1st Test, Harare, April 29 - May 01, 2021, Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe
176 & 134

Pakistan won by an innings and 116 runs

Player Of The Match
4/53, 30 & 5/36
Zimbabwe 1st INNINGS 
Prince Masvaure c Imran Butt b Shaheen Shah Afridi1130402036.66
Kevin Kasuza  b Hasan Ali058000.00
Tarisai Musakanda  b Nauman Ali1441681134.14
Brendan Taylor (c)c Faheem Ashraf b Hasan Ali529410017.24
Milton Shumba run out (Imran Butt/Sajid Khan)2750745054.00
Roy Kaia lbw b Hasan Ali48941127051.06
Regis Chakabva c Imran Butt b Hasan Ali1936492052.77
Donald Tiripano not out 2847534059.57
Tendai Chisoro  b Shaheen Shah Afridi912152075.00
Blessing Muzarabani  b Shaheen Shah Afridi1481530175.00
Richard Ngarava  b Shaheen Shah Afridi13140033.33
TOTAL59.1 Ov (RR: 2.97, 249 Mts)176
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Kevin Kasuza, 1.5 ov), 2-18 (Prince Masvaure, 8.5 ov), 3-30 (Tarisai Musakanda, 17.1 ov), 4-30 (Brendan Taylor, 18.2 ov), 5-89 (Milton Shumba, 35.6 ov), 6-124 (Roy Kaia, 46.5 ov), 7-127 (Regis Chakabva, 48.4 ov), 8-141 (Tendai Chisoro, 52.5 ov), 9-164 (Blessing Muzarabani, 55.6 ov), 10-176 (Richard Ngarava, 59.1 ov)
Shaheen Shah Afridi15.154342.83778000
8.5 to PS Masvaure, edge taken at second slip! Shaheen kept probing away at Masvaure's technique pushing away constantly with hard hands. This time Shaheen's away movement and extra bounce finally produces a healthy edge taken by Imran at rib height.. 18/2
52.5 to TS Chisoro, Shaheen Afridi gets to No 50 in Tests as he uproots leg stump, this length ball came in after pitching from over the wicket and Chisoro, stuck on the crease, played on off the inside edge. 141/8
55.6 to B Muzarabani, that'll do, Muzarabani has had one swipe too many for now, misses yet again, and Shaheen takes the off stump out of the ground with the yorker. 164/9
59.1 to R Ngarava, one more Shaheen yorker and one more wicket for him, he ends the Zimbabwe innings, slung in from over the wicket, tailing in with the angle and too good for No 11, that will be tea as well. 176/10
Hasan Ali1525343.53688000
1.5 to KT Kasuza, drags on! Flawed technique exposed here. He'd been playing with a diagonal bat in defense on a few balls. Pays the price for it here as he tries to chop down in defense at a good length ball on fifth stump but it comes down off the toe/inside edge and backspins toward the stumps. Kasuza tried to kick it away realizing he was in peril but fanned on the karate effort as the ball pinged into off stump to flick the off stump bail into the ground.. 0/1
18.2 to BRM Taylor, edged to third slip! Fullish length on fifth stump, no need to play at this from Taylor but he pushes very hard away from his body a bit impetuously trying to negate the seemingly neverending dot ball pressure at the opposite end. But instead he's a touch late and a thick edge flies low to Ashraf's left at around thigh height. He moves well with soft hands to snatch it.. 30/4
46.5 to R Kaia, what a ripper, absolute ripper, after all those sharp bouncers comes this yorker, searing in bang on middle and leg from round the stumps, a stunned Kaia cannot get his bat on that, umpire Rusere nods his head and raises the finger. 124/6
48.4 to RW Chakabva, another one goes, Hasan it is again, pitches it full for the drive, Chakabva obliges, edge flies around chest high to Butt at third slip and unlike his skipper, he does not drop it. 127/7
Nauman Ali1122912.63533100
17.1 to TK Musakanda, beaten through the gate! Nauman just kept peppering that off stump line, felt like only a matter of time before Musakanda's patience wore out. He prods forward with a diagonal bat, another Zimbabwean's technique exposed as this skids through the gap between bat and pad on a good length.. 30/3
Faheem Ashraf731402.00362000
Sajid Khan1113703.36475000
Pakistan 1st INNINGS 
Imran Butt c †Chakabva b Ngarava912363327038.55
Abid Ali c Taylor b Chisoro6014017910042.85
Azhar Ali c Musakanda b Tiripano3670765051.42
Babar Azam (c)c Kaia b Tiripano014000.00
Fawad Alam c †Chakabva b Muzarabani14020429720068.62
Mohammad Rizwan  b Muzarabani451061264042.45
Faheem Ashraf c Chisoro b Tiripano027000.00
Hasan Ali c †Chakabva b Muzarabani30264732115.38
Nauman Ali c Musakanda b Muzarabani011000.00
Sajid Khan c †Chakabva b Ngarava712221058.33
Shaheen Shah Afridi not out 48161050.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 8, w 1)13
TOTAL133 Ov (RR: 3.20, 559 Mts)426
Fall of wickets: 1-115 (Abid Ali, 44.2 ov), 2-176 (Azhar Ali, 63.6 ov), 3-182 (Babar Azam, 65.1 ov), 4-226 (Imran Butt, 82.1 ov), 5-333 (Mohammad Rizwan, 112.5 ov), 6-334 (Faheem Ashraf, 113.6 ov), 7-395 (Hasan Ali, 124.2 ov), 8-395 (Nauman Ali, 124.3 ov), 9-412 (Sajid Khan, 129.3 ov), 10-426 (Fawad Alam, 132.6 ov)
Blessing Muzarabani3187342.351426000
112.5 to Mohammad Rizwan, and the partnership is finally broken, Muzarabani has looked the only one likely to strike with the second new ball, angled in from wide of the crease, cuts in further after pitching just back of a length, Rizwan is across and pushing at the original line from the crease, and chops it on to the stumps. 333/5
124.2 to Hasan Ali, healthy edge through to the keeper! Good length ball bowled beautifully from wide of the crease angling it into the fourth/fifth stump channel. It gets Hasan prodding away from his body without much footwork and the ball takes the edge through to Chakabva at thigh height.. 395/7
124.3 to Nauman Ali, Edge to second slip! Superb diving catch by Musakanda! Blessing is on a hat-trick! This wicket is an even better ball than the previous delivery. Coming over the wicket to the left-handed Nauman, he angles this across the body on middle and off stump line, Nauman prods forward and the ball carries on with the angle to clip the outside edge, it was heading in between first and second slip but Musakanda doesn't hesitate diving across Taylor at first slip to pouch a sharp catch at shin height.. 395/8
132.6 to Fawad Alam, back of a length on fourth stump, Fawad goes for a big swipe trying to knock this through midwicket to keep strike, thin bottom edge goes to Chakabva's leg side, his footwork is sharp to reverse course and dive right for an excellent take.. 426/10
Richard Ngarava29410423.5813118003
82.1 to Imran Butt, and they haven't needed to take the new ball for the breakthrough, Butt is gone in the 90s, pitched up for the drive, left-hander's angle taking it across, Butt has a go at it, and gets an edge through to the keeper. 226/4
129.3 to Sajid Khan, another beauty on the fourth stump channel draws the outside edge on a forward prod. Ngarava angles this across the right-hander from over the stumps, sucked into playing at this on the angle and pokes an edge through to Chakabva at waist height.. 412/9
Tendai Chisoro3478912.611579000
44.2 to Abid Ali, and he's gone! ZImbabwe finally get a wicket. Abid tried to drive, but got an outside edge to first slip. Brendan Taylor juggled with it, but finally managed to hold on!. 115/1
Donald Tiripano2368933.8610112015
63.6 to Azhar Ali, and the extra ball has brought a wicket for Zimbabwe against the run of play, this was so wide outside off, moved away ever so slightly, Azhar went hard after the fullish length, and the thick edge is accepted at gully. 176/2
65.1 to Babar Azam, whoa, what has Babar Azam done, he has pushed this full delivery straight to the man at short mid on, was there to be driven, but they have had that fielder there for a while, very close to the non-striker, and Babar has found him for his first golden duck in Tests, sharp take too, that was hit firmly. 182/3
113.6 to Faheem Ashraf, Zimbabwe strike late in the day again, Faheem gone without scoring, soft dismissal, wanted to turn this length ball on the leg side, ends up sending it high for mid on to settle under it. 334/6
Milton Shumba932903.22403000
Roy Kaia703805.42273200
Zimbabwe 2nd INNINGS 
Kevin Kasuza lbw b Hasan Ali2855683050.90
Tarisai Musakanda run out (Sajid Khan/†Mohammad Rizwan)4384765051.19
Milton Shumba c †Mohammad Rizwan b Nauman Ali422351018.18
Brendan Taylor (c)c Hasan Ali b Nauman Ali2933582187.87
Roy Kaia lbw b Faheem Ashraf047000.00
Regis Chakabva not out 1446862030.43
Donald Tiripano  b Hasan Ali211180018.18
Tendai Chisoro c Imran Butt b Hasan Ali023000.00
Blessing Muzarabani  b Hasan Ali2980022.22
Richard Ngarava  b Hasan Ali512141041.66
Prince Masvaure absent hurt------
Extras(b 2, lb 5)7
TOTAL46.2 Ov (RR: 2.89)134
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Kevin Kasuza, 14.6 ov), 2-68 (Milton Shumba, 22.6 ov), 3-92 (Tarisai Musakanda, 28.3 ov), 4-95 (Roy Kaia, 29.5 ov), 5-117 (Brendan Taylor, 36.1 ov), 6-124 (Donald Tiripano, 40.2 ov), 7-124 (Tendai Chisoro, 40.4 ov), 8-128 (Blessing Muzarabani, 42.3 ov), 9-134 (Richard Ngarava, 46.2 ov)
Shaheen Shah Afridi1113503.18484000
Hasan Ali12.223652.91606000
14.6 to KT Kasuza, Hasan with the breakthrough, slipped in a couple of short balls and then slants this length delivery in, it started to moved in a bit just before pitching, skids on rapidly, Kasuza tries to drive but he misses it completely, that looked gone, it has hit him on the back leg in front of off and middle. 48/1
40.2 to DT Tiripano, middle stump goes cartwheeling, too good for Tiripano, pitched up, swings in a bit, and rushes between bat and pad as Tiripano tries to defend, top delivery, Hasan is charged up. 124/6
40.4 to TS Chisoro, cracker of a catch, Hasan is getting the old ball to hold the line from round the stumps, pitched up, making him play, straightens and the thick edge is flying to Imran's left at second slip but he has dived and snapped it up without fuss, a slip catcher -- one from the subcontinent at that -- who makes even these look comfortable is rare, that is also wicket No 50 for Hasan. 124/7
42.3 to B Muzarabani, Hasan keeps dismantling the stumps of these Zimbabwe batsmen, Muzarabani clears front leg and has a heave at a length ball slanted in, he misses and Hasan hits the leg stump, lets out his cry of 'boom' in celebration. 128/8
46.2 to R Ngarava, and that'll be it, Hasan deserves a fifth, and he gets it, performs the sajda before his team-mates come up to congratulate him, Ngarava was in no mood to get behind the line, this was a low full toss from round the stumps, and crashed into the base of middle stump. 134/9
Faheem Ashraf1022212.20471000
29.5 to R Kaia, huge shout for leg before and given right away, Faheem rewarded for some tight bowling, Kaia was across and on off as this fullish ball was angled in around middle, failed to get the bat down in time, and that looked gone, had to bring the bat around plonked front foot and could not. 95/4
Nauman Ali912723.00392100
22.6 to M Shumba, there was a definite sound here as Shumba drove with a bit of a closed face, the flighted ball spun in from well outside off and umpire Erasmus thinks there was a faint inside edge here, good take from Rizwan, bat did not seem to have hit the ground on the drive, so the sound could not have been that. 68/2
36.1 to BRM Taylor, Taylor has holed out, was a matter of time before he mishit one of these lofted shots really on this slow pitch, Nauman tosses it up liberally on off, Taylor wants to send it over long off but sends it very high instead, that is because he isn't to the pitch and has had to reach out, the ball hasn't come on of course, Hasan runs back from mid off, keeping his eyes on the ball and takes it over his shoulder in the end, falls to the ground but does not let go of the ball, that is a superb grab. 117/5
Sajid Khan40701.75201000
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TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Hasan Ali
Series resultPakistan led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2420
Match days29,30 April, 1 May 2021 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Milton Shumba
Milton Shumba
Richard Ngarava
Richard Ngarava
Roy Kaia
Roy Kaia
Sajid Khan
Sajid Khan
Langton Rusere
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
Iknow Chabi
Reserve Umpire
Christopher Phiri
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
Thu, 29 Apr - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 103/0 (Imran Butt 43*, Abid Ali 56*, 30 ov)
Fri, 30 Apr - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 374/6 (Fawad Alam 108*, Hasan Ali 21*, 120 ov)
Sat, 01 May - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 134 (46.2 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (Fawad Alam 27, Hasan Ali 22, Ex 1)
  • Pakistan: 400 runs in 125.6 overs (764 balls), Extras 13
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 426/10 in 133.0 overs (Shaheen Shah Afridi 4)
  • Zimbabwe 2nd innings
  • Lunch: Zimbabwe - 36/0 in 11.0 overs (KT Kasuza 21, TK Musakanda 14)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 15.3 overs (93 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe - 68/2 in 23.0 overs (TK Musakanda 30)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 30.3 overs (183 balls), Extras 7
  • Tea: Zimbabwe - 118/5 in 38.0 overs (RW Chakabva 7, DT Tiripano 0)
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