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Pakistan crush Zimbabwe by innings and 147 runs to sweep Test series


Shaheen Shah Afridi (right) holds the ball at the end of Test match against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Monday. AP

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Pakistan won the second Test against Zimbabwe by an innings and 147 runs on Monday to wrap up a two-match series that they dominated.

The fourth day of the Test in Harare lasted just over 20 minutes as Pakistan, needing a single wicket, had Luke Jongwe caught by wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan to give Shaheen Shah Afridi his fifth wicket.

Babar Azam (centre) positions himself for a catch during the second Test match at Harare Sports Club. AP

Earlier, Pakistan enforced the follow on after bowling hosts Zimbabwe out for 132 on the third day of the second and final Test at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. Pakistan, seeking to complete a sweep of the two-match series, had a first-innings led by 378

Fast bowler Hasan Ali continued his mastery over Zimbabwe's batsmen with a career-best five for 27 as Zimbabwe lost six wickets for 80 runs in an extended morning's play.

HassanAli-5wickets-750x450Hassan Ali (centre) holds a ball after taking 5 wickets against Zimbabwe. AP

The lunch interval was delayed because Zimbabwe were nine down at the scheduled break. Last-wicket pair Richard Ngarava and Blessing Muzarabani added 22 runs before Muzarabani was run out.


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Hasan, man of the match after taking nine for 89 as Pakistan won the first Test by an innings and 116 runs at the same venue, gave another impeccable display of controlled fast bowling.

He struck with the fourth ball of the day after Zimbabwe resumed on 52 for four, having Tendai Chisoro caught at second slip.

He followed up by removing top-scorer Regis Chakabva, caught at first slip for 33, before bowling Luke Jongwe in a spell of three for 14 in six overs.

Abid-200runsAbid Ali celebrates after scoring 200 runs during the second Test match against Zimbabwe. AP

Hasan came back later to have injured batsman Roy Kaia caught at gully.

Kaia, who hurt his left knee fielding at short leg on Friday, came out to bat at number nine. Although restricted in his movements he defied the Pakistan bowlers for 52 balls in scoring 11.

Zimbabwe-Pakistan-Test-750Babar Azam (centre) positions himself for a catch during the second Test match. AP

With a rare attacking shot, Kaia struck Abid Ali, fielding at short leg, on the left elbow. Abid, who inflicted the injury on Kaia while making a double century in Pakistan's innings, was forced to leave the field.

Final scoreboard from the fourth day of the second Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at Harare Sports Club on Monday:

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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