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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st T20I Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st T20I 17 Monday May 2021 145634000000 Pakistan won by 11 runs Cricinfo Commentary updated on 17 Monday May 2021 145634000000 PAK - 149/7 (20) ZIM - 138/7 (20) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 17 Monday May 2021 145634000000 CRR:  6.90 Player of the Match Mohammad Rizwan Scorecard Refresh Commentary Just to reiterate: You take away Rizwan's last over carnage, and this match really could've been Zimbabwe's. But no, that's how cricket goes. Anyway, it's time we wrap up too. Until day after tomorrow, and the same wicket but hopefully better cricket, on behalf of us, ta ta!! Babar Azam | Winning captain : It wasn't a convincing win. The conditions were different and the wicket was two-paced and the batsmen couldn't adjust to it. Hopefully we'll come back well. When you come from bouncy to low bounce wickets you need to adjust, and we need to work on it. Had there been a partnership with Rizwan, the total could have been better. Mohammad Rizwan | MoM : They used the toss and the pitch well. It was difficult for the batsmen to come from bouncy tracks to the slower ones. The conditions in Zimbabwe are such that the ball doesn't come onto the bat. When wickets fall, like for example when Hafeez's wicket fell, I told the batsmen that 150 was a good score on this wicket. Sean Williams | Losing captain : It is inexcusible to drop those many catches against a team like this. They got 20 runs too many, so we need to improve our small disciplines. I thought 130 was a good target to chase. The second partnership was sorely missing in our innings. Craig batted really well with a calf injury. The Pakistanis bowled really well at the death. The wicket played into our favour as well, winning the toss was crucial. We're back to the drawing board now. Tinashe Kamunhukamwe: We didn't manage to get over the rope, but well done to the bowlers, and hopefully on the batting side we can have people who can take the team through. I think we didn't execute our plans from the last over, but until the 19th over we were good, and I think it was a gettable score and hopefully the batsmen can step it up next time. Going into the next game, we can avoid wickets in clusters and groups, and have partnerships, it'll be game on. Looking at our side, we have some young legs and we just have to push for those twos and challenge the fielders, and it's just the running between the wickets that has been quite good. 14:28 Local Time, 12:28 GMT, 17:58 IST: You didn't really expect Zimbabwe to pull this one through, but they really tried hard. And at one stage with Kamunhukamwe and Craig Ervine looking set, they were probably ahead too. But alas, Pakistan's spinners were a little too wily, and the Zimbabwean batting against them clueless. Qadir, despite getting hit in his first over, came back well, produced googly after googly that went unread, and picked up three wickets while he did that. Even Hafeez did a job in those middle-overs, slipping in a few quick ones, and before you knew, the asking rate was already at 12. Jongwe waited for the seamers to come back on, struck a few good ones at the death too, but it was all too little, too alone, too late. Stick around, the presentations are here .. ZIM: 138-7 after 20 overs 19.6 Haris Rauf to W Masakadza, 1 run, again, yorker, duh, squirted away through point, and 1-0 to Pakistan .. 19.5 Haris Rauf to Luke Jongwe, 1 run, top bowling this -- yorker after yorker after yorker. Jongwe has no chance as he clears his front leg, and can merely jam his bat down on it 19.4 Haris Rauf to W Masakadza, 1 run, full, into the legs, and it's only a clip round the corner. It's over .. 19.3 Haris Rauf to Luke Jongwe, 1 run, yorker, tailing back in sharply, and despite Jongwe swinging hard, he can only squeeze it towards point. That should be the game, officially 19.2 Haris Rauf to Luke Jongwe, 2 runs, yorker, jammed straight back down the ground, and once again, before long-on comes around, +2 19.1 Haris Rauf to Luke Jongwe, 2 runs, low full toss on the pads, whipped away into mid-wicket. +2 20 runs | 6 balls . Just to keep it interesting and alive, Jongwe has the strike .. ZIM: 130-7 after 19 overs 18.6 Mohammad Hasnain to W Masakadza, no run, quicker, going across off a back of a length now, beats Masakadza's cut for pace 18.5 Mohammad Hasnain to W Masakadza, no run, short, going across. Masakadza pulls out of his shot in the hope of a wide, but nope, it's legal 18.4 Mohammad Hasnain to Luke Jongwe, 1 run, dropped . Now, now. Jongwe outside-halves this cut, and Haris Rauf messes up a very simple chance at third man 18.3 Mohammad Hasnain to Luke Jongwe, SIX , here's some oxygen .. a full one in the slot, and Jongwe slicing it flat and powerfully over long-off 18.2 Mohammad Hasnain to Luke Jongwe, no run, shorter, wider, slower, foxing Jongwe's attempted upper cut 18.2 Mohammad Hasnain to Luke Jongwe, wide , no run, similar stuff -- a backing away, a swing, a miss and Hasnain going wider outside off. 18.1 Mohammad Hasnain to Luke Jongwe, no run, gives himself room. But Hasnain sees it and goes wider. Yea, swing and a miss Load More Commentary

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st T20I

Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st T20I 17 Monday May 2021 145634000000

Pakistan won by 11 runs

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 17 Monday May 2021 145634000000

PAK - 149/7 (20)
ZIM - 138/7 (20)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 17 Monday May 2021 145634000000
CRR:  6.90

Player of the Match

Commentary

Just to reiterate: You take away Rizwan's last over carnage, and this match really could've been Zimbabwe's. But no, that's how cricket goes. Anyway, it's time we wrap up too. Until day after tomorrow, and the same wicket but hopefully better cricket, on behalf of us, ta ta!!

Babar Azam | Winning captain: It wasn't a convincing win. The conditions were different and the wicket was two-paced and the batsmen couldn't adjust to it. Hopefully we'll come back well. When you come from bouncy to low bounce wickets you need to adjust, and we need to work on it. Had there been a partnership with Rizwan, the total could have been better.

Mohammad Rizwan | MoM: They used the toss and the pitch well. It was difficult for the batsmen to come from bouncy tracks to the slower ones. The conditions in Zimbabwe are such that the ball doesn't come onto the bat. When wickets fall, like for example when Hafeez's wicket fell, I told the batsmen that 150 was a good score on this wicket.

Sean Williams | Losing captain: It is inexcusible to drop those many catches against a team like this. They got 20 runs too many, so we need to improve our small disciplines. I thought 130 was a good target to chase. The second partnership was sorely missing in our innings. Craig batted really well with a calf injury. The Pakistanis bowled really well at the death. The wicket played into our favour as well, winning the toss was crucial. We're back to the drawing board now.

Tinashe Kamunhukamwe: We didn't manage to get over the rope, but well done to the bowlers, and hopefully on the batting side we can have people who can take the team through. I think we didn't execute our plans from the last over, but until the 19th over we were good, and I think it was a gettable score and hopefully the batsmen can step it up next time. Going into the next game, we can avoid wickets in clusters and groups, and have partnerships, it'll be game on. Looking at our side, we have some young legs and we just have to push for those twos and challenge the fielders, and it's just the running between the wickets that has been quite good.

14:28 Local Time, 12:28 GMT, 17:58 IST: You didn't really expect Zimbabwe to pull this one through, but they really tried hard. And at one stage with Kamunhukamwe and Craig Ervine looking set, they were probably ahead too. But alas, Pakistan's spinners were a little too wily, and the Zimbabwean batting against them clueless. Qadir, despite getting hit in his first over, came back well, produced googly after googly that went unread, and picked up three wickets while he did that. Even Hafeez did a job in those middle-overs, slipping in a few quick ones, and before you knew, the asking rate was already at 12. Jongwe waited for the seamers to come back on, struck a few good ones at the death too, but it was all too little, too alone, too late. Stick around, the presentations are here ..

ZIM: 138-7 after 20 overs

19.6 Haris Rauf to W Masakadza, 1 run, again, yorker, duh, squirted away through point, and 1-0 to Pakistan ..

19.5 Haris Rauf to Luke Jongwe, 1 run, top bowling this -- yorker after yorker after yorker. Jongwe has no chance as he clears his front leg, and can merely jam his bat down on it

19.4 Haris Rauf to W Masakadza, 1 run, full, into the legs, and it's only a clip round the corner. It's over ..

19.3 Haris Rauf to Luke Jongwe, 1 run, yorker, tailing back in sharply, and despite Jongwe swinging hard, he can only squeeze it towards point. That should be the game, officially

19.2 Haris Rauf to Luke Jongwe, 2 runs, yorker, jammed straight back down the ground, and once again, before long-on comes around, +2

19.1 Haris Rauf to Luke Jongwe, 2 runs, low full toss on the pads, whipped away into mid-wicket. +2

20 runs | 6 balls . Just to keep it interesting and alive, Jongwe has the strike ..

ZIM: 130-7 after 19 overs

18.6 Mohammad Hasnain to W Masakadza, no run, quicker, going across off a back of a length now, beats Masakadza's cut for pace

18.5 Mohammad Hasnain to W Masakadza, no run, short, going across. Masakadza pulls out of his shot in the hope of a wide, but nope, it's legal

18.4 Mohammad Hasnain to Luke Jongwe, 1 run, dropped. Now, now. Jongwe outside-halves this cut, and Haris Rauf messes up a very simple chance at third man

18.3 Mohammad Hasnain to Luke Jongwe, SIX, here's some oxygen .. a full one in the slot, and Jongwe slicing it flat and powerfully over long-off

18.2 Mohammad Hasnain to Luke Jongwe, no run, shorter, wider, slower, foxing Jongwe's attempted upper cut

18.2 Mohammad Hasnain to Luke Jongwe, wide, no run, similar stuff -- a backing away, a swing, a miss and Hasnain going wider outside off.

18.1 Mohammad Hasnain to Luke Jongwe, no run, gives himself room. But Hasnain sees it and goes wider. Yea, swing and a miss