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    7.3 full delivery on off and middle, but this one turns away, as Ajmal bowls his doosra to bamboozle Mawoyo on the crease who looked out as soon as it struck his pad. Unfortunate blow for Zimbabwe as the umpires remove the bails to signify the end of the day's play 13/1
    10.2 that looked mighty close, and umpire Davis has given it, the round the wicket angle working again for Junaid, this length ball kept a shade low as well, hit Sibanda in front of middle and leg, just below the knee roll, no problems with the height, there will be some doubt with the round-the-stumps angle, but the umpire was convinced 19/3
    8.5 out of nowhere, Junaid bangs one in shortish to Hamilton Masakadza, who after that big backlift tries to drop his wrists and let it pass, but by then it zooms in, pings the bat high, close to the glove, and pops up to gully 14/2
    27.1 Raza's stay is over, this is a simple catch to forward short leg, pushed forward for turn, there wasn't any on this length ball, inside edge popped up straight to the fielder, neat reaction from Azhar Ali to take it in front of his face 58/5
    23.3 nothing going Zimbabwe's way this morning, Rehman strikes with a seemingly harmless flighted delivery slanted down the pads, it pitches outside leg in fact, Waller attacks with a forcing sweep, but cannot clear the man at backward square leg, who takes a sharp catch over his head 49/4
    33.4 oh dear, this is a perfect guide to slip for catching practice, it was tossed up, Chigumbura, who'd edged the previous one trying to drive, waited on the front foot this time, and tried to run it late past slip, rather half-heartedly, as if he was unsure what exactly to do, found the man with precision instead 89/6
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    34.4 chopped on, he saw this pitching wide and went to cut, but it spun in sharply, and took the under edge onto the stumps, how quickly have Zimbabwe unravelled, unrecognisable from the side that took the first-innings lead this Test 90/7
    34.6 that is plumb, that is a quick rocket, and a gleeful, jumping Ajmal has his tenth, Shingi is rapped on the pad in front of middle and off before his bat can come down completely 90/8
    39.4 does not spin, hits the pad on the forward push in front of off and middle and umpire Martinesz raises his finger 101/9
    46.4 gone this time, had a swipe and missed a full delivery, it was the doosra, hit the flap of the back pad right in front of middle 120/10
    7 (b 1, lb 5, nb 1)
    120 all out (46.4 Overs, RR: 2.57, 184 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (TMK Mawoyo, 7.3 ov), 2-14 (H Masakadza, 8.5 ov), 3-19 (V Sibanda, 10.2 ov), 4-49 (MN Waller, 23.3 ov), 5-58 (Sikandar Raza, 27.1 ov), 6-89 (E Chigumbura, 33.4 ov), 7-90 (P Utseya, 34.4 ov), 8-90 (SW Masakadza, 34.6 ov), 9-101 (T Panyangara, 39.4 ov), 10-120 (TL Chatara, 46.4 ov)
    Junaid Khan10.032022.0001
    Rahat Ali7.013505.0000
    Saeed Ajmal16.452341.3800
    Abdur Rehman13.053642.7600

Close of Play

  • Tue, 3 Sep - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 249/9 (Saeed Ajmal 49*, 89.5 ov)
  • Wed, 4 Sep - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 281/7 (E Chigumbura 40*, SW Masakadza 2*, 87 ov)
  • Thu, 5 Sep - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 168/4 (Younis Khan 76*, Asad Shafiq 15*, 70 ov)
  • Fri, 6 Sep - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 13/1 (V Sibanda 5*, 7.3 ov)
  • Sat, 7 Sep - day 5 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 120 (46.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes