Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

100.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, loopy ball outside off, the doosra hasn't been seen yet today, blocked by Mawoyo

100.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, Mawoyo edges towards his century, he pushes the ball wide of mid-on and takes a quick single, plenty of excitement from the Pakistan keeper and the fielders but that was a well taken single

100.3

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, more excitement as that comes off the bat and then the pad to loop past short leg

100.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, middle of the bat this time as he defends down the track

100.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, this was much quicker, and shorter, Lamb defends

100.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, compensates by going full and on leg stump, blocked to the leg side

End of over 101 (1 run) Zimbabwe 271/5
GA Lamb    0* (5b)      Saeed Ajmal    33-8-81-3
TMK Mawoyo    97* (308b 12x4)      Junaid Khan    26-13-49-1

101.1

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, short of length ball just outside off, clipped towards midwicket, a loud 'No' from Mawoyo after he initially thinks of a single

101.2

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, 1 run, too short from Junaid, sits up for Mawoyo to carve behind point for a single

101.3

Junaid Khan to Lamb, no run, length ball heading for middle and off, defended towards mid-on

Solomon Mugadza: "Fingers (and toes) crossed for Tino Mawoyo's century. " I presume he's not being literal about crossing toes.

101.4

Junaid Khan to Lamb, no run, a touch short from Junaid, solidly defended by the batsman, who gets behind the line of that one

101.5

Junaid Khan to Lamb, no run, this was short and outside off, batsman makes sure his bat is low as he sways out of the way

Junaid back to over the wicket now

101.6

Junaid Khan to Lamb, 1 run, shortish and on the pads, Lamb gets his first run in Test cricket by guiding the ball to fine leg

End of over 102 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 273/5
GA Lamb    1* (9b)      Junaid Khan    27-13-51-1
TMK Mawoyo    98* (310b 12x4)      Saeed Ajmal    33-8-81-3

102.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 1 run, brings out the sweep to send that Ajmal delivery towards deep backward square leg

102.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo survives, the doosra does the trick, Mawoyo is completely flummoxed by it, past the outside edge and well out of the crease, Adnan Akmal is a little unsteady collecting the ball but seemed to have enough time to take off the bails, bafflingly he didn't. Start the Akmal jokes, that ball was in Adnan's wrist as he collected, not sure perhaps he thought it wasn't in contact with the glove

What was your reaction to that Andrew? "edging closer... i cringe at every ball..hope Mawoyo gets his hundred"

102.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, solid defence this time from Mawoyo

102.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, on the pads and glanced towards fine leg, will he come back for the second, no he's on 99 now

102.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 2 runs, again leg stump, down towards fine leg for a couple

102.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run

End of over 103 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 277/5
GA Lamb    4* (12b)      Saeed Ajmal    34-8-85-3
TMK Mawoyo    99* (313b 12x4)      Junaid Khan    27-13-51-1

Junaid round the wicket

103.1

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, short of length and outside off, Mawoyo wants to steer that toewards backward point, mistimed

103.2

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, a nervous, nervous Mawoyo, doesn't get back to a short ball, looks to poke that one, hit high on the bat as it goes to backward point

103.3

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, length ball is defended to the leg side

103.4

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, slower ball, length and heading for middle and off, tucked to the keg side, but the single remains elusive

103.5

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, short of length ball on off stump, blocked by Mawoyo

Hugh from Ireland may be making this up. Or not, I have no idea: "Adnan Akmal clearly has some Irish ancestry - saying "yourself" to cover literally everyone within a hundred yards of you is a very Celtic thing to do. Come back to us Adnan! And Umar! Don't hurry, Kamran..."

103.6

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, short ball outside off, and that is left alone, Mawoyo remains on 99

Gigi M likes Zimbabwe's approach: "Great to see how Alan Butcher has this team playing real Boycott cricket, stodgy, run rate below 3, and grinding down one of the most indisciplined yet talented Test teams around. I think the match will start to turn in the afternoon when Pakistan bat on this highway and whether they can apply the same discipline as Zim have..."

End of over 104 (maiden) Zimbabwe 277/5
TMK Mawoyo    99* (319b 12x4)      Junaid Khan    28-14-51-1
GA Lamb    4* (12b)      Saeed Ajmal    34-8-85-3

104.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, the doosra from Ajmal, Lamb doesn't pick it, but its started well outside off so he's not troubled

104.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 1 run, pushed towards cover this time

104.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, studious defence from Mawoyo to a fullish ball on the stumps

104.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, another nervy shot, he was looking to whip it off to the leg side, edged towards point

The keeper loudly says, "One mistake boy, one mistake."

Pakistan have plenty of fielders saving the single

104.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, solid forward defence this time

104.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo will have a drinks break to compose himself and renew his attempt to reach triple figures, he blocks the final ball of the over to the off side

Fun question from Avishkar: "When do you think Mawayo will pass his score more than the overs bowled? my guess is 107 overs" Other guesses?

End of over 105 (1 run) Zimbabwe 278/5
TMK Mawoyo    99* (323b 12x4)      Saeed Ajmal    35-8-86-3
GA Lamb    5* (14b)      Junaid Khan    28-14-51-1

105.1

Junaid Khan to Lamb, 1 run, 'Wait in,' Lamb says after he pushes a shortish ball to the leg side, then decides to go for the run

105.2

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, the wait continues, shortish ball outside off, pushed towards point

105.3

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, Junaid keeps it around off, Mawoyo guides it towards point

105.4

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, angling in from slightly wider of the crease, solid forward defence

105.5

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, 1 wide, a bouncer from Junaid, but that way off line and very high, called a wide

105.5

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, 1 run, there it is, Mawoyo has got his hundred, much relief for him, and a funny way of getting there as well, an inside-edge behind square leg, sets off for the run, the focus switched to the umpire to see whether that was leg byes, the umpire has a smile on his face, but doesn't signal anything, so it isn't till Mawoyo has completed the run and waited a bit that he realises he has a century, throws his hands in the air in relief

105.6

Junaid Khan to Lamb, 1 run, pushed towards midwicket

End of over 106 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 282/5
GA Lamb    7* (16b)      Junaid Khan    29-14-55-1
TMK Mawoyo    100* (327b 12x4)      Saeed Ajmal    35-8-86-3

106.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, blocked off the front foot

106.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, flighted delivery spins past the inside edge, struck on the pad but outside off

106.3

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, blocked to the leg side off the front foot

106.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, lunges forward to play that, doesn't seem like there was an edge on it as it loops past short leg

106.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 1 run, a cheeky paddle sweep to get a single

106.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo gets behind the line of that one outside off and defends

Eric writes in: "Tinotenda means "we thank you".....surely Zim must be thankful to him." I'll take his word for it.

End of over 107 (1 run) Zimbabwe 283/5
TMK Mawoyo    100* (328b 12x4)      Saeed Ajmal    36-8-87-3
GA Lamb    8* (21b)      Junaid Khan    29-14-55-1

Aizaz Cheema comes on

107.1

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, he starts with a back of length ball on off, defended towards point

107.2

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, more careful defence from the batsman

Are you working now Shingi: "Man, my hands all sweaty, can't work on computer keybaord till mawoyo gets century;-)"

107.3

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, back of a length ball, on off, Cheema keeps it tight, blocked by Lamb

107.4

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, length ball in the channel outside off, Lamb defends it from the crease

Plenty of people noew getting on with their lives now. Abhijeet: "My chicken meyo sandwich is ready from last 15 minutes to celebrate Tino Mawoyo's century !"

107.5

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, bottom handle comes off the bat as Lamb defends

107.6

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, end of a good over from Cheema, this was on a length and heading for middle, watchful defence

Here's another. Shane: "I have been holding my self for so long just to see Mawoyo's century...still waiting for his 100 before i go for a loo break!"

End of over 108 (maiden) Zimbabwe 283/5
GA Lamb    8* (27b)      Aizaz Cheema    16-8-48-0
TMK Mawoyo    100* (328b 12x4)      Saeed Ajmal    36-8-87-3

108.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, length ball that Mawoyo confidently punches towards mid-off, but not wide of the fielder

108.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, defended to the leg side

108.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, gets a single this time by deftly turning that legstump ball behind square leg

Deon digs out this stat: "Only four Zimbabweans have faced more balls in an innings than Mawoyo; the Flower brothers, Dave Houghton and Guy Whittall. Looks like this could very well be a watershed moment for the young man."

108.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, straight ball outside off, Lamb looks to sweep powerfully, he misses

James: "Avishkar: never!"

108.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, on off stump, defended with a slightly open face

Santosh J: "Mawoyo..will match his score to overs in 115th over..:)"

108.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, defended to short leg to end the over

End of over 109 (1 run) Zimbabwe 284/5
GA Lamb    8* (30b)      Saeed Ajmal    37-8-88-3
TMK Mawoyo    101* (331b 12x4)      Aizaz Cheema    16-8-48-0

109.1

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, keeps it around off, an inside out defensive stroke to the off side

Shishank Dahiya: "After every fumble i used to love hearing chants of "Shabaash.. Shahid bhai !!" (whoever the bowler was :) ) from Kamran. Did Adnan do the same?" Well, he does say "Shabassh Saeed bhai" when Ajmal is bowling.

109.2

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, blocked off the back foot to the leg side

109.3

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo has tons of patience, another block to the off side

109.4

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, short of length and just outside off, patted to the right of the bowler

109.5

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, short ball outside off, easy leave

For those of you wondering, here's a list of slowest centuries in terms of minutes.

109.6

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, poked towards cover to end the over

End of over 110 (maiden) Zimbabwe 284/5
TMK Mawoyo    101* (337b 12x4)      Aizaz Cheema    17-9-48-0
GA Lamb    8* (30b)      Saeed Ajmal    37-8-88-3

110.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, Ajmal round the wicket, off the pads to short leg

110.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, flatter length ball, on middle, inside-edge behind square leg

110.3

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, on off stump this time, pushed back towards the bowler

110.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, huge amount of flight on that one, fullish, blocked down the track

110.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, outside off and that is left alone, "lovely bowling, lovely bowling, Saeed bhai," says the talkative keeper

110.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, slides straight on, Lamb is beaten by that one outside off, lovely delivery that, Lamb was lookingto carefully defend, he can't get bat on it and it is off the keeper's pad towards slip, not sure the keeeper picks Ajmal's variations either

End of over 111 (maiden) Zimbabwe 284/5
GA Lamb    8* (36b)      Saeed Ajmal    38-9-88-3
TMK Mawoyo    101* (337b 12x4)      Aizaz Cheema    17-9-48-0

111.1

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, Cheema grunts as he digs in the bouncer, batsman ducks

111.2

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, 1 run, fuller, punched towards cover for a single

111.3

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, a quick bouncer, Lamb sways out of the way

111.4

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, another bouncer, this one doesn't get up as high as the others in the over, Lamb has to get well down to get under that

111.5

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, short of length and outside off, batsman stands tall and pushes the ball towards cover

111.6

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, FOUR, a slower ball from Cheema that loops like a spinner's delivery, he didn't intend it to be that slow, gives the batsman enough time to adjust and whip it to the midwicket boundary, that's the first four in an hour

End of over 112 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 289/5
GA Lamb    12* (40b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    18-9-53-0
TMK Mawoyo    102* (339b 12x4)      Saeed Ajmal    38-9-88-3

112.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, and after that boundary drought, Zimbabwe gets two fours in a row, this was overpitched by Ajmal, Mawoyo gets forward and crunches it past mid-off

112.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, down the leg side this time from Ajmal

112.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, flighted length ball in middle stump, pushed to mid-on, who is a little deep, gives the batsmen time to sprint a single

112.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, gets behind the line and defends, not too confidently as the ball rolls back towards the keeper

112.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 1 run, on middle and leg stump, tucked behind square leg for a single

112.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full ball is solidly blocked towards the off side

End of over 113 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 295/5
TMK Mawoyo    107* (343b 13x4)      Saeed Ajmal    39-9-94-3
GA Lamb    13* (42b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    18-9-53-0

113.1

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, another short ball from Cheema, left alone

113.2

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, pitched up this time and defended to off

113.3

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, goes wide of the crease and slips in the short ball again, Lamb ducks under, a bit of discomfort as once again that one wasn't as high as Lamb expected

113.4

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, 1 run, slaps a wide ball towards cover, mistimed shot that

113.5

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, 1 bye, Cheema loves the short ball, one more and that is quick but the batsman gets under, that slants along with the angle and the keeper can't collect cleanly

113.6

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, reverts to length bowling, steered towards gully by Lamb

Andrew from Zimbabwe: "..my reaction? I got David Boon on speed dial , i look forward to his recommendations on celebratory beverages, Congrats Mawoyo!!"

End of over 114 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 297/5
GA Lamb    14* (47b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    19-9-54-0
TMK Mawoyo    107* (344b 13x4)      Saeed Ajmal    39-9-94-3

114.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, played with soft hands towards short third

Solomon Mugadza notes: "Patience is surelly a virtue. Remember how Vusi squandered the chance to get a century against Bangladesh. He was at 96 and began rushing his shots. Welldone Tino."

114.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, defended off the front foot to the off side

114.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, shuffles across and plays it off the back foot, tucking it to square leg, sharp single taken

114.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 1 run, full length and outside off, tapped towards midwicket

114.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, Mawoyo moves across and defends

114.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full delivery is guided to short fine

End of over 115 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 299/5
TMK Mawoyo    108* (349b 13x4)      Saeed Ajmal    40-9-96-3
GA Lamb    15* (48b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    19-9-54-0

115.1

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, short ball once more, batsman ducks once more

115.2

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, fuller and outside off, left alone

115.3

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, Cheema breaks with his pattern of bowling bouncers of every second ball, this one is full and angling in, blocked to the leg side

115.4

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, the Cheema bouncer returns, outside off, Lamb evades it easily

Round the wicket now

115.5

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, grunts with the effort as he flings in another short ball, Lamb takes his eyes off the ball as swivels to get out of the way

115.6

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, FOUR, another bouncer, angling across, Lamb pokes at it and it flies past the vacant gully region for four, not the most authoritative of strokes that

David Winter calls Mawoyo a mountain goat, as a compliment: "Very pleased for Tino. Went to school with the lad and he just loves batting. He's obviously become a bit more circumspect in his old age but really pleased for the lad. A lot of his old school friends commenting on facebook congratulating him. Go on Tino, You mountain goat!(he comes from the eastern mountainous region of Zimbabwe)"

End of over 116 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 303/5
GA Lamb    19* (54b 2x4)      Aizaz Cheema    20-9-58-0
TMK Mawoyo    108* (349b 13x4)      Saeed Ajmal    40-9-96-3

116.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, gets well back and defends to short leg

116.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, goes from the booming drive, but that flighted ball spins in between bat and pad but not enough to take off stump, Mawoyo lives on (and promises to cut out the shots, I suppose)

116.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, clipped towards square leg

116.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, flatter ball is defended towards the off side

116.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, drops it short and Mawoyo is on to that one quickly, swatted to midwicket for a boundary, he moves on to 112, spicing up his race with the number of overs

116.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, quicker ball, full and on leg stump, guided to short fine

End of over 117 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 307/5
TMK Mawoyo    112* (355b 14x4)      Saeed Ajmal    41-9-100-3
GA Lamb    19* (54b 2x4)      Aizaz Cheema    20-9-58-0

117.1

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, short of length and on the pads, Lamb defends down the pitch

117.2

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, no run, bouncer from round the wicket, Lamb drops his hands to keep the bat well out of the way, and sways out of the line of that one

117.3

Aizaz Cheema to Lamb, 1 run, short of length ball on the pads, tucked past a diving short leg for a single

117.4

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, binary bowling here from Cheema, this time it is the bouncer, left alone once again

117.5

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, FOUR, Mawoyo gets up to 116, with a crunchy straight drive off a length ball, a great stroke to watch

117.6

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, the bouncer once more, Mawoyo gets well out of the line of that

Doc: "If this track really is such a motorway, then Pakistan is doing rather well keeping Zimbabwe in check. The progress this morning has been rather tortuous." There hasn't been much in it for the bowlers, I reckon Zimbabwe's bowlers will have a tough time of it as well.

End of over 118 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 312/5
TMK Mawoyo    116* (358b 15x4)      Aizaz Cheema    21-9-63-0
GA Lamb    20* (57b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    41-9-100-3

Last over before lunch, Hafeez is brought on

118.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Lamb, 1 run, first ball of the over is pushed towards mid-on for a single

118.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Mawoyo, no run, defends a flighted delivery

118.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Mawoyo, no run, looped delivery once more, full and punched back towards the bowler

118.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Mawoyo, no run, gets well forward and defends to off

118.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Mawoyo, 1 run, tucked towards square leg for a single

118.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Lamb, no run, and that will be lunch, solidly defended by Lamb, Zimbabwe will be happy with the session

So 69 runs for a wicket this morning. Mawoyo raises his bat as he walks off for lunch. Not a day he is going to forget soon. Pakistan's bowlers gave it their all but couldn't make the inroads they were desperately seeking. Ajmal expected posed a few questions with his variations, Cheema tried to conjure something with a short-ball strategy but Zimbabwe kept them at bay.

Dave Lewy has been spending his evening on Statsguru: "As a Kiwi, I love resolute openers; Richardson, Wright, etc...So loving Mawoyo's knock. Statsguru says this is the second-slowest Ton in terms of Strike Rate, @30.48. Top man is one Nawab of Pataudi snr @26.84."

Join us again in 30 minutes or so (12.35pm). You could spend that time following the Galle Test where the pitch is as different as possible from the Bulawayo one.

End of over 119 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 314/5
GA Lamb    21* (59b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    9-1-30-0
TMK Mawoyo    117* (362b 15x4)      Aizaz Cheema    21-9-63-0

Right, we're back. And Pakistan spring a surprise. Axzhar Ali to bowl

119.1

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, 1 run, length ball is driven to mid-off

Shahrukh had asked before lunch: "Shahrukh: "How about throwing the ball to Younis Khan or Taufeeq Umar for an over or two? Is Misbah waiting for the batsmen to get tired?" Happy now

119.2

Azhar Ali to Lamb, 1 run, full toss on the pad, whipped to mid-on for a single

119.3

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, FOUR, Mawoyo has a renewed appetite for runs, his overpitched ball is punched wide of the non-striker for a boundary, and he has overtaken the number of overs! Standing ovation please

119.4

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, 1 run, looks to drive through off, gets an inside edge behind square leg

119.5

Azhar Ali to Lamb, no run, slips in the googly, outside off and left alone

119.6

Azhar Ali to Lamb, no run, patted back down the track

Syed says: "Difference between trio of Aizaz, Sohail, Junaid and that of Amir, Asif, Gul is that the former needs a good pitch to perform and the latter thrive on flat pitches as well."

End of over 120 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 321/5
GA Lamb    22* (62b 2x4)      Azhar Ali    1-0-7-0
TMK Mawoyo    123* (365b 16x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    9-1-30-0

Ajmal to bowl now

120.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, squeezed out towards deep backward square leg

Mazher Arhsad: "Mark Taylor (564 Peshawar'98) has faced most deliveries in an innings against Pakistan followed by Grant Flower (523 Harare'95). Can Mawoyo beat G. Flower here? Not to forget he just became second Zimbabwean opener, after G.Flower, to score Test century against Pakistan. "

Ajmal bowling round the wicket

120.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, length ball on off, solidly defended off the front foot

120.3

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, on middle stump this time, length ball, tapped towards square leg

120.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, off the inside-half of the bat to short leg, on the bounce to the fielder

120.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, down the leg side, clipped past short leg, who gets a hand on it

120.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, solidly blocked to the off side to end the over

Shishank Dahiya: "The major difference i see between the two matches going on right now is that: in the SL vs Aus match discussion is all on the reviews and all but in the Pak vs Zim match its actually cricket that is being discussed." And the nature of the pitch.

End of over 121 (1 run) Zimbabwe 322/5
GA Lamb    22* (67b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    42-9-101-3
TMK Mawoyo    124* (366b 16x4)      Azhar Ali    1-0-7-0

121.1

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, shortish ball that spins away, Mawoyo leaves by playing inside the line

Liberty: "It seems Zim has got itself "the wall" in Tino Mawoyo, i always appreciate someone who can spend the whole day batting. it really takes a lot. i hope its the start of new bigger things for the former "Crest" boy."

121.2

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, fuller this time but again it is outside off and that is left alone

121.3

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, shortish ball spinning away, slapped towards point

121.4

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, FOUR, Mawoyo has hit top gear here, another boundary, short and wide and carshed past point for four

121.5

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, blocked to the off side

121.6

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, 1 run, overpitched this time, more defence from Mawoyo

A pun, since we love them. TimTowTdi: "Pakistan are getting a Mayo-Lamb sandwich treat!" Not sure this is what Pakistan will call a treat.

End of over 122 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 327/5
TMK Mawoyo    129* (372b 17x4)      Azhar Ali    2-0-12-0
GA Lamb    22* (67b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    42-9-101-3

122.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full and on leg stump, nudged to square leg

122.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full and outside off this time, poked towards point

122.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, defended with an open face, sends the ball towards slip

Deon: "@Dave Lewy - You are missing several innings, including Sanjay Manjrekar's 104 of 422 and Jimmy Adam's 101* of 372, both of which were scored against Zimbabwe. According to my calculations this is around the 40th slowest century in the history of Test cricket."

122.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, ooh, inside-edged towards square leg, was looking to defend down the track

122.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, solid forward defensive this time

122.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, tossed up full delivery, punched to mid-off, and Mawoyo has returned to form, playing out a maiden

And Aaron has kindly provided this link to end the slowest century debate.

End of over 123 (maiden) Zimbabwe 327/5
TMK Mawoyo    129* (378b 17x4)      Saeed Ajmal    43-10-101-3
GA Lamb    22* (67b 2x4)      Azhar Ali    2-0-12-0

123.1

Azhar Ali to Lamb, 1 run, full ball on legstump, punched towards mid-on

123.2

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run

123.3

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, driven off the back foot towards mid-off

123.4

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

123.5

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, length ball outside off, driven off the front foot towards cover

123.6

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, slides this in towards middle, tucked towards midwicket

Andy shouts: "Mawoyo has now overtaken Bradman's average! Legend!" He's still behind Andy Ganteaume though.

End of over 124 (1 run) Zimbabwe 328/5
TMK Mawoyo    129* (383b 17x4)      Azhar Ali    3-0-13-0
GA Lamb    23* (68b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    43-10-101-3

124.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 4 byes, the doosra fools everyone, past the outside edge of the bat and between the keeper and slip for four byes

124.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, 1 run, turning into the pads, Lamb works it to square leg

124.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, length ball outside off, solidly blocked off the front foot

124.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, the runs continue to flow, on the pads, and that is glanced towards fine leg for four more

124.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 2 runs, driven towards mid-off this time, bottom hand comes off the bat as he plays that, gets a couple, make that 11 off the over so far

124.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, on the pads again, clipped to square leg to complete a dozen off the over

End of over 125 (12 runs) Zimbabwe 340/5
TMK Mawoyo    136* (387b 18x4)      Saeed Ajmal    44-10-109-3
GA Lamb    24* (70b 2x4)      Azhar Ali    3-0-13-0

125.1

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, looks to drive towards off, a bit of an inside edge back towards the bowler

125.2

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, mistimed drive back towards the bowler

125.3

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, outside off and that is left alone

125.4

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, overpitched on off, batsman taps it back to the bowler

James: "For some reason, I just don't see Mawoyo being the next CSK big signing!" Yup, their overseas quote is already full.

125.5

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, grunts with the effort as he tries to get some turn going, solid defense again from the batsman

125.6

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, rocks back and slaps the ball towards backward point

End of over 126 (maiden) Zimbabwe 340/5
TMK Mawoyo    136* (393b 18x4)      Azhar Ali    4-1-13-0
GA Lamb    24* (70b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    44-10-109-3

First quick bowler since lunch. Sohail to bowl

126.1

Sohail Khan to Lamb, 2 runs, short of length and angling towards legstump, tucked behind square leg

Ahad from Pakistan: "Sheesh. Of all the praises Mawoyo has got he hasnt even been jinxed once!"

126.2

Sohail Khan to Lamb, 1 run, short of length ball is punched off the back foot towards mid-on

126.3

Sohail Khan to Mawoyo, no run, loose lose shot from Mawoyo, a short of length delivery that is wide of off, and he wafts at it off the front foot, lucky to not edge

126.4

Sohail Khan to Mawoyo, 1 run, length ball on off stump, defended towards the off side

126.5

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, back of a length and in the channel outside off, blocked back to the bowler

126.6

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, keeps it accurate around off, pushed off the back foot towards mid-on to end the over

David Winter: "Just thought I should add that at Hillcrest, Tino was coached by Grant and Andy Flowers' dad Bill. He used to kill our hands during catching practice but obviously something has worked for Tino."

End of over 127 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 344/5
GA Lamb    27* (74b 2x4)      Sohail Khan    20-7-56-1
TMK Mawoyo    137* (395b 18x4)      Azhar Ali    4-1-13-0

127.1

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, 1 run, overpitched on leg stump, nudged toward square leg

127.2

Azhar Ali to Lamb, no run, spinning towards off from legstump, solid forward defence

127.3

Azhar Ali to Lamb, 1 run, behind square leg for a single

Luke: "seriously!? a crest boy? no!! bring back Duffin NOW! On Shishank Dahiya's comment - the most pleasing of the day for me as 'the quality of the players' was not the biggest difference - thank you! i guess both pitches are being discussed, just for very different reasons!"

127.4

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, 1 run, not much footwork from Mawoyo as he glides a ball from middle past slip

127.5

Azhar Ali to Lamb, 1 run, length ball pitching well outside off, Zimbabwe are coasting here, whips this ball towards deep midwicket

Jeff from Australia: "I remember Chanderpaul scoring a slow ton against India, and Tendulkar, Laxman, Dravid and Jaffer all took wickets in that innings." That was Antigua 2002 I think. All 11 bowled for India.

127.6

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, 1 run, short of length ball spinning away outside off, guided past a diving slip for a single

End of over 128 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 349/5
TMK Mawoyo    140* (398b 18x4)      Azhar Ali    5-1-18-0
GA Lamb    29* (77b 2x4)      Sohail Khan    20-7-56-1

128.1

Sohail Khan to Mawoyo, no run, length ball outside off, defended off the front foot

128.2

Sohail Khan to Mawoyo, no run, short of length ball and outside off, blocked towards the off side once more, Mawoyo completes 400 deliveries, well done!

128.3

Sohail Khan to Mawoyo, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, Mawoyo stands tall and guides the ball past slip

128.4

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, that one nearly snuck through, a length ball just outside off, inside-edged on to the pads

128.5

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, back of length ball on middle, Lamb shuffles across and looks to clip the ball to square leg, can't quite get hold of it

128.6

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, length ball angling in, blocked to the off side

End of over 129 (1 run) Zimbabwe 350/5
GA Lamb    29* (80b 2x4)      Sohail Khan    21-7-57-1
TMK Mawoyo    141* (401b 18x4)      Azhar Ali    5-1-18-0

129.1

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, pitching well outside off, and that is defended

129.2

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, no run, defended off the front foot towards the off side

129.3

Azhar Ali to Mawoyo, 1 run, length ball on middle is whipped towards midwicket

Hugh: "Is there any sign of the pitch breaking up for the spinners, or should Pakistan have it fairly similar to Zimbabwe?" There is a bit of turn but nothing alarming.

129.4

Azhar Ali to Lamb, no run, solid forward press from Lamb

129.5

Azhar Ali to Lamb, no run, an lbw appeal, a rarity for Pakistan, but that pitched outside leg, it was a full ball that Lamb looked to sweep hard but missed

129.6

Azhar Ali to Lamb, FOUR, a half-tracker from Azhar, well outside off as well, Lamb accepts the gift, whacks that for four in front of point

End of over 130 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 355/5
GA Lamb    33* (83b 3x4)      Azhar Ali    6-1-23-0
TMK Mawoyo    142* (404b 18x4)      Sohail Khan    21-7-57-1

130.1

Sohail Khan to Mawoyo, 1 run, short of length on legstump, tucked towards square leg

130.2

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, short of length ball angling in, batsman gets behind the line and blocks

130.3

Sohail Khan to Lamb, 1 run, length delivery on off, worked towards square leg by Lamb for a single

130.4

Sohail Khan to Mawoyo, 1 run, on middle and leg, and once more square leg has some fielding to do

130.5

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, short of length ball on off stump, defended down the track

130.6

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, full and angling in, helped towards square leg

End of over 131 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 358/5
GA Lamb    34* (87b 3x4)      Sohail Khan    22-7-60-1
TMK Mawoyo    144* (406b 18x4)      Azhar Ali    6-1-23-0

Silly point and a slip in place

131.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, length ball on legstump, more working the ball to square leg

131.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, short of length ball outside leg, off the thigh pad

131.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, that keeps a little low, skidding on towards middle and off, defended down the track

131.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, off the front foot and more defence this time behind point

131.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, loopy delivery, overpitched on middle and leg, squeezed to the leg side

131.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, length ball on middle, clipped to square leg

End of over 132 (maiden) Zimbabwe 358/5
TMK Mawoyo    144* (412b 18x4)      Saeed Ajmal    45-11-109-3
GA Lamb    34* (87b 3x4)      Sohail Khan    22-7-60-1

132.1

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, short ball, Lamb stands tall and defends

Zemzwa: "Might be too soon to call but its reassuring to see the patience in Zim's approach. Good to see a shade of maturity in a youthful side, should grow to do greater things. Keep going gents"

132.2

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, shortish ball on leg stump, Lamb moves across to try and nudge the ball to square leg but can't get bat on it, off his body to the off side

132.3

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, short of length ball, Lamb gets behind the line and defends

132.4

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, pushed off the back foot towards mid-off

132.5

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, short of length ball and that is blocked to the leg side

132.6

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, patient as ever, blocked to the right of the bowler

End of over 133 (maiden) Zimbabwe 358/5
GA Lamb    34* (93b 3x4)      Sohail Khan    23-8-60-1
TMK Mawoyo    144* (412b 18x4)      Saeed Ajmal    45-11-109-3

133.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, on the pads and tucked to square leg

133.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, the forward press to a length ball

133.3

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, the doosra outside off, looked to play for the off spin and he is beaten

133.4

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, tossed up on leg stump, more patient batting

133.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, length ball is driven towards mid-off

133.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, down the leg side, and that is left alone

Avishkar aks: "Why would Andy Ganteaume must not have played another test macth for WI? such good record in forst test. Does CricInfo have any info on this?" Here goes.

End of over 134 (1 run) Zimbabwe 359/5
GA Lamb    34* (98b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    46-11-110-3
TMK Mawoyo    145* (413b 18x4)      Sohail Khan    23-8-60-1

134.1

Sohail Khan to Mawoyo, no run, sliding down leg, Mawoyo looks to send that to the leg side but he misses

134.2

Sohail Khan to Mawoyo, 1 run, helps this one down to fine leg for a single

134.3

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, short of length and angling in towards the pads, tucked towards midwicket

134.4

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, short of length and outside off, pushed towards cover, Zimbabwe in no hurry here

134.5

Sohail Khan to Lamb, no run, on the pads and that is tucked to midwicket, and I just noticed Lamb has a lower strike-rate than Mawoyo now

134.6

Sohail Khan to Lamb, 1 run, on middle stump, back of a length, batsman moves across and sends the ball towards fine leg

strange days are upon us. Suraj: "a bowler with 200 average bowling to a batsman with 100 average." Sohail Khan's bowling average is now 226.

Mawoyo's innings is now the fourth longest by a Zimbabwean.

How many of you think Zimbabwe are playing for a win? Think they will be happy with a draw?

End of over 135 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 361/5
GA Lamb    35* (102b 3x4)      Sohail Khan    24-8-62-1
TMK Mawoyo    146* (415b 18x4)      Saeed Ajmal    46-11-110-3

135.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, FOUR, back from drinks, and the doosra continues to poses problems, Lamb was looking to defend this one, didn't read it and it flies wide of slip for four

That prompts a second slip

135.2

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, no run, another doosra, pitching outside leg and this one is defended towards silly point

135.3

Saeed Ajmal to Lamb, OUT, at long last a wicket for Pakistan, Ajmal removes Lamb who was looking to defend an offspinner, perhaps he was looking for a third consecutive doosra, he doesn't get bat on it, past the inside edge and hit low on the pad, that pitched on middle and off and went straight on, a vociferous appeal and umpire raises the finger, much to Pakistan's relief

GA Lamb lbw b Saeed Ajmal 39 (146m 105b 4x4 0x6) SR: 37.14

Into the tail now

135.4

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, Price blocks his first ball to the leg side off the front foot

135.5

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, doosra bamboozles Price, ends up playing inside the line as that zips past off stump

135.6

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, gets bat on it this time, blocked toward gully

End of over 136 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 365/6
RW Price    0* (3b)      Saeed Ajmal    47-11-114-4
TMK Mawoyo    146* (415b 18x4)      Sohail Khan    24-8-62-1

136.1

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, 1 run, on leg stump, guided down to fine leg

Mawoyo gets to the top of this list. Well done!

136.2

Aizaz Cheema to Price, no run, Price is greeted with a bouncer, he ducks under

136.3

Aizaz Cheema to Price, no run, one more bouncer from Cheema, who loves the tactic, Price sways out of the line

136.4

Aizaz Cheema to Price, no run, big appeal for lbw as Cheema tries to surprise Price with a full ball, struck on the pads but that was sliding down

136.5

Aizaz Cheema to Price, no run, short and wide outside off, easy leave

Monjur: "Looks like Zim is working for a draw here; which against PAK a big achievement. Its good to see that they have a plan and achieving it quite confidently."

136.6

Aizaz Cheema to Price, 2 runs, clips it towards square leg for a single

Solomon Mugadzza: "Reminder: England is coached by a Zimbabwean, Andy Flower, while Zimbabwe is being coached by an Englishman Allan Butcher."

End of over 137 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 368/6
RW Price    2* (8b)      Aizaz Cheema    22-9-66-0
TMK Mawoyo    147* (416b 18x4)      Saeed Ajmal    47-11-114-4

137.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, a loopy offspinner to Mawoyo, who pushes it towards cover for a single

137.2

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, full ball on middle, flighted delivery, squeezed out towards the off side

137.3

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, on leg stump this time, gets well forward and blocks towards short leg

137.4

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, length ball on middle and off, forward press from Price

137.5

Saeed Ajmal to Price, no run, length ball on middle, flatter one from Ajmal, more forward defence

Ajmal from over the wicket

137.6

Saeed Ajmal to Price, FOUR, the doosra is delivered well outside off, Price responds with a powerful swat to deep midwicket for four

Peter W: "While Zim's ability to grind away is fantastic, they need to start getting runs a bit quicker. There is not point in just batting out day after day... seems like they are aiming for the draw already sadly. Maybe at 150 Mawoyo will open the taps - fingers crossed...."

End of over 138 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 373/6
RW Price    6* (13b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    48-11-119-4
TMK Mawoyo    148* (417b 18x4)      Aizaz Cheema    22-9-66-0

138.1

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, 1 run, short of length ball on offstump, tucked towards midwicket

Nick Coxhill says: "Now it's time for Zimbabwe to increase the run rate. If they want to win this match, they need to give themselves lots of time on this pitch to take 20 wickets."

138.2

Aizaz Cheema to Price, no run, shortish ball from Cheema, defended off the back foot after getting behind the line, bottom hand comes off the bat as he keeps the ball out

Ryan: "Just wondering if this batting from Zim is more about trying not to lose the test match, rather than win it. I don't think people will go wow they didn't lose it. 2 in 2 would be flattering and a loss would be nothing than what people expected. Flat pitch like this, pile on the runs and have enough time to bowl the Pakistanis out! "

138.3

Aizaz Cheema to Price, no run, short again and outside off, tapped towards point

138.4

Aizaz Cheema to Price, OUT, Cheema gets his first wicket! Price is gone, was looking to defend that off the back foot, inside-edged on to the pad and that pops up towards short leg, who moves quickly to his left to lap it up on the second chance, it was Azhar Ali who took the catch, ending up on his back and appealing as he fell over

RW Price c Azhar Ali b Aizaz Cheema 6 (14m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

A quick end to the innings coming up?

138.5

Aizaz Cheema to Vitori, no run, inside-edges his first ball past square leg

138.6

Aizaz Cheema to Vitori, no run, short of length ball on legstump, Vitori keeps it out, just about

End of over 139 (1 run) Zimbabwe 374/7
BV Vitori    0* (2b)      Aizaz Cheema    23-9-67-1
TMK Mawoyo    149* (418b 18x4)      Saeed Ajmal    48-11-119-4

139.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, solidly defended off the front foot, how long will Mawoyo spend on 149?

139.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, shortish ball, Mawoyo can't get it past short fine

139.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, the doosra is too good for Mawoyo, he's beaten by it outside off

139.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, there's another milestone for Mawoyo, clipped towards square leg to get to 150, no over the top celebrations from him, people in the balcony are on their feet to applaud him

139.5

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, FOUR, dropped, an amateurish bit of fielding from Junaid, Vitori top-edged that one towards deep backward square leg, Junaid had to make some ground to his right to get to that, it is a stuttering effort to get there, stops as the ball lands a few yards away from him, comical if you aren't a Pakistan fan, and that runs away for four

139.6

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, no run

End of over 140 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 379/7
BV Vitori    4* (4b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    49-11-124-4
TMK Mawoyo    150* (422b 18x4)      Aizaz Cheema    23-9-67-1

140.1

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, defended off the back foot by Mawoyo

140.2

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, short of length ball angling in, defended to the off side by Mawoyo

140.3

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, a bit of width there, Mawoyo throws his bat at it but can't get it past backward point

140.4

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, after many, many bouncers today, here's one that causes problem for the batsmen, this one skids on to Mawoyo who can't get down in time, he's hit on glove and the ball drops to the off side

140.5

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, full delivery angling in towards the stumps, punched back down the track

140.6

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, another short ball to end the over, outside off and no problems for Mawoyo

Stromeon notes: "Looking at that list of averages, why don't South Africa pick Albie Morkel for the test team? He has the third highest test average for a South African ever - behind Barry Richards and Graeme Pollock - not bad company :P"

End of over 141 (maiden) Zimbabwe 379/7
TMK Mawoyo    150* (428b 18x4)      Aizaz Cheema    24-10-67-1
BV Vitori    4* (4b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    49-11-124-4

141.1

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, no run, Ajmal continues his hunt for a five-for, length ball outside off is blocked to the off side

141.2

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, no run, solidly defended towards the bowler

141.3

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, FOUR, a swat down the ground, 'Catch,' calls the keeper, too high for Ajmal to get a hand on and it races for four, it was flighted and full from Ajmal, a power-packed shot from Vitori

141.4

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, 1 run, guides it towards midwicket, he initially wants two but settles for a single

141.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, on middle stump, the broad bat of Mawoyo blocks it to the leg side

Hassan: "yes I think zim is looking for draw and they have prepared pitch for that. I appreciate PCB decision to give rest to their main bowlers. "

141.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, and Zimbabwe continue to have trouble reading the Ajmal doosra, Mawoyo is beaten outside off

Ben from the UK: "Mawoyo's feat is nothing compared to Lawrence Rowe, who scored 214 then hit 100 not out in his debut test. Just before he was out in his next test for 22, his average stood at an almighty 336, which I believe is a record."

End of over 142 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 384/7
TMK Mawoyo    150* (430b 18x4)      Saeed Ajmal    50-11-129-4
BV Vitori    9* (8b 2x4)      Aizaz Cheema    24-10-67-1

142.1

Aizaz Cheema to Vitori, no run

142.2

Aizaz Cheema to Vitori, no run, short of length ball, Vitori defends off the back foot

142.3

Aizaz Cheema to Vitori, no run, fullish delivery, driven towards cover, not great timing though

142.4

Aizaz Cheema to Vitori, no run, slower ball from Cheema, Vitori doesn't pick it and nearly ends up popping it back to the keeper

142.5

Aizaz Cheema to Vitori, no run, on legstump, tucked towards square leg off the back foot

142.6

Aizaz Cheema to Vitori, FOUR, short and a bit of width, Vitori hangs on the back foot to smash that past point for four

End of over 143 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 388/7
BV Vitori    13* (14b 3x4)      Aizaz Cheema    25-10-71-1
TMK Mawoyo    150* (430b 18x4)      Saeed Ajmal    50-11-129-4

143.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, fuller ball is driven towards long-on for a single

143.2

Saeed Ajmal to Vitori, 1 run, Vitori seems to love staying on the back foot, he is nearly done in by a quicker one from Ajmal, bottom edge it past the stumps, close shave that

143.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, tucked towards midwicket by Mawoyo

143.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, solid forward defensive back towards the bowler

143.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, not so solid this time, again attempts a forward press, flies off the outside edge towards point

143.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, FOUR, dispenses with the defending, a powerful sweep behind backward point for four take hims along to 155, it was fullish and outside leg stump

End of over 144 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 394/7
TMK Mawoyo    155* (435b 19x4)      Saeed Ajmal    51-11-135-4
BV Vitori    14* (15b 3x4)      Aizaz Cheema    25-10-71-1

Two slips in place. Cheema round the wicket

144.1

Aizaz Cheema to Vitori, no run, bangs it in short, Vitori stands tall and looks to pull that, mistimed towards midwicket

144.2

Aizaz Cheema to Vitori, OUT, Vitori is gone, isn't he? a shortish ball outside off that Vitori flails at without moving his feet, a nick through to first slip where Younis Khan has pouched it, Pakistan are celebrating, Vitori was starting to walk off when he was stopped by Mawoyo, I think Younis got his hands under it but it is hard to tell on the replays, it's taking a long time to reach a decision and finally the umpires send Vitori on his way.

BV Vitori c Younis Khan b Aizaz Cheema 14 (26m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

Kyle Jarvis is the new batsman

144.3

Aizaz Cheema to Jarvis, no run, full and well outside off, guided towards backward point

Joey from Zimbabwe: "The way I see it they don't need to win the match they have to learn to bat out long innings. I have watched A Cook that boy knows how to play a test match. Its only day 2 and we have good spin bowlers to exploit the pitch "

144.4

Aizaz Cheema to Jarvis, no run, Cheema continues the bouncer barrage, Jarvis gets under that

Kalai: "Scoring rate can be improved only if the batsman at the other end keeps going after the bowlers. Mawoyo has done the anchoring role to perfection. Sadly, no one from the other side could carry on to the start they have provided themselves."

144.5

Aizaz Cheema to Jarvis, no run, fuller ball, gets behind the line and defends towards the off side

Nuur Hasan: "I think Zimbabwe are showing grittiness here. They deserve praise instead of criticism for playing slow. This can just as easily be a tactic to win. They have spinners and the wicket will turn, they would like to expose Pakistan to the later days of the Test which the wicket has worn out over more. Despite being a Pakistani, I'd say it is an admirable show by the brave Zimbabweans. "

144.6

Aizaz Cheema to Jarvis, no run, swing and a miss outside off, again chasing after a delivery outside off, there's no edge and he lives on

End of over 145 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 394/8
KM Jarvis    0* (4b)      Aizaz Cheema    26-11-71-2
TMK Mawoyo    155* (435b 19x4)      Saeed Ajmal    51-11-135-4

145.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, on the pads, helped towards short fine

145.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, again on the pads, tucked to short fine once more

145.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, blocked off the front foot to the leg side

145.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, looks to block it to the off side, off the outside edge towards point

145.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, the doosra. again. Mawoyo is clueless, that bounces extra and flies off the shoulder of the bat and wide of slip, he took the bottom hand off the bat

145.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, guides it to short fine

End of over 146 (maiden) Zimbabwe 394/8
TMK Mawoyo    155* (441b 19x4)      Saeed Ajmal    52-12-135-4
KM Jarvis    0* (4b)      Aizaz Cheema    26-11-71-2

Final over before tea

146.1

Aizaz Cheema to Jarvis, OUT, a reverse-swinging yorker from Cheema takes out the offstump, that was far too good for Jarvis, he belatedly tries to get his bat down and crouches, only to see the ball has gone past to dislodge off stump, great sight for a fast bowler

KM Jarvis b Aizaz Cheema 0 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Ranju: "can anybody tell us the status of Keegan meth who got injured in 5th odi between zim and ban." Here's the latest.

With the last pair at the crease, tea can be pushed back by up to half an hour

146.2

Aizaz Cheema to Mpofu, no run, the crowd cheers as Mpofu squeezes out another reverse swinging yorker

146.3

Aizaz Cheema to Mpofu, no run, changes things with a bouncer outside off, Mpofu ducks under

146.4

Aizaz Cheema to Mpofu, 1 run, great to see this, another insiwnging yorker, moves in a long way, Mpofu first gets his feet out of the way and somehow manages to get his bat down in time, he almost fall over trying to evade that, a thick inside-edge sends the ball towards fine leg

146.5

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, no run, length ball outside off, a mistimed off drive from Mawoyo

146.6

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, 1 run, short ball outside off, Mawoyo plays a nonchalant cut off the back foot, doesn't bother keeping it in, it flies over point and Mawoyo settles for the single that helps him retain strike

End of over 147 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 396/9
TMK Mawoyo    156* (443b 19x4)      Aizaz Cheema    27-11-73-3
CB Mpofu    1* (3b)      Saeed Ajmal    52-12-135-4

147.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 run, Mawoyo stays in the crease and defends towards silly point

Mawoyo placing faith in Mpofu here.

147.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, no run, whoah, Mpofu decides there's no point hanging around, looks to swipe that out of the ground, he misses and there's an appeal for a stumping, Mpofu has kept his feet behind the crease

147.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, 1 run, Mpofu survives, just about, he was looking to push the doosra to the leg side, gets a leading edge towards point for a single, Mawoyo wanted a second but Mpofu had ran too far past the stumps for the second

147.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 leg bye, Mawoyo goes for the big sweep and he misses, struck on the pads and there is a massive lbw appeal, that pitched just outside leg though, great decision from Ian Gould that

147.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, SIX, the 400 comes up and what a shot to bring it up with, Mpofu attempts the same swipe he had earlier this over, this time he connects and sends the ball soaring over midwicket for a massive six

147.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, no run, what an over this is, another appeal for lbw, beats Mpofu's attempted defence, looked to be missing off

End of over 148 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 405/9
CB Mpofu    8* (7b 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    53-12-143-4
TMK Mawoyo    157* (445b 19x4)      Aizaz Cheema    27-11-73-3

148.1

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, FOUR, beautiful shot from Mawoyo, stands on his toes and crunches it past cover for a boundary, a graceful stroke that

148.2

Aizaz Cheema to Mawoyo, 1 run, shortish ball on leg stump, not too convincingly played towards square leg for a single

Siso: "Instead of the criticism Zim is getting for slow run-rate, i think we should infact be in a congratulatory mood, whats the use of trying to get runs faster (in a Test match) when we haven't mastered the art of keeping our wickets?"

148.3

Aizaz Cheema to Mpofu, no run, length ball outside off, blocked to the off side off the front foot

148.4

Aizaz Cheema to Mpofu, no run, a full toss from Cheema, the attempted yorker gone wrong, Mpofu looking to play towards leg, nearly chips it back to the bowler

Andy: "Aizaz Cheema is a much improved bowler in this match. His average dropped from 67 to a Waqar Younis-esque 23.66."

148.5

Aizaz Cheema to Mpofu, no run, the Cheema bouncer, Mpofu sees it early and gets easily under it

Daniel Fernandes is among the many mailing in in support of Zimbabwe: "Can't believe ZImbabwe are being criticized for "batting slowly". It's not as if the run-rate is 2 an over. Most Zimbabwe players are beginners in the Test arena and they should be praised for keeping their wickets grinding out, which is something Bangladesh rarely do. A score of almost 400 against Pakistan is no small achievement and will put a lot of pressure on Pakistan."

148.6

Aizaz Cheema to Mpofu, no run, not sure what Cheema was trying there, it is way outside off and full, Mpofu allows it to the keeper

End of over 149 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 410/9
CB Mpofu    8* (11b 1x6)      Aizaz Cheema    28-11-78-3
TMK Mawoyo    162* (447b 20x4)      Saeed Ajmal    53-12-143-4

149.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, trying to get it down to fine leg but it is off the pads

149.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, doosra stays very low, outside off and Mawoyo was looking to steer it towards the off, misses it by a long way

149.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, 1 leg bye, gets it towards short fine for a single

Three balls for Mpofu to survive. This should be fun. Six or out

149.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, no run, is that out? Mpofu looking for a cheeky paddle sweep, is too early into it, and it is off the back of his glove to second slip, where Mohammad Hafeez diving to his right and stretching to take a low one-handed catch, third umpire called in to see whether he got his fingers under it, very hard to tell, benefit of doubt may go to the batsman, it has and Pakistan have some more time to spend on the field

149.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, no run, pitching on a length on middle and off, defended towards point

149.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mpofu, no run, again pitching on middle and off, Mpofu is unsure which way the ball will spin from there, gets behind the line of that and manages to keep a low ball out

End of over 150 (1 run, maiden) Zimbabwe 411/9
CB Mpofu    8* (14b 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    54-13-143-4
TMK Mawoyo    162* (450b 20x4)      Aizaz Cheema    28-11-78-3
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Ray Price congratulates Younis Khan after Pakistan's victory, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, only Test, 5th day, Bulawayo, September 5, 2011

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Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan are all smiles after Pakistan's win, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, only Test, 5th day, Bulawayo, September 5, 2011

Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan are all smiles after Pakistan's win

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