25.1 Raza strikes first ball, Ahsan Raza's forefinger goes up. Hafeez isn't happy, he shakes his head as he walks back. This was angled in flat and straight from round the stumps, Hafeez does not connect with the flick. Rapped on the back pad in front of middle and leg. 134/2
    19.6 a direct hit and they go to the TV umpire. This looks close. Azhar has to depart. No fifty for the Pakistan captain. Flighted on off, Hafeez presses it in front of cover and takes off for a risky single. Azhar responds but is caught short by an accurate throw. Perhaps, Azhar could have put in a dive. Sharp work from Raza as he swooped down on the ball.. 115/1
    29.4 Shafiq falls. Soft as wax. This was tossed up on the leg stump, nothing striking about the delivery. Shafiq shapes to flick, instead he chips it tamely to midwicket, where Williams takes it in front of his face 151/3
    46.4 Mpofu looks skywards, stretches his arms and celebrates. Full toss on off, Babar shuffles across and aims to whip-slog to the leg side. He only manages a thick inside edge onto the off stump. Nevertheless, it was an impressive innings on debut 256/7
    31.5 on the pads, picked away in front of square on the leg side. Malik wants two and puts himself in trouble. Terrific throw and another run out, Malik has to go. He is short of the crease, he swipes his bat in the air as he trudges back. Mpofu runs across to his left from deep backward square leg, collects the ball even as he loses balance. Lets rip a flat, good throw to Mutumbami, who does the rest 158/4
    37.3 Raza gets his third, Sarfraz's cameo is over. Tossed up on middle, Sarfraz wants to whip it away over midwicket. His timing is not all that good as he just scoops it to Williams there. Nice, low catch.. 196/5
    40.4 bowled'em. Tossed up generously, Hammad clears his front leg, winds up for a cross-bat swipe but misses it entirely. Creamer nails middle and leg 211/6
    not out
    48.6 another slower ball and Wahab edges it to the keeper. Mpofu blows a kiss skywards. Dug in short and wide outside off, Wahab backs away but can't carve it away. He can only feed an outside edge to Mutumbami 284/8
    49.2 Yasir has been run out, the TV umpire confirms it... Impressive, flat throw from Raza. Another low full toss, mishit to long-on. Raza runs forward, attacks the ball and fires the throw to Panyangara, who collects the ball and tips the bails off, catching Yasir a couple of yards short on the second run. Yasir: 0 off 0 balls 289/9
    not out
    12 (lb 4, nb 1, w 7)
    296/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.92)
    Fall of wickets: 1-115 (Azhar Ali, 19.6 ov), 2-134 (Mohammad Hafeez, 25.1 ov), 3-151 (Asad Shafiq, 29.4 ov), 4-158 (Shoaib Malik, 31.5 ov), 5-196 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 37.3 ov), 6-211 (Hammad Azam, 40.4 ov), 7-256 (Babar Azam, 46.4 ov), 8-284 (Wahab Riaz, 48.6 ov), 9-289 (Yasir Shah, 49.2 ov)
    CB Mpofu605028.33195210
    T Panyangara804705.87233201
    CJ Chibhabha402305.7592010
    AG Cremer1005615.60295100
    H Masakadza201507.5031000
    SC Williams1004204.20292010
    Sikandar Raza1005935.90236040

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-20,15, Second Session 20.15-23.45

Match days

31 May 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

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