Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI

Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe
ODI Series
             Match Basics
3rd ODI:  Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe
Date: 16th July, 2018
Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Umpires: Russell Tiffin, Ian Gould
Toss won by: Zimbabwe, elected to bat first
 Scorecard Summary
Zimbabwe’s Innings: 67 all out (25.1 Overs, RR: 2.66)
Batting: Chibhabha 16 off 28 balls
Bowling: Junaid Khan 2/7 in 5 overs, Faheem Ashraf 5/22 in 8.1 overs, Yasir Shah 1/10 in 7 overs, Shadab Khan 1/6 in 1 over, Usman Khan 1/19 in 4 overs.

Target: 68 from 50 overs.
Pakistan’s Innings: 69/1 (9.5 Overs, RR: 7.01)
Batting: Fakhar Zaman 43 off 24 balls, Babar Azam 19 off 34 balls
Bowling: Muzarbani 1/43 in 5 overs
Result: Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 241 balls remaining)

Man of the Match: Faheem Ashraf
Highlights & Analysis
Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe: 1st Innings

  • Having already won the first two matches of this ODI series, Pakistan aimed to win this match and seal the series.
  • On the other hand, it was a do or die match for Zimbabwe as they had to win at all costs to keep the series alive.
  • The pitch appeared to be a true surface and there was going to be plenty of bounce and carry. It was going to assist both bowlers and batsmen so the toss really did not matter.
  • Nevertheless, Zimbabwe won the toss yet again and Masakadza chose to bat again.

  • Chibhabha and Masvaure opened the batting for Zimbabwe. For Pakistan, the new ball was shared between Junaid Khan and Usman Khan.

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  • After surviving the first over, Masvaure departed off Usman Khan’s bowling as Pakistan got their early breakthrough.

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  • Masakadza joined Chibhabha. The pair added 15 runs to the total after which Junaid Khan claimed the wicket of Masakadza.

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  • Musakanda joined Chibhabha. Pakistan continued with its pacers and Junaid Khan struck again, this time taking the wicket of Musakanda.

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  • Moor joined Chibhabha and Faheem Ashraf was introduced into the attack.
  • The all-rounder struck straightaway as he got the wicket of Moor. At this point, Zimbabwe were 4 wickets down for 29 runs.

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  • Murray joined Chibhabha. Yasir Shah was introduced into the attack from the other end.
  • The leg spinner added extra pressure and Faheem Ashraf struck in his 2nd over to claim the wicket of Chibhabha.

  • Chigumbura joined Murray. This partnership also survived for one over as Faheem struck for the third time in a row to claim the wicket of Chigumbura.
  • Chisoro joined Murray but he departed in the very next over to Yasir Shah who got his first wicket of the match.
  • Masakadza joined Murray. The pair added 11 runs after which Faheem got the wicket to Murray.

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  • Muzarbani joined Masakadza. The pair stood on the crease for 6 overs and forced a change from Pakistan as Shadab was introduced into the attack.
  • The leg spinner struck straightaway after which Faheem Ashraf returned to take the last wicket of Zimbabwe and bowl them out on 67 runs.
  • This was Zimbabwe’s lowest total against Pakistan.

Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe: 2nd Innings

  • With only 67 runs required to win this match, Pakistani openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq walked out to bat.
  • For Zimbabwe, the new ball was shared between Muzarbani and Ngrava.
  • Muzarbani struck on the very first ball as Imam ul Haq bagged a golden duck and Zimbabwe got their dream start of the match.

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  • After this point, no wicket fell as Fakhar Zaman blasted through the Zimbabwe bowlers, well supported by Babar Azam as Paksitan won the match by 9 wickets.

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  • With this win, Pakistan secured this series and will have nan oppurtunity to test out youngsters in the next two ODI’s.

Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe – 1st ODI: All-Round Pakistan Outclass Zimbabwe

Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe – 2nd ODI: Fakhar, Usman Deliver; Pakistan Win

This is the end of Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI. Join Allsportspk on 20th July for the 4th ODI of Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe.

Pakistan Zimbabwe

Asif Ali

Babar Azam

Faheem Ashraf

Fakhar Zaman

Hasan Ali


Mohammad Amir

Sarfraz Ahmed (Capt.) (Wkt.)

Shadab Khan

Shoaib Malik

Usman Khan

B Muzarabani

BB Chari

CJ Chibhabha

DT Tiripano

H Masakadza (Capt.)

LN Roche

PJ Moor

R Murray (Wkt.)

TK Musakanda

TL Chatara

WP Masakadza

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