As Zimbabwe closed in on victory, the anticipation and excitement built

"Dare we start to believe."
Former Zimbabwe bowler Mluleki Nkala

"It would be a brilliant test win for Zimbabwe... The players deserve the win after what they've been through."
Former Zimbabwe allrounder Sean Ervine

"GO ZIMBABWE CRICKET!"
Even Zimbabwe's ambassador to Senegal and Gambia, Trudy Stevenson was cheering the team on

After Rahat Ali was run out, the celebrations began

"Well deserved Brendan Taylor and the boys!!! Well done boys!!!! So proud!! Great day 'babwe!!!"
Former Zimbabwe batsman Charles Coventry

"Congrats to Zim on their win today, the boys deserved a win after everything they had to put up with !"
Fast bowler Kyle Jarvis, who recently left Zimbabwe to take up a county cricket contract

"The boys deserve everything for that win!!! Great heart and determination to make a difference! Well done to Brendan Taylor. Great finish"
Zimbabwe batsman Craig Ervine

"Great result for Brendan Taylor and the lads. With results on the field time for the ZC board to turn up!"
Former Zimbabwe allrounder Sean Ervine

"Great win for the Zimbabweans, considering the fact they have been going thru it's a terrific achievement. Things will only get better from here."
India batsman Rohit Sharma

"Congrats to Brendan Taylor and Zim cricket on your outstanding performance to win the 2nd Test against Pakistan. Making our continent proud."
South Africa limited-overs captain AB de Villiers

"Congrats to Brendan Taylor and to Zim for the tight win over Pakistan. Bar bill could be high tonight Tayls!!"
Mark Boucher, the former South Africa wicketkeeper

"Absolutely delighted for Zimbabwe cricket. Come on now Zim cricket officials, give them their due. They have shown what they can do."
Television commentator Harsha Bhogle