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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan - 1st ODI

Series: Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2018
Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Date: 13 July 2018

Zimbabwe 107/10 (35 Ovs) RR: 3.06 | Pakistan won by 201 runs

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That concludes the first of the five ODIs between these two teams. Pakistan are looking good, Zimbabwe need to up their game. The teams will return on July 16 to play the second ODI at this venue. Join us at 09:15 local time for all the action. Until then, goodbye!

Sarfraz Ahmed - Pakistan captain: "The captain is happy if the team is performing well. Credit goes to both the opening batsmen. We told them to go easy in the first ten overs. Very pleased with the bowlers' show. Every match is important for us, we will take one game at a time."

Imam-ul-Haq - Man of the Match: "It's a great feeling to return to the side. We didn't have a great series in New Zealand, but there was a four month gap and I worked hard in that period. The Test series gave me a lot of confidence and I want to thank the management and the seniors for backing the youngsters. The atmosphere is so good that you really want to perform for this team. We knew if we bat sensibly up front, we will do well. They bowled well in the first ten overs. Once we got set, we were able to score freely. I want to thank my parents, they prayed a lot for me (to perform well). One-day cricket demands that you have to bat through if you are set, at least about 40-45 overs."

Hamilton Masakadza - Zimbabwe captain: "I thought we bowled really well and at the death as well, but we lost it in the middle. Anything around 300 is chasable in Bulawayo, but we had too many soft dismissals. Murray did really well and there is a lot of promise there. We have to back ourselves and comeback stronger with four more games to go."

A walk in the park for Pakistan then. A win by 201 runs and Zimbabwe need to find answers. They just cannot afford to play this badly, need to show some fight. 309 was always going to be difficult against a high quality bowling line-up. More than the loss, the lack of application is what the Zimbabwe think tank need to worry about. Only three batsmen crossed 20. The seamers set it up for the visitors, before Shadab Khan, despite not being at his best today, cleaned up the lower-order. This is also Pakistan's first ODI win in 2018.

34.6
0
Shadab Khan to Muzarabani, out Bowled!! Dragged on and Zimbabwe have recorded the lowest total in ODIs at this venue. Meanwhile, Shadab Khan bags his career-best figures in ODIs. Spinning back in from outside off stump, Muzarabani tries to cut off the back foot and chops it onto the sticks. Muzarabani b Shadab Khan 0(8)

Shadab Khan to Muzarabani, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

34.5
0
Shadab Khan to Muzarabani, no run, quicker delivery on the off stump, Muzarabani defends
34.4
0
Shadab Khan to Muzarabani, no run, the straighter one on the stumps, Muzarabani manages to defend off the inside half of the bat
34.3
0
Shadab Khan to Muzarabani, no run, googly is left alone as it is outside off stump
34.2
1
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 1 run, leans forward and pushes it to cover
34.1
0
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, no run, spinning away outside off stump, Murray cuts it into the off-side
33.6
0
Amir to Muzarabani, no run, almost gets the yorker right, at the base of off stump, Muzarabani drives it to mid-off
33.5
0
Amir to Muzarabani, no run, Amir tries the yorker but bowls way outside off stump and is angry with himself
33.4
0
Amir to Muzarabani, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Muzarabani plays inside the line and gets beaten
33.3
0
Amir to Muzarabani, no run, oh that's a pacy bouncer targetted at the body, lucky that Muzarabani managed to duck under it just at the last moment and avoid damage

Blessing Muzarabani, right handed bat, comes to the crease

33.2
0
Amir to Chatara, out Caught by Sarfraz!! That's catching practice for Sarfraz Ahmed. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Chatara tries to guide it away to third man, but ends up hitting it straight to the keeper. Pakistan are just one wicket away. Chatara c Sarfraz b Amir 5(21)

Amir to Chatara, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

33.1
0
Amir to Chatara, no run, short and angled in, Chatara tries to fend, gets hit on the thigh pad
32.6
1
Shadab Khan to Chatara, 1 run, flighted delivery just outside off stump, Chatara tries to defend and gets an inside edge that rolls into the on-side
32.5
2
Shadab Khan to Chatara, 2 runs, driven in the air but wide of mid-off, good enough for two runs
32.4
0
Shadab Khan to Chatara, no run, Chatara gets down very low and defends this flighted delivery towards cover
32.3
0
Shadab Khan to Chatara, no run, leans forward and defends this flighted delivery
32.2
0
Shadab Khan to Chatara, no run, blocked off the front foot
32.1
1
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 1 run, flighted delivery on the off stump, Murray drives it to long-off
31.6
0
Amir to Chatara, no run, a late thought to guide the ball towards third man, but the short ball was already through
31.5
0
Amir to Chatara, no run, Chatara is nicely forward to meet this full ball on the off stump
31.4
0
Amir to Chatara, no run, short again, Chatara was just ball-watching
31.3
0
Amir to Chatara, no run, short ball, Chatara lets it pass
31.2
0
Amir to Chatara, no run, short and outside off stump, left alone
31.1
1
Amir to Ryan Murray, 1 run, shortish delivery on the stumps, Murray pulls into the on-side
30.6
0
Shadab Khan to Chatara, no run, beaten, flighted delivery outside off stump, Chatara tries to drive and makes no contact as the ball spins away sharply
30.5
1
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 1 run, shortish in length, punched towards long-off
30.4
0
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, no run, pushed into the off-side

The ground scoreboard wrongly shows 400/8 instead of 100/8. Sarfraz immediately quips, "Umpire, look at their scoreboard."

30.3
1
Shadab Khan to Chatara, 1 run, very full and outside off stump, Chatara drives it to long-off
30.2
0
Shadab Khan to Chatara, no run, flighted delivery on the off stump, Chatara defends
30.1
1
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 1 run, shortish and outside off stump, Murray cuts to sweeper cover
29.6
0
Amir to Chatara, no run, oh gets an inside edge on the defence as he tries to reach out to meet this length ball outside off stump, the ball rolls into the on-side
29.5
0
Amir to Chatara, no run, leans forward and taps it into the off-side
29.4
0
Amir to Chatara, no run, pushed into the off-side
29.3
0
Amir to Chatara, no run, round the wicket, good length delivery outside off stump, Chatara toe-ends the push into the off-side
29.2
0
Amir to Chatara, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Chatara punches it towards cover
29.1
1
Amir to Ryan Murray, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump Murray punches it to sweeper cover

Mohammad Amir [4.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack

28.6
1
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Murray drives it uppishly to long-off
28.5
2
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 2 runs, short and outside off stump, Murray cuts it to deep backward point
28.4
0
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, no run, goes back and punches this shortish delivery to the left of the bowler
28.3
1
Shadab Khan to Chatara, 1 run, the googly, Chatara misses the flick, the ball rolls into the on-side off the thigh pad

Tendai Chatara, right handed bat, comes to the crease

28.2
0
Shadab Khan to Masakadza, out Bowled!! That's gone straight through him. Wicket number three for Shadab Khan. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Masakadza leans forward to drive this incoming ball, misses and the stumps and shattered. Masakadza b Shadab Khan 0(8)

Shadab Khan to Masakadza, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

28.1
1
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 1 run, driven towards extra-cover, fumble allows a run
27.6
0
Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, no run, defended off the back foot to mid-on
27.5
0
Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, no run, tossed up from Shoaib Malik, Masakadza drives it to the right of the bowler
27.4
0
Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, no run, very full from Shoaib Malik, Masakadza drives it to cover
27.3
0
Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, no run, on the off stump, Masakadza defends
27.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Masakadza, no run, very full, dug out into the off-side
27.1
1
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, 1 run, worked away to long-on
26.6
0
Shadab Khan to Masakadza, no run, googly on the stumps, Masakadza defends off the front foot
26.5
0
Shadab Khan to Masakadza, no run, spinning back in, Masakadza defends off the back foot

Wellington Masakadza, left handed bat, comes to the crease

26.4
0
Shadab Khan to Liam Roche, out Caught by Faheem Ashraf!! A gift for Shadab Khan. Googly from the bowler, Roche gets down on one knee and tries to slog, the ball hits the inside half of the bat and goes straight into the hands of long-on. Liam Roche c Faheem Ashraf b Shadab Khan 4(9)

Shadab Khan to Liam Roche, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

26.3
1
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 1 run, driven off the front foot to sweeper cover
26.2
1
Shadab Khan to Liam Roche, 1 run, spinning away outside off stump, Roche cuts it to deep extra-cover
26.1
1
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 1 run, very full and outside off stump, Murray drives it to long-off
25.6
1
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, 1 run, turned away to square leg
25.5
1
Shoaib Malik to Liam Roche, 1 run, spinning back in, Roche pushes it to long-on
25.4
1
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, 1 run, punched to long-on
25.3
2
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, 2 runs, why is there no slip in place? Flighted delivery outside off stump, Murray tries to go hard on the drive and gets a thick edge that flies past the keeper
25.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, no run, defended to the left of mid-wicket, who dives and stops the ball
25.1
0
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, no run, defended straight back to the bowler
24.6
0
Shadab Khan to Liam Roche, no run, short and outside off stump, Roche cuts it to point
24.5
0
Shadab Khan to Liam Roche, no run, punched off the back foot
24.4
0
Shadab Khan to Liam Roche, no run, googly from Shadab Khan, Roche defends
24.3
0
Shadab Khan to Liam Roche, no run, is that a dropped chance? Very full, Roche tries to drive and gets an inside edge onto boot, it lobbed towards the bowler, easy catch, but he spills it. Did it hit the ground before bouncing off the boot
24.2
1
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 1 run, driven off the back foot to sweeper cover
24.1
1
Shadab Khan to Liam Roche, 1 run, shortish and outside off stump, Roche cuts it to deep point
23.6
0
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, no run, defended straight back to the bowler
23.5
0
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, no run, turned to mid-wicket
23.4
1
Shoaib Malik to Liam Roche, 1 run, flighted delivery on the leg stump, Roche flicks it to mid-wicket
23.3
1
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, 1 run, pushed away to long-on
23.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, no run, punched back to the bowler
23.1
0
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Murray defends

Liam Nicholas Roche, right handed bat, comes to the crease

22.6
0
Shadab Khan to Tiripano, out Bowled!! You cannot play on the back foot when it's not that short. Tiripano wasn't reading Shadab Khan from the hand, so he was just hanging back to everything that wasn't overpitched and now he pays the penalty. Googly from Shadab Khan, Tiripano was trying to push it into the off-side, got an inside edge that knocked the middle stump out. Tiripano b Shadab Khan 12(31) [4s-1]

Shadab Khan to Tiripano, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

22.5
0
Shadab Khan to Tiripano, no run, goes back and punches this flighted delivery to point
22.4
0
Shadab Khan to Tiripano, no run, flighted delivery on the off stump, Tiripano defends off the front foot
22.3
4
Shadab Khan to Tiripano, FOUR, toe-ends the cut shot and beats the man at slip, Tiripano was late on the shot and got away with it
22.2
0
Shadab Khan to Tiripano, no run, guided towards backward point
22.1
1
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 1 run, flighted delivery just outside off stump, Murray drives it towards long-on
21.6
0
Shoaib Malik to Tiripano, no run, turned towards square leg
21.5
1
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, 1 run, flighted delivery just outside off stump, Murray drives it to long-on
21.4
0
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, no run, opens the face of the bat and guides it to short third man
21.3
1
Shoaib Malik to Tiripano, 1 run, shortish and on the stumps, Tiripano pulls it to mid-wicket
21.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Tiripano, no run, spinning back in, Tiripano turns it into the on-side
21.1
0
Shoaib Malik to Tiripano, no run, flighted delivery on the off stump, Tiripano defends off the front foot
20.6
1
Shadab Khan to Tiripano, 1 run, backs away and cuts it to deep backward point
20.5
0
Shadab Khan to Tiripano, no run, blocked
20.4
1
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 1 run, dropped, tough chance for the keeper. Flighted delivery outside off stump, Murray tried to drive, got a thick edge, the ball took Sarfraz's right glove and deflected towards first slip, who only managed to get his left hand on it, parried away for a run
20.3
0
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, no run, shortish and bouncing outside off stump, Murray mistimes the punch into the off-side
20.2
4
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, FOUR, low full toss and it's crashed away through cover, to the right of the fielder and long-off had no chance of cutting that off
20.1
1
Shadab Khan to Tiripano, 1 run, driven along the ground to long-off
19.6
0
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, no run, flicked straight to short mid-wicket
19.5
0
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Murray defends off the front foot
19.4
1
Shoaib Malik to Tiripano, 1 run, tucked to the right of square leg, sharp run, the fielder tried to attack the ball with one hand but didn't pick it up cleanly to have a shy at the keeper's end
19.3
0
Shoaib Malik to Tiripano, no run, flicked to short mid-wicket
19.2
1
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, 1 run, spinning down the leg-side, Murray glances it to long leg
19.1
0
Shoaib Malik to Ryan Murray, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, flicked to square leg

Shoaib Malik, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

18.6
0
Shadab Khan to Tiripano, no run, driven towards cover
18.5
0
Shadab Khan to Tiripano, no run, oh there comes the googly sharply back into the batsman, Tiripano was hanging back, just about managed to defend at the last moment
18.4
1
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Murray drives it to long-off
18.3
0
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, no run, spinning away outside off stump, Murray mistimes the punch back to the bowler

One slip in place

18.2
0
Shadab Khan to Ryan Murray, no run, blocked off the front foot
18.1
1
Shadab Khan to Tiripano, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Tiripano drives it to sweeper cover

Shadab Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

17.6
0
Hasan Ali to Ryan Murray, no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Murray guides it into the off-side
17.5
1
Hasan Ali to Tiripano, 1 run, worked away to square leg off the inside half of the bat
17.4
0
Hasan Ali to Tiripano, no run, this one comes in with the angle from over the wicket, Tiripano defends off the back foot
17.3
0
Hasan Ali to Tiripano, no run, full delivery outside off stumpm, Tiripano covers the sticks and lets it pass
17.2
0
Hasan Ali to Tiripano, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Tiripano tries to cut and misses
17.1
0
Hasan Ali to Tiripano, no run, outside off, left alone
16.6
0
Faheem Ashraf to Ryan Murray, no run, shortish and outside off stump, cut to point
16.5
0
Faheem Ashraf to Ryan Murray, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Murray defends off the front foot
16.4
0
Faheem Ashraf to Ryan Murray, no run, short again, left alone
16.3
2
Faheem Ashraf to Ryan Murray, 2 runs, short and rising tall, Murray pulls it to deep mid-wicket
16.2
1
Faheem Ashraf to Tiripano, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off stump, Tiripano guides it to third man
16.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to Ryan Murray, 1 run, Murray pushes this length ball to sweeper cover
15.6
0
Hasan Ali to Tiripano, no run, yorker outside off stump, Tiripano digs it out
15.5
0
Hasan Ali to Tiripano, no run, defended from the crease
15.4
0
Hasan Ali to Tiripano, no run, shortish and outside off stump, Tiripano defends off the back foot
15.3
0
Hasan Ali to Tiripano, no run, banged in short, good wheels behind it and Tiripano sways his head out of the firing line
15.2
0
Hasan Ali to Tiripano, no run, pacy fuller length delivery, stays low and Tiripano quells it into the pitch
15.1
0
Hasan Ali to Tiripano, no run, "That looks pretty adjacent," says the on-air commentator, but umpire Ian Gould is unmoved. Full and kept coming back, Tiripano was shuffling across and missed it. Hit low on the pad, the angle could be taking it down leg
14.6
0
Faheem Ashraf to Ryan Murray, no run, fuller and shaping away outside off, Murray watches it all along and leaves
14.5
1
Faheem Ashraf to Tiripano, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, Tiripano gets low and opens his bat face to direct it to third man
14.4
0
Faheem Ashraf to Tiripano, no run, decking around off, blocked from the crease

Donald Tiripano, right handed bat, comes to the crease

14.3
0
Faheem Ashraf to Moor, out Caught by Babar Azam!! Edged and carries to the lone slip fielder. Zimbabwe sinking now, losing half their side. Beautifully bowled by Ashraf, on a length just outside off. Moor doesn't move his feet, wants to feel for the ball and gets a healthy outside edge. Went low and to Babar Azam's left. Pouched neatly. Moor c Babar Azam b Faheem Ashraf 2(8)

Faheem Ashraf to Moor, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

14.2
1
Faheem Ashraf to Ryan Murray, 1 run, stands tall, allows for the ball to come and forces it square past point
14.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to Moor, 1 run, overpitched outside off, driven sans any feet movement through cover
13.6
0
Hasan Ali to Ryan Murray, no run, fast and full just outside off, keeps a little low and Murray is right behind it to smother it

Ryan Murray, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Time for drinks to soothe the nerves in the Zimbabwe camp.

13.5
0
Hasan Ali to Chibhabha, out Bowled!! Cleaned up! Leg-stump goes for a walk. Chibhabha perishes. This was on the cards, he was really struggling and looked scratchy from the start. Ali exploits the weakness, slips in a full bunger that tailed in venomously. Huge gap between bat and pad as Chibhabha plays down the wrong line. Too pacy as well, enough to sneak through, take the inside edge and crash into the stumps. Out comes Hasan Ali's signature 'Generator' celebration. Zimbabwe are in a disarray here. Chibhabha taps himself on the helmet in disappointment for showing poor application. Chibhabha b Hasan Ali 20(38) [4s-1]

Hasan Ali to Chibhabha, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

13.4
0
Hasan Ali to Chibhabha, no run, shorter around off, defended from the crease
13.3
0
Hasan Ali to Chibhabha, no run, two in a row, shifts his line outside off and bangs it hard. Too much bounce and Chibhabha is aware of the risk, so lets it pass
13.2
0
Hasan Ali to Chibhabha, no run, unleashes the bumper, forces Chibhabha to take evasive action. Ducked safely under it
13.1
0
Hasan Ali to Chibhabha, no run, this could've been dangerous. Both batsmen were ball-watching; Chibhabha checked his on-drive, bit uppish and mid-on pulls off a stunning save
12.6
0
Faheem Ashraf to Moor, no run, assured block this time, planting his front foot right across the ball
12.5
0
Faheem Ashraf to Moor, no run, beaten! Length ball, seaming away just outside off and Moor fails to negotaite the extra nip
12.4
1
Faheem Ashraf to Chibhabha, 1 run, keeps it full to Chibhabha as well, drilled off the meat to the right of sweeper cover
12.3
1
Faheem Ashraf to Moor, 1 run, overpitches outside off, sliced through cover
12.2
0
Faheem Ashraf to Moor, no run, corker from Ashraf. Probing in the corridor of uncertainty, late inswing and Moor poking without intent. Lucky to have missed the outside edge
12.1
0
Faheem Ashraf to Moor, no run, good length delivery moving away well outside off, Moor ignores
11.6
1
Hasan Ali to Moor, leg byes, 1 run, drifting down leg, Moor misses it and wears it on the thigh pad. Wanders away to fine leg
11.5
1
Hasan Ali to Chibhabha, 1 run, crisp drive to the left of mid-off for a easy single
11.4
0
Hasan Ali to Chibhabha, no run, rearing off a short of length, Chibhabha stands tall and defends
11.3
0
Hasan Ali to Chibhabha, no run, back of a length, holding its line outside off. Chibhabha lifts his bat and allows it to pass
11.2
2
Hasan Ali to Chibhabha, 2 runs, deft touch from Chibhabha. Just gets into a cheeky steer to the right of third man. The fielder runs across, dives and hauls the ball back in play
11.1
2
Hasan Ali to Chibhabha, 2 runs, in the air and over point. Full ball outside off, drew Chibhabha into a check drive and he ended up lifting it over point for a brace

Hasan Ali, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Peter Moor, right handed bat, comes to the crease

10.6
0
Faheem Ashraf to Musakanda, out Caught by Shoaib Malik!! Musakanda is distraught, bends his head down in shame. Knows he has committed a mistake and pays the penalty. This wasn't all that short, he was winding up for the flat-batted pull over mid-on. The ball gains some bounce and all Musakanda could do was to chip it tamely to mid-on. Simplest of catches for Malik and the stand that was gathering momentum for the hosts has been broken. Musakanda c Shoaib Malik b Faheem Ashraf 21(20) [4s-4]

Faheem Ashraf to Musakanda, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

10.5
0
Faheem Ashraf to Musakanda, no run, nipping from a length, Musakanda punches it standing tall to mid-off
10.4
1
Faheem Ashraf to Chibhabha, 1 run. nearly chopped on! Too close for comfort on the cut, the ball shapes in and takes the inside edge before rolling temptingly close to the stumps
10.3
0
Faheem Ashraf to Chibhabha, no run, darted back in from a length to cramp Chibhabha for room. Manages to somehow blunt it to the off-side
10.2
0
Faheem Ashraf to Chibhabha, no run, fraction wide of off, Chibhabha stays back and cuts it to point
10.1
0
Faheem Ashraf to Chibhabha, no run, jagging in from a length, uncomfortable bounce for Chibhabha as he taps it down the pitch
9.6
4
Usman Khan to Musakanda, FOUR, Musakanda goes downtown for shopping. Sees a delivery that is pitched up above his eyeline, flexes his arms and whacks it over mid-on

Crowd egging behind Zimbabwe. They have been pretty vocal so far.

9.5
1
Usman Khan to Chibhabha, 1 run, short outside off, Chibhabha jumps back and glides it to third man
9.4
1
Usman Khan to Musakanda, 1 run, rising off a length, Musakanda gets his body close to the ball and dinks it to third man
9.3
0
Usman Khan to Musakanda, no run, plummeted short, too pacy for Musakanda as he swings and misses
9.2
4
Usman Khan to Musakanda, FOUR, very wristy from Musakanda. Triggered and opened his stance a bit to this half-volley on the stumps. Flicked it stylishly past mid-on; Hasan Ali gives the chase and ends up escorting the ball to the fence
9.2
1
Usman Khan to Musakanda, wide, encouraging swing for Usman. But it starts outside the tramlines outside off. Wided
9.1
0
Usman Khan to Musakanda, no run, pitched up outside off, Musakanda bends his back knee and drives it straight to mid-off
8.6
1
Faheem Ashraf to Musakanda, 1 run, overpitched outside off, Musakanda plants his front foot forward and blasts the drive to the right of mid-off where Amir dives across and makes a half-stop, parrying it to the mid-on fielder
8.5
1
Faheem Ashraf to Chibhabha, 1 run, homing on middle and leg, tucked in front of mid-wicket and rushes through for a quick single
8.4
0
Faheem Ashraf to Chibhabha, no run, fuller length delivery, arrowing towards the stumps. Bunted after pressing forward
8.3
0
Faheem Ashraf to Chibhabha, no run, stays inside the line and stonewalls into the pitch
8.2
0
Faheem Ashraf to Chibhabha, no run, polite shout for LBW aborted too soon, realizing there was some bat. Yes, they were right. A big inside edge that saves Chibhabha. Full and snaked back in, Chibhabha was playing across and gets an inside edge onto his pad
8.1
2
Faheem Ashraf to Chibhabha, 2 runs, sucker ball outside off, Chibhabha keeps his front foot across and taps it behind point. Third man fielder was slow and a bit squarer, thus they scamper back for the second

Faheem Ashraf, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

7.6
0
Usman Khan to Musakanda, no run, languid steer from a length and directs it to point
7.5
0
Usman Khan to Musakanda, no run, throws this full ball well outside off, Musakanda cracks it to mid-off
7.4
4
Usman Khan to Musakanda, FOUR, leg-stump balls might have fetched two wickets for Usman, he overcooks it and sprays it all over the place. Musakanda glances it neatly, beats short fine leg
7.3
0
Usman Khan to Musakanda, no run, doesn't quite go full-throttle on the drive, lazily feels for it and times it to mid-off
7.2
1
Usman Khan to Chibhabha, 1 run, seams away just outside off, Chibhabha holds his bat at an angle and pats it to cover
7.1
0
Usman Khan to Chibhabha, no run, oh, this was refused to rise. Fuller outside off and Chibhabha hurriedly gets low to quell it near his shoes
6.6
0
Amir to Musakanda, no run, a semblance of hesitation in running, but Chibhabha gets back in safely. Push-driven to mid-off, Chibhabha wanted a single only to be sent back. Had to turn and rush back into his crease as the fielder misses the direct-hit
6.5
1
Amir to Chibhabha, 1 run, tagged with width, Chibhabha steers it to third man
6.4
0
Amir to Chibhabha, no run, slanter across outside off, holding its line outside off and Chibhabha raises his bat to let it go
6.3
4
Amir to Chibhabha, FOUR, magnificent from Chibhabha. Displays a fabulous cover drive through extra cover. Half-volley outside off and Chibhabha deals it with ease to stroke it flawlessly. Holds the pose for the shutterbugs as well
6.2
0
Amir to Chibhabha, no run, "Wait, wait" said Chibhabha as he drove it fluently to the left of mid-off, who bends low and stops it
6.1
1
Amir to Musakanda, 1 run, back of a length and Musakanda engineers a open-bat guide in the gap between slip and gully
5.6
0
Usman Khan to Chibhabha, no run, tilts his bat at an angle and pokes it to point
5.5
0
Usman Khan to Chibhabha, no run, digs it short and straightens off the pitch, Chibhabha camps back in his crease before taking all the heat off it
5.4
0
Usman Khan to Chibhabha, no run, pitched up outside off, Chibhabha aims for the drive and times it sweetly. Finds mid-off
5.3
0
Usman Khan to Chibhabha, no run, this is exceptional bowling from Usman. Keeps it full and decks it back in to ping Chibhabha on the pad. Clearly pitched outside leg and heading down leg as well. So, the appeal was withdrawn quickly
5.2
0
Usman Khan to Chibhabha, no run, zooming on middle, Chibhabha gets behind the line of this delivery and dead bats
5.1
0
Usman Khan to Chibhabha, no run, once again huge, huge shout for LBW. Once again it's been turned down by umpire Ian Gould. Good call by Gould as the ball had pitched outside leg. Full and tailing in, zipped off the pitch and knocks Chibhabha on the front pad - who was beaten for pace on his attempted nudge
4.6
0
Amir to Musakanda, no run, loud shout for a caught-behind, the Pakistanis are confident but the umpire thinks otherwise and shakes his head. Wide half-volley outside off, Musakanda goes chasing on the drive and perhaps missed it I guess
4.5
1
Amir to Chibhabha, 1 run, hard hands from Chibhabha, throws his bat and slashes it to third man
4.4
1
Amir to Musakanda, 1 run, opens his bat face, uses the angle and pace on offer to steer it to third man
4.3
0
Amir to Musakanda, no run, spongy bounce from a back of a length outside off, Musakanda flashes and comes up with zilch
4.2
0
Amir to Musakanda, no run, fuller length delivery on leg, Musakanda unfurls the on-drive to mid-on who fires a throw at the striker's end and makes a mess of the stumps. Polite appeal by Pakistan, enquiring for a run-out possibly as they must've spotted something. But umpire Ian Gould isn't going upstairs
4.1
4
Amir to Musakanda, FOUR, Musakanda throws caution to the wind. Takes on Amir, shows his muscle power and whacks this full ball powerfully over mid-on
3.6
1
Usman Khan to Musakanda, 1 run, glided to third man after opening the bat face

Tarisai Musakanda, right handed bat, comes to the crease

3.5
0
Usman Khan to Masakadza, out Caught by Fakhar Zaman!! As easy as it comes. Second scalp for Usman and Zimbabwe lose their skipper early. Leg-stump full ball, Masakadza was probably a touch early into the shot and also, the ball seemed to have held up on the pitch which made him lob it off the splice to squarish mid-wicket. Dolly for Zaman, groping forward and collecting it. Masakadza c Fakhar Zaman b Usman Khan 7(15) [4s-1]

Usman Khan to Masakadza, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

3.4
0
Usman Khan to Masakadza, no run, nagging line, outside off. Masakadza wisely lets it pass
3.3
0
Usman Khan to Masakadza, no run, shorter in length just outside off, Masakadza sits back and blocks from his crease
3.2
0
Usman Khan to Masakadza, no run, attacks the stumps, very straight line from Usman. Masakadza presents a full face of the bat on the defence
3.1
1
Usman Khan to Chibhabha, 1 run, this one holds on the surface, takes the leading edge. Soft hands ensured that it dipped in front of mid-off
2.6
0
Amir to Masakadza, no run, "Ahhh" go the Pakistanis, more voice from behind but umpire Langton Rusere doesn't budge. Nipbacker from Amir, skids through and pins Masakadza on the front pad as he fails to counter the swing. Guess, the height could've been a factor there
2.5
4
Amir to Masakadza, FOUR, short and punished. Masakadza gets the desired width, goes deep and cuts it behind point
2.4
0
Amir to Masakadza, no run, blocked into the off-side
2.3
0
Amir to Masakadza, no run, high elbows, head in front of the ball and pushes this full ball to mid-off
2.2
0
Amir to Masakadza, no run, pitched up, tempting Masakadza. Soft-handed dab into the off-side
2.1
0
Amir to Masakadza, no run, beauty. The banana swing for Amir, shaped in and Masakadza misses the line to get rapped high on the pad. Completely opened up there, the ball dribbles away towards first slip after striking the pad
1.6
3
Usman Khan to Masakadza, 3 runs, pristine drive through extra cover. Doesn't have enough legs to reach the fence and they will add three to the tally
1.5
0
Usman Khan to Masakadza, no run, angled away outside off, left alone
1.4
0
Usman Khan to Masakadza, no run, this ball is an event too. Another shout, this time for a strangle down leg. Usman and Co. appeal in chorus but umpire Ian Gould turns it down. There was some noise definitely, only Masakadza's glove was closer to it. Yes, replays confirm that it's come off the glove. Shortish down leg, Masakadza tries to tickle and the ball kicks up to brush his glove en route to the keeper
1.3
0
Usman Khan to Masakadza, no run, mild appeal for LBW aborted quickly. Profound that it had pitched outside leg. Fullish and nipped back in, Masakadza plays down the wrong line and gets slammed on the pad. Fortunately gets away with it
1.2
0
Usman Khan to Masakadza, no run, rifled on a fuller length just outside off, Masakadza lunges across and defends

Hamilton Masakadza, right handed bat, comes to the crease

1.1
0
Usman Khan to Chari, out Caught by Fakhar Zaman!! Chari is disgusted with himself. Shakes his head before walking off to the hut. Usman gets a wicket off his first ball and he couldn't have asked for a better start. Short and pacy at the stumps, Chari swivels and sets up for the pull. Uppishly lobs it straight to squarish mid-wicket, who cups it in. Early setback for Zimbabwe. Chari c Fakhar Zaman b Usman Khan 2(4)

Usman Khan to Chari, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Usman Khan, comes into the attack

Usman Khan from the other end. Two slips in force

0.6
0
Amir to Chibhabha, no run, goes for the drive sans covering for the angle nor the away-swing. Gets a thick inside edge onto his boot and it trickles it cover
0.5
0
Amir to Chibhabha, no run, shortens his length and lasers it across outside off, Chibhabha carefully judges and leaves
0.4
1
Amir to Chari, 1 run, exquisite timing on the drive, the fielder at cover embarrasses himself by letting it through his legs and they end up pinching the single
0.3
0
Amir to Chari, no run, ripper! The famous outswinger from Amir, he's setting the batsman up here. Good length on off and moves away appreciably. Chari hangs his bat out to dry and gets beaten
0.2
1
Amir to Chibhabha, 1 run, loosener on leg, clipped through square leg and Chibhabha is away as well
0.1
1
Amir to Chari, 1 run, gathers uneasy bounce for Chari first up, who takes his bottom hand off the handle and fends it away to fine leg. Opens his account straightaway

Chari and Chibhabha are at the crease. Chari is on strike. Amir will open the attack