Player of the Match
Player of the Match
279dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Masakadza sets up shock win for Zimbabwe

Coming off a disappointing T20 series, where Zimbabwe failed to figure out how to close out a chase, they held their composure and applied themselves better despite the short turnaround time

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

H Masakadza
H Masakadza
85(104) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 37 runs
  • 5x4 - 1x6
4 4 3 7 21 23 15 7
Misbah-ul-Haq
Misbah-ul-Haq
83(85) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 39 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 5 11 13 8 3 11 27

Best performances - Bowlers

TL Chatara
TL Chatara
O10
M2
R32
W2
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BV Vitori
BV Vitori
O10
M0
R42
W2
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

Hamilton Masakadza is the Man of the Match: "I knew that the wicket was going to get better in the afternoon. The pitch was better to bat on after the first 10 overs and we just wanted to start well and build a partnership. We were just one down when Taylor came out so there weren't really any nerves at that time."

That's all from us, we couldn't bring the entire presentation to you because of technical issues. Join us back on Thursday for the second ODI as Zimbabwe will have their tails up with a 1-0 lead, till then it's goodbye and good luck from Vishal Dikshit, on behalf of Abhishek Purohit, Rohan Sharma and the scorer Gopi Rangarajan.

Sean Williams and Brendan Taylor walk back with their heads high towards the dressing room. This is a comprehensive win - by seven wickets and 10 balls to spare - after the Zimbabwe batsmen didn't handle the spinners very well in the T20s. And how they came back?! It was the opening stand of 107 and Hamilton Masakadza's 85 that kept them comfortable in the beginning and always in the hunt of this chase. Taylor at No.3 also held his nerve till the end and Williams sealed it for the hosts. This is the first time since 1998 that Zimbabwe have beaten Pakistan in an ODI. It's been nearly 15 long years since Neil Johnson's hundred led Zimbabwe to victory in Pakistan

Max: "Zim has come alive. Despite the unfavorable issues they have had to deal with. The have stepped up their game. Well done Taylor and the boys"

"Hi 5 to Zims from Pak. They thoroughly deserved this big win after outplaying Pak. You have won our hearts as well. Congrats." - Badar from Pakistan

48.2
6
Mohammad Irfan to Williams, SIX runs, it's all over! Irfan pitched it up and Williams has smoked that in his favourite area - the cow corner for a six! Whattay way to finish the match, whattay way to start the series, whattay way to cheer the crowd!
48.1
0
Mohammad Irfan to Williams, no run, length ball on off, defended to point and Williams is sent back for the single

Mohammad Irfan returns for his last over. Five more to win. Can it be finished in this over?

Pavan Sharath: "The best thing about Zimbabwe is that they never quit until the last ball is bowled or the last wicket is taken or the last run has been made!!! This is your day Zim ...go grab it!! Well played so far!!"

END OF OVER:
48 | 6 Runs | ZIM: 240/3 (5 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 2.50)

  • Brendan Taylor43 (59b)
  • Sean Williams33 (21b)
  • Saeed Ajmal10-0-44-2
  • Junaid Khan9-0-55-1
47.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, no run, flighted on leg stump, pushed on the leg side
47.5
3
Saeed Ajmal to Williams, 3 runs, flighted and full outside off Williams reverse sweeps it very fine for three

Ibrahim: "Pakistan can win if they try their best"

47.4
1
Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, flighted on the leg stump, turned away easily to square leg for a single

It's down to single digits now and 15 balls are left

47.3
1
Saeed Ajmal to Williams, 1 run, tossed up on middle, driven down to long-on
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Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st107H MasakadzaV Sibanda
2nd69H MasakadzaBRM Taylor
3rd25BRM TaylorT Maruma
4th45BRM TaylorSC Williams