HARARE: Opener Abid Ali scored a double century in the second and final Zimbabwe Test as Pakistan declared at 510 runs for the loss of eight wickets. The declaration came right after Nauman Ali was stumped on 97 on day two at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
Abid Ali remained unbeaten on 215 while Nauman Ali was cleverly stumped by the Zimbabwean wicket-keeper just 3 runs shy of his maiden Test century. The Green Caps lost five wickets in the second session of the day.
Azhar Ali (126) scored century on day one and put on 236 for the second wicket along with Abid Ali. Blessing Muzarabani brought Zimbabwe back into the match by taking three wickets with the second new ball. Pakistan had reached 268 for four at the close.
Azhar’s dismissal was followed by a second failure in the series for Babar Azam, Pakistan’s captain and star batsman, who drove Muzarabani to point after scoring two. Babar was out for a first-ball duck in the first Test at the same venue, which Pakistan won by an innings and 116 runs.
Muzarabani struck again when first Test centurion Fawad Alam dragged a short ball onto his stumps after scoring five. Muzarabani finished the day with three for 41. His five-over spell with the second new ball yielded three for 12. Richard Ngarava had dismissed Imran Butt (2).