Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 1st ODI: Score, Highlights, Commentary and Status


Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 26 runs: Wahab Riaz and Shaheen Afridi share 9 wickets between them and blow away Zimbabwe. What a valiant effort from the latter. Congratulations all around in the Pakistan dressing room. But there is a lot for Zimbabwe to take from this game as well.

  • Winning Team


  • Man of the match

    Brendan Taylor

  • Won by

    26 runs

  • Match No.

    1st ODI

  • Venue

    Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

  • Series

    Zimbabwe in Pakistan, 3 ODI Series, 2020

Batting R B 4s 6s S/R
rund out (Sikandar Raza)
58 75 6 0 77.33
Abid Ali
b Carl Mumba
21 30 5 0 70.00
Babar Azam
c Brendan Taylor (W) b Blessing Muzarabani
19 18 3 0 105.56
Haris Sohail
c Brendan Taylor (W) b Sikandar Raza
71 82 6 2 86.59
Mohammad Rizwan
b Tendai Chisoro
14 29 0 0 48.28
Iftikhar Ahmed
c Brendan Taylor (W) b Tendai Chisoro
12 14 0 1 85.71
Faheem Ashraf
c Craig Ervine b Blessing Muzarabani
23 16 3 0 143.75
Imad Wasim *
not out
34 26 1 2 130.77
Wahab Riaz
rund out (Richard Ngarava)
8 6 1 0 133.33
Shaheen Afridi *
not out
8 5 1 0 160.00
Extras 13 (W 11,LB 1,NB 1)
Total runs 281 (8 wkts, 50.0 ov)
Yet to bat

Haris Rauf
Fall of wickets

47/1 (Abid Ali, 11 ov) – 89/2 (Babar Azam, 17.2 ov) – 119/3 (Imam-ul-Haq, 25.5 ov) – 161/4 (Mohammad Rizwan, 36.1 ov) – 194/5 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 40.3 ov) – 205/6 (Haris Sohail, 41.3 ov) – 247/7 (Faheem Ashraf, 46.1 ov) – 257/8 (Wahab Riaz, 47.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Richard Ngarava 10.0 0 49 0 4.90
Carl Mumba 8.0 0 69 1 8.63
Blessing Muzarabani 9.0 0 39 2 4.33
Chamu Chibhabha 2.0 0 16 0 8.00
Wesley Madhevere 7.0 0 31 0 4.43
Sikandar Raza 9.0 0 45 1 5.00
Tendai Chisoro 5.0 0 31 2 6.20
Batting R B 4s 6s S/R
Brian Chari
b Shaheen Afridi
2 3 0 0 66.67
Chamu Chibhabha
b Shaheen Afridi
13 13 3 0 100.00
Craig Ervine
c Haris Rauf b Imad Wasim
41 68 6 0 60.29
Brendan Taylor
c Wahab Riaz b Shaheen Afridi
112 117 11 3 95.73
Sean Williams
c Mohammad Rizwan (W) b Wahab Riaz
4 14 0 0 28.57
Wesley Madhevere
b Wahab Riaz
55 61 7 0 90.16
Sikandar Raza
b Wahab Riaz
8 7 1 0 114.29
Tendai Chisoro
b Shaheen Afridi
5 6 1 0 83.33
Carl Mumba
c Wahab Riaz b Shaheen Afridi
1 3 0 0 33.33
Richard Ngarava *
not out
0 0 0 0 0.00
Blessing Muzarabani
b Wahab Riaz
5 6 1 0 83.33
Extras 9 (W 7,LB 2)
Total runs 255 (10 wkts, 49.4 ov)
Fall of wickets

2/1 (Brian Chari, 0.3 ov) – 28/2 (Chamu Chibhabha, 4.4 ov) – 99/3 (Craig Ervine, 22 ov) – 115/4 (Sean Williams, 26.4 ov) – 234/5 (Wesley Madhevere, 45.2 ov) – 240/6 (Brendan Taylor, 46.5 ov) – 245/7 (Sikandar Raza, 47.2 ov) – 246/8 (Carl Mumba, 48.1 ov) – 250/9 (Tendai Chisoro, 48.4 ov) – 255/10 (Blessing Muzarabani, 49.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Shaheen Afridi 10.0 0 49 5 4.90
Haris Rauf 10.0 1 57 0 5.70
Faheem Ashraf 10.0 1 57 0 5.70
Wahab Riaz 9.4 0 41 4 4.36
Imad Wasim 10.0 0 49 1 4.90

Pakistan (281/8)

Imam-ul-Haq (58/75): Sikandar Raza to Imam-ul-Haq, OUT! RUN OUT! Phew, a decision finally! Imam-ul-Haq has been declared out. Haris Sohail was in by half an inch, more than Imam and hence the latter has to depart. Full and outside off, Imam nudges that to short third man. There was no single there but his partner, Haris Sohail, took off for a run. Imam was ball watching and barely responded to the call. He neither said yes nor no. Haris meanwhile steams intowards the striker’s end. Imam was outside of his crease a hint, he dives to try to get back in. The throw comes to the keeper who relays it back to the bowler. A simple run-out at the bowler’s end. Now, the question is who’s out – Imam or Sohail? Multilple angles are in, multiple times checked. Finally, the umpire deems that Sohail got inside the crease first and Imam later, the latter out!

Abid Ali (21/30): Carl Mumba to Abid Ali, OUT! LBW! Mumba strikes. Zimbabwe gets the breakthrough. Good length ball on middle and leg, Abid looks to play at it but misses to get hit on the pads. Zimbabwe appeal for a LBW and the umpire raises his finger. Abid thinks for a review but then walks back in the end.

Babar Azam (19/18): Blessing Muzarabani to Babar Azam, OUT! CAUGHT! Muzarabani did not get the new ball but he still manages to snare a wicket. Big wicket, that of Babar Azam. Fullish ball outside off, inviting the drive on the up. Azam is tempted and falls for the trap. Ends up getting an outside edge to the keeper, Brendan Taylor, who takes it easily.

Haris Sohail (71/82): Sikandar Raza to Haris Sohail, OUT! CAUGHT! Sikandar Raza gets his 1st wicket. It is the big one, of Haris Sohail. Flatter ball outside off, Haris Sohail rocks back and looks to cut but ends up getting an outside edge. Brendan Taylor, the keeper, fumbles but manages to hold onto it. Very faint tickle.

Mohammad Rizwan (14/29): Tendai Chisoro to Mohammad Rizwan, OUT! TIMBER! Chisoro gets the breakthrough. Rizwan’s struggle ends here. Flatter ball just outside off, Rizwan sits down for a massive slog but he plays down the wrong line. He ends up dragging the ball onto the stumps off the inside edge.

Iftikhar Ahmed (12/14): Tendai Chisoro to Iftikhar Ahmed, OUT! TAKEN! Chisoro gets another one. Not the kind of start Pakistan wanted in this Powerplay 3. Flatter and just outside off, Ifthikhar looks to cut by going back but he manages just a faint ouside edge. Taylor who had put down a chance earlier makes no mistake this time around.

Faheem Ashraf (23/16): Blessing Muzarabani to Faheem Ashraf, OUT! CAUGHT! Faheem holes out! A fine catch at long off. Full and outside off, Faheem looks to launch it over long off but he gets more height than distance. Ervine at long off settles under it and takes a good catch near the ropes. It almost eluded him but he kept his eyes on the ball and does really well to hold onto it.

Wahab Riaz (8/6): Richard Ngarava to Wahab Riaz, OUT! RUN OUT! Superb piece of work from Taylor. Another confusion between the two batsman and another disastrous dismissal for them. Full ball outside off, Riaz looks to drill it over towards the cover fielder.¬†They go for the single but Imad suddenly sends him back. The throw comes at the bowler’s end. Both the batters are almost at that end. Riaz backtracks and hares to his end as the bowler misses his shy at the stumps. But, the keeper, Taylor collects the balls and takes the bails off with a gently underarm throw. The third umpire has been called for. Replays roll in and it shows that Riaz is short. Terrific work from Taylor.

Imad Wasim* (34/26) and Shaheen Afridi* (8/5): Richard Ngarava to Shaheen Afridi, Yes, he can! Superb last over. Short and outside off, Shaheen looks to pull but misses. Pakistan finish with 281/8.

Zimbabwe (255/10)

Brian Chari (2/3): Shaheen Afridi to Brian Chari, OUT! TIMBER! Shaheen Afridi strikes with the new ball. Chari’s stay at the crease is very shortlived. Full and swinging in to middle, Chari looks to have a poke at it but misses due to the swing and the stumps behind are shattered.

Chamu Chibhabha (13/13): Shaheen Afridi to Chamu Chibhabha, OUT! BOWLED! Inside edge but that does not matter. Chamu Chibhabha, the skipper, is gone for 13. Full and around off, Chamu’s eyes lit up on seeing the fuller length, he goes for the drive, but gets an inside edge. Unlucikly for him, it goes onto hit the stumps. Some days they go to the fine leg boundary. This was not such a day.

Craig Ervine (41/68): Imad Wasim to Craig Ervine, OUT! TAKEN! Imad Wasim gets the breakthrough for his side. Finally, the partnership is broken. Craig Ervine normally plays the reverse sweep well, but not this time. Tossed up around off, he goes for the reverse sweep, gets it uppishly, but just to the left of short third man. Haris Rauf moves there and takes it with ease. 183 runs needed in 168 balls for Zimbabwe still.

Brendan Taylor (112/117): Shaheen Afridi to Brendan Taylor, OUT! TAKEN! Taylor falls. A massive, massive moment in the game. The asking rate was getting big and Taylor had to go. A full ball just outside off, Taylor looks to launch it over the off side but the ball hits the toe end and balloons towards mid off. Wahab there settles under it and takes it easily. A top knock from Taylor comes to an end. He would’ve loved to take the team home but has perished. 42 needed in 19 balls.

Sean Williams (4/14): Wahab Riaz to Sean Williams, OUT! TAKEN! Sean Williams goes after making just 4. Wahab Riaz gets the breakthrough for Pakistan. Good catch from Rizwan as well. Length ball outside off, takes Williams by surprise as he was anticipating a fuller one. Gets the outside edge and goes just over Rizwan’s head, who jumps and takes it cleanly. 167 runs needed in 140 balls for Zimbabwe still.

Wesley Madhevere (55/61): Wahab Riaz to Wesley Madhevere, OUT! TIMBER! Wahab strikes! Pakistan will hope that this opens the floodgates for them. Shortish ball on off and middle, Madhevere looks to pull but he is a bit early in the shot. He misses and the ball sneaks below his bat to disturb the stumps. 48 runs needed in 28 balls still for the visitors.

Sikandar Raza (8/7): Wahab Riaz to Sikandar Raza, OUT! Knocks him over! Wahab gets another one. Raza goes now and the hopes of Zimbabwe takes a massive dive. Change of pace from Wahab. It is on a good length and on middle, Raza looks to defend but is beaten for pace. He misses and the ball does not. It rattles the stumps behind.

Tendai Chisoro (5/6): Shaheen Afridi to Tendai Chisoro, OUT! TIMBER! FIFER FOR AFRIDI! A terrific yorker and Chisoro has no answer. Full, fast and straight. You miss, I hit delivery from Afridi. Chisoro backs away again but this time fails to make any connection. The off pole takes the beating.

Carl Mumba (1/3): Shaheen Afridi to Carl Mumba, OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust and Shaheen gets his 4th. Zimbabwe are falling apart here. Mumba is the latest one to depart. Wahab Riaz with a fine catch. Full and outside off, Mumba looks to launch it over mid off but mistimes it. It is just over Wahab at mid off. He does well to take a couple of steps behind and hold onto the catch.

Blessing Muzarabani (5/6): Wahab Riaz to Blessing Muzarabani, OUT! BOWLED! Wahab finishes things in style! Execution of fast yorker from these two Pakistani bowlers. This time it is Riaz. A near-perfect yorker. Muzarabani fails to dig out and the stumps behind are shattered. Pakistan win by 26 runs.

Richard Ngarava* (0/0): Wahab Riaz to Blessing Muzarabani, OUT! BOWLED! Wahab finishes things in style! Execution of fast yorker from these two Pakistani bowlers. This time it is Riaz. A near-perfect yorker. Muzarabani fails to dig out and the stumps behind are shattered. Pakistan win by 26 runs.