Zimbabwe bulldozed Pakistan – 2nd Test

Zimbabwe 294 and 199 (Tino Mawoyo 58, Hamilton Masakadza 44, Rahat Ali 5-52) beat Pakistan 230 and 239 (Misbah-ul-Haq 79*, Khurram Manzoor 54, Tendai Chatara 5-61, Prosper Utseya 2-62) by 24 runs.

The vulnerable batting line up of the touring Pakistani team was exposed by the targeted bowling of the hosts Zimbabwe who clinched the second Test at Harare.

Zimbabwe powered 294 runs in their first innings and scored 199 in the second whereas Pakistan was bowled out for 230 and 239 runs in their both innings respectively.

Tendai Chatara (Zimbabwe) was declared ‘Player of the match’ for his express bowling in the second innings.

Younis Khan (Pakistan) was announced ‘Player of the series’ for his tremendous batting in two Tests. He was the highest run scorer from the either sides by plundering 309 runs at an awesome average of 103.00 with the best of unbeaten 200.

The second and final Test concluded on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Harare Sports Club.

Zimbabwe crushed Pakistan with a dedicated team work
Zimbabwe crushed Pakistan with a dedicated team work

Earlier, the tourists started the day at 5-158 in 49 overs whereas their skipper, Misbah-ul-Haq and Adnan Akmal were at the crease for 26 and 17. The latter was declared leg before wicket off Tendai Chatara for 20 after the addition of five runs to the total. Abdur Rehman got together with Misbah-ul-Haq who scored just six runs on the first 25 balls he faced. The batsmen found it difficult to penetrate through the well set fielding by the rival captain, Brendan Taylor, and hit just three boundaries until the end of the 68th over.

Abdur Rehman was caught behind by Richmond Mutumbami off Tinashe Panyangara for 16 and the seventh wicket went down at 197. Misbah-ul-Haq completed his 21st Test fifty in the 70th over with a four whereas the newcomer, Saeed Ajmal, was held lbw off Chatara for just two runs. The Pakistani skipper took charge of the situation by dispatching 4 fours in the coming overs which was, perhaps, too late for his team. The hosts took away the last couple of wickets in the 81st over when Misbah-ul-Haq witnessed the complete disaster of his squad at the other end. He remained unbeaten for 79 off 181 balls with 9 fours as their entire innings was folded back for 239 after consuming 81 overs.

Tendai Chatara was the star performer with five wickets, Prosper Utseya held two whereas Tinashe Panyangara and Brian Vitori shared one wicket each.

Zimbabwe triumphed in the second Test by a close margin of 24 runs and squared the two match series at 1-1.


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