Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe 23/08/2013 - Results, Review and Statistical Highlights
The first Twenty20 cricket match of the Haier Cup between Pakistan and Zimbabwe held on 23/08/2013 kicked off with Zimbabwe winning the toss and electing to bowl first. Looking at the conditions, the decision made by Zim was a good one but chasing against a strong Pakistan bowling attack was always going to be tough. To know how the match turned out to be, take a look at the Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe 23/08/2013 Results along with a review and Statistical Highlights of the match.
When Pakistan came out to bat they struggled initially as they lost a couple of wickets early, However a superb innings by Ahmed Shehzad ensured he held one end up and helped them reach a respectable total. He was the best highlights of their innings as he made 70 and apart from him the other notable performances were by Sohaib Maqsood and Shahid Afridi who made 26 and 23 respectively to help them reach a score of 161/5 in 20 overs. As far as Zimbabwe's bowling was concerned Tendai Chatara bowled exceeding well as he picked up 2 wickets.
Zimbabwe's batting started off well with both their openers Hamilton Masakadza and Visu Sibanda scoring quick runs. Unfortunately after their wickets fell there was no one else apart from Brendan Taylor who really went after the target. They fell 25 Runs short with Taylor being the best highlights of their innings as he remained not out at a score of 32. As far as Pakistan's bowling was concerned,, Shahid Afridi was the pick of their bowlers as he took 3 wickets. Take a look at the scorecard of the entire match below.
|Pakistan innings (20 overs maximum)||Dismissal||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|Ahmed Shehzad||c Waller b SW Masakadza||70||50||6||1||140|
|Nasir Jamshed||c Vitori b Chatara||2||5||0||0||40|
|Mohammad Hafeez*||c †Taylor b Chatara||3||8||0||0||37.5|
|Umar Amin||c †Taylor b Utseya||14||18||1||0||77.77|
|Sohaib Maqsood||c Sibanda b Chigumbura||26||16||1||2||162.5|
|Shahid Afridi||not out||23||16||1||1||143.75|
|Anwar Ali||not out||10||7||1||0||142.85|
|Extras||(lb 5, w 8)||13|
|Total||(5 wickets; 20 overs; 92 mins)||161||(8.05 runs per over)|
|Did not bat Sarfraz Ahmed†, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan|
|Fall of wickets 1-14 (Nasir Jamshed, 1.5 ov), 2-21 (Mohammad Hafeez, 3.2 ov), 3-51 (Umar Amin, 8.2 ov), 4-106 (Sohaib Maqsood, 14.3 ov), 5-135 (Ahmed Shehzad, 17.2 ov)|
|Zimbabwe innings (target: 162 runs from 20 overs)||Dismissal||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|H Masakadza||lbw b Anwar Ali||18||16||3||0||112.5|
|V Sibanda||b Shahid Afridi||31||42||3||0||73.8|
|BRM Taylor*†||not out||32||30||3||0||106.66|
|SC Williams||lbw b Mohammad Hafeez||9||7||1||0||128.57|
|T Maruma||st †Sarfraz Ahmed b Shahid Afridi||10||13||1||0||76.92|
|E Chigumbura||b Shahid Afridi||6||5||1||0||120|
|MN Waller||not out||14||7||1||1||200|
|Extras||(b 5, lb 2, w 9)||16|
|Total||(5 wickets; 20 overs)||136||(6.80 runs per over)|
|Did not bat P Utseya, TL Chatara, SW Masakadza, BV Vitori|
|Fall of wickets 1-53 (H Masakadza, 7.5 ov), 2-80 (Sibanda, 12.2 ov), 3-89 (Williams, 13.3 ov), 4-111 (Maruma, 17.1 ov), 5-117 (Chigumbura, 17.6 ov)|
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