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Pakistan batsmen feast on hapless Zimbabwe on day two

Abid and Nauman combined for an unbeaten partnership of 169 runs off 199 balls

Pakistan batsmen feast on hapless Zimbabwe on day two PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan’s batsmen Abid Ali and tailender Nauman Ali feasted on a hapless Zimbabwe attack as they helped their side to 510 for the loss of eight wickets in 147.1 overs before declaration was called on day two of the second Test against Zimbabwe on Saturday.

The two batsmen combined for a partnership of 169 runs off 199 balls as the opposition struggled to maintain their lines and length.

Abid Ali ended with an unbeaten knock of 215 runs off 407 balls while Nauman Ali scored a 97-run knock off 104 balls, departing painfully shy of a maiden Test ton.

The Men in Green declared as soon as Nauman Ali was removed.

Earlier, the Men in Green had managed 85 runs for the loss of three wickets in the first session of day two.

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Opener Abid Ali started the day with nightwatchman Sajid Khan. The nightwatchman provided stiff resistance and managed to soak up considerable pressure as Zimbabwe desperately searched for a breakthrough.

Pacer Donald Tiripano finally got the better of the defiant batsman as he edged a wide delivery into the hands of wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva after scoring 20 runs off 54 balls.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan got a start but could not capitalise on it, falling to bowler Tendai Chisoro, caught by fielder Richard Ngarava after scoring 21 runs off 32 balls.

Tailender Hasan Ali, who is gaining a reputation as a slogger, fell for a duck off the bowling of pacer Luke Jongwe, caught by wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva. 

Zimbabwe’s bowlers Tiripano and Jongwe picked up one wicket apiece for their side while Chisoro picked up two wickets.