Zee Media Bureau
Over 35 || Score 175/4
Taylor is playing a captain’s knock here. In last 15 overs Zimbabwe need 125 runs to win and they have six wickets in hand. Last wicket that Zimbabwe lost was of Williams, who simply thrown his wicket, after playing a knock of 37 runs. At the moment skipper is playing on 75 in 85 balls and with him Malcolm Waller is at the crease at 22 with the help of four fours.
SC Williams st †Sarfraz Ahmed b Saeed Ajmal 37 (38b)
Over 22 || Score 102/3
Zimbabwe lost their third wicket in the form of Maruma, who got run out at the score of 8 runs. But since then Sean Williams and skipper Taylor have been playing sensible cricket and take the score to three figure mark. At the moment the skipper is playing on 48.
T Maruma run out 8 (27b)
Over 10 || Score 44/2
While chasing the target of 299 runs, Zimbabwe lost their first wicket in the third over of the innings in the form of V Sibanda. Mohammad Irfan gave Pakistan its first breakthrough. But then with skipper Taylor, Masakadza added 36 quick runs before giving his wicket to Junaid Khan at the individual score of 24.
H Masakadza b Junaid Khan 24 (28b)
V Sibanda c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Irfan 2 (6b)
PAKISTAN Over: 50 II Score: 299/4
Pakistan have posted 299/4 after being invited to bat first by Zimbabwe in the second ODI today. Hafeez struck an unbeaten century (136*) while Shahid Afridi scored a brisk 39*(23b, 4X1, 6X3) while adding 64 runs in the last five overs of the innings. Umar Amin was the fourth wicket to fall after being run out at the score of 59 (71b, 4X5, 6X1).
PAKISTAN Over: 40 II Score: 193/3
Pakistan have accelerated in the batting powerplay (35-40 overs). Umar Amin began by hitting two consecutive boundaries off Utseya in the 36th over. Nine came in it. Hafeez then scored his fifth boundary off the sixth delivery of the next over. Off the 39th over came 11 runs including a six and a boundary – both by Amin. He scored his fourth boundary in the next and off the sixth delivery took a single that brought up his half-century.
PAKISTAN Over: 30 II Score: 132/3
There was a chance to dismiss Hafeez in the 21st over when Vitori started off late for a catch in the deep off Utseya’s bowling. Rubbing salt on the wound, Hafeez despatched the sixth delivery over long on for a maximum. Vitori, however, made some amendments for the missed chance by dismissing Misbah in the following over. Misbah was caught by Williams at midwicket. He scored 3 (23b). Hafeez hit his third six of the innings off Chigumbura over midwicket boundary. Hafeez reached his boundary with a single off Williams’s first delivery in the 26th over. Batting alongside him is Umar Amin.
PAKISTAN Over: 20 II Score: 73/2
Five singles in Prosper Utseya’s first over –11th of the innings—brought the 50 runs for Pakistan. The next proved to be a fruitful one for the visitors as 10 runs including a boundary off the first delivery came in it. Utseya removed Jamshed trapping him in front of the wickets. He scored 32 (45b, 4X3). His dismissal brought skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to the crease who safely negotiated the next five deliveries. He took 14 deliveries to open his account with a single. Off the penultimate delivery of the 19th over, Hafeez took the aerial route and scored a maximum off Utseya. The 20th over wa a maiden.
PAKISTAN Over: 10 II Score: 45/0
Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shehzad opened the inning for Pakistan while Tinashe Panyangara began the proceedings for Zimbabwe. The first over was a maiden. The next, by Brian Vitori, saw Shehzad striking the first boundary of the innings. That was the only scoring shot in the over. Off the second delivery of the next, Jamshed got off the mark with a couple. Off the third delivery of the fourth over, Jamshed struck his first boundary to fine leg. Off the sixth delivery of the same over, Vitori got Zimbabwe the first wicket as Shehzad was caught by Maruma at point region. He scored 5 (9b, 4X1). Three more boundaries came in the following overs – two to Jamshed and one to new batsman Mohammad Hafeez.
TOSS: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Buoyed by their effort in the first ODI against Pakistan in the first ODI, Zimbabwe will aim to keep up the good work when they lock horns with them in the second ODI on Thursday. The defeated Pakistan by seven wickets – their first over the Asian team in 215 years.
Pakistan: Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Amin, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Shahid Afridi, Abdur Rehman, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan
Zimbabwe: Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor(w/c), Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Prosper Utseya, Tinashe Panyangara, Tendai Chatara, Brian Vitori