Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 131 runs
Lewis Hamilton reaffirms his class, Ferrari's flawed tyre strategy and other talking points. Sensex crashes points to 37, Sunday, 22 July, Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by runs. Current Partnership 67 Ryan Murray 47 70 S. Wonderful scenes as the sun sets here at the Queens Sports Club. Sarfraz Ahmed takes the trophy and along with his teammates, poses for photographs. It has been a dream tour for them.
First, they won the tri-series by beating Australia. After that, they were unstoppable in the ODI format against the hosts. Zimbabwe need to do a lot of homework if they are to stand up against top sides. Thanks for your company. You can switch tabs as an interesting contest between Windies and Bangladesh is going on in Guyana. Sarfraz Ahmed says it is brilliant team effort.
Appreciates the way Zaman, Babar and Imam played. Mentions that they were never in the game. Credits Zaman for playing brilliantly and they found it tough to contain him. States that they were outplayed in all the three departments.
Admits that a target of is always difficult and they needed to play shots from the word go. Ends by saying that they will try to put in a better performance on Sunday. After the domination by the Pakistan batsmen, their bowlers stepped up and cornered the Zimbabwean batsmen. It was a clinical bowling show with every bowler putting in their best and Shadab Khan with a 4-wicket haul stood out the most. Apart from the stand between Elton Chigumbura and Donald Tiripano, which in a way only delayed the inevitable, there was no resistance offered.
Chasing was never going to be easy and to be honest, no one expected them to do that either. But a little bit of fight would have done their confidence a world of good. For a change, Pakistan changed the plot of this ODI. They chose to bat first and then posted their highest-ever score in ODIs. We witnessed plenty of records as Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq raised the first-ever plus stand for the opening wicket and the former also broke the year old record by surpassing Saeed Anwar's and going on to become the first double centurion for Pakistan in this format.
This has been the story of this bilateral series and the script remains the same. No fight presented by the African minnows. They are making it a habit of getting steamrolled. In a way, Fakhar Zaman alone has beaten Zimbabwe by 55 runs.
In complete shambles, Zimbabwe. Keeps it fuller and straighter, brings it back in and catches Musakanda on the pads who looks to play across the line. Big shout and the umpire doesn't waste any time raising his finger. Maybe it was going down leg, but it doesn't matter to Pakistan. That is the end of Moor. It is a short ball, yes, but on the slower side. Peter pulls hard but has got more height than distance. Only finds Shoaib Malik at the mid-wicket fence.
End of a decent knock from Moor. Who knows what might have happened had the partnership with Masakadza lasted longer - people in this cabin would have had to purchase hats first, so that they can eat them for predicting that Zimbabwe will get bowled out under The off stump has taken a beating. But has Hasan Ali hurt himself? He can get what my colleague is getting for himself right now - a neck message. He was trying to celebrate in his usual manner, trying to swing his hands ferociously, only to find some pain in the left side of his neck.
Coming to the ball, he lands it on a length outside off, Murray looks to defend but is comprehensively beaten for pace. The middle stump takes a beating this time. A pinpoint yorker, right at the base of the stumps, Tiripano backs away and looks to hit it through the off side but misses.
Sound of timber getting uprooted. Dead plumb LBW now. Pakistan hastening Zimbabwe's innings to conclusion here. Usman Khan is on a hat-trick. Full and straight, Roche shuffles across a touch to play it through the leg side but misses. Cannot do that to such balls.