ZIM vs PAK Live Cricket Score, ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015 Commentry

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WAHAB RIAZ (MAN OF THE MATCH) - Says the plan was to play out 50 overs and rotate the strike. Adds that they have improved greatly since the last match. Also says that the team management has been working hard with him and backing him with the bat. Credits the team on winning and he dedicates his trophy to his mum and dad.

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MISBAH-UL-HAQ - Says it was a make or break match. Says that the pitch was holding up, it was two-paced. Adds that when he went out there he thought 250 was a good total and they fell short of 20 runs in the end. Further adds when there is extra bounce, Irfan is dangerous as he showed his class and has peaked at the right time.

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ELTON CHIGUMBURA - (On his injury) Says that he has to go for a scan tomorrow and will get to know what's the status after that. Their bowling was much better but gave too many extras. Adds that it's disappointing to lose a game when you have a real shot at winning. Further adds guys haven't been able to score hundreds which let them down.

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Towards the end it was much of a task as Zimbabwe were behind the scoring rate. Chigumbura and Panyangara kept their hopes alive as they put on a 47-run stand but in the end Pakistan got home as they bowled brilliantly. Irfan and Riaz were unplayable initially and picked up four wickets each to finish off. In the end Pakistan have their first win and are still very much alive in this tournament.

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A close win for Pakistan. Chasing 236, Zimbabwe got off to a poor start as they lost both their openers early on. The middle order slowly and steadily started building things with decent contributions. Despite Taylor who went onto score his fifty, none of the batsmen got a move on as they perished one after the other.

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Wahab Riaz to Elton Chigumbura

OUT! It's all over! Bangs in a short ball on middle and leg, Chigumbura backs away and looks to pull as the ball takes the outside edge and another catch to Akmal behind the stumps. Pakistan win by 20 runs.

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Wahab Riaz to Tinashe Panyangara

RUN OUT! Back of a length ball around off, Panyangara looks to pull but misses. They set off for a run. The keeper collects the ball and throws it to the bowler who fires a throw at the non-striker's end. Panyangara was well short and he has to take the long walk back.

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Pakistan are closing in on a win here...

49.2
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Wahab Riaz to Elton Chigumbura

Dropped! Fuller on middle, Chigumbura lofts it towards mid-wicket where Jamshed settles under it but puts it down. They cross for three runs.

49.1
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Wahab Riaz to Elton Chigumbura

Chigumbura backs away to heave it. Riaz follows him and bowls it down leg as it beats him,.

48.6
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Mohammad Irfan to Elton Chigumbura

Fullish ball on middle, Chigumbura forces it to long on for a run.

48.5
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Mohammad Irfan to Elton Chigumbura

Short ball on off, Chigumbura pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

48.4
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Mohammad Irfan to Tinashe Panyangara

Fuller on middle, Panyangara plays it to mid off for a run.

48.3
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Mohammad Irfan to Tinashe Panyangara

Short around off, Panyangara looks to slap it but misses.

48.2
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Mohammad Irfan to Tinashe Panyangara

Short ball on middle and leg, Panyangara ducks and looks to play it but misses and the ball goes through to the keeper.

48.1
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Mohammad Irfan to Tinashe Panyangara

Bangs it in short on middle and off, Panyangara has a go at it but misses as the ball goes past him.

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Irfan is back on.

47.6
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Wahab Riaz to Elton Chigumbura

Play and a miss! Bangs in a short ball on off, Chigumbura goes after it but misses.

47.5
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Wahab Riaz to Elton Chigumbura

FOUR! Bang! Short and outside off, Chigumbura slaps it through deep covers for a boundary.

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