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Pakistan continue dominance against Zimbabwe on day three

Home side were bowled out for 132 runs in their first innings

Pakistan continue dominance against Zimbabwe on day three PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan continued their dominant run by bundling Zimbabwe out for 132 runs in their first innings, during the first session on day three of the second Test at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on Sunday.

Pakistan currently lead the two-match Test series one-nil and look poised to win the second match as well after their dominant display thus far.

Zimbabwe started the day on 52 runs for the loss of four wickets and were quickly rattled by the fiery pacer Hasan Ali.

Tendai Chisoro (one off 21 balls) was the first to depart off the bowling of Hasan, caught safely by fielder Imran Butt.

Regis Chakabva, who had been solid in the middle, was Hasan’s next victim, caught by fielder Abid Ali, after scoring 33 runs off 92 balls.

A beautiful delivery that swung in late completely bamboozled all-rounder Luke Jongwe (19 off 24 balls), who left the ball only to see it crash into his off stump. 

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Off-spinner Sajid Khan then removed batsman Donald Tiripano (23 off 56 balls), caught by substitute fielder Saud Shakeel, as Pakistan looked to wrap up Zimbabwe’s innings for a low total.

Hasan Ali’s next victim was batsman Roy Kaia (11 off 52 balls), caught expertly by fielder Azhar Ali at gully, as the pacer completed a much-deserved five-wicket haul.

Tailender Blessing Muzarabani (seven off 15 balls) was the last man to depart, run-out after a lazy attempt to make his mark, as Pakistan wrapped up Zimbabwe’s innings.

Hasan Ali was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan after taking five wickets at the expense of 27 runs.

Pakistan have enforced the follow-on which means that Zimbabwe will now bat again, still trailing by 378 runs.