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Azhar, Abid keep Pakistan on top against Zimbabwe

The two batsmen managed to extend their partnership to an unbeaten 154 runs off 291 at the end of the session

Azhar, Abid keep Pakistan on top against Zimbabwe PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan’s opener Abid Ali and batsman Azhar Ali guided their side through a dominant session two, ending on a scoreline of 166 for the loss of one wicket after 56 overs, as the teams headed for tea on day one of the second Test against Zimbabwe.

The session yielded 94 runs and no wickets as Pakistan stamped their authority with an impressive display of Test match batting during the session.

Opener Abid Ali and batsman Azhar Ali started the session looking to build on the solid foundation they had set for their side.

The two batsmen managed to extend their partnership to an unbeaten 154 runs off 291 at the end of the session.

Abid Ali looked solid in the middle on the way to an unbeaten scoreline of 80 runs off 162 balls while Azhar Ali remained unbeaten at the other end after scoring 74 runs off 154 balls.

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Earlier, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam had won the toss and elected to bat first on a flat track. Openers Abid Ali and Imran Butt were off to a cautious start as the Zimbabwe bowlers produced disciplined line and lengths.

Pacer Richard Ngarava got the first breakthrough for his side removing opener Imran Butt, caught by fielder Donald Tiripano, after the batsman had scored just two runs off 20 balls.

Richard Ngarava was the only successful bowler for Zimbabwe, picking up the solitary wicket of opener Imran Butt.