Match Over - Pakistan won by 131 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Pakistan, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
  • Referee: RS Madugalle
  • When: 22 Jul 2018, 09:15 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan
  • Man of the Match: Babar Azam

Umpires

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

233/4

 

Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

Zimbabwe

364/4

 

Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

Pakistan

4.55pm That's it from us, as Pakistan's players pose for photographs with the series trophy. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage. Until next time, goodbye!

Sarfraz Ahmed: "Great team effort, we wanted to finish on a high note, and Fakhar, Imam and Babar responded brilliantly. We need a one-month rest, we'll go home and then back to training for the Asia Cup. A couple of big Test series too, after that."

Fakhar Zaman is the player of the series. "I really enjoyed it. In 2016 I was with Pakistan A, and I enjoyed that tour a lot. Same this time too, with the Pakistan team. I was taking my time at the start, waiting to punish the bad deliveries, and that was the main thing for me."

Babar Azam is the player of the match. No interview, for some reason.

Hamilton Masakadza: "Starts all the way down, but no one really pushed on. We spoke about wanting someone to push on, but that didn't happen. We wanted to get to 250. I think a few of the guys are new to international cricket, and this series has shown how big a gap there is, and how much work remains to be done before our next series."

Raj: "As a Zimbabwe supporter I want to say that Zimbabwe hit more sixes than Pakistan." -- Indeed. Your boys won that contest 9-6.

Shernawaz: "Zimbabweans learnt well from previous matches and now they played extremely well. In coming days they will improve with much better performance." -- Let's hope so, and let's hope the senior players and the board sort out whatever differences they have as well.

4.38pm That's it, Pakistan have sealed a 5-0 win. It was never in doubt at any point today, least of all after Zimbabwe began their innings with the clear intention of simply batting through the 50 overs. Can't blame them for it - they were never going to chase 365 against this attack. All five of their top five got past 30, and Chigumbura at No. 6 made an unbeaten 25, so a productive, extended net session for them. I thought the younger batsmen, whom we've not seen much of so far, looked impressive - Kamunhukamwe, Masvaure and Murray.

49.6Sarfraz Ahmed to PJ Moor, 1 run, loopy and slow outside leg, sweeps to long leg for one.
49.5Sarfraz Ahmed to PJ Moor, No run, length ball on off stump, goes back and clips it back to the bowler.
49.4Sarfraz Ahmed to PJ Moor, No run, back of a length outside off, punched to extra-cover.
49.3Sarfraz Ahmed to PJ Moor, 2 runs, shortish on middle and leg, pulled along the ground to deep square leg.
49.2Sarfraz Ahmed to PJ Moor, No run, slants it wide of off, Moor leaves it alone.
49.1Sarfraz Ahmed to PJ Moor, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, long-hop turning in from outside off, and Moor clatters it over the midwicket boundary.
End of over 49. 3 runs this over. 224/4 after 294 balls.
PJ Moor 35 (48b 2x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 10-0-42-0
E Chigumbura 25 (37b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 48. 6 runs this over. 221/4 after 288 balls.
PJ Moor 33 (44b 2x4 1x6 ) Sarfraz Ahmed 1-0-6-0
E Chigumbura 24 (35b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 47. 5 runs this over. 215/4 after 282 balls.
E Chigumbura 22 (32b 1x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 9-0-39-0
PJ Moor 29 (41b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 46. 9 runs this over. 210/4 after 276 balls.
PJ Moor 28 (40b 2x4 1x6 ) Hasan Ali 9-0-55-2
E Chigumbura 18 (27b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 45. 1 runs this over. 201/4 after 270 balls.
PJ Moor 20 (37b 2x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 8-0-34-0
E Chigumbura 18 (24b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 44. 9 runs this over. 200/4 after 264 balls.
PJ Moor 20 (33b 2x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 8-0-47-2
E Chigumbura 17 (22b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 43. 5 runs this over. 191/4 after 258 balls.
PJ Moor 16 (31b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 7-0-33-0
E Chigumbura 12 (18b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 42. 1 runs this over. 186/4 after 252 balls.
PJ Moor 13 (27b 1x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 7-0-35-0
E Chigumbura 10 (16b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 41. 2 runs this over. 185/4 after 246 balls.
PJ Moor 13 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 10-0-47-2
E Chigumbura 9 (13b 0x4 1x6 ) more

That's all from me today. Enjoy Karthik's company till the end of the game.

End of over 40. 7 runs this over. 183/4 after 240 balls.
E Chigumbura 8 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) Junaid Khan 6-0-34-0
PJ Moor 12 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Umair Qamar: "Why hasn't Faheem bowled yet ? Any clue ?" -- Yes, I have a clue. He's not in the XI today.

End of over 39. 7 runs this over. 176/4 after 234 balls.
E Chigumbura 2 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 9-0-45-2
PJ Moor 11 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more

shoaib rana: "@Abdul Kareem Rethinking about Amir and Hasan Ali in the lineup, are you serious? Amir's economy in this match is good even by test standards and Hasan Ali has already taken two wickets. BTW it is a very batting friendly pitch and this is the 5th match. Please give these bowlers some break."

End of over 38. 1 runs this over. 169/4 after 228 balls.
E Chigumbura 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 8-2-19-0
PJ Moor 5 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 9 runs this over. 167/4 after 221 balls.
E Chigumbura 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 8-0-37-2
PJ Moor 3 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Zimbabwe need 197 off 78 balls

James: "Amir may not be getting wickets but 2 overs for just one run is tremendous bowling. "

End of over 36. 1 runs this over. 158/3 after 216 balls.
R Murray 41 (66b 2x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Amir 7-2-18-0
PJ Moor 3 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

RaoNasir: "Hey Shah! What are Pakistan's next plans after this series? Do they have matches against some quality sides?" -- Hey Nasir! Asia Cup's coming up. They'll play the other Asia teams and one more qualifier (likely to be UAE or Nepal)

End of over 35. 8 runs this over. 157/3 after 210 balls.
R Murray 41 (61b 2x4 1x6 ) Hasan Ali 7-0-38-2
PJ Moor 2 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

suohsuibdk: "So I suppose India did the right thing in the Champion's Trophy final, then?" -- The way Hardik played, yes. He did the best possible thing.

"@Rod.. no need to be embarrassed anymore," says Ejaz Teepu. "You have got your victory ie 2 wickets, 150 runs"

End of over 34.  A maiden over! 149/3 after 204 balls.
PJ Moor 1 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 6-2-17-0
R Murray 34 (56b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 33. 1 runs this over. 149/3 after 198 balls.
R Murray 34 (56b 1x4 1x6 ) Hasan Ali 6-0-30-2
PJ Moor 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Dayan Abad: "@Anas: You jinxed it, bud."

End of over 32. 6 runs this over. 148/2 after 191 balls.
R Murray 34 (54b 1x4 1x6 ) Shoaib Malik 4-0-19-0
PS Masvaure 39 (51b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Aaaaand it's over to Sreshth once more.

End of over 31. 3 runs this over. 141/2 after 185 balls.
PS Masvaure 35 (47b 2x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 5-0-28-1
R Murray 32 (52b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 30. 6 runs this over. 138/2 after 180 balls.
R Murray 31 (50b 1x4 1x6 ) Shoaib Malik 3-0-13-0
PS Masvaure 34 (44b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 6 runs this over. 132/2 after 174 balls.
PS Masvaure 30 (41b 2x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 6-0-28-0
R Murray 29 (47b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 28. 3 runs this over. 126/2 after 168 balls.
R Murray 24 (43b 0x4 1x6 ) Shoaib Malik 2-0-7-0
PS Masvaure 29 (39b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 11 runs this over. 123/2 after 162 balls.
R Murray 23 (39b 0x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 5-0-22-0
PS Masvaure 27 (37b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 4 runs this over. 112/2 after 156 balls.
PS Masvaure 22 (35b 1x4 0x6 ) Shoaib Malik 1-0-4-0
R Murray 17 (35b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 3 runs this over. 108/2 after 150 balls.
R Murray 15 (32b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 4-0-11-0
PS Masvaure 20 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 3 runs this over. 105/2 after 144 balls.
PS Masvaure 19 (30b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 7-0-28-1
R Murray 13 (28b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 2 runs this over. 102/2 after 138 balls.
PS Masvaure 17 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 3-0-8-0
R Murray 12 (27b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 3 runs this over. 100/2 after 132 balls.
R Murray 11 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 6-0-25-1
PS Masvaure 16 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 3 runs this over. 97/2 after 126 balls.
R Murray 9 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 2-0-6-0
PS Masvaure 15 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Time for a break. Here's Karthik.

Ehsan: "A little correction Sreshth, Asia Cup is not hosted by Pakistan. Its hosted by India in UAE." -- I'm so sorry. You're right.

End of over 20. 5 runs this over. 94/2 after 120 balls.
PS Masvaure 14 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 5-0-22-1
R Murray 7 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 3 runs this over. 89/2 after 114 balls.
R Murray 7 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 1-0-3-0
PS Masvaure 9 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 86/2 after 108 balls.
PS Masvaure 7 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 4-0-17-1
R Murray 6 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Faisal : "Where's pak next tour to?" -- UAE, for the Asia Cup

End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 82/2 after 100 balls.
R Murray 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 3-0-25-1
PS Masvaure 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Hasan's been coming around the wicket, by the way

End of over 16. 2 runs this over. 74/2 after 96 balls.
R Murray 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 3-0-13-1
PS Masvaure 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

usman: "I was just typing my first comment here to praise Zimbabwe but I think Zimbabwean do not want my comment to be published."

End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 72/2 after 89 balls.
PS Masvaure 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 3-0-17-1
R Murray 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

VG: "And the floodgates open ..."

End of over 14. 7 runs this over. 66/0 after 82 balls.
TS Kamunhukamwe 34 (39b 3x4 2x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 1-0-11-0
H Masakadza 30 (43b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 13. 8 runs this over. 59/0 after 78 balls.
TS Kamunhukamwe 30 (37b 2x4 2x6 ) Hasan Ali 2-0-11-0
H Masakadza 29 (41b 2x4 2x6 ) more

Muhammad Ameen: "Usman khan takes the first wicket for Pakistan in general and then other bowlers start the proceedings. Today he's not playing and we are seeing the difference."

End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 51/0 after 72 balls.
H Masakadza 22 (38b 2x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 1-0-4-0
TS Kamunhukamwe 29 (34b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 47/0 after 66 balls.
TS Kamunhukamwe 27 (32b 2x4 2x6 ) Hasan Ali 1-0-3-0
H Masakadza 20 (34b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 9 runs this over. 44/0 after 60 balls.
TS Kamunhukamwe 26 (29b 2x4 2x6 ) Junaid Khan 5-0-27-0
H Masakadza 18 (31b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Time to take a break. Here's Sreshth.

End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 35/0 after 54 balls.
TS Kamunhukamwe 18 (25b 2x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Amir 5-1-17-0
H Masakadza 17 (29b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 30/0 after 48 balls.
TS Kamunhukamwe 14 (22b 1x4 1x6 ) Junaid Khan 4-0-18-0
H Masakadza 16 (26b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 6 runs this over. 26/0 after 42 balls.
H Masakadza 16 (26b 2x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Amir 4-1-12-0
TS Kamunhukamwe 10 (16b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 20/0 after 36 balls.
TS Kamunhukamwe 10 (16b 0x4 1x6 ) Junaid Khan 3-0-14-0
H Masakadza 10 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5.  A maiden over! 14/0 after 30 balls.
H Masakadza 5 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 3-1-6-0
TS Kamunhukamwe 9 (13b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 14/0 after 24 balls.
TS Kamunhukamwe 9 (13b 0x4 1x6 ) Junaid Khan 2-0-8-0
H Masakadza 5 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 8/0 after 18 balls.
H Masakadza 5 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 2-0-6-0
TS Kamunhukamwe 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 4/0 after 12 balls.
TS Kamunhukamwe 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Junaid Khan 1-0-2-0
H Masakadza 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 6 balls.
H Masakadza 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 1-0-2-0
TS Kamunhukamwe 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
BattingRMB4S6SSR
H MasakadzaB Hasan Ali3460463273.91
TS KamunhukamweC Imam-ul-Haq B Mohammad Nawaz3458413282.93
PS MasvaureC Asif Ali B Hasan Ali3963532073.58
R MurrayB Mohammad Nawaz4781702267.14
PJ Moornot out 4465542281.48
E Chigumburanot out 2545371167.57
DT Tiripano -
LN Roche -
WP Masakadza -
CB Mpofu -
TL Chatara -
Total 233/4
BowlingOMRWECON
Mohammad Amir8.021902.38
Junaid Khan7.003505
Hasan Ali9.005526.11
Mohammad Nawaz10.004724.7
Shadab Khan10.004204.2
Shoaib Malik4.001904.75
Sarfraz Ahmed2.001507.5