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Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI Match Summary

PAK vs ZIM, 2020 - ODI Summary

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Match Ended   
281/8 (50.0/50)
255 (49.4/50)
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 26 runs
PAK 281/8
Bat Top Batsmen
71 (82)
  • 6x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 86.58SR
58 (75)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 77.33SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
Tendai Chisoro
ECON 6.20
5
OVERS
31/2
R/W
9
OVERS
39/2
R/W
ZIM 255/10
Bat Top Batsmen
112 (117)
  • 11x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 95.72SR
55 (61)
  • 7x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 90.16SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 4.90
10
OVERS
49/5
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.24
9.4
OVERS
41/4
R/W
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Well, that's it from the 1st ODI then. What a thrilling way to get underway in the ODI series. We had a nail-biter of a finish, where Pakistan showed all class. And there are 2 more ODIs on the way. The second one begins at 12 PM Local (0700 GMT) on Sunday, 1st November 2020. We hope to have your company for that. Until then, take care and goodbye from our side.
Babar Azam, Pakistan's VICTORIOUS SKIPPER, says that he was expecting a close finish like this. States that Zimbabwe batted well. Admits that from Pakistan's side their opening with the bat was not good. Will sit and discuss that and see to improve that, he says. Says further that in the first innings, it was two-paced and hence he struggled. On reserving Afridi and Riaz towards the end, Azam states that the duo performed really well. Says that Riaz is an experienced player and Afridi is also slowly becoming one.
Chamu Chibhabha, Zimbabwe's captain, says that the Pakistani bowlers put them under pressure towards the end and deserve credit for the same. States that Zimbabwe's bowlers bowled well, especially to the Pakistani openers. Admits honestly though that after a good start with the ball, they allowed it to slip away in the end. Praises Wesley Madhevere for his good knock. States that they need to keep such a momentum going forward as well.
Brendan Taylor is the MAN OF THE MATCH, 110 runs from 117 balls. Says that the plan was to try and bat well throughout. Adds that the Pakistani bowling was really good. On Wesley's knock, Brendan agrees it was a very good knock from Madhevere. States that Wesley was enjoying himself out in the middle. Adds that the pace slowed down later and that the Zimbabwe batters had to put more effort. Given the tough bowling prowess of Pakistan, it was imperative for Zimbabwe to bat well, he says.
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Earlier, after winning the toss, Pakistan opted to bat first. They started off on a sluggish note, lost wickets in the middle but picked up fairly well in the end to get to 281/8. One would wonder that was not enough given their batting prowess but their bowlers proved that notion wrong. They struck early and struck back again to dismiss Madhevere and Taylor and then seal the deal in the hosts' favour.
Pakistan's bowlers were splendid with the ball. They more than made up for their batsmen's shortcomings. This wicket had everything for the pacers and that was proven right by the Pakistani pacers. Afridi and Riaz, 9 wickets amongst them, the former picked up 5 and the latter 4. Besides that, they kept a tight noose on the scoring rate as well. Apart from them, Wasim bowled decently and got a wicket. Rauf and Ashraf were a touch expensive and unfortunately, could not manage anything in this game.
Chasing 282 for a win, Zimbabwe got off to a shaky start as they lost a wicket in just the 3rd ball of the chase. They lost another shortly but that did not dampen their scoring rate, which was going decently well. But it slowed down in the middle again and the required rate started picking up. Ervine and Williams fell later on. But Taylor and Madhevere stitched an excellent partnership of 119 to put Zimbabwe in close contention. But they both fell in quick succession and after that it was all downhill for Zimbabwe as the rest crumbled like shortbread, handing Pakistan a 26 run win in the end.
Wahab Riaz and Shaheen Afridi share 9 wickets between them and blow away Zimbabwe. What a valiant effort from the latter. Congratulations all around in the Pakistan dressing room. But there is a lot for Zimbabwe to take from this game as well.
49.4
W
Wahab Riaz To Blessing Muzarabani OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Wahab finishes things in style! Execution of fast yorker from these two Pakistani bowlers. This time it is Riaz. A near-perfect yorker. Muzarabani fails to dig out and the stumps behind are shattered. Pakistan win by 26 runs.
49.3
0
Wahab Riaz To Blessing Muzarabani
Play and a miss. A good length ball outside off, Muzarabani looks to pull but misses.
49.2
0
Wahab Riaz To Blessing Muzarabani
Good change of pace. Full and outside off, Muzarabani looks to drive but is beaten for the slower one.
49.1
4
Wahab Riaz To Blessing Muzarabani
FOUR! That will help. Full and around off and middle, Blessing nails the drive straight past the bowler for a boundary. Need to keep them coming though.
Over 49 : 251/9
5 Runs
  • W 48.1
  • 048.2
  • 448.3
  • W 48.4
  • 048.5
  • 148.6
B. Muzarabani
1 (2)
R. Ngarava
0 (0)
S. Afridi
10-0-49-5
48.6
1
Shaheen Afridi To Blessing Muzarabani
A single to end a fantastic spell. Full and around off, pushed towards the off side for one. 5/49 from Afridi.
48.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Blessing Muzarabani
Full and outside off, driven towards the cover fielder.
Blessing Muzarabani is the last man in for Zimbabwe.
48.4
W
Shaheen Afridi To Tendai Chisoro OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! FIFER FOR AFRIDI! A terrific yorker and Chisoro has no answer. Full, fast and straight. You miss, I hit delivery from Afridi. Chisoro backs away again but this time fails to make any connection. The off pole takes the beating.
48.3
4
Shaheen Afridi To Tendai Chisoro
EDGED AND FOUR! Good length ball just outside off, Chisoro backs away and looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge that flies over the keeper for a boundary.
48.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Tendai Chisoro
A brilliant yorker on middle, Chisoro does well to keep it out.
Richard Ngarava is the new man in at the crease.
48.1
W
Shaheen Afridi To Carl Mumba OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust and Shaheen gets his 4th. Zimbabwe are falling apart here. Mumba is the latest one to depart. Wahab Riaz with a fine catch. Full and outside off, Mumba looks to launch it over mid off but mistimes it. It is just over Wahab at mid off. He does well to take a couple of steps behind and hold onto the catch.
Over 48 : 246/7
2 Runs
  • 147.1
  • W 47.2
  • 047.3
  • 147.4
  • 047.5
  • 047.6
T. Chisoro
1 (3)
C. Mumba
1 (2)
W. Riaz
9-0-37-3
47.6
0
Wahab Riaz To Tendai Chisoro
Another dot! Brilliant over from Wahab. Just 2 runs and a wicket. Chisoro backs away again, this time Wahab delivers it wide. He fails to reach out and connect. 36 runs needed in last 12 balls.
47.5
0
Wahab Riaz To Tendai Chisoro
DOT! Very full and on middle, Chisoro backs away and looks to drill it through the off side but gets an inside edge on the pad.
47.4
1
Wahab Riaz To Carl Mumba
A single now as this one is driven little wide of the mid off fielder for one.
47.3
0
Wahab Riaz To Carl Mumba
Good length and around off, pushed towards mid off for nothing.
Carl Mumba comes to the middle now.
47.2
W
Wahab Riaz To Sikandar Raza OUT!
OUT! Knocks him over! Wahab gets another one. Raza goes now and the hopes of Zimbabwe takes a massive dive. Change of pace from Wahab. It is on a good length and on middle, Raza looks to defend but is beaten for pace. He misses and the ball does not. It rattles the stumps behind.
47.1
1
Wahab Riaz To Tendai Chisoro
A single on the first ball. Just outside off on a good length, pushed to deep point for one.
Over 47 : 244/6
7 Runs
  • 146.1
  • 146.2
  • 046.3
  • 146.4
  • W 46.5
  • 446.6
S. Raza
8 (6)
T. Chisoro
0 (0)
S. Afridi
9-0-44-3
46.6
4
Shaheen Afridi To Sikandar Raza
EDGY FOUR! Unlucky for the bowler but an important boundary for Zimbabwe. A perfect yorker around off, Raza somehow manages to get his bat down in time. It takes a thick outside edge and races away to the third man fence. 38 needed in 18 balls.
Who will walk out to bat now? Tendai Chisoro it is, at No. 8.
46.5
W
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Taylor falls. A massive, massive moment in the game. The asking rate was getting big and Taylor had to go. A full ball just outside off, Taylor looks to launch it over the off side but the ball hits the toe end and balloons towards mid off. Wahab there settles under it and takes it easily. A top knock from Taylor comes to an end. He would've loved to take the team home but has perished. 42 needed in 19 balls.
46.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To Sikandar Raza
Short and outside off, Raza makes room and looks to lift it over mid off but fails to get the timing right. Just a single.
46.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Sikandar Raza
Excellent yorker! Raza does well to keep it out towards point. A dot.
46.2
1
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
Short and outside off, it is pulled towards mid on for one.
46.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To Sikandar Raza
Quick run! Good legngth ball around off, Raza pushes it towards point and calls for a quick run. Taylor responds. Imam quickly gets to the ball and underarms the throw at the striker's end but misses.
Over 46 : 237/5
3 Runs
  • 045.1
  • W 45.2
  • 145.3
  • 045.4
  • 145.5
  • 145.6
S. Raza
2 (2)
B. Taylor
111 (115)
W. Riaz
8-0-35-2
45.6
1
Wahab Riaz To Sikandar Raza
Short and around off, Raza pulls it down to deep mid-wicket and gets a single. Just the 3 runs and the big wicket of Madhevere off it. 45 needed in 24 balls.
45.5
1
Wahab Riaz To Brendan Taylor
Short and wide outside off, punched towards the cover fielder for one.
45.4
0
Wahab Riaz To Brendan Taylor
Taylor looks to pull by moving towards the off side but misses as the ball goes over the stumps.
45.3
1
Wahab Riaz To Sikandar Raza
Good length and around off, Raza pushes it through point and gets to the other end.
Sikandar Raza comes to the middle now.
45.2
W
Wahab Riaz To Wesley Madhevere OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Wahab strikes! Pakistan will hope that this opens the floodgates for them. Shortish ball on off and middle, Madhevere looks to pull but he is a bit early in the shot. He misses and the ball sneaks below his bat to disturb the stumps. 48 runs needed in 28 balls still for the visitors.
45.1
0
Wahab Riaz To Wesley Madhevere
Good length and around off, Madhevere looks to pull but mistimes it back to the bowler.
Wahab Riaz is back to bowl as Haris Rauf has completed his quota of overs. 7-0-32-1 for Riaz. Can he get these two here?
Over 45 : 234/4
11 Runs
  • 044.1
  • 244.2
  • 1 WD 44.3
  • 444.3
  • 444.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
B. Taylor
110 (113)
W. Madhevere
55 (59)
S. Afridi
8-0-37-2
44.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
Dot! Short and around off, Taylor goes hard for the pull but the ball hits the upper half and goes back to the bowler. 48 needed in 30 balls.
44.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
Beaten. Length ball around off, shapes away and beats the outside edge.
44.4
4
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
FOUR! WOW! What a shot that is from Taylor. This is extra-ordinary batting from him. Another full ball on the stumps, Taylor once again moves away to make room and then opens the bat face and lifts it over short third man for a boundary. A reverse scoop over short third man. Yes, a reverse scoop if we can call it that name.
44.3
4
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
FOUR! WOW! This is brilliant batting from Taylor. Makes room by backing away and gets under the full ball around off and lifts it over extra cover for a boundary. 10th boundary for Taylor.
44.3
wd
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
WIDE! Afridi misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Taylor looks to work it on the leg side but misses. Wided.
44.2
2
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
Full and around middle, Taylor lifts it over the bowler's head. The mid off fielder is inside the ring. He gives it a chase and stops the ball with a slide. Third umpire confirms that it is a clean stop.
44.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
Full and on middle, it is flicked towards mid-wicket.
Imad Wasim is done with his 10 overs. Shaheen Afridi is back. 7-0-26-2 for him. Can he add to that impressive numbers? Especially in the last column?
Over 44 : 223/4
4 Runs
  • 043.1
  • 143.2
  • 143.3
  • 143.4
  • 043.5
  • 143.6
B. Taylor
100 (107)
W. Madhevere
55 (59)
H. Rauf
10-1-57-0
43.6
1
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
CENTURY FOR TAYLOR! What a sensational innings this has been from the experienced man. His first against Pakistan and 11th in his ODI career. What a player. Good length ball around off, he pushes it towards point. Wesley thinks for the single but Taylor sends him back. The point fielder fires the throw at the non-striker's end but misses. There is no one doing backup and they eventually get the run in the form of an overthrow. Taylor takes the helmet off and celebrates.
43.5
0
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Good length and around off, it is blocked.
43.4
1
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
Short and outside off, it is slapped through cover-point for one.
43.3
1
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
A single and Taylor moves to 99. Good length and around off, he pushes it towards the off side and goes for a quick run.
43.2
1
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
Length ball around off, Wesley taps it towards cover and calls for a quick run. Gets it.
43.1
0
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
Full and wide outside off, pushed towards point.
Haris Rauf to bowl out. 9-1-53-0 for him. Can he get a much-needed wicket for his side?
Over 43 : 219/4
7 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 442.2
  • 142.3
  • 142.4
  • 042.5
  • 142.6
W. Madhevere
53 (56)
B. Taylor
98 (104)
I. Wasim
10-0-49-1
42.6
1
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
Full and outside off, swept to deep square leg for one. 7 off the over.
42.5
0
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
Floated around off, Wesley skips down the track and makes room to play an inside out stroke but gets an inside edge on the pad.
42.4
1
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Flatter and on middle, worked towards mid-wicket for one.
42.3
1
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
Full and outside off, forced to sweeper cover for one.
42.2
4
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
FOUR! There's the one boundary that needs. Poor delivery form Imad. It is full and down the leg side. Wesley sweeps it hard through square leg and gets the boundary. He gets to a well-made 50 and the partnership between these two is also worh a 100 runs now.
42.1
0
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
Leading edge! Full and on middle, Madhevere looks to work it on the leg side but gets a soft leading edge towards point. Luckily for Zimbabwe, no damage there.
Over 42 : 212/4
8 Runs
  • 141.1
  • 141.2
  • 141.3
  • 441.4
  • 141.5
  • 041.6
B. Taylor
97 (103)
W. Madhevere
47 (51)
F. Ashraf
10-1-57-0
41.6
0
Faheem Ashraf To Brendan Taylor
Dot to end another decent over for Zimbabwe. Full and around off, Taylor keeps it out off his front foot. 70 needed in 48 balls.
41.5
1
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Full and around off, driven wide of the mid off fielder for one.
41.4
4
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
FOUR! SHOT! Madhevere is playing an excellent hand here. Short and wide outside off, Madhevere gets on top of the bounce and punches it wide of the man at mid off. It beats him and races away to the fence.
41.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To Brendan Taylor
Landed around middle on a good length, Taylor blocks it to the right side of the bowler and gets to the other end.
41.2
1
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Short and outside off, pushed to third man for a single.
41.1
1
Faheem Ashraf To Brendan Taylor
Quick run! Full and around off, it is pushed towards extra cover for one.
Over 41 : 204/4
10 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 140.3
  • 140.4
  • 440.5
  • 440.6
W. Madhevere
41 (48)
B. Taylor
95 (100)
I. Wasim
9-0-42-1
40.6
4
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
EDGY FOUR! Flatter and just outside off, Madhever looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge that races away to the third man fence. 78 more needed in 9 overs.
40.5
4
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
FOUR! Nice stroke for a boundary! Short and around off, Wesley punches it through the covers. The deep cover fielder runs to his right and dives to stop but fails to do so.
40.4
1
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Short and outside off, punched through covers for one.
40.3
1
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
Tossed up around off, driven through the covers for one.
40.2
0
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
Tossed up on off, defended.
40.1
0
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
Edged but lucky there! Floated around off, Wesley prods forward to drive but gets an inside edge which just about goes safely past the stumps.
Powerplay 3 Time! 5 fielders now allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings.
Over 40 : 194/4
7 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 139.3
  • 439.4
  • 139.5
  • 139.6
W. Madhevere
32 (43)
B. Taylor
94 (99)
F. Ashraf
9-1-49-0
39.6
1
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
A single and Taylor does not want the risk of taking two here. Full and outside off, driven wide of mid off for a run. Wesley wanted the second but Taylor rightfully sends him back.
39.5
1
Faheem Ashraf To Brendan Taylor
Good length ball around off, pushed to the off side for a single.
39.4
4
Faheem Ashraf To Brendan Taylor
FOUR! Absolutely effortless from Taylor. He moves to 93 now. Full and around off, a lofted on-drive, over Afridi at mid on, a boundary.
39.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Good length and outside off, stylishly driven through the covers but just the single.
39.2
0
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Slash and a miss! Outside off, Wesley Madhevere slashes hard at it but misses. It keeps low on the way to the keeper, the ball.
39.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Full and around off, driven to cover.
Over 39 : 187/4
7 Runs
  • 1 WD 38.1
  • 138.1
  • 138.2
  • 238.3
  • 138.4
  • 038.5
  • 138.6
W. Madhevere
30 (39)
B. Taylor
89 (97)
H. Rauf
9-1-53-0
38.6
1
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
Single to end the over as the last ball is pulled down to deep square leg. 95 needed in 66 balls.
38.5
0
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
Short and around off, Wesley looks to pull but gets an inside edge on the pad.
38.4
1
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Full and outside off, it is lofted over cover for a single.
38.3
2
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Short ball down the leg side, Taylor looks to pull but mistimes it. It rolls towards fine leg and they get two.
38.2
1
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
Short and around off, pushed down to third man for a single.
38.1
1
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Good length and outside off, tapped through cover-point for an easy run.
38.1
wd
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
WIDE! Length ball down the leg side. Taylor misses his flick. Wided.
Over 38 : 180/4
8 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 137.2
  • 137.3
  • 137.4
  • 437.5
  • 137.6
B. Taylor
85 (94)
W. Madhevere
28 (36)
F. Ashraf
8-1-42-0
37.6
1
Faheem Ashraf To Brendan Taylor
Length and around off, pushed towards the off side for one.
37.5
4
Faheem Ashraf To Brendan Taylor
FOUR! Nicely done! Banged short and on midddle, Taylor lets the ball come close and then helps it over the keeper's head for a boundary.
37.4
1
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
37.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To Brendan Taylor
EDGY RUN! Full and outside off, Taylor looks to drive it over the off side but gets a thick outside edge that goes uppishly towards Wahab for one at third man.
37.2
1
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Good length and just outside off, tapped through the covers for one.
37.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
NOT OUT! No spike as the ball goes past the bat. Short and wide outside off, Madhevere gives it a charge and looks to slam it on the leg side but misses. An appeal but it is turned down. Pakistan opt for the review but to no avail as there is no spike on Ultra Edge.
Review time! Pakistan take a review as they had appealed for a caught behind, which was turned down by the on-field umpire. Has he nicked it? Ultra Edge is in.... FLAT LINE! Pakistan lose the review!
Faheem Ashraf is back to continue. 7-1-34-0 for him.
Over 37 : 172/4
6 Runs
  • 036.1
  • 036.2
  • 436.3
  • 136.4
  • 036.5
  • 136.6
W. Madhevere
26 (33)
B. Taylor
79 (91)
H. Rauf
8-1-46-0
36.6
1
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
In the air... safe! Short ball on middle, Madhevere goes for the pull. It hits the upper part and balloons towards mid-wicket. Zaman, the sub, runs forward from deep mid-wicket comes forward running in but fails to gather the ball.
36.5
0
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
Play and a miss! Good length and outside off, Madhevere looks to drive on the up but misses.
36.4
1
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Shortish and outside off, guided to third man for a single.
36.3
4
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
FOUR! Fine stroke! Fuller and just outside off, Taylor slams it wide of the man at mid-wicket and it races away to the fence.
36.2
0
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Outside off, left alone.
36.1
0
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Full and on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket.
Over 36 : 166/4
3 Runs
  • 035.1
  • 135.2
  • 035.3
  • 135.4
  • 035.5
  • 135.6
B. Taylor
74 (87)
W. Madhevere
25 (31)
S. Afridi
7-0-26-2
35.6
1
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
In the air.... but safe! Slower ball on off, change of pace from Shaheen Afridi. Taylor looks to play that on the leg side but is deceived by the slowness. Gets it off the top edge but luckily for him, it falls safe in the mid-wicket region. Takes a run.
35.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
Fuller in length on middle and leg from over the wicket, watchfully defended.
35.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To Wesley Madhevere
Short ball, pulled to deep square leg for a single. That brings up the 50-run partnership between these two as well. Excellent from them.
35.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wesley Madhevere
Good length ball around off, driven on the off side.
35.2
1
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
Yorker on off, dug out on the off side for a single. Good delivery from Shaheen.
35.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
Full and around off from round the wicket, Brendan goes for the big heave on the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Afridi gets to the ball quickly to prevent a single from being taken.
Over 35 : 163/4
2 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 134.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 034.6
W. Madhevere
24 (29)
B. Taylor
72 (83)
H. Rauf
7-1-40-0
34.6
0
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
Another lovely ball. Full and outside off, Wesley looks to drive yet again and once again, he is beaten.
34.5
0
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
Play and a miss! Full and outside off, Madhevere looks to drive again but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
34.4
0
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
BEATEN! The trademark delivery from Haris Rauf, the one that leaves the batsman late. Lands it outside off and gets it to seam away further. Wesley looks to drive on the up but is comprehensively beaten.
34.3
0
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
Length ball around off, tapped in front of point for a dot.
34.2
1
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Full on middle, played to square leg for a run.
34.1
1
Haris Rauf To Wesley Madhevere
Full and outside off, stroked through the covers for a single.
Haris Rauf is back to bowl. 6-1-38-0 for him. Can he get the big fish, Brendan Taylor?
DRINKS! Zimbabwe need 121 runs in 96 balls. The required rate is 7.5, it was well under control earlier but now, it has started to climb upwards primarily due to the loss of wickets. But then, Taylor is there in the middle, at 71 and Madhevere is well set too. The former being an experienced international cricketer, would have seen many such situations previously and it is time for him to get those learnings here to guide his side safely home, without any hiccups. Can he? Let's find out after the break...
Over 34 : 161/4
2 Runs
  • 133.1
  • 033.2
  • 033.3
  • 033.4
  • 133.5
  • 033.6
B. Taylor
71 (82)
W. Madhevere
23 (24)
S. Afridi
6-0-23-2
33.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
A dot to end. Short ball on top of the stumps, Taylor looks to guide that over the keeper's head, to the third man region, but fails to connect.
33.5
1
Shaheen Afridi To Wesley Madhevere
Full and outside off, stroked to the left of mid off for one.
33.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wesley Madhevere
Very full on off, driven towards mid off. They look for a single but the fielder was quick to the ball and spoils their plans.
33.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wesley Madhevere
Full and around off, driven to mid off.
33.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Wesley Madhevere
Outside off, cut but straight to point.
33.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To Brendan Taylor
Full on middle from round the wicket, driven to the right of mid on for a quick one.
Over 33 : 159/4
8 Runs
  • 232.1
  • 032.2
  • 132.3
  • 432.4
  • 132.5
  • 032.6
W. Madhevere
22 (20)
B. Taylor
70 (80)
F. Ashraf
7-1-34-0
32.6
0
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
A dot to end then. Full and outside off, driven to cover-point. Wesley says no to a run.
32.5
1
Faheem Ashraf To Brendan Taylor
Fullish and outside off, driven to cover. A single.
32.4
4
Faheem Ashraf To Brendan Taylor
FOUR! Yup, very, very clever from Brendan Taylor. He moves to the off side, it was a full ball outside off, he ramps it to the fine leg boundary.
32.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Full on middle and leg, clipped to the leg side for a single.
32.2
0
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Fullish and outside off, cut to point.
32.1
2
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Full and outside off, driven to the left of sweeper cover for a brace.
Over 32 : 151/4
11 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 431.4
  • 031.5
  • 631.6
B. Taylor
65 (78)
W. Madhevere
19 (16)
I. Wasim
8-0-32-1
31.6
6
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
SIX! BOOM! Slower through the air, full and outside off, Taylor slams it over long on for a biggie. 150 up for Zimbabwe as well.
31.5
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Goes for the sweep again but it goes to the short fine leg fielder. They take a quick run.
31.4
4
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
FOUR! Nicely done! Full and outside off, Taylor drags it over square leg and into the fence in the deep via a sweep. Fine shot.
31.3
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Shortish and just outisde off, guided to short third man.
31.2
1
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
On middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
31.1
0
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
Flatter and around off, punched to the cover fielder.
Over 31 : 140/4
9 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 130.2
  • 130.3
  • 030.4
  • 430.5
  • 330.6
W. Madhevere
18 (14)
B. Taylor
55 (74)
F. Ashraf
6-1-26-0
30.6
3
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Excellent running! A length ball on middle, Madhevere tucks it towards mid-wicket gently. They take one and go for the second. There is a direct hit at the striker's end but Madhevere is in easily. And the ball deflects off the stumps and goes towards third man. They run an overthrow.
30.5
4
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
FOUR! Pulled aaway! Short ball on middle, not too pacy from Faheem. It sits up nicely for the pull. Madhevere pulls it firmly to the deep mid-wicket boundary.
30.4
0
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Shortish and outside off, blocked.
30.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To Brendan Taylor
Uppish but safe! Short and on middle, Taylor looks to pull but mistimes it uppishly towards square leg. It falls safe. A single.
30.2
1
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Short and wide outside off, pushed to deep cover for one.
30.1
0
Faheem Ashraf To Wesley Madhevere
Around off on a good length, pushed towards the cover fielder.
Faheem Ashraf is back to bowl. 5-1-17-0 for him. Very commendable but can he get wickets now?
Over 30 : 131/4
3 Runs
  • 129.1
  • 029.2
  • 029.3
  • 229.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
B. Taylor
54 (73)
W. Madhevere
10 (9)
I. Wasim
7-0-21-1
29.6
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Dot! Just 2 off the over. Flatter and just outside off, Taylor blocks it out.
29.5
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Full and around off, pushed towards the cover fielder.
29.4
2
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
In the air... put down! Good effort from Wahab though. Floated outside off on a fullish length, Taylor goes for the slog sweep but gets a top edge. Wahab runs from fine leg to catch but fails to hold on.
29.3
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
One more dot. Flat and on middle, blocked towards mid-wicket.
29.2
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
On middle, flicked straight to the square leg fielder.
29.1
1
Imad Wasim To Wesley Madhevere
Flatter and around off, forced off the back foot towards cover for one.
Over 29 : 128/4
9 Runs
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 428.3
  • 028.4
  • 428.5
  • 128.6
W. Madhevere
9 (8)
B. Taylor
52 (68)
W. Riaz
7-0-32-1
28.6
1
Wahab Riaz To Wesley Madhevere
Single to end the over. Short and on middle, Madhevere tucks it towards the leg side and keeps the strike for the next over.
28.5
4
Wahab Riaz To Wesley Madhevere
FOUR! Pulled! Short and on middle, Madhevere gets in position early and powers it over square leg for a boundary.
28.4
0
Wahab Riaz To Wesley Madhevere
Length ball around off, blocked.
28.3
4
Wahab Riaz To Wesley Madhevere
EDGY FOUR! Another slip and it would've gone straight to the fielder. Full and wide outside off, Madhevere looks to drive away from his body. He gets a thick outside edge that flies past the diving slip fieder and into the fence at third man.
28.2
0
Wahab Riaz To Wesley Madhevere
Around off, blocked off the back foot.
28.1
0
Wahab Riaz To Wesley Madhevere
BEATEN! Full and outside off, Wesley looks to drive but the ball sneaks under his blade and goes to the keeper.
Over 28 : 119/4
4 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 027.3
  • 427.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
B. Taylor
52 (68)
W. Madhevere
0 (2)
I. Wasim
6-0-18-1
27.6
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Dot to end! Flat and around off, pushed towards mid off for nothing.
27.5
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Flatter and around off, blocked back to the bowler.
27.4
4
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
FOUR! No one is stopping that. Tossed up and around off, Taylor nails the sweep through square leg and finds the fence. That brings up Taylor's half ton, his 39th in the ODIs. He will look to carry on though.
27.3
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Superb stop at point. Short ball outside off, Taylor slaps it off his back foot but Imam at point dives to his left and saves a boundary for his side.
27.2
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Tossed up and outside off, driven towards the cover fielder.
27.1
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Full and on the pads, Taylor looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pad.
Over 27 : 115/4
3 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 126.2
  • 126.3
  • W 26.4
  • 026.5
  • 026.6
W. Madhevere
0 (2)
B. Taylor
48 (62)
W. Riaz
6-0-23-1
26.6
0
Wahab Riaz To Wesley Madhevere
Floated on off, blocked from within the crease.
26.5
0
Wahab Riaz To Wesley Madhevere
Outside off, left alone.
Wesley Madhevere joins Brendon Taylor out in the middle.
26.4
W
Wahab Riaz To Sean Williams OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Sean Williams goes after making just 4. Wahab Riaz gets the breakthrough for Pakistan. Good catch from Rizwan as well. Length ball outside off, takes Williams by surprise as he was anticipating a fuller one. Gets the outside edge and goes just over Rizwan's head, who jumps and takes it cleanly. 167 runs needed in 140 balls for Zimbabwe still.
26.3
1
Wahab Riaz To Brendan Taylor
On the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for one.
26.2
1
Wahab Riaz To Sean Williams
Shortish ball on middle and leg, Sean looks to defend it but the bounce takes him by surprise. It takes the splice and goes behind square on the leg side. A single taken.
26.1
1
Wahab Riaz To Brendan Taylor
On the pads, tucked to fine leg for one.
Over 26 : 112/3
3 Runs
  • 125.1
  • 125.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 125.5
  • 025.6
S. Williams
3 (12)
B. Taylor
46 (60)
I. Wasim
5-0-14-1
25.6
0
Imad Wasim To Sean Williams
On middle, Williams is solid in defense.
25.5
1
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Full and around middle, it is eased down to long on for one.
25.4
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Flatter and around off, blocked back to the bowler.
25.3
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Beaten! Shortish and just outside off, breaks away after pitching. Taylor fails to put bat on ball.
25.2
1
Imad Wasim To Sean Williams
Floated around off, pushed towards point for a quick run.
25.1
1
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Full and outside off, Taylor looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge. It goes towards short fine leg for one.
Over 25 : 109/3
2 Runs
  • 024.1
  • 024.2
  • 024.3
  • 124.4
  • 024.5
  • 124.6
B. Taylor
44 (56)
S. Williams
2 (10)
W. Riaz
5-0-20-0
24.6
1
Wahab Riaz To Brendan Taylor
Tight run. Length and just outside off, it is tapped wide of the point fielder. Quick run taken. 173 more needed in 25 overs.
24.5
0
Wahab Riaz To Brendan Taylor
Shortish and around off, blocked towards cover.
24.4
1
Wahab Riaz To Sean Williams
Back of a length and outside off, forced through cover-point for one.
24.3
0
Wahab Riaz To Sean Williams
Sharp bouncer! It is just outside off, Williams does well to drop his hands in time.
24.2
0
Wahab Riaz To Sean Williams
Short and outside off, Williams punches it straight to the cover fielder.
24.1
0
Wahab Riaz To Sean Williams
Back of a length ball outside off, left alone.
Wahab Riaz is back to bowl now. 4-0-18-0 are his figures so far.
Over 24 : 107/3
1 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 023.4
  • 023.5
  • 123.6
S. Williams
1 (6)
B. Taylor
43 (54)
I. Wasim
4-0-11-1
23.6
1
Imad Wasim To Sean Williams
Floated on middle and leg, Williams eases it through mid on and gets off the mark. Just the single from the over.
23.5
0
Imad Wasim To Sean Williams
Flat and outside off, Williams lets it be.
23.4
0
Imad Wasim To Sean Williams
Floated on middle, Sean flicks but finds square leg.
23.3
0
Imad Wasim To Sean Williams
Leading edge. Full and on middle, Williams looks to flick but gets a soft leading edge wide of the cover fielder. Luckily for him, it lands safe.
23.2
0
Imad Wasim To Sean Williams
On middle, flicked towards mid-wicket.
23.1
0
Imad Wasim To Sean Williams
Full and outside off, driven well but straight to the cover fielder.
Over 23 : 106/3
7 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 1 WD 22.4
  • 022.4
  • 022.5
  • 622.6
B. Taylor
43 (54)
S. Williams
0 (0)
H. Rauf
6-1-38-0
22.6
6
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
SIX! Fine shot! Excellent use of the speed of the bowler by Taylor. Short and just around off, Taylor first tries to sway away but at the last moment, guides it over the keeper's head. It sails over the fence.
22.5
0
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Good length and just outside off, pushed towards the cover fielder.
22.4
0
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Full and around off, flicked to mid on.
22.4
wd
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
WIDE! Banged short but it goes way down the leg side. Taylor lets it go to the keeper. Wided. 100 up for Zimbabwe.
22.3
0
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Full and around off, a solid block from Brendan.
22.2
0
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Full on off, blocked to the off side.
22.1
0
Haris Rauf To Brendan Taylor
Outside off, punched to point.
Who will be the new man in? Sean Williams it is.
Over 22 : 99/3
1 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 121.4
  • 021.5
  • W 21.6
C. Ervine
41 (68)
B. Taylor
37 (48)
I. Wasim
3-0-10-1
21.6
W
Imad Wasim To Craig Ervine OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Imad Wasim gets the breakthrough for his side. Finally, the partnership is broken. Craig Ervine normally plays the reverse sweep well, but not this time. Tossed up around off, he goes for the reverse sweep, gets it uppishly, but just to the left of short third man. Haris Rauf moves there and takes it with ease. 183 runs needed in 168 balls for Zimbabwe still.
21.5
0
Imad Wasim To Craig Ervine
Tossed up on off, pushed to mid on for a dot this time.
21.4
1
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Flighted on off, pushed to mid on for a single.
21.3
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Tossed up on off, defended back to the bowler.
21.2
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Floated around off, Taylor works it off the inner half to short fine leg. Looks for a single but there was none there.
21.1
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Full and around off, dabbed to the off side.
Over 21 : 98/2
0 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
C. Ervine
41 (66)
B. Taylor
36 (44)
H. Rauf
5-1-31-0
20.6
0
Haris Rauf To Craig Ervine
And, another short ball. Craig sits under it yet again. A hat-trick of short balls to finish.
20.5
0
Haris Rauf To Craig Ervine
Another short ball, Craig Ervine ducks under it.
20.4
0
Haris Rauf To Craig Ervine
Short ball, Ervine sits under it.
20.3
0
Haris Rauf To Craig Ervine
Outside off, punched to point.
20.2
0
Haris Rauf To Craig Ervine
Length ball around off, stroked straight to Imam-ul-Haq at backward point.
20.1
0
Haris Rauf To Craig Ervine
Length ball around off, Craig defends it back on the pitch. Says no to his partner for a run.
Over 20 : 98/2
6 Runs
  • 419.1
  • 019.2
  • 119.3
  • 019.4
  • 119.5
  • 019.6
B. Taylor
36 (44)
C. Ervine
41 (60)
I. Wasim
2-0-9-0
19.6
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Dot to end the 20th over. Full and on middle, it is flicked towards mid-wicket. 184 needed in 30 overs.
19.5
1
Imad Wasim To Craig Ervine
On middle, clipped through square leg for one.
19.4
0
Imad Wasim To Craig Ervine
Dropped? Imad thinks so as he has both his hands on his head. Shortish and just outside off, Ervine looks to cut it off the back foot but misses. Rizwan fails to collect the ball. Imad thinks that there was a tickle and replays later on confirm why he was disappointed. This can be a costly miss for Pakistan.
19.3
1
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Flatter and outside off, stroked down to long off for one.
19.2
0
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
Another fuller one, this one is played towards the mid-wicket fielder.
19.1
4
Imad Wasim To Brendan Taylor
FOUR! Classic! Floated full and on middle, Taylor picks it up and flicks it over mid-wicket and it races away to the fence.
Over 19 : 92/2
1 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
C. Ervine
40 (58)
B. Taylor
31 (40)
H. Rauf
4-0-31-0
18.6
0
Haris Rauf To Craig Ervine
Dot to end a tidy o