutumbami
7th13E ChigumburaLM Jongwe
8th0E ChigumburaAG Cremer
9th31E ChigumburaP Utseya
10th2P UtseyaT Panyangara