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Day 5

634dThe Report by George Binoy

Spinners, Junaid rout Zimbabwe

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

634dFirdose Moonda in Harare

We were on top for a long time - Masakadza

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

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Wanted Younis to reach 200 - Misbah

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

634dFirdose Moonda in Harare

Incremental gains squandered by Zimbabwe

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

Day 4

634dThe Report by George Binoy

Younis double-ton shuts out Zimbabwe

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

Day 3

634dThe Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Younis defies buoyant Zimbabwe

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

634dFirdose Moonda in Harare

In praise of Pakistan's punching bag

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

634dFirdose Moonda in Harare

Zimbabwe Tests ideal preparation for SA - Younis

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

Day 2

634dFirdose Moonda in Harare

It will be tough to bat last - Waller

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

Day 1

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'Pakistan in reasonably good position' - Azhar

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

634dFirdose Moonda in Harare

Hamilton Masakadza leads by example in emergency role

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


634dUmar Farooq

'We want to improve fielding, fast bowling' - Misbah

Though Pakistan went on to win the three-match series 2-1, the series was a lesson in avoiding complacency and the risks of underestimating the hosts in their territory, and these will be important lessons for Pakistan before the Tests

634dFirdose Moonda

Weakened bowling a concern for Zimbabwe

Clashes with the board over payments may have left the Test series in doubt, but it has also affected the morale of Zimbabwe players. With the absence of key performers like Kyle Jarvis, the two Tests against Pakistan will test the hosts' bowling

Zimbabwe 4th innings Partnerships

1st13TMK MawoyoV Sibanda
2nd1H MasakadzaV Sibanda
3rd5V SibandaSikandar Raza
4th30MN WallerSikandar Raza
5th9E ChigumburaSikandar Raza
6th31E ChigumburaR Mutumbami
7th1P UtseyaR Mutumbami
8th0R MutumbamiSW Masakadza
9th11T PanyangaraR Mutumbami
10th19R MutumbamiTL Chatara