United Arab Emirates Vs Zimbabwe Live Score (ODI)

Date: Thursday, 22 March, 2018 IST Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare Match Status: Match Ended

United Arab Emirates beat Zimbabwe by 3 runs (D/L method)

235/7
Overs
47.5
R/R
4.95
Fours
21
Sixes
4
Extras
18
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Adnan Mufti not out 10 13 0 0
Mohammad Naveed not out 22 10 3 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Kyle Jarvis 8 2 38 0
Tendai Chatara 7 0 49 2
226/7
Overs
40.0
R/R
5.65
Fours
13
Sixes
2
Extras
17
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Craig Ervine not out 22 17 2 0
Kyle Jarvis not out 6 7 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mohammad Naveed 8 0 40 3
Qadeer Ahmed 8 0 38 1
  • Update 1426 local - The covers are off and now the groundsmen are working on the puddles in the outfield. UAE are on the field, warming up.
  • Update 1359 local - The covers are being removed and the final word is that UAE won't bat their remaining overs.
  • Update 1340 local - The rain has eased off again. The groundstaff is out there and getting its work started. Though, it will be a somewhat difficult task to get the water piled up out of there. But positive signs nonetheless.
  • Update 1314 local - Sorry to deliver the bad news, folks, but IT IS RAINING AGAIN. The delay will continue.
  • Update 1311 local - The news is that the RAIN HAS STOPPED! Well, that was sudden... but it's good. We hope the game can begin again now quickly.
  • Update 1248 local - After being put into bat first, UAE were on the back foot as they lost the early wicket of Ashfaq Ahmed. Mustafa, Shabber, Shahzad and Anwar did well in the middle overs to keep the scoreboard going but nobody converted their scores into a big one. Zimbabwe were at one stage found struggling as they were not able to pick up wickets, but they pulled things back very well. Raza was the pick of the bowlers as he managed to get 3 wickets to his name. Naveed's cameo at the very end helped them shift the momentum towards them a little. Rain has interrupted, only time will tell whether the late impetus will mean anything. Hopefully the game can be resumed. We shall keep you updated. Stay tuned...
  • The drizzle has got heavier and the covers are on the field. It is looking bad at the Harare Sports Club. PLAY HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO RAIN.
  • 47.5 Full length delivery, flicked to square leg for a run.
  • 47.4 Dabbed to point for a single.
  • 47.3 SIX! Naveed has hit that superbly. The bowler bangs it short, angling in towards the batsman, Naveed pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 47.2 Naveed defends a length ball off the front foot.
  • 47.1 DROPPED! Raza drops an easy one. One might have thought that he couldn't do any wrong but he does not hold on to an easy one. Naveed tries to heave a length delivery but the ball goes off the upper half of the bat. The ball goes high up in the sky towards mid on where Raza couldn't hold on to it. The batsmen pick up a brace. How costly will it be?
  • 46.6 Full and wide outside off, Mufti fails to put any bat to it. 14 runs came off that over. 225/7
  • 46.5 Dabbed to point for a single.
  • 46.4 FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries. Short delivery angled towards the batsman, Naveed pulls it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. You can't afford to bowl short deliveries when you have fine leg inside the circle.
  • 46.3 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Length delivery around middle, hit straight behind the bowler's back for a boundary. Naveed has made his intentions clear.
  • 46.2 FOUR! Top edge and away. UAE won't mind them. Short delivery outside off stump, the ball takes the top edge of Naveed's bat and runs to the third man fence.
  • 46.1 Short delivery outside off stump, guided to third man for a single.
  • 45.6 Short delivery outside off, Naveed fails to put any bat to it. 211/7
  • Mohammad Naveed comes to bat.
  • 45.5 Back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed to point.
  • 45.4 OUT! The short ball has done the trick. The pressure was getting onto him and he had to go for the big shots. Paid the price in the form of his wicket. Short delivery banged in outside off, The batsman pulls it aerially. The ball goes towards the deep square leg region and Mire takes a good catch as he had to take 2-3 steps to his left.
  • 45.3 Make it three. The bowler bangs it short towards the batsman. Ahmed tries to pull it away but fails in doing so.
  • 45.2 Back of a length outside off, dabbed to point. Two dots.
  • 45.1 Back of a length delivery around middle and leg, defended off the back foot.
  • Blessing Muzarabani comes back into the attack.
  • 44.6 Back of a length delivery outside off, played to third man for a single. Just 5 overs to go for the first innings to end. 211/6
  • 44.5 FOUR! That pierced the gap with perfection. Full and wide outside off stump, Raza drives it with some power between cover and mid off for a boundary.
  • It is getting darker at Harare. The groundsmen are preparing themselves to bring on the covers.
  • 44.4 Slower and full around the middle stump line. Played to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 44.3 Length delivery driven down the ground for another run.
  • 44.2 Back of a length delivery outside off stump, Ahmed tries to heave it over mid-wicket but fails to put bat to it.
  • 44.1 Starts by banging it short towards the batsman. Mufti plays it along the ground to third man for a single.
  • Kyle Jarvis comes back on. Can he pick up his first wicket in his second spell?
  • 43.6 Tossed up delivery around middle and leg, defended off the front foot. 203/6
  • 43.5 This time towards the shorter side by Sean. Mufti plays it to long on for the 5th single of the over.
  • 43.4 Flighted delivery around middle and leg, driven to long on for a single.
  • 43.3 Swept to square leg for another run. They are dealing in singles.
  • 43.2 Flighted delivery around middle and leg, driven down the ground to long on for a single.
  • 43.1 Tossed up delivery which is nudged to square leg for a single.
  • 42.6 Full and quick on the legs, played to square leg. Raza ends his spell with 10-0-41-3. 198/6
  • 42.5 Flatter on middle and leg, played to mid-wicket.
  • Ahmed Raza walks in to bat.
  • 42.4 OUT! Yet another short delivery gets them the wicket. Anwar is the man who has to walk back. He was set and had to play out till the very end but now has to sit in the pavilion and see his mates bat. Raza drags it short and Anwar tries to pull it over the mid-wicket region. He does not get enough height on it and Muzarabani takes a good running catch low to the ground. UAE are six down. They are losing wickets in quick succession.
  • 42.3 Quick and short outside off, played to long on for a run.
  • 42.2 Short delivery, nudged to square leg for a run.
  • 42.1 Quicker delivery, played to long on for a single.
  • 41.6 Tossed up delivery worked to square leg for a single. 195/5
  • 41.5 Flighted delivery, played to mid-wicket.
  • 41.4 Floated delivery and it's driven to covers.
  • Adnan Mufti comes in next.
  • 41.3 OUT! Usman finds the fielder perfectly placed at deep mid-wicket. He is unlucky but Zimbabwe are lucky with it. Williams drags it short on the middle stump line, Usman rocks back and pulls it in air towards mid-wicket. Ervine stationed over there takes an easy catch near the rope.
  • 41.2 Flighted delivery, defended off the front foot.
  • 41.1 Tossed up delivery, driven along the ground to long off for a run.
  • Sean Williams comes back into the attack.
  • 40.6 FOUR! That's just wide of the fielder there! Short and wide, Usman rocks back and cuts it aerially behind square. Muzarabani at short third man moves to his left to take it but it's just wide. It rolls away and goes across the boundary line. 193/4
  • 40.5 Short ball going on straight, on the stumps, the left-hander meets it with the full face of the bat and blocks it out.
  • 40.4 Comes forward and drives the full delivery towards mid off.
  • 40.3 Turning on middle and off, Usman plants his front foot forward and blocks.
  • 40.2 Yorker darted outside off, it's squeezed in front of point for a quick run.
  • 40.1 Flat, quick and on middle and off, Anwar camps back and offers a firm punch to short mid-wicket.
  • Raza comes back into the attack.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signalled. 5 fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle.
  • 39.6 Safe! Cremer doesn't get his man. It looked to be close to the naked eye, but Usman survived. Cremer flights it towards the batsman around the off stump line, Usman got beaten by the air on the delivery. Taylor took the bails off in a flash but replays show Usman was in well within time. 188/4
  • Brendan Taylor looks confident. Thinks he's got his man. Looks close. What will happen? Over to the TV umpire now...
  • 39.5 Tossed up delivery driven to long off for a run.
  • 39.4 FOUR! Good shot! He sees the ball has got some air so decides to charge down the wicket and hits it through covers for a boundary.
  • 39.3 Quicker one on the pads, worked to the square leg region.
  • 39.2 Flighted delivery around middle and leg. Anwar sweeps it aerially to square leg for a brace. The fielder does well to save two runs for his side.
  • 39.1 Tossed up delivery outside off, driven to covers. Fielder makes a good save.
  • 38.6 Back of a length delivery, guided to third man for a single. 181/4
  • Muhammad Usman walks in next.
  • 38.5 OUT! Shahzad has to make a long walk back after a well made 59. He fails to convert it into a big one. Just what Zimbabwe would have wanted and not what UAE would have hoped for. He tried to up the scoring rate and paid the price. Back of a length delivery angling in towards him, he tried to loft it over mid off but did not get it off the meat of the bat. The ball lobbed to covers, Cremer over there took an easy catch. Another 74-run partnership comes to an end.
  • 38.4 Back of a length delivery, cut to point.
  • 38.3 Quick this time. Short delivery outside off, Anwar plays it to third man for a run.
  • 38.2 Back of a length delivery played to third man for a single.
  • 38.1 FOUR! That was just short of the fielder charging in from long on. Back of a length delivery on the middle stump line. Shahzad stands in his crease and lofts it to the long on region. The fielder misreads it and the ball finds the boundary.
  • 37.6 Shahzad comes charging down the track and gets an inside edge as he tries to loft it over mid-wicket. The ball runs to fine leg and they take a single. 174/3
  • 37.5 Flighted delivery, defended off the front foot.
  • 37.4 Tossed up delivery around middle and leg. Anwar comes charging down and drives it along the ground to long on for a single.
  • 37.3 Quicker and towards the batsman this time. Anwar nudges it to mid-wicket.
  • 37.2 Flighted delivery around off stump, driven down the ground to long off for a run.
  • 37.1 Tossed up delivery, punched back to the bowler.
  • 36.6 Back of a length delivery which is guided to third man for a single. 171/3
  • 36.5 Short delivery, defended off the back foot.
  • 36.4 4th ODI fifty for Shahzad. Just at the time when his team needed him. He has been composed on the crease and will look to convert it into a big one. Back of a length delivery outside off stump, lofted over point for a brace.
  • 36.3 Back of a length delivery, punched to covers.
  • 36.2 Back of length delivery, towards the batsman. Shahzad charges down the track to heave it over but fails to put bat to it. It hits him on his body.
  • 36.1 Chatara angles it in towards the batsman. He lands it on a back of a length area and it goes through the batsman as he tries to play at it.
  • Drinks are on the field!
  • 35.6 Flighted delivery around off stump, driven down the ground to long off for the third single of the over. 168/3
  • 35.5 Flighted delivery, defended off the front foot.
  • 35.4 Tossed up delivery, defended off the back foot to mid-wicket.
  • 35.3 Yet another short delivery around the off stump line, punched to long off for a run.
  • 35.2 Short and quick outside off, cut to point.
  • 35.1 Tossed up delivery, driven to long off for an easy single.
  • 34.6 Short delivery, defended off the back foot. 165/3
  • 34.5 FOUR! Short delivery down the leg side, Anwar pulls it to the right of the fine leg fielder for a boundary.
  • 34.4 Worked to third man for a single.
  • 34.3 Well bowled! They cry for yet another appeal, but umpire just like usual, is unmoved. The bowler lands it on a good length angling it towards Shahzad. He leaves it and gets hit high on his pads outside the off stump line. The replays confirm that.
  • 34.2 Back of a length delivery outside off, run down to third man for a quick brace.
  • 34.1 Length delivery around the middle stump line. The batsman plays it off the front foot. It takes the inside edge and runs to fine leg as the batsmen sneak a single.
  • Tendai Chatara comes back into the attack.
  • 33.6 The batsman defends it from within the crease. 157/3
  • 33.5 Driven to long on for a single.
  • 33.4 Floated delivery towards the batsman, Anwar defends it off the front foot.
  • 33.3 Anwar tries to flick it away but gets hit high on the pads.
  • 33.2 Flighted delivery around middle and leg, chipped over mid-wicket for a single. This brings up the 50-run stand. They are going steadily.
  • 33.1 Tossed up delivery, driven to long on for a run.
  • Graeme Cremer comes back into the attack.
  • 32.6 SIX! What a shot! Tossed up delivery around off, Shahzad hits an inside out shot over covers and over the fence. The fielder from long off tried to reach there, but failed to make it. 13 runs off this one. UAE on the move! 154/3
  • 32.5 Quicker and fuller on the stumps, played to square leg.
  • 32.4 Shahzad gives himself some room and cuts it past the point fielder. Sweeper cover mops it up but the batsmen pick up two.
  • 32.3 Shorter in length by Sean. Anwar punches it to long on for a single.
  • 32.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 32.1 FOUR! Nothing much in the delivery. Sean tosses it up towards the batsman, Anwar gets down on one knee and sweeps it fine to the right of the fine leg fielder for a boundary. The fielder was too square and it was difficult for him to stop it.
  • 31.6 Back of a length delivery outside off, lofted in air over covers for a brace. 9 runs came off the over. UAE are looking to shift gears. 141/3
  • 31.5 Length delivery and it's defended off the front foot back to the bowler.
  • 31.4 FOUR! Length delivery around the off stump line, Shahzad hits it on the rise over mid on for a boundary. He timed that one nicely.
  • 31.4 Wide! Short delivery dragged down the leg side, umpire signals it a wide.
  • Some dark clouds are seen approaching the Harare Sports Club. Still quite sunny out there, but it was the same in the Windies-Scotland game. Hope nothing of that sort happens today.
  • 31.3 Driven along the ground to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 31.2 Full delivery angling in towards the batsman, driven to mid on.
  • 31.1 Back of a length delivery outside off, worked to third man for a single.
  • 30.6 Full ball, on the stumps, eased back down towards mid on for nothing. 132/3
  • 30.5 Landed short and close to off, a solid defensive shot offered in response.
  • 30.4 Turning away from outside off, punched to point. Just the single resulting from it.
  • 30.3 FOUR! That's a terrific shot! Been playing the spinners very well today. Makes use of his feet to step out and then whips it with the wrists over mid-wicket, beating the man in the deep for a boundary.
  • 30.2 Quicker one attacking the stumps, Shahzad goes inside the crease and brings his bat down in time to block it out.
  • 30.1 Tossed up around off from around the wicket, Shahzad kneels across and sweeps it over square leg. It falls safely and two runs are taken.
  • 29.6 Short delivery angling in, Anwar tries to work it to the leg side but gets hit high on the pads. 125/3
  • 29.5 Effort ball! Muzarabani bangs it short in line of the batsman. Anwar defends it off the back foot awkwardly.
  • 29.5 Wide! Full delivery dragged down the leg side, the umpire calls it a wide.
  • 29.4 Banged short yet again angling towards the batsman. He fails to put bat to it and gets hit near the abdomen area.
  • 29.3 Short delivery banged in towards the batsman. Anwar defends it off the back foot.
  • 29.2 Back of a length delivery outside off stump, Anwar decides to let it go to the keeper.
  • 29.2 Wide! Dragged down the leg side, umpire calls it a wide.
  • 29.1 Back of a length delivery outside off, played to third man for a single.
  • 28.6 Tossed up delivery, nudged to mid-wicket for a run. 122/3
  • 28.5 Short delivery, pushed to long on for a run.
  • 28.4 Sean drags it short and quick this time, Anwar punches it back to the bowler.
  • 28.3 Sean darts it full around middle and leg, Anwar plays it to mid-wicket.
  • 28.2 Flighted delivery, full around off. Pushed back to the bowler.
  • 28.1 Tossed up delivery, defended off the back foot back to the bowler.
  • Sean Williams comes into the attack.
  • 27.6 Full delivery around the off stump line, driven to mid off. Good over by Muzarabani. 120/3
  • 27.5 Muzarabani comes wide of the crease and lands it on a back of a length outside off. The ball was angling in towards Shahzad. He tries to flick it but gets hit high on the pads. The hosts cry, but the umpire is unmoved yet again.
  • 27.4 Back of a length delivery, Shahzad gets in line and defends it off the front foot.
  • 27.3 Length delivery angling in towards the batsman, played to fine leg for a run.
  • 27.2 That one kept low. Muzarabani lands it on a back of a length just outside off. Anwar tries to defend it but the ball keeps low and rolls to the keeper.
  • 27.1 Short delivery outside off, worked to third man for a single.
  • Blessing Muzarabani comes back into the attack.
  • 26.6 Tossed up delivery, flicked to mid-wicket. 118/3
  • 26.5 Flatter delivery, full and outside off. Played to third man for a single.
  • 26.4 Flighted delivery around leg stump, played to mid-wicket.
  • 26.3 Played to the point region.
  • 26.2 Driven to long on for a single.
  • 26.1 Flighted delivery down the leg side, played to fine leg for a run.
  • 25.6 Googly, flicked to mid-wicket. 115/3
  • 25.5 Tossed up delivery, dragged down the leg side. Anwar sweeps it over the short fine leg fielder for a brace.
  • 25.4 Short delivery, cut to the point fielder.
  • 25.3 Flighted delivery, Anwar gets in line of the ball and defends it.
  • 25.2 Tossed up delivery towards the batsman, defended off the front foot.
  • 25.1 Worked to fine leg for a single.
  • 24.6 Tossed up delivery, flicked to mid-wicket. A successful over for Zimbabwe. 112/3
  • 24.5 Driven along the ground to long off for a run.
  • 24.4 FOUR! Shahzad comes charging down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
  • 24.3 Tossed up delivery, driven to covers. Good stop by the fielder over there, it was a certain boundary.
  • 24.2 Played to fine leg for a single.
  • Shaiman Anwar comes in next.
  • 24.1 OUT! Clean bowled! Raza is pumped! And why wouldn't he be, he's got the big wicket. He bowls it quicker and fuller towards the batsman. Shabber tries to sweep it but fails to put bat to it. The ball goes behind his legs and strikes the timber.
  • 23.6 That was a beauty. He bowled it quick and full, turning away from the batsman. He tries to defend it but gets beaten. 106/2
  • 23.5 Blocked off the back foot.
  • 23.4 Defends the wrong 'un off the front foot.
  • 23.3 Tossed up delivery, driven to long off for a run.
  • 23.2 Some decent air on this as it's spinning in, flicked to square leg.
  • 23.1 Floated delivery, Shabber gets forward and defends it off the front foot.
  • 22.6 Tossed up delivery, driven to mid-wicket with a closed face for a single. 105/2
  • 22.5 Punched off the back foot to the bowler.
  • 22.4 Shabber gets beaten by the turn on this delivery. Raza tosses it up around off and the ball spins away from the batsman as he tries to defend it off the front foot.
  • 22.3 Played to covers for a single.
  • 22.2 Flighted delivery towards the batsman, driven to mid on.
  • 22.1 Tossed up delivery, driven back to the bowler.
  • 21.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 103/2
  • 21.5 Played off the back foot to point.
  • 21.4 Tucked to square leg for a single.
  • 21.4 Wide! Tossed up delivery dragged down the leg side. The umpire signals it a wide.
  • 21.3 Well bowled! He tosses it up and turns it away from the batsman. Shahzad tries to defend it off the front foot but gets beaten. That wasn't far away from the outside edge.
  • 21.2 Driven to long off for a single.
  • 21.1 Poor delivery but lucky to get away. He bowls a half tracker which is played to long off for a run. This brings up the 100 for UAE.
  • 20.6 Leans ahead to this full ball and knocks it down to long on for a single. 99/2
  • 20.5 SIX! What a hit! Flighted ball right in the slot, Shahzad clears his front leg and just lofts it cleanly straight over the bowler's head for a maximum.
  • 20.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 20.3 Over the wicket, it's spinning in from outside off, blocked with the full face of the bat.
  • Rameez Shahzad walks in next to bat.
  • 20.2 OUT! GONE! Mustafa is out of here. One shot too many for the skipper. Sikandar Raza the man to get the breakthrough. Are you even surprised? Does it time and time again. Comes from around the wicket and floats it up on middle and leg, it turns as Mustafa gets low to play the reverse sweep again. He misses once more and is hit on the legs. Loud appeal and this time the finger goes up. Zimbabwe have their wicket, partnership of 74 comes to an end.
  • 20.1 Tossed up on the stumps, swept away on the leg side for a couple.
  • 20.1 Wide! Down the leg side, wide called by the umpire.
  • 19.6 Punched off the back foot to covers. 89/1
  • 19.5 FOUR! Shabber gets down on his knee and slog sweeps it towards the square leg region. Chatara attacks the ball but the ball lands in front of him and takes a turn towards the fence. It seems he was wrong footed.
  • 19.4 Shabber tries to work it to leg side but gets the leading edge towards the backward point region. He fails to pick up the googly.
  • 19.3 In the air... but safe. Cremer flights it towards the batsman, Mustafa tries to heave it. He fails to find the meat of the bat and the ball lands in front of the long on fielder. They take a single off it.
  • 19.2 Tossed up delivery, driven to long on for an easy single.
  • 19.1 Played to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 18.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 82/1
  • 18.5 Reverse swept to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 18.4 Well bowled! He got some turn on that one. Gives it some air, towards the batsman, around the fourth stump line. Mustafa tries to defend it off the front foot but gets beaten.
  • 18.3 Swept to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 18.2 Full delivery towards the batsman, Shabber tries to hit across the line. The ball takes the inside edge onto his pads.
  • 18.1 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery
  • 17.6 Mustafa comes forward and defends it off the front foot towards mid-wicket. 80/1
  • 17.5 Flighted delivery which is driven to long off for a run.
  • 17.4 Punched off the back foot towards the square leg region for a single.
  • 17.3 Leading edge rolls towards the backward point region.
  • 17.3 Wide! Flighted delivery, spinning down the leg side. The umpire signals it a wide.
  • 17.2 Driven to covers off the front foot. It was full and outside off, but with not much turn.
  • 17.1 Tossed up delivery, defended off the front foot.
  • Drinks are on the field.
  • 16.6 Raza darts it full towards the legs of the batsman. He tries to defend it but gets struck low on the pads. That was drifting down the leg side. 77/1
  • 16.5 Floated delivery, defended off the front foot.
  • 16.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 16.3 The batsman looks to sweep a full delivery darted towards his legs. The ball hits his pads and runs to fine leg. They sneak in a leg bye.
  • 16.2 Flighted towards the batsman, played to mid-wicket.
  • 16.1 Pushed to covers for a single.
  • 15.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. Good start by Cremer. 75/1
  • 15.5 Mustafa tries to work it to the leg side but gets struck on the pads. The impact was outside off stump.
  • 15.4 Mustafa tries to work it to mid-wicket, but gets a leading edge to covers.
  • 15.3 Flicked to mid-wicket.
  • 15.2 That was close! But the umpire is not shaken a bit. He flights a full delivery around the off stump line, spinning in towards the batsman. Mustafa tries to reverse sweep but fails to put bat to it. The ball hits low on his thigh pad and Cremer cries for the decision in his favor. The man in the yellow T-shirt is not interested.
  • 15.1 Well bowled! He starts by giving it some air outside off stump. The ball turns in towards the batsman. He tries to defend it off the front foot, but gets hit high on the pads.
  • Graeme Cremer comes into the attack.
  • 14.6 Tossed up delivery, defended off the front foot. 75/1
  • 14.5 SIX! What a shot! Oh boy, what a strike! Raza flights it towards the batsman, Shabber gets on one knee and slog sweeps over mid-wicket for the first maximum of the match.
  • 14.4 Punched to covers off the back foot. No run taken.
  • 14.3 Sharp turn! The keeper goes for the appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Raza lands it around the leg stump line and gets good amount of spin on this one. Shabber tries to defend it off the front foot but gets beaten.
  • 14.2 Driven to long on for a run.
  • 14.1 Flighted delivery, defended off the front foot.
  • 13.6 Shabber gets in front and defends a length ball off the front foot. 68/1
  • 13.6 The bowler drags a length delivery outside leg stump. Shabber decided to leave it and the umpire signals it a wide. This brings up the 50-run stand between the duo. Crucial from UAE's point of view.
  • 13.5 Leaves the ball moving away from outside off.
  • 13.4 The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
  • 13.3 Full delivery, angling towards the batsman. Mustafa clips it to square leg for a run.
  • 13.2 Short delivery, pulled away to fine leg for a single.
  • 13.1 FOUR! Lucky, lucky to get away with that. What is Taylor doing today? That was in no way the catch of the first slip fielder. Taylor had to go for it. Muzarabani lands it on a back of a length spot around the off stump line. Shabber, stuck at the crease, pushes at it. The ball takes the outside edge and flies through the keeper and the first slip fielder to the fence.
  • 12.6 Raza fires it full towards the batsman, Mustafa plays it to mid-wicket. 61/1
  • 12.5 Punched off the back foot to covers for a run.
  • 12.4 Floated delivery around the off stump line, defended back to the bowler.
  • 12.3 Tossed up delivery towards the batsman, defended off the front foot.
  • 12.2 Driven to covers for a single.
  • 12.1 Tossed up delivery outside off stump, tapped to point. He got some turn on the first delivery.
  • Sikandar Raza comes into the attack.
  • 11.6 Play and a miss! Shabber tries to slash hard at a wide delivery outside off. He fails to put his bat to it and the keeper collects it with ease. 59/1
  • 11.5 Short delivery around the off stump line, angling away from the batsman. Shabber defends it off the back foot.
  • 11.4 Mustafa fails to put bat to a back of a length delivery angled towards his hips. The ball hits his thigh pad and runs to fine leg. They sneak in a leg bye.
  • 11.3 FOUR! Mustafa looks to be in some mood. He watches a length delivery which was angling away from him. Gives himself some room and lofts it over covers for a boundary. He reaches to 22 with this strike.
  • 11.2 Length delivery, defended off the front foot.
  • 11.2 Wide! The bowler bowls it way wide of the off stump, the batsman decides to leave it. The umpire signals it a wide.
  • 11.1 Muzarabani hits the deck hard and lands it on a good length around the off stump line. Mustafa pushes it to covers.
  • 10.6 Full delivery, driven back to the bowler. 53/1
  • 10.5 Jarvis lands it on a good length spot outside off, the batsman lets it be.
  • 10.4 Back of a length delivery outside off, Mustafa opens the face of the bat and plays it to point for a run.
  • 10.3 Pulled to square leg for a single.
  • 10.2 Length delivery outside off stump, left alone by the batsman.
  • 10.1 Mustafa, you have to stay there till the very end! Shots like these will take you nowhere. He tries to heave a back of a length delivery over the square leg region. The ball takes the top edge and flies over the gully area for a single.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signalled. No more than 4 fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle.
  • 9.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. UAE are 50/1. They must be more than happy with this score. 50/1
  • 9.5 Back of a length delivery outside off stump. Shabber works it past the point fielder for a brace.
  • 9.5 Wide! The bowler drags it short and down the leg side. The batsman lets it go and the umpire signals it a wide.
  • 9.4 Close LBW shout but the umpire shakes his head. The bowler lands it on a good length spot and Shabber tries to defend it. But fails at it and gets hit on his pads. The replays show that it was pitched outside leg.
  • 9.3 Back of a length delivery around the fourth stump line, Shabber shoulders arms to it.
  • 9.2 Good length delivery outside off stump, left alone by the batsman.
  • 9.1 Length delivery outside off stump, tapped to covers for a single.
  • Blessing Muzarabani will have a go with the ball. Let's see what he has for us in store.
  • 8.6 Length delivery outside off stump, defended off the front foot. 46/1
  • 8.5 Beaten for the second time in the over. Jarvis bowls it on a good length spot around the off stump line, Shabber tries to defend it but gets beaten by the seam movement.
  • 8.4 Jarvis is hitting the good length spot consistently, but he needs to make the batsman play. The batsman lets go a delivery outside off to the keeper.
  • 8.3 Full delivery on the legs of the batsman, played to mid-wicket.
  • 8.2 Length delivery in the middle stump line, played off the front foot.
  • 8.1 Well bowled! Lovely! Pleasing to any fast bowler's eyes. He lands it on a good length spot around the off stump line, seaming away from the batsman. He tries to defend it but gets beaten. That is great stuff!
  • 7.6 Back of a length delivery outside off, pushed to point. 46/1
  • 7.5 Length delivery angling in towards the batsman, defended off the front foot.
  • 7.4 Back of a length delivery, nudged to fine leg for a single. Sensible batting by him, takes a single after hitting a boundary.
  • 7.3 FOUR! Full delivery outside off stump, driven by Shabber between cover and mid off for a boundary. That was struck well. The fielder at mid off could have done well but fails to save his side some runs.
  • 7.2 Well bowled! Chatara got bounce on that delivery. He lands it on a good length around the fourth stump line. Shabber defends it off the front foot.
  • 7.1 Good length delivery outside off stump, defended off the front foot.
  • 6.6 Effort ball banged in short by Jarvis. Mustafa lets it be. UAE are 41/1. Decent start by them. 41/1
  • 6.5 Well bowled! Jarvis bangs it short outside off, Mustafa shoulders arms to it.
  • 6.4 The skipper has made his intentions clear. He charges down for the second time in his innings. Gives himself some room and lofts a length delivery over the covers for a brace.
  • 6.3 Short delivery angling in towards the batsman, Mustafa defends it back to the bowler off the back foot.
  • 6.2 Back of a length delivery, towards Mustafa's hips. He tries to work it fine but gets struck on the thigh pad.
  • 6.1 Played to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 5.6 Flicked through mid-wicket for a brace. 11 runs came off that over. Good start by UAE. 38/1
  • 5.6 Five wides! That's poor by Taylor. Chatara drags it down the leg side, Mustafa tries to flick it but misses it. Taylor makes a rare mistake in collecting it and the ball runs to the fence.
  • 5.5 The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.
  • 5.4 Back of a length delivery around the off stump area, Mustafa lets it go to the keeper without any trouble.
  • 5.3 Length delivery outside off stump, Mustafa lets it be.
  • 5.2 Effort ball by Chatara. He bangs it short towards Mustafa. He does well to duck in time.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Too full and straight, Mustafa won't leave opportunities like these. He works it off his legs, fine towards the right of the keeper for a boundary. Back-to-back boundaries for UAE.
  • 4.6 FOUR! Shabber wouldn't mind these. Back of a length delivery outside off stump. The batsman rocks on the back foot and tries to slap it away but finds the outside edge. The ball flies over the second slip region for a boundary. 27/1
  • 4.5 Jarvis lands it on a good length spot outside off stump. Shabber tries to drive it through covers but gets an inside edge to it. The ball runs to mid-wicket.
  • 4.4 Shabber was up to it. He defends a length delivery off the front foot.
  • 4.3 Full delivery outside off stump, driven to covers for a single. Mustafa is looking in good touch.
  • 4.2 Mustafa shoulders arms to a length delivery outside off.
  • 4.1 Good running by the duo. Jarvis bangs it short towards the batsman, Shabber rocks back and pulls it over the square leg region. Till the time the fielder from fine leg could mop it up, the batsmen pick up three runs.
  • 3.6 Length delivery outside off stump, left alone by the batsman. 19/1
  • 3.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 3.4 Shabber is off the mark. He works a full delivery to mid-wicket for a single.
  • Ghulam Shabber comes in next.
  • 3.3 OUT! A perfect comeback delivery by the bowler. And boy, he looks to be delighted with this one! He lands it on a good length spot outside off, Ahmed tries to push at it and gets the outside edge. The ball is pouched comfortably by Taylor. The hosts' camp looks happy with the early blow.
  • 3.2 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for the batsman. That was a nothing delivery and had to be put away. Short delivery towards the batsman, Ahmed pulls it over square leg for a boundary.
  • 3.1 FOUR! Up and over! This time it's Ahmed who registers a boundary. This was in his hitting zone. Length delivery outside off stump, the batsman lofts it over mid off for his first boundary.
  • 2.6 Good length delivery, defended off the front foot. 10/0
  • 2.5 Length delivery outside off, Mustafa shoulders arms to it.
  • 2.4 Good thinking by the bowler. He varies his pace on this one and bowls it full towards the batsman. Mustafa defends it off the front foot.
  • 2.3 Good cricket! Well bowled and well left by the skipper! Jarvis lands it on a good length spot around the fourth stump line, Mustafa does well to leave that it.
  • 2.2 Jarvis drags a back of a length delivery towards the batsman's body, Ahmed tries to pull it but fails to do so. The ball rolls towards the keeper and till then they sneak in a leg bye.
  • 2.1 Length delivery, seaming in towards the batsman. Ahmed defends it from the crease off the front foot.
  • 1.6 FOUR! Beautifully played by the skipper. Chatara bowls a length delivery way outside off stump. Mustafa comes charging from his crease and whacks it over covers for the first boundary of the match. 9/0
  • 1.5 Short of a length delivery, outside off stump. Ahmed taps it to third man for a single.
  • 1.4 Ahmed taps a length ball to mid-wicket. Good start by Chatara.
  • 1.3 Chatara lands it on a good length spot in the middle stump line, Ahmed plays it off the front foot.
  • 1.2 Back of a length delivery, defended off the back foot.
  • 1.1 Full length delivery outside off stump, Mustafa runs it to third man for a single.
  • Tendai Chatara will start from other end.
  • 0.6 Play and a miss. Good delivery to end the over with. Jarvis lands it on a good length spot outside off stump, seaming away from the batsman. Ahmed tries to put bat to it but gets beaten. 3/0
  • 0.5 Jarvis drags it on the hips of Mustafa. He nudges it to fine leg for a run.
  • 0.4 Length ball outside off stump, left alone by the batsman.
  • 0.3 Ahmed is off the mark. Full delivery driven to mid on for a single.
  • 0.2 Leading edge but safe. Short delivery banged towards the batsman, Ahmed plays it off the back foot. He gets a leading edge which falls way too ahead of the bowler.
  • 0.1 Good delivery first up. Lands it on a good length spot around off stump, seaming away from the batsman. Mustafa opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. UAE get their first run on the board on the very first ball.
  • The umpires are out in the middle. Rohan Mustafa and Ashfaq Ahmed will open the innings for UAE. Kyle Jarvis will have the new ball in hand. Let's get started...
  • The players are out in the middle to pay respect to their respective national anthems.
  • Pitch report - There is decent amount of grass on the wicket. There are cracks too which will help the faster bowlers early in the innings.
  • United Arab Emirates playing XI - Rohan Mustafa(C), Ashfaq Ahmed, Ghulam Shabber(WK), Rameez Shahzad, Shaiman Anwar, Muhammad Usman, Adnan Mufti, Ahmed Raza, Mohammad Naveed, Amir Hayat, Qadeer Ahmed.
  • Zimbabwe playing XI - Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor(WK), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Graeme Cremer(C), Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani.
  • Rohan Mustafa, UAE captain, starts by saying they were looking to bat first itself. Adds that they will be playing their natural game and end the tournament well. Ends by saying that they have 3 changes in their side.
  • Graeme Cremer, Zimbabwe captain, starts by saying the wicket took a bit of moisture so will look to take advantage. Adds that they have put in a lot of hard work so they'll want to have a great day today. Reckons they have lot of positives from the last game and will look to repeat the same performance with the bat. Ends by saying that they have two changes in their side.
  • TOSS - Zimbabwe win the toss and elect to bowl first!
  • Hello and welcome to the Harare Sports Club for the clash between the hosts, Zimbabwe, and United Arab Emirates. The hosts have a simple equation in front of them - a win here will book their seat for the 2019 World Cup. UAE, on the other hand, have found it difficult to get going in the tournament but would surely want to take something away by winning their last match. Bets are on Zimbabwe. Let's see what the match has on offer. Stay tuned as we bring to you the toss and teams shortly.

United Arab Emirates Vs Zimbabwe Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • Potentially sad end to Zimbabwe's journey. Now their fate isn't in their hands. They have a chance, but a slim one, and it will depend on the outcome of tomorrow's game. What was expected to be a dead rubber tomorrow has everything on offer. Whichever team wins tomorrow's clash enters the big event. We have Ireland taking on Afghanistan. Tune in tomorrow at 0930 local (0730 GMT) for the coverage. Till then, goodbye!
  • Rohan Mustafa, UAE captain says that they have missed key players during the crucial matches in the Super Sixes stages. Adds that the team has been working hard and they have changed a lot in all departments. Ends by saying that they will come hard next in the next tournament.
  • Graeme Cremer, Zimbabwe captain says that they had good partnership in the middle but it was crucial that Sean Williams had to carry on but was dismissed. Reckons that the UAE team performed well today. Ends by saying that they will pick themselves with this defeat and move on but the team is disappointed with this result.
  • Man of the Match, Mohammad Naveed says that he is happy with the award. Adds that he is successful because he tries to bowl wicket to wicket as suggested by his coach. Reckons that yorker helped him a lot towards the death. Ends by saying that he dedicates this award to his family members.
  • With the revised target, Zimbabwe needed a positive start but lost wickets early in the Powerplay. Williams and Moor, however, took the situation in their stride and stitched a fine partnership consisting of 79 runs, before the latter departed. Williams carried on along with Raza and it looked like they would win it. But some excellent bowling from the skipper Mustafa and Naveed in the death saw that the key men for the Chevrons fell at the wrong time and the game got away from them. You could say Williams' wicket was the turning point of the game, maybe even Raza's. UAE held their nerve and got the job done.
  • A rain-hit affair which was threatened to not even finish. But on this day, some heroes rose up for UAE. After losing a wicket early on, Mustafa and Shabber added 74 to steady things, before Anwar and Shahzad threaded the same amount between them not long after. But, the late impetus from Naveed really did the trick. As the rain came later and it helped their DLS score.
  • Went right down to the wire. Just 3 runs short, agonizingly close. The crowd in the stadium didn't just come to fill up the numbers. They were buzzing all day, even through the rain, kept on singing and dancing and pushed their team forward. They really wanted their team to win and qualify for the big stage. But it wasn't meant to be. Sometimes in life, it just isn't.
  • 39.6 UAE WIN BY 3 RUNS! heartbreak for the home side. The crowd goes silent, they can't believe what's happened here. Oh boy... their faces say it all. High full toss on off, Ervine swings and can only manage a top edge over cover-point for a couple.
  • 39.5 Full and outside off, Jarvis can only fetch a single with a smack to long off. Ervine needs a biggie to finish. Dinesh Karthik finished a game off the last ball against Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy final. Can Ervine replicate that?
  • 39.4 Another full toss, on the stumps, Ervine can only mistime it towards extra cover. Only a single. 7 off 2 needed.
  • 39.3 FOUR! Edged and away! Ervine won't mind that, nobody will mind that. Full toss on off, Ervine just swings wildly. It goes off the edge and away to the third man fence for a boundary.
  • 39.2 Follows Jarvis, who's backing away, with an excellent yorker. The batsman can only work it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 39.1 Fuller and slower on the stumps, Jarvis clears his front leg and whacks it towards wide long on for a double.
  • Zimbabwe need 15 to win, in the last over of the game, against the best bowler of the game. Game over? Or is there something still left?
  • 38.6 Only a single. Just 4 off the over. Well bowled, Amir Hayat. It's smacked down to long off for one. 215/7
  • 38.5 Full toss angling in on leg, Ervine can only flick it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 38.4 Missed out! Dot ball. Slower bouncer around off, Ervine doesn't pick it up and goes into the pull shot way too early.
  • 38.3 Dot ball. Yorker on off, Jarvis can only play it back to the bowler.
  • 38.2 Dot ball. Yorker on off, Jarvis can only play it back to the bowler.
  • 38.1 Angling in at first and then shaping away from outside off, Ervine taps it behind square on the off side for a single.
  • Amir Hayat to bowl the penultimate over.
  • 37.6 Ervine works it through mid-wicket and keeps strike. 19 needed off 12. 211/7
  • 37.5 Lbw shout turned down courtesy a big inside edge. Reverse for Naveed as it's pitched on a fuller length, Jarvis gets an inside edge onto his pads and he takes a single as the ball goes on the off side.
  • Kyle Jarvis will be the new man in.
  • 37.4 OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Naveed comes good for his side. Zimbabwe lose another wicket. Banged in on a back of a length on middle and off, Cremer looks to go across the line and gets a bottom edge which takes the bails off. 21 still needed off 14.
  • 37.3 Cutting back in on middle and leg, whipped along the ground through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 37.2 Precious dot ball. Fuller and on off, Ervine can only defend it under his nose.
  • 37.1 Full ball outside off from around the wicket, driven through the covers for a couple. Good start the over.
  • Also, Mohammad Naveed comes back into the attack.
  • Skipper Graeme Cremer walks in. Into the most pressure situation he's walked into in his entire career. It can still be done, but he needs to keep his nerve and support Craig Ervine.
  • 36.6 OUT! He's got him! A big twist in the tale left? Tried to go over short fine leg again with a sweep but can't clear the man this time. Hayat takes it with one hand and Williams is gone. The rate is in control, can Zimbabwe still do it? 24 needed off 18. 206/6
  • 36.5 FOUR! The Harare Sports Club is screaming on the top of its lungs. The crowd is going wild. Excellent shot from Williams. He picks his spot, gets low and sweeps it over short fine leg for a boundary.
  • 36.4 Ervine hammers this down the ground, but can't get it straight enough. Towards long on, one more run taken.
  • 36.3 Darted full around off, Sean gets low and plays the reverse sweep to backward point. Quick single stolen.
  • 36.2 Single taken. Hits it down to long on and rotate strike.
  • 36.1 FOUR! That's gone like a rocket! Top shot from Craig Ervine. Full on the stumps from around the wicket, he clears his front leg and smacks this straight back. No chance for long on and long off to cut it out.
  • 35.6 Cutting into Ervine from a length, hits him on the thigh pad. The batsmen steal a leg bye. The appeal is turned down, probably because of height. 35 needed off 24 balls. 195/5
  • 35.5 Coming back in on middle stump, credit to Ervine for the weight on this shot. Puts it in the big gap through mid-wicket and comes back for the second.
  • 35.4 Full once more, attacking the stumps, driven down to long on for a single.
  • 35.3 Angling back in on the pads, Ervine works it off the pads towards mid-wicket for a leg bye.
  • 35.2 Full toss on off stump, knocked down to long off. Easy run taken.
  • 35.1 Fullish in length and outside off, Williams drives it to long off. Looks to come back for the second but Hayat comes in his way purposely. Sean doesn't like that one bit, shows his frustration without hesitation. The second run is completed in the end.
  • Amir Hayat to bowl now.
  • 34.6 Full again outside off, Williams plays the reverse sweep to backward point. Craig Ervine rushes to the other end and beats the throw there. 43 needed to win in 30. 187/5
  • 34.5 Full and flat outside off, crashed but straight to extra cover.
  • 34.4 Full outside off, drilled down to long off for a single.
  • Craig Ervine is the next batsman in.
  • 34.3 OUT! Sikandar Raza is gone! Full toss on leg stump, he should be depositing it deep into the stands but he finds the fielder instead. He gets low and sweeps it straight down Anwar's throat who makes no mistake in taking this. Huge wicket for UAE, is this the match over for Zimbabwe with a struggling Sean Williams out in the middle?
  • 34.2 Over the wicket to Raza, he whips it through mid-wicket. Williams is struggling, but Raza pushes him to come back for the second. They manage to do it, but the southpaw is struggling further now. But maybe Raza wants this over to target.
  • 34.1 SIX! Going... going.... going... gone! Straight on the roof! What a big hit from Sikandar Raza. He sees the opportunity, this is the over he's going to go for it. He knows it. Full and right in the slot from around the wicket, Raza clears his front leg and smokes this high over long on for a maximum.
  • 33.6 No. Just a single. Through to sweeper cover as the batsmen cross over. Good over for UAE, but Sikandar Raza will keep strike. 177/4
  • 33.5 Eased back down to long on to get off strike. Raza needs a big hit. Can he finish it off with one?
  • 33.4 Gives the charge to this short one and drags the pull from outside off to deep mid-wicket. One run taken.
  • 33.3 Short and outside off, Raza looks to put bat on ball with the upper cut but fails to make connection.
  • 33.2 Slower short ball from around the wicket, on middle stump, Williams pulls it along the ground to deep square leg for one. The 50-run stand is up with this as well.
  • 33.1 Fuller and slower on middle, the cutter, Raza whips this to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
  • Sean Williams is receiving treatment from the physio, Probably cramps in his hammy. The Zimbabwe fans will hope he's okay to continue, because he's vital if they are to win this game. It's not an exaggeration to say World Cup qualification rests on his shoulders. He must carry on.
  • 32.6 Quicker and sliding in on middle and leg, Williams drives it wide of long on and still manages to take two, despite hobbling. 12 off the over. 58 needed in 42. 172/4
  • 32.5 Fuller and outside off, driven straight to the man at extra cover.
  • 32.4 Hit hard through the covers, to the sweeper and a single is taken.
  • 32.3 Fuller in length outside off, drilled through covers for a double. Sean Williams is seen hobbling across to the other end, this is not a good sign for the Zimbabwe fans.
  • 32.3 FIVE WIDES! Bonus runs for the Chevrons! Seeing Raza dancing around the crease Mustafa fires it way down the leg side, even the keeper can't collect and it's away to the boundary line behind.
  • 32.2 Yorker on off, darts this one in quick, Williams digs it out on the off side for a quick one.
  • 32.1 Darted full on middle and leg, driven down to long on for a single.
  • Rohan Mustafa returns to the attack.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signalled. Now 5 fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the match.
  • 31.6 Raza comes charging down the track and keeps the strike for next over. 70 needed from 48 deliveries. We've a last ball finish on the cards. Gut feeling! 160/4
  • 31.5 FOUR! What a shot! Just a half swing of the bat and runs away to the fence. A full delivery towards the legs of the batsman, Raza hits it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 31.4 Back of a length delivery angling towards the leg side. William goes for the pull but gets done by the pace off the delivery. The ball hits his pads on the high and they sneak in a leg bye.
  • 31.3 Sensible cricket! Taking runs off every delivery. Short delivery banged in towards the batsman. Williams pulls it to mid-wicket and the batsmen come through for a brace.
  • 31.2 Well bowled! He bowls yet another slower delivery asking Raza to drive it on the full. The batsman checks his drive as the ball runs to long on for another single.
  • 31.1 Sower delivery fuller in length, played to covers for an easy single.
  • 30.6 Ends the over with a single down to long on. 10 from this over. Decent one for Zimbabwe. 150/4
  • 30.5 Mix-up! But no harm done. Short and wide outside off, Raza cuts it down to third man. They take the first, want the second but then decide against it. Good decision.
  • 30.4 Full and angling in from around the wicket, on off, Sean Williams drives it past the stumps at the other end and brings Raza back on strike.
  • 30.3 Back of a length outside off, Raza mistimes the swing down towards mid on for a brisk single.
  • 30.2 FOUR! Fantastic shot! This is what Sikandar Raza needed. Full and swinging in on the pads, he whips this superbly past wide mid on and away to the boundary line. 6 runs off the first two deliveries, could this be the big over Zimbabwe are looking for?
  • 30.1 Short and wide outside off, the slow outfield disappoints Sikandar Raza as he hit it quite well through the covers. Manages only a brace.
  • Amir Hayat is back.
  • 29.6 Knocked to mid on for a quick run. 8 off the over. 140/4
  • 29.5 Short and wide outside off, Raza slaps this through point. Should have been a boundary, but the outfield slows it down. Two runs are taken. There was a fumble out in the deep, but the batsmen didn't notice that. The third was there for the taking.
  • 29.4 Easily in! Not out. Williams pushes it to mid off and takes a sharp single. Instead of dragging his bat in, he plants it in. There's a direct hit at the bowler's end and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show he's fine. Should be careful here, getting out in such a manner is the last thing he'd want.
  • Run out appeal against Sean Williams. Looks to be safe though. Let's see...
  • 29.3 Takes the pace off this one and deceives the batsman. Williams is early into the pull shot and misses it altogether.
  • 29.2 Full again, on off stump, Williams with another drive but straight down the ground this time. The placement is good, so two more runs are taken.
  • 29.1 A little too full and outside off, Williams nicely leans into the shot and drives it through the big gap in the covers. Picks up two as a result.
  • 28.6 Single to end the over. Full and outside off, it's drilled to sweeper cover. Williams will keep strike. 132/4
  • 28.5 FOUR! Shot! Around the wicket to Williams, it's full and outside off, the southpaw just waits on this before putting a lot of power into the drive. Through extra cover and away to the fence for a boundary.
  • 28.4 Fullish in length on middle and off, Raza walks a step down and hits this on the up, past the bowler for a single towards long off.
  • 28.3 Back of a length on off stump, Raza goes back and mistimes the pull to the mid-wicket fielder.
  • 28.2 Coming back in sharply on middle and leg, Raza is almost cut in two while trying to play that. It takes the inside edge and goes off his thigh pad past the leg stump.
  • 28.1 Big swing and a miss from Sikandar Raza! Full and outside off, Raza looks to trash it through the covers but misses.
  • 27.6 A short delivery which has been pulled away. The batsmen have run through for a single. 126/4
  • 27.5 Full and outside off, drilled hard but straight to cover.
  • 27.5 No ball! Short ball which is too short. The umpire raises his hand and signals a no ball.
  • Free Hit coming up...
  • Sikandar Raza is the next batsman in.
  • 27.4 OUT! GOT 'EM! PJ Moor departs in the hunt for the quick runs. He knew he had to try and up the ante, but fails to do it and departs. Outside off on a fuller length, Moor uppishly hits it straight to Mufti at extra cover. Partnership worth 79 is broken. Zimbabwe still need 106 off 74.
  • 27.3 Short of a good length outside off, Moor punches it on the up through covers for a double.
  • 27.2 Fifty for Sean Williams! His 27th in this format. Thoroughly deserved. Zimbabwe needed it, especially after Brendan Taylor's departure. He gets to it with a drive to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 27.1 That didn't bounce much at all. Banged in short, Sean ducks and the ball barely goes over his head.
  • Qadeer Ahmed to bowl again.
  • 26.6 He knows he's missed out. The frustration on his face shows it. Short and wide, Moor cracks it straight to point. 121/3
  • 26.5 Not a wide. Hmm... must have brushed the pads then. Full and angling down from over the wicket, Moor looks to flick but misses.
  • 26.4 Around the wicket to Williams now, it's full and outside off, the southpaw drives it well to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 26.3 Good placement. Two runs from it. It's slanting across on a good length, Sean Williams uses the angle to punch it through towards sweeper cover.
  • 26.2 Good running. Taps it just wide of the cover fielder this time and both batsmen cross over.
  • 26.1 Back of a length ball angling in from around off, Moor rises and punches it to covers.
  • Mohammad Naveed is back into the attack. Rohan Mustafa realizes the need to break this partnership, and he desperately needs it. So, he's brought his strike bowler back on. Can he silence this crowd inside the Harare Sports Club?
  • 25.6 Good delivery. Dot ball to end the over. But still, 7 runs have come from it. Full on off, it's dug back out to the bowler. 117/3
  • 25.5 The batsman has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total.
  • 25.4 Down the ground again, this time he beats the bowler and finds long on. One run taken.
  • 25.3 Full and straight on the stumps, drilled back to the bowler.
  • 25.2 FOUR! He's certainly giving the fans something to cheer about! Excellent placement from the southpaw. Full on middle and leg, Williams gets low and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
  • 25.1 Full on the stumps, driven through mid on for a single.
  • Rohan Mustafa returns.
  • 24.6 Fuller and slower outside off, pushed away from the body to covers. A good over for the Chevrons, 10 have come from it. 110/3
  • 24.5 Pressure! Can do crazy things to you. Williams works it towards fine leg and runs hard. Puts pressure on the fielder to do it quickly which makes him fumble. The second run is taken.
  • 24.4 SIX! What a hit! And the crowd goes berserk! Stupendous shot. The pace on the ball allows Sean Williams to go up and over. Short and outside off, he rises on his toes and slaps it over third man for a biggie. The crowd seems to have found its voice.
  • 24.3 Extremely full, almost a yorker on the stumps, Sean plays it back to the bowler.
  • 24.2 Length delivery outside off, punched firmly past point for a single.
  • 24.1 Short of a length ball angling in on middle and leg, Williams helps the pull through square leg. Just the single taken.
  • 23.6 Picks it off his pads and flicks it through the square leg area for a single. 130 needed of 96 balls. 100/3
  • 23.5 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.
  • 23.4 FOUR! That's a lovely shot! Excellent timing. On the up, little bit of width outside off, allows PJ Moor to free his arms a bit. He then hits it through the covers and beats the man in the deep. The 50-run stand is up as well. Highly important for Zimbabwe, this.
  • 23.3 Darts it quicker on the pads, it's whipped behind square leg for an easy one.
  • 23.2 Bit slower through the air, on off, played back to the bowler.
  • 23.1 Turning in from around off, worked to mid-wicket from within the crease.
  • 22.6 Shortish in length pounded outside off, a mistimed slap from Moor finds the mid off fielder. 93/3
  • 22.5 Coming back in from a length on middle and off, tucked through backward square leg to rotate strike.
  • 22.4 Short and wide outside off, cracked but straight to the man at point.
  • 22.3 Some extra bounce off the surface as Hayat lands it on a length on off, squares Williams up a bit as the ball hits him high on the thigh pad. Faint shout goes in vain.
  • 22.2 On a good length once again, outside off, Moor cuts it late past point and takes one.
  • 22.1 Length delivery outside the line of off stump, punched hard to the cover area.
  • 21.6 FOUR! Go right ahead, Sean Williams. Beautifully done. Brings out the reverse sweep once more, plays it fine past the keeper and away to the third man fence to ruin a perfectly good over from Ahmed Raza. 91/3
  • 21.5 The batsman has played it fine down the leg side.
  • 21.4 Drives this to long on by getting close to the pitch. Single taken.
  • 21.3 Another one to mid off, another dot.
  • 21.2 Plays with the spin and eases it towards mid off.
  • 21.1 From around the wicket, it's floated around off, Moor pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 20.6 Shaping back in on the hips, it's worked fine down the leg side for a run. 86/3
  • 20.5 Angling in on leg from around the wicket, Williams looks to flick it away but gets it off the pads. A leg bye is taken.
  • 20.4 Yorker at the base of off stump, Moor digs it out and places it through covers for a single.
  • 20.3 Changes the angle to around the wicket, angles it in from outside off, Williams punches it to sweeper cover and crosses over.
  • 20.2 Wide outside off again, another play and a miss from the left-hander.
  • 20.1 Loose delivery outside off, Williams looks to make connection but fails in doing so.
  • Amir Hayat is back on.
  • 19.6 One run taken as it's hit down to long on. 148 needed off 120 for Zimbabwe to win this game and qualify for the 2019 World Cup. 82/3
  • 19.5 Short and wide outside off, cut through point. A fumble from the fielder in the deep allows the batsmen to take the second.
  • 19.4 Tossed up delivery outside off, Sean with a hard drive to mid off.
  • 19.3 Another punch, down to long off and a single is taken.
  • 19.2 Short in length and outside off, stabbed wide of point for one.
  • 19.1 Spinning in from off stump, Williams gets down and across to paddle sweep it fine down the leg side. Both batsmen run hard and come back for the second.
  • 18.6 Hits this back to the bowler to end the over. 5 from it. 75/3
  • 18.5 Sensible. Got the boundary, now rotates the strike. Single taken after hitting it down to long off.
  • 18.4 FOUR! Much-needed. Especially after three dot balls. He's played that shot to good effect today. Kneels down and reverse sweeps it through short third man for a boundary.
  • 18.3 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 18.2 Quicker one outside off, punched firmly off the back foot to extra cover.
  • 18.1 Drifting in on middle and off from around the wicket, Williams plays it back to the bowler.
  • 17.6 This time Moor plays the reverse sweep, hits it straight to short third man. 70/3
  • 17.5 Full and outside off, reverse swept down to short third man for a single.
  • 17.4 Eases this through mid on and crosses over.
  • 17.3 Stays right behind the line and keeps it out with a straight blade.
  • 17.2 Spinning in from outside off, Sean opens the bat face and picks up a single with a little dab to point.
  • 17.1 Tossed up outside off, driven positively through the covers for a single.
  • Drinks are on the field. Zimbabwe need 164 from 138 balls. They've been rocked early and lost 3 crucial wickets with Mohammad Naveed and Ahmed Raza doing the damage. A lot hinges on this pair of Williams and Poor. They need to bat and bat long together. Should be a good phase of play, this, post the mini-break.
  • 16.6 Will keep strike in the next over. Moor offers a solid punch, down the ground, towards long on, and takes a single. 66/3
  • 16.5 FOUR! Smartly played! Short and wide outside off, PJ Moor plays this really late. Waits for it and then cuts it past short third man to send it across the boundary line.
  • 16.4 Full on the stumps, driven through mid off for a single.
  • 16.3 Full and straight on the stumps, driven back down the track.
  • 16.2 Kicking off the deck a bit. Short and on off, Williams backs away to cut but is beaten due to the extra bounce.
  • 16.1 Stifled appeal for a leg before, not given. Impact is outside off. Fired in full and outside off, Williams is once again down for the reverse sweep. It goes off his back pad, which is outside the line, behind past short third man. Two leg byes taken.
  • 15.6 Darted on leg, strikes the batsman low on the pads. End of the over. 58/3
  • 15.5 Quick on the stumps, punched off the back foot in front of mid-wicket.
  • 15.4 Smartly done. Williams flicks the full ball through the mid-wicket region for a single.
  • 15.3 Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 15.2 Touch straighter in line, tucked to mid-wicket. Dot ball.
  • 15.1 Drifting through the air on off, Moor mistimes the push back to the bowler.
  • 14.6 Quick again, this time Williams checks his punch to covers to end the over. 56/3
  • 14.5 Flat, short and quick outside off, defended back in the direction of the bowler.
  • 14.4 Worked away to the vacant space in the mid-wicket area. Single to the total.
  • 14.3 Eased back down the ground, to long off, for one run.
  • 14.2 One more reverse sweep from the southpaw. Through short third man and a double is taken.
  • 14.1 Outside off on a bit of a fuller length, plays with the spin to point.
  • 13.6 Muted call for a caught behind but not given. Short ball slower in pace, Moor looks to punch but gets a bottom edge which falls besides him before going to the keeper on the bounce. 52/3
  • 13.5 Nicely played. Should have been another boundary, but this is what's going to happen for the most part now. A lot of running for the Chevrons to do. Williams premeditates the reverse sweep and places it through short third man. Three runs taken.
  • 13.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 13.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 13.2 Just behind a driving length, Sean stands his ground and pushes it towards mid off.
  • 13.1 Beautiful! Raza bowls this really slow through the air, outside off, makes Williams reach for it and then beats the outside edge of the bat.
  • 12.6 Leans forward and across before working it towards the mid on fielder. 47/3
  • 12.5 Hit hard, but right at the cover fielder. No run taken.
  • 12.4 Turns it with the spin on the leg side. Dot ball.
  • 12.3 Flatter outside off, Williams forces this through the gap in the off side for a single.
  • 12.2 Loud, loud, loud shout from the UAE players! But the umpire remains unmoved. Good decision in the end, the impact was outside the line. Tossed up outside off, it turns in and raps Peter Moor on the front pad. Appeal goes up, but the impact has saved the batsman. A leg bye is taken as the ball lobs over on the off side.
  • 12.1 Darts it quick and full on off, Moor brings a straight blade down in defense.
  • Rohan Mustafa, the skipper, brings himself into the attack.
  • 11.6 Williams punch-drives this to covers to bring an end to a successful over from Raza. 4 runs and a big wicket off it. 45/3
  • 11.5 From over the wicket, it's flat and short outside off, keeps a little low, Williams goes back and keeps it out.
  • Sean Williams to bat next.
  • 11.4 OUT! THAT'S A BIG WICKET! Ahmed Raza with an absolute beauty. He's got the top dog and UAE are elated. Arm ball on off, it keeps coming in with the angle and somehow goes right through the gap between bat and pad. Brendan Taylor's defense is broken and the stumps are rattled. Beautiful ball, UAE on top here.
  • 11.3 In the air for a long while... but falls safely. Don't think he wanted the ball to be hanging in the air for that long, but he more or less had it in control. He lofts it high over cover as the fielder out in the deep can't get to it in time. Two taken.
  • 11.2 A checked punch from Peter Moor. Down to long off and one more run is taken.
  • 11.1 Tossed up from around the wicket, it's drifting in. Brendan comes ahead and eases it to long off for one.
  • 10.6 Another inside edge. Length ball close to off, he has a tame poke at it and gets it back onto his pads. A single is taken as the ball falls behind square on the off side. 41/2
  • 10.5 Length delivery aiming the top of off stump, blocked tightly to the right of the bowler. No run taken.
  • 10.4 Straighter in line, Taylor picks it off his pads and works it through square leg for a brace.
  • 10.3 Arrows it full again, outside off, driven straight to the man at cover.
  • 10.2 Ooof! So close. Taylor needs to be a bit careful here. Full ball just outside off, he goes for the cover drive and gets an inside back onto his pads.
  • 10.1 FOUR! That's hit hard! Short and wide, Brendan Taylor will not miss out on this. He fiercely cuts it through point and away to the boundary line behind.
  • 9.6 The batsman plays a sweep shot. One run added to the total. 34/2
  • 9.5 Knocks this full ball by leaning ahead and places it to long off. One run taken.
  • 9.4 Looped up on a fuller length, comes forward and meets it with the full face of the bat.
  • 9.3 Taylor works it off his pads square on the leg side and both batsmen set off. Moor has to make a big dive to get back in to beat the throw at the striker's end.
  • 9.2 Similar ball, similar shot. Blocked solidly.
  • 9.1 Quite slow through the air from around the wicket, full on off, Taylor is forward in defense.
  • Ahmed Raza to bowl now. Some spin introduced into the bowling attack. A slip in place.
  • 8.6 Plays it late. Cuts this behind point and runs the first one hard. As a result, is able to come back for the second. 31/2
  • 8.6 Wide! Short and down the leg side, Moor looks to hook it but misses. Big appeal from the keeper behind, but the umpire just raises his arms sideways.
  • 8.5 Full and wide outside off, drilled hard but right at backward point. Won't get any run for it.
  • 8.4 Brings out the short one out of nowhere, takes PJ Moor by surprise. He cannot do much other than somehow awkwardly take a blow on his shoulder.
  • 8.3 Works this off his pads and flicks it towards mid-wicket to get off strike.
  • 8.2 Full in length and on off, defended tightly from within the crease.
  • 8.1 Deadly ball first up. Hayat spears in a yorker straightaway, Moor just about manages to dig it out off the inside edge. It goes off his pads as he looks around for the ball. Taylor knows where it is, so he sets off and calls his partner through for a run. Nicely done.
  • Amir Hayat is into the attack now.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signalled. A maximum of 4 fielders will be allowed outside the ring till the 32nd over.
  • 7.6 Smacked that right off the middle but it's straight to the fielder. Brendan Taylor stands tall and connects, only to find wide mid off. 26/2
  • 7.5 Kicking off the deck from a length, outside off, left alone.
  • 7.4 The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
  • 7.4 Wide! Angling down leg, the batsman looks to flick it away but misses and so does the keeper. Allows the batsmen to steal an extra run.
  • 7.3 Width offered outside off, Moor cuts it past point. It should have gone all the way, but the outfield is slow and as a result, he'll get only two.
  • 7.2 Pitched up there, Moor moves across and works it to mid-wicket.
  • 7.1 Just ahead of a length outside off, driven on the up just wide of mid off for a run.
  • 6.6 Cutting back in on leg, the batsman flicks it away on the leg side for a single. 21/2
  • 6.5 Short and wide outside off, doesn't time it well as he gets a bottom edge on his attempted cut shot.
  • 6.4 Loud lbw appeal from Mohammad Naveed. Height has saved him there. But another brilliant delivery from the pacer. Comes from wide of the crease and gets it to come back in sharply. Beats the inside edge and catches Brendan Taylor high on the thigh pads.
  • 6.3 Fraction straight in line, a length delivery on middle, Brendan Taylor moves inside the line and defends it down in front of mid-wicket.
  • 6.2 Short and wide outside off, it's cut comfortably behind point for an easy run.
  • 6.1 Wicket-to-wicket line, on off. Moor stays inside his crease and plays it back down the track.
  • 5.6 Fired in full, outside off, Taylor with a mistimed drive down towards mid on. End of a good over from Ahmed. 19/2
  • 5.5 Wide outside off, Brendan offers no shot on this occasion.
  • 5.4 Outswinger pitching on middle and off, moves away as Taylor leans ahead to block it out.
  • 5.3 Fullish in length and attacking the stumps, Brendan Taylor leans forward, a little across and then wrists it to mid on.
  • 5.2 Tad shorter outside off, easily guided to the third man region for a single.
  • 5.1 Good length delivery just around off, pushed into the off side from within the crease.
  • Brendan Taylor in at No.4.
  • 4.6 OUT! Second of the innings for Naveed. He is on fire right now. Both openers are now back in the pavilion and the pacer deserves every bit of this. Length ball around off, shapes in a little. It's enough to take the inside edge of Masakadza's bat as he looks to punch it away. Goes on to rattle the stumps behind and that's the end of the Zimbabwe veteran. The hosts in a spot of bother here. 18/2
  • 4.5 Full in length again, driven hard to cover.
  • 4.4 FOUR! Shot! Beautiful. All about the timing this one. Full delivery on off, Masakadza leans into the shot and just pushes this back past the diving mid off fielder. Mid on looks to stop it, but in vain.
  • 4.3 Coming in then shaping away after pitching, Hamilton hangs his bat out but there's some extra bounce. It goes off the splice and towards short third man.
  • 4.2 Wasn't exactly in control of that but was enough to clear the infield. Short ball to which he rocked back and pulled over wide mid on for a double.
  • 4.1 Back of a length on off, blocked down in front of point for nought.
  • 3.6 Seaming away from outside off, left alone for the keeper to collect. 12/1
  • 3.5 Better line. Brings it in closer to the off stick, Moor shoulders arms to it.
  • 3.4 Again a fraction too wide outside off, allows PJ Moor to free his arms and punch it through the gap in the covers. A couple of runs are taken.
  • 3.3 Couldn't find the gap. Some width is offered outside off, Peter Moor looks to cut it past point but can't do so.
  • 3.2 Full delivery outside off, Moor drives it straight to the man at mid off.
  • 3.1 Full delivery outside off, Moor drives it straight to the man at mid off.
  • 2.6 On a length on the fifth stump line, blocked firmly in front of point to end the over. 10/1
  • 2.5 Ripper! Beauty from Mohammad Naveed. Lands it on a length just outside off, it moves away ever so late and almost kisses the outside edge of Hamilton Masakadza's bat. So, so close.
  • 2.4 Waits for the ball to come to him before running it down to third man. Single taken.
  • 2.3 Easy two. Well played by PJ Moor. Cuts it behind point and comes back for the second.
  • 2.2 Shortish ball pounded in outside off, Masakadza taps it down in front of point and takes a brisk single.
  • Peter Moor walks in at No.3. It's his first game of the tournament and it's a big one. The most important game for Zimbabwe. His team needs him to stand up and be counted. Big moment for him.
  • 2.1 OUT! GONE! Solomon Mire is out of here and the crowd goes silent. Wonderful short one from Naveed, Mire looks to take the pull on but the ball is too quick for him. Gets a big top edge which skies towards square leg. Anwar settles himself underneath it and takes a good catch. Early blow for the hosts, not what they would have wanted.
  • 1.6 Length ball on middle and off, blocked solidly from within the crease. 6/0
  • 1.5 Cutting back in, fraction straight in line, catches Masakadza on the pads as he looks to flick. Was always going down leg, hence no appeal.
  • 1.4 In the channel outside off, on a good length, Hamilton has nothing to do with it.
  • 1.3 What a wonderful effort from the fielder. Every run counts, doesn't it? Mustafa, the skipper, leading from the front. Mire is strong in this area, it's on a back of a length outside off, he rises and punches it firmly between point and cover-point. The captain chases it down and keeps it inside with a beautiful dive. Saves one run.
  • 1.2 Wide outside off once more, another play and a miss from Mire.
  • 1.1 Short of a good length outside off, Mire's eyes light up seeing the width on offer. He swings wildly at it looking to cut, but fails to make any kind of connection.
  • Qadeer Ahmed to bowl from the other end. He too has a couple of slips in place.
  • 0.6 Touch short and straighter in line, worked to mid-wicket for no run. 3/0
  • 0.5 Well left! And a good delivery too. Naveed comes steaming in and serves it fuller around off, it swings away late as the batsman lets it be. Great seam position, nicely bowled.
  • 0.4 Bowls this full and on off, swinging away, the veteran brings a straight blade down in defense.
  • Two slips for Hamilton...
  • 0.3 Just back of a length, keeps it quite close to off, Masakadza stands tall and presents a tight defensive shot.
  • 0.2 Fuller in length and outside off, Mire comes forward, pushes it just wide of the cover fielder and calls his partner through for a quick single.
  • 0.1 Zimbabwe are off and running. Every run will be cheered and applauded this afternoon. Length ball outside off, moving away, Solomon Mire opens the face and steers it past point. Takes two as third man cuts it off.
  • Now nice and sunny out there. Looking at it you'd never think it was raining heavily just a little while ago. So, continuing with this game, UAE come out and spread out on the field, as Solomon Mire and Hamilton Masakadza stride out to open the innings with the bat. The home side needs to chase 230 in 40 overs. The openers will look to provide a blazing start as they look to gun it down, as the heavens could open up again later. So to have a good scoring rate will be imperative. Mohammad Naveed will take the new ball first up. Here we go...

United Arab Emirates Vs Zimbabwe Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary






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4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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3 South Africa 4196 262
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