Misbah (PAK): It was really tough, it was make or break game for us. I think, you can't believe how happy we are because we are out of the tournament if we lost this game. The pitch was a bit two-paced. I found it really tough to rotate the strike so I thought 250-260 would be a good total with the kind of bowlers we have. All the four seamers, Shahid Afridi also bowled well. Credit should be given to the fast bowlers for the way they bowled today. When there is extra bounce, he is someone who is very difficult to face, especially on Australian pitches. We need to improve out batting. We need to start well and capitalise.
Chigumbura (ZIM): Not yet. I am still yet to go for a scan tomorrow morning. So I will know tomorrow morning. Today it was much better, I thought we executed well, but we gave away too many extras if you are being critical with our bowling. But, overall, from the last game and this game, there was a big improvement with the ball. It's always disappointing to lose a game like this one when we felt that we had a good chance of winning the game. I thought went Hamilton went out was the turning point of the game. So I think we just have to learn from that and hopefully we can improve in those situations. That's been our weakness. We haven't had one guy scoring a hundred or batting through. I think that is something that we can still work on and hopefully we can have guys putting up their hand and scoring hundreds.
Wahab Riaz: The discussion was to play all 50 overs. If we need to take any chances, we will do it in the last few overs. I think, in the start, I was not enjoying. The ball wasn't coming onto the bat. Credit goes to the whole team and finally we won the game. We always expect him to take early wickets. He bowled really well. I want to dedicate this award to my dad and mom, I am sure they will be very happy. This is for you dad and mom.
Wahab Riaz is the Man of the Match
Pakistan won by 20 runs.
Over 49.4 Wahab Riazto E Chigumbura, out Caught by U Akmal!! Slower ball bumper from Riaz, Chigumbura looks to pull but gets a top edge, the keeper moves to his left and takes an easy catch. Chigumbura c U Akmal b Riaz 35(35)
Over 49.3 Wahab Riazto T Panyangara, out Panyangara Run Out!! Short ball on the stumps, Panyangara goes right across the stumps and tries to help it away, but misses. Chigu wants strike and tries to steal a bye, Akmal under-arms the ball to the bowler, who then under-arms an accurate throw onto the stumps. Panyangara run out (U Akmal and Riaz) 10(28)
Over 49.2 Wahab Riaz bowls a pitched up delivery to E Chigumbura, 3 runs, gets across the line and flicks it away through mid-wicket and picks up three runs.
Over 49.1 Wahab Riazbowls a good length deliveryto E Chigumbura, no runs, comes on to the front foot and defends it to the off-side.
End of Over 49 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 212/8
E Chigumbura 32/32 Mohammad Irfan 10-2-30-4 T Panyangara 10/27
Over 48.6 Mohammad Irfanbowls it short of lengthto E Chigumbura, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives pass mid-off.
Over 48.5 Mohammad Irfanbowls it short of lengthto E Chigumbura, 2 runs, backs away and cuts it pass point.
Over 48.4 Mohammad Irfanbowls a good length deliveryto T Panyangara, 1 run, gets forward and drives it through cover.
Over 48.3 Mohammad Irfanbowls a good length deliveryto T Panyangara, no runs, gets forward and defends it back to bowler.
Over 48.2 Mohammad Irfanbowls a good length deliveryto T Panyangara, no runs, gets forward and defends it back to bowler.
Over 48.1 Mohammad Irfan bowls a back of length delivery to T Panyangara, no runs, backs away and goes for a upper cut but the ball beats him by the pace.
End of Over 48 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 208/8
E Chigumbura 29/30 Wahab Riaz 9-1-42-3 T Panyangara 9/23