Visitors register an innings and 116 runs win in Harare
Outstanding performances from pacer Hasan Ali and left-handed batsman Fawad Alam helped Pakistan in registering a thumping innings and 116 runs win against Zimbabwe in the first Test of the two-match series.
After conceding a massive first-innings lead of 250 runs, the home team’s second innings did not go as per plan as well as they were bundled out for just 134 runs in the final session on Saturday in Harare.
Pacer Hasan, just like the first innings, was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed five wickets and just gave 36 runs in 12.2 overs, taking his overall match figures to 9-89.
For the home team, opener Tarisai Musakanda finished the innings with the top-score of 43 off 84 balls with the help of five fours.
Earlier, Pakistan were dismissed in their first innings at the score of 426, courtesy of a sublime century from Fawad.
The left-hander was the last man to be dismissed after a marathon knock of 140 off 204 balls, which include 20 fours.
For Zimbabwe, pacer Blessing Muzarabani was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed four wickets.
For his outstanding bowling performance in both innings, Hasan was named the Player-of-the-Match.