Pakistan seal 2nd Test and 2-0 series sweep in Zimbabwe

Filed on May 10, 2021
Pakistan cricket team pose with the trophy after winning the Test series against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. — AP

Pakistan won by an innings and 147 runs

Pakistan quickly took the one wicket it needed Monday for another innings victory over struggling Zimbabwe in the second test and a 2-0 series sweep.

It took only five overs on Day 4 for Shaheen Shah Afridi to end it by having Luke Jongwe caught behind by wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan for 37.

Pakistan won by an innings and 147 runs at Harare Sports Club to go with the innings and 116-run win in the first test at the same venue.

Pakistan also claimed a slice of history with Afridi’s 5-52 making him the third Pakistan bowler in the test to take a five-wicket haul. He and Nauman Ali (5-86) took five each in the second innings after Hasan Ali’s five in the first.

It’s the first time Pakistan has had three bowlers with five wickets in a match, and the first time it has happened in tests since 1993.

Zimbabwe continued on 220-9 in its second innings, on the brink of defeat and still 158 runs short of making Pakistan bat again. The home team added only 11 more runs to be all out for 231.

Pakistan controlled the match from the start and posted 510-8 declared after batting first, with 215 not out from opener Abid Ali and 126 from Azhar Ali.

The bowlers then went to work and were also dominant, with Hasan Ali collecting 5-27 in 13 overs as Pakistan bowled Zimbabwe out for 132 in its first innings and made the home team follow on.

Zimbabwe was outclassed and only passed 200 once in its four innings in the series.

Pakistan also won ODI and Twenty20 series in South Africa and a T20 series in Zimbabwe in its tour of southern Africa.


Pakistan, first innings: 510-8 declared

Zimbabwe, first innings: 132

Zimbabwe second innings (overnight 220-9)

K. Kasuza b Nauman Ali 22

T. Musakanda c Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi 8

R Chakabva c Babar Azam b Nauman Ali 80

B. Taylor c Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi 49

M. Shumba c Imran Butt b Nauman Ali 16

L. Jongwe c Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi 37

D. Tiripano lbw b Nauman Ali 0

R. Kaia c Sajid Khan b Nauman Ali 0

T. Chisoro b Shaheen Afridi 8

R. Ngarava b Shaheen Afridi 0

B. Muzarabani not out 4

Extras (b1, lb5, nb1) 7

Total (68 overs) 231

Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Musakanda), 2-63 (Kasuza), 3-142 (Taylor), 4-170 (Chakabva), 5-188 (Shumba), 6-196 (Tiripano), 7-196 (Kaia), 8-205 (Chisoro), 9-205 (Ngarava)

Bowling: Shaheen Shah Afridi 20-5-52-5 (1nb), Tabish Khan 11-3-46-0, Hasan Ali 10-7-9-0, Sajid Khan 6-1-32-0, Nauman Ali 21-3-86-5

Result: Pakistan won by an innings and 147 runs

Series: Pakistan won the two-match series 2-0

Toss: Pakistan

Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA), Langton Rusere (ZIM)

TV umpire: Iknow Chabi (ZIM)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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