January 28, 2008

Pakistan is strong enough for 4th ODI in Faisalabad

The 4th ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will take place in Faisalabad at Iqbal Stadium on 30 January 2008.

Pakistan won the 3rd ODI by 37 runs defeating Zimbabwe in the Mobilink Cup at Multan cricket ground on 27 January, led the five matches series 3-0. Pakistan won the toss and choose batting first, took 272 runs losing 9 wickets in 50 overs. Kamran Hussain, a Pakistani cricketer, made his debut in that match and took 28 runs remaining unbeaten. Shahid Afridi played a more rapid innings taking 85 runs from only 52 balls where had 2 boundaries, 6 over boundaries in that match and selected man of the match. Among others mentionable Misbah-ul-Haq took 44 and Nasir Jamshed 32. Sohail Tanvir and Shoaib Malik bagged 2 wickets every one, and Kamran Hussain, Shahid Afridi took 1 wickets every one.

Zimbabwe started their batting to chase 272 runs but at last they took 235 runs losing 7 wickets in 50 overs. Though Zimbabwe team has defeated 3 respective ODI matches yet they were struggling with their best ability for play well. SC Williams and BRM Taylor were batting well on behalf of Zimbabwe taking 71 and 55 runs respectively. Besides, E Chigumbura collected 42 runs. T Mupariwa bagged highest 4 wickets for giving 46 runs. E Chigumbura, GB Brent, CJ Chibhabha, and SC Williams haul 1 wicket every one.

The fourth ODI of the Mobilink series will be held at Iqbal stadium in Faisalabad on 30 January. Cricinfo