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Michael Emons, Marc Higginson and James Gheerbrant

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  1. Goodbye

    So what a morning of cricket it has been. Hope you enjoyed it all. Well, maybe England fans didn't enjoy it very much. So all that is left is for me to point you in the direction of a few things on our site.

    The England v New Zealand report, analysis from BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew and the full Pakistan v Zimbabwe match report are all on our cricket pages.

    Football fans can also enjoy our live text commentary of today's big matches, starting off with Liverpool v Manchester City, then Arsenal v Everton and then the Capital One Cup final between Chelsea and Tottenham.

    As always, thanks for all your comments and we will see you again really soon. There are no games on Sunday night or on Monday, but we will be back for Ireland v South Africa in a match that start at 03:30 GMT on Tuesday morning. Until then, bye for now.

  2. Player reaction

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said: "It was really tough because it was a make or break game for us. You can't believe how happy we are because we were out of the tournament if we'd lost this game.

    "The pitch wasn't easy. It was a bit two-paced and it was really difficult to rotate the strike. I felt 250-260 would be really challenging today. We were 15-20 runs short but we showed the kind of quality we have in the bowling line-up and credit should be given to the fast bowlers.

    "We need to really work hard because we need to improve our batting. All the teams are getting to 280, 290, or 300, so we need to start well and capitalise."

  3. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ilyas Najib: That was a tense game, it's exactly what Pakistan needed, they thrive on confidence and expect them to go on a run now.

    Tadius Zuze: Winners lose in style, well done Zimbabwe.

  4. How they stand

    League table

    So this is how they stand in Pool B after today's match. Next up for Pakistan is the United Arab Emirates, who they play on Wednesday, before Zimbabwe take on Ireland on Saturday.

  5. Player reaction

    Pakistan 235-7 bt Zimbabwe 215 by 20 runs

    Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura, who batted despite suffering a leg injury sustained while fielding said: "I have to have another scan tomorrow morning, so I will know how bad it is then.

    "Today our bowling performance was much better, we executed well but we gave away too many extras. But there was a big improvement from the last game.

    "It is always disappointing to lose a game like this when you feel you have a chance to win. We have to learn from that and hopefully we can learn from these experiences. Our weakness has been that we have not had one guy scoring a hundred or batting through the innings."

  6. Pakistan 235-7 bt Zimbabwe 215 by 20 runs

    A great stat for you here.

    Left-arm bowlers took nine wickets in Zimbabwe's innings, the most in an innings in a World Cup match.

  7. Player of the match

    Pakistan 235-7 bt Zimbabwe 215 by 20 runs

    Pakistan's Wahab Riaz, the player of the match, says: "When I went into bat, the discussion was to play all 50 overs and if we had to take chances we would do so in the last three or four overs.

    "The whole team really worked hard and believed in me and my batting. At the start I was not enjoying it, the ball was not coming onto the bat. But it was a team effort and in the end we won. We always expected to take wickets as soon as possible."

  8. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This has been a very impressive effort from Pakistan. When chasing a small total, heads can go down and it would have been very easy to think about going home. But they have bowled well and shown some good fight tonight, which will stand them in good stead going into their next few games.

    "Zimbabwe will kick themselves. They only had 236 to chase but they weren't up to the task."

  9. Champagne moment


    Pakistan win for the first time in the 2015 World Cup, while Zimbabwe suffer their third defeat in four games.

  10. WICKET

    E Chigumbura c Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz 35 (Zim 215 all out)

    And that is it. It is all over. Pakistan crawled along to 33-2 after 15 overs when batting, but they still ended up celebrating their first win. Chigumbura is the last man out. It has been a heroic effort from him, while carrying an injury, but his team fall short. Chigumbura top-edges it and is caught behind by Akmal.

  11. WICKET

    Panyangara run out 10 (Zim 215-9)

    All Pakistan have to do is bowl it straight and legal and they will win. Panyangara is run out in his desperate attempt for a single.

  12. Post update

    Dropped catch off the second ball of the over. Zimbabwe get three. Chigumbura skies it and should be out at deep midwicket, but it falls through Nasir Jamshed's fingers.

  13. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Irfan is taking high fives from his team-mates. This wicket has been tailor-made for him and he has been superb. He is a thinking bowler, because he mixed in a couple of bouncers and slower balls."

  14. Zim 212-8 (target 236)

    The dangerous Mohammad Irfan comes back in to the attack for Pakistan. The bounce from his first ball deceives Panyangara, who can't then connect with the second ball.

    He is a big lad, and charges down the wicket rather ungraciously for the third ball. And misses it, but a single comes from the fourth ball. Chigumbura gets two off the fifth delivery and then takes the single so he will be on strike for the last over.

    Zimbabwe need 24 off six balls.

  15. Zim 208-8 (target 236)

    Chigumbura takes a single off the first ball of the over, but that brings the lesser batsman Panyangara back on strike. He swings wildly, connects and gets the required single.

    From the third ball of the over, Chigumbura swings and misses. And then does the same again from the fourth. But wait, he finally connects and slashes it for four between extra cover and mid off.

    28 off 12 balls and Panyangara is on strike at the start of the 49th over. It looks all over.

  16. Zim 202-8 (target 236)

    Six dot balls from Shahid Afridi's last over. Panyangara cannot get bat on to ball. A maiden for Afridi on his 35th birthday. There's his present after what has been a tough day for him. 34 off 18 balls needed.

  17. Zim 202-8 (target 236)

    Elton Chigumbura hits four for Zimbabwe

    A great shot from Elton Chigumbura. He bashes it straight and powerfully past the bowler for a one-bounce four. Imagine what he could do if he was fully fit. That helps bring up the 200. But there is still a long way to go. Zimbabwe need at least one huge over. 34 runs from 24 balls.

  18. Zim 195-8 (target 236)

    It is a fantastic effort from Zimbabwe. But will it be enough? Chigumbura lofts a much-needed four past deep midwicket. The scenario, 41 needed, 30 balls to do it in.

  19. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    Rahat Ali holds his hands up after a close call

    "It was good running and this is turning into quite the nail-biter. Pakistan are probably favourites but this is World Cup cricket and anything can happen."

  20. Zim 189-8 (target 236)

    Pakistan's Sohail Khan falls short of running out Panyangara

    A great over from Pakistan's Sohail Khan as only two runs come off it. The bowler is also able to send down the one bouncer allowed for the over.

    But wait, there is nearly a run out off the last ball of the over. Chigumbura gets his bat to it, the ball hardly moves and they go for an incredibly risky single.

    But Sohail Khan needed to show his footballing skills as he would have surely run out Panyangara if he had kicked the ball at the stumps. Instead, he opted to pick the ball up and Panyangara just about gets home, by the tightest margin.

  21. Zim 186-8 (target 236)

    Another five off the over, as Zimbabwe just about stay within range. 50 needed off 42 balls. Elton Chigumbura on 13 off 15 balls, Tinashe Panyangara four from eight.

  22. Zim 181-8 (target 236)

    Chigumbura looks like he can hardly move, but he somehow gets a small top edge on to the ball and sends it over the wicketkeeper for four. He would love to just hit boundaries, but he has to take every run possible.

    He then plays a drop-and-run for a single. Well, a drop-and-limp maybe. He grimaces in pain, but he is still there and that is one more run off the total. 55 needed off 48 balls.

  23. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Varun Jeyachandran: Serious respect to captain Chigumbura for coming out to bat despite possible quad tear.

  24. Zim 174-8 (target 236)

    62 runs needed from 54 balls. Elton Chigumbura scores two and then a single, but his injury looks to be severely affecting his movement and range of shots available.

  25. Zim 171-8 (target 236)

    The situation now required is 65 runs off 60 balls. But we are down to two of the Zimbabwe bowlers, plus Elton Chigumbura, who is struggling through injury. It will go down in Zimbabwe cricketing folklore if they do it.

  26. Post update

    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Zimbabwe probably felt they had done everything right at the halfway stage, but it's getting very interesting now. Pakistan have got their tails up and they think they are home but will it have another twist?"

  27. WICKET

    Mupariwa c Akmal b Wahab 0 (Zim 168-8)

    Wahab Riaz celebrates for Pakistan

    Zimbabwe need a miracle. Pakistan look to have somehow rescued this one from the fire. Wahab and Akmal combine again for the second time in three balls. Another thick edge is taken by the wicketkeeper. Mupariwa lasted only two balls.

  28. Post update

    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a rising delivery at a good length from Riaz and he couldn't resist the cut. Can Zimbabwe get to this total? They have batted well throughout this tournament but this is a different case tonight.

    "As for Misbah, how does he go about instructing his bowlers at the back end of the innings?"

  29. WICKET

    Ervine c Akmal b Wahab (Zim 168-7)

    Wahab played a crucial innings early for Pakistan, and has just got a huge wicket for them. Are Zimbabwe heading for heartbreak? Craig Ervine gets a thick edge to Wahab's delivery and Zimbabwe are seven down.

  30. Post update

    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    Zimbabwe batsman Craig Ervine takes a ball to the ribs

    "There was a ball in that over that jammed right into the ribcage of Craig Ervine. It was actually Irfan's slower ball but I think it still had a bit on it.

    "Ervine will be feeling that tomorrow. Ouch, that's got to hurt."

  31. Zim 168-6 (target 236)

    Zimbabwe need 68 runs, they have 66 balls to get them in. Sean Ervine takes a shot to the ribs, but is OK to continue.

  32. Zim 167-6 (Ervine 13, Chigumbura 0)

    Only one off a high-quality over from Rahat Ali. The bowler thinks he has a wicket with Chigumbura caught behind off the last ball of the over, but neither his team-mates, nor the umpire, agrees with him.

  33. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    M. Farooq Hanif: I'm hoping for a Pakistan win but I'm afraid it won't be. Is being an England fan hard? Try being an English Pakistani.

  34. Zim 166-6 (target 236)

    What a story this is going to be if Zimbabwe win it. The next batsman is Elton Chigumbura, who limped off earlier on after a nasty looking fall sustained when trying to save a boundary as Pakistan batted.

    Captain Chigumbura was meant to be in at seven, but comes in at eight. And clearly looks in pain as he is limping after playing his first shot. He is not allowed a runner. Can he be the most unlikely of heroes for Zimbabwe?

  35. WICKET

    Mire c Akmal b Irfan (Zim 166-6)

    Solomon Mire walks for Zimbabwe

    Shoaib Malik is going to be happy. As is every Pakistan fan. It is too good from Mohammad Irfan. The ball is back of a length, close to off stump, Solomon Mire can only get the shoulder of his bat on to it and Umar Akmal snuffles the chance.

  36. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Pakistan international Shoaib Malik on Twitter: Stay focused. We will get there.

  37. Zim 164-5 (target 236)

    Solomon Mire sees that there is no one back at square leg, so lofts it high. It is safe, so another two to the total. Two singles follow. Zimbabwe need 72 off 84 balls.

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    Mark Pownall: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe is a cracking game. Going to be close.

  39. Zim 160-5 (Ervine 10, Mire 5)

    It is another good Zimbabwe over, utilising the space where the slips should be. Nine runs closer to glory for Zimbabwe. Next up is the batting powerplay. At this stage, Pakistan were 136-5.

  40. Zim 151-5 (target 236)

    One thing we have not mentioned for a while is the fitness of Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura. Is he able to bat? He limped off earlier and had scans on a feared torn muscle after he slipped trying to save a boundary when Pakistan were batting.

    He was meant to be next man in. He isn't. Solomon Mire is the new batsman instead.

  41. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Williams could not get on top of it. It was a great catch by Shahzad, two-handed above his head.

    "Williams didn't want to go. He put his bat on the floor and his head between his legs. He couldn't believe it.

    "Two new men at the crease, five wickets in the bank - this is going to be a good game of cricket."

  42. WICKET

    Williams c Shehzad b Rahat 33 (Zim 150-5)

    Williams walks for Zimbabwe
    Rahat Ali celebrates his wicket for Pakistan

    Disaster for Zimbabwe. The main hope is out. It's a short one from Rahat, Williams cuts it, but does not do a good job and sends it straight to Shehzad's hands at backward point.

    And Williams is devastated, hunched over his bat. He can't believe what he has done.

    Which side are going to hold their nerve? Zimbabwe have not been in this position too many times.

  43. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Mungo Russell: If Zimbabwe win this it will a fantastic advert for the game. Who says we don't need the associate sides?

    Steady, Mungo. They are a Test playing side.

  44. Zim 150-4 (target 236)

    Is that dropped catch going to be one of those moments that keep the Pakistan team awake at night later on? After Ervine clips one through midwicket, Williams adds a three and a two to the total. He is on 33 from 30.

  45. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Wahab Riaz celebrates another wicket

    "Pakistan can only win this game by taking wickets but Zimbabwe are continuing to play good cricket and it is their game to lose.

    "If I was Pakistan this is the stage of game where I'd attack. In my opinion they shouldn't keep the best bowlers until the end. They need wickets now.

    "It is a gamble because if it doesn't come off and they don't take wickets, they will be left fairly light at the end. But it is a gamble they have to take. They need to get their big guns on."

  46. Ervine dropped on four

    Zim 145-4

    They might be getting a bit more nervous now. Shoddy work from Umar Akmal standing up behind the stumps, as Ervine gets a slight touch to Shahid Afridi's delivery, but the wicketkeeper spills it.

  47. Zim 144-4 (Williams 28, Ervine 4)

    Zimbabwe are within 100 runs of victory now. They have six wickets left and 18 overs to do it. Williams spins round on his heels, but does well to keep his shot down, but can only get one from a visually-impressive effort.

    That is one of five singles at the start of the over, before Williams cuts one away and they manage to run four, although the ball doesn't have the legs to reach the rope. Nine off the over.

    Pakistan fans. Panicking yet?

  48. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Andy: Zimbabwe don't need to do anything rash, just keep rotating the strike and should knock the 100 off.

  49. Zim 135-4 (target 236)

    This has certainly turned into a really entertaining match now. Aggressive running from Zimbabwe as they scamper in for two after a front-foot no ball had given them a free hit.

    Good pressure applied from Zimbabwe, but not the sort of thing Pakistan need if they are to record their first victory of this year's World Cup.

  50. Post update

    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor walks

    "Taylor didn't even check with the umpire. He knew he'd got something on that and fair play to him for being honest and walking. I'm not sure I would have walked.

    "That will give Pakistan a huge lift and a burst of energy. This could get interesting."

  51. WICKET

    Taylor c Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz 50 (Zim 128-4)

    We said there would be more twists and turns. And Brendan Taylor is the man disappearing. It is not the best shot he has ever played. Down leg side, and Taylor gets a nick through to the keeper.

  52. Post update

  53. Zim 128-3 (Taylor 50, Williams 17)

    The 50 partnership between Sean Williams and Brendan Taylor came up in only 41 balls. They are picking up singles when they can to keep the pressure on their opponents. Another milestone comes up as Brendan Taylor makes his 50.

  54. Post update

    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Dav Whatmore is doing very well with Zimbabwe group. They have a nice mix of youth and experience. I didn't know how they would go in this World Cup but they are showing they can do the business.

    "I am so impressed with Williams. His batting was exactly what Zimbabwe needed. Once this target gets below 100 it will be a real boost for them."

  55. Zim 124-3 (Taylor 48, Williams 16)

    Zimbabwe are over halfway there to the winning post of 236. Luck seems to be on their side as well as an inside edge from Brendan Taylor could go anywhere. No Pakistan fan will be pleased to hear that it went to the boundary. Eight off the over.

    A defeat for Pakistan wouldn't mean certain elimination, but it would mean they would have to beat UAE, South Africa and Ireland in their last three matches to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages.

  56. Post update

    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is impressive batting from Taylor because he has changed his line, come a lot straighter, and he's playing a good variety of shots.

    "I wonder if Pakistan will persist with Afridi? He's not having a great day on his birthday so far."

  57. Zim 116-3 (Taylor 42, Williams 15)

    Zimbabwe are going after Shahid Afridi. Williams tries to sweep him away, he misses it, but his side still profit from three byes. Before some lovely shots in the rest of the over.

    Taylor drives one down to long on, Williams pulls one to deep midwicket, Taylor then hits it in the same area and gets two, before he flicks one past the keeper for another two. They are rattling along now.

    Nine off Afridi's over. His four overs have cost 24 runs.

  58. Zim 107-3 (Taylor 37, Williams 13)

    Brendan Taylor sees his drive stopped by Shahid Afridi

    Zimbabwe, who face Ireland in their next game next Saturday, are in a strong position to cause a shock here and beat Pakistan. But I get the feeling it is going to be very close, with some more twists and turns. Only two from the latest over.

  59. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Khal 'Eriksen' Drogo: Pakistan have so far been the most inept, diabolical and shambolic team in this World Cup.

    Hugh in France: England, please take note of Zimbabwe's tactics. They are accelerating in the middle overs. Against the best Pakistan bowlers.

    Glad you didn't say England, Khal. You could've done.

  60. Zim 105-3 (target 236)

    Afridi watches on as Taylor produces a beautiful drive over extra cover, with the ball bouncing once and going over the rope. That brings up the 100 in only 25 overs. If these batsmen keep up this form then they will be guiding their team to victory.

  61. Post update

    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Williams is not a big fella but he is on the front-foot and that was a very costly over for Pakistan.

    "It was also a big confidence boost for Zimbabwe because Irfan had been doing a lot of damage. What Williams has just done will have given everyone in their dressing room a lift."

  62. Zim 98-3 (Taylor 30, Williams 11)

    Irfan watches Zimbabwe at bat

    As Rana says, Irfan has been a threat for Pakistan. Although his height goes against him in the 24th over as he pings one in short and fast. But it is too fast for everyone. It sails over the wicketkeeper's head for a boundary. Indeed, it is Irfan's worst over.

    Williams swipes the ball away to the midwicket boundary for one four and then gets another through cover. Fifteen off the over.

  63. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Rana W U Rehman: Finally Irfan using his height to his benefit. Game on.

  64. Zim 83-3

    Speaking of Brendan Taylor....


    He is currently on 30 so only 21 more needed.

  65. Zim 83-3 (Taylor 30, Williams 1)

    With Masakadza gone, Zimbabwe look to wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor for a big score. And he responds with two boundaries in the 23rd over. One over extra cover, well wide of the long-off fielder, and another back over the bowler's head.

  66. Post update

    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    Misbah takes a high catch for Pakistan

    "What a catch that was. The ball was up there for so long and Misbah-ul-Haq did very well to take it.

    "The big man Irfan does seem to make things happen. It's amazing the energy he seems to generate around the ground when he has the ball in his hand. The game needed that wicket to keep it on a knife-edge."

  67. WICKET

    Masakadza c Misbah b Irfan 29 (Zim 74-3)

    Misbah ul-Haq celebrates Pakistan's third wicket

    That could be a huge moment in the match. Hamilton Masakadza tries to lift the returning Mohammad Irfan over the top.

    He hits it high, high into the Brisbane night sky, but Misbah backtracks from mid-off and falls on to his back as he holds on to the ball in front of his chest.

  68. Zim 74-2

    He had a miserable time with the bat, but it is a solid start with the ball from Shahid Afridi. Only two from the over.

  69. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Shahid Afridi has always been more dangerous with the ball than the bat at World Cups, especially against the minnow teams.

    "So he may have got a two-ball duck on his 35th birthday but he could still play a big part in this game."

  70. Zim 72-2

    As Ramiz says, Pakistan are in danger of letting this game slip from out of sight here. Zimbabwe score seven off an over for the second one in a row. Taylor produces one of the best shots of the innings so far.

    The ball is rising, but Taylor lifts his bat above his head to lift it over the wicketkeeper for four.

    Time for the birthday boy. Time for Shahid Afridi.

  71. Post update

    Ramiz Raja

    Ex-Pakistan captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan obviously need a wicket but Zimbabwe have read the script perfectly because this is their all important pair.

    "They have mixed up their shots well, between defence and attack, and they are doing a good job."

  72. Zim 65-2 (Masakadza 28, Taylor 14)

    Well, that was the best over for Zimbabwe for a long time. Seven came off it and they are on 65-2 after 19 overs. The best shot sees Masakadza punch the ball down the ground, between the non-striker and mid-off. There were also three singles to give the Zimbabwe fans plenty to cheer about.

  73. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ilyas Najib: Good to see the Pakistani bowlers build pressure, but can't help feel if Zimbabwe bat out 50 overs they will win.

  74. Zim 58-2

    Zimbabwe are being reduced to just one scoring shot an over at the moment.

    In the 18th over, it is the fifth ball as Wahab Riaz's delivery is outside off stump and Brendan Taylor gives it everything and lifts it over the bowler's head, but can only get three.

  75. Zim 55-2 (target 236)

    The run rate needed is slowly creeping up. Only two off the 17th over.

  76. Post update


    Can Zimbabwe record a rare victory over Pakistan?

  77. Zim 53-2 (Masakadza 23, Taylor 8)

    A welcome relief for Zimbabwe as a rare delivery is off target from the Pakistan pacemen. Wahab sends one short and wide, the sort of delivery that should get punished. And it is. Masakadza slaps it away to the backward point boundary.

  78. Zim 47-2 (target 236)

    Masakadza plays and misses at another one, this time from Rahat's bowling. The batsman nervously prods at the ball, but luckily for him does not touch it or he would have been caught behind.

    Zimbabwe are wrapped up at the moment and struggling to get the bowlers away. Only two runs from the over. Only three from the last three.

  79. Zim 45-2 (Wahab 0-8, Rahat 0-10)

    Four dots at the start of Wahab Riaz's over. Hamilton Masakadza plays and misses at one of them, and this is superb bowling from both ends at the moment. Masakadza then gallops for a drop-and-run single, the only scoring shot of the 14th over.

  80. Zim 45-2 (Masakadza 15, Taylor 8)

    A beautiful delivery from Rahat Ali is the highlight of the over. It zips in between Brendan Taylor's pad and bat, and somehow the Zimbabwean has not got anything on it and his wicket is still intact.

    We have seen some cracking matches in the last week. This one was definitely a slow burner to start with, but there are signs that this is going to be a great contest.

  81. Zim 44-2 (Masakadza 14, Taylor 8)

    Pakistan bowler Wahab Riaz appeals to the umpire

    Overpitched from Wahab Riaz and Taylor chips it over mid-on for his first boundary. Another wide from Riaz - Pakistan really can't afford to keep giving free points away.

    Big appeal from Riaz for a caught behind. What is he thinking? You could drive a lorry through the gap between bat and ball. There's time for one more Taylor play and miss before the over's out.

  82. Zim 37-2 (target 236)

    Rahat Ali opens up with two ugly ones. Ooh. Did Taylor feather the second one to the keeper? The umpire says no. Will Pakistan review? Misbah rushes in to consult his team-mates but they opt against. Wisely, as the replay confirms.

    Masakadza pulls for four. He's a well-built fella and when he hits it, the ball stays hit.

  83. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen: Not the result I wanted waking up to. Joe Root must have played well - good stuff, bud!

  84. Zim 28-2 (Masakadza 9, Taylor 0)

    Masakadza releases some tension with a boundary, cracked over the bowler's head. Pakistan were 14-2 at this same 10-over stage in their innings.

  85. Zim 24-2 (RR: 2.66)

    Single to Masakadza, then five dots as Taylor gets his eye in. My new prediction is that this one may well go right to the wire.

  86. Post update

    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "From a Zimbabwe point of view they just need to get through this period. It's not as if they are chasing a massive total.

    "We've seen in previous matches at this World Cup that it can be tricky to get what doesn't seem to be a big score, but Zimbabwe have batted well in their other games so far and they just need to keep their heads."

  87. Zim 23-2 (Masakadza 4, Taylor 0)

    Consolidation time for Zimbabwe as the experienced Brendan Taylor strikes to the crease. Masakadza treats Khan with respect, eventually bundling a single off the fifth ball of the over. Taylor leaves the next one well alone.

  88. Post update

    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    Irfan celebrates for Pakistan after Raza's dismissal

    "That was a good ball, a little bit fuller. Irfan had been around the wicket the previous ball but came back over the wicket for that ball, and it was the bounce that did for Raza.

    "That is two wickets for the big fella and he has got his tail up here.

    "This will be interesting now because the new batsman Brendan Taylor has been in good form. The middle-order of Zimbabwe is going to be tested now."

  89. WICKET

    Raza c Sohail b Irfan 8 (Zim 22-2)

    Sikandar Raza walks

    Irfan's short ball does the trick. Raza backs away but leaves the bat hanging and once again the edge carries to second slip.

  90. Zim 17-1 (Raza 4, Masakadza 3)

    Mazakadza dabs a couple of runs clipped wide of mid-on. But it's an otherwise tight over from Sohail Khan as Pakistan continue to put the squeeze on in defence of a pretty paltry total.

  91. Zim 15-1 (target 236)

    Sikandar Raza ducks a bouncer

    Irfan has his tail up now, and Raza has to throw his head backwards to get out of the way of a well-directed bouncer. Hamilton Masakadza is the new batsman.

  92. Post update

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was catching practice like you'd see before a game - a little nick to slip.

    "Chibhabha just left the bat up, like a periscope on a submarine. It dollied to second slip and Sohail Khan made no mistake whatsoever.

    "Irfan has bowled very well so far, making the ball move both ways off the pitch. He will be very happy and his captain will be over the moon.

    "Pakistan need to get wickets all the way through the innings if they are going to defend a total of 235, so that is a good start."

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  93. WICKET

    Chibabha c Haris Sohail b Irfan 9

    I think that officially qualifies as mockers. Chibabha weighs up a shot, leaves the bat dangling fatally and dinks to second slip.

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    Wahab Riaz
  95. Zim 14-0

    Chibhabha tees off, launching Sohail Khan's first ball over mid-off for four. Then a couple to the left and a couple to the right. With Taylor Williams and Ervine in waiting, Zimbabwe could walk this.

  96. Zim 5-0 (target 236)

    A wonderfully hostile over from Mohammad Irfan. He torments Sikandar Raza, who is hit by a short ball and also has to take evasive action later in the over. Zimbabwe are not going to have it all their own way in this run chase.

  97. Zim 5-0 (Chibhabha 5, Raza 0)

    A lovely punched shot down the ground by Chamu Chibhabha as he meets Sohail Khan's full toss.

    Wahab Riaz, the late hero of Pakistan's innings, sprints after it and dives desperately, just like a goalkeeper out of position trying to keep the ball out of the net. But the dive is not rewarded and Zimbabwe have their first boundary of the match. 5-0 off two overs.

  98. Zim 1-0 (target 236)

    A tight first over from Mohammad Irfan, with only one run coming from it. Zimbabwe's magic target is 236. Sohail Khan, who took 5-55 against India in Pakistan's first World Cup match, is ready to steam in at the other end.

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    Chamunorwa Chibhabha at bat for Zimbabwe

    Right, back to Brisbane we go. Zimbabwe need 236 to win, for what would be a World Cup surprise victory over Pakistan.

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    Former Australia spinner Shane Warne on Twitter: Broad and Anderson are averaging 80 with the ball. England can't defend any total, and are also lacking fire power with bat.

    Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardena on Twitter: What a game. Brilliant from Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara. Week before our next game. Will enjoy this win tonight.

    Former England captain Michael Vaughan: Take the positives England fans. If they win the next five games they are World champions.

    Michael Vaughan may well be the most optimistic man in cricket.

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    Want some more reaction? England surely could not have expected this criticism when they posted 309 from their 50 overs.

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    Andrew Samson

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    "Most totals over 300 batting first and losing in ODIs: 9 England, 8 India, 7 Aus & West Indies, 4 Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka."

  103. 'If you can't cut it, you have to go'

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sorry, the coach and captain don't do it for me. If I was on their plane they don't give me an aura of leadership. I need more than that.

    "I've played under quiet people like Mike Brearley. Excellent captain. He got his point over. Brian Close was in your face, Raymond Illingworth had a clever brain. You always felt 'fine, this guy is in charge, this guy has ideas, this guy has something going on in his head and some plans'.

    "It's a results orientated business. They are all nice lads with nice families but that is immaterial. If we can't cut it any better somebody has to pay the price. It happens in football. You have to inject something different into the team. If you are a captain, coach, bowler, batsman and you can't cut it you have to go."

  104. England's latest humiliation

    Time for some reaction to England's latest humiliation - a nine-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka. It comes after heavy losses to Australia (by 111 runs) and New Zealand (eight wickets) earlier in the World Cup.

    Want to know what Geoffrey Boycott thinks of England's performance? Of course you do.

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    Shahid Afridi
  106. Player reaction

    Pak 235-7

    Zimbabwe's Sean Williams: "Anything under 250 as a bowling unit on these wickets is a bonus and we are pleased.

    "I was happy with how I bowled, getting two wickets in one over. Getting Afridi was one of my favourite ones. I did my preparation beforehand and you just hope it all works on the day.

    "The key now is to not panic, not to lose any quick wickets up front and to knock the ball around at four or five an over. If we bat the way we have been, we should get to that score comfortably."

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    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Pakistan batsman wahab Riaz picks up another four

    "Well done Wahab Riaz. He basically saved that innings. Misbah batted well but slowly and if it wasn't for Riaz making a personal international best score it would have been game over.

    "I don't think Pakistan have enough because Zimbabwe are a good batting side. I think it's a 60-40 game in Zimbabwe's favour, which is a better result for Pakistan than it had looked like being."

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    Pakistan international Shoaib Malik praises Wahab Riaz on Twitter and says: "Well done bro. A gem of an innings."

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    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Zimbabwe fielded that badly in the final over that at one point the keeper tossed it to mid-wicket, he missed the ball and it rolled 30 yards past him.

    "Zimbabwe looked as though they were all mentally in the canteen during that over."

  110. Pak 235-7 (Sohail Khan 6, Wahab 54)

    It started slowly, but ended with a flourish. Wahab Riaz hits two boundaries in the last three balls. He ends unbeaten on 54 from only 46 deliveries.

    If Pakistan win this match then they will owe him and Misbah-ul-Haq a great deal of gratitude. Sloppy fielding from Zimbabwe at the end. Will that cost them the victory?

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    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Mire simply forgot to wrap his fingers round the ball for that missed catch and it thudded into his chest and dropped on to the floor next to him. It was an absolute dolly."

  112. Sohail Khan dropped on three

    Pak 222-7 (Sohail Khan 3, Wahab 44)

    Two overs. Two dropped catches. This time the embarrassed man is Zimbabwe's Solomon Mire. Who will want to avoid seeing this again later on. He is at deep square leg, and the ball is straight down his throat. But somehow, he gets it all wrong and the ball bounces out of his hands on to the ground.

  113. Wahab dropped on 41

    Pak 222-7 (Sohail Khan 3, Wahab 44)

    Substitute fielder Stuart Matsikenyeri, a text commentator's nightmare, spills a chance at deep square leg. Wahab whips it powerfully and it looked a simple catch at thigh height. He dives forward. And fumbles it. Six runs come off the over. One left.

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    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I've just been on Radio 5 live dissecting England's horrible defeat but I'm so glad to be back watching this game ... it is wonderful not to have to talk about an England match.

    "England were in a bad place before their game earlier today but I think we've all given up on them now.

    "Anyway back to this game..."

  115. Pak 216-7

    It looks a good over for Zimbabwe, until Wahab batters the ball back where it came from, over bowler Tinashe Panyangara's head.

    But the pattern of the day has been, that something good happens and that is followed quickly by something bad.

    The six was the good bit. A farcical near-run out was the bad. Pakistan, who had both batsmen standing in the middle of the wicket were lucky the Zimbabwe fielder's aim was off.

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    Ramiz Raja

    Ex-Pakistan captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Zimbabwe have shown so much courage and accuracy in the way they have bowled.

    "The aggressive intent that Zimbabwe have shown is exactly what Pakistan have been missing in this World Cup."

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  117. In case you missed it...

    Eoin Morgan

    If you are just waking up, and support England, I would suggest crawling back under the duvet. It's been another horror-show from Morgan's men in Wellington.

    They batted pretty well, with Joe Root smacking 121 off 108 balls in their 309-6.

    But to say Sri Lanka made light work of their 310 target would be a gigantic understatement. Lahiru Thirimanne made 139 not out and Kumar Sangakkara an unbeaten 117 as the Tigers roared home with 16 balls to spare.

  118. Pak 206-7 (Wahab 32, Sohail Khan 1)

    A great over from Tendai Chatara, who has impressed every time has had the ball in his hands today. Only four runs come off it, plus the magic wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq.

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    Ramiz Raja

    Ex-Pakistan captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was a soft dismissal. But Misbah had been a lone warrior and credit to him for fighting and doing the best he can. Unfortunately he just has not got the batting talent around him.

    "Even against a side like Zimbabwe - who have bowled really well in fairness - Pakistan have just not cracked it. They need to be better than they have been."

  120. WICKET

    Misbah c Williams b Chatara 73 (Pak 202-7)

    "See, that's what happens when you attack," is probably what Misbah-ul-Haq says as he sits down next to his team-mates. His innings is over, he takes on Tendai Chatara and can only pick out Sean Williams at the long-on boundary.

    But Misbah's 73 has at least given his side a chance. Will it be enough? We will soon find out.

    Misbah walks
  121. Pak 202-6 (Misbah 73, Wahab 30)

    Tinashe Panyangara had bowled a tight spell earlier in the match. Not this over though. Wahab Riaz connects with a pull shot off the first delivery over the fielder at short fine leg for four.

    Wahab then tries a baseball-style slog away for four, but can only get one, before a similar shot later on hits the rope. At least they are attacking now, but remember they were only on 33-2 after 15 overs. Will that snail-like pace at the start prove costly for them? Ten off the over. Nineteen off the last two. Attack, attack, attack.

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    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Can Zimbabwe finish it off now, that's the question? These two Pakistan batsmen are well-set and ready to launch."

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  123. Pak 192-6 (Misbah 72, Wahab 21)

    So, just what is a good total in the World Cup? Pakistan should reach 200, which against a side like Zimbabwe, may just be competitive. Especially as their captain Elton Chigumbura may not be fit enough to bat.

    The Pakistan fans are determined to enjoy it as much as they can. The flags are waving as Wahab Riaz steers a low full toss away to the boundary. Nine off the over. Better from them.

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    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Pakistan's problem is that they've been rebuilding all day. There has been a lot of talk about the power play and the ball going all round the park. Chris Gayle did it and AB De Villiers. There has been so much inspiring play.

    "But you can also get it wrong and that's what has happened to Pakistan today."

  125. Pak 183-6 (Misbah 69, Wahab 16)

    Pakistan may as well just go on the attack here. Blocking shots when you are on 183-6 with less than seven overs left is of no use to anyone. Sean Williams's last over is his first and only maiden of the match. He ends with 2-48 off his overs.

  126. Pak 183-6 (Misbah 69, Wahab 16)

    Nicely timed from Wahab, who pushes one away for three in the gap between point and cover. He had only scored seven runs in his first two innings at the World Cup. He now is on 16 off 17 here.

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    Andy Bichel

    Ex-Australia pace bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "No one from Pakistan has ignited the innings. Pakistan fans were expecting their team to get back on track in this game but oh dear, it is not working out like that.

    "If Misbah gets out then Pakistan end up with 210, so maybe he's just making sure he stays there so he can express himself and hit some boundaries in the last three or five overs."

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  128. Pak 177-6 (Misbah 68, Wahab 12)

    Four pushed singles off the first four balls of the 42nd over. Misbah-ul-Haq then pulls one, but doesn't get enough on it and has to settle for two.

    Zimbabwe will be happy with only six off the over. We are just waiting for Pakistan to accelerate. But then again, we've been waiting for that for most of the match.

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    Ilyas Najib: I keep telling myself Pakistan will turn this around, but I just can't seem to believe in the team. Supporting Pakistan is like a roller coaster, so many highs and many many lows. Having watched every World Cup since 92, I believe this is by far the weakest Pakistani squad I've seen.

    Jay: It's such a tragedy for Pakistan that nobody bats well when Misbah bats well. Or when he doesn't bat well.

  130. Pak 171-6 (Chatara 2-20, Panyangara (0-10)

    Tendai Chatara has been the best bowler for Zimbabwe, but registers two wides in the 41st over. Wahab Riaz then gets a thick edge to send it through an unmanned slip area, safely for four. Nine off the over. Chatara's most expensive of the match.

  131. Pak 162-6 (Misbah 62, Wahab 5)

    You get the feeling Pakistan's World Cup hopes could be resting on what they do in the next 10 overs. They have lost twice already and still have a match against the impressive South Africa to come so a victory today is absolutely essential.

    We are in the batting powerplay, but only four come from the 40th over, including a two for Wahab Riaz, clipped away through backward square leg.

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    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Mupariwa has got no pace about him, he's just a dibbly-dobbler kind of bowler. But he consistently puts it on a great length and it's no wonder he's got such good figures."

    *In case you're not up with your cricket slang, dibbly-dobbly means a medium or slow-medium pace bowler. So now you know...

  133. Pak 158-6 (Misbah 61, Wahab 2)

    What Pakistan certainly don't need is a comedy run out. That is what nearly happens at the end of the 39th over, but Zimbabwe cannot hit the stumps, which would have left new batsman Wahab Riaz facing an early dismissal.

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    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Mupariwa has really celebrated that wicket, he loves it. Mind you given that's his first wicket for six years no wonder he's happy with it. He's punching the air.

    "Maqsood tried to turn it down the legside but it was a bit slower than he thought and the ball ballooned up the pitch. This Pakistan innings is just falling to pieces."

  135. WICKET

    Maqsood c and b Mupariwa 21 (Pak 155-6)

    He was dropped in the last over, but now he is out. A brisk 21 off 17 balls from Sohaib Maqsood ends when he attempts to whip it away through midwicket, but can only send it back where it came, straight into the hands of Tawanda Mupariwa.

    Maqsood walks
  136. Maqsood dropped on eight

    Pak 151-5 (Misbah 60, Maqsood 17)

    A missed chance for Zimbabwe. Sohaib Maqsood slashes wildly at one but Craig Irvine gets his hand to the ball, but cannot hold on.

    It is instantly costly as Maqsood hits a four over the cover fielder, and then adds another three with a shot past a diving fielder at cover.

  137. Pak 141-5

    Misbah-ul-Haq has had a fantastic career. A Test average of nearly 50, and he is playing in his 158th one-day international, although one thing he has not got is a ODI century. Well, he is inching ever closer to that. With one more run, tucked away to the right of short midwicket.

    Misbah-ul Haq
  138. Pak 138-5 (Misbah 59, Maqsood 7)