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That is it from us now. A great Test match that clearly surprised many people. A lot of positives to take from this game for Zimbabwe as they ready themselves for the next Test at the same venue in 2 days' time on the 10th of September. Do join us then for all the action live. Until next time, it is bye bye from us!

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Saeed Ajmal is awarded a special prize from the sponsors for his 11 wickets. However, he is not the Man of the Match. That honor goes to Younus Khan for his wonderful double hundred. Younus Khan says that whenever he plays for his team, it is always a great honor and a matter of great pride. He says that he always looks to give his best for the team and is extremely happy that his efforts bore fruit as Pakistan won. Also praises Zimbabwe for being outstanding in this Test match and really testing the depths of Pakistan themselves. Says he's looking forward for the next match in two days' time.

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Set an unlikely 342 runs to get, Zimbabwe fell apart in the second innings thanks to a combined effort from the spinners Ajmal and Rehman. Saeed Ajmal finished with a 11-wicket haul for the match as Pakistan ran through the side without any resistance.

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Zimbabwe were excellent with the ball in the first innings bowling out Pakistan under 250. They batted brilliantly too, taking a lead of 78 runs in the first innings and an upset looked very much on the cards. But to win a Test, you need to outplay your opponent in the second innings as well and this is where Pakistan turned the tables. Younus Khan made a sensational comeback in the side scoring an unbeaten double ton and in the process, wearing the Zimbabwe team physically as well as mentally.

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Well, we have finally managed to come to an end of this game. Surprising to see Zimbabwe surrender so meekly after putting up a great show for 3 days of the Test. They lost their remaining 9 wickets in the first session itself and that means Pakistan go 1-0 up in this two-match series.

46.4
W

Saeed Ajmal to Tendai Chatara

OUT! That is all over! Tossed up on middle that straightens a bit and dodges the heave of Chatara to hit him right in front. The appeal is loud and clear and the umpire has no problem in raising the finger. Ajmal picks up his 11th wicket of the game. PAKISTAN WIN BY 221 RUNS.

46.3
0

Saeed Ajmal to Tendai Chatara

The batsman goes for the sweep but fails to connect it.

46.2
0

Saeed Ajmal to Tendai Chatara

Chatara has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

46.1
0

Saeed Ajmal to Tendai Chatara

NOT OUT! Wild slog attempted by Chatara but he misses, Akmal collects and whips the bails in a flash and appeals instantaneously. The umpire goes for a referral upstairs and the replays confirm that the foot never moved outside.

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Appeal for a stumping has been made against Chatara. Third umpire has been called for.

45.6
4

to Richmond Mutumbami

FOUR! Full toss on leg, easy pickings for Mutumbami as he whips it off his pads for a four through mid-wicket.

45.5
0

to Richmond Mutumbami

Slow loopy delivery outside off, Mutumbami smartly lets it go.

45.4
1

to Tendai Chatara

The batsman gets an inside edge on that which goes fine down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.

45.3
0

to Tendai Chatara

Full on off, driven to mid off.

45.2
4

to Tendai Chatara

FOUR! THRASHED! Typical tail-ender shot as Chatara slogs across the line and earns a boundary at cow corner.

45.1
0

to Tendai Chatara

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

44.6
0

Saeed Ajmal to Richmond Mutumbami

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.

44.5
0

Saeed Ajmal to Richmond Mutumbami

Quicker one on leg, Mutumbami fails to get bat on that one and is hit on the pad.

44.4
0

Saeed Ajmal to Richmond Mutumbami

Played to the point region by the batsman.

44.3
0

Saeed Ajmal to Richmond Mutumbami

Beaten! Straighter one that goes with the angle and beats the bat.

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