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
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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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  • 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!

  • on August 29, 2011, 23:02 GMT

    Fawad Alam*

  • 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.

  • 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • on August 29, 2011, 23:02 GMT

    Fawad Alam*

  • 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.

  • 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • on August 29, 2011, 18:48 GMT

    Mohammed Hafeez will break Ijaz Ahmed's record of most ducks.

  • on August 29, 2011, 18:06 GMT

    whenever we have 2 akmals in the side we have these batting collapses. drop umar from the test team

  • on August 29, 2011, 17:59 GMT

    Azhar Ali, Future of Pakistan's batting line up, though yet to score a 100 but he has proved him self Best of luck to him

  • on August 29, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    grean shirts have to be very care full in this siris,,,, zimbabwe is suppose to be a weaker oppossition but at the moment they are playing their best......... Good luck pak team...

  • tick on August 29, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    pakistan 222 and zim XI 225..tells u that pak batting is dismal and their bowling future is in god hands of junaid khan,sohail khan,yasur shah and aizaz cheema...

  • msidd on August 29, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    this explain why pak need someone like s.malik to stabilize batting order.... good to see him back he still has lot of cricket left in him.. wish him all the best

  • Pak121 on August 29, 2011, 15:48 GMT

    omg guys come on, the pakistan cricket team have not played in such a long time so how can u blame there performance. they are rusty. this team is the best team they could have at the moment just thank god that imran farhat is not opening

  • on August 29, 2011, 15:38 GMT

    this is the usual Pakistani way of starting a series- dismal start and then as the series proceeds Pakistan team gathers the momentum. Lets hope same is the case here as well

  • on August 29, 2011, 15:04 GMT

    pak will loose this match........poor selection .....afridi deserves to b captain of team for both one days n 20-20!!!!!!

  • Cpt.Meanster on August 29, 2011, 14:36 GMT

    Zimbabwe are a much improved team now. It's gonna be hard work for Pakistan to beat them convincingly. I hope Zimbabwe wins the series, they are a very talented side. I hope Pakistan are not complacent like India. This series could be interesting.

  • on August 29, 2011, 14:34 GMT

    The Pakistani Team and Board are in a big mess......

  • Ahsan_Shere on August 29, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    @Gizza: Pakistan aren't struggling, they reached semifinals of WC, won WI ODI series, drew WI Test series & then won convincingly against Ireland now just one bad innings lead you to this result....Short term memory!!! And they are here just now, they'll beat Zimbabwe too inshALLAH!

  • on August 29, 2011, 13:54 GMT

    36-ball duck by Misbah!!!! bravo skipper

  • Ravi.Ajay on August 29, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    Its going to be a very good series. Iam eagerly waiting for this series. How is Meth doing ? has he recovered completely? Wish to see him playing soon.

  • AnotherFlowerFan on August 29, 2011, 13:18 GMT

    This is interesting. Chibhabha has been given a chance...this boy has talent and I can assure this boy will be fighting for a place in the top four very soon. ZIM is really coming up and Pakistan must be really careful here otherwise they cud lose some of their games!

  • Zahidsaltin on August 29, 2011, 13:13 GMT

    Zim will easily win against this pakistani team. Since Inzimam and Yousefs departure they never had a batting order capable to make 300. Their bowling was there to compensate for these low scores but that bowling is gone with Aamer & Asif. Actually India should arrange a series against pakistan to boost the moral of their defeated players.

  • Stark62 on August 29, 2011, 12:58 GMT

    I knew this would happen!

    Now, where is the "calm" and "cool headed" Misbah?

    Oh wait.......

    He got out for a duck! LOL

    Afridi deserves to lead Pak in both ODI's and T20's with Younis as the Test captain.

    Also, where are Pak's best two batsmen Alam (his not a T20 player and shouldn't judge him on that basis) and Yasin? But I guess the selection of Rameez Raja sums up the idiocy of the selectors.

    I'm Pakistani but I hope that Zimb thrash Pak in all the formats.

  • on August 29, 2011, 12:55 GMT

    I think lamb, waller or utseya, between them, one needs to be added to the squad in place of a paceman. the track in blues (Bulawayo) favours the spinners from day 1 so definitely for a test over 5 days a result is guaranteed. I think mawoyo did well in the test against bangladesh so might deserve the place but for me my team would be 1vusi, 2masakadza, 3taibu, 4taylor, 5ervine/mutizwa, 6waller/lamb/chigumbura, 7utseya, 8price, 9jarvis, 10vitori, 11mpofu. in the future there will be some good problems for selectors with chibhabha, williams, ballance, sw masakadza and cremer to come back.

  • Gizza on August 29, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    All the four subcontinental teams are struggling quite a bit at the moment. Maybe it is post-World Cup fatigue. Not just physical but psychological. It seems they have been taking it easy since then.

  • Ahsan_Shere on August 29, 2011, 12:37 GMT

    Price & Taibu for Zimbabwe while Taufeeq & Younis for Pakistan are the only players played in Pak-Zim Tests in Zimbabwe before

  • on August 29, 2011, 12:36 GMT

    no cameras no performance.

  • on August 29, 2011, 12:23 GMT

    hahahaha....ZIM must teach them a lesson on how to play cricket....bloody loosers

  • Navzkhan on August 29, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    222 all out,hahaha...looks like zim will surprise pak in the 1st test match

  • Dashgar on August 29, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    Go Zimbabwe, hope Tino puts in a big innings tomorrow to prepare him for the test match. Good to see they've got some depth in their bowling attack too, Lamb has been a key player for a long time so can potentially slot into the test team if needed.

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  • Dashgar on August 29, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    Go Zimbabwe, hope Tino puts in a big innings tomorrow to prepare him for the test match. Good to see they've got some depth in their bowling attack too, Lamb has been a key player for a long time so can potentially slot into the test team if needed.

  • Navzkhan on August 29, 2011, 11:52 GMT

    222 all out,hahaha...looks like zim will surprise pak in the 1st test match

  • on August 29, 2011, 12:23 GMT

    hahahaha....ZIM must teach them a lesson on how to play cricket....bloody loosers

  • on August 29, 2011, 12:36 GMT

    no cameras no performance.

  • Ahsan_Shere on August 29, 2011, 12:37 GMT

    Price & Taibu for Zimbabwe while Taufeeq & Younis for Pakistan are the only players played in Pak-Zim Tests in Zimbabwe before

  • Gizza on August 29, 2011, 12:52 GMT

    All the four subcontinental teams are struggling quite a bit at the moment. Maybe it is post-World Cup fatigue. Not just physical but psychological. It seems they have been taking it easy since then.

  • on August 29, 2011, 12:55 GMT

    I think lamb, waller or utseya, between them, one needs to be added to the squad in place of a paceman. the track in blues (Bulawayo) favours the spinners from day 1 so definitely for a test over 5 days a result is guaranteed. I think mawoyo did well in the test against bangladesh so might deserve the place but for me my team would be 1vusi, 2masakadza, 3taibu, 4taylor, 5ervine/mutizwa, 6waller/lamb/chigumbura, 7utseya, 8price, 9jarvis, 10vitori, 11mpofu. in the future there will be some good problems for selectors with chibhabha, williams, ballance, sw masakadza and cremer to come back.

  • Stark62 on August 29, 2011, 12:58 GMT

    I knew this would happen!

    Now, where is the "calm" and "cool headed" Misbah?

    Oh wait.......

    He got out for a duck! LOL

    Afridi deserves to lead Pak in both ODI's and T20's with Younis as the Test captain.

    Also, where are Pak's best two batsmen Alam (his not a T20 player and shouldn't judge him on that basis) and Yasin? But I guess the selection of Rameez Raja sums up the idiocy of the selectors.

    I'm Pakistani but I hope that Zimb thrash Pak in all the formats.

  • Zahidsaltin on August 29, 2011, 13:13 GMT

    Zim will easily win against this pakistani team. Since Inzimam and Yousefs departure they never had a batting order capable to make 300. Their bowling was there to compensate for these low scores but that bowling is gone with Aamer & Asif. Actually India should arrange a series against pakistan to boost the moral of their defeated players.

  • AnotherFlowerFan on August 29, 2011, 13:18 GMT

    This is interesting. Chibhabha has been given a chance...this boy has talent and I can assure this boy will be fighting for a place in the top four very soon. ZIM is really coming up and Pakistan must be really careful here otherwise they cud lose some of their games!