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ICC Cricket World Cup 2007
Group D, Match 5, PAK vs ZIM: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 93 runs
Mar 21, 2007Pakistan paid tribute to former coach Bob Woolmer with a 93-run victory over Zimbabwe under the Duckworth-Lewis method at a rainy Sabina Park. The win, which was largely down to Imran Nazir's ferocious 160, means Ireland qualify for the next phase. Pakistan were 349 all out, departing skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq hitting 37. Zimbabwe fell to 30-3 before a rain delay, after which they were asked to chase a revised total of 193 from 20 overs. They were dismissed for 99. Reporterd Earlier: Rain has halted play in Jamaica with Zimbabwe reeling at 30 for 3 in 10.2 overs, in reply to Pakistans 349 all out in their final Group D match. Fast bowler Umar Gul had removed openers V Sibanda (0) and C J Chibhaba for 3 to make early inroads into the Zimbabwe lineup. Mohammad Sami picked F Kasteni for 9. Reporterd Earlier: Pakistan were all out for 349 in 49.5 overs, their highest total in World Cup, after being put in to bat by Zimbabwe skipper Prosper Utseya in their Group D fixture at Sabina Park, Jamaica on Wednesday. Imran Nazir led the Pakistan run spree with a career best 160 runs, which came off just 121 deliveries and included 14 boundaries and eight hits across the fence. In Inzamam's last one-dayer, he struck three sixes in a 35-ball innings before Sean Williams caught him off the bowling of Tawanda Mupariwa.
Pakistan have already been knocked out of the tournament after losing to minnows Ireland in a shock defeat. Pakistan have never departed a World Cup without winning a game. But Zimbabwe who could still qualify for the Super Eights with a win will pose a stern test. Inzamam ul Haq, who announced his retirement from the shorter version of the game a day after coach Bob Woolmer's death on Sunday, will be playing his last ODI today. Pakistan Team: I Nazir, S Afridi, Y Khan, M Yousuf, I Haq (c), S Malik, K Akmal (Wicket Keeper), M Sami, R Iftikhar, U Gul, D Kaneria
Zimbabwe Team: V Sibanda, F Kasteni, J Chibhabha, B Taylor (Wicket Keeper), S Matsikenyeri, S Williams, E Chigumbura, G Brent, P Utseya (c), T Mupariwa, C Mpofu
Group D, Match 5: Pakistan 349 (49.5 overs) beat Zimbabwe 99 (D/L)
Masakadza left out of Zimbabwe World Cup squad
Feb 15, 2007Zimbabwe omitted experienced batsman Hamilton Masakadza from their World Cup squad on Wednesday. Eighteen-year-old Friday Kasteni, who made his debut in the recent home series against Bangladesh after Masakadza was dropped for the last match, won a place instead. Zimbabwe World Cup Squad : Prosper Utseya (Captain), Gary Brent, Justice Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Keith Dabengwa, Terry Duffin, Anthony Ireland, Friday Kasteni, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Christopher Mpofu, Tawanda Mupariwa, Edward Rainsford, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams.