Zimbabwe shock Pakistan

A sturdy 85 from Hamilton Masakadza and a crucial late cameo from Sean Williams saw Zimbabwe record their first one-day win over Pakistan since 1998.

Chasing 245 in the first one-day international of a three-match series on Tuesday, Masakadza laid the platform before Williams finished the job with an unbeaten 39 from 23 deliveries as Zimbabwe won by seven wickets with 10 balls to spare.
Misbah-ul Haq finished unbeaten on 83 and shared in a 99-run stand for the third wicket with Mohammad Hafeez, who made 70, but with Pakistan’s middle and lower order failing to fire they could only manage 244/7.
It could have been far worse for the tourists had Zimbabwe held their catches - both Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shehzad were put down during an opening partnership of 56, while Hafeez was let off on 10 and 55. Masakadza, who was restored to the top of the Zimbabwean innings for Pakistan’s tour, put on a confident stand of 107 with his opening partner Vusi Sibanda as Pakistan’s bowlers found little assistance in the pitch.
Sibanda was eventually trapped lbw for 54 by Saeed Ajmal, but Brendan Taylor maintained stability with a calm 43 not out as he and Masakadza took Zimbabwe to 176/1 in the 38th over.
Masakadza missed out on a potential century when he slapped an Ajmal delivery straight to short extra cover, and the pressure was back on when Timycen Maruma put in another nervous showing with the bat. Zimbabwe needed a nerveless innings to put them back on track, and Williams provided it as he struck four fours before finishing the game in emphatic fashion when he hit Mohammad Irfan for six over wide long-on.
Pakistan: N. Jamshed c Taylor b Chatara 27, A. Shehzad st Taylor b Utseya 24, M. Hafeez c Maruma b Chatara 70, Misbah-ul-Haq (not out) 83, U. Amin (run out) 1, S. Afridi c Taylor b Vitori 11, H. Sohail c Utseya b Vitori 2, S. Ahmed (run out) 7, S. Ajmal (not out) 3. Extras (7lb, 9w) 16, Total (for 7 wkts in 50 overs) 244.
FoW: 1-56, 2-80, 3-179, 4-184, 5-198, 6-202, 7-223.
Bowling: Panyangara 10-2-38-0, Vitori 10-0-42-2, Chatara 10-2-32-2, Utseya 10-0-60-1, Chigumbura 2-0-11-0, Waller 2-0-19-0, Williams 4-0-18-0, Masakadza 2-0-17-0.
Zimbabwe: H. Masakadza c Misbah-ul-Haq b Saeed Ajmal 85, V. Sibanda lbw b Saeed Ajmal 54, B. Taylor (not out) 43, T. Maruma c Ahmed Shehzad b Junaid Khan 18, S. Williams (not out) 39. Extras (1b, 3lb, 3w) 7, Total (for 3 wkts, in 48.2 overs) 246.
FoW: 1-107, 2-176, 3-201
Bowling: Irfan 9.2-1-45-0, Junaid 9-0-55-1, Ajmal 10-0-44-2, Hafeez 10-0-40-0, Afridi 9-0-51-0, Amin 1-0-7-0.

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