Rehman to bowl his 5th over. A couple of singles from the over. Another good over for Pakistan, the asking rate inching towards 6 per over now.
Hafeez continues to Waller, Zimbabwe lose three wickets in three overs. A single to Waller, denies Hafeez a maiden.
Rehman bowling and Williams takes a single. Waller takes a single to get off the mark. Four, good shot from Waller, gets a thick outside edge to third man. A chance of a run out, it is very close as they go for a quick single, third umpire gives it out, Williams is gone. The third umpire took some time to give that, Williams' bat was on the line. Zimbabwe struggling at 75 for 5 as Chigumbura comes out to bat.
Raza cuts it to third man for a couple of runs. Williams is quick between the wickets. Hafeez is bowling after drinks. WICKET! A shout for lbw and Hafeez strikes. Raza is out for 6, Zimbabwe lose their 4th. Williams gets a single to short third man, this pair have a lot of rebuilding to do. A run out and a lbw causing two quick wickets
Rehman continues, a shout for caught behind, but umpire gives it not out. A late appeal from the bowler. A single down the ground for Taylor. The required rate around 5.5 and Zimbabwe's current rate is around 4.5 per over. WICKET! A run out, Misbah picks it up and releases it quickly and Taylor is short of is ground. A disappointed captain goes back in the hut. Raza called for the run and then stopped and then went again, a direct hit from Misbah did the rest. Sean Williams comes out to bat.
Taylor goes through mid off and smashes it to the boundary. Khan bowls straighter and Taylor gets a single on the leg side. Raza takes a single and then two runs through midwicket. After 14 overs, Zimbabwe are 65 for 2.
Irfan lets one go through at short fine leg, Taylor flicks it and gets a bonus boundary. A single to square leg for Taylor. Taylor smashes that through the covers, beating mid off for four.
Junaid Khan continues and Taylor flicks it off his pads for four through square leg. Another edge dropping short of Hafeez, Taylor edging it towards the slips. A big shout for lbw, but Khan was pitching it outside leg stump.
Rehman comes into the attack, replacing Irfan. A single down the ground for Taylor. WICKET! Masakadza comes down the wicket, Rehman goes past his outside edge and the keeper does the rest. A dangerous-looking Masakadza goes for 25. Good over for Pakistan, three runs and the wicket from it.
Hafeez takes a great catch at first slip, but signals to the umpires to check it with the 3rd umpire. Replays show it bounced out of the hands, so it is not out, but a great effort in the field. Four, Masakadza powers it over the bowler's head, straight down the ground with a strong bottom hand for four. Six, Masakadza cutting loose, dispatches the bouncer over deep square leg. Good over for Zimbabwe, who are 45 for 1 after 10 overs.
Irfan continues, with pace and bounce. A single to Masakadza, rotating the strike. Taylor facing Irfan now. Just a single from another impressive over from Irfan.
A change in the bowling, Junaid Khan comes into the attack. Taylor plays dots, Taylor being patient against Khan who is bowling well. A maiden for Khan, Pakistan 34 for 1 after 8.
A good over from Irfan, 5 dots and then a wide down leg. Masakadza being patient and he puts away the extra delivery for four through deep square leg. Clever and patient batting from Masakadza.
Masakadza's patience pays off, he sweeps it to the fine leg boundary, a good controlled shot against Hafeez. He takes a single after the boundary to rotate strike. Taylor gets a top edge on it as he sweeps, and gets it well over short fine leg for four. Another single down the ground after a boundary. A single to end the 11-run over.
Irfan starts with another well directed bouncer. Good over from Irfan so far, four dots, Masakadza under a bit of pressure. A single from the last ball, good over from Irfan, Zim 18 for 1 after 5 overs.
Sibanda comes down the wicket, blocks Hafeez, gets a single. Good shot from Masakadza, nudging it down the ground, beating mid on for a single. WICKET! Sibanda sweeps, in the air and Amin takes a good catch at deep square leg. Hafeez gets the first wicket. Taylor comes out to bat at number three. Thick outside edge and Masakadza gets a single. Taylor gets off the mark with a sweep, and gets a boundary to fine leg.
Irfan continues, three dots to start, then a bouncer that beats everyone and goes for four. Masakadza swings at it but it goes over everyone for four and is called a wide. Five wides from the over, Zim 10 for no loss after 3.
Interesting move from Misbah, bringing Hafeez on from the other end. Sibanda will look to settle down at the crease. First runs off the bat, just two singles from the over.
Masakadza will take strike and Irfan will start with the ball for Pakistan. Zim need 261 to win. A wide down the leg side, Pakistan appeal loudly for a caught behind decision but umpires not interested. Good pace from Irfan, zipping past the batsmen. A couple of runs on the leg side as Masakadza pads it, called leg byes. Zimbabwe 3 for no loss.
Shingi Masakadza to bowl the last over. Hafeez lifts it over the field, effortlessly over the covers for four. Hafeez smashes it down the ground to long off four a couple of runs. A chance of a catch, Raza drops a difficult running chance. Another chance as Misbah slogs it over midwicket, Raza the man again, but takes a great catch this time to get rid of the captain. Abdur Rehman takes strike. A wide down leg, Rehman takes a single, Hafeez on strike with two balls to go. Another wide, poor bowling from Masakadza. Four, Hafeez hits it through the covers for four, poor bowling deserves the treatment. A couple of runs to midwicket to end the innings. Pakistan end on 260 for 6, Zimbabwe bowled poorly in the end but have managed to restrict Pakistan to 260.
Taylor having a chat with the umpire, possibly about the obstruction of the field. Chatara to bowl his final over, Sarfraz gets a single, well stopped in the covers. A wide down leg from Chatara, Misbah moved outside leg stump, but the ball was far down leg. Misbah lobs it in the air and Sibanda runs in to take the catch and misses, a very difficult chance. WICKET! Sarfraz gone, Taylor takes a great catch behind the stumps, he was moving in the wrong direction but did well in the end to take a low catch. Hafeez comes out to bat, he was retired hurt earlier, but now seems to be fine, eight balls remaining. End of the 49th over, Pakistan 244 for 5.
Sarfraz changed direction while running back, Masakadza appealed for obstructing the field, umpires give it not out, but it should have been out. A couple of runs to Sarfraz square of the wicket. A single, it was in the air but falls short of Sibanda at long on. Five runs from the over.
Panyangara to bowl his last over, a couple of runs to Misbah. Misbah makes room for himself and hits it through the covers for four. Good running between the wickets, Misbah gets two more runs. A single for Sarfraz down the ground, Misbah wanted two but sent back. Misbah bisects the midwicket field and gets another boundary, good acceleration from Pakistan.
Sarfraz pulls it over the leg side for a couple of runs, looking for the boundary over midwicket but not timing it well. A couple of runs for Sarfraz again, playing it to the sweeper on the off side and running hard. Sarfraz walks across his crease and hits it over midwicket for four, Masakadza dispatched for a boundary. A lucky boundary, Sarfraz hits it over the keeper for four, a good over for Pakistan. 14 runs from the over, Pakistan 219 for 4.
Panyangara to Ahmed, who angles it on the leg side for a single. Misbah on strike. Misbah gets two on the leg side, shuffles across his crease and then hits it on the leg side. A slower bouncer and Misbah swats it away to the fine leg boundary, Pakistan bring up their 200 and Misbah is on 49. A couple of runs for Misbah through the covers and he gets his 50.
Four to start the over, Misbah hits Chatara for four to third man. Another boundary, Chatara offers width and Misbah hits it behind point for four to third man. Misbah comes down the ground and swings and misses. Two boundaries and then two swings and misses. A single to Misbah, who pulls it and it falls just short of Waller at square leg. WICKET! Chatara gets Afridi caught behind, tries to run it down to third man and misses. Sarfraz Ahmed, the keeper, comes out to bat.
Panyangara changes ends, Misbah hit on the pads for impact outside off, Misbah is down on the ground. After some treatment, Misbah is back, takes a single and gets Afridi on strike. A slow bouncer from Panyangara, Afridi takes a single to short third man. Five singles from the over, a good over for Zimbabwe.
A single for Afridi, Chatara starts his 8th over. A direct hit and over throws cost Zimbabwe two extra runs. Pakistan now going at 4.31 runs per over. Another run to short third man, three singles there so far in this over. After 42 overs, Pakistan 181 for 3.
Amin gives himself some room and hits it over extra cover for four, Utseya starts the over with a boundary. WICKET! Utseya does well, Amin hits it straight to Utseya who takes a great catch to get rid of Amin for 33. Afridi comes out to bat. Afridi gets off the mark with a single. Misbah goes for the reverse sweep but looks awkward in the end. Then he dabs it on the leg side for a single. Eight runs and a wicket from the over.
Last over of the power play, Panyangara to bowl it. Starts with a short one, Amin only manages to run in down to square leg for a single. Amin drives it square of the wicket for a single to Waller. A dot ball as Amin pads it to short fine leg, who runs in to stop any runs. Five runs from the over, Pakistan 166 for 2 after the power play.
Utseya bowls the 4th over of the power play. A full toss from Utseya, Amin drives it through the off side, Panyangara does well to stop the boundary, three runs in the end. A single to deep square leg, good urgency from Pakistan. Amin pushes it through the leg side and gets a boundary, no fielder there. A single to end another good over for Pakistan, 10 runs from it.
Chatara replaces Shingirai Masakadza, to bowl the third over of the power play. Amin cuts it for four square of the wicket, too much width for Chatara. Amin pulls it to square leg for a single. Hamilton at short fine leg keeps it to a single, good work in the field. Poor end to the over, Chatara bowls it down leg and Amin puts it away for four to fine leg. Good over for Pakistan.
Utseya has a chat with Taylor and starts in the power play from the other end. Three singles from three balls, Amin then walks down the pitch only to block the ball back to the bowler. A couple of runs to end the over, six runs from it.
Taylor goes back to his main bowlers for the power play, Shingirai Masakadza comes into the attack replacing Williams. Chatara is also a good option, he has bowled well today. Wide, half-volley, Amin driving it to the sweeper on the off side who does well to keep it to a single. Misbah guides it to deep square leg for a single. Amin swipes it in the air and wide of point for a single. Four singles from the over to start the power play.
Good ball, Masakadza gets a bit of bounce and it hits the shoulder of Misbah's bat for a single to third man. Two singles from the over, power play coming up.
Three singles from three balls to start the over. Misbah then takes a risk and gets a boundary through midwicket. Chance of a single as Utseya misfields it at cover, but Misbah decides against the single. Eight from the over, Pakistan 128 for 2 after 34.
Masakadza makes up for his missed catch from last over, WICKET, Shehzad hits it high and towards long off and Raza takes a good catch to get rid of Shehzad. Umar Amin runs in to bat. Amin takes a single to get off the mark. A couple of blocks from Misbah, pressure mounting on him. Just two runs and the wicket from the over.
Shehzad guides it to the third man boundary for four, to get to his 50. Chance of a catch as Shehzad sweeps it, Masakadza at short fine leg misjudges it and drops Shehzad. A couple of runs in the end. Shehzad then drives it to long off for a single. Misbah drives it down the ground for a single to end the over.
Masakadza is bowling wicket to wicket and giving no free runs, exactly what Taylor wants from him. He is the part time bowler, so if he can chip in with some cheap overs, the regular bowlers will have overs in store for the end. A maiden from Zimbabwe, supported by some good fielding.
Good fielding at point, diving, collecting and releasing the ball very quickly to stop the single. Shehzad gets a single and then Misbah gets one down the ground. Shehzad drives it down the ground for a single. Misbah cuts it square of the wicket for a single. After 30 overs, Pakistan 110 for 1 with Hafeez retired hurt.
A wide ball from Masakadza and Waller on the cover boundary does well to keep it to a single, Shehzad drives it through the off side. Misbah blocks, he is on 3 from 16 balls. Just two from the over, Misbah plays and misses. Last ball, stays a dot, Zimbabwe applying pressure.
Zimbabwe looking to add pressure and convert that into a wicket, Williams continues. A quick single from Shehzad brings Misbah on strike. Misbah drives it to get a single and get off the mark. Four singles from the over.
Hamilton Masakadza comes into the attack. A couple of runs to Shehzad and then he plays the last ball to long off for a single. The run rate around 3.7 per over now. Pakistan bring their 100 up in the 27th over.
Sean Williams comes into the attack, Shehzad cuts it away and Masakadza dives to stop the boundary. Misbah almost causing a run out, goes for the run and then sends Shehzad back, a direct hit would have been a wicket. Three runs from the over, Misbah still on 0.
A couple of runs for Shehzad who sweeps it to fine leg. Misbah blocks a few, a slow start as usual. Three runs from the over, Utseya finishes another quick one.
Chatara continues and Umar Amin is padded up in the dressing room. A single for Misbah and then Shehzad takes a single on the leg side. Good over from Chatara, three runs from it.
Pakistan are moving along at 4 runs per over, Hafeez getting some more treatment, the umpires having a word with the batsmen. Runners are not allowed, and Hafeez decides to carry on. Utseya continues, after the short delay. Hafeez takes a single, uncomfortably. Shehzad goes for a quick single. Hafeez finally decides to go off the field, Misbah comes out to bat. It is a good decision because he looked really uncomfortable out there.
Hafeez is getting some treatment, looks in pain, he started limping in the middle of the last run. Chatara continues, Hafeez is batting without a runner. Width on offer from Chatara and Hafeez top edges it for four, a rare poor delivery from Chatara. Five from the over.
Zimbabwe are making Pakistan work for every run. Good work by Waller at point, stopping a certain boundary, Hafeez cutting it hard but finding the fielder. End of the 21st over, just two runs from it.
Chatara continues, Taylor using him well as a first change bowler. Chatara responding well by hitting good areas and causing problems for the batsmen. Hafeez is looking to settle at the crease. After 20 overs Pakistan 77 for 1.
A quick over from Utseya, three singles from it. Pakistan are moving along slowly but Zimbabwe need to keep taking wickets.
Zimbabwe have positioned two of their best fielders at long on and long off, waiting for the batsmen to take a risk straight down the ground. Chatara continues to bowl a good line, making the batsmen play. A bit of extra bounce for Chatara and it goes down leg and is a wide. End of another good over for Zimbabwe, Pakistan 72 for 1.
Utseya slightly wide and Shehzad cuts it away for a couple of runs. Hafeez walks down the wicket, works it to long off and takes a single to get off the mark. Another single for Shehzad in the same area. Five runs from the over.
Good stop from Sean Williams at short square leg, Jamshed was looking for a single but decided against it. Chatara strikes! WICKET! Chatara bowls it across Jamshed who goes for the drive and edges it to Taylor behind the stumps. Good line from Chatara getting the wicket. A wicket maiden from Chatara, Zimbabwe fighting back.
Utseya bowls it across Shehzad who swings and misses. Just a single from the over, a good one from Utseya. Pakistan have laid down a good foundation for their middle order to operate on.
A double change in the bowling, Chatara comes in to bowl. He starts with a wide down leg, then a couple of singles. Another wide from Chatara. A decent over in the end, 5 runs from it.
Utseya comes in to bowl some spin. A couple of runs to Shehzad on the off side through extra cover. Five from the over, Pakistan 60 for no loss.
Jamshed works it to deep square leg for a single. Six, Jamshed hits it to fine leg, there was a man out there, but he just spills a difficult catch over the ropes. Chatara at fine leg, almost held on to a great catch. A single to end the over, Pakistan 55 for no loss after 12.
It was in the slot and Jamshed swings his arms, hits it over mid on for four. Then he flicks it to fine leg for a single. Another flicks from Jamshed who gets a single to end the over, Pakistan 44 for no wicket.
Jamshed hits it straight to the fielder at cover, good stop, no run in the end. A leg bye, Masakadza drifts down leg, Jamshed tries to flick it only to pad it for a single. Good ball to end the 10th over, end of the power play, Pakistan 37 for no loss.
Four for Shehzad, hitting it over the bowler, straight down the ground for four over mid on. Panyangara goes fuller in length next ball, Shehzad defends. A single to Shehzad. A couple of runs on the leg side for Jamshed, and he ends the over with another single.
Good single, Shehzad hit it well, took the fielder on, ran hard and then put in the dive to get in. Masakadza get a bit of bounce from the pitch, Jamshed top edges it over point for a couple of runs. Just three from the over, Pakistan 28 without loss after 8 overs.
Panyangara bowls it straight and Jamshed works him away for four. Good comeback from Panyangara, bowling a probing line outside off stump. Shehzad edges it but it falls short of second slip. Six runs from the over, Pakistan 25 for no loss.
Masakadza bowls a straighter one and Jamshed flicks it off his pads for a single. A wide down leg and then a couple of runs to Shehzad. A good over from Masakadza, after 6 overs Pakistan are 19 for no loss.
A maiden from Panyangara, Shehzad plays it out.
A bit of width from Masakadza and Shehzad quick to cut it away for four square of the wicket, the running third man did not have a chance to stop that. A quick single taken by Shehzad. After 4 overs Pakistan 15 for no loss.
Shehzad faces his first ball of the innings. A wide down leg side. A play and a miss from Shehzad. A block and then overthrows allow them the single, two runs from the over.
Masakadza to start the bowling from the other end. Drifts down leg and Jamshed works him to square leg for a easy couple of runs. A play and a miss from Jamshed, should have left that delivery alone. No foot movement from Jamshed, just the two runs from the over.
Pakistan will bat first and Panyangara to start with the ball. Jamshed just leans into that one and drives it through the covers for four, good placement and balance. A single from the last ball, making it five from the over.
Zimbabwe have won the toss and will bowl first. Pakistan are unchanged and Shingi Masakadza comes in for Brian Vitori and Sikandar Raza comes in for Timycen Maruma for Zimbabwe.
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of the final ODI in the three-match series, currently locked at one win apiece, between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at the Harare Sports Club.