result
2nd Test, Harare, May 7 - 10 2021, Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe
510/8d
(68 ov)(f/o) 132 & 231
Pakistan won by an innings and 147 runs
player of the match
Abid Ali
Pakistan
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• Danyal Rasool

Shaheen Afridi and Nauman Ali five-fors wrap up Pakistan's 2-0 sweep

This is the first time in Pakistan history three bowlers have taken five wickets in a single Test

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna
Scorecard summary
Pakistan510/8(147.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Abid Ali*215 (407)
Azhar Ali126 (240)
Zimbabwe132/10(60.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Hasan Ali5/27(13)
Sajid Khan2/39(12.4)
Zimbabwe231/10(68 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 681 run • 1 wicket
ZIM: 231/10CRR: 3.39 
Blessing Muzarabani4 (24)
Shaheen Shah Afridi20-5-52-5
Tabish Khan11-3-46-0

9.54 am So the fourth day lasts just over 20 minutes. Pakistan seal a two-Test sweep by an innings and 147 runs. Afridi carries the ball holding it up in the air as the players walk off the field to shake hands.

Here's the post-match presentation. Player of the Match is Abid Ali for his double century. Meanwhile, the Player of the Series is Hasan Ali for his twin five-wicket hauls in the first and second Tests. "First I would like to thank almighty Allah. It's been a good tour for me. The pitch wasn't good for bowling, getting slower every day. But the plan was simple, keep bowling stump to stump and let the batsmen make mistakes. Whenever you execute well, it's a pleasurable moment for me. I want to thank other bowlers who were doing good and supporting me as well, Shaheen and Nauman Ali bowling very well in the second innings as well. I'm very happy. I had hard work in the previous one year. It is paying off and I'm looking forward to continue this performance for my team."

"I would have liked a few more positives. To finish both games in three days or just after three days, we were a little bit off the mark there. We've got a lot of things to address, particularly off the batting. The wicket played well enough to take it five days. I can't fault the guys efforts. It's a young side full of enthusiasm. They are very skillful and difficult bowlers so if you just try to survive it can be a little bit tricky. I tried to take the attack to them and hoped the field would spread."

That'll do it from us for this series. On behalf of Abhishek Purohit and the scoring team, I'm Peter Della Penna. Congrats to Pakistan on the Test series sweep. Wishing an early Eid Mubarak to everyone following this match around the world. Take care!

67.6
W
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, OUT

there it is! History for Pakistan! First time they've had three bowlers with a five-wicket haul in the same Test and only sixth time overall in Test cricket history. First time since 1993! Afridi bowled it in the channel on fifth stump, Jongwe didn't have to play at this but was teased into this from the around the wicket angle as it seamed away a touch and held its line off the wicket, he pokes well away from his body with no footwork and a thick edge carries low to Rizwan shuffling to his right in front of first slip.

Luke Jongwe c †Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi 37 (97m 70b 7x4 0x6) SR: 52.85
67.5
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, no run

spears this in full on the legs, misses a flick to midwicket, big appeal for lbw but more so in hope than belief. It was sliding comfortably down leg coming around the wicket angle, contact was made well outside leg stump.

67.4
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, no run

short ball again on fourth stump, leaves it alone again.

67.3
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, no run

short ball on off, ducks under this.

67.2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, no run

good length ball on middle, defended.

67.2
1nb
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, (no ball)

fullish length on off, prods forward and squirts a thick edge that skids along the turf to gully. Afridi called for an overstep as well.

67.1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, no run

good length ball on off, defends at this and it beats the edge.

end of over 674 runs
ZIM: 230/9CRR: 3.43 
Blessing Muzarabani4 (24)
Luke Jongwe37 (63)
Tabish Khan11-3-46-0
Shaheen Shah Afridi19-5-51-4

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66.6
4
Tabish to Muzarabani, FOUR runs

good length ball on middle, punches this on the up through mid-on for a boundary to get off the mark.

66.5
Tabish to Muzarabani, no run

good length ball angled into the pads, inside edge off the thigh caroms to gully.

66.4
Tabish to Muzarabani, no run

good length ball on off, defended to mid-on.

66.3
Tabish to Muzarabani, no run

good length ball on fourth stump, defended to cover.

66.2
Tabish to Muzarabani, no run

good length ball on sixth stump, left alone.

66.1
Tabish to Muzarabani, no run

bangs it in very short on fifth stump, but it carries meekly to Rizwan, not much bounce in the wicket.

end of over 662 runs
ZIM: 226/9CRR: 3.42 
Luke Jongwe37 (63)
Blessing Muzarabani0 (18)
Shaheen Shah Afridi19-5-51-4
Tabish Khan10-3-42-0

Ahsan: "How many times have three bowlers from the same team gotten 5 fers in one test?" For all the late arrivals, it has happened five times, last in 1993 when Paul Reiffel, Shane Warne and Tim May did it for Australia against England in the fifth Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

65.6
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, no run

thigh high full toss on off stump, defended to short extra cover.

65.5
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, no run

good length ball on off, defended to backward point.

65.4
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, no run

good length ball on fourth stump, defended to cover.

65.3
2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, 2 runs

fullish length on fourth stump, Jongwe tried to leave it late but pokes this off the toe through cover for a pair.

Now Afridi switches back around the stumps.

65.2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, no run

fullish length ball angled across fifth stump, skids along the turf and left alone.

65.1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Jongwe, no run

good length ball on off, defended.

Afridi now has been given a second slip to work with by Babar. How magnanimous of the captain. Afridi also switches to bowl over the stumps at the start of this over.

end of over 65Maiden
ZIM: 224/9CRR: 3.44 
Blessing Muzarabani0 (18)
Luke Jongwe35 (57)
Tabish Khan10-3-42-0
Shaheen Shah Afridi18-5-49-4

Nacer: "Well Afridi's wicket will make a history, on the other hand Tabish is searching for his 600th FC wicket. Good wishes for both."

64.6
Tabish to Muzarabani, no run

good length ball on fourth stump, punched to cover.

Best performances - batters
Abid Ali portrait
Abid Ali PAK
215 runs (407)
29 fours
0 six
Control94%
Productive shot
cut shot
41 runs
5 fours
0 six
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Azhar Ali portrait
Azhar Ali PAK
126 runs (240)
17 fours
1 six
Control92%
Productive shot
cut shot
38 runs
7 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Hasan Ali portrait
Hasan Ali PAK
O
13
M
4
R
27
W
5
ECO
2.07
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Shaheen Afridi portrait
Shaheen Shah Afridi PAK
O
20
M
5
R
52
W
5
ECO
2.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of Zimbabwe
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Abid Ali
Abid Ali
Player Of The Series
Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali
Series resultPakistan won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2421
Match days7,8,9,10 May 2021 - day(5-day match)
Test debut
Luke Jongwe
Luke Jongwe
Tabish Khan
Tabish Khan
Umpires
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Langton Rusere
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Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
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Iknow Chabi
Reserve Umpire
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Forster Mutizwa
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft