A match winning hundred from Azhar Ali, well supported by his skipper, Misbah-ul-haq and Sarfraz Ahmed won the third Test for Pakistan against Sri Lanka.
The dreadful bowling of Pakistan came into its own in the 2nd innings of Zimbabwe who had no answer to the lethal spell of the rival bowlers and lost the game.
The middle order batsmen of Zimbabwe led by Malcolm Waller along with Sikandar Raza and a few more toyed with the bowling of Pakistan in the first innings.
The match saving partnerships between Azhar Ali, Misbah-ul-Haq along with another one of Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan took Pakistan to prosperity vs. Zimbabwe.
South Africa maintained their supremacy in Test cricket while beating Pakistan in an absorbing encounter on the fourth day of the second match at Cape Town.
Robin Peterson smashed his maiden Test fifty and spared South Africa a debacle against Pakistan which managed hundred plus lead in their 2nd innings.
Nasir Jamshed played an offensive knock while opening the innings as Pakistan won the 2nd ODI vs. Australia and kept the series alive by levelling it at 1-1.
The Lankan Lions succeeded in drawing the third and final Test hence won the much required three match series 1-0 against a strong looked Pakistan side.
Azhar Ali got the honour of becoming the only batsman to hammer three Test tons in 2012 as Pakistan scrabbled in the final Test vs. Sri Lanka.
The hard work of the bowlers from both sides kept aside a result in the second Test aided by a wicket full of runs and by continuous rain interruptions.