Pakistan in Zimbabwe Test Series - 1st Test

Zimbabwe v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 221 runs

Overs 0-50

The Zimbabwe openers make it out to the wicket to survive a testy spell of bowling from Pakistan as we near the end of play. It will be Junaid Khan to kick off proceedings from the City End

0.1

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, full length on middle and leg. Defended carefully by Mawoyo

0.2

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, back of a length outside off and slanting away sharply from the batsman on the way to the keeper. Got some appreciable bounce their Junaid

0.3

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, back of a length on leg and middle and then cutting back towards the off side. Left alone by the batsman

0.4

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, 1 leg bye, length ball on the pads which Mawoyo is able to work away to the leg side

0.5

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, no run, fullish delivery outside off stump, Sibanda watchfully leaves the outswinger to the keeper

0.6

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, Sibanda defends off the front foot. First over negotiated

End of over 1 (1 run, maiden) Zimbabwe 1/0
V Sibanda    0* (2b)      Junaid Khan    1-1-0-0
TMK Mawoyo    0* (4b)     

Rahat Ali will bowl from the other end

1.1

Rahat Ali to Mawoyo, no run, just a bit of shape back into the right-hander on this short of length delivery, Mawoyo defends it to point

1.2

Rahat Ali to Mawoyo, no run, short ball on middle and leg which cuts up Mawoyo

1.3

Rahat Ali to Mawoyo, no run, length ball on middle and leg which Mawoyo is unable to successfully work away

1.4

Rahat Ali to Mawoyo, no run, back of a length on middle and leg and swinging in appreciably. Once again cuts up Mawoyo

hamaad: "Younis coming to field after 10 hr of batting... This is called the fitness,age doesn't matter"

1.5

Rahat Ali to Mawoyo, no run, length ball outside off and swinging in. Left alone by the batsman

1.6

Rahat Ali to Mawoyo, no run, length ball on middle and leg that seems to brush the pad on the way to the keeper. Rahat and Adnan go up straight away, but the appeal is turned down.

Awais Sohrab: "Gotta give credit to YK's stamina at 35 years of age, played for all day , and now back to rumble on the field. Mind you, most seniors would have preferred rest."

End of over 2 (maiden) Zimbabwe 1/0
TMK Mawoyo    0* (10b)      Rahat Ali    1-1-0-0
V Sibanda    0* (2b)      Junaid Khan    1-1-0-0

Vinay: "I think this test is a draw. Tino du-plesis and Faf-du-Sibanda will play out today and the whole of tomorrow."

Junaid going around the wicket

2.1

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, no run, length ball outside off and some late away swing as it beats the batsman on the way to the keeper

2.2

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, 1 run, works the full delivery to wide mid on, Ajmal fires a throw but doesn't disturb the timber at the bowler's end

2.3

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, length ball outside off and slanting in ever so slightly, as it just beats the stumps onthe way to the keeper. Great delivery from Junaid there

2.4

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, length ball on middle and leg, going down the pads. Mawoyo negotiates it successfully

2.5

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, back of a length outside off, and this time this one moves away from the right-hander. Mawoyo all at sea here against Junaid

2.6

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, 2 runs, full delivery, too straight, and Mawoyo laps it up by clipping behind square for a couple

Aqib Merchant: "I see Ajmal, Rehman and Hafeex bowling 75 overs between them tomorrow!!"

End of over 3 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 4/0
TMK Mawoyo    2* (14b)      Junaid Khan    2-1-3-0
V Sibanda    1* (4b)      Rahat Ali    1-1-0-0

4 overs left in the day. Zimbabwe will want to get through it unscathed. Junaid bowling some lovely lines and getting movement both ways as well

3.1

Rahat Ali to Sibanda, no run, length ball that jags back sharply over the wicket to the keeper

3.2

Rahat Ali to Sibanda, 4 leg byes, back of a length on middle and leg. Brushes the thigh pad of Sibanda on the way to the fine leg boundary for extras

3.3

Rahat Ali to Sibanda, no run, length ball on middle and leg. Makes Sibanda come down on the front foot as this one raps him on the thigh pad

3.4

Rahat Ali to Sibanda, FOUR, full delivery, basically a half volley, as Sibanda eases this through square leg for a boundary

3.5

Rahat Ali to Sibanda, no run, full delivery outside off and Sibanda watches it carefully through to the keeper

Shahab: "I am 35 years old and I am offended that people here think that 35 (ref: Younis Khan) is old age! :("

3.6

Rahat Ali to Sibanda, no run, full and wide of off stump. Left well alone by the batsman. Concludes the end of a rather inconsistent over from Rahat

End of over 4 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 12/0
V Sibanda    5* (10b 1x4)      Rahat Ali    2-1-4-0
TMK Mawoyo    2* (14b)      Junaid Khan    2-1-3-0

Junaid continues from round the wicket

4.1

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, no run, length ball, angling in, and just beats the off stump on the way to the keeper.

4.2

Junaid Khan to Mawoyo, 1 bye, length ball on middle and leg, spearing down the pads. Mawoyo runs for the extra

4.3

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, no run, length ball on and around off which Sibanda gets on top off

4.4

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, no run, short of a length outside off and Sibanda shoulders arms to it

4.5

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, no run, back of a length outside off and carries harmlessly to the keeper

4.6

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, no run, bouncer length outside off stump and left alone by the batsman

End of over 5 (1 run, maiden) Zimbabwe 13/0
V Sibanda    5* (14b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    3-2-3-0
TMK Mawoyo    2* (16b)      Rahat Ali    2-1-4-0

Saeed Ajmal to have a bowl. Silly mid off, leg slip and short leg employed

5.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, length ball on and around off which is defended to the leg side

5.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, back of a length on and around off and which is defended off the back foot

5.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, length ball pitching on off stump and turning in sharply past the batsman's pads, just flicking the pad on the way to the keeper. There is a stifled appeal, but nothing more comes of it

5.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, length ball on and around off which is defended to the leg side

5.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, back of a length outside off and defended by Mawoyo to the off side

5.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full delivery outside off and defends manfully on the front foot

End of over 6 (maiden) Zimbabwe 13/0
TMK Mawoyo    2* (22b)      Saeed Ajmal    1-1-0-0
V Sibanda    5* (14b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    3-2-3-0

Into what should be the final over of the day. Just six balls for the openers to survive. Rehman to bowl the last over

6.1

Abdur Rehman to Sibanda, no run, length ball outside off and allowed through to the keeper

Correction: might be two more, with Ajmal having one last go after

6.2

Abdur Rehman to Sibanda, no run, length ball outside which goes to the keeper

6.3

Abdur Rehman to Sibanda, no run, fuller length this time, and Sibanda gets forward to defend

6.4

Abdur Rehman to Sibanda, no run, length ball outside off and turning away from Sibanda. Left alone by the batsman

6.5

Abdur Rehman to Sibanda, no run, full delivery on off stump and defended on the front foot

6.6

Abdur Rehman to Sibanda, no run, length ball on middle and leg which Sibanda successfully negotiates

End of over 7 (maiden) Zimbabwe 13/0
V Sibanda    5* (20b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    1-1-0-0
TMK Mawoyo    2* (22b)      Saeed Ajmal    1-1-0-0

7.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full delivery on off stump which Mawoyo works away to mid on

7.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, no run, full delivery again, which Mawoyo gets on the front foot to defend

7.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mawoyo, OUT, full delivery on off and middle, but this one turns away, as Ajmal bowls his doosra to bamboozle Mawoyo on the crease who looked out as soon as it struck his pad. Unfortunate blow for Zimbabwe as the umpires remove the bails to signify the end of the day's play

TMK Mawoyo lbw b Saeed Ajmal 2 (28m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.00

Daniel Alexander: "Think Zimbabwe should go for the win here, nothing sweeter than trying."

9.50am Despite the gutsy showing by Zimbabwe on the first three days, you would think there is too much quality in the Pakistan attack for the home batsmen to last three sessions on a fifth-day pitch

9.45am How difficult is it going to be? The rough areas are on a full length, says Dirk Viljoen, and should not pose too many issues, but there is a large crack running sideways on good length. A ball that hits it can do anything. Also, if Zimbabwe play back to the Pakistan spinners like Mawoyo did last evening to Ajmal, even the rough areas could cause trouble. This is about one side of the wicket, the rough areas on the other side are on a good length. Zimbabwe coach Andy Waller wants his batsmen to play as forward as possible.

9.40am local time After three days of putting Pakistan under pressure, Zimbabwe succumbed to Younis Khan on the fourth. On the final day, a wearing pitch awaits their batsmen. Do they have it in them to salvage a draw? Abhishek Purohit here to take you through the excitement


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Pakistan will be pleased to have plucked out one here in the final overs. Zimbabwe still have a mountain to climb on the final day, as they need 329 runs to win. The odds are against them, as getting over a hundred runs a session will be mighty difficult against the quality of this Pakistan attack. Ajmal holds the key for Pakistan on a fifth day wicket. Zimbabwe will most likely need to stonewall through the day tomorrow in order to ensure the draw. That is all for now from Harare. It has been a pleasure to read the comments that have poured in, and till tomorrow, its Rohan Sharma saying good night and good luck!

Ajmal to finish his over, Hamilton Masakadza to face his first ball

7.4

Saeed Ajmal to H Masakadza, no run, good length ball around off, pushed to point

7.5

Saeed Ajmal to H Masakadza, no run, punches a length delivery down the track, playing from the crease

7.6

Saeed Ajmal to H Masakadza, 1 run, no issues in punching off the back foot past silly point for a single

End of over 8 (1 run) Zimbabwe 14/1
H Masakadza    1* (3b)      Saeed Ajmal    2-1-1-1
V Sibanda    5* (20b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    1-1-0-0

Junaid Khan to start from the other end, left arm round the stumps

Shahzad: "Zimbabwe draw will not be less than win"

8.1

Junaid Khan to H Masakadza, no run, sharp length ball angled in, pushed to point

Three slips, gully

8.2

Junaid Khan to H Masakadza, no run, lots of lift from a good length just outside off, left alone

8.3

Junaid Khan to H Masakadza, no run, nicely forward to defend a length ball to point

8.4

Junaid Khan to H Masakadza, no run, straightish length ball bouncing some feet outside off, left alone

8.5

Junaid Khan to H Masakadza, OUT, out of nowhere, Junaid bangs one in shortish to Hamilton Masakadza, who after that big backlift tries to drop his wrists and let it pass, but by then it zooms in, pings the bat high, close to the glove, and pops up to gully

H Masakadza c Azhar Ali b Junaid Khan 1 (5m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

8.6

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, that is a chance, Raza has prodded at his first ball, which has bounced from a length to take a thick edge and go between second and third slip, the men are standing slightly farther apart than usual, and neither of them went for it, third got down to his left but by that time it was too late

Farai: "@Daniel, that is exactly what Pak wants. But yes a bit of aggressiveness will certainly put Pak on the defensive a bit."

End of over 9 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 18/2
Sikandar Raza    4* (1b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    4-2-7-1
V Sibanda    5* (20b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-1-1-1

9.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sibanda, no run, comes forward to defend

9.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sibanda, no run, fuller and quicker on off stump, turned to forward short leg

9.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sibanda, no run, quick again on middle and leg, he jabs forward

9.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sibanda, no run, pushed to the bowler

9.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sibanda, 1 run, full, driven wide of mid on for a single

9.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, stretches forward to block

End of over 10 (1 run) Zimbabwe 19/2
Sikandar Raza    4* (2b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-1-2-1
V Sibanda    6* (25b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    4-2-7-1

Shoyeb: "Predetermined defensive tactics may backfire for Zimbabwe. Pak bowlers will definitely create chances for the fielders, a test for the pak fielding is ahead. while I was writing...there is a fall of wicket and u see the test of fielding..."

Man on the drive at short mid off

10.1

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, no run, short of a length, left alone

10.2

Junaid Khan to Sibanda, OUT, that looked mighty close, and umpire Davis has given it, the round the wicket angle working again for Junaid, this length ball kept a shade low as well, hit Sibanda in front of middle and leg, just below the knee roll, no problems with the height, there will be some doubt with the round-the-stumps angle, but the umpire was convinced

V Sibanda lbw b Junaid Khan 6 (40m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

10.3

Junaid Khan to Waller, no run, beauty, angled in, pitches good length, then straightens and kicks past the outside edge

10.4

Junaid Khan to Waller, 2 runs, pitches it up into the stumps, and is turned behind square leg

10.5

Junaid Khan to Waller, no run, now this one takes from back of a length, he does well to drop his wrists and get bat out of the way

10.6

Junaid Khan to Waller, no run, hello, another ripper, the angle brings it in, it then rears up and holds the line, beaten by several inches

End of over 11 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 21/3
MN Waller    2* (4b)      Junaid Khan    5-2-9-2
Sikandar Raza    4* (2b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-1-2-1

11.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, flighted full around off, nudged to forward short leg

11.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, 3 runs, sharp spin in from a length outside off, Raza jabs it past slip, pulled back just inside the rope with a slide

11.3

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, full delivery clipped to midwicket

11.4

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, moves forward, opens the face to run one wide of point who sprints to his right to deny them the single

11.5

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, full delivery turned to midwicket

11.6

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, spins in sharply, brushes the pad down leg on its way to backward short leg

End of over 12 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 24/3
MN Waller    2* (8b)      Saeed Ajmal    4-1-5-1
Sikandar Raza    7* (4b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    5-2-9-2

12.1

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, another one keeping a tad low from back of a length, Raza knocks it into the pitch

12.2

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, moves across, gets in line and defends a length ball on the stumps

12.3

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, furious, sharp, accurate bouncer on off stump, almost smashes into the helmet as Raza crouches just in time

12.4

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, moving across to off stump and blocking a back of a length ball

Albert Mahapa: "I feel the our batsmen need not to look at the scoreboard because the target is definitely intimidating.They should try hang in there and play their natural game otherwise we may not come back after lunch"

12.5

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, Raza has got himself thoroughly tangled up this time, wanted to let this short ball go initially, the incoming angle confused him, he then decided to poke awkwadly at it, but escaped, there was a noise but the appeal for caught behind was turned down, did not seem to be ball on bat

12.6

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, beaten again outside off stump, this round the wicket angle is giving Zimbabwe lots of grief

End of over 13 (maiden) Zimbabwe 24/3
Sikandar Raza    7* (10b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    6-3-9-2
MN Waller    2* (8b)      Saeed Ajmal    4-1-5-1

13.1

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run

13.2

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, tossed up slowly, he comes forward, waits and pats it to forward short leg

13.3

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, 1 run, goes back to a fullish ball slanted into the pad, nudges it to square leg

13.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, lunges forward and smothers this pitched up ball, overbalancing in the process

13.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, full into the pad, turned behind square leg

13.6

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, plays half forward and thick edge past silly point

End of over 14 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 26/3
MN Waller    3* (12b)      Saeed Ajmal    5-1-7-1
Sikandar Raza    8* (12b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    6-3-9-2

14.1

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, guides a back of a length ball to vacant extra cover for one, Raza is not interested in going for the second

14.2

Junaid Khan to Waller, no run, third time he's ripped this one past Waller's outside edge, angles it in, gets it to straighten from a good length, it goes over off stump

14.3

Junaid Khan to Waller, no run, and again, this is terrific fast bowling, yet another one straightens past Waller's outside edge, as batsman pokes outside off

14.4

Junaid Khan to Waller, no run, gets bat on ball now, goes back and across and plays it out to mid on

14.5

Junaid Khan to Waller, no run, slanted in good length, hits the pad and rolls to short leg

Syed Hassan Raza Shah: "Pakistan seems to bat and bowl better in the second innings"

14.6

Junaid Khan to Waller, no run, gets on his toes and brings down a short of a length ball

End of over 15 (1 run) Zimbabwe 27/3
MN Waller    3* (17b)      Junaid Khan    7-3-10-2
Sikandar Raza    9* (13b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-1-7-1

Wajid: "It would be wonderful for Pakistan if Junaid wins them this test today. He is the only potentially long-term prospect among the current Pakistani pacers."

15.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, the doosra straightens from over the wicket, well played in the end, moving across and defending towards slip

15.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, comes across and turns it with the spin to deep square leg

Backward short leg, forward short leg, and a very short, square midwicket, almost a deep short leg

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, misses and is hit on the pad down leg

15.4

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, leans forward and defends an overpitched ball

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, 1 run, thick inside edge as this tossed up ball dips and scurries past short leg

15.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, right forward to smothers this outside off

End of over 16 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 29/3
Sikandar Raza    10* (16b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-1-9-1
MN Waller    4* (20b)      Junaid Khan    7-3-10-2

16.1

Junaid Khan to Waller, 1 run, quick and sharp length ball into the right-hander, off a thick inside edge to fine leg

16.2

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, ducks under an accurate bouncer

Daniyal: "Now would be a good time to introduce Rahat Ali in place of Saeed Ajmal. Junaid's bowling great outswingers from one end. Maybe Rahat can bowl his inswingers from the other to add to the discomfort of the batsmen."

16.3

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, gets on his toes to a short of a length ball but it stays low and he awkwardly jabs it to short leg

16.4

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, this is getting very difficult, after one stays low, now one takes off outside off stump, beating Raza

16.5

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, defends a pitched up delivery on off

Ross Lawson: "As much as I would like Zimbabwe to win (although I'm only an England fan), there's been a sense of inevitability to this game. A strong first two innings, followed by letting it slip in the third, and capitulating in the fourth. Steps are being made in the right direction for sure, but Zimbabwean cricket needs all the help it can get."

16.6

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, bouncing, left alone outside off

End of over 17 (1 run) Zimbabwe 30/3
Sikandar Raza    10* (21b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    8-3-11-2
MN Waller    5* (21b)      Saeed Ajmal    6-1-9-1

17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, 1 run, pushes to extra cover off the front foot

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, gets forward and turns it to forward short leg

17.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, bowled full into the pad, nudged behind square, but he's not getting the single

17.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, spins in and bounces, and he cannot time the square-punch

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, stretches forward to defend a tossed up ball

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, right forward again to defend to the leg side

End of over 18 (1 run) Zimbabwe 31/3
Sikandar Raza    10* (26b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-1-10-1
MN Waller    6* (22b)      Junaid Khan    8-3-11-2

Sulaiman: "I do agree with Wajid.We dont have too many good fast bowlers alongside Junaid for long term prospect.Umar Gul is not in the best of form,Irfan is now in 30s,Riaz is not going well,same with Rahat nd Asad Ali.PCB needs to find some like Junaid otherwise our fast-bowling tradition may not last long.Sad but true."

18.1

Junaid Khan to Waller, no run, pushes a back of a length ball to short mid off,

18.2

Junaid Khan to Waller, no run, edged but falls short of first slip, Waller pushing forward to one that held the line

18.3

Junaid Khan to Waller, 1 run, hits the bat hard from a good length and is squeezed out in front of point

18.4

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, pitched full now, he is not coming forward but gets across to pat it back

18.5

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, crouches under a bouncer

ZCFOutkast: "Junaid was always the one I feared most in our chase. Our nervous top order was always going to be vulnerable to him. It's all over now! We need two players - one to partner Mawoyo(Vermeulen) and another at 1st drop(Matsikenyeri) so Vusi&Hami can drop down two places."

18.6

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, no run, umpire Davis says no this time, Raza was caught on the pad in the crease, but this was too high, hit above the pad

End of over 19 (1 run) Zimbabwe 32/3
Sikandar Raza    10* (29b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    9-3-12-2
MN Waller    7* (25b)      Saeed Ajmal    7-1-10-1

19.1

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, nudges to forward short leg

19.2

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, drives a tossed up overpitched ball to the bowler

19.3

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run

19.4

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, another shout for lbw as there is big spin from outside off, too much turn, going down leg

19.5

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, knocks a straighter one down the wicket, Ajmal gets down but cannot stop it, mid off does

round the wicket

19.6

Saeed Ajmal to Waller, no run, defends a good length ball on middle and leg

All the threat this morning has come from Junaid

End of over 20 (maiden) Zimbabwe 32/3
MN Waller    7* (31b)      Saeed Ajmal    8-2-10-1
Sikandar Raza    10* (29b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    9-3-12-2

20.1

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, pitched up into the pad, worked to fine leg

20.2

Junaid Khan to Waller, FOUR, overpitched delivery has been firmly pushed past the bowler, mid off is very short already

20.3

Junaid Khan to Waller, 1 run, guides a short of a length ball to extra cover

Amjad: "Guys there is one thing certain, the fast bowlers will keep rolling off the production line thats for sure , one left arm quick with the best average in domestic scene is still to debut & the u19 look good too"

20.4

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, 1 no ball, attacks an overpitched ball, short mid off dives and saves runs, Junaid has overstepped, he's into his seventh over of the morning

20.4

Junaid Khan to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, length ball zooms in for the pad in front of the stumps, but he gets bat around just in time

20.5

Junaid Khan to Waller, no run, bouncer just outside off, he sways inside the line

20.6

Junaid Khan to Waller, no run, length ball right on middle, jabbed back to the bowler

End of over 21 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 40/3
MN Waller    12* (35b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    10-3-20-2
Sikandar Raza    12* (32b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    8-2-10-1

21.1

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, this spins in and bounces, but he comes across and controls the nudge to short fine

21.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, straighter one, played out square on the off side

21.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, tossed up ball from round the stumps nudged to forward short leg

21.4

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, flighted straighter one, hits the batsman after pitching outside leg

21.5

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, lunges forward to smother this to forward short leg

21.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sikandar Raza, no run, angled across fast, punched back

End of over 22 (maiden) Zimbabwe 40/3
Sikandar Raza    12* (38b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    9-3-10-1
MN Waller    12* (35b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    10-3-20-2

Rahat Ali replaces Junaid

22.1

Rahat Ali to Waller, 1 run, starts short of a length, is punched off the back foot, point dives to his right to stop it

22.2

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, back of a length again, this time he is able to guide it between point and gully

22.3

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, no run, no width on this one, same length, Raza jumps and brings it down in front of short leg

22.4

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, another well-timed punch through cover for a couple, point chases and makes a sliding half-stop

22.5

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, no run, good length now, going across, left alone

22.6

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, no run, gets on his toes and runs a length delivery to point

Drinks Those early strikes from Junaid have ratcheted up the pressure on Zimbabwe

End of over 23 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 45/3
Sikandar Raza    16* (43b 1x4)      Rahat Ali    3-1-9-0
MN Waller    13* (36b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    9-3-10-1

Ajmal has made way for Rehman after drinks

23.1

Abdur Rehman to Waller, no run, right on off stump, defended to short leg

23.2

Abdur Rehman to Waller, FOUR, flighted full on middle, he shifts front leg to the on side to make some room and drives past the non-striker

23.3

Abdur Rehman to Waller, OUT, nothing going Zimbabwe's way this morning, Rehman strikes with a seemingly harmless flighted delivery slanted down the pads, it pitches outside leg in fact, Waller attacks with a forcing sweep, but cannot clear the man at backward square leg, who takes a sharp catch over his head

MN Waller c Rahat Ali b Abdur Rehman 17 (53m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 43.58

23.4

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, full delivery knocked back to the bowler

23.5

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, defended off the front foot past silly point

23.6

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, pushed to the off side

End of over 24 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 49/4
E Chigumbura    0* (3b)      Abdur Rehman    2-1-4-1
Sikandar Raza    16* (43b 1x4)      Rahat Ali    3-1-9-0

24.1

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, no run, defends a back of a length ball

24.2

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, opens the face and gets a short of a length ball past short cover

24.3

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, 1 run, width on this back of a length ball, but he's not timed the cut

24.4

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, no run, sharp pitched up delivery hurries across outside off stump as it is left alone

24.5

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, no run, Adnan Akmal has dropped a straightforward catch, Raza played this bouncing length delivery with a closed face, and the edge reared up to Adnan's right, about shoulder high, he got both gloves to it, in vain

24.6

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, no run, gets behind the line of this short of a length ball

End of over 25 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 51/4
Sikandar Raza    17* (48b 1x4)      Rahat Ali    4-1-11-0
E Chigumbura    1* (4b)      Abdur Rehman    2-1-4-1

25.1

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, defends a flighted ball on middle and leg

25.2

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, thick inside edge to forward short leg as he presses forward

25.3

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run

Daniyal: "You know one isn't an Akmal unless he drops an easy catch!"

25.4

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and runs a length ball to the right of slip

25.5

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, fullish on middle, smothered off the front foot

25.6

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, loud, long shout for leg before as this rushes in with the angle, possible headed down, lots of bounce too, hit him on the flap

End of over 26 (maiden) Zimbabwe 51/4
E Chigumbura    1* (10b)      Abdur Rehman    3-2-4-1
Sikandar Raza    17* (48b 1x4)      Rahat Ali    4-1-11-0

26.1

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, FOUR, he's pushed at this widish length delivery, and it flies between the slip cordon and gully

Sohail: "There's something about Akmal brothers......"

26.2

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, no run, moves across and raises bat to allow this length ball to go past

Wajid: "people please don't start about akmal brothers now. Adnan has mostly been very solid behind the stumps. Its just his bad luck that Kamran did so poorly before him that every time he commits a mistake people start about akmal brothers' catch-dropping thing."

26.3

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs, Raza was jumping to play this back of a length delivery, but it arrived at knee-roll height and he somehow managed to jab it past short leg

26.4

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, no run, pushed down the track

26.5

Rahat Ali to Sikandar Raza, 1 run, pitched up, he pushes it to vacant mid off

Abdul: "Why is Hafeez not bowling? If Misbah doesn't want him to bowl, then Hafeez shouldn't be playing, there are better batsmen than him sitting on the bench. The purpose of playing Hafeez was to have an all rounder.."

26.6

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, no run, is a touch late on the front foot drive and the ball takes the toe end to roll to the cordon

End of over 27 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 58/4
E Chigumbura    1* (11b)      Rahat Ali    5-1-18-0
Sikandar Raza    24* (53b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    3-2-4-1

27.1

Abdur Rehman to Sikandar Raza, OUT, Raza's stay is over, this is a simple catch to forward short leg, pushed forward for turn, there wasn't any on this length ball, inside edge popped up straight to the fielder, neat reaction from Azhar Ali to take it in front of his face

Sikandar Raza c Azhar Ali b Abdur Rehman 24 (75m 54b 2x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

27.2

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, lunges forward to defend with a thick inside edge into pad

27.3

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, darted in good length, played out to short leg

27.4

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, defended off the front foot

27.5

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, back and across to push a length ball to the bowler

27.6

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, quick and full to the pad, he gets bat in front to push down the track

End of over 28 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 58/5
R Mutumbami    0* (5b)      Abdur Rehman    4-3-4-2
E Chigumbura    1* (11b)      Rahat Ali    5-1-18-0

28.1

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, no run, moves across and tries to defend, back of a length ball takes a thick inside edge to the on side

28.2

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, FOUR, gets width and punches crisply off the back foot to the deep extra cover boundary

28.3

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, no run, short and slanted across, left alone

28.4

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, 2 runs, another fine punch from the crease, this one's in point's range but he lets it slip through

Calvin Machingauta: "God let this not be one of those famous Zimbabwe batting collapses. We need a miracle innings from Chigumbura & Mutumbami. God bless."

Goes round the stumps

28.5

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, no run, no width from the changed angle, he defends a length ball down the track

28.6

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, 3 runs, overpitched now, and he eases it past short cover

End of over 29 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 67/5
E Chigumbura    10* (17b 1x4)      Rahat Ali    6-1-27-0
R Mutumbami    0* (5b)      Abdur Rehman    4-3-4-2

29.1

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, FOUR, skips down the pitch, Rehman slides it in but Chigumbura adjusts to whip it through vacant midwicket

29.2

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, touch late in coming forward but no harm done as he blocks to short leg

29.3

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, comes out again, Rehman shortens it now, and Chigumbura has to play it out softly

29.4

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, full and angled in to leg, defended

29.5

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, tossed up full delivery forced back to the bowler, who throws it to the keeper

29.6

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, 1 run, flat and quick on middle and leg, pushed in front of mid on

End of over 30 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 72/5
E Chigumbura    15* (23b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    5-3-9-2
R Mutumbami    0* (5b)      Rahat Ali    6-1-27-0

30.1

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, FOUR, drives an overpitched ball hard in the gap past short extra cover's dive

30.2

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, no run, bouncer outside off, left alone

30.3

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, no run, still shorter outside off, Chigumbura holds bat close to the body and lets it pass

over the wicket

30.4

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, no run, short yet again, going across, he pulls head inside the line

30.5

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, FOUR, Rahat continues to bowl short, now Chigumbura wants to pull from outside off, top edge flies high over the keeper

30.6

Rahat Ali to Chigumbura, no run, pitched up this time, but on leg stump, played out without trouble

End of over 31 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 80/5
E Chigumbura    23* (29b 4x4)      Rahat Ali    7-1-35-0
R Mutumbami    0* (5b)      Abdur Rehman    5-3-9-2

31.1

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, angled in good length on middle, blocked

31.2

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, pitched up, blocked off the front foot

31.3

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, some turn outside off, left alone

31.4

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, sweeps very hard and right into Azhar Ali's left thigh at forward short leg, that is extremely painful, but he has a smile on now after taking a few moments to recover his breath

Two slips

31.5

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, flat, left alone outside off

31.6

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, flighted full on leg stump, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 32 (maiden) Zimbabwe 80/5
R Mutumbami    0* (11b)      Abdur Rehman    6-4-9-2
E Chigumbura    23* (29b 4x4)      Rahat Ali    7-1-35-0

Ajmal is back, from round the stumps

32.1

Saeed Ajmal to Chigumbura, no run, misses the sweep to a tossed up ball spinning down leg

32.2

Saeed Ajmal to Chigumbura, 1 run, pushed off the back foot to vacant cover for a single

32.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, moves across on off and defends a tossed up ball to the leg side

32.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, flighted slowly, smothered down the track

32.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, whoa, this has reared up at Mutumbami even as he was opening up looking to work it to leg, but he's reacted very well, dropping his wrists, instead of trying to ride the bounce, and taking it on the body

32.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, FOUR, overpitched outside off, and Mutumbami finally gets off the mark with a stinging sweep

End of over 33 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 85/5
R Mutumbami    4* (15b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    10-3-15-1
E Chigumbura    24* (31b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    6-4-9-2

33.1

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, slanted quick down leg, Chigumbura misses another sweep

33.2

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, no run, comes down the track, Rehman drags the length back, Chigumbura pushes it away to leg

33.3

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, FOUR, gets him to push at a tossed up ball, thick edge races along the ground past slip

33.4

Abdur Rehman to Chigumbura, OUT, oh dear, this is a perfect guide to slip for catching practice, it was tossed up, Chigumbura, who'd edged the previous one trying to drive, waited on the front foot this time, and tried to run it late past slip, rather half-heartedly, as if he was unsure what exactly to do, found the man with precision instead

E Chigumbura c Mohammad Hafeez b Abdur Rehman 28 (41m 35b 5x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

33.5

Abdur Rehman to Utseya, no run, tossed up generously now, driven to point, where there is a misfield, but also a quick recovery and non-striker had to get back

33.6

Abdur Rehman to Utseya, no run, pushed to point off the front foot

End of over 34 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 89/6
P Utseya    0* (2b)      Abdur Rehman    7-4-13-3
R Mutumbami    4* (15b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    10-3-15-1

34.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, 1 run, swept behind square leg, he fancies this shot, Mutumbami

34.2

Saeed Ajmal to Utseya, no run, pushes a tossed up ball to silly point

34.3

Saeed Ajmal to Utseya, no run, straighter one, he had no clue as he pushed forward, beaten by some margin

34.4

Saeed Ajmal to Utseya, OUT, chopped on, he saw this pitching wide and went to cut, but it spun in sharply, and took the under edge onto the stumps, how quickly have Zimbabwe unravelled, unrecognisable from the side that took the first-innings lead this Test

P Utseya b Saeed Ajmal 0 (3m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

34.5

Saeed Ajmal to SW Masakadza, no run, doosra, spins away a tad outside off, defended

34.6

Saeed Ajmal to SW Masakadza, OUT, that is plumb, that is a quick rocket, and a gleeful, jumping Ajmal has his tenth, Shingi is rapped on the pad in front of middle and off before his bat can come down completely

SW Masakadza lbw b Saeed Ajmal 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 35 (1 run) Zimbabwe 90/8
     Saeed Ajmal    11-3-16-3
R Mutumbami    5* (16b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    7-4-13-3

35.1

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, comes forward to defend a tossed up ball

35.2

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, goes for a big sweep, but this beats him outside off as it stays low

35.3

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, defends a tossed up ball to silly point

35.4

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, even more flight, smothered to silly point off the front foot

35.5

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, opens the face and runs a flat delivery to backward point

ray mupinga: "oh dear oh dear....nightmare at noon!"

35.6

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, blocks a flighted full delivery

End of over 36 (maiden) Zimbabwe 90/8
R Mutumbami    5* (22b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    8-5-13-3
T Panyangara    0* (0b)      Saeed Ajmal    11-3-16-3

36.1

Saeed Ajmal to Panyangara, no run, opens the face off the front foot to guide it to point

36.2

Saeed Ajmal to Panyangara, no run, defended down the pitch off the front foot

36.3

Saeed Ajmal to Panyangara, no run, presses forward to defend to silly point

36.4

Saeed Ajmal to Panyangara, no run, pushes forward, past short leg

36.5

Saeed Ajmal to Panyangara, no run, fast and full, dug out

round the stumps

36.6

Saeed Ajmal to Panyangara, 2 runs, opens the face to one slanted across and guides it towards vacant third man

End of over 37 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 92/8
T Panyangara    2* (6b)      Saeed Ajmal    12-3-18-3
R Mutumbami    5* (22b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    8-5-13-3

Lunch has been delayed with Pakistan needing only two more wickets

37.1

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, goes back to a flighted ball and just manages to keep it out

37.2

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, FOUR, lunges at the sweep and picks it from outside off in front of square leg, beating the dive from the man in the deep

37.3

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, comes forward to smother a tossed up ball

37.4

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, quick and flat into the stumps, pushed in the air but there is no forward short leg for some reason

37.5

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, misses the sweep this time and is hit on the ribs, but outside the line of off, and the slight turn was taking it away from off stump

37.6

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, angled in, rolls close to the pitch off the pad

End of over 38 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 96/8
R Mutumbami    9* (28b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    9-5-17-3
T Panyangara    2* (6b)      Saeed Ajmal    12-3-18-3

38.1

Saeed Ajmal to Panyangara, FOUR, takes on the slowly flighted ball from round the stumps, and lofts it just out of the reach of mid on

38.2

Saeed Ajmal to Panyangara, no run, comes forward and smothers another flighted ball

38.3

Saeed Ajmal to Panyangara, no run, beaten on the straighter one that zips across past the forward press

38.4

Saeed Ajmal to Panyangara, no run, bat and pad together as he comes forward to defend

38.5

Saeed Ajmal to Panyangara, no run, thick edge to a full delivery, falls short of second slip

38.6

Saeed Ajmal to Panyangara, no run, bounces outside off, left alone

End of over 39 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 100/8
T Panyangara    6* (12b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    13-3-22-3
R Mutumbami    9* (28b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    9-5-17-3

39.1

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, 1 run, swept hard down to deep backward square leg

39.2

Abdur Rehman to Panyangara, no run, comes forward and is early on the ball, adjusts to push to second slip

39.3

Abdur Rehman to Panyangara, no run, thick inside edge to short leg as he presses forward

39.4

Abdur Rehman to Panyangara, OUT, does not spin, hits the pad on the forward push in front of off and middle and umpire Martinesz raises his finger

T Panyangara lbw b Abdur Rehman 6 (14m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

39.5

Abdur Rehman to Chatara, no run, pushed to silly point

39.6

Abdur Rehman to Chatara, FOUR, takes on the flighted ball and lofts it to the left of , and over, mid off

End of over 40 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 105/9
TL Chatara    4* (2b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    10-5-22-4
R Mutumbami    10* (29b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    13-3-22-3

40.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, flighted ball played out down the track

40.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, tossed up ball clipped past short leg

40.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, straighter one goes across, he reads it off the pitch and pushes it to the off side

40.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, length ball pushed to short leg

40.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, overpitched ball pushed to the bowler

40.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, 1 run, full delivery swept down to backward square leg

End of over 41 (1 run) Zimbabwe 106/9
R Mutumbami    11* (35b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    14-3-23-3
TL Chatara    4* (2b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    10-5-22-4

41.1

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, goes back and nudges a length ball to square leg

41.2

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, quick and flat on the stumps, worked square on leg

41.3

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, tossed up full, smothered off the front foot

41.4

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, swept hard from around off, but straight to square leg

41.5

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, flat and fast, pushed to silly point

41.6

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, 1 run, this is angled in, he goes for the sweep again, and keep strike with a single to fine leg

End of over 42 (1 run) Zimbabwe 107/9
R Mutumbami    12* (41b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    11-5-23-4
TL Chatara    4* (2b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    14-3-23-3

42.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, he's played the sweep with lots of confidence, gets it through square leg again

42.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, bat in front of pad to push down the track

42.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, lets it bounce down the leg side

42.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, beaten on the forward press as the straighter one bounces past the outside edge

42.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, worked to square leg off the pad

42.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, fast and in the blockhole and Mutumbami can only dig it out, he'll be off strike for the next over

End of over 43 (maiden) Zimbabwe 107/9
R Mutumbami    12* (47b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    15-4-23-3
TL Chatara    4* (2b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    11-5-23-4

43.1

Abdur Rehman to Chatara, no run, wants the single after pushing to mid off, but has to get back

43.2

Abdur Rehman to Chatara, no run, darted into the pad, and pops up high to silly point

43.3

Abdur Rehman to Chatara, no run, goes for a lunging sweep, there was a sound as ball passed bat but Adnan could not hold on, Rehman glares but this was very difficult

43.4

Abdur Rehman to Chatara, no run, looks to dab it, misses

43.5

Abdur Rehman to Chatara, FOUR, lofts over midwicket and it runs into the boundary

43.6

Abdur Rehman to Chatara, no run, darts it in, they appeal for leg before but it is turned down, probably going down

End of over 44 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 111/9
TL Chatara    8* (8b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    12-5-27-4
R Mutumbami    12* (47b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    15-4-23-3

44.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, nudged to square leg

44.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, length ball played out towards point

44.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, rips a straighter one past the outside edge

44.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, pushes forward wide of point but they don't take the single

44.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, misses as he tries to nudge to leg, the straighter one hits the pad, but outside leg

44.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mutumbami, no run, punched to short cover off the back foot

End of over 45 (maiden) Zimbabwe 111/9
R Mutumbami    12* (53b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    16-5-23-3
TL Chatara    8* (8b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    12-5-27-4

45.1

Abdur Rehman to Chatara, no run, pushed in the air but wide of short leg

45.2

Abdur Rehman to Chatara, FOUR, swipes a full delivery on off hard over midwicket

Nabhan Ahmad: "Sitting here clicking refresh, waiting for that last wicket. So I can be productive for the rest of the day"

45.3

Abdur Rehman to Chatara, no run, pushed in the air but wide and short of the bowler

45.4

Abdur Rehman to Chatara, 1 run, pushes forward, a thick inside edge rolls behind square leg

45.5

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, no run, generously tossed up ball left alone outside off

45.6

Abdur Rehman to Mutumbami, FOUR, a full toss into the pad, he moves forward and clips it to the deep midwicket boundary

End of over 46 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 120/9
R Mutumbami    16* (55b 3x4)      Abdur Rehman    13-5-36-4
TL Chatara    13* (12b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    16-5-23-3

46.1

Saeed Ajmal to Chatara, no run, gets down on a knee and misses a heave to a doosra, there is an appeal for a stumping, the back leg is on the crease on one angle, but most of these replays are too grainy to be absolutely sure

46.2

Saeed Ajmal to Chatara, no run, defended off the front foot down the track

46.3

Saeed Ajmal to Chatara, no run, beaten by the doosra on the sweep this time

over the wicket

46.4

Saeed Ajmal to Chatara, OUT, gone this time, had a swipe and missed a full delivery, it was the doosra, hit the flap of the back pad right in front of middle

TL Chatara lbw b Saeed Ajmal 13 (24m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 81.25

That is all for the moment from this Test match. The second and final one starts at the same ground from Tuesday, September 10, and we hope it goes ahead amid the Zimbabwe players' monetary issues. Abhishek Purohit signing off.

Misbah-ul-Haq: "It was a match-winning innings, they won the first three and a half days, that is the help you have when you have a senior like him, he changed the game. We need lot of improvements, played a Test after a long time, they made us work hard, we need to be on the money from the start. First two days we were left behind, we do not want to do this again and again. They are a really, really improving side."

Younis Khan is the Man of the Match. Younis: "Whenever the team needs me and I score a hundred, I feel good. This ranks high for me. They never gave us any easy runs. It was a nice effort from them."

Hamilton Masakadza: "The boys fought hard for three and a half days, it was only towards the end of the fourth day that things started to go away from us. We did compete and we were ahead at one stage. Bowling them out for 250, it could have been a bigger lead for us, their last wicket had a partnership. Dont think I would change my mind at all (on the toss)."

Zimbabwe have crumbled inside 40 overs on the final day. Junaid Khan started the demolition with an early double-strike. The middle order resisted very briefly before the spinners took over. Eleven wickets in the match for Saeed Ajmal, four in the innings for Abdur Rehman. After conceding a 78-run lead, Pakistan have won by a considerable margin of 221 runs, underlining Zimbabwe's utter lack of fight in the fourth innings. Pakistan were effectively 91 for 5 in the second innings when Younis Khan started the fightback along with Adnan Akmal. The fight back turned into total dominance as Younis motored to a double century

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Sep 7, 2013

Abdur Rehman is congratulated after the dismissal of Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, 5th day, Harare, September 7, 2013

Abdur Rehman is congratulated after the dismissal of Elton Chigumbura

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Sep 7, 2013

Younis Khan and Saeed Ajmal lead the players off the field after the win, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 1st Test, 5th day, Harare, September 7, 2013

Younis Khan and Saeed Ajmal lead the players off the field after the win

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