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

Hamilton in the attack for some slow medium

50.1

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fullish one on middle and off, pushed to mid on

50.2

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller ball squeezed out to mid on

50.3

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short, wide, not getting up much, slapped languidly, straight to covers

50.4

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, punched to short extra cover off the back foot

50.5

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, well bowled, full and targetting the stumps, he gets low and defends down the track

50.6

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shows a straight bat to another full ball on the stumps and gets it past the non-striker, mid in gets around to it

End of over 51 (maiden) Pakistan 184/1
Mohammad Hafeez    115* (152b 19x4 1x6)      H Masakadza    1-1-0-0
Azhar Ali    58* (145b 8x4)      BV Vitori    14-0-75-0

Ray Price comes on now

51.1

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, straightish ball on middle, punched back to the bowler

51.2

Price to Azhar Ali, 1 leg bye, slanted down leg with the angle

51.3

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, hurrying on from a length on middle and leg, he goes back, but manages to get it towards short leg

51.4

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, played off the back foot to short midwicket

51.5

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, too full and blocked off the front foot

51.6

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tight over, but no turn for Price, easily blocked down the track from middle and leg

End of over 52 (1 run, maiden) Pakistan 185/1
Mohammad Hafeez    115* (156b 19x4 1x6)      RW Price    10-4-19-0
Azhar Ali    58* (147b 8x4)      H Masakadza    1-1-0-0

52.1

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, almost appeared to sneaked through, but he got forward and crouched low to block towards short midwicket

52.2

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, pushed on the off side this time

52.3

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, fuller ball, pushed to short extra cover along the ground

52.4

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, well bowled, in the blockhole, on the stumps, he manages to dig it out

52.5

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, leans forward and gets the drive past short extra cover, but there is also a man at extra cover

52.6

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, played out to short midwicket

End of over 53 (maiden) Pakistan 185/1
Azhar Ali    58* (153b 8x4)      H Masakadza    2-2-0-0
Mohammad Hafeez    115* (156b 19x4 1x6)      RW Price    10-4-19-0

Rehan: "It is just that Pakistan can crumble against weakest attack.So if they do well with lack of practice and so much negativitY happening around,should be appreciated."

53.1

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

53.2

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tosses it up full around off, he gets forward and blocks

53.3

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, another solid forward defensive down the pitch

53.4

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, reaches out and eases it back to the bowler

53.5

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, hurries on in to the batsman who gets bat on it to deny Price

53.6

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller one tossed up, driven towards extra cover off the front foot

End of over 54 (maiden) Pakistan 185/1
Mohammad Hafeez    115* (162b 19x4 1x6)      RW Price    11-5-19-0
Azhar Ali    58* (153b 8x4)      H Masakadza    2-2-0-0

54.1

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, gets bat around front pad to defend one off middle back to the bowler

54.2

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, squeezes a fullish one to short extra cover

54.3

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, eases a full ball to mid on, without much power, the runs have dried up of late

54.4

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, driven hard this time, but mid off gets to his left to field

54.5

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, leans well forward and across but his push finds deepish extra cover

Zishan: "Cant understand the comparisons of Azhar with the likes of Dravid, Laxman etc...For now you can only say that he has the temperament , technique and potential of a solid middle order batsman. We will have to wait and see whether he will exploit this potential against major test teams in the next years."

54.6

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, 1 run, opens the face late to get a single wide of covers

End of over 55 (1 run) Pakistan 186/1
Azhar Ali    59* (159b 8x4)      H Masakadza    3-2-1-0
Mohammad Hafeez    115* (162b 19x4 1x6)      RW Price    11-5-19-0

55.1

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, slowly bowled on a length, slow forward defensive block down the track

55.2

Price to Azhar Ali, 1 run, tucked behind square leg off the pads

55.3

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, inside edge as it goes on straight with the angle, he pushes forward, ball goes just past forward short leg

55.4

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, calmly gets forward and defends to extra cover

55.5

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, more dead-batting, on the leg side close to the wicket

55.6

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, going on to the pads, he nudges softly behind square leg

End of over 56 (2 runs) Pakistan 188/1
Mohammad Hafeez    116* (166b 19x4 1x6)      RW Price    12-5-21-0
Azhar Ali    60* (161b 8x4)      H Masakadza    3-2-1-0

56.1

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, widish ball outside off, guided past point from the crease

56.2

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, angled in to the batsman from over the stumps, left alone outside off

56.3

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, 3 runs, well played, gets forward and opens the face late to run it past gully, sweeper cover lumbers across and gets to it with an awkward slide

56.4

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, hits the top of the bat from a length as he pushes forward in defence

56.5

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run, goes fuller, nothing is working for Zimbabwe, calm easy push to short extra cover

56.6

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Azhar finds the boundary now, worked off the pads in front of square leg and it trickles in to the rope

End of over 57 (7 runs) Pakistan 195/1
Azhar Ali    64* (164b 9x4)      H Masakadza    4-2-8-0
Mohammad Hafeez    119* (169b 19x4 1x6)      RW Price    12-5-21-0

57.1

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, tossed up on off stump, he is forward to smother it

57.2

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short, and coming in with the angle, but he pats it off the back foot on the off side, lunch is on the mind

57.3

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, full on leg stump, he carefully pushes towards midwicket

57.4

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, Price trying to lure them with full deliveries, but they are content to push, this one rolls to mid off

57.5

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defended off the front foot on the off side

57.6

Price to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, strikes the pads, a mile down leg though as it rushes on with the angle

End of over 58 (maiden) Pakistan 195/1
Mohammad Hafeez    119* (175b 19x4 1x6)      RW Price    13-6-21-0
Azhar Ali    64* (164b 9x4)      H Masakadza    4-2-8-0

Aatif: "Well, Azhar has shown his abilities against stronger opponents as well. He has shown a very good technique against the seaming deliveries in recent Pakistan tour to England."

58.1

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, no run

58.2

Masakadza to Azhar Ali, 1 run, short, wide outside off, smacked in the air backward of point, sweeper cover does the work in the deep

58.3

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller one on off stump, he crouches low and defends back to the bowler

58.4

Masakadza to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Hamilton does it for Zimbabwe on the stroke of lunch, Pakistan were playing for lunch all this while, Hamilton served up a low full toss on leg stump, and Hafeez worked it straight to short midwicket, Zimbabwe have something to show for the session, Hafeez's fluent knock is over, he had gone completely off the boil in the last half hour or so after reaching his century

Mohammad Hafeez c Lamb b Masakadza 119 (240m 177b 19x4 1x6) SR: 67.23

Pakistan were positive in the first hour but went in to a shell in the second, with the result that they still trail by well more than 200 going in to the second session on day three. But there is lots of batting to come for them. Join us for the post-lunch session at 12.40 pm local time.

Welcome back for the second session, Pakistan will look to push on, the pitch an ally, Younis Khan to take strike

58.5

Masakadza to Younis Khan, no run, solidly forward and defending one on a length outside off

58.6

Masakadza to Younis Khan, 3 byes, eep, he sprays it miles down leg, Taibu can't do anything about it even as he goes sprawling across

End of over 59 (4 runs) Pakistan 199/2
Younis Khan    0* (2b)      H Masakadza    5-2-9-1
Azhar Ali    65* (166b 9x4)      RW Price    13-6-21-0

Greg Lamb in to the attack now, he's just had the two overs so far

59.1

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, tossed up full outside off, Younis gets forward and drives solidly back down the track

59.2

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, turning in slowly from outside off, punched off the back foot to mid on

59.3

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, more nip on this one as it turns in around middle, he goes back and plays it to short leg

59.4

Lamb to Younis Khan, 1 run, leans forward and turns this one with the spin from middle and leg past midwicket, there is a man in the deep

59.5

Lamb to Azhar Ali, 1 run, low full toss, but he cannot time it past mid off who gets to his left to field

59.6

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, is that gone, Zimbabwe are convinced, Lamb finding bounce and turn, Younis not fully forward and it pops up to short leg, no bat on it thinks the umpire

End of over 60 (2 runs) Pakistan 201/2
Younis Khan    1* (7b)      GA Lamb    3-0-10-0
Azhar Ali    66* (167b 9x4)      H Masakadza    5-2-9-1

Spin from both ends now, here is Price

60.1

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, fullish one outside off, driven to extra cover

60.2

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, defended off the front foot to the bowler

60.3

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, another one smothered back to Price

60.4

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, crouches forward low to block on the off side

60.5

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, Price not finding much turn but is right on off stump, forcing him to stretch forward and block

60.6

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, appeal for lbw now from Price, as Azhar brings bat and pad forward to defend one that hurries on, did that strike him outside off, was there some bat on it? have to wait for replays

End of over 61 (maiden) Pakistan 201/2
Azhar Ali    66* (173b 9x4)      RW Price    14-7-21-0
Younis Khan    1* (7b)      GA Lamb    3-0-10-0

61.1

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, shows some purpose as he takes a step out and plays with the turn to mid on

61.2

Lamb to Younis Khan, 2 runs, too short and on the pads, worked past square leg

61.3

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, solid forcing front foot drive, straight to wide mid off

61.4

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, he is tossing it up alright, Younis whips with the turn towards midwicket

61.5

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, that was driven in the air down the track, but fell too short of the bowler as he got down to his right

61.6

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, full toss, but Younis slams it straight to extra cover, that should have disappeared

End of over 62 (2 runs) Pakistan 203/2
Younis Khan    3* (13b)      GA Lamb    4-0-12-0
Azhar Ali    66* (173b 9x4)      RW Price    14-7-21-0

62.1

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, length ball on leg stump, played to short leg

62.2

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, pushed from the crease to point

62.3

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, Price going fuller and faster, but he is right forward to smother it

62.4

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, now he goes down the track, a rarity, but Price slows it down, and he digs it out to short extra cover

62.5

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, blocked off the front foot

62.6

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, that stayed low, he was on the back foot and nudged it towards short leg off the pads

End of over 63 (maiden) Pakistan 203/2
Azhar Ali    66* (179b 9x4)      RW Price    15-8-21-0
Younis Khan    3* (13b)      GA Lamb    4-0-12-0

63.1

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, worked with the turn straight to deepish mid on

63.2

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, slows it up as he flights it on a length, he gets forward to defend

63.3

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, has him reaching out outside off to one tossed up, drives against the turn to mid off

63.4

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, gets forward and nudges with the spin to midwicket

63.5

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, he is looking a touch too eager for the runs, busily shuffles across and whips with the turn, finds mid on again

63.6

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, defended carefully off the front foot on the off side

End of over 64 (maiden) Pakistan 203/2
Younis Khan    3* (19b)      GA Lamb    5-1-12-0
Azhar Ali    66* (179b 9x4)      RW Price    15-8-21-0

64.1

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, fuller one pushed through quicker, he smothers it down the track

64.2

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, goes back late to a length ball, and pushes it on the off side

64.3

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, quicker one now on the stumps, has him forward in defence

64.4

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, this is a tight spell from Price, on off stump, defended off the front foot

64.5

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, pushed in to the off side

64.6

Price to Azhar Ali, no run, another tight delivery fullish on middle and off blocked back to Price

End of over 65 (maiden) Pakistan 203/2
Azhar Ali    66* (185b 9x4)      RW Price    16-9-21-0
Younis Khan    3* (19b)      GA Lamb    5-1-12-0

65.1

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, turning on on off stump from a length, he waits for it to come on and blocks

65.2

Lamb to Younis Khan, 3 runs, Younis gets some runs finally, he gets across and whips a fullish one with the spin past mid on, it gather lot of pace as it scurries across along the ground, mid on gives chase and hauls it back with a lunge towards the rope

65.3

Lamb to Azhar Ali, 1 run, Lamb finding some turn at the moment, inside edge past short leg as he presses forward, puff of dust as well as it pitched, hmm, hmm

65.4

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, just falls short of the bowler, younis is whipping them forcefully with the turn, this one almost carried to Lamb, he is distraught that it didn't

65.5

Lamb to Younis Khan, 1 run, gets the single with a busy work to mid on

65.6

Lamb to Azhar Ali, FOUR, that;s the way to break the shackles, Azhar sees one floated up full outside off, and bashes it over mid off

End of over 66 (9 runs) Pakistan 212/2
Azhar Ali    71* (187b 10x4)      GA Lamb    6-1-21-0
Younis Khan    7* (23b)      RW Price    16-9-21-0

66.1

Price to Younis Khan, no run, bowled slower through the air, defended off the front foot

66.2

Price to Younis Khan, no run, watches the line of the ball closely, and blocks it carefully, bat and pad close together

66.3

Price to Younis Khan, no run, defended to short leg off the front foot

66.4

Price to Younis Khan, no run, around off stump this time, he gets across, forward and blocks

66.5

Price to Younis Khan, no run, more solid defending from Younis

66.6

Price to Younis Khan, 2 runs, Price slides it in flat and quick, he gets an inside edge behind square on the leg side as he pushes forward

End of over 67 (2 runs) Pakistan 214/2
Younis Khan    9* (29b)      RW Price    17-9-23-0
Azhar Ali    71* (187b 10x4)      GA Lamb    6-1-21-0

67.1

Lamb to Azhar Ali, no run, worked from the crease to short leg

67.2

Lamb to Azhar Ali, no run, bowled quicker now, around off, he gets forward to defend on the off side

67.3

Lamb to Azhar Ali, no run, appeal for lbw, as Lamb gets it to hit pad, that turned a long way in, looked close, probably would have gone down leg with the angle

67.4

Lamb to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Azhar takes Lamb on again, gets down the track, is not that close to the pitch of the flighted ball, goes with the turn high over mid on

67.5

Lamb to Azhar Ali, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

67.6

Lamb to Azhar Ali, OUT, Lamb has struck, he has deserved his first Test wicket, shifts the line wider and fuller outside off stump, Azhar takes the bait and goes for the cover drive, but only manages to edge it for Taibu to hold on to it

Azhar Ali c †Taibu b Lamb 75 (256m 193b 11x4 0x6) SR: 38.86

End of over 68 (4 runs) Pakistan 218/3
     GA Lamb    7-1-25-1
Younis Khan    9* (29b)      RW Price    17-9-23-0

68.1

Price to Younis Khan, no run, they are creating problems for Pakistan, Price gets some turn from off stump, he was trying to work it on the leg side but it turned just past the outside edge

68.2

Price to Younis Khan, no run, defended with a bit of an inside edge towards short leg

68.3

Price to Younis Khan, no run, punched off the back foot to the bowler

68.4

Price to Younis Khan, 1 run, tossed up from wide of the crease, turns away outside off, he presses back and guides it past slip

68.5

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, this one goes straight on, to the pads, and is worked behind square leg, Misbah is away

68.6

Price to Younis Khan, no run, not stretching fully forward, watching the flighted ball closely and defending it down the track

End of over 69 (2 runs) Pakistan 220/3
Younis Khan    10* (34b)      RW Price    18-9-25-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    1* (1b)      GA Lamb    7-1-25-1

69.1

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah shuffles across a long way, and picks him with the turn behind square leg from around leg stump

69.2

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, stretches fully forward this time, gets across, and blocks

69.3

Lamb to Younis Khan, FOUR, lovely drive from younis, Lamb trying to lure him with the flight, too full and Younis gets forward to belt it past extra cover

ahad: "Why hasnt Misbah sent in Umar Akmal instead of himself? They need to up the scoring, and to try and WIN this match, not draw it! With Misbah and Younis on the crease, expect another 100 runs by the end of the day."

Lamb goes round the stumps

69.4

Lamb to Younis Khan, 1 run, turns down leg, that won't help Zimbabwe, and tucked towards square leg

Zaidi: "Misbah & Younis, the perfect recipe for drawn test, no matters who is opponent."

69.5

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes back in the crease, and pats away a length ball turning in on off

69.6

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he will keep doing this all day, turning in around off, he uses the crease and pushes down the track

End of over 70 (6 runs) Pakistan 226/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    2* (4b)      GA Lamb    8-1-31-1
Younis Khan    15* (37b 1x4)      RW Price    18-9-25-0

hugh: "And here comes the exciting part of the match - Misbah and Younis..."

70.1

Price to Younis Khan, no run, nudged softly and it dies in front of short leg off the pads

Luke: "A little lesson learnt for Vitori maybe - I think the lad has real potential and I would not advise him losing his hunger but a little control by Masa and Price and the wicket was always going to come."

70.2

Price to Younis Khan, no run, defends a tossed up full ball back to the bowler

70.3

Price to Younis Khan, no run, hurries on from a length, he is caught in the crease and manages to get some bat on it

70.4

Price to Younis Khan, no run, plays out a fullish one to midwicket

70.5

Price to Younis Khan, 1 run, flicked off the pads to long leg

70.6

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Misbah goes forward defending in typical fashion, bat nicely beside pad which is neatly out of the way, and blocks without any trouble

End of over 71 (1 run) Pakistan 227/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    2* (5b)      RW Price    19-9-26-0
Younis Khan    16* (42b 1x4)      GA Lamb    8-1-31-1

Syed: "Misbah coming instead of Umar Akmal, another show of defensive thinking by Pakistan."

71.1

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, the blocking season is here, Younis presses half-forward and smothers Price down the track

71.2

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, on the off side now, bat and pad close together, no fuss

71.3

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, a whip now, lunges forward and turns it across the line in front of square leg

71.4

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, full ball forced back to the bowler

71.5

Lamb to Younis Khan, 1 run, drives hard off the front foot towards extra cover, Lamb flighting it all the time

71.6

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, this is really inexcusable on such a flat deck, Zimbabwe have dropped another dolly, Misbah whipped a full delivery in the air and it went straight to Sibanda at midwicket, at a good height, straight in and straight out, have to feel for the bowlers

End of over 72 (1 run) Pakistan 228/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    2* (6b)      GA Lamb    9-1-32-1
Younis Khan    17* (47b 1x4)      RW Price    19-9-26-0

72.1

Price to Younis Khan, no run, going straight in with the angle, defended off the front foot

72.2

Price to Younis Khan, no run, left alone outside the off stump

72.3

Price to Younis Khan, no run, blocked down the track off the front foot

72.4

Price to Younis Khan, no run, tosses it up very full, he drives forcingly to mid off

72.5

Price to Younis Khan, no run, patted back down the track

72.6

Price to Younis Khan, no run, slows it down, on the pads with the angle, blocked carefully

End of over 73 (maiden) Pakistan 228/3
Younis Khan    17* (53b 1x4)      RW Price    20-10-26-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    2* (6b)      GA Lamb    9-1-32-1

73.1

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, gets across and turns this one from middle stump fine on the leg side

73.2

Lamb to Younis Khan, 1 run, spirits forward and eases a full ball to mid on with the spin for a single

73.3

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, he is bowling a tad too full at the moment, outside off and he pushes to covers

73.4

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slows it up as he tosses it up full, he gets forward to defend

73.5

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stretches forward a long way across the off stump and blocks a flighted ball

73.6

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, turned with the spin to forward short leg, Zimbabwe are going at around 20 overs per hour at the moment

End of over 74 (2 runs) Pakistan 230/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    3* (11b)      GA Lamb    10-1-34-1
Younis Khan    18* (54b 1x4)      RW Price    20-10-26-0

74.1

Price to Younis Khan, 1 run, straightens on middle and leg, but he gets back to whip it in front of square leg

Maryam: "People seriously need to stop complaining, would you rather a complete batting collapse???"

74.2

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stretching forward as much as his tall frame allows him to, and smothers a length ball

74.3

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another solid front foot block from Misbah, don't blink, you might miss another

74.4

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller and quicker, driven hard back down the track

74.5

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, carefully gets forward and across to defend to the man who has arrived at silly point a short while ago

74.6

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended off the front foot again

End of over 75 (1 run) Pakistan 231/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    3* (16b)      RW Price    21-10-27-0
Younis Khan    19* (55b 1x4)      GA Lamb    10-1-34-1

75.1

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, drives a full delivery hard down the pitch, Lamb gets to his right and fields

75.2

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, turns in on off from a length, he smothers it in front foot defence

75.3

Lamb to Younis Khan, 1 leg bye, nudged off the pads, in the air, behind square leg, and they cross over for a run

75.4

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, Misbah shuffles across in the crease, and carefully nudges behind square leg from the stumps

Zaidi: "A century for misbah is due after that dropped chance. Isn't it?" going by the trend you could be right

75.5

Lamb to Younis Khan, 1 run, whipped with the turn wide of midwicket

75.6

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quicker one full outside off, Misbah is in no trouble as he gets forward and dead-bats

End of over 76 (3 runs) Pakistan 234/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    4* (18b)      GA Lamb    11-1-36-1
Younis Khan    20* (59b 1x4)      RW Price    21-10-27-0

Khair: "Syed does not realise Pakistan still faces a real danger of losing this match. Misbah is better at building than Umar Akmal and they have a long way to go, so it makes sense for him to come at this stage rather than Umar."

76.1

Price to Younis Khan, no run, Price lands it on a length, gets it to straighten, but it meets the straight defensive bat of Younis and rolls away on the leg side

76.2

Price to Younis Khan, no run, another one blocked off the front foot

76.3

Price to Younis Khan, no run, goes down the leg side as Younis tries to tickle it away fine, lodges between Taibu;s pads

76.4

Price to Younis Khan, no run, blocked off the front foot, ho hum

76.5

Price to Younis Khan, no run, quicker one defended off the front foot on the off side

goes over the wicket now

76.6

Price to Younis Khan, no run, finds some turn from the rough outside leg stump, nudged away fine on the leg side

End of over 77 (maiden) Pakistan 234/3
Younis Khan    20* (65b 1x4)      RW Price    22-11-27-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    4* (18b)      GA Lamb    11-1-36-1

Tavona: "While we understand that as a side coming back to test cricket the Zimmies should learn a few things from the Pakistan side i dont like this idea of them learning how to catch from the Pakistanis. as a staunch fan still back them to win tho."

There is a man at leg gully

77.1

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 leg byes, Price gets a hand to this one at leg gully as it flies off the pads in the air to his right, a touch slow in reacting

77.2

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, nudged off the pads, and it goes to the right of leg gully all along the ground

77.3

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, clatter! Misbah explodes, on the knee and fetches Lamb from outside off stump, and slog sweeps over deep midwicket

77.4

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, almost another one, Misbah making them pay for the drop, down on the knee and smacking a fuller one with the slog sweep over midwicket, one bounce in to the boundary

Former umpire Rudi Koertzen is loitering on the boundary and will fetch the ball back

77.5

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes back to carefully defending off the front foot

77.6

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quicker one outside off blocked down the track

End of over 78 (16 runs) Pakistan 250/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    18* (24b 2x4 1x6)      GA Lamb    12-1-50-1
Younis Khan    20* (65b 1x4)      RW Price    22-11-27-0

Sammy: "you really expect to win the match after letting zimbabwe score 412 on a batting track? people just need excuses to blame misbah."

Price from round the wicket

78.1

Price to Younis Khan, no run, tossed up outside leg, he defends off the front foot

78.2

Price to Younis Khan, no run, fuller ball on leg stump, nudged off an inside edge past short leg

78.3

Price to Younis Khan, no run, carefully presses forward and defends it as it turns in from outside leg

78.4

Price to Younis Khan, no run, nudged past short leg off the front foot

78.5

Price to Younis Khan, no run, throws it up very full, younis digs it back to Price

78.6

Price to Younis Khan, no run, hurrying in from the rough, he has bat and pad together as he defends to short leg

Zimbabwe have sent down 20.2 overs in the hour after lunch, that is ridiculously fast

Imran: "There is nothing more wonderful than to watch a batsman grind the opposition bowlers down and make their life miserable...call me evil or a test purist.."

ahad: "@Maryam, if Pakistan cricket always fear batting collapses, then they can never win a test match. the team, and the captain, should have belief in himself and his players. Everyone knows Pakistan could have a good shot at winning if Umar Akmal could have come in and scored a quick 40. Misbah would still have a gotten chance to bat after that."

uzair: "i really wish misbah was 6 years younger now."

End of over 79 (maiden) Pakistan 250/3
Younis Khan    20* (71b 1x4)      RW Price    23-12-27-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    18* (24b 2x4 1x6)      GA Lamb    12-1-50-1

Hamilton will have another bowl after drinks

79.1

Masakadza to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gentle short of a length ball coming in from outside off, patted back on the off side

79.2

Masakadza to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, rolls the wrists over one bowled in to the pads to send it through square leg

79.3

Masakadza to Younis Khan, no run, gets it to move in from a length, he goes back and blocks

79.4

Masakadza to Younis Khan, no run, stays beside the line and guides this one towards covers

Younis: "It is entirely possible that Misbah Ul Haq continues his current purple patch till hes say 42...Based on that, we could say he has another 5 years left in him :) Who knows."

79.5

Masakadza to Younis Khan, no run, blocked from the crease, hamilton being too short at the moment

79.6

Masakadza to Younis Khan, no run, widish outside off and left alone

End of over 80 (1 run) Pakistan 251/3
Younis Khan    20* (75b 1x4)      H Masakadza    6-2-10-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    19* (26b 2x4 1x6)      RW Price    23-12-27-0

The new ball has been taken right away, and Vitori will have a go with it, two slips and gully

80.1

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets it to straighten on middle off a length, he goes back in the crease to defend

80.2

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, just coming in a tad from outside off stump as it is angled across, patted away on the off side

80.3

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, too wide outside off stump and bounces before it reaches Taibu

80.4

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, playing him from the crease, it goes across him and he pushes it away to point

80.5

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length, that won't work, blocked back to the bowler

80.6

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, that is better, pitched up a shade, and drawing him forward outside off in defence

End of over 81 (maiden) Pakistan 251/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    19* (32b 2x4 1x6)      BV Vitori    15-1-75-0
Younis Khan    20* (75b 1x4)      H Masakadza    6-2-10-1

Jarvis from the other end

81.1

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, getting it to shape away from a length outside off, left alone

81.2

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, angled in full outside off and straightening, decent pace from Jarvis, defended off the front foot

81.3

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, good shape from Jarvis, curling away from a fuller length outside off, drawing him out again, he runs it to gully with an open face

81.4

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, he is adjusting for the away movement and pushing a touch away from the body, this one did not do that much and he got it off the inner half of the bat down the track

81.5

Jarvis to Younis Khan, FOUR, Jarvis gets the outside edge, it was coming, but there are only two slips, and the ball races past a diving second slip, lovely shape away from the batsman for Jarvis, Younis had a push at it

81.6

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, end of a fine testing over from Jarvis, goes full this time on the stumps, whipped away to mid on

End of over 82 (4 runs) Pakistan 255/3
Younis Khan    24* (81b 2x4)      KM Jarvis    13-3-38-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    19* (32b 2x4 1x6)      BV Vitori    15-1-75-0

Awais: "Is it just me? Vitori's actions look like Irfan Pathan's action and Jarvis's bowling action is quite Mcgrathish." No, it isn't only you

82.1

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, widish outside off from back of a length, this is not going to help Zimbabwe, forced to point off the back foot

82.2

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, going straight across outside off, left alone

82.3

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, much better ball, shaping in on middle stump from a length, he is surprised and stabs it towards square leg, wants the single but is sent back just in time

82.4

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another tight delivery on the stumps forces him to defend hurriedly off the front foot

82.5

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, turned off the pads behind square leg, Vitori getting it to shape in, but starting middle and going on leg stump

82.6

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, easy single towards midwicket, length ball straightening on middle, on this pitch he can go back and work it on the leg side

End of over 83 (3 runs) Pakistan 258/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    22* (38b 2x4 1x6)      BV Vitori    16-1-78-0
Younis Khan    24* (81b 2x4)      KM Jarvis    13-3-38-1

83.1

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, tucked in front of square leg off the pads

Sammy: "@ahad: a quick 40 from one batsman wouldnt help pakistan win the game and with the new ball due it was a no-brainier for misbah to come in and see it thru with younis. and the way umar plays im surprised why people always assume hes going to score 40-50runs."

83.2

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 bye, too wide outside off and moving away as well. Taibu tries to dive in front of slips and take it, but only manages to glove it away behind them, aa jaa, aa jaa (come on, come on) goes Misbah

83.3

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, left alone outside off as Jarvis finds some lift

83.4

Jarvis to Younis Khan, 1 run, Jarvis inconsistent in this over, this one ends up with the angle on middle and leg, is tucked away towards midwicket

83.5

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length now from Jarvis, blocked easily off the back foot

83.6

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, nicely bowled this time, floats it up fullish outside off, moving away a tad, he is not going after it

End of over 84 (4 runs) Pakistan 262/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    24* (42b 2x4 1x6)      KM Jarvis    14-3-41-1
Younis Khan    25* (83b 2x4)      BV Vitori    16-1-78-0

Prabal: "Why do you continue to keep publishing stale comments?" Coz you don't have any fresh ones to offer

84.1

Vitori to Younis Khan, no run, pushed away towards point

84.2

Vitori to Younis Khan, no run, curving in from a length, but starting leg stump and going down the leg side

Zee Jee: "I don't think there should even be a debate on Umar Akmal because he's been disappointing at Test level for too long. A quickfire 40 or 50 from him in an ODI or T20 would've been nice but here you need centuries and I'm sure people of Cricinfo can find stats showing that Pakistan has been scoring least number of centuries in Test cricket since the Inzys and Yousufs!"

84.3

Vitori to Younis Khan, no run, flicked wristily off the pads but Ervine at midwicket dives to his left to save some runs

84.4

Vitori to Younis Khan, no run, whoa, this has kept low from a length, he was playing from the crease, and managed to defend it off the bottom of the bat

84.5

Vitori to Younis Khan, no run, Vitori is thudding in to the bat alright, but apart from that he is not causing any problems for Pakistan

84.6

Vitori to Younis Khan, FOUR, lovely flick from Younis, Vitori goes fullish on the pads and he sends it racing past midwicket, even Ervine cannot pull it back

End of over 85 (4 runs) Pakistan 266/3
Younis Khan    29* (89b 3x4)      BV Vitori    17-1-82-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    24* (42b 2x4 1x6)      KM Jarvis    14-3-41-1

gav: "Zimbabwe have to be patient with their pace bowlers. Even Heath Streak didn't always have a good time."

85.1

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Jarvis tests out the bounce in the pitch with one dug in back of a length, it gets big on Misbah, he was pressing forward initially but went back and kept it down off the high part of the bat

85.2

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another short ball, Misbah is waiting this time, and sends it backward of square leg with a pull, off the inner part of the blade

85.3

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, well bowled, going full for the stumps, Misbah digs it out towards mid on

kez: "If this test is about blooding youngsters then why is younis chosen over asad shafiq? Younis and Misbah both are playing the anchor role and it is just brings memories of mohali back. Misbah's defensive mentality will never win us this test match." Can't you get over that one innings?

85.4

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, opens him up as it straightens on off stump from a fuller length, squeezed off a thick edge towards point

85.5

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, lovely delivery, there to be driven off a full length, moving away as well, he resists the temptation to go after it and shoulders arms

85.6

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, hurls it in fullish on off again, defended bat and pad together off the front foot

End of over 86 (5 runs) Pakistan 271/3
Younis Khan    29* (91b 3x4)      KM Jarvis    15-3-46-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    29* (46b 3x4 1x6)      BV Vitori    17-1-82-0

86.1

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, length ball defended off the front foot

86.2

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller and going across, he leans forward for the drive but mistimes it to mid off

86.3

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, straightening on the off stump from a length, but Misbah is able to keep it out firmly

86.4

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, going down the pads again, trickles in to the leg side as he misses the whip

86.5

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, another one on leg stump, and he happily nudges it fine enough to beat long leg

86.6

Vitori to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, now the pull, Vitori is learning his lessons this match after his heady debut, short ball and Misbah cracks the pull past the man at square leg

End of over 87 (8 runs) Pakistan 279/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    37* (52b 5x4 1x6)      BV Vitori    18-1-90-0
Younis Khan    29* (91b 3x4)      KM Jarvis    15-3-46-1

Nany: "I had patience enough to find my keyboard just to write about patience ! People need more patience than the Pakistani players, if people want sixes, they can watch ODI and T20 instead of destroying this beautiful format of cricket where every single ball is enjoyable!"

87.1

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, Jarvis continues to get the shape away from the right hander, but too wide outside off, left alone

87.2

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, another one flagged through outside off stump as Jarvis finds some bounce

kez: "That innings was the worst show of how to pace an innings i have ever seen, and i've seen ramiz raja bat. Although i was a child but those scars still remain. Looks like my younger brother will carry over the scars of mohali."

87.3

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, fuller one closer to off stump, pushed off the front foot to covers

Faisal: "Pakistan's biggest mistake this match was going with three inexperienced seamers. They should have had at least one first choice bowler like Umar Gul. Seriously how much cricket has Gul been playing that he needs a rest? The last time he played an international match was in May. I think he should be well rested after THREE MONTHS!"

87.4

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, good movement away from the batsman, a touch too far outside off still to be fiddled with

87.5

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, straightish one full outside off stump, pushed away towards cover

Waqar: "The reason why Misbah is bashed so much is because of his bad luck when it comes to playing against India in Big Matches like T20 WC 2007 Final and SF at Mohali..Which is unfair..He was just unfortunate on those occasions!"

87.6

Jarvis to Younis Khan, no run, has him driving outside off stump this time, but he gets across and covers for the swing, a bit too much as he gets it off the inner half towards mid off

End of over 88 (maiden) Pakistan 279/3
Younis Khan    29* (97b 3x4)      KM Jarvis    16-4-46-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    37* (52b 5x4 1x6)      BV Vitori    18-1-90-0

Salman: "Thank God! Selectors do not listen to the fans, else Imran Nazir, Ahmad Shehzad, Shahzaib Hasan and Afridi all would have been in playing eleven, grow up guys its a test match, not a T20 game, please stop blaming Misbah."

Price will have a go with the new ball

88.1

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, blocked calmly off the front foot, bat beside pad

88.2

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, another solid block right out of the Misbah Method

88.3

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, stretches forward and kills another one on the off side

88.4

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, quicker now, but he has no problems in keeping it out

from round the stumps now

88.5

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up full outside leg stump, padded away

Amir: "I actually commend this Pakistan team, it's a good mix and can only add to the potential pot of players to pick from going forward. Also remember you need to have a good mix of experience for those without to learn from. Waqar has done a good job. For all the impatient people out there, please remember this is test cricket played over 5 days not 3hours."

88.6

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up around leg stump, blocked off the front foot

End of over 89 (maiden) Pakistan 279/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    37* (58b 5x4 1x6)      RW Price    24-13-27-0
Younis Khan    29* (97b 3x4)      KM Jarvis    16-4-46-1

Talha: "Misbah and Younus are doing just fine, a little slack on their part can lead to a pakistani collapse. With the not so reliable akmal brothers and tail next, you never know what to expect."

89.1

Jarvis to Younis Khan, 1 run, well bowled, straight on off stump, he gets an inside edge behind square leg as he plays for the one that would have straightened

89.2

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, loops in the air down the track as he misses the work on the leg side

89.3

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, crouches forward low to squeeze a full ball towards point

Syed: "@ Nany: "beautiful format of cricket where every single ball is enjoyable!". Are you sure watching the Pak vs Zim test match which is going on on a dead batting track with some of the weakest bowling attacks ever known to mankind!!!!!!"

89.4

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, dear me, he was shaping up to pull this one dug in back of a length, but it did not get up at all, struck him on the pad near the roll in front, but he managed to get some bat on it

Awais: "dont blame PCB for putting 3 new seamers.there is no international cricket in Pakistan so they cant test these players in side matches against touring sides so they are forced to gives youngsters a chance at international level only. and putting 3 seamers against Zim is much safer then 1 new seamer against England."

89.5

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed away towards point

89.6

Jarvis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tight over from Jarvis, he hasn't had enough support from Vitori though, defended down the track

End of over 90 (1 run) Pakistan 280/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    37* (63b 5x4 1x6)      KM Jarvis    17-4-47-1
Younis Khan    30* (98b 3x4)      RW Price    24-13-27-0

90.1

Price to Younis Khan, no run, tossed up outside leg stump, patted away towards short leg

90.2

Price to Younis Khan, no run, more flight, full on leg stump, pushed back hard to the bowler

90.3

Price to Younis Khan, no run, turning away from leg stump, he presses forward in defence

90.4

Price to Younis Khan, no run, goes hard at this one, but mistimes it down the track

90.5

Price to Younis Khan, no run, flighted across the right hander who gets forward to drive to extra cover

90.6

Price to Younis Khan, no run, dropped at forward short leg now, this one bites from the rough outside leg stump, a surprised Younis fends it off the glove, it carries to the man at short leg, low near his left leg, but he cannot hold on

End of over 91 (maiden) Pakistan 280/3
Younis Khan    30* (104b 3x4)      RW Price    25-14-27-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    37* (63b 5x4 1x6)      KM Jarvis    17-4-47-1

lamb comes on now

91.1

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, driven towards mid on

91.2

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full one patted down the track

91.3

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, in the blockhole now, he digs it out on the leg side

91.4

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up full outside off, he goes after it from the crease, and cannot time the drive

91.5

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, turns in sharply from a length outside off, smothered in forward defence

91.6

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, turned with the spin straight to forward short leg

That will be tea on day three then. Pakistan losing Azhar Ali, they should have lost Misbah and Younis as well, but Zimbabwe have been woeful with the catching. On a flat pitch, they have put down numerous chances, and this takes them nowhere as they seek to rebuild in the Test arena.

Faisal: "@Awais: I am for giving new players a chance but there has to be a balance. 2 new guys and Umar Gul would have been much better because of his experience working the old ball. They could have learned a lot from him rather than "go figure it out on your own""

ibrahim: "Looks like Younis Khan is too inspired by Mawoyo."

End of over 92 (maiden) Pakistan 280/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    37* (69b 5x4 1x6)      GA Lamb    13-2-50-1
Younis Khan    30* (104b 3x4)      RW Price    25-14-27-0

Welcome back for the final session on the third day. Younis and Misbah will want to capitalise on the dropped catches, they have already put on 62. Price to start off

92.1

Price to Younis Khan, no run, tries to make room and push the full one on leg down the ground, gets it straight to mid off

92.2

Price to Younis Khan, no run, defended to short leg off the front foot

92.3

Price to Younis Khan, no run, padded away from outside leg

92.4

Price to Younis Khan, no run, tossed up around leg, blocked down the track

92.5

Price to Younis Khan, no run, this line is keeping them quiet, on leg stump again, and patted back off the front foot

92.6

Price to Younis Khan, no run, allows it to turn in from outside leg and defends off the front foot

End of over 93 (maiden) Pakistan 280/3
Younis Khan    30* (110b 3x4)      RW Price    26-15-27-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    37* (69b 5x4 1x6)      GA Lamb    13-2-50-1

Hamza has let it rip: "Patience Patience Patience!!! Enough of it already... Been watching Pakistan ranked below number 5 in Tests for years now and u ask for more patience... Watching younis get 30 from 104 balls on dead dead pitch u want more patience... Watching likes of taufeeq Umar get selected in the side and other talented openers in domestic cricket not given a chance and u want more patience... Watching Pakistan play so defensively, a draw seem the only possibility u want more patience. NO u wont get anymore patience."

93.1

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, swept from middle to leg gully

93.2

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed away towards point

93.3

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up, driven off the front foot, but bowler gets down in time to stop it

93.4

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, whipped eagerly with the spin wide of mid on, the fielder gets across to his right quickly and cuts off the single

93.5

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, shuffles across and works behind square leg

93.6

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, turning in on leg stump with those men waiting at leg gully and short leg, kept down between them

End of over 94 (1 run) Pakistan 281/3
Younis Khan    30* (111b 3x4)      GA Lamb    14-2-51-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    38* (74b 5x4 1x6)      RW Price    26-15-27-0

rogie: "How much patience is required...."RW Price: 26-15-27-0" I am fed up...." With Price?

94.1

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets pad away from the line and blocks one full on leg stump

94.2

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes forward and defends one with bat and pad close together

94.3

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, forward again in defence down the track

94.4

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, padded away from outside leg

94.5

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushes a full one towards midwicket

94.6

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, goes forward again to smother a full delivery, Zimbabwe won't mind this, Pakistan have got to counter this line

End of over 95 (maiden) Pakistan 281/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    38* (80b 5x4 1x6)      RW Price    27-16-27-0
Younis Khan    30* (111b 3x4)      GA Lamb    14-2-51-1

95.1

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, goes forward to defend with the spin on the leg side

95.2

Lamb to Younis Khan, 1 run, shortish one turning in, worked off the pads through square leg

95.3

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tossed up slowly, Misbah sizes it up and decides that forward is the best form of defence

95.4

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, neat, opens the face to run it behind point off the front foot

95.5

Lamb to Younis Khan, FOUR, lovely shot from younis, eases forward, gets to the pitch and whips it with the spin between midwicket and mid on who chases but has to given up early

95.6

Lamb to Younis Khan, 1 run, short and flat, on leg stump, he swings it through square leg along the ground, not timed particularly well

End of over 96 (7 runs) Pakistan 288/3
Younis Khan    36* (115b 4x4)      GA Lamb    15-2-58-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    39* (82b 5x4 1x6)      RW Price    27-16-27-0

96.1

Price to Younis Khan, no run, padded away outside leg stump

96.2

Price to Younis Khan, no run, pushed through fuller and quicker on leg stump, defended down the track

96.3

Price to Younis Khan, no run, another forward defensive down the track as he goes round the stumps now

96.4

Price to Younis Khan, no run, makes a bit of room and drives a full ball, straight to mid off

96.5

Price to Younis Khan, no run, well bowled, tossed up slowly on off stump, blocked off the front foot

96.6

Price to Younis Khan, no run, pushed off the front foot from outside off towards covers

End of over 97 (maiden) Pakistan 288/3
Younis Khan    36* (121b 4x4)      RW Price    28-17-27-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    39* (82b 5x4 1x6)      GA Lamb    15-2-58-1

Imran: "Hamza, which talented openers are you referring to? And didn't Taufeeq mak a 100 in his last test?"

97.1

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, shortish and flat, turning down leg, he shuffles across but cannot connect as he tries to whip on the leg side

97.2

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, puff of dust as this one turns in a long way from outside off, Misbah kills it in front foot defence, a lesser batsman might have been troubled with that

97.3

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, a touch flatter and swept behind square leg immediately

97.4

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, too full, in the slot outside off, Misbah hammers it past extra cover in a flash

goes round the stumps now

97.5

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, so Misbah lunges forward and turns him in front of square leg, and even gets back for the second

Blake: "Just tuned in. Pakistan are 3/288, decent chance to gain parity then try to knock them over on a wearing pitch & chase a small total in last session or two. Why all the complaints from Pakistan fans? Glass half full chaps."

97.6

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fullish one, worked with the spin in front of square leg

End of over 98 (9 runs) Pakistan 297/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    48* (88b 6x4 1x6)      GA Lamb    16-2-67-1
Younis Khan    36* (121b 4x4)      RW Price    28-17-27-0

Farooq: "Pakistan should aim to bat till end of day 4 to score 600+ runs. They will have a fair chance to win on the last day if Zimbabwe has to bat 90 overs."

98.1

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, some turn for Price from round the stumps, some bounce as well, handled well by Misbah as he keeps it down on the off side

98.2

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended off the front foot, pad tucked neatly away beside the line

98.3

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, whoa, that has taken off, Misbah is fortunate to not get an edge, Price runs almost all the way up the wicket in excitement, it bounced alarmingly from a length on off and Taibu had to leap to take it, Misbah hangs the bat inside the line and manages a smile

98.4

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

98.5

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended off the front foot

Younis holds out a friendly hand to Price who responds by rubbing his helmet vigorously

98.6

Price to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, squeezed away off the front foot towards point

End of over 99 (1 run) Pakistan 298/3
Misbah-ul-Haq    49* (94b 6x4 1x6)      RW Price    29-17-28-0
Younis Khan    36* (121b 4x4)      GA Lamb    16-2-67-1

99.1

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, he is standing open, shuffling across and tucks with the turn through square leg, and that is another valuable Test fifty for Misbah

99.2

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, tucked away on the leg side

99.3

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, gets him forward and whipping with the spin, straight to midwicket

99.4

Lamb to Younis Khan, 1 run, shuffles across and nudges it past leg gully

99.5

Lamb to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, lines up for the sweep immediately as he sees it tossed up outside off, even as slip starts to run to his left, he gets it down to long leg

99.6

Lamb to Younis Khan, no run, turning in sharply, inside edge off the forward press towards short leg

End of over 100 (3 runs) Pakistan 301/3
Younis Khan    37* (125b 4x4)      GA Lamb    17-2-70-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    51* (96b 6x4 1x6)      RW Price    29-17-28-0
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Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo - Sep 1-5, 2011
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Sep 5, 2011

Ray Price congratulates Younis Khan after Pakistan's victory, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, only Test, 5th day, Bulawayo, September 5, 2011

Ray Price congratulates Younis Khan after Pakistan's victory

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Sep 5, 2011

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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