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Pakistan 268-4 vs Zimbabwe after Abid Ali, Azhar Ali placed on 236

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Pakistan 268-4 vs Zimbabwe after Abid Ali, Azhar Ali put on 236

Pakistan reached 268-4 towards Zimbabwe on the opening day of the second take a look at on Friday after centuries by Abid Ali and Azhar Ali, and would have been in a good stronger place if it hadn’t misplaced three wickets for 16 runs simply earlier than stumps.
Opener Abid Ali, 118 not out, and No. 3 Azhar Ali, 126, drove the vacationers to a very dominant 248-1 at Harare Sports Club after their big second-wicket partnership of 236 — a file for the second wicket and fourth highest for any wicket on the floor.
Their stand lasted practically the entire day as they got here collectively within the eighth over after Imran Butt went for two.
Azhar Ali fell simply earlier than stumps after hitting 17 fours and a six, and captain Babar Azam (2) and Fawad Alam (5) had been additionally out within the final eight overs of the day to present Zimbabwe some respite.
Pace bowler Blessing Muzarabani took all three of these wickets in three successive overs from him as Zimbabwe used the brand new ball effectively.
But Abid Ali was unbeaten with 17 fours at stumps and Pakistan, regardless of the late wickets, was within the type of robust place it deliberate to be in after opting to bat first within the final take a look at of the brief collection.
Pakistan received the primary take a look at by an innings in three days in Harare and is on the cusp of rounding off a extremely profitable tour of southern Africa. It has already received each different collection it’s performed in on this journey; one-day and Twenty20 collection in South Africa, and a T20 collection in Zimbabwe.
Pakistan determined to present a take a look at debut to 36-year-old quick bowler Tabish Khan within the final match of the tour, 18 years after his top notch debut.