Zimbabwe beats Pakistan by five runs in rain-hit 2nd ODI
Pakistan won the toss and opted to field first in the match.
The hosts scored 276/6 in their alloted 50 overs. Chamu Chibhabha was the top scorer for the team with 90 runs from 125 balls while skipper Elton Chigumbura made 67 runs from 55 balls.
Brian Chari and Sikandar Raza also contributed 39 and 32 runs respectively for their side.
Wahab Riaz took four wickets for Pakistan while Aamer Yamin and Mohammad Irfan grabbed one wicket each.
In reply, Pakistan scored 256/8 before the umpires decided to suspend play due to light issues after the 48th over. The Zimbabwe players were complaining of visibility issues after rain interrupted.
Shoaib Malik remained unbeaten at 96 runs while Yasir Shah was also not out at 32 runs. The pair had nearly taken Pakistan to a tremendous win.
Malik and Aamer Yamin, who scored 62 runs for the side, put up 111 run partnership for Pakistan.
Pakistan’s top order did not manage to score many runs. Debutante Bilal Asif was out on a duck while captain Azhar Ali was back in the pavilion after making just one run for his side.
Asad Shafiq, who was brought into the playing XI, also scored just one run.
The three-match series is now tied at 1-1. The third and final match of the series will be played at Harare on Monday.
Zimbabwe defeats Pakistan by five runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method. The three-match series is now tied at 1-1.
Pakistan require just five more runs to win the match on Duckworth-Lewis method.
Umpires have decided to suspend play at the moment due to visibility issues. Zimbabwe players were complaining of the low visibility after the rain.
Over 48: Pakistan 256/8
Eight runs in the over bowled by Chigumbura.
Over 47: Pakistan 248/8
Shoaib Malik hits Tinashe Panyangara for a boundary towards the off side. They require 29 runs from 18 balls.
Over 46: Pakistan 239/8
Shoaib Malik and Yasir Shah take 13 runs in the over.
Over 45: Pakistan 226/8
Another boundary by Yasir Shah. Ten runs came in the over for Pakistan.
Over 44: Pakistan 216/8
Nine runs for Pakistan in the over. Yasir Shah scored a beautiful four towards the cover area.
Over 43: Pakistan 207/8
Eleven runs in the over. Shoaib Malik and Yasir Shah each scored a boundary in it.
The covers are off and play is underway.
Match stopped due to rain
Over 42: Pakistan 196/8
Wahab Riaz gets run out by Zimbabwean skipper.
WICKET: Wahab Riaz run out 3 (8b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 193/8 in 41.5 overs.
Over 41: Pakistan 192/7
Pakistan has to increase their scoring rate if they want to win this match and seal this ODI.
Over 40: Pakistan 188/7
The Zimbabwe skipper sends Aamer Yamin back into the pavilion.
WICKET: Aamer Yamin c Mutumbami b Chigumbura 62 (68b 5×4 4×6). Pakistan 187/7 in 39.5 overs.
Over 39: Pakistan 184/6
Two runs for Pakistan came from Sean Williams’ over.
Over 38: Pakistan 182/6
Skipper Elton Chigumbura introduces himself into the bowling attack and concedes eight runs in his first over.
Over 37: Pakistan 174/6
Sean Williams gives away 11 runs in the over. Aamer Yamin and Shoaib Malik building a solid partnership for Pakistan.
Over 36: Pakistan 163/6
Aamer Yamin also reaches his half century with a six.
Aamer Yamin: 50 off 54 balls (5 x 4, 3 x 6)
Over 35: Pakistan 152/6
Sean Williams brought back into the attack and he gives just three runs in the over.
Over 34: Pakistan 149/6
A boundary scored by Aamer Yamin in the over.
Over 33: Pakistan 145/6
Shoaib Malik raises his bat for a half century with a six.
Shoaib Malik: 50 off 73 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
Over 32: Pakistan 132/6
Zimbabwe struggling in the field. They have dropped two catches and mis-fields have resulted in boundaries.
Over 31: Pakistan 127/6
Twelve runs came for Pakistan in the over.
Over 30: Pakistan 115/6
Five extra runs for Pakistan in the over
Over 29: Pakistan 107/6
Luke Jongwe gives five runs in the over.
Over 28: Pakistan 101/6
A single taken from the over by Shoaib Malik.
Over 27: Pakistan 100/6
Pakistan take their score in triple figures. Aamer Yamin scored a beautiful boundary.
Over 26: Pakistan 94/6
Aamer Yamin hits Nyumbu for a six.
Over 25: Pakistan 86/6
Panyangara concedes just one run in the over.
Over 24: Pakistan 85/6
Graeme Cremer was taken off the field after suffering an ankle injury while attempting to take a catch. John Nyumbu had to complete the over.
Over 23: Pakistan 80/6
Just two runs given in the over by Sean Williams.
Over 22: Pakistan 78/6
Graeme Cremer gets Mohammad Rizwan out. A brilliant catch by John Nyumbu.
WICKET: Mohammad Rizwan c Nyumbu b Cremer 8 (10b 1×4 0x6). Pakistan 76/6 in 21.2 overs.
Over 21: Pakistan 74/5
Mohammad Rizwan scored the boundary in the over.
Over 20: Pakistan 68/5
Shoaib Malik scores nine runs in the over.
Over 19: Pakistan 59/5
Three runs given by Sean Williams in the over.
Over 18: Pakistan 56/5
Chibhabha sends Sarfraz Ahmed back into the pavilion.
WICKET: Sarfraz Ahmed c Williams b Chibhabha 9 (14b 1×4 0x6). Pakistan 56/5 in 17.5 overs.
Over 17: Pakistan 48/4
Pakistan take three singles from Sean Williams’ over.
Over 16: Pakistan 45/4
Four singles from Chibhabha’s over.
Over 15: Pakistan 42/4
A good over for Zimbabwe. Two runs from it.
Over 14: Pakistan 40/4
Mohammad Hafeez gets run out in the over.
WICKET: Mohammad Hafeez run out 27 (41b 5×4 0x6). Pakistan 40/4 in 14 overs.
Over 13: Pakistan 38/3
Four runs picked up in the over by Pakistan.
Over 12: Pakistan 34/3
Chamu Chibhabha concedes two runs in the over.
Over 11: Pakistan 32/3
Just a single given in the over by Sean Williams.
Over 10: Pakistan 31/3
Mohammad Hafeez scored the five runs in the over.
Over 9: Pakistan 26/3
Shoaib Malik scores a wonderful straight drive for a boundary.
Over 8: Pakistan 22/3
Shoaib Malik picks up a single in the over.
Over 7: Pakistan 21/3
Just a boundary from Panyangara’s over.
Over 6: Pakistan 17/3
Jongwe gets Asad Shafiq as he tried to slash a ball bowled outside off stump for a boundary.
WICKET: Asad Shafiq c Mutumbami b Jongwe 1 (6b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 17/3 in 5.3 overs.
Over 5: Pakistan 17/2
A good end to the over for Pakistan as Mohammad Hafeez scores another boundary.
Over 4: Pakistan 12/2
Mohammad Hafeez drives Jongwe towards the covers for four.
Over 3: Pakistan 8/2
Panyangara uproots Azhar Ali’s middle stump from the ground.
WICKET: Azhar Ali b Panyangara 1 (11b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 8/2 in 2.4 overs.
Over 2: Pakistan 7/1
Luke Jongwe concedes an extra in his first over.
Over 1: Pakistan 6/1
Not the debut Bilal Asif would have liked as he is dismissed for a duck of Panyangara’s bowling. Mohammad Hafeez hit the boundary for Pakistan.
WICKET: Bilal Asif c Chigumbura b Panyangara 0 (3b 0x4 0x6). Pakistan 2/1 in 0.5 overs
Over 50: Zimbabwe 276/6
Pakistan require 277 runs to win the second one day with an asking rate of 5.54 runs per over.
WICKET: Sikandar Raza c Sarfraz Ahmed b Aamer Yamin 32 (21b 2×4 1×6). Zimbabwe 267/6 in 49.3 overs
Over 49: Zimbabwe 263/5
Wahab Riaz dismissed Chigumbura but also concedes two back to back fours as well in the over.
WICKET: Elton Chigumbura hit wicket b Wahab Riaz 67 (55b 4×4 2×6). Zimbabwe 253/5 in 48.3 overs
Over 48: Zimbabwe 252/4
Sikandar Raza and Elton Chigumbura taking the attack to the Pakistani bowlers.
Over 47: Zimbabwe 243/4
Elton Chigumbura hits Wahab Riaz for a six.
Over 46: Zimbabwe 231/4
A boundary off the last ball of Mohammad Irfan’s over.
Elton Chigumbura 50 off 46 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
Over 45: Zimbabwe 223/4
Wahab Riaz concedes a six and a four in the over. It was the most expensive over for Pakistan.
Over 44: Zimbabwe 206/4
Sikandar Raza hits the first six of the Zimbabwe innings.
Over 43: Zimbabwe 196/4
Chamu Chibhabha misses out on his century as he is caught behind by Sarfraz Ahmed from the bowling of Wahab Riaz.
WICKET: Chamu Chibhabha c Sarfraz Ahmed b Wahab Riaz 90 (125b 8×4 0x6). Zimbabwe 191/4 in 42.3 overs.
Over 42: Zimbabwe 190/3
Three runs in the over bowled by Bilal Asif.
Over 41: Zimbabwe 187/3
Mohammad Irfan gives seven runs in the over. The hosts have to increase their run rate if they are to post a competitive total.
Over 40: Zimbabwe 180/3
Zimbabwe score three runs in the over.
Over 39: Zimbabwe 177/3
Five runs in the over given by Mohammad Irfan.
Over 38: Zimbabwe 172/3
Zimbabwe is trying to pressurize the Pakistani bowlers. They are slowly approaching the run-a-ball partnership. Shoaib Malik gives away nine runs in the over.
Over 37: Zimbabwe 163/3
Seven runs conceded by Yasir Shah.
Over 36: Zimbabwe 156/3
Two singles given by Shoaib Malik in the over
Over 35: Zimbabwe 153/3
A boundary in the last ball of Yasir Shah’s over.
Over 34: Zimbabwe 145/3
Five singles in the over.
Over 33: Zimbabwe 140/3
Five runs in the over for Zimbabwe.
Over 32: Zimbabwe 135/3
Shoaib Malik gives away three runs in the over.
Over 31: Zimbabwe 132/3
Wahab Riaz gets Sean Williams out in the over
WICKET: Sean Williams c Mohammad Hafeez b Wahab Riaz 10. Zimbabwe 132/3 in 30.5 overs.
Over 30: Zimbabwe 125/2
Shoaib Malik concedes seven runs in the over
Over 29: Zimbabwe 118/2
Mohammad Irfan sends Chari back into the pavilion. Sean Williams has come to bat now.
WICKET: Brian Chari c Mohammad Hafeez b Mohammad Irfan 39 (64b 1×4 0x6). Zimbabwe 118/2 in 28.5 overs.
Over 28: Zimbabwe 113/1
Six runs from the over by Shoaib Malik.
Over 27: Zimbabwe 107/1
Mohammad Irfan was brought back into the attack. He concedes just two runs.
Over 26: Zimbabwe 105/1
Shoaib Malik was introduced into the attack and he gives away two singles in his first over.
Over 25: Zimbabwe 103/1
Just four runs off the over for Zimbabwe. They are batting with an average of 4.12 runs per over.
Over 24: Zimbabwe 99/1
Chibhabha scored the boundary by hitting a beautiful sweep shot.
Over 23: Zimbabwe 94/1
Over 22: Zimbabwe 89/1
Chamu Chibhabha: 50 off 68 balls (6 x 4)
Over 21: Zimbabwe 84/1
Azhar Ali gives away just three singles in the over.
Over 20: Zimbabwe 81/1
Zimbabwe looking to save its wickets. They are not trying to hit extravagant shots.
Over 19: Zimbabwe 76/1
Captain Azhar Ali costly in the first over. Gives away 10 runs.
Over 18: Zimbabwe 66/1
Four runs in the over bowled by Bilal Asif.
Over 17: Zimbabwe 62/1
Yasir Shah gives away four runs.
Over 16: Zimbabwe 58/1
Debutante Bilal Asif gives just four runs in his first over in international cricket
Over 15: Zimbabwe 54/1
Yasir Shah concedes three runs in the over.
Over 14: Zimbabwe 51/1
A good over by Wahab Riaz, just three runs from it.
Over 13: Zimbabwe 48/1
Four runs given by Yasir Shah in his second over.
Over 12: Zimbabwe 44/1
Wahab Riaz bowls a maiden in the 12th over for Pakistan.
Over 11: Zimbabwe 44/1
Pakistan’s hero of the last match Yasir Shah concedes a boundary in his first over.
Over 10: Zimbabwe 40/1
Wahab Riaz gives away just one single in the over.
Over 9: Zimbabwe 39/1
Aamer Yamin bowled a no-ball and Chibhabha scored two back to back boundaries in the over.
Over 8: Zimbabwe 28/1
A good first over by Wahab Riaz. He dismisses Masakadza and concedes just a single in it.
WICKET: Hamilton Masakadza c Mohammad Irfan b Wahab Riaz 7 (22b 1×4 0x6). Zimbabwe 27/1 in 7.4 overs.
Over 7: Zimbabwe 27/0
Five runs from Mohammad Irfan’s over.
Over 6: Zimbabwe 22/0
Another beautiful shot by Chibhabha towards the cover area for a boundary.
Over 5: Zimbabwe 16/0
Masakadza scored the boundary with a beautiful straight drive.
Over 4: Zimbabwe 10/0
Yamin gives two runs in his second over.
Over 3: Zimbabwe 8/0
Irfan gives away just a single in the over.
Over 2: Zimbabwe 7/0
Medium pacer Aamer Yamin was hit for a boundary on the first ball of his first over. A brilliant shot by Chibhabha towards the cover region. Seven runs in the over for the hosts.
Over 1: Zimbabwe 0/0
Mohammad Irfan bowled the first over for Pakistan and starts off with a maiden.