Player of the Match
Player of the Match
106dThe Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Pakistan defend 136 again to win series

Umar Akmal made 38 to give Pakistan a late boost after a regular fall of wickets, and the target was made to look bigger with the bowlers dismantling the Zimbabwe top order inside five overs

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SC Williams
40(36) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 8 3 3 4 11 4 7
Umar Akmal
38(28) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 4 7 1 5 19

Best performances - Bowlers

LM Jongwe
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Irfan
O4
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
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

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 2-match series 2-0

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

29 September 2015 (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 121/7 (16 runs required, RR: 6.05)

  • Sean Williams40 (36b)
  • Graeme Cremer0 (0b)
  • Imran Khan4-0-35-2
  • Sohail Tanvir4-0-18-1

4.33pm That wraps up the T20 series from us folks, with Pakistan winning 2-0. Join us for the ODI series starting on Thursday. Till then, ciao.

4.20pm Not quite clinical but good stuff from Pakistan's bowlers yet again. They bowled tight lines from the start and the pressure told in wickets. They kept their foot on the throat and Zimbabwe's batsmen couldn't quite find the boundaries frequently enough. Imad Wasim was good again and so was Sohail Tanvir, but in reality, was a complete team effort from Pakistan. A few lapses in the fielding but with that quality of bowling, didn't really matter in the end. Zimbabwe were good again today but were ordinary too for too long, especially at the start of their batting. Played too many dot balls and eventually it was that pressure which cost them. Sean Williams tried valiantly but his 40 was not enough.

Umar Akmal is the Man of the Match and Imad Wasim is the Man of the Series

Wasim: 'Thanks to the groundsmen, last time we played here it was not as slow but I bowled wicket to wicket. If you bowl too short or too full, you will get whacked. Doesn't matter if you get wickets, you have to keep the runs down.'

Elton Chigumbura: 'I just need to repeat what Is aid last game. We were disappointing again with the bat, but the bowlers were good. We need to make sure we up our game for the ODI series.'

Shahid Afridi: 'I must say again we missed the opportunity. I still believe with our batsmen, 160-170 is possible on any track. Our bowlers were good again. Body language is very important and whatever the coach has said, the boys have delivered. Our ODI team too is capable of beating any team.'

19.6
1
Imran Khan to Williams, 1 run, short and wide from Imran, flat-batted to Afridi at cover and Pakistan complete a 2-0 series win. Excellent effort from the bowlers again. Zimbabwe fall short again.
19.5
W
Imran Khan to Jongwe, OUT, nicely taken. Good stuff from Imran. Very slow again on middle, Jongwe heaves the ball across the line and the ball goes straight up. Imran gets under it himself, and takes a good catch. Never looked like dropping that.

LM Jongwe c & b Imran Khan 8 (13m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

19.4
0
Imran Khan to Jongwe, no run, slower again outside off, massive slog but no connection
19.3
2
Imran Khan to Jongwe, 2 runs, slower delivery, full and outside off. Smashed uppishly on the bounce to deep midwicket who has cleverly moved a bit straighter
19.2
1
Imran Khan to Williams, 1 run, Williams reverse-sweeps now. Just about makes connection with the low, full toss. Goes straight to short third man. Very hard now.
19.1
1
Imran Khan to Jongwe, 1 run, overpitched outside off, squeezed out to midwicket for one

21 off 6. Imran Khan now

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7H MasakadzaCJ Chibhabha
2nd8H MasakadzaCR Ervine
3rd1CR ErvineR Mutumbami
4th8SC WilliamsR Mutumbami
5th60SC WilliamsSikandar Raza
6th17E ChigumburaSC Williams
7th19SC WilliamsLM Jongwe
8th1SC WilliamsAG Cremer