Player of the Match
Player of the Match

1.14pm That is that. Pakistan, the No.1 T20I side, have brushed off the depleted hosts. Kyle Jarvis, who had injured his bowling hand in the first innings, will not bat. The injury occured in the 14th over of the innings, when Fakhar Zaman hoicked a delivery from Ryan Burl into the leg side. Sprinting around the boundary from wide long-on, Jarvis dived to his right attempting to hold onto a low catch. The difficult chance was spilled, and it was immediately apparent that Jarvis had suffered an injury when he collapsed in pain and signalled to the team physio, who rushed onto the field. Jarvis was taken to hospital and X-rayed for a suspected broken bone in his right thumb. Mind you, Zimbabwe are already without five frontline players, including Cremer and Raza.

Musakanda, the debutant, provided the lone source of resistance for Zimbabwe in the chase with an eye-catching 43. The inexperienced batting line-up has plenty of work to do if they are to even compete in this tri-series against Pakistan and Australia. All the Pakistan bowlers had a good workout under the Harare sun. Do stick around for the presentations

Hamilton Masakadza, Zimbabwe captain: Only bright point was winning the toss. They had a good Powerplay and put us under pressure. Yeah, I thought we have them 20 runs extra. They guys filled in okay but we lost our way a bit the middle period.

Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: First of all thanks to almighty Allah. The way Zaman, Asif, and Malik did the job for us...It looked like a good batting pitch. The ball did not come on in the first innings, but in the second it came on nicely. Credit goes to the bowlers, especially Usman and Nawaz. Plenty of cricket to be played in the series. Hopefully, we will do well.

Asif Ali is the Player of the Match

Outkast: "Poor Zimbabwe! Well done Pakistan! I agree with you @Thabani. Zimbabwe really don't have much of a choice now but to blood in the youngsters. Mire, Hami and Chigumbura are seniors, but together they simply have to contribute at least 5 overs with the ball: Murray(wk), Kamunhukamwe, Chari, Hami(c), Musakanda, Chigumbura, Mire, Chisoro, Jarvis, Magarira, Muzarabani"

That's a wrap of this game. Many thanks for your warm company and comments. Looking forward to your company tomorrow as well. Until then, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Thilak Ram. Cheers

Mohammad Hafeez to Muzarabani, OUT, Hafeez tosses up another offbreak, starts outside off and breaks back in. Muzarabani aims for a mighty leg-side swipe but the bowler sneaks through his defences and hits the top of middle stump

B Muzarabani b Mohammad Hafeez 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mohammad Hafeez to Nyumbu, 1 run, clipped with the turn to deep square leg
Mohammad Hafeez to Nyumbu, no run, flighted and outside off, dragged to short midwicket
Mohammad Hafeez to Burl, OUT, Hafeez tosses an offbreak up on off stump, Burl shapes for a reverse-sweep but the extra bounce Hafeez generates means the top edge is found. Lobbed to short third man, where Malik takes it with ease

RP Burl c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Hafeez 9 (18m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Jeremy Braund: "RE Hanif: "Par score is 200" Is it? What I love about PSL is the lack of 200+ scores you get in IPL, BBL etc. Over the past 2 or 3 years Pakistani bowlers have become used to regularly defending totals of under 150 - which international batsmen get to chase, of course! Even if international par scores have gone up a little, it's nothing Pakistan can't manage!"

Mohammad Hafeez to Burl, 2 runs, tossed on middle, Burl moves away outside leg and lofts it inside out to the right of long-off


17 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | ZIM: 105/7 (78 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.17, RRR: 26.00)

  • B Muzarabani0 (1b)
  • RP Burl7 (9b)
  • Usman Shinwari3-0-11-2
  • Faheem Ashraf3-0-23-0
Usman Shinwari to Muzarabani, no run, off-stump yorker from round the wicket, jammed out to leg side

Muhammad Arslan: "@Hanif: Despite everything you say that Pakistan needs to cope up with the best teams in the world, remember that Pakistan is No.1 Team and they beat all these best teams to be the best. If you can do that, who cares you need 200+ every game. All you need is the winning formula which definitely Pakistan have at the moment !"

Usman Shinwari to Chisoro, OUT, Usman has Chisoro nicking off. No celebration at all from the bowler. Fuller than a good length, angling in from wide of the crease, then straightening away in the channel. Chisoro, who is rooted to the crease, stabs at the moving ball and hands a catch to Sarfraz

TS Chisoro c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Usman Shinwari 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Usman Shinwari to Burl, 1 run, full and outside off, belted to the long-on fielder off the front foot
Usman Shinwari to Chisoro, 1 run, off-stump yorker, swings in late, dug out
Usman Shinwari to Burl, 1 run, full and wide outside off, Burl, having nipped down the track, slices over backward point

Chisoro joins Burl

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st1CJ ChibhabhaSF Mire
2nd21H MasakadzaSF Mire
3rd35SF MireTK Musakanda
4th7PJ MoorTK Musakanda
5th24E ChigumburaTK Musakanda
6th14RP BurlTK Musakanda
7th3TS ChisoroRP Burl
8th2RP BurlB Muzarabani
9th1J NyumbuB Muzarabani