Player of the Match
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350dThe Report by Liam Brickhill in Harare

Bilal Asif five-for gives Pakistan series

Offspinning allrounder Bilal Asif took five wickets to set up a seven-wicket win for Pakistan over Zimbabwe in the series decider in Harare

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

R Mutumbami
67(85) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
9 1 10 3 11 1 11 21
CJ Chibhabha
CJ Chibhabha
48(76) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 3 0 12 7 7 15

Best performances - Bowlers

Bilal Asif
O10
M1
R25
W5
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Imad Wasim
Imad Wasim
O8
M1
R36
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.00

Match days

5 October 2015 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

END OF OVER:
34 | 4 Runs | PAK: 162/3 | RR: 4.76

  • Asad Shafiq38 (60b)
  • Shoaib Malik34 (28b)
  • Malcolm Waller2-0-11-0
  • Sikandar Raza1-0-2-0

That's all we have from Harare for now. Thanks for your company and your comments. Pakistan, who are still in ninth place despite their 2-1 victory here, go back to the UAE to prep for their full series against England, which begins on October 13. Zimbabwe, meanwhile, have Ireland on their plate in three ODIs starting on Friday

Azhar Ali comes up to accept the trophy. [Foot injury okay?] "Had a little bit of an infection so had a rest. The wicket looked very good for batting and at one stage we were looking to keep them within 270, but Bilal Asif bowled exceptionally. Only his second game, but he bowled with great maturity. Before this series we had a plan that we wanted to test some new blood and it is very good sign that they have performed and played with confidence. We have achieved our goals from this series"

Elton Chigumbura says, "Obviously, the two games we didn't have enough with the bat, we lost. Pakistan deserved to win, they played good cricket through the series. For us, it is something to learn and hopefully be more consistent with the bat. [Afghanistan and Ireland series?] Just have to up our game with the bat"

Shoaib Malik is Man of the Series "So far so good [in 2015]. Trying my best and using my experience. First, I would like to thank Waqar and Mustaq Ahmed for bringing me in to the team. They gave me confidence and without my team-mates support, I would not be able to put in these kinds of performances. I would like to wish the Test team all the best for England. I am not part of that team. I have high hopes for these guys, recently they have been playing really well in UAE and I am sure they will do us proud."

Bilal Asif is Man of the Match, for his 5 for 25 and 38 off 39 opening the batting. "It wasn't easy. I just did the basics right. That's why I was able to succeed. Thanks to all my support staff and my team-mates. I am a professional, I have to do well in all kinds of pitches"

Chamu Chibhabha has been adjudged the Zimbabwe Player of the Series

3.30 pm A second trophy on the tour for the visitors, and with about an hour and a half to spare still in this game. Pakistan have bossed the decider. Handshakes and hugs in the dressing room. A target of 162 would not have been too difficult and it wasn't. Individually though there were some issues. Ahmed Shehzad looked visibly out of form. He made a painstaking 32 off 61, but with such a small target he could be afforded a little leeway. Especially with a batsman like Shoaib Malik in the wings. He has another unbeaten innings, after the 96* on Saturday and averages in triple-figures in 2015.

33.6
1
Waller to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, pats it to cover point, yells 'yes' and secures the single that wins Pakistan the game and the series
33.5
0
Waller to Asad Shafiq, no run, whipped away to midwicket, who is up now with only one to get
33.4
0
Waller to Asad Shafiq, no run, short and wide outside off, Shafiq slices it to cover
33.3
1
Waller to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full toss, which Malik gently taps to deep midwicket

Mirza Muhammad : "Malik averaging 100 in 2015 in ODI's like a boss with a SR of 114.35"

33.2
1
Waller to Asad Shafiq, 1 run, stays back and picks the ball wide of long-on now
33.1
1
Waller to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, serenely driven to long-on

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st58Ahmed ShehzadBilal Asif
2nd16Mohammad HafeezAhmed Shehzad
3rd30Ahmed ShehzadAsad Shafiq
4th58Shoaib MalikAsad Shafiq