Zimbabwe v Pakistan, only Test, Bulawayo

Hafeez's all-round feat, and a familiar Zimbabwe collapse

Stats highlights from Pakistan's seven-wicket win against Zimbabwe

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

September 5, 2011

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Aizaz Cheema prepares to throw after fielding the ball, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, only Test, 4th day, Bulawayo, September 4, 2011
Aizaz Cheema's 8 for 103 is the second-best match analysis by a Pakistan bowler on debut © AFP
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Not on too many occasions do teams manage to win a Test after conceding over 400 runs in the first innings. But Pakistan did exactly that against Zimbabwe. They batted well enough to gain a handy 54-run lead at the end of the first innings and then followed it up with a terrific bowling display to skittle the hosts out for 141. Despite starting off with a fairly inexperienced squad, Pakistan rode on superb performances from Mohammad Hafeez and Aizaz Cheema to complete a convincing seven-wicket victory. For Zimbabwe, the second-innings collapse proved to be impossible to recover from. In 17 Tests, they have been bowled out under 150 in their second innings and have gone on to lose on all 17 occasions.

Here is a look at a few statistical highlights from Pakistan's seven-wicket win

  • This was only the fourth time that Pakistan won a Test after conceding over 400 in the team first innings. All three previous occasions came in 2005. On the other hand, it is only the second time that Zimbabwe have lost after scoring over 400 in their first innings. The previous defeat came against India in Delhi in 2000.
  • This is Pakistan's second consecutive win after their win in Kingston earlier in the year. It is only the second time since 2005 that Pakistan have won two consecutive matches.
  • Hafeez became the seventh Pakistan bowler to score a century and pick up four wickets in an innings in the same match. Musthaq Mohammad has achieved the feat on three different occasions. However, he missed out on becoming the first player since Jacques Kallis in 2002 to score a century and pick up a five-wicket haul in a Test.
  • Hafeez scored his first century in nearly five years. His previous century came against West Indies in November 2006. In ten matches in between, he scored just one fifty and averaged 18.52.
  • Cheema's match analysis of 8 for 103 is the second-best by a Pakistan bowler on debut behind Mohammad Zahid's 11 for 130 against New Zealand in 1996.
  • Zimbabwe's defeat is their ninth against Pakistan. Only Sri Lanka with ten wins, have won more matches against Zimbabwe.
  • The run-difference of 271 between Zimbabwe's first and second innings totals is their third-highest in Tests. In Bulawayo in 2003, they were bowled out for 104 against West Indies (difference of 273 runs) and in Harare in 2001, they scored 563 in the second innings after being bowled out for just 131 in the first innings. Click here for the list of highest differences between the first and second innings totals.
  • Zimbabwe's poor form in Bulawayo continued with their tenth defeat in 18 Tests at the venue. While they have managed only one win in Bulawayo, they have won six Tests in Harare.
  • Tino Mawoyo's 163 in the first innings is the fourth-highest score by a Zimbabwe batsman in a Test defeat. Andy Flower holds the record with 199 against South Africa in a nine-wicket loss in 2001.

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Posted by   on (September 6, 2011, 12:31 GMT)

It was Inzamam too, who roars in 2005, century 4 in ODI & 4 in test

Posted by   on (September 6, 2011, 4:57 GMT)

A correction. A test double is scoring a century and taking "5" wickets in the "same" inning. Botham holds the world record for doing it five times. Hafeez made a century and took "4" wickets in a different inning.

Posted by   on (September 6, 2011, 4:51 GMT)

"However, he missed out on becoming the first player since Jacques Kallis in 2002 to score a century and pick up a five-wicket haul in a Test." This gives an impression that only Kallis made a century and five wicket in test. This used to be known as "Test Double" and I remember Mushtaq doing century and "five" wickets 3 times, not 4 wickets. I also remember Botham doing a double two times. One including double century and seven wickets.

Posted by jawaid1 on (September 5, 2011, 18:15 GMT)

This was only the fourth time that Pakistan won a Test after conceding over 400 in the team first innings. All three previous occasions came in 2005. Common factor Younis Khan.

Posted by   on (September 5, 2011, 15:40 GMT)

Back to Back wins.... Good luck Pakistan

Posted by khurramsch on (September 5, 2011, 14:02 GMT)

good win for pak & well played ZIMB in 1st inings. some mistakes need consideration even pak won. stil think younis & azahr were too slow in 1st inngs. playing so many balls they should atleast score 20 more. i m not saying 4 everyball but strike rate of 40-45 isnt that risky.azahr at this strike rate wont b able to score his 100 ever coz he doesnt covert these 200 balls in scoring. Chema has good debut & should play in ODIs. hafez proved good. sohail khans 2nd match is as disapointing as 1st. though junaid wasnt tht succesful but he did troubled bastamen.

Posted by Rakim on (September 5, 2011, 13:14 GMT)

Good game Zim, keep good work up!!!

Hafeez played nice, and Aizaz, well, Pak bowlers are in their class of own.

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