Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe to clinch series
Pakistan won the toss and opted to field first in the series decider.
Zimbabwe were dismissed for 161 runs in 38.5 overs. Only openers Chamu Chibhabha and Richmond Mutumbami put up some resistance in front of the Pakistani bowlers.
Richmond Mutumbami scored 67 runs while Chamu Chibhabha made 48 runs for the side.
Bilal Asif was the stand out bowler for Pakistan as he took five wickets in his 10 overs while Imad Wasim dismissed three batsmen. Mohammad Irfan and Shoaib Malik also grabbed one wicket each.
Pakistan reached the target of 162 runs in 34 overs with seven wickets to spare. Bilal Asif and Asad Shafiq were the top scorers for the team with 38 runs each.
Shoaib Malik made 34 runs for the side while Ahmed Shehzad contributed 32 runs for the team.
Tinashe Panyangara, Sean Williams and John Nyumbu all took one wicket each.
Bilal Asif was named the Player of the Match while Shoaib Malik was named the Player of the Series.
Pakistan comfortably beats Zimbabwe by seven wickets in the third one day international to clinch the series 2-1.
Over 33: Pakistan 158/3
Pakistan take two runs in the over.
Over 32: Pakistan 156/3
Seven runs in the over for Pakistan as Shoaib Malik hits another four in the innings. Pakistan need six more runs to win.
Over 31: Pakistan 149/3
Luke Jongwe gives three fours in the over.
Over 30: Pakistan 136/3
Shoaib Malik hits Mutumbodzi for a six towards the midwicket.
Over 29: Pakistan 128/3
Two runs came for Pakistan in the over. They need 34 more runs to win from 21 overs with seven wickets in hand.
Over 28: Pakistan 126/3
Shoaib Malik scores two boundaries in the over. Pakistan need 36 more runs to win from 22 overs with seven wickets to spare.
Over 27: Pakistan 116/3
Pakistan slowly reaching the total set by Zimbabwe.
Over 26: Pakistan 112/3
Tino Mutombodzi was given the ball to bowl and he concedes four runs in his first over.
Over 25: Pakistan 108/3
Luke Jongwe gives four runs in the over. Pakistan need 54 runs from 25 overs.
Over 24: Pakistan 104/3
A wicket maiden by Sean Williams. The green shirts require another 58 runs from 26 overs.
WICKET: Ahmed Shehzad st Chari b Williams 32 (61b 2×4 0x6). Pakistan 104/3 in 23.2 overs.
Over 23: Pakistan 104/2
The green shirts take their score into triple figures as the outside edge runs away to the boundary for four.
Over 22: Pakistan 99/2
Pakistan score five runs from the over.
Over 21: Pakistan 94/2
Six runs for Pakistan from Panyangara’s over.
Over 20: Pakistan 88/2
Hafeez scores a beautiful boundary with a drive towards the off side.
Over 19: Pakistan 80/2
Five runs came for Pakistan in the over.
Over 18: Pakistan 75/2
Sean Williams concedes one run in the over.
Over 17: Pakistan 74/2
Panayangara strikes for Zimbabwe as he dismisses “The Professor”.
WICKET: Mohammad Hafeez c Chari b Panyangara 13 (16b 2×4 0x6). Pakistan 74/2 in 16.3 overs.
Over 16: Pakistan 73/1
Ahmed Shehzad takes the single from the over.
Over 15: Pakistan 72/1
Tinashe Panyangara was brought back into the attack and he gives just two singles in the over.
Over 14: Pakistan 70/1
Sean Williams gives just a single in the over
Over 13: Pakistan 69/1
John Nyumbu manages to break the partnership but also concedes 15 runs in the over.
WICKET: Bilal Asif c Mutombodzi b Nyumbu 38 (39b 6×4 1×6). Pakistan 58/1 in 12.2 overs.
Over 12: Pakistan 54/0
Openers Ahmed Shehzad and Bilal Asif bring up 50-run partnership. Bilal Asif is batting at 34 runs while Ahmed Shehzad is on the crease at 16 runs.
Over 11: Pakistan 48/0
Bilal Asif smashes a six and a four in John Nyumbu’s over.
Over 10: Pakistan 34/0
Pakistan scores three runs in the over. They are batting cautiously.
Over 9: Pakistan 31/0
Just two runs from the over by John Nyumbu
The two teams have left the ground for lunch. Pakistan require another 133 runs from 42 overs with 10 wickets in hand.
Over 8: Pakistan 29/0
Three runs from Williams’s over and its time for lunch.
Over 7: Pakistan 26/0
Pakistan not in any hurry to chase the target.
Over 6: Pakistan 24/0
Time for leg spin as Sean Williams have been introduced into the attack. He gives away an extra in his first over.
Over 5: Pakistan 23/0
Bilal Asif dealing in boundaries. A beautiful hook shot earns him four runs.
Over 4: Pakistan 19/0
Bilal Asif scores two consecutive boundaries in the over.
Over 3: Pakistan 9/0
Three runs came for Pakistan in the over.
Over 2: Pakistan 6/0
Zimbabwe fielders drop two catches in the over. They need to take the chances if they are to win this match.
Over 1: Pakistan 2/0
Just two runs taken by Pakistani openers Bilal Asif and Ahmed Shehzad from Tinashe Panyangara’s over.
Zimbabwe have been dismissed on 161 in 38.5 overs. Pakistan require 162 runs in 50 overs with required rate of 3.24 runs per over.
WICKET: John Nyumbu c Mohammad Rizwan b Shoaib Malik 4 (8b 0x4 0x6). Zimbabwe 161 all out in 38.5 overs.
Over 38: Zimbabwe 157/9
Four runs given by Imad Wasim in the over.
Over 37: Zimbabwe 152/9
Luke Jongwe decides to take the attack to the Pakistani bowlers.
Over 36: Zimbabwe 144/9
A double wicket maiden bowled by Imad Wasim.
WICKET: Tinashe Panyangara lbw b Imad Wasim 0 (2b 0x4 0x6). Zimbabwe 144/9 in 35.3 overs.
WICKET: Malcolm Waller c Mohammad Hafeez b Imad Wasim 8 (15b 1×4 0x6). Zimbabwe 144/8 in 35.1 overs.
Over 35: Zimbabwe 144/7
Malcolm Waller hits Mohammad Irfan straight down the ground for a four.
Over 34: Zimbabwe 138/7
Five runs given by Wahab Riaz in the over.
Over 33: Zimbabwe 133/7
Richmond Mutumbami departs after scoring 67 for the team. The two openers were the only one who have put some kind of resistance to the Pakistani bowlers.
WICKET: Richmond Mutumbami c Sarfraz b Irfan 67 (85b 5×4 2×6). Zimbabwe 133/7 in 32.5 overs.
Over 32: Zimbabwe 131/6
Four runs given by Wahab Riaz in the over. His bouncers have been quick and on target today.
Over 31: Zimbabwe 127/6
Bilal Asif completes his five wicket haul.
WICKET: Tino Mutombodzi b Bilal Asif 4 (9b 0x4 0x6). Zimbabwe 127/6 in 30.5 overs.
Over 30: Zimbabwe 125/5
Wahab Riaz gives three singles in the over.
Over 29: Zimbabwe 122/5
Three runs given and a wicket taken by Bilal Asif.
WICKET: Sikandar Raza b Bilal Asif 2 (6b 0x4 0x6). Zimbabwe 121/5 in 28.3 overs.
Over 28: Zimbabwe 119/4
Mutumbami hits Imad Wasim for six.
Over 27: Zimbabwe 111/4
Bilal Asif dismiss two key batsmen in the over.
WICKET: Elton Chigumbua b Bilal Asif 0 (2b 0x4 0x6). Zimbabwe 111/4 in 26.5 overs.
WICKET: Sean Williams c & b Bilal Asif 5 (6b 1×4 0x6). Zimbabwe 111/3 in 26.3 overs.
Over 26: Zimbabwe 110/2
Three runs for Zimbabwe from Imad Wasim’s over.
Richmond Mutumbami: 50 off 67 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
Over 25: Zimbabwe 107/2
Sean Williams scores his first boundary of the match.
Over 24: Zimbabwe 102/2
Imad Wasim sends Brian Chari back into the pavilion.
WICKET: Brian Chari lbw b Imad Wasim 4 (8b 0x4 0x6). Zimbabwe 100/2 in 23. 1 overs.
Over 23: Zimbabwe 100/1
Zimbabwe take their total in three figures.
Over 22: Zimbabwe 95/1
Mutumbami lofts Aamer Yamin over the mid-on for four.
Over 21: Zimbabwe 89/1
Chamu Chibhabha misses out on his half century as he is caught and bowled by Bilal Asif. First wicket maiden for Pakistan as well.
WICKET: Chamu Chibhabha c & b Bilal Asif 48 (76b 5×4 0x6). Zimbabwe 89/1 in 20.3 overs.
Over 20: Zimbabwe 89/0
Aamer Yamin concedes three runs in the over. Chibhabha and Mutumbami have build a solid partnership.
Over 19: Zimbabwe 86/0
Three runs given Bilal Asif in the over.
Over 18: Zimbabwe 83/0
Aamer Yamin costly in the over as he concedes two boundaries.
Over 17: Zimbabwe 74/0
One run taken by Chibhabha from Bilal Asif’s over.
Over 16: Zimbabwe 73/0
Mohammad Irfan’s bouncer hits Richmond Mutumbami on the head and the batsman is on the ground. His helmet went flying as well.
Over 15: Zimbabwe 65/0
Two runs given by Bilal Asif.
Over 14: Zimbabwe 63/0
Mohammad Irfan returns to bowl but gives five runs in the over.
Over 13: Zimbabwe 58/0
Bilal Asif brought into the attack and concedes three singles in the over.
Over 12: Zimbabwe 55/0
Mutumbami scores a four with a sweep shot.
Over 11: Zimbabwe 49/0
Just two singles given in the over by Wahab Riaz.
Over 10: Zimbabwe 47/0
Richmond Mutumbami hits the first six of the match.
Over 9: Zimbabwe 38/0
Chamu Chibhabha scores a brilliant four towards the leg side.
Over 8: Zimbabwe 30/0
Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim gives just three singles in his first over.
Over 7: Zimbabwe 27/0
Bowling change for Pakistan as Wahab Riaz was introduced into the attack. The left arm pacer gives two runs in the over.
Over 6: Zimbabwe 25/0
Eight runs came in the over for Zimbabwe.
Over 5: Zimbabwe 17/0
A mis-field results in a boundary for Zimbabwe. Chamu Chibhabha has made his intentions clear of playing a big knock in the deciding match.
Over 4: Zimbabwe 12/0
Just one run given by Aamer Yamin in the over.
Over 3: Zimbabwe 11/0
Five runs came for Zimbabwe from Mohammad Irfan’s second over.
Over 2: Zimbabwe 6/0
Aamer Yamin concedes just two singles in his first over.
Over 1: Zimbabwe 4/0
Chamu Chibhabha scored the first boundary of the match with a beautiful straight drive from the bowling of Mohammad Irfan.