Ali, Ajmal rescue Pakistan on Day One
Zimbabwe had the best of the opening day of their Test match against Pakistan in Harare, having taken all but one of the visitors' wickets at stumps.
On a day where both sides had spells of dominance it was the hosts, without Sean Williams, the one player who refused to play due to a dispute with Zimbabwe Cricket over salary payments, who fared better by the end of day one — restricting Pakistan to 249 for nine.
Zimbabwe’s bowlers made early inroads after the hosts had won the toss and put Pakistan in to bat. Tinashe Panyangara took two for 15 to reduce Pakistan to 27 for three in the first hour — although the tourists reached lunch on 74 with no further damage.