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Pakistan On Verge of Successive Innings Triumph Over Zimbabwe

The wicketkeeper-batsman adopted up his prime rating of 33 within the first innings by making his crew’s solely half-century within the two matches.

But his dismissal began a collapse during which six wickets fell for 35 runs.

“It’s a very disappointing situation to find ourselves in, in both Test matches actually,” stated Chikabva.

“Pakistan have good bowlers. They’re very skilful but it’s disappointing that on a good batting track we didn’t apply ourselves the way we should have.”

Pakistan quick bowler Hasan Ali continued his mastery over Zimbabwe’s batsmen, taking a career-best 5 for 27 because the host nation had been bowled out for 132 within the first innings.

Hasan, man of the match after taking 9 for 89 when Pakistan received the primary Test by an innings and 116 runs on the similar venue, went wicketless within the second innings however conceded solely 9 runs in ten overs.

Nauman and left-arm quick bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, who took 4 for 45, had been the wicket-takers within the second innings.

Nauman, who needed to wait till he was 34 earlier than making his Test debut in opposition to South Africa in January, claimed his second five-wicket haul in 4 Tests. His bowling efficiency adopted a swashbuckling innings of 97 on Saturday.

“I never lost hope and kept performing at the domestic level,” he stated.

“My performance in Tests is all because of my hard work. I was a bit angry on missing a maiden century so I was determined to do well in bowling.”

Chakabva batted aggressively in his 137-ball innings, hitting 13 fours and two sixes.

He shared an attacking third wicket partnership of 79 with captain Brendan Taylor, who raced to 49 off 31 balls earlier than being caught by wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan down the leg aspect off Afridi.

Taylor spoke after the second day in regards to the want for batsmen to spend a very long time on the crease however each he and Chakabva went for his or her photographs, particularly in opposition to the Pakistan spin bowlers, as captain Babar Azam set attacking fields.

Chakabva fell when he edged an tried massive hit off Nauman to Babar at slip.

“I was trying to find a balance between playing a long innings and taking my opportunities when they came,” he stated.

The ninth wicket fell two overs earlier than the scheduled end however the final pair, Luke Jongwe and Blessing Muzaranbani, survived.

The umpires allowed an additional half hour’s play as a way to attempt to obtain a consequence however referred to as it off for unhealthy mild 4 overs into the added time.

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