Player of the Match
Player of the Match
265dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

All-round Hafeez sets up big win

Pakistan continued their winning streak in Zimbabwe with a crushing victory in the first Twenty20

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez
71(48) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 31 runs
  • 3x4 - 2x6
6 4 12 8 9 3 13 16
Asad Shafiq
Asad Shafiq
38(23) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 6 7 6 13 0 5 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez
O2.2
M0
R10
W4
Eco4.28
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Sohail Khan
Sohail Khan
O2
M0
R13
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00

Match days

16 September 2011 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Nitin Sundar

That ends our coverage of the first T20. There's one more to go, and that's the very last chance for Zimbabwe to salvage something from this series. On behalf of the gang here, cheers and goodbye from Nitin Sundar. Bye!

Presentation time:

Hafeez is Man of the Match. Shock. Horror. "I was just doing the basics right, and it worked for me. I had a very good series in New Zealand in tough conditions. That confidence helped me."

Misbah: "Everyone is taking up their responsibility. Especially Hafeez, the way he's gone. Asad Shafiq too played very well. We just wanted the top order to play normal cricketing shot, and that's just what they did. The credit for the fielding goes to both coaches. Everyone understands how important this aspect of the game is these days, and the boys have worked hard to get to this level."

Pommie Mbangwa doesn't call upon Brendan Taylor for his quotes. Wonder if the captain even turned up for the presentation. Unfortunately, his team did not turn up for this match.

85 run win for Pakistan. In T20 parlance, this is a mauling. Zimbabwe will look back at their decision to play just three bowlers, but really they were just utterly shabby in the middle today. Pakistan were just the opposite, and this emphatic result, in the most unpredictable format of the game, shows how much behind the eight-ball Zimbabwe really are.

15.2
W
Mohammad Hafeez to Price, OUT, Hafeez has four wickets to go with his 71. He is Man of the Match, and just give him the Nobel Prize now. Sharp, flat, straight, you-miss-I-hit stuff. Price slogs across the line and misses, the middle stump falls back. Hafeez follows up his career-best batting effort with his best figures in this format.

RW Price b Mohammad Hafeez 3 (11m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

15.1
0
Mohammad Hafeez to Price, no run, Hafeez keeps it full on leg stump, Price swings it away without making good contact to the leg side.

END OF OVER:
15 | 4 Runs | ZIM: 113/9 (86 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.53, RRR: 17.20)

  • Ray Price3 (8b)
  • Chris Mpofu4 (4b)
  • Saeed Ajmal2-0-10-1
  • Aizaz Cheema3-0-21-1

"Waqar must be sad leaving this pakistani side now that it seems they are doing so well and united." Hamza, but Waqar has been long enough to know just how misleading these signs of a settled side have been in the past ...

14.6
1
Saeed Ajmal to Price, 1 run, he finally gets the reverse sweep right, past short third man for a single.
14.5
1
Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, 1 run, gets behind the line this time and plays it back to the bowler.
14.4
1lb
Saeed Ajmal to Price, 1 leg bye, fired in on the pads, Price is late on the shot and it dribbles away off the pads to the leg side.
14.3
0
Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run,

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12V SibandaCJ Chibhabha
2nd1CJ ChibhabhaC Zhuwao
3rd24BRM TaylorCJ Chibhabha
4th27H MasakadzaCJ Chibhabha
5th0E ChigumburaCJ Chibhabha
6th13CK CoventryE Chigumbura
7th25T TaibuCK Coventry
8th2RW PriceT Taibu
9th0RW PriceKM Jarvis
10th9RW PriceCB Mpofu