2nd ODI, Hyderabad (Sind), Jan 24 2008, Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan
(46.2/50 ov, target 239)
Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
PAK Innings
Full commentary

A comprehensive victory in the end, despite the blimp in the middle overs when Zimbabwe plugged the gaps and restricted the scoring. Zimbabwe will feel they were at least 40-50 runs short. Their lower order couldn't quite maintain the momentum set by Taibu and Masakadza and the game was lost after both were dismissed. However, their efforts in the field cannot be ignored and coach Robin Brown should feel proud that his side managed to give the home side a few anxious moments.

Pakistan may not make too many changes for the forthcoming games. Jamshed's had two impressive outings but the same can't be said for Samiullah Khan. Perhaps it's time to unleash a few tearaway quicks like Sohail Khan, says Faras Ghani, our man at the ground.

The Man of the Match is Sohail Tanvir for his 4 for 34.

That's it from us here. Do join us for the third one-dayer on the 27th of January in Multan. Remember it's a day-night game, starting at 11.00 local time (06.00 GMT). On behalf of my crew, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

Matsikenyeri to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide
down the leg side, Afridi decides to let it go and waits for the umpire's call. He can't seal it with a six. The crowd won't mind though because they've witnessed yet another victory at this ground. That's seven out of seven

scores are level. Afridi on strike. The bowler suddenly stops short and Afridi practices a forward defensive stroke

Matsikenyeri to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run
slides towards the pads, Yousuf responds to the calls of the crowd by taking a single, he nudges to the on side
Matsikenyeri to Mohammad Yousuf, no run
defended quietly on the front foot
end of over 4612 runs
PAK: 237/5CRR: 5.15 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 2 runs from 24b
Shahid Afridi43 (27)
Mohammad Yousuf37 (61)
Chamu Chibhabha5-0-41-0
Elton Chigumbura9-0-56-1
Chibhabha to Shahid Afridi, SIX runs
half volley outside off, Afridi stays at the crease, gets his bat down and scoops through the line and deposits the ball over long-off
Chibhabha to Shahid Afridi, no run
on the blockhole outside the off stump, he digs it out to mid-off
Chibhabha to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs
good length on middle and leg, Afridi stays back and pulls with intent over midwicket, there was nobody there to cut it off
Chibhabha to Shahid Afridi, no run
full toss on middle and leg, Afridi pulls but can't beat midwicket
Chibhabha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run
cut away off the meat of the bat to deep extra cover