Pakistan complete seven-wicket win Against Zimbabwe 412 & 141 v Pakistan 466 & 88/3 , only Test, Bulawayo

Zimbabwe 412 & 141

Pakistan 466 & 88/3 (21.4 ov)

Pakistan won by 7 wickets

  • Pakistan in Zimbabwe Test Match
  • Test no. 2006 | 2011 season
  • Played at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
  • 1,2,3,4,5 September 2011 (5-day match)

Pakistan surged to seven-wicket victory in Bulawayo, as Zimbabwe paid the price for throwing away ten sessions of hard work in one poor session on the fourth day. Tatenda Taibu and Kyle Jarvis had kept Pakistan waiting with a 66-run overnight stand for the eighth wicket, but Taibu’s exit without any addition to the score signalled the end of Zimbabwe’s resistance. Pakistan lost their top three batsmen in the chase, but the paltry target of 88 was insufficient to trouble them.

Though the opposition wasn’t the toughest, it was a significant result for Pakistan since it gave them consecutive Test wins for the first time since 2005, following their series-levelling triumph against West Indies in Basseterre.

After skittling out the top eight Zimbabwean wickets in 27.3 overs, Pakistan were made to wait for exactly another 27.3 overs for their next wicket, and the last one followed without much fuss. The speed of Zimbabwe’s capitulation came as a surprise, given how resilient Taibu and Jarvis had been in the lead-up to stumps yesterday.

With an in-and-out field aimed at keeping Taibu off strike, Aizaz Cheema, celebrating his 32nd birthday, delivered the last ball of his opening over well wide of off stump. Anxious to get the single, Taibu looked to steer away from his body and guided the ball into the wicketkeeper’s gloves. In his next over, Cheema removed Chris Mpofu with a fuller length, making him edge to Adnan Akmal again. The double-strike gave Cheema an eight-wicket match haul – the second best by a Pakistan debutant.

One man’s gain was another’s loss, though, as Mohammad Hafeez was left stranded on four wickets – one more would have made him the 27th player, and only the second since 2000, to achieve the double of a century and five wickets in the same game.

Backed by the confidence of a strong all-round showing, Hafeez began the chase in attacking fashion. He welcomed Ray Price, the one man likely to cause problems on a wearing pitch, with a lofted drive for four and a slog-sweep for six. Taufeeq Umar fell fending an effort ball from Jarvis through to Taibu, but Hafeez kept playing his shots.

He raced to 34 off 41 balls before Price managed to bowl him round the legs off an edge. Azhar Ali and Younis Khan took Pakistan to the brink before Azhar betrayed his inexperience. Normally known for his patience, Azhar gifted his wicket to Price while attempting to hurry Pakistan past the line.

But Pakistan’s most experienced pair – Younis and Misbah-ul-Haq – ensured there was no further loss as Pakistan surged home minutes before lunch. It capped Waqar Younis’ stint as Pakistan coach with a win that was hard-fought, yet clinical. The result also underlined Zimbabwe’s standing in the Test format: while they aren’t entirely lacking on the skills front, they are still some way away from becoming a top-flight side.

Zimbabwe 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
TMK Mawoyo not out 163 645 453 20 0 35.98
View dismissal V Sibanda st †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 45 107 66 9 0 68.18
View dismissal H Masakadza b Saeed Ajmal 11 48 41 2 0 26.82
View dismissal BRM Taylor* lbw b Saeed Ajmal 10 19 12 2 0 83.33
View dismissal T Taibu† c †Adnan Akmal b Sohail Khan 44 102 70 6 0 62.85
View dismissal CR Ervine c & b Junaid Khan 49 141 106 8 0 46.22
View dismissal GA Lamb lbw b Saeed Ajmal 39 146 105 4 0 37.14
View dismissal RW Price c Azhar Ali b Aizaz Cheema 6 14 16 1 0 37.50
View dismissal BV Vitori c Younis Khan b Aizaz Cheema 14 26 17 3 0 82.35
View dismissal KM Jarvis b Aizaz Cheema 0 9 5 0 0 0.00
View dismissal CB Mpofu b Aizaz Cheema 8 24 15 0 1 53.33
Extras (b 7, lb 13, w 1, nb 2) 23
Total (all out; 150.4 overs; 645 mins) 412 (2.73 runs per over)
Fall of wickets1-71 (Sibanda, 22.5 ov), 2-91 (Masakadza, 36.1 ov), 3-111 (Taylor, 40.4 ov), 4-176 (Taibu, 65.2 ov), 5-270 (Ervine, 99.5 ov), 6-365 (Lamb, 135.3 ov), 7-374 (Price, 138.4 ov), 8-394 (Vitori, 144.2 ov), 9-394 (Jarvis, 146.1 ov), 10-412 (Mpofu, 150.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket Sohail Khan 24 8 62 1 2.58
View wickets Aizaz Cheema 28.4 11 79 4 2.75 (2nb)
View wicket Junaid Khan 29 14 55 1 1.89 (1w)
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 54 13 143 4 2.64
Mohammad Hafeez 9 1 30 0 3.33
Azhar Ali 6 1 23 0 3.83
Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c Lamb b Masakadza 119 240 177 19 1 67.23
View dismissal Taufeeq Umar lbw b Jarvis 4 9 9 1 0 44.44
View dismissal Azhar Ali c †Taibu b Lamb 75 256 193 11 0 38.86
View dismissal Younis Khan c Taylor b Price 88 317 265 5 1 33.20
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Vitori b Lamb 66 131 110 9 1 60.00
View dismissal Umar Akmal c Taylor b Lamb 15 80 39 2 0 38.46
View dismissal Adnan Akmal† run out (Mawoyo/Jarvis) 36 57 45 5 0 80.00
View dismissal Saeed Ajmal b Price 28 52 1 1 53.84
View dismissal Sohail Khan c Ervine b Mpofu 11 37 30 0 1 36.66
View dismissal Junaid Khan c Ervine b Mpofu 6 13 0 0 46.15
Aizaz Cheema not out 0 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 14) 18
Total (all out; 156.1 overs) 466 (2.98 runs per over)
Fall of wickets1-8 (Taufeeq Umar, 1.6 ov), 2-196 (Mohammad Hafeez, 58.4 ov), 3-218 (Azhar Ali, 67.6 ov), 4-318 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 103.4 ov), 5-357 (Umar Akmal, 120.1 ov), 6-415 (Adnan Akmal, 137.3 ov), 7-424 (Younis Khan, 142.1 ov), 8-455 (Sohail Khan, 151.6 ov), 9-466 (Junaid Khan, 155.2 ov), 10-466 (Saeed Ajmal, 156.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
BV Vitori 25 3 103 0 4.12
View wicket KM Jarvis 24 4 79 1 3.29
View wickets CB Mpofu 22 5 64 2 2.90
View wickets RW Price 50.1 24 69 2 1.37
View wickets GA Lamb 28 2 120 3 4.28
View wicket H Masakadza 7 2 13 1 1.85
Zimbabwe 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal TMK Mawoyo b Saeed Ajmal 12 39 30 2 0 40.00
View dismissal V Sibanda c Saeed Ajmal b Aizaz Cheema 5 18 8 1 0 62.50
View dismissal H Masakadza b Aizaz Cheema 8 47 27 1 0 29.62
View dismissal BRM Taylor* lbw b Saeed Ajmal 5 21 14 0 0 35.71
View dismissal T Taibu† c †Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 58 157 131 5 1 44.27
View dismissal CR Ervine lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 6 18 12 1 0 50.00
View dismissal GA Lamb lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 7 19 15 0 0 46.66
View dismissal RW Price b Mohammad Hafeez 0 8 9 0 0 0.00
View dismissal BV Vitori c Taufeeq Umar b Mohammad Hafeez 7 7 8 1 0 87.50
KM Jarvis not out 25 81 4 0 30.86
View dismissal CB Mpofu c †Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 0 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 1, w 2, nb 1) 8
Total (all out; 56.3 overs) 141 (2.49 runs per over)
Fall of wickets1-9 (Sibanda, 3.2 ov), 2-19 (Mawoyo, 8.2 ov), 3-31 (Taylor, 12.5 ov), 4-31 (Masakadza, 13.2 ov), 5-45 (Ervine, 17.2 ov), 6-61 (Lamb, 23.2 ov), 7-61 (Price, 25.5 ov), 8-69 (Vitori, 27.3 ov), 9-135 (Taibu, 54.6 ov), 10-141 (Mpofu, 56.3 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Sohail Khan 6 1 19 0 3.16 (1nb)
View wickets Aizaz Cheema 11.3 5 24 4 2.08 (2w)
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 22 4 53 2 2.40
View wickets Mohammad Hafeez 15 4 31 4 2.06
Junaid Khan 2 0 9 0 4.50
Pakistan 2nd innings (target: 88 runs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez b Price 38 44 6 1 86.36
View dismissal Taufeeq Umar c †Taibu b Jarvis 8 13 2 0 61.53
View dismissal Azhar Ali c Lamb b Price 22 37 4 0 59.45
Younis Khan not out 14 28 1 0 50.00
Misbah-ul-Haq* not out 6 8 1 0 75.00
Extras 0
Total (3 wickets; 21.4 overs) 88 (4.06 runs per over)
Did not bat Umar Akmal, Adnan Akmal†, Junaid Khan, Sohail Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema
Fall of wickets1-19 (Taufeeq Umar, 4.3 ov), 2-49 (Mohammad Hafeez, 11.2 ov), 3-80 (Azhar Ali, 19.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket KM Jarvis 5 0 17 1 3.40
View wickets RW Price 10.4 2 35 2 3.28
BV Vitori 2 0 15 0 7.50
GA Lamb 4 0 21 0 5.25
Match details
Toss Pakistan, who chose to field
Series Pakistan won the one-off match
Test debuts Aizaz Cheema and Junaid Khan (Pakistan); GA Lamb (Zimbabwe)
Player of the match tba
Umpires IJ Gould (England) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire TJ Matibiri
Match referee DC Boon (Australia)
Close of play
day 1 – Zimbabwe 1st innings 245/4 (TMK Mawoyo 82*, CR Ervine 38*, 90 ov)
day 2 – Pakistan 1st innings 116/1 (Mohammad Hafeez 79*, Azhar Ali 27*, 29 ov)
day 3 – Pakistan 1st innings 357/5 (Younis Khan 61*, 120.1 ov)
day 4 – Zimbabwe 2nd innings 135/8 (T Taibu 58*, KM Jarvis 20*, 54 ov)
Match notes
  • Day 1:
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe – 41/0 in 14.0 overs (TMK Mawoyo 11, V Sibanda 27)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (TMK Mawoyo 11, V Sibanda 35, Ex 4)
  • Lunch: Zimbabwe – 74/1 in 26.0 overs (TMK Mawoyo 23, H Masakadza 2)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 37.5 overs (227 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe – 111/3 in 42.0 overs (TMK Mawoyo 39, T Taibu 0)
  • TMK Mawoyo: 50 off 161 balls (5 x 4)
  • Zimbabwe: 150 runs in 52.3 overs (315 balls), Extras 9
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (TMK Mawoyo 15, T Taibu 31, Ex 5)
  • Tea: Zimbabwe – 162/3 in 57.0 overs (TMK Mawoyo 54, T Taibu 31)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe – 188/4 in 71.0 overs (TMK Mawoyo 65, CR Ervine 2)
  • Zimbabwe: 200 runs in 73.4 overs (443 balls), Extras 14
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (TMK Mawoyo 24, CR Ervine 23, Ex 4)
  • New Ball Taken: Zimbabwe 230/4 after 81.1 overs (TMK Mawoyo 81, CR Ervine 24)
  • End Of Day: Zimbabwe – 245/4 in 90.0 overs (TMK Mawoyo 82, CR Ervine 38)
  • Day 2:
  • Zimbabwe: 250 runs in 92.1 overs (555 balls), Extras 15
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe – 278/5 in 105.0 overs (TMK Mawoyo 99, GA Lamb 5)
  • TMK Mawoyo: 100 off 327 balls (12 x 4)
  • Zimbabwe: 300 runs in 115.6 overs (698 balls), Extras 17
  • Lunch: Zimbabwe – 314/5 in 119.0 overs (TMK Mawoyo 117, GA Lamb 21)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 118 balls (TMK Mawoyo 26, GA Lamb 22, Ex 2)
  • Zimbabwe: 350 runs in 128.3 overs (773 balls), Extras 21
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe – 361/5 in 135.0 overs (TMK Mawoyo 146, GA Lamb 35)
  • TMK Mawoyo: 150 off 422 balls (18 x 4)
  • Zimbabwe: 400 runs in 147.5 overs (889 balls), Extras 22
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe – 412/10 in 150.4 overs (TMK Mawoyo 163)
  • Tea: Zimbabwe – 412/10 in 150.4 overs (TMK Mawoyo 163)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (52 balls), Extras 6
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 49 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 40, Azhar Ali 7, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: Pakistan – 64/1 in 15.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 44, Azhar Ali 10)
  • Mohammad Hafeez: 50 off 64 balls (10 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 24.4 overs (148 balls), Extras 6
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 152 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 68, Azhar Ali 27, Ex 5)
  • End Of Day: Pakistan – 116/1 in 29.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 79, Azhar Ali 27)
  • Day 3:
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 41.2 overs (248 balls), Extras 7
  • Azhar Ali: 50 off 123 balls (7 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 246 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 95, Azhar Ali 50, Ex 6)
  • Mohammad Hafeez: 100 off 128 balls (17 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan – 164/1 in 44.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 103, Azhar Ali 50)
  • Lunch: Pakistan – 196/2 in 58.4 overs (Azhar Ali 65)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 59.4 overs (358 balls), Extras 11
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 77.4 overs (466 balls), Extras 14
  • Drinks: Pakistan – 250/3 in 79.0 overs (Younis Khan 20, Misbah-ul-Haq 18)
  • New Ball Taken: Pakistan 251/3 after 80.1 overs (Younis Khan 20, Misbah-ul-Haq 19)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 104 balls (Younis Khan 20, Misbah-ul-Haq 28, Ex 4)
  • Tea: Pakistan – 280/3 in 92.0 overs (Younis Khan 30, Misbah-ul-Haq 37)
  • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 95 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Pakistan: 300 runs in 99.4 overs (598 balls), Extras 15
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 213 balls (Younis Khan 30, Misbah-ul-Haq 66, Ex 4)
  • Younis Khan: 50 off 154 balls (5 x 4)
  • Drinks: Pakistan – 330/4 in 109.0 overs (Younis Khan 51, Umar Akmal 0)
  • Pakistan: 350 runs in 113.4 overs (682 balls), Extras 16
  • End Of Day: Pakistan – 357/5 in 120.1 overs (Younis Khan 61)
  • Day 4:
  • Pakistan: 400 runs in 133.5 overs (803 balls), Extras 18
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (Younis Khan 21, Adnan Akmal 31, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: Pakistan – 415/6 in 139.0 overs (Younis Khan 82, Saeed Ajmal 0)
  • Pakistan: 450 runs in 151.2 overs (908 balls), Extras 18
  • Lunch: Pakistan – 460/8 in 153.0 overs (Saeed Ajmal 24, Junaid Khan 4)
  • Innings Break: Pakistan – 466/10 in 156.1 overs (Aizaz Cheema 0)
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe – 24/2 in 10.0 overs (H Masakadza 6, BRM Taylor 0)
  • Zimbabwe: 50 runs in 18.6 overs (114 balls), Extras 1
  • Tea: Zimbabwe – 55/5 in 21.0 overs (T Taibu 13, GA Lamb 5)
  • Zimbabwe: 100 runs in 38.5 overs (233 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Zimbabwe – 100/8 in 39.0 overs (T Taibu 35, KM Jarvis 10)
  • T Taibu: 50 off 103 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 108 balls (T Taibu 32, KM Jarvis 15, Ex 5)
  • End Of Day: Zimbabwe – 135/8 in 54.0 overs (T Taibu 58, KM Jarvis 20)
  • Day 5:
  • Innings Break: Zimbabwe – 141/10 in 56.3 overs (KM Jarvis 25)
  • Drinks: Pakistan – 49/2 in 11.2 overs (Azhar Ali 3)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 0