Watching Zimbabwe beat Pakistan to record a first Test victory against major opposition since 2001 was stirring enough, but to be given the chance to see the emotions of the dressing room, the visible signs of pleasure on the pitch, without being cut off from the action via an advertisement break, has lent a special hue to the coverage of this series, one which is welcomed in an increasingly commercialised world. Osman Samiuddin, writing for The National, said viewing this series was like going back in time, when money didn't dictate terms, and commentators spoke as if they were narrating on radio. All of this combined to create an intimacy that has been severely lacking in broadcasting for a number of years.