At least a few. And Babyslug Craig Ervine got a half-century. Also, Zimbabwe didn't get bowled out.
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That's about all you can say about the Zimbabwean innings, sadly. Defending a smallish total, Duckworth Lewis or not, at a seriously moderate asking rate could only have been achieved with airtight bowling aka Prosper Utseya. Alas, Shingi (in for Mpofu) and The Lamb fluffed it. I also hear moans about Elton cocking up at the toss and setting debatable fields, to the point of "at least he plays for country". Country Shmountry! All of them do, for sure. But it's just not enough. The busy 2011 schedule should give them plenty of opportunity to gather more experience and enhance their skills and tricks.
Afridi, panicking over the prospect that the run chase might take place without him and the audience could be waiting in vain for the sight of Boom Boom getting out stupidly for zilch, promoted himself to No. 3 unselfishly and consequently went out for 3 runs. Thank you Shahid for making me grin on a gloomy day.
Ray Price's retirement will be the end of Zimbabwean cricket.
Happy Birthday Elton... hope you're still enjoying your cake!