Player of the Match
Player of the Match
285dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Hafeez helps Pakistan draw level

Mohammad Hafeez led the way with an attacking, unbeaten 136 to lift Pakistan to 299, and although Zimbabwe had their moments in the chase, they failed to stretch Pakistan over a sustained period in the second ODI

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez
136(130) 9x4 - 5x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 58 runs
  • 5x4 - 2x6
11 11 24 6 17 6 26 35
BRM Taylor
BRM Taylor
79(95) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 29 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 1 16 5 18 16 7 12

Best performances - Bowlers

Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan
O7
M2
R15
W4
Eco2.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Rehman
O9.4
M0
R36
W2
Eco3.72
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

So a win for Pakistan keeps this bilateral series alive. Who would have thought the score would be 1-1 after the first two ODIs? We'll be back on Saturday with the series decider. Keep reading and join us again, this is Vishal Dikshit bidding goodbye on behalf of Abhishek Purohit and the scorers Binoy George and Gopi Rangarajan. Goodbye and good luck!

Time for the presentation:

Brendan Taylor: "The wicket played better than we thought it would. Their batsmen played very well and ran away with it. It was all about wickets in hand, we had a chance but they came back strong as expected. We had the momentum and self-belief from the last game. There are areas to improve on. The first game did us wonders but we'll have to produce something good and rectify a few things now."

Mohammad Hafeez is the Man of the Match: "I'm really happy scoring runs at crucial stages for my team. We knew that it was tough to bat first, they bowled in the right areas in the first 20 overs. Umar Amin's partnership with me was good and then Shahid Afridi blasted some runs which gave us a good score. We were actually looking for a score around 260, not 300. Amin showed confidence and I was backing him as a senior, I just told him to play straight. We wanted to win this game and the boys showed great commitment. The pitched changed a little bit later and our bowlers did a great job."

Misbah: "The conditions are not easy to read. This pitch looks greener but it played better in the second innings, it played ok in the first innings also. Amin played very well and Afridi finished it very well. Conditions here improve in the second innings so 299 was a good score for our bowlers. The Zimbabwe batsmen were playing sensibly, so that was something to worry about. I was only looking for a wicket and once Tayor got out, there was huge pressure on them to score over 10-per-over. We hope to put a good show on Saturday and we really need to improve in the next game."

Awais: "198/4 and 209/10...that truly is Pakistani comeback..."

A convincing, 90-run win for Pakistan after a shock defeat two days ago. They weren't in the driver's seat throughout the match but Hafeez's hundred and tight bowling from Junaid Khan and Abdur Rehman kept the hosts under pressure. Brendan Taylor kept Zimbabwe in the hunt with his 79 but once he fell, the chase was virtually over. They handled the other three spinners very well but 300 proved to be to steep

42.4
W
Abdur Rehman to Vitori, OUT, flighted outside off on length, Vitori swept it with a big stride and a leading edge goes high up in the air behind the keeper. Irfan runs to his right from short third man and takes a good catch. All over for Zimbabwe

BV Vitori c Mohammad Irfan b Abdur Rehman 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

42.3
W
Abdur Rehman to Chatara, OUT, the keeper takes it now! It was short and outside off, Chatara tried to cut after it turned and an edge only found Sarfraz Ahmed's gloves

TL Chatara c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Abdur Rehman 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

42.2
1
Abdur Rehman to Panyangara, 1 run, full on the pads and swept towards deep midwicket. Umar Amin was coming in plunged forward but couldn't get there in time to catch it, wasn't an easy catch
42.1
1
Abdur Rehman to Chatara, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, swept to deep fine leg

END OF OVER:
42 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | ZIM: 207/8 (93 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.92, RRR: 11.62)

  • Tendai Chatara1 (2b)
  • Tinashe Panyangara2 (9b)
  • Junaid Khan7-2-15-4
  • Abdur Rehman9-0-34-0
41.6
1
Junaid Khan to Chatara, 1 run, full delivery is driven down to mid-off where Irfan bends and sends it back flat to the bowler's end while they sneak a single
41.5
0
Junaid Khan to Chatara, no run, low full toss outside off, driven on the off side
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    Mohammad Hafeez led the way with an attacking, unbeaten 136 to lift Pakistan to 299, and although Zimbabwe had their moments in the chase, they failed to stretch Pakistan over a sustained period in the second ODI

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6H MasakadzaV Sibanda
2nd36H MasakadzaBRM Taylor
3rd23BRM TaylorT Maruma
4th70BRM TaylorSC Williams
5th65BRM TaylorMN Waller
6th0E ChigumburaMN Waller
7th1E ChigumburaP Utseya
8th5P UtseyaT Panyangara
9th3T PanyangaraTL Chatara
10th0T PanyangaraBV Vitori