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Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 2013-14

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Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 5th day

We were on top for a long time - Masakadza

Sep 7, 2013: Hamilton Masakadza has urged Zimbabwe "not to change too much" in the short turnaround ahead of the second Test against Pakistan starting Tuesday in Harare

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 5th day

Incremental gains squandered by Zimbabwe

Sep 7, 2013: The final day was written off as nothing more than an exercise in time keeping and it became evident the clock had been speeded up as early as the eighth ball of the morning

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 5th day

Wanted Younis to reach 200 - Misbah

Sep 7, 2013: Misbah-ul-Haq wanted Younis Khan to reach his double-century before calling an end to Pakistan's second innings but said the senior batsman would have been fine even if the declaration had come earlier

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Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 5th day

Spinners, Junaid rout Zimbabwe

Sep 7, 2013: The probability of Zimbabwe holding out for a draw was extinguished early on the final morning, not by the expected threat Saeed Ajmal, but by Junaid Khan and Abdur Rehman

The Report by George Binoy

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 4th day

Experienced Younis wears Zimbabwe bowling down

Sep 6, 2013: Zimbabwe will look to Younis Khan for inspiration as they set out to save the first Test against Pakistan in Harare

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 4th day

Exausted Zimbabwe let it slip through the fingers

Sep 6, 2013: For 11 and half sessions before that interval, Zimbabwe had done most things right, but they let the game slip away in 8.3 overs on day 4

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 4th day

Younis double-ton shuts out Zimbabwe

Sep 6, 2013: Test victories do not come easy for an underdog striving to cause an upset, and Younis Khan capitalised on his reprieves to bury Zimbabwe's chances with his fourth double-century

The Report by George Binoy

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 4th day

Taylor's appearance and Zimbabwe's misses

Sep 6, 2013: Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the Harare Test

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 3rd day

Zimbabwe Tests ideal preparation for SA - Younis

Sep 5, 2013: Younis Khan rated the quality of Zimbabwe's bowlers so highly that he regards the two-Test series in Harare as ideal preparation for Pakistan's next challenge against the No.1 ranked Test team

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 3rd day

In praise of Pakistan's punching bag

Sep 5, 2013: Misbah-ul-Haq is often criticised by followers of Pakistan cricket but the youngsters in his team would do well to learn some of his skills

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 3rd day

Younis defies buoyant Zimbabwe

Sep 5, 2013: Misbah-ul Haq and Younis Khan defied Zimbabwe with a century stand but the home side still retained the edge after three days

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 2nd day

Zimbabwe batsmen balance aggression with patience

Sep 4, 2013: Zimbabwe's batsmen have lacked staying power in the past. Their middle order reversed that trend and their handling of the spinners showed improvement

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 2nd day

It will be tough to bat last - Waller

Sep 4, 2013: Malcolm Waller is hopeful Zimbabwe's tail can wag with the vigour Pakistan's did if the home team are avoid batting in conditions which may be too difficult to chase a target

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 2nd day

Sibanda's pain, and a father-son moment

Sep 4, 2013: Plays of the Day from the second day of the Harare Test

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 2nd day

Ajmal strikes but Zimbabwe take lead

Sep 4, 2013: Saeed Ajmal took four wickets but couldn't prevent a resilient Zimbabwe from taking a 32-run lead

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 1st day

Hamilton Masakadza leads by example in emergency role

Sep 3, 2013: The uncertainty that prevailed before this Test threatened to drag Zimbabwe down. But Hamilton Masakadza's shrewd moves played no small part in ensuring they were capable of stretching Pakistan

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 1st day

'Pakistan in reasonably good position' - Azhar

Sep 3, 2013: Despite an unimpressive performance by the top order, leading to Pakistan finishing the opening day nine wickets down, batsman Azhar Ali felt his side was in a reasonably good position

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Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 1st day

Manzoor's nameless stint at the crease

Sep 3, 2013: Plays of the day from the first day of the Harare Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan

Firdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, Harare, 1st day

Saeed Ajmal takes gloss off Zimbabwe's day

Sep 3, 2013: Zimbabwe's bowlers did a superb job to reduce Pakistan to 172 for 8 before Saeed Ajmal battled to lift the total towards 250

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran
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