Pakistan register massive 221-run win over Zimbabwe

Sep 08, 2013, 01:58 IST | AFP

Pakistan took nine wickets in an extended morning session to beat Zimbabwe by 221 runs on Day Five of the first Test at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Zimbabwe, set an unlikely 342 to win, were bowled out for 120.

Left-arm fast bowler Junaid Khan made the initial breakthrough, taking two wickets in his first eight balls of the day after Zimbabwe resumed at 13 for one.
Then spinners Abdur Rehman and Saeed Ajmal took over, finishing with four wickets apiece.

Pakistanis celebrate their win against Zimbabwe on Saturday. Pic/AFP

Left-armer Rehman, who followed up Junaid’s opening burst by taking the next three wickets, took four for 36, while Ajmal wrapped up the tail to take four for 23.

Off-spinner Ajmal finished with match figures of 11 for 118, the fourth time he had taken 10 or more wickets in a match.

Zimbabwe were in trouble from the sixth ball of the day when captain Hamilton Masakadza gloved a short delivery from Junaid to gully. 

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