2nd ODI, Harare, Aug 29 2013, Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe
(42.4/50 ov, target 300)209
Pakistan won by 90 runs
Player Of The Match
136* (130)
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• The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Hafeez helps Pakistan draw level

Mohammad Hafeez led the way with an attacking, unbeaten 136 to lift Pakistan to 299, and although Zimbabwe had their moments in the chase, they failed to stretch Pakistan over a sustained period in the second ODI

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Scores: Gopi Rangarajan
Comms: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Pakistan299/4(50 overs)
Umar Amin59 (71)
Zimbabwe209/10(42.4 overs)

So a win for Pakistan keeps this bilateral series alive. Who would have thought the score would be 1-1 after the first two ODIs? We'll be back on Saturday with the series decider. Keep reading and join us again, this is Vishal Dikshit bidding goodbye on behalf of Abhishek Purohit and the scorers Binoy George and Gopi Rangarajan. Goodbye and good luck!

Time for the presentation:

Brendan Taylor: "The wicket played better than we thought it would. Their batsmen played very well and ran away with it. It was all about wickets in hand, we had a chance but they came back strong as expected. We had the momentum and self-belief from the last game. There are areas to improve on. The first game did us wonders but we'll have to produce something good and rectify a few things now."

Mohammad Hafeez is the Man of the Match: "I'm really happy scoring runs at crucial stages for my team. We knew that it was tough to bat first, they bowled in the right areas in the first 20 overs. Umar Amin's partnership with me was good and then Shahid Afridi blasted some runs which gave us a good score. We were actually looking for a score around 260, not 300. Amin showed confidence and I was backing him as a senior, I just told him to play straight. We wanted to win this game and the boys showed great commitment. The pitched changed a little bit later and our bowlers did a great job."

Misbah: "The conditions are not easy to read. This pitch looks greener but it played better in the second innings, it played ok in the first innings also. Amin played very well and Afridi finished it very well. Conditions here improve in the second innings so 299 was a good score for our bowlers. The Zimbabwe batsmen were playing sensibly, so that was something to worry about. I was only looking for a wicket and once Tayor got out, there was huge pressure on them to score over 10-per-over. We hope to put a good show on Saturday and we really need to improve in the next game."

Awais: "198/4 and 209/10...that truly is Pakistani comeback..."

A convincing, 90-run win for Pakistan after a shock defeat two days ago. They weren't in the driver's seat throughout the match but Hafeez's hundred and tight bowling from Junaid Khan and Abdur Rehman kept the hosts under pressure. Brendan Taylor kept Zimbabwe in the hunt with his 79 but once he fell, the chase was virtually over. They handled the other three spinners very well but 300 proved to be to steep

Abdur to Vitori, OUT

flighted outside off on length, Vitori swept it with a big stride and a leading edge goes high up in the air behind the keeper. Irfan runs to his right from short third man and takes a good catch. All over for Zimbabwe

Brian Vitori c Mohammad Irfan b Abdur Rehman 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Abdur to Chatara, OUT

the keeper takes it now! It was short and outside off, Chatara tried to cut after it turned and an edge only found Sarfraz Ahmed's gloves

Tendai Chatara c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Abdur Rehman 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Abdur to Panyangara, 1 run

full on the pads and swept towards deep midwicket. Umar Amin was coming in plunged forward but couldn't get there in time to catch it, wasn't an easy catch

Abdur to Chatara, 1 run

flighted on middle and leg, swept to deep fine leg

end of over 424 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 207/8CRR: 4.92 RRR: 11.62
Tendai Chatara1 (2)
Tinashe Panyangara2 (9)
Junaid Khan 7-2-15-4
Abdur Rehman 9-0-34-0
Junaid to Chatara, 1 run

full delivery is driven down to mid-off where Irfan bends and sends it back flat to the bowler's end while they sneak a single

Junaid to Chatara, no run

low full toss outside off, driven on the off side

Junaid to Utseya, OUT

inside edge gets him this time. The change of angle might have done it here as it pitched on length and was going towards off but the inside edge sends the legs stump for a walk. The other bail - on off and middle - doesn't budge at all

Prosper Utseya b Junaid Khan 3 (12m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60
Junaid to Panyangara, 1 run

full on off, another inside edge and another single as it goes to short fine leg

Round the wicket now

Junaid to Utseya, 1 run

bouncer on the leg stump, Utseya pulls it in time for a single

Junaid to Panyangara, 1 run

full on middle and off, goes hard at it by making room but manages an edge towards midwicket

Usman: "@ Ali Bachlani: Indian bowled out Zimbabwe cheaply only when they bowled first when the conditions are better for quickies. Let the Pakistan team bowl first on this flat pitch and you will see which attack is better."

end of over 412 runs
ZIM: 203/7CRR: 4.95 RRR: 10.77
Tinashe Panyangara0 (7)
Prosper Utseya2 (3)
Abdur Rehman 9-0-34-0
Junaid Khan 6-2-11-3
Abdur to Panyangara, 1 leg bye

short of length on the stumps, Panyangara misses while trying to steer it to leg but misses and they sneak a leg bye

Abdur to Panyangara, no run

lon length on the leg stump, Panyangara goes back and defends

Abdur to Panyangara, no run

length ball on middle, defended back towards Rehman

Abdur to Panyangara, no run

length ball angled into the stumps, defended towards extra cover

Abdur to Utseya, 1 run

full on the pads, turned to square leg for a single

Abdur to Utseya, no run

short of length outside off, pushed to cover

end of over 401 run • 2 wickets
ZIM: 201/7CRR: 5.02 RRR: 9.90
Tinashe Panyangara0 (3)
Prosper Utseya1 (1)
Junaid Khan 6-2-11-3
Saeed Ajmal 7-0-40-2
Junaid to Panyangara, no run

length ball hits him on the pads and Junaid appeals loudly again but it's turned down this time. It was going down leg and it pitched outside leg

Junaid to Panyangara, no run

length ball well outside off, he swings and misses without any footwork

Junaid to Panyangara, no run

in the block hole again outside off, Panyangara gets an inside edge which misses the stumps and goes to the left of the keeper

Junaid to Chigumbura, OUT

big appeal for lbw and he's given. It hit him in front of the pads for sure after pitching on length but the umpire has made a mistake here as it pitched well outside leg, wasn't even marginal. Chigumbura tried to steer it on the on side, but has to walk back after a rough decision

Elton Chigumbura lbw b Junaid Khan 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Best performances - batters
Mohammad Hafeez portrait
Mohammad Hafeez PAK
136 runs (130)
9 fours
5 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
58 runs
4 fours
2 sixes
Brendan Taylor
BRM Taylor ZIM
79 runs (95)
6 fours
1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
29 runs
3 fours
1 six
Best performances - bowlers
Junaid Khan portrait
Junaid Khan PAK
Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman PAK
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of Zimbabwe
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Hafeez
Mohammad Hafeez
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3406
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days29 August 2013 - day (50-over match)
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Owen Chirombe
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Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
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Jeremiah Matibiri
Reserve Umpire
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Iknow Chabi
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
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