Zimbabwe XI v Pakistanis, Bulawayo, 1st day August 29, 2011

Pakistanis bowled out for 222 on day one

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Zimbabwe XI 30 for 0 (Chibhabha 21*) trail Pakistanis 222 (Younis 71, Ali 67, Lamb 3-31) by 192 runs

Zimbabwe XI bowled the Pakistanis out for 222, and safely negotiated a 13-over spell before stumps, to complete a solid performance on the first day of the two-day tour match in Bulawayo.

Choosing to bowl, Zimbabwe knocked over openers Mohammad Hafeez and Taufeeq Umar cheaply, before coming up against a solid century stand by Younis Khan and Azhar Ali. The pair was patient in the rebuilding process, scoring at strike-rates of about 50.00, but also struck 20 boundaries between them. However, Ali was run out for 67 by Natsai Mushangwe and Younis fell soon after to Greg Lamb's offspin, triggering a collapse. Lamb went on to claim two more middle-order wickets, one of them being Misbah-ul-Haq for a 36-ball duck as the Pakistanis slipped to 222 all out.

Chamu Chibhabha and Tino Mawoyo then batted out a short spell before stumps, as none of the four Pakistani bowlers on show, Sohail Khan, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema and Yasir Shah, managed an early breakthrough.

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  • dummy4fb on August 30, 2011, 7:24 GMT

    Wow, nice to see zim players having to fight for places in the squad, can only bring better results in future.

  • rzi-BDML on August 30, 2011, 4:44 GMT

    Rameez junior should be included at the top of the order for toufeeq or hafeez, rest of the batting order is good. nd please please never ever give another chance to Farhat

  • maddy20 on August 30, 2011, 0:34 GMT

    Hope they don't get whitewashed by Zim. If the Pakistanis cannot score 300 against Zim they may as well pack their bags, leave right now and forget about playing test cricket!

  • dummy4fb on August 29, 2011, 23:02 GMT

    Fawad Alam*

  • dummy4fb on August 29, 2011, 23:00 GMT

    Azhar Ali, Taufeeq Umar and Now Shoaib Malik. Where is the 2nd most talented upcoming Pakistani batsman Fuwad Malik? Please dont play with Pakistan Cricket.

  • dummy4fb on August 29, 2011, 22:26 GMT

    they should have tried Imran farhat to open as he has been avg nearly 80 in domestic test tournament,PLZZZZZZZZZ GET RID OF HAFEEZ FROM THE TEST SIDE!!!!! Umar akmal should be relaced by asad shafiq!!!!!!!!! AZHAR ALI IS THE FUTURE FOR PAKISTAN CRICKET PAKISTAN SHUD INCLUDE HIM IN ODI"S ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dummy4fb on August 29, 2011, 21:33 GMT

    hafeez dosnt deserve to be in the test side, especially opening the batting, has failed epicly in each test ive seen him bat sinjce his comeback, get azhar to open, he does that for his domestic side anyway!

  • dummy4fb on August 29, 2011, 21:31 GMT

    chill guys, this is only a test match, we are a ODI/T20 team, no worrys, there is no test world cup for us to take it sooooo seriously, and we will win this test, our bowlers will bowl them out before they reach 200.

  • dummy4fb on August 29, 2011, 20:08 GMT

    where was MAILIK ? :S he needed to play this game to regain his form in intl. cricket

  • getsetgopk on August 29, 2011, 19:10 GMT

    here is something interesting out of the ten zimbawian wickets that fell the first four were lbw's followed by three caught and bold and then the tail enders picked up clean as a whistle. one can safely deduce from that, that it must have been pakistani bowlers not INDIAN.

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