Match Over - Pakistan won by 74 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Zimbabwe, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Harare Sports Club
  • Referee: JJ Crowe
  • When: 01 Jul 2018, 10:00 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan
  • Man of the Match: Asif Ali


  • Umpire1: RB Tiffin
  • Umpire2: TJ Matibiri
  • Third Umpire: L Rusere



Overs: 17.5 / 20.0




Overs: 20.0 / 20.0


1.14pm That is that. Pakistan, the No.1 T20I side, have brushed off the depleted hosts. Kyle Jarvis, who had injured his bowling hand in the first innings, will not bat. The injury occured in the 14th over of the innings, when Fakhar Zaman hoicked a delivery from Ryan Burl into the leg side. Sprinting around the boundary from wide long-on, Jarvis dived to his right attempting to hold onto a low catch. The difficult chance was spilled, and it was immediately apparent that Jarvis had suffered an injury when he collapsed in pain and signalled to the team physio, who rushed onto the field. Jarvis was taken to hospital and X-rayed for a suspected broken bone in his right thumb. Mind you, Zimbabwe are already without five frontline players, including Cremer and Raza.

Musakanda, the debutant, provided the lone source of resistance for Zimbabwe in the chase with an eye-catching 43. The inexperienced batting line-up has plenty of work to do if they are to even compete in this tri-series against Pakistan and Australia. All the Pakistan bowlers had a good workout under the Harare sun. Do stick around for the presentations

Hamilton Masakadza, Zimbabwe captain: Only bright point was winning the toss. They had a good Powerplay and put us under pressure. Yeah, I thought we have them 20 runs extra. They guys filled in okay but we lost our way a bit the middle period.

Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: First of all thanks to almighty Allah. The way Zaman, Asif, and Malik did the job for us...It looked like a good batting pitch. The ball did not come on in the first innings, but in the second it came on nicely. Credit goes to the bowlers, especially Usman and Nawaz. Plenty of cricket to be played in the series. Hopefully, we will do well.

Asif Ali is the Player of the Match

Outkast: "Poor Zimbabwe! Well done Pakistan! I agree with you @Thabani. Zimbabwe really don't have much of a choice now but to blood in the youngsters. Mire, Hami and Chigumbura are seniors, but together they simply have to contribute at least 5 overs with the ball: Murray(wk), Kamunhukamwe, Chari, Hami(c), Musakanda, Chigumbura, Mire, Chisoro, Jarvis, Magarira, Muzarabani"

That's a wrap of this game. Many thanks for your warm company and comments. Looking forward to your company tomorrow as well. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Thilak Ram. Cheers

17.5Mohammad Hafeez to B Muzarabani, OUT, No run, Hafeez tosses up another offbreak, starts outside off and breaks back in. Muzarabani aims for a mighty leg-side swipe but the bowler sneaks through his defences and hits the top of middle stump.
17.4Mohammad Hafeez to J Nyumbu, 1 run, clipped with the turn to deep square leg.
17.3Mohammad Hafeez to J Nyumbu, No run, flighted and outside off, dragged to short midwicket.
17.2Mohammad Hafeez to RP Burl, OUT, No run, Hafeez tosses an offbreak up on off stump, Burl shapes for a reverse-sweep but the extra bounce Hafeez generates means the top edge is found. Lobbed to short third man, where Malik takes it with ease.
17.1Mohammad Hafeez to RP Burl, 2 runs, tossed on middle, Burl moves away outside leg and lofts it inside out to the right of long-off.
End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 105/7 after 102 balls.
B Muzarabani 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Usman Khan 3-0-11-2
RP Burl 7 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 6 runs this over. 102/5 after 96 balls.
TK Musakanda 43 (34b 2x4 0x6 ) Faheem Ashraf 3-0-23-0
RP Burl 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Hanif: "Yes Pakistan are number 1 in T20Is, but par score is 200 now in T20s. They cope up through their versatile bowling attack, but they would be found wanting against daunting batting lineups like SA, Ind and Eng. They just Cannot rely on Malik alone to bail them out each and every time."

End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 96/5 after 90 balls.
TK Musakanda 39 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 4-0-29-1
RP Burl 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 11 runs this over. 88/5 after 83 balls.
RP Burl 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 2-0-18-2
TK Musakanda 34 (27b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Thabani Ncube: "the only difference between this zim team and the other with so called good players is that Pakistan will thrash this one with a big margin. I think we must not worry about the other players who are playing abroad instead we should start building a new team from scratch and prepare for the future "

End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 77/4 after 78 balls.
E Chigumbura 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 4-0-11-2
TK Musakanda 34 (27b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 8 runs this over. 72/4 after 72 balls.
E Chigumbura 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Faheem Ashraf 2-0-17-0
TK Musakanda 33 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 64/4 after 66 balls.
PJ Moor 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 3-0-22-1
TK Musakanda 26 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 59/3 after 60 balls.
TK Musakanda 22 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 3-0-7-2
PJ Moor 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Hamid Khan: "To be honest Talat just lacks firepower in the batting required in this format. We have to look beyond the Akmals. Agha Salman looks a good prospect. He played some good innings for LQ in the PSL and played a quickfire 38 for Edmonton Royals in Canada league yesterday "

End of over 9. 10 runs this over. 55/2 after 54 balls.
TK Musakanda 20 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 2-0-17-0
SF Mire 26 (27b 1x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 8. 11 runs this over. 45/2 after 48 balls.
TK Musakanda 17 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) Hussain Talat 1-0-11-0
SF Mire 19 (24b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Ibrar Jutt : "I think we have Fakhar at opening for hard hitting, Asif Ali and Faheem at middle and lower order. Also Shoaib Malik with so much class. No need of Akmals. "

End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 34/2 after 42 balls.
SF Mire 19 (24b 1x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 1-0-7-0
TK Musakanda 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 4 runs this over. 27/2 after 36 balls.
TK Musakanda 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Usman Khan 2-0-8-0
SF Mire 16 (22b 1x4 1x6 ) more

suohsuibdk: "@ahmed Did you even watch the PSL? Umar struggled and disappointed in every innings while Kamran was so good that was comparable to Ronchi, who was on fire. And he smashed a hundred off a staggering strike rate. He doesn't need to be a wicketkeeper batsman, he could be played as a batsman only."

End of over 5. 7 runs this over. 23/2 after 29 balls.
TK Musakanda 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 1-0-7-1
SF Mire 14 (18b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Ahmed: "@andy I think we just need a hard hitter in a middle order so why we need Kamran as he is not much talented we should call Umar Akmal back as he can hit every ball hard even like Shaun Tait bowling At 145+ n he plays spin good as well lets see what pcb do with him"

End of over 4. 3 runs this over. 10/1 after 23 balls.
SF Mire 8 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) Faheem Ashraf 1-0-3-0
H Masakadza 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 2 runs this over. 7/1 after 18 balls.
H Masakadza 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 2-0-3-1
SF Mire 6 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 4 runs this over. 5/1 after 12 balls.
SF Mire 5 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) Usman Khan 1-0-4-0
H Masakadza 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/1 after 6 balls.
CJ Chibhabha 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 1-0-1-1
SF Mire 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
SF MireC Hasan Ali B Mohammad Nawaz2742291293.1
CJ ChibhabhaLBW Mohammad Nawaz03300-
H MasakadzaC Sarfraz Ahmed B Hasan Ali71780187.5
TK MusakandaC Shadab Khan B Usman Khan43523520122.86
PJ MoorB Shadab Khan2550040
E ChigumburaB Hasan Ali14131011140
RP BurlC Shoaib Malik B Mohammad Hafeez918110081.82
TS ChisoroC Sarfraz Ahmed B Usman Khan1320050
B MuzarabaniB Mohammad Hafeez04200-
J Nyumbunot out 1120050
KM Jarvis -
Total 108/9
Mohammad Nawaz4.001122.75
Usman Khan3.001123.67
Faheem Ashraf3.002307.67
Hasan Ali2.001929.5
Shadab Khan4.002917.25
Hussain Talat1.0011011
Mohammad Hafeez0.50323.6