Match Over - Pakistan won by 9 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Zimbabwe, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
  • Referee: RS Madugalle
  • When: 16 Jul 2018, 09:15 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan
  • Man of the Match: Fakhar Zaman


  • Umpire1: IJ Gould
  • Umpire2: RB Tiffin
  • Third Umpire: L Rusere



Overs: 49.2 / 50.0




Overs: 36.0 / 50.0


Hemant: "I can't wait for September to come, Asia Cup 2018 is going to be so exicting."

Ibrahim: "Rohan almost jinxed fakhar"

Wasim Baig: "We love you too, Rohan - from all of Pakistan"

End of over 35. 2 runs this over. 183/1 after 210 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 109 (125b 14x4 0x6 ) DT Tiripano 7-0-32-0
Babar Azam 27 (34b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Syed Hasnain Bo: "I don't think Pakistan should test anything with fakhar before world Cup 2019. Because he will try to stay on pitch for test which will effect his natural game. "

End of over 34. 5 runs this over. 181/1 after 204 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 107 (119b 14x4 0x6 ) WP Masakadza 9-0-51-0
Babar Azam 27 (34b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Qasim: "I would disagree to Fakhar being given a chance in test cricket. We are gonna spoil his limited overs games like we did to Sharjeel"

hassan iqbal: "@"Omair Siddiqui, Fakhar surely can do a Jos Butler role for Pak in tests""

End of over 33. 3 runs this over. 176/1 after 198 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 104 (115b 14x4 0x6 ) LN Roche 6-0-38-0
Babar Azam 25 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) more

mir Ali: "I was telling you that it will over until 37th over but my comment has been ignored. I'm saying it based on watching Pakistan cricket for almost 12 years."

Omair Siddiqui: "While he does play some unconventional shots, which would lead you to think he's only a short format player, I think Fakhar deserves a chance in the middle order in the Test side as well. He's clearly shown that he has the temperament, and Pak sure does have a brittle middle order that could use someone with a penchant for big runs. He would slot in at 5 or 6 for me."

End of over 32. 5 runs this over. 173/1 after 192 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 102 (110b 14x4 0x6 ) WP Masakadza 8-0-46-0
Babar Azam 24 (31b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Smiles on Mickey Arthur's face

End of over 31. 6 runs this over. 168/1 after 186 balls.
Babar Azam 23 (30b 1x4 0x6 ) LN Roche 5-0-35-0
Fakhar Zaman 98 (105b 14x4 0x6 ) more

Mehtab: "If anyone wants to know how much we respect Zimbabwe. Just watch their match played in lahore. Whole lahore supported them. "

End of over 30. 5 runs this over. 162/1 after 180 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 93 (103b 13x4 0x6 ) WP Masakadza 7-0-41-0
Babar Azam 22 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) more

hadi: "That wasn't sacrifice. Imam just had to slide the bat in. He could've done better and still be there"

StatsGuru: "@Zaid Iqbal In regards to your comment, Imam had ample time to get across and with the correct technique he would have made his ground and Azhar Ali was Ball watching so only has himself to blame. "

End of over 29. 7 runs this over. 157/1 after 174 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 93 (102b 13x4 0x6 ) LN Roche 4-0-29-0
Babar Azam 17 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) more

suohsuibdk: "@Azm Aftab Arrogant? Did you even watch the last match? And these are only realistic predictions, not brags of superiority. We respect the Zimbabweans..."

Zaid Iqbal: "So like Azhar in Champions Trophy 2017, Imam also gave the sacrifice for Fakhar's Century. Fakhar's Century = Opener Runout!!! Hoping to have my first ever comment posted on @espncricinfo "

"Are "Dalai Lama" and "Cricket_Lama" relative?" -- Bored watching the cricket, Hassan?

End of over 28. 4 runs this over. 150/1 after 168 balls.
Babar Azam 11 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) WP Masakadza 6-0-36-0
Fakhar Zaman 92 (99b 13x4 0x6 ) more

Mashhood: "Can someone enlighten me, why sikandar Raza isn't in zimbabwean squad" -- Pay dispute with the Zimbabwe board after which he went to Canada to play the Global T20

Naeem: "@Azam Aftab. we are being realistic. not being arrogant. its a fact that Pakistan is much better than Zimbabwe. "

Umair: "@Azm Aftab, Sreshth started it.. " -- *Insert devil emoji*

End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 145/1 after 161 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 90 (96b 13x4 0x6 ) DT Tiripano 6-0-29-0
Babar Azam 8 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Folks, lots of responses coming in, with most people saying between over 33 and 35

Azm Aftab: "Can we have a smidgen of humility and stop predicting which over the game will end? Zimbabwe (or any other opposition for that matter) deserve more respect than that. I hate it when us pakistanis get arrogant. Show some class boys! "

zak: "Hey Guys... Did you forgot the old Pakistani drama? they are going to loose a quick 2 to 4 wickets and then will win with about 5 - 10 overs to spare..."

Adeel Sheikh: "Donald Tiripano when I saw the name first time, I got shocked as if Donald Trump is playing. Name is an eye teaser." -- Thank God you didn't say Don Bradman!

End of over 26. 7 runs this over. 142/1 after 156 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 89 (92b 13x4 0x6 ) WP Masakadza 5-0-32-0
Babar Azam 7 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Khawaja: "33rd over"

adeel haseeb: "35.2 195-1"

Ali cheema : "Game will finish in 31st over. Once Fakhar completes his century he will certainly go berserk with beast mode on. "

End of over 25. 1 runs this over. 135/1 after 150 balls.
Babar Azam 7 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) DT Tiripano 5-0-26-0
Fakhar Zaman 82 (86b 12x4 0x6 ) more

Khizar: "Think about imad he has to work to come back in the playing xi with faheem and shadab already cementing their place...."

End of over 24. 6 runs this over. 134/1 after 144 balls.
Babar Azam 7 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) WP Masakadza 4-0-25-0
Fakhar Zaman 81 (82b 12x4 0x6 ) more

inaam: "Fakhar dismissal zone. he is in 70s now.."

End of over 23. 6 runs this over. 128/1 after 138 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 79 (80b 12x4 0x6 ) B Muzarabani 7-0-28-0
Babar Azam 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Fareed: "20.4: Lots of shuffling in players' names. " -- I agree! It was a weird little spell of play. But the commentary is accurate now. Read on!

End of over 22. 2 runs this over. 122/1 after 132 balls.
Babar Azam 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 6-0-34-0
Fakhar Zaman 74 (75b 11x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 3 runs this over. 120/1 after 126 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 73 (74b 11x4 0x6 ) B Muzarabani 6-0-22-0
Babar Azam 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Badar Ali: "So Simbareshay jinxed Pakistan's batting."

Omer: "Next assignment for Pakistani players and nation is to vote on 25th

End of over 20. 5 runs this over. 117/0 after 120 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 43 (49b 4x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 5-0-32-0
Fakhar Zaman 72 (71b 11x4 0x6 ) more

saira: "Both India and Pakistan have have copied the good habits of each other. India have created a strong bowling unit for middle overs and Pakistan are trying to settle the strong top order for improving their batting totals."

DANISH PASHA: "Next assignment of Pakistan will be Asia cup, In September in UAE. Most probably India and Pakistan can meet each other three times in Asia cup. High Hopes!!! Finger crossed"

End of over 19. 3 runs this over. 112/0 after 114 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 67 (66b 10x4 0x6 ) WP Masakadza 3-0-19-0
Imam-ul-Haq 43 (48b 4x4 0x6 ) more

James: "Pakistan in South Africa, eh. Should be some top class fast bowling to look forward to."

Muneeb Imtiaz A: "Shah ~ you are incorrect, Pakistan plays Asia cup in September, then they have a home-series with Australia and NZ and later they go to South Africa!" -- oops, my apologies! I'm human after all

End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 109/0 after 108 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 65 (61b 10x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 4-0-27-0
Imam-ul-Haq 42 (47b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Mohsan: "What is next destination for Pakistan?any one? This series is boring as hell!!" -- They go to South Africa later this year

Nabeel Shiraz : "I don't think Pakistan will need a number 3 today. Chapter closed!"

Tanveer Pathan: "Na leave Misbah and his pristine record alone. Max runs and highest Avg. without ever scoring a hundred "

End of over 17. 7 runs this over. 104/0 after 102 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 40 (45b 4x4 0x6 ) WP Masakadza 2-0-16-0
Fakhar Zaman 62 (57b 10x4 0x6 ) more

I'm off for a bit. Say hi to Sreshth. Bats in all positions for Cricinfo.

Hassan Usmani: "I should be batting at No.3, now stop debating :D"

End of over 16. 9 runs this over. 97/0 after 96 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 40 (44b 4x4 0x6 ) LN Roche 3-0-22-0
Fakhar Zaman 55 (52b 9x4 0x6 ) more

Niaz Ali : "I think Misbah Ul Haq should be at 3 and deserves to score a hundred."

End of over 15. 9 runs this over. 88/0 after 90 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 49 (49b 8x4 0x6 ) WP Masakadza 1-0-9-0
Imam-ul-Haq 37 (41b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Honestly I think all of you are wrong and Shahid Afridi should be at No. 3

End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 79/0 after 84 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 43 (45b 7x4 0x6 ) LN Roche 2-0-13-0
Imam-ul-Haq 34 (39b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Daniyal: "I think the key in batting lineups these days is flexibility. Look at England; Bairstow used to bat No.6 but now he's opening. Alex Hales bats at 3, Root has recently batted at 4,5 and 6. Morgan and Buttler do that too. I think a case could be made to move Ali up the order. Pakistan don't have such riches, but it wouldn't be the worst thing to have a backup plan."

End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 71/0 after 78 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 37 (41b 6x4 0x6 ) DT Tiripano 4-0-25-0
Imam-ul-Haq 32 (37b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Hasan : "Promoting shadab or faheem is not an issue but It can make an issue to mindset of one player. India did with Irfan pthan and then he was not able to bowl anymore and got kicked from team. So, let them play on their positions. :)"

End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 65/0 after 72 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 32 (36b 5x4 0x6 ) LN Roche 1-0-5-0
Imam-ul-Haq 31 (36b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 59/0 after 65 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 31 (36b 4x4 0x6 ) DT Tiripano 3-0-18-0
Fakhar Zaman 26 (29b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Abrar: "Varun can you tell me whats the average opening stand of Pakistan in ODI in the last 10 innings??? " --- Including today, the average is just above 36 since last year's Champions Trophy (12 innings). With six different pairs. The highest average is for the fourth wicket: 56+

End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 54/0 after 60 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 29 (34b 4x4 0x6 ) B Muzarabani 5-0-19-0
Fakhar Zaman 24 (26b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Fahad Naseer: "Having watched Pakistan cricket over 2 decades, i think it is highly unpreferable to tamper the position of your best batsman. It's like India changing the position of Virat Kohli amd promoting Hardik. So leave Babar where he performs best. Peace"

Abdullah Arif: "To all those calling for Asif Ali for no. 3 just see his List A and first class record. He is more slogger than a genuine batsman. Yes I agree that he should give chance but not at a cost of settled batsman in any scenario. I remember how we suffer when Razzaq goes for no. 3 and perform on one or two occasion then we suffer for multiple series due to stupid decision."

End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 50/0 after 54 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 24 (26b 4x4 0x6 ) DT Tiripano 2-0-13-0
Imam-ul-Haq 25 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Syed Kashif : "Don't impose the tag of just a hitter on Asif Ali unless you see him play at number 4 at least, don't want him to disturb Babar from his position but at least number 4 should be his position to test him completely."

Faraz Aman : "Let's hope pakistan wins this with no wickets lost so both the parties remain happy babar and asif one:P"

End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 45/0 after 48 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 20 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) B Muzarabani 4-0-15-0
Imam-ul-Haq 24 (27b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Anas M Shaikh: "@Abdullah & @Imran: I think he meant he wants to see Asif at No. 3 just for this game. Of course, Babar has the number 3 position on lock, but there is no need for him to come in this game if the openers do well."

Daniyal: "@imran: I think the idea is to let Asif spend some time in the middle. It is not going to be a permanent move, as Babar will keep his spot unless he hits a very rough patch. But I do think it could be a good idea to see if Asif has another dimension to his play."

Ali cheema : "Pakistan has already won this match. I want Asif ali at no 3 only for this game it will help in nurturing his abilities"

End of over 7. 8 runs this over. 38/0 after 42 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 20 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) DT Tiripano 1-0-8-0
Imam-ul-Haq 17 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Abdullah Arif: "@Aliijazcheema Babar Azam is your best batsman in the team, don't disturb him from is position. This was the case in last two decades that your best batsman not batting at one down position. Asif Ali can bat at 4 or 5 or 6 but please don't argue for no. 3 for ODI team stability."

imran: "@aliijazcheema ... after such a long time we have a settle number 3 in babar azam, not sure why would you want replace him with asif ali. He is good at number 6 spot, where he can come and bash the ball around. "

End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 30/0 after 36 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 12 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) B Muzarabani 3-0-8-0
Imam-ul-Haq 17 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Azhar: "Pakistan should set a target to chase this total in 30-35 overs for the better preparation of big totals."

Aliijazcheema@g: "I really want to see Asif Ali bat at 3."

End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 25/0 after 29 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 16 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 3-0-22-0
Fakhar Zaman 8 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Tayyab: "I really hope Muzarabani catches the attention of some global t20 leagues. He looks the real deal. "

End of over 4. 1 runs this over. 17/0 after 24 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 10 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) B Muzarabani 2-0-3-0
Fakhar Zaman 7 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Giving them nothing, Blessing.

Fakhar is not enjoying the awkward rise brought about by Muzarabani's height

End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 16/0 after 18 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 10 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 2-0-14-0
Fakhar Zaman 6 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Goes around the wicket

End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 12/0 after 12 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) B Muzarabani 1-0-2-0
Fakhar Zaman 6 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 10 runs this over. 10/0 after 6 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 5 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 1-0-10-0
Imam-ul-Haq 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
Imam-ul-HaqRun out B Muzarabani 4487514086.27
Fakhar Zamannot out 11714412916090.7
Babar Azamnot out 2956361080.56
Shoaib Malik -
Sarfraz Ahmed -
Asif Ali -
Faheem Ashraf -
Shadab Khan -
Hasan Ali -
Mohammad Amir -
Usman Khan -
Total 195/1
TL Chatara6.003405.67
B Muzarabani7.002804
DT Tiripano7.003304.71
LN Roche6.003806.33
WP Masakadza10.006106.1