After the loss of recalled Sharjeel Khan for 18 off the last ball of the fourth over, Rizwan and Azam put on 126 runs for the second wicket before the captain was out for 52 in the third ball of the final over.
Zimbabwe’s cricket squad arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday — minus their Indian coach, who had been advised to stay away from the rival South Asian nation. The 20-man Zimbabwe team is competing in a series of one-day internationals
Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Tuesday it will send a security assessment delegation to Pakistan this weekend with a view to the playing in the country in early 2021. If the tour goes ahead it will be South Africa’s first visit to Pakistan since 2007/08.
Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi claimed five wickets while Wahab Riaz scalped four as the hosts managed to thwart a fighting Zimbabwe and win the first ODI by 26 runs in Rawalpindi on Friday.
The Proteas are scheduled to reach Karachi on Jan.16, serving out a period of quarantine before taking part in the first Test ,which starts from Jan.26 at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Fawad Alam notched his fourth Test hundred as Pakistan built an imposing first innings lead over Zimbabwe on the second day of the first Test in Harare on Friday. Alam’s unbeaten 108, along with Imran Butt’s painstaking 91 earlier in the day, guided
Abid Ali then replied with a solid unbeaten 56 while fellow opener Imran Butt made 43 not out as Pakistan closed the day on 103 without loss. Both Abid and Imran were cautious at the start, having failed miserably in Pakistan's 2-0 home series win over South Africa in February.
The 26-year-old Ali produced an admirable spell of fast bowling at Harare Sports Club, varying his pace and lengths brilliantly on the third day, finishing with figures of 5-36 after Zimbabwe needed to score over 250 runs to make Pakistan bat again.
Centuries by Abid Ali and Azhar Ali put Pakistan in a strong position on the first day of the second Test against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Friday. Abid (118 not out) and Azhar (126) put on 236 for the second wicket before tall fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani
Pakistan captain Babar Azam lauded his players after they completed a successful southern Africa tour with a second straight innings victory over Zimbabwe on Monday -- then looked ahead to his team’s planned tour of the West Indies in July.