BY | August 31, 2013

Pakistan innings
Nasir Jamshed     c †Taylor b Chatara     38
Ahmed Shehzad     c Sikandar Raza b H Masakadza     54
Mohammad Hafeez     not out     26
Misbah-ul-Haq*     c Sikandar Raza b SW Masakadza     67
Umar Amin     c & b Utseya     33
Shahid Afridi     c †Taylor b Chatara     7
Sarfraz Ahmed†     c †Taylor b Chatara     22
Abdur Rehman     not out     0
Extras     (lb 2, w 11)     13

Total     (6 wickets; 50 overs; 224 mins)     260    

Update: Misbah Sarfaraz on attack, Misbah playing at 60, Sarfaraz at 14, Pakistsn 227 for 4

Update: Afridi flops again, throws away his wicket cheaply for merely 7 runs

Update: Boom boom Afridi comes, rather amazing combination of tuck tuck and boom, boom

Update: Amin goes back to pavillion at 33 runs, Pakistan 171/3

Pakistanvs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI

Pakistan 160/2 (38.5 ov)

Pakistan innings
Nasir Jamshed     c †Taylor b Chatara     38
Ahmed Shehzad     c Sikandar Raza b H Masakadza     54
Mohammad Hafeez     retired hurt     12
Misbah-ul-Haq*     not out     22
Umar Amin     not out     25
Extras     (lb 2, w 7)     9

Total     (2 wickets; 38.5 overs)     160     (4.12 runs per over)

Pakistani team is the most unpredictable side in the game called cricket. They can beat South Africa and England comprehensibly on one fine day but on the other day they can be beaten by even Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. The way they have played in the one day tournament in Zimbabwe – certainly not a great team to compete with – seems to be horrible. The hosts won the first match very comprehensively beating the visiting side by seven wickets.

An Indian team devoid of their top batsmen and bowlers including Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had beaten the same Zimbabwean team in every format of the game without any hiccups and Pakistani fans were expecting the same from their team. But their inconsistency has cost them their first match here.

The way they batted and bowled seems very amazing. And this was the result of the lax attitude of Pakistani cricketers who allowed a very week team like Zimbabwe to take the lead and threaten a low for Pakistani side that their fans had never anticipated in their wildest dream. They batted, bowled and fielded better than the visiting side who despite their world class players flopped comprehensively to give the host a lead in a series that threatens to go either way.

The way Zimbabwe played in the first one day international against Pakistan was superb as their batting and bowling was better than many can expect from them. Many Pakistani fans expect this to be a wakeup call for their side and they are sure that they will win the decider hands down.

Both the teams are expected to go with the same old teams and expect the miracle.

Team Zimbabwe
Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Timycen Maruma/Sikandar Raza , Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chatara, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Tinashe Panyangara

Pakistani Team
Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Amin, Shahid Afridi, Abdur Rehman, Sarfraz Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan


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