Imad spins Pakistan to victory in first T20
Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi won the toss and put his side to bat first.
The green shirts scored 136/8 in their innings. with Shoaib Malik scoring 35 runs and Mohammad Rizwan contributing 33 runs for their side.
Chamu Chibhabha was the stand out bowler for Zimbabwe as he took three wickets. Tanashe Panyangara, Luke Jongwe, Graeme Cremer and Sean Williams took one wicket each.
In reply, the hosts could only manage 123/9 on the board. Captain Elton Chigumbura was the top scorer with 31 runs while Hamilton Masakadza made 25 runs for his side.
Imad Wasim took four wickets in his allotted four overs while Sohail Tanvir and Wahab Riaz also dismissed one batsmen each.
Over 20: Zimbabwe 123/9
And that’s it. Imad Wasim’s four wicket haul helps Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 13 runs in the first T20.
WICKET: Elton Chigumbura run out 31 (28b 2×4 1×6). Zimbabwe 121/9
Over 19: Zimbabwe 121/8
Zimbawe needs 16 from six balls.
Over 18: Zimbabwe 111/8
The hosts now require 25 runs from 12 balls. The match is going to the wire.
Over 17: Zimbabwe 99/8
Imran Khan again gives away nine runs in the over.
Over 16: Zimbabwe 90/8
The hosts lose two back to back wickets in Wahab Riaz’s over.
WICKET: Graeme Cremer c Shahid Afridi b Wahab Riaz 0 (1b 0x4 0x6). Zimbabwe 90/8
WICKET: Luke Jongwe run out 2 (6b 0x4 0x6). Zimbabwe 90/7
Over 15: Zimbabwe 87/6
A big six by Elton Chigumbura in the over.
Over 14: Zimbabwe 78/6
Imad Wasim at it again. Runs out the Zimbabwean wicketkeeper.
WICKET: Richmond Mutumbami run out 9 (9b 1×4 0x6). Zimbabwe 77/6
Over 13: Zimbabwe 77/5
Over 12: Zimbabwe 68/5
Imad Wasim giving a match winning performance for Pakistan
WICKET: Sean Williams lbw b Imad Wasim 14 (11b 2×4 0x6). Zimbabwe 66/5
Over 11: Zimbabwe 66/4
Over 10: Zimbabwe 61/4
Imad Wasim takes his third wicket of the match by dismissing Masakadza.
WICKET: Hamilton Masakadza c Mukhtar Ahmed b Imad Wasim 25 (25b 2×4 0x6). Zimbabwe 60/4
Over 9: Zimbabwe 57/3
Seven runs from the over for the hosts.
Over 8: Zimbabwe 50/3
Imad Wasim provides Pakistan a much needed breakthrough.
WICKET: Sikandar Raza lbw b Imad Wasim 13 (10b 2×4 0x6). Zimbabwe 49/3
Over 7: Zimbabwe 46/2
Skipper Afridi concedes nine runs in his first over.
Over 6: Zimbabwe 37/2
Sikandar Raza scores two boundaries in the over bowled by Sohail Tanvir.
WICKET: Craig Ervine lbw b Sohail Tanvir 11 (14b 1×4 0x6). Zimbabwe 27/2
Over 5: Zimbabwe 27/1
Imran Khan expensive from the start, gives nine runs in his first over.
Over 4: Zimbabwe 18/1
Zimbabwe take four singles from Sohail Tanvir’s second over.
Over 3: Zimbabwe 14/1
Unlucky for Wahab Riaz as the outside edge off Ervine’s bat goes to the boundary.
Over 2: Zimbabwe 3/1
Sohail Tanvir gives two runs in the over.
Over 1: Zimbabwe 1/1
Imad Wasim immediately provides the breakthrough for Pakistan.
WICKET: Chamu Chibhabha b Imad Wasim 0 (2b 0x4 0x6). Zimbabwe 1/1
Over 20: Pakistan 136/8
The hosts restrict Pakistan to 136/8 in their 20 overs. They require 137 runs to win with an required scoring rate of 6.85 runs per over.
WICKET: Wahab Riaz run out 0 (0b 0x4 0x6) Pakistan 136/8
WICKET: Shahid Afridi c Chibhabha b Panyangara 2 (3b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 136/7
Over 19: Pakistan 133/6
WICKET: Imad Wasim c Ervine b Jongwe 19 (12b 1×4 1×6). Pakistan 133/6
Over 18: Pakistan 127/5
A six and a four scored by Imad Wasim in Sean Williams’ over.
Over 17: Pakistan 111/5
Pakistan will have to score more boundaries if they are to post a huge total in the match.
Over 16: Pakistan 99/5
Prosper Utseya gives away eight runs in the over.
Over 15: Pakistan 91/5
Sean Williams gets Shoaib Malik out just as the former Pakistani captain was looking to be dangerous.
WICKET: Shoaib Malik b Williams 35 (24b 2×4 1×6). Pakistan 87/5
Over 14: Pakistan 83/4
Just three singles for Pakistan in the 14th over bowled by Graeme Cremer.
Over 13: Pakistan 80/4
Zimbabwe keeper misses a stumping opportunity to dismiss Mohammad Rizwan.
Over 12: Pakistan 73/4
Graeme Cremer dismissed Umar Akmal in the over.
WICKET: Umar Akmal c Masakadza b Cremer 14 (17b 1×4 0x6). Pakistan 71/4.
Over 11: Pakistan 71/3
Graeme Creme gives four singles in the over.
Over 10: Pakistan 67/3
Shoaib Malik scores the first six of the Pakistani innings. The green shirts batting at an average of 6.70 runs per over.
Over 9: Pakistan 56/3
Shoaib Malik scored the boundary in the over bowled by Prosper Utseya.
Over 8: Pakistan 47/3
Leg spinner Graeme Cremer gives five in his first over.
Over 7: Pakistan 42/3
Nine runs came for Pakistan in the over.
Over 6: Pakistan 33/3
Zimbabwe manage to send three Pakistani batsmen back into the pavilion in the powerplay.
WICKET: Sohaib Maqsood b Chibhabha 6 (10b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 29/3
Over 5: Pakistan 29/2
Debutant Luke Jongwe gives four runs in the over.
Over 4: Pakistan 25/2
Chibhabha grabs two wickets for Zimbabwe in his second over.
WICKET: Mukhtar Ahmed c Masakadza b Chibhabha 4 (4b 0x4 0x6)
WICKET: Ahmed Shehzad b Chibhabha 17 (19b 3×4 0x6)
Over 3: Pakistan 21/0
Five runs came for Pakistan from Panyangara’s over.
Over 2: Pakistan 16/0
Chibhabha concedes 10 runs in his first over.
Over 1: Pakistan 6/0
Ahmed Shehzad scores the first boundary of Utseya’s over.