Pakistan bowlers run through Zimbabwe line-up

Pakistan have the upperhands against Zimbabwe after the end of day one of the first Test at Harare Sports Club.

Pakistan bowlers run through Zimbabwe line-up

Four players debuted in the match – Milton Shumba, Richard Ngarava and Roy Kaia for the hosts, and Sajid Khan for Pakistan. Brendan Taylor skippered Zimbabwe in absence of injured Sean Williams.

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Having won the toss, Zimbabwe could manage 176 runs in 59.1 overs in their first innings. The start was given by Hassan Ali who sent back Kevin Kasuza for a duck in the second over.

Zimbabwe were already four down for 30 in the first session before losing the rest six in the next.

Kaia was the top-scorer with 48 from 94 balls. Shumba made 27 off 50. Later Donald Tiripano’s unbeaten 47-ball 28* could only take the team score past 170.

Ali claimed four wickets for 53 runs. So did Shaheen Shah Afridi (4/43) who completed his 50 Test wickets in 16 matches.

Pakistani opening pair of Imran Butt and Abid Ali remained unbeaten, making 103 runs in 30 overs at stumps. Abid struck his sefond Test fifty, making 56* off 95. Of them, 40 runs came from boundaries. Imran is on 88-ball 43*.

Brief scores:

Zimbabwe 176/10 in 59.1 overs (Kaia 48, Shumba 27; Shaheen 4/43, Hassan 4/53)

Pakistan 103/0 in 30 overs (Abid 56*, Imran 43*)

Pakistan trail by 74 runs

Stumps- Day 1 


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