UAE vs Zimbabwe 8th Match at Nelson, 18 Feb, 2015

Toss: Zimbabwe, who chose to bowl first
Zimbabwe won by 4 wickets
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Zimbabwe, who chose to bowl first
Zimbabwe 286/6 in 48 Overs
Current Run rate: 5.96

ZIM 286/6 (47.6)

Player of the Match: Sean Williams
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
76
65
7
1
116.92
70
1790
78*
30.86
14
15
2
0
93.33
170
3398
90
24.80
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
10
1
60
1
6
6
5
1/16
58.40
9
0
49
1
5.44
2
1
1/53
77.00
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Current Partnership: 36 runs, 5 overs, RR: 7.2 (E Chigumbura, SC Williams )
Last Wicket: CR Ervine 42(32)

Over 48.0  

Chigumbura: Disappointed about the fielding today, I think we are a better side than that. I thought the guys played well with the bat. We lost five wickets, but we still had batters in the hut so there was not much of pressure. When Ervine went in to bat, he was positive. That's where we went wrong against South Africa, but today we got it right. It's good to take the momentum from this game into our next match against West Indies.

Tauqir: Firstly, congratulations to Zimbabwe for winning the game. I think even 300 is not enough on this wicket, but we know our restrictions. They bowled and batted well, and they won the game. I think overall the bowlers bowled well. One crucial partnership got them past the line. It was a good learning experience for both the batters and the bowlers
Sean Williams: I tried not to feel the pressure. We lost wickets at the wrong stages of the game. We focused on having wickets at the end and rotating the strike as much as possible and the plan worked for us. It was difficult to play across the line on this surface. It's a learning curve for us, I haven't played many games and hopefully I'll get better.

Sean Williams is the Man of the Match
Zimbabwe won by 4 wickets.This is the highest successful run chase for Zimbabwe in World Cup cricket.
47.6
4
Over 47.6 Mohammad Naveed bowls a pitched up delivery to SC Williams, Boundary! Leans forward and punches it beautifully off the front foot, it almost hit the stumps at the bowler's end and raced away to the boundary.
47.5
4
Over 47.5 Mohammad Naveed bowls it short of length to SC Williams, Boundary! Goes deep in the crease and pulls it hard to deep mid-wicket fence for another boundary.
47.4
4
Over 47.4 Mohammad Naveed bowls it short of length to SC Williams, Boundary! Swivels and helps it away fine, the ball hit the splice of the bat, but it went fine enough to beat the fielder in the deep.
47.3
2
Over 47.3 Mohammad Naveed bowls it short of length to SC Williams, 2 runs, moves across in the crease and pulled away to deep mid-wicket.
47.2
1
Over 47.2 Mohammad Naveed bowls a pitched up delivery to E Chigumbura, 1 run, gets forward and drills it down to long-on.
47.1
1
Over 47.1 Mohammad Naveed bowls a good length delivery to SC Williams, 1 run, gets forward and punches it towards mid-off.
End of Over 47 (7 runs)   Zimbabwe 270/6

E Chigumbura 13/14 Amjad Javed 10-0-56-1
SC Williams 61/60

46.6
0
Over 46.6 Krishna Chandran bowls it short of length to E Chigumbura, no runs, goes deep in the crease and  mistimes the pull to the left of mid-wicket.
46.5
4
Over 46.5 Krishna Chandran bowls it short of length to E Chigumbura, Boundary! Makes room and cuts it pass backward-point for four.
46.4
0
Over 46.4 Krishna Chandran bowls a back of length delivery to E Chigumbura, no runs, gets back in the crease and punches it to mid-wicket.
46.3
1
Over 46.3 Krishna Chandran bowls a pitched up delivery to SC Williams, 1 run, leans forward and drives it down to long-off.
46.2
2
Over 46.2 Krishna Chandran bowls a pitched up delivery to SC Williams, 2 runs, gets forward and lofts it over cover and picks up couple of runs.
46.1
0
Over 46.1 Krishna Chandran bowls a good length delivery to SC Williams, no runs, get away with a friendly ball down the leg-side as Williams flicks it straight to short fine leg.
End of Over 46 (8 runs)   Zimbabwe 263/6

E Chigumbura 9/11 Amjad Javed 9-0-49-1
SC Williams 58/57

45.6
4
Over 45.6 Amjad Javed bowls a half volley to E Chigumbura, Boundary! Leans forward and square-drives the ball along the ground between cover-point and backward point.
45.5
0
Over 45.5 Amjad Javed bowls a good length delivery to E Chigumbura, no runs, comes on to the front foot and fends it to the off-side.
45.4
1
Over 45.4 Amjad Javed bowls a pitched up delivery to SC Williams, 1 run, gets forward and drives it along the ground to long-off.