Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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
47.2
0
Saeed Ajmal to Williams, no run, tossed up on off, Williams comes down and drives it back to the bowler
47.1
1
Saeed Ajmal to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up on off, pushed towards point for a single

END OF OVER:
47 | 8 Runs | ZIM: 234/3 (11 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.97, RRR: 3.66)

  • Brendan Taylor41 (56b)
  • Sean Williams29 (18b)
  • Junaid Khan9-0-55-1
  • Saeed Ajmal9-0-38-2
46.6
1
Junaid Khan to Taylor, 1 run, short on leg, Taylor pulls awkwardly because of the bounce and it goes in the air but falls safely behind midwicket for a single

Taylor has faced just one ball in the last two overs

46.5
1
Junaid Khan to Williams, 1 run, low full toss on the pads, driven down to long-on for a single
46.4
4
Junaid Khan to Williams, FOUR runs, cracking shot! Short ball on the stumps and looks like Williams knew it was coming there, he smacked it to the midwicket boundary, nobody moved.
46.3
2
Junaid Khan to Williams, 2 runs, half-volley this time and Williams cashes in by driving it to the left of long-on for a couple. Not a clean pick up by Nasir Jamshed in the deep
46.2
0
Junaid Khan to Williams, no run, right in the block hole, Williams just plucks it out but not past the bowler
46.1
0
Junaid Khan to Williams, no run, almost a yorker on the pads and Williams can't connect it while trying to turn it on leg

The crowd is on its feet. the music is playing loud and they are loving it

END OF OVER:
46 | 11 Runs | ZIM: 226/3 (19 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.91, RRR: 4.75)

  • Sean Williams22 (13b)
  • Brendan Taylor40 (55b)
  • Saeed Ajmal9-0-38-2
  • Junaid Khan8-0-47-1
45.6
1
Saeed Ajmal to Williams, 1 run, quick and full on off, driven down to long-off with ease for a single
45.5
0
Saeed Ajmal to Williams, no run, slower outside off, Williams waits for it and pushes it on the off side
45.4
4
Saeed Ajmal to Williams, FOUR runs, another four. Ajmal tossed it up a bit and Williams sweeps it from the middle of the bat to the square leg boundary for four
45.3
4
Saeed Ajmal to Williams, FOUR runs, length ball on the pads, Williams came down and just managed to get some bat to run it fine past Irfan at short fine leg for four. It's tilting towards Zimbabwe now

Hammad Ahmed: "Well, Zimbabwe enjoying home ground, home croud and home stumps advantage"

  • 'We misread the pitch' - Misbah

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has admitted he "misread the pitch" at the Harare Sports Club in their seven-wicket loss to Zimbabwe in the first ODI

  • Taylor hails team for 'awesome' win

    Brendan Taylor, the Zimbabwe captain, termed the seven-wicket win against Pakistan in the first ODI as "awesome" and said "he couldn't be happier"

  • 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

  • 'We have something to build on now' - Masakadza

    Having lost their last seven internationals, results are not as important as incremental improvements for Zimbabwe and they hope to stack up a few more in the upcoming ODIs against Pakistan

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

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