The 2nd ODI between Pakistan VS Zimbabwe is today 29 August 2013 at Harare. Watch live streaming of the whole match only at ISCPak. After winning the 1st ODI match with a crushing victory Zimbabwe aim to take over the series from Pakistan by winning this match.
Match Starts At:
07:30 AM (GMT)
12:30 PM (PKT)
Pakistan’s bowling lacked incisiveness on a pitch that flattened out later in the day, so they could consider bringing in Abdur Rehman in place of a batsman.
Pakistan (possible) 1 Nasir Jamshed, 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), 5 Umar Amin, 6 Shahid Afridi, 7 Haris Sohail/Abdur Rehman, 8 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 9 Saeed Ajmal, 10 Junaid Khan, 11 Mohammad Irfan
Zimbabwe are unlikely to disturb the team combination that won them a historic match.
Zimbabwe (possible): 1 Vusi Sibanda, 2 Hamilton Masakadza, 3 Brendan Taylor (capt & wk), 4 Timycen Maruma , 5 Malcolm Waller, 6 Sean Williams, 7 Elton Chigumbura, 8 Tendai Chatara, 9 Prosper Utseya, 10 Brian Vitori, 11 Tinashe Panyangara
Look Out For:
Zimbabwe’s openers, Hamilton Masakadza and Vusi Sibanda, have been batting together since their school days and that familiarity with each other helped them focus during their century partnership on Tuesday. Masakadza later said that they talked about how their stand was going to be critical for the team’s chances in the chase. The two negated Pakistan’s bowlers with ease and that opening stand will again be crucial to Zimbabwe’s chances.
It wasn’t long ago that Shahid Afridi, on his comeback trail, ripped through West Indies with bat and ball. Since that explosive performance, Afridi has gone into a shell. He hardly caused a flutter with the bat in the first ODI when the team needed some late push, while his bowling lacked zip and he was taken for easy runs. Pakistan would hope the allrounder doesn’t wait to fire till his place in the side is in doubt again.
Stats and Facts:
- Eleven times in the last 10 years, Zimbabwe openers have registered century stands. Eight of those have involved either Hamilton Masakadza or Vusi Sibanda.
- If Shahid Afridi’s epic show against West Indies is taken out, he has 163 runs and three wickets from 10 matches this year.