Cricket

Dust storm halts Pakistan-Zim match

2015-05-31 19:13
(Aamir Qureshi, AFP)

Lahore - A heavy dust storm and a power failure stopped play in the third and final day-night international match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday.

Zimbabwe were 62-0 after eight overs and chasing a target of 297 set by Pakistan, who won the toss and decided to bat.

Pakistan lead the three-match series 2-0 after winning the first two matches by 41 runs and six wickets.

Pakistan made 296-9 with 80 from Mohammad Hafeez and 54 from debutant Babar Azam.

The scoreboard after Pakistan's innings:

Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Raza 80

Azhar Ali run out 46

Asad Shafiq c Williams b Raza 16

Babar Azam b Mpofu 54

Shoaib Malik run out 3

Sarfraz Ahmed c Williams b Raza 25

Hammad Azam b Cremer 4

Anwer Ali not out 38

Wahab Riaz c Mutumbami b Mpofu 13

Yasir Shah run out 0

Junaid Khan not out 5

Extras: (lb4, nb 1, w7) 12

Total: (for nine wkts; 50 overs) 296

Fall of wickets: 1-115 (Ali), 2-134 (Hafeez), 3-151 (Shafiq), 4-158 (Malik), 5-196 (Ahmed), 6-211 (Azam), 7-256 (Babar), 8-284 (Riaz), 9-288 (Shah)

Bowling: Mpofu 6-0-50-2 (1w), Panyangara 8-0-47-0 (1nb), Chibhabha 4-0-23-0 (1w), Cremer 10-0-56-1, Masakadza 2-0-15-0, Williams 10-0-42-0 (1w), Raza 10-0-59-3 (4w)

Zimbabwe: V. Sibanda, C. Chibhabha, H. Masakadza, Sikander Raza, S. Williams, C. Coventry, R. Mutumbami, R. Kaia, G. Cremer, T. Panyangara, C. Mpofu

Toss: Pakistan

Umpires: Ahsan Raza (PAK) and Russell Tiffin (ZIM)

Tv umpire: Ahmed Shahab (PAK)

Match referee: Azhar Khan (PAK).

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