Asif’s five-wicket haul helps Pakistan to crush Zimbabwe in final ODI

05 Oct, 2015 6:33 pm

HARARE – Bilal Asif took five wickets and made a handy contribution with the bat as Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket victory over Zimbabwe to complete a 2-1 series win on Monday.

The 30-year-old off spinner, in just his second ODI, captured five wickets for 25 runs to help skittle out Zimbabwe for 161 and then contributed 38 runs as an opener.

The visitors passed the target for only the loss of three wickets with 96 balls to spare, with Asad Shafiq (38) and Shoaib Malik (34) unbeaten at the Harare Sports Club.

After Zimbabwe’s opening pair amassed 89 runs, the hosts lost 10 wickets for just 72 runs.

Chamu Chibhabha and Richmond Mutumbami set a solid foundation before Chibhabha spooned an easy catch back to the bowler. It sparked a quick slide, even though Asif took some time to get into his stride, taking his first wicket in his fifth over but then proceeding to send the home batsmen back to the pavilion at regular intervals.

Mutumbami was the seventh wicket to fall for a career best 67 but by then Zimbabwe were already in dire straits as the spinners reeked havoc.


Left-armer Imad Wasim also grabbed three wickets.

Pakistan completed their run chase in 34 overs.

SCOREBOARD

Zimbabwe Innings         
C. Chibhabha                  c&b Asif                  48  
R. Mutumbami                  c S. Ahmed b Irfan        67  
B. Chari                      lbw b Wasim               4   
S. Williams                   c&b Asif                  5   
E. Chigumbura                 b Asif                    0   
S. Raza                       b Asif                    2   
T. Mutombodzi                 b Asif                    4   
M. Waller                     c Hafeez b Wasim          8   
L. Jongwe                     not out                   16  
T. Panyangara                 lbw b Wasim               0   
J. Nyumbu                     c Rizwan b Malik          4   
Extras                        (w-3)                     3   
Total                         (all out, 38.5 overs)     161 
Fall of wickets: 1-89 C. Chibhabha,2-100 B. Chari,3-111 S. Williams,4-111 E. Chigumbura,5-121 S. Raza,6-127 T. Mutombodzi,7-133 R. Mutumbami,8-144 M. Waller,9-144 T. Panyangara,10-161 J. Nyumbu
Bowling                  
M. Irfan                      8 - 0 - 43 - 1(w-1)           
A. Yamin                      6 - 0 - 29 - 0                
W. Riaz                       6 - 0 - 24 - 0(w-1)           
I. Wasim                      8 - 1 - 36 - 3(w-1)           
B. Asif                       10 - 1 - 25 - 5               
S. Malik                      0.5 - 0 - 4 - 1               
Pakistan Innings         
A. Shehzad                    st Chari b Williams       32  
B. Asif                       c Mutombodzi b Nyumbu     38  
M. Hafeez                     c Chari b Panyangara      13  
A. Shafiq                     not out                   38  
S. Malik                      not out                   34  
Extras                        (lb-2 w-5)                7   
Total                         (for 3 wickets, 34 overs) 162 
Fall of wickets: 1-58 B. Asif,2-74 M. Hafeez,3-104 A. Shehzad
Did not bat: S. Ahmed, M. Rizwan, I. Wasim, A. Yamin, W. Riaz, M. Irfan
Bowling                  
T. Panyangara                 7 - 0 - 22 - 1(w-2)           
L. Jongwe                     7 - 0 - 42 - 0                
S. Williams                   10 - 1 - 29 - 1(w-1)          
J. Nyumbu                     4 - 0 - 33 - 1(w-2)           
T. Mutombodzi                 3 - 0 - 21 - 0                
M. Waller                     2 - 0 - 11 - 0                
S. Raza                       1 - 0 - 2 - 0                 
Referees                 
Umpire: Jeremiah Matibiri                                   
Umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge                               
TV umpire: Russell Tiffin                                   
Match referee: David Jukes                                  
Result: Pakistan won by 7 wickets.–Reuters



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