Misbah does it for Pakistan with a graceful straight loft to the long off boundary, just goes through with the shot, big followthrough, the ball trickles in to the boundary
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Mohammad Hafeez is the Man of the Match. Hafeez: "I am very happy and satisfied, we were away from international cricket for three months, we worked hard in the training camp. My plan was to play aggressively, I thought that if I played out too many balls, it would bring pressure on me. My bowling is up to the team requirement, I will give credit to the fast bowlers. The captain used me really well. It was a good Test wicket, the more you play on such pitches, you learn."
Misbah-ul-Haq: "I am pleased with the way we played, we were under a bit of pressure when they made 410, our bowlers did a tremendous job. We went with three seamers as there was a bit of green grass on the wicket, credit to their batsmen, they put us under pressure. We responded very well after that, I am really proud of my team. We were hopeful with the way the wicket started turning on the second and third day, we were sure if we bowled in the right channels, we would create pressure, and we got them cheaply in the end. I am happy about Cheema, the way he bowled, his attitude, he is a very hard worker."
Brendan Taylor: "Lot of credit to Mawoyo, he was outstanding, lots of positives but we have to improve. I think it was nerves followed by quality bowling, we let ourselves down a bit technically (in the second innings). Dropped catches did not help, there will be regret, but credit to Pakistan. We will keep improving. Harare (against Bangladesh) was a totally different wicket, lot quicker, we managed to get both games to five days."
Pakistan have wrapped up the win in just under two hours on the final day. Not many jitters in the small chase after Hafeez blazed away again. Pakistan were given the opening by Zimbabwe's jittery batting yesterday, and they barged in. Before that, they accumulated resolutely to get past Zimbabwe's total, helped by Hafeez's ton and those numerous dropped catches from Zimbabwe
Tino Mawoyo's marathon knock the big positive for Zimbabwe. Apart from that, a pretty solid debut for Greg Lamb, and Jarvis continues to improve. A timely welcome to Test cricket for Vitori after his fairytale debut against Bangladesh. He has lots of time to go back and work though
Miher: "Actually Pakistan is adding too much grit to middle order, Misbah, Younis, Azhar and Asad Shafiq (if he comes in) aren't even able to rotate strike. which puts too much pressure on the hitters...
Miandad and Moin were slow in difficult conditions but they always managed to rotate strike." They need all the grit they can find Miher. Those four names provide a pretty solid look to the middle order
appeal for lbw as Misbah misses his slog sweep, that was going down leg
guided on the off side, Younis wants the run, isn't getting it, too many men close around the bat in that region
nudges straight to short leg off the front foot
Pakistan's immovable objects doing it their way
fires it in full and quick, he turns it wristily past midwicket
very full delivery, he goes for the sweep, straight to backward square leg
low full toss, Younis is happy to ease it down to long on
turning in on middle from round the stumps, Younis goes back to defend
gets forward and nudges with the turn past short leg
lunges forward and drives with the spin along the ground to long on
James: "Like the look of Azhar Ali. Seems to add some grit to the Pakistan middle order."
turns away and stays low, Misbah pats it away on the off side
Simba: "Taylor, Is Mpofu an infield cheerleader? give him the ball at least he will make better contributions."
Zimbabwe hold on to a catch in the outfield, Azhar wanting to get it done with, goes for a heave, but the edge flies high in front of point, Lamb settles under it, it pops out on the first attempt, but he takes it on the second
confusion, confusion, Younis wants the single, no he doesn't, he still wants it, Azhar has to alternate between accelerating and braking before putting in a valiant run to get to the danger end in time as the throw comes in from square leg
whipped off the pads to short fine leg
tossed up slowly outside leg, blocked down the track
eases a full toss to mid on, Azhar wants the single but has to get back
turning in down leg, nudged towards square leg
round the stumps
played out on the leg side
Azhar is getting this done with in a hurry, goes aggressively after Lamb, with the turn, not in total control but gets it over mid on to deep midwicket boundary
defended back to the bowler