LIVE Cricket Rating, Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd Check, Day 3 at Harare
Day 2 report: Abid Ali’s maiden check double century and Nauman Ali’s 97 carried Pakistan to 510-8 declared towards an overwhelmed Zimbabwe host on day two of the second check on Saturday.
Zimbabwe, already in serious trouble after almost two days within the area, was 52-4 in reply by stumps, trailing by 458 runs, and vulnerable to shedding the check inside three days by an innings, because it did within the first check final week.
Resuming the day on 268-4, opener Abid Ali moved from 118 to 215 not out with 29 boundaries on a pitch which didn’t provide a lot help to the house bowlers.
Abid Ali regarded extra at dwelling than Zimbabwe, and milked the bowlers for singles and twos with ease on his solution to changing into Pakistan’s twentieth double centurion in check cricket. By the declaration, Abid Ali had confronted 407 balls and batted for greater than 10 1/2 hours.
The declaration after tea got here with the autumn of tail-ender Nauman Ali, simply three runs in need of his maiden check century. He was stumped by Regis Chakabva off the bowling of left-arm spinner Tendai Chisoro. Nauman Ali’s 97 from 104 balls was an innings by a batsman given licence to have a go: He lashed 5 sixes and 9 fours.
Tempo spearhead Blessing Muzarabani, who dismissed Azhar Ali for 126 on Friday, returned one of the best figures of 3-82.
Zimbabwe’s high order was brushed apart.
Opener Tarisai Musakanda went for a duck with only one run on the board as 36-year-old seamer Tabish Khan, on debut, obtained his first check wicket in his first over, lbw with a full size supply.
Kevin Kasuza was bowled by the gate by Hasan Ali for 4, then stand-in captain Brendan Taylor, essentially the most skilled participant in a weakened Zimbabwe facet, performed a sloppy shot off pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi and was caught behind for 9.
The final wicket of the day was that of Milton Shumba, who gifted spinner Sajid Khan along with his first check wicket, trapped plumb on 2.
With inputs from AP
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