Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

756dThe Report by Devashish Fuloria

Zimbawe square series with historic win

Zimbabwe stayed patient through the final day even as Misbah-ul-Haq threatened to dash their hopes to win the second Test and square the two-match series

756dFirdose Moonda in Harare

'Everyone did something today' - Taylor

In Zimbabwe's victory over Pakistan, there was no centurion. Instead, there were three fifties, two five-wicket hauls and whole lot of heart

756dFirdose Moonda in Harare

'Our batting was the culprit' - Misbah

Being gracious in defeat but scathing in self-examination is a Misbah-ul-Haq speciality and he was on top form with it again today

756dESPNcricinfo staff

'Zimbabwe boys, you bloody beauties'

The cricket world reacts to Zimbabwe beating Pakistan by 24 runs in Harare, to record their first Test win against a country other than Bangladesh in 12 years

Day 4

756dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Harare promises thrilling final day

This Test has been played with pay strife and load shedding as the sightscreens, but Zimbabwe were five wickets short of lifting that gloom momentarily

756dFirdose Moonda in Harare

Can Zimbabwe cap on-field progress with victory?

Zimbabwe have pushed Pakistan far beyond anyone thought they could, to the point where a season-defining victory is within sight; should they fall short, the positives should not be forgotten

756dFirdose Moonda in Harare

Rahat Ali does a Donald

Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the second Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan in Harare

757dFirdose Moonda

What now for Zimbabwe?

After a magical win, Zimbabwe will disappear from the international stage for at least five months and won't play a Test for double that time. So what next?

Day 3

756dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit

Pakistan claw back with late strikes

Pakistan's collapse against the second new ball and determined batting from Tino Mawoyo and Hamilton Masakadza put Zimbabwe slightly ahead in the second and final Test

756dFirdose Moonda

Vitori's second coming

It was Brian Vitori's first Test in 19 months, and his selection had caused a few raised eyebrows, but a five-for underlined his value

756dESPNcricinfo staff

Late reward for Pakistan pressure

Even though Zimbabwe dominated most parts of the third day by taking a 64-run lead and then building on it, three wickets in the last nine balls of the day brought the Pakistanis back and has given both the sides almost equal chances of winning the Test

Day 2

756dFirdose Moonda

Working in the dark

A powercut in Harare left most parts of the city without electricity, forcing our correspondent to search for a plug point and an internet connection

756dFirdose Moonda in Harare

The Professor's problem

Pakistan have a problem at the top of their order. Their experienced opener is struggling, and they are still having try-outs for the other spot

Day 1

756dThe Report by Devashish Fuloria

Late wickets allow Pakistan a way back

Zimbabwe allowed Pakistan to claw back into the match in the third session of the second Test in Harare after keeping the bowlers at bay for two-thirds of the day

756dFirdose Moonda in Harare

Masakadza hails Junaid's spell

Junaid Khan's opening spell in the second Test was described as "one of the best I have faced," by Zimbabwe's No.3 Hamilton Masakadza

756dFirdose Moonda in Harare

Why Zimbabwe need more Tests

Zimbabwe showed good application in the first two sessions and with more Test experience they could avoid being suckered into traps set by the Pakistan bowlers after tea


757dKamran Abbasi

Losing my naivety with Pakistan

We can talk about Misbah and Hafeez, propose new stars and offer retirement to others, but we all know the game isn't cricket - it is the politics of self-interest and greed

756dSaad Shafqat

Pakistan's mediocrity raises questions

Does Mohammad Hafeez deserve to be in the Test side? Who after Misbah? What is Whatmore doing? Does the board have a plan to safeguard the future?

756dUmar Farooq

Former Pakistan cricketers demand changes

Misbah-ul-Haq and Pakistan's batting have come under severe criticism from the former players with the team's loss in the second Test against Zimbabwe being termed as "embarrassing and shameful"

783dLiam Brickhill

Splendid and dismal

Zimbabwe produced moments of brilliance on the field that gave just enough succour to keep hopes of a better future alive

756dFirdose Moonda in Harare

Taylor wants to sign off series on a high-note

Brendan Taylor hopes that Zimbabwe can put in a better performance against Pakistan in the second Test, mindful of the fact that they potentially won't be in whites again till July next year

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

30Mohammad HafeezKhurram Manzoor
16Azhar AliKhurram Manzoor
44Younis KhanKhurram Manzoor
10Younis KhanMisbah-ul-Haq
33Misbah-ul-HaqAsad Shafiq
30Adnan AkmalMisbah-ul-Haq
34Abdur RehmanMisbah-ul-Haq
17Misbah-ul-HaqSaeed Ajmal
24Misbah-ul-HaqJunaid Khan
1Misbah-ul-HaqRahat Ali