Pakistan bowled out Zimbabwe for 176 and magnified the benefit by reaching 103 with out loss in reply after the primary day of the primary take a look at on Thursday.
Seamers Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi took 4 wickets every, then opener Abid Ali was 56 not out and associate Imran Butt 43 not out.
Hasan Ali and Afridi bowled with self-discipline, whereas the host aspect didn’t apply itself effectively sufficient on a very good batting pitch and was responsible of soppy dismissals.
Hasan Ali, who diversified his deliveries admirably, set the tone for Pakistan earlier than lunch by making Zimbabwe opener Kevin Kasuza play onto his stumps on 14, and stand-in skipper Brendan Taylor edge to the slips on 5 whereas chasing a large supply. Decreased to 30-4, Zimbabwe limped to lunch on 59-4.
After lunch, debutant Roy Kaia fell for 48 when Hasan Ali trapped him with a yorker after bombarding the newcomer with short-pitched balls. The opposite Zimbabwe batsman making his debut, Milton Shumba, was run out for 27. The newcomers mixed for a team-best 59-run stand.
Regis Chakabva was Hasan Ali’s fourth wicket when he edged a full supply on 19 to 3rd slip.
The a lot faster Afridi eliminated the opposite opener, Prince Masvaure, to a catch within the slips, and worn out the tail clean-bowling the final three _ Tendai Chisoro (9), Blessing Muzarabani (14), and Richard Ngarava (1) simply earlier than tea.
Afridi had 4-43 and Hasan Ali 4-53.
Zimbabwe, already lacking three skilled gamers for the two-test collection, had its woes compounded additional when captain Sean Williams didn’t get better from a soft-tissue damage on the eve of the take a look at.
The staff additionally gave a debut to left-arm seam bowler Ngarava who, like his fellow bowlers, couldn’t put a dent in Butt and Abid Ali.
Pakistan handed a debut to bowling allrounder Sajid Khan at Harare Sports activities Membership.