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Day 5

557dThe Report by Nitin Sundar

Pakistan ease to seven-wicket win

Pakistan surged to seven-wicket victory in Bulawayo, as Zimbabwe paid the price for throwing away ten sessions of hard work in one poor session on the fourth day

557dFirdose Moonda in Bulawayo

Butcher laments dropped catches

Alan Butcher, Zimbabwe's coach, singled out dropped catches as the reason for his team squandering their chance of being competitive in the latter stages of the Test

Day 4

557dThe Report by Nitin Sundar

Taibu stalls Pakistan's victory push

Zimbabwe betrayed the inexperience of a team that hasn't played top-level opposition in over five years to leave Pakistan sniffing victory in Bulawayo

557dFirdose Moonda in Bulawayo

Zimbabwe's fight pleases Taylor

Whatever the result of the one-off Test, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor feels his men have achieved something significant

557dFirdose Moonda in Bulawayo

Waqar praises bowlers for creating pressure

Waqar Younis, the Pakistan coach, praised his bowlers for not giving the Zimbabwe batsmen a chance to settle, thereby triggering a batting collapse

Day 3

557dThe Report by Nitin Sundar

Patient Pakistan crawl towards first-innings lead

Pakistan accumulated 241 runs on the third day, as the lifeless Queens Park Club pitch joined forces with batsmen lacking in intent and butter-fingered fielders to leave the match meandering towards oblivion

557dFirdose Moonda in Bulawayo

Cautious Pakistan set the base

The visitors chugged along far slower than was expected of them on a flat pitch that offered nothing to an inexperienced Zimbabwe attack

557dFirdose Moonda in Bulawayo

Blunders in the field

Plays of the Day from the third day of the Bulawayo Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan

557dFirdose Moonda in Bulawayo

'Plan is to bat once' - Azhar Ali

Pakistan do not want to bat last in Bulawayo on a pitch that is expected to break up as the match wears on

Day 2

557dThe Report by Nitin Sundar

Hafeez leads fightback after Mawoyo's marathon

Tino Mawoyo became the third Zimbabwe batsman to carry his bat, to lead Zimbabwe to an impressive 412 on the second day, before Mohammad Hafeez helped Pakistan assert themselves in the final session

557dFirdose Moonda in Bulawayo

'I perform well under pressure' - Mawoyo

Tino Mawoyo was not outwardly excited about his unbeaten 163. It was this composure that helped him survive Saeed Ajmal's doosras, which he could not read

Day 1

557dFirdose Moonda in Bulawayo

Pitch a challenge for inexperiened attack - Hafeez

The biggest mystery of the day came from the Bulawayo pitch and Zimbabwe's opener Vusi Sibanda said he was surprised that it didn't do much, while Mohammad Hafeez said the challenge would benefit Pakistan's inexperienced bowlers

557dFirdose Moonda in Bulawayo

Passing the doosra test, barely

Tino Mawoyo could not read Saeed Ajmal's doosra, from the hand or off the pitch, but managed to survive several of them and steer Zimbabwe through the first day


557dESPNcricinfo staff

Mohsin lauds Cheema's debut effort

Mohsin Khan, Pakistan's chief selector, has praised fast bowler Aizaz Cheema's performance in the one-off Test against Zimbabwe

557dFirdose Moonda in Bulawayo

Zimbabwe must learn quickly

Their first two games since returning to Tests have revealed a weakness in fielding and adapting to different conditions, and Zimbabwe need to progress before they meet stiffer opposition

557dFirdose Moonda in Bulawayo

Taylor searches for settled team

As Zimbabwe climb the next rung on the ladder to Test playing competency, Brendan Taylor had some specific areas that he wants to target, the most important of which is developing a settled Test XI

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

1st19Taufeeq UmarMohammad Hafeez
2nd30Azhar AliMohammad Hafeez
3rd31Younis KhanAzhar Ali
4th8Younis KhanMisbah-ul-Haq