Cricket News sort by Zimbabwe Vs Pakistan, 1st Test at Harare - Sep 03 - 07, 2013

Zimbabwe’s loss to Pakistan by 221 runs at Harare should not come as a surprise. But the fact that they lost by such a big margin after being in a dominating position would be disheartening for them.

Pakistan bowlers produced their best show to skittle out Zimbabwe for 120 all out to win the First Test at Harare by 221 runs. The Test match was wrapped up quickly in an extended morning session with Zimbabwe losing nine wickets in just 39.1 overs.

Pakistan need nine wickets to win the First Test at Harare on the final day. A hard-working double century from Younis Khan has batted Zimbabwe out of the contest with the hosts set a daunting target of 342.

The first Test at Harare between Zimbabwe and Pakistan is nicely poised with the visitors leading by 90 runs in their second innings with six wickets in hand. Pakistan recovered from a shaky position of 23 for 3 to end Day 3 at 168 for 4 in 70 overs. Zimbabwe did well to make Pakistan work hard for their runs.

Zimbabwe worked hard to take a slender first innings lead of 32 runs with three wickets in hand. The hosts finished Day 2 at 281 for 7 in reply to Pakistan's 249.

Minnows Zimbabwe surprised everyone by clinching the first day’s honours of the opening Test at Harare against Pakistan. But for a 67-run stand for the 9th wicket, Pakistan were in for a major embarrassment after being asked to bat first by Zimbabwe’s stand-in Skipper Hamilton Masakadza.