Result
2nd ODI, Hyderabad (Sind), Jan 24 2008, Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan
238/8
(46.2/50 ov, target 239)
239/5
Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Bulletin by Faras Ghani in Hyderabad

Tanvir and Jamshed seal victory

Nasir Jamshed scored his second successive half-century and Shahid Afridinotched an unbeaten 43 to guide Pakistan past Zimbabwe in the second ODI of the Mobilink Cup in Hyderabad. Pakistan lead the series 2-0 with three to play

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe238/8(50 overs)
Pakistan239/5(46.2 overs)

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!

46.3
1w
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

46.2
1
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
46.1
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 from 24b
Shahid Afridi43 (27)
Mohammad Yousuf37 (61)
Chamu Chibhabha5-0-41-0
Elton Chigumbura9-0-56-1
45.6
6
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
45.5
Chibhabha to Shahid Afridi, no run
on the blockhole outside the off stump, he digs it out to mid-off
45.4
4
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
45.3
Chibhabha to Shahid Afridi, no run
full toss on middle and leg, Afridi pulls but can't beat midwicket
45.2
1
Chibhabha to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run
cut away off the meat of the bat to deep extra cover
45.1
1
Chibhabha to Shahid Afridi, 1 run
Dropped: but a brilliant effort by Sibanda, Afridi slices uppishly on the front foot, Sibanda runs to his left, nearly catches it one-handed, he appears to have it in control but the ball slips out
end of over 451 runs
PAK: 225/5CRR: 5 • RRR: 2.80 • Need 14 from 30b
Mohammad Yousuf36 (60)
Shahid Afridi32 (22)
Elton Chigumbura9-0-56-1
Hamilton Masakadza8-0-42-1
44.6
Chigumbura to Mohammad Yousuf, no run
Chigumbura keeps him quiet again, Yousuf defends back to the bowler and gives Afridi the strike
44.5
Chigumbura to Mohammad Yousuf, no run
pushed to the off side, good over by Chigumbura so far
44.4
Chigumbura to Mohammad Yousuf, no run
fuller in length outside the off stump, Yousuf digs it out to the Dabengwa at mid-off
44.3
Chigumbura to Mohammad Yousuf, no run
good length on off stump, gets it to drift in, Yousuf shows the full face of the bat and defends
44.2
Chigumbura to Mohammad Yousuf, no run
pitches outside off, gets on the back foot and punches to the covers
44.1
1
Chigumbura to Shahid Afridi, 1 run
pitches outside off, Afridi opens the face of the bat and glides it down to third man

Afridi wants this wrapped up fast

end of over 449 runs
PAK: 224/5CRR: 5.09 • RRR: 2.50 • Need 15 from 36b
Mohammad Yousuf36 (55)
Shahid Afridi31 (21)
Hamilton Masakadza8-0-42-1
Sean Williams4-0-29-0
43.6
Masakadza to Mohammad Yousuf, no run
driven on the front foot to extra cover
43.5
2
Masakadza to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs
cut away wide of point and the sweeper cover runs across to cut it off
43.4
1
Masakadza to Shahid Afridi, 1 run
Dropped: Masakadza the culprit.... Afridi goes for broke and mis-hits it, the ball is skied for an eternity and the bowler tries to get under it but loses sight as the ball slips through his fingers, the crowd aren't complaining
Best performances - batsmen
H Masakadza
87 runs (103)
10 fours
0 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
leg glance
32 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
54137252625
T Taibu
81 runs (111)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
706112361216
Best performances - bowlers
Sohail Tanvir
O
10
M
0
R
34
W
4
Eco
3.40
Iftikhar Anjum
O
6
M
0
R
43
W
2
Eco
7.16
Match details
Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad
TossZimbabwe , elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of Pakistan
Player Of The Match
Sohail Tanvir
Series resultPakistan led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 2663
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)09.15 start, First Session 09.15-12.45 Interval 12.45-13.30, Second Session 13.30-17.00
Match days24 January 2008 (50-over match)
Umpires
Asoka de Silva
Nadeem Ghauri
TV Umpire
Riazuddin
Reserve Umpire
Ahmed Shahab
Match Referee
Chris Broad