Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.4 Gone! Sibanda is trapped in front. Again. It landed on a length, on the middle and straightened. Sibanda had again plonked his front foot too much across and tried to bring his bat around the front pad. Too late. Trapped! 7/1
    5.1 Kamran Hussain has done it again! He might not have that much pace but has that lovely ability to bring the ball back in to the right-handers. This one curved in from the middle stump line and Zimbabwe's stand-in captain was caught in front of the stumps. It hit him just above the knee roll and the batsman was on the front foot but it looked out, if you know what I mean. 12/2
    21.5 soft dismissal. Beaten in the flight. He flighted it a bit more than usual, on the middle stump, Williams was late in deciding to drive and ended up tapping it lamely back to the bowler. 97/3
    29.6 another c&b for Malik! Again he tossed it up a bit more than normal, full and outside off stump and Taibu lured by the flight, tried to thrash it down the ground but ended up hitting it uppishly to the left of Malik who pouches it safely 132/5
    23.4 another lbw. It spun in from just outside off stump, Taylor went back and missed an intended flick to the leg side. It would have hit the leg stump. Zimbabwe are beginning to lose their way. Done in by the spinners. 109/4
    39.3 89.6 kmph quick slider cleans him up. Caught Chibhabha completely by surprise. It landed on a length and by the time he tried to bring the bat down, the ball had whistled through straight and crashed into the middle stump. Afridi,. as his wont, points his index finger to the skies. Even Ashoka de Silva can't supress a smile. 173/6
    40.2 Stumped! It was full and well outside off stump, Chigumbura tried to whip it across the line, missed and fell over in the process. Sarfraz was quick to whip off the bails. 175/7
    49.5 comes down the track, swings towards long leg where Sohail Khan fields and fires in an accurate throw to the 'keeper who does the last rites. Great show by Debengwa, though. This is the first time this series that Pakistan have dismissed Zimbabwe. 244/10
    45.5 Confusion and he is gone. It was whipped to left of midwicket where Malik fumbles a touch before recovering quickly to throw at the non-striker's end. Afridi gathered and was a touch late in breaking the stumps. The on-field umpire gave it out. The replays - at least one angle- seemed to suggest that the bat was dragged inside the crease before the bails came off. Hmm... And Afridi was pretty late, he collected the ball, moved his hands towards the stumps and stopped! He then proceeded to hit the stumps ... 205/8
    48.3 Ah! here comes the yorker. It is full, fast and swings in late. The bat is late in coming down and the off stump is pegged back. Never mind the speed gun that showed it as 112 kmph, surely you must be kidding me? Peach of a yorker. Keeping up with the great Pakistan tradition. Not a bad way to pick up your first wicket. 225/9
    not out
    13 (b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 9)
    244 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 4.89)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Vusi Sibanda, 3.4 ov), 2-12 (Hamilton Masakadza, 5.1 ov), 3-97 (Sean Williams, 21.5 ov), 4-109 (Brendan Taylor, 23.4 ov), 5-132 (Tatenda Taibu, 29.6 ov), 6-173 (Chamu Chibhabha, 39.3 ov), 7-175 (Elton Chigumbura, 40.2 ov), 8-205 (Gary Brent, 45.5 ov), 9-225 (Ray Price, 48.3 ov), 10-244 (Keith Dabengwa, 49.5 ov)
    Sohail Tanvir621402.33310060
    Kamran Hussain703224.57284000
    Sohail Khan703815.42223021
    Shahid Afridi1005715.70244100
    Shoaib Malik9.505535.59241210
    Fawad Alam1004514.50282000

Match Details


Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 4-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Match days

30 January 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st18Khalid LatifNasir Jamshed
2nd48Shoaib MalikKhalid Latif
3rd141Mohammad YousufShoaib Malik
4th38Mohammad YousufFawad Alam