Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
Pak win by 221 runs
Pakistan have won the 1st test by 221 runs. Zimbabwe all out for 120 in 46.4 overs. Ajmal and Rehman finishing with 4 wickets each.
Over 47 - Zim 120/10 (Chatara 13, Mutumbami 16)
Lunch was postponed earlier today because Pakistan only needed 2 wickets, but this last wicket is proving to be difficult. A chance of a stumping, Akmal appeals loudly behind the stumps but Chatara is safe. Chatara goes for the sweep and misses. WICKET! Ajmal finishes with 4 wickets Chatara is given out, caught behind.
Over 46 - Zim 120/9 (Chatara 13, Mutumbami 16)
Chatara swings and connects, another boundary over midwicket, brings about a change in the field. Chatara edges it to short fine leg for a single. A full toss angled into the leg side and it runs down to the square leg boundary.
Over 45 - Zim 111/9 (Chatara 8, Mutumbami 12)
Ajmal beating the outside edge of Mutumbami's bat. Chance of a single, but Mutumbami does not take it. End of a maiden from Ajmal.
Over 44 - Zim 111/9 (Chatara 8, Mutumbami 12)
Pakistan need just one more wicket to win, after Zimbabwe collapse from 13 for 1 overnight to 107 for 9. A shout for lbw, but given not out. Chatara misses the sweep and the ball just misses the stumps. Chatara plays it over the midwicket region for four, lifted over the field for four. End of another over, Chatara survives.
Over 43 - Zim 107/9 (Chatara 4, Mutumbami 12)
Swept again by Mutumbami, but he does not take the runs, farming the strike. Ajmal causing problems with the spinning ball and then with the one that goes straight. End of the over, Chatara will be on strike against Rehman now.
Over 42 - Zim 107/9 (Chatara 4, Mutumbami 12)
Zimbabwe have collapsed to 106 for 9, the spinners doing the job for Pakistan after Junaid Khan provided the early breakthroughs today. Mutumbami delays the inevitable, plays out the over. A single from it.
Over 41 - Zim 106/9 (Chatara 4, Mutumbami 11)
Ajmal is swept on the leg side for a single to end the over, Mutumbami will keep strike.
Over 40 - Zim 105/9 (Chatara 4, Mutumbami 10)
WICKET! Rehman gets another wicket, Panyangara caught in front of the stumps, easy decision. One more wicket for Pakistan to seal a victory. Chatara drives it straight down the ground for four to end the over.
Over 39 - Zim 100/8 (Panyangara 6, Mutumbami 10)
Panyangara drives Ajmal down the ground for a handy four, decent shot from a tail-ender. Then goes back to blocking, Ajmal goes round the wicket and beats the outside edge.
Over 38 - Zim 96/8 (Panyangara 2, Mutumbami 9)
Lunch has been delayed as Pakistan only need two wickets. Mutumbami sweeps and gets another boundary, good shot from him. Just the boundary from the over, Pakistan need 2 wickets to win.
Over 37 - Zim 92/8 (Panyangara 2, Mutumbami 5)
Ajmal to Panyangara, a couple of runs from the last ball as Panyangara blocks most of the over out.
Over 36 - Zim 90/8 (Panyangara 0, Mutumbami 5)
Panyangara is the new batsman, coming ahead of Chatara. Rehman continues, and ends another maiden.
Over 35 - Zim 90/8 (, Mutumbami 5)
Ajmal continues, a single from the first ball to Mutumbami. WICKET! Utseya falls, Ajmal pitches it outside the off stump, spinning into Utseya who goes for the cut shot only to chop it back on to his stumps. Shingi Masakadza comes out to bat, with a few minutes to go for lunch. WICKET! A double strike from Ajmal, Shingi Masakadza is caught in front of the stumps lbw, easy decision for the umpire. Zimbabwe 8 wickets down.
Over 34 - Zim 89/6 (Utseya 0, Mutumbami 4)
Chigumbura edges it past the first slip for four to third man. Rehman continues as Ajmal joins him in the spin attack. WICKET! Easy catch to first slip. Chigumbura falls after playing a quick knock, edges it to Hafeez who makes no mistake. Zimbabwe six down and Utseya comes out to bat. End of another successful over for Rehman.
Over 33 - Zim 85/5 (Chigumbura 24, Mutumbami 4)
Ajmal comes back into the attack before lunch. Chigumbura takes a single, Mutumbami faces Ajmal. Uneven bounce for Ajmal, the straighter one rises up and into the batsman. Another sweep, this time Mutumbami finds the boundary. Five runs from the over.
Over 32 - Zim 80/5 (Chigumbura 23, Mutumbami 0)
Rehman to continue, three good balls to Mutumbami who blocks and leaves. Then he goes for the sweep and hits the short leg fielder. Azhar Ali hit and is in pain, but recovers and smiles all around. After 32 overs, ZImbabwe 80 for 5.
Over 31 - Zim 80/5 (Chigumbura 23, Mutumbami 0)
Another cracking shot from Chigumbura through the covers for four. Ali responds with a couple of well pitched balls and then a good bouncer. Chigumbura swings and top edges it over the keeper for four, a bit lucky but he is attacking the bowling. After 31 overs Zimbabwe 80 for 5.
Over 30 - Zim 72/5 (Chigumbura 15, Mutumbami 0)
Chigumbura looking to attack, comes down the ground and punches it through the leg side for four. A quick single to midwicket to end the over.
Over 29 - Zim 67/5 (Chigumbura 10, Mutumbami 0)
Ali continues, Chigumbura inside edges it to square leg. Four, Ali is not as effective as Junaid, Chigumbura rocks back and pushes it through the covers for four. Junaid is warming up, another short burst for him before lunch should be on the card. Chigumbura hits it to point who misfields it they run two, then he punches it through the covers for three runs to end the over.
Over 28 - Zim 58/5 (Chigumbura 1, Mutumbami 0)
WICKET! Raza falls, caught at short leg. Good ball from Rehman, Raza pushes at it to give an easy catch to Azhar Ali. Just when he was looking confident, Rehman gets him out. End of another successful over for Pakistan, a wicket maiden for Rehman.
Over 27 - Zim 58/4 (Chigumbura 1, Raza 24)
Ali continues, Raza plays it on the up between slips and gully for four to third man. Raza plays it on the leg side for a couple of runs. Another quick single to Raza, he is playing well and approaching this chase with the right attitude.
Over 26 - Zim 51/4 (Chigumbura 1, Raza 17)
Rehman continues, a shout for lbw from the last ball, umpire gives it not out. A maiden from Rehman.
Over 25 - Zim 51/4 (Chigumbura 1, Raza 17)
Ali continues, after taking a good catch in the last over to get rid of Waller. Raza pushes it past short cover for a single. Good ball from Ali, swings it away from Raza who edges it as it flies to the keeper who drops a simple catch.. Zimbabwe 51 for 4 after 21 overs.
Over 24 - Zim 49/4 (Chigumbura 0, Raza 16)
After the drinks break, Abdur Rehman comes into the attack. Waller plays it confidently down the ground for four, good shot against the spin. WICKET! The change in spin does the trick for Pakistan. Waller sweeps it to short fine leg, Rahat Ali takes a good catch. Zimbabwe in trouble at 49 for 4. Elton Chigumbura comes out to bat. Good over from Rehman.
Over 23 - Zim 45/3 (Waller 13, Raza 16)
Rahat Ali replaces Junaid Khan. Waller plays it to point for a single, Rehman makes a handy stop to save a few runs. Raza pushes it through slips and gully for a couple of runs. Ali needs to maintain the pressure that Junaid created. Raza pushes it in front of cover for two more. Good over for Zimbabwe.
Over 22 - Zim 40/3 (Waller 12, Raza 12)
Raza pushes it to point, no run. Rahat Ali is warming up. Ajmal goes around the wicket mid-over. End of a maiden from Ajmal.
Over 21 - Zim 40/3 (Waller 12, Raza 12)
Raza guides it to fine leg for a single. A rare boundary for Zimbabwe, Waller plays it straight past the bowler and down the ground. A single to Waller through extra cover. Raza blocks a ball to short mid off and it is called a no ball. Raza gets a single off the next ball to bring Waller on strike. Good over for Zimbabwe, eight runs from it.
Over 20 - Zim 32/3 (Waller 7, Raza 10)
Ajmal continues, he will help the over rate too. Another shout for lbw against Waller this time, given not out. Umpire thinks it was spinning too much and going down leg. End of the 20th over, Zimbabwe 32 for 3.
Over 19 - Zim 32/3 (Waller 7, Raza 10)
Edged and falls shot of first slip. Good bowling again from Khan, Waller almost edges it to slip. A single to Waller through the off side, then Raza ducks out of the way of another bouncer. A big shout for lbw against Raza, umpire gives it not out. Replays show it may have been high and going over the stumps.
Over 18 - Zim 31/3 (Waller 6, Raza 10)
Ajmal continues, Waller gets a single to short fine leg. Raza plays out the rest of the over, just a single from it.
Over 17 - Zim 30/3 (Waller 5, Raza 10)
Waller takes a single from the first ball, followed by another play and miss from Raza. Khan really putting a lot of effort into this spell and getting good results from the pitch. Just the single from the over, Zimbabwe survive another brilliant over from Khan.
Over 16 - Zim 29/3 (Waller 4, Raza 10)
Ajmal continues, Misbah changing his field getting the right people in the right places. Waller plays it square on the leg side, thinks about a single but then sends Raza back. Waller pushes it square again for a single this time. Good over again from Pakistan.
Over 15 - Zim 27/3 (Waller 3, Raza 9)
Raza takes a single, guides a length ball through cover. Another play and miss for Waller, Junaid probing away at the batsmen. Just a single from the over.
Over 14 - Zim 26/3 (Waller 3, Raza 8)
Ajmal drifts down leg and Waller plays it to square leg for a single. Raza takes a single, making it two form the over.
Over 13 - Zim 24/3 (Waller 2, Raza 7)
A bouncer to Raza, Khan bowls another short one but this one does not bounce as much. Slightly awkward bounce, Raza plays and misses. Khan ends another good over, a maiden to Raza.
Over 12 - Zim 24/3 (Waller 2, Raza 7)
Ajmal starts his 4th over, Raza on strike. Raza edges it past first slip down to third man and they get three, good work on the boundary. Waller covers the spin and plays a couple of balls to midwicket. End of the over, Zim 24 for 3.
Over 11 - Zim 21/3 (Waller 2, Raza 4)
Junaid Khan is bowling very well, he set up Masakadza perfectly last over, angling the ball into him. WICKET! Sibanda is caught on the stumps, Khan bringing the ball into him, after taking a few away. Another great example of clever seam bowling. Sibanda goes, Pakistan 3 down now for 19 runs. Waller comes out to bat, Junaid Khan on a roll here. Fires it in to Waller, and just goes past the outside edge. Waller then flicks it to square leg for a couple of runs. Another great ball to Waller, slightly shorter in length and Waller ducks out of the way.
Over 10 - Zim 19/2 (Sibanda 6, Raza 4)
Ajmal will continue, Misbah giving the new ball to his best spinner. Sibanda pushes it through miswicket for a single, Raza will face the last ball. Just a single from the over.
Over 9 - Zim 18/2 (Sibanda 5, Raza 4)
Junaid Khan starts the day from the other end. WICKET! Khan gets the first wicket of the day, Zimbabwean captain edges it to the gully fielder who takes a good high catch. Hamilton Masakadza departs, Raza comes out to bat, Junaid Khan is bowling well, Raza edges it through the slips for four to end the over.
Over 8 - Zim 14/1 (Sibanda 5, H Masakadza 1)
Ajmal will finish his over, it was stumps when he got Mawoyo out on the third ball. Hamilton Masakadza is the new batsmen. One run from the over.
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary on the fifth and final day of the first Test - in a two-match series - between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at the Harare Sports Club.
- 3rd - 7th Sep 2013
- Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Harare Sports Club
- S J Davis, R Martinesz
- TV Umpire
- T J Matibiri
- Match Referee
- J Srinath
- Reserve Umpire
- O Chirombe
zimbabwe BATTING CARD
|T.M.K. Mawoyo||lbw Ajmal||2|
|V. Sibanda||lbw Khan||6|
|H. Masakadza||c Ali b Khan||1|
|S.R. Butt||c Ali b Rehman||24|
|M. Waller||c Ali b Rehman||17|
|E. Chigumbura||c Hafeez b Rehman||28|
|R. Mutumbami||Not out||16|
|P. Utseya||b Ajmal||0|
|S.W. Masakadza||lbw Ajmal||0|
|T. Panyangara||lbw Rehman||6|
|T.L. Chatara||lbw Ajmal||13|
|Extras||1nb, 1b, 5lb||7|
|Total||All Out, 46.4 Overs||120|