Pakistan beat Zimbabwe in first Test by an innings and 116 runs

Pakistan won first Test match against Zimbabwe by an innings and 116 runs. Hasan Ali clinched five wickets as Zimbabwe lost all wickets in its second innings on just 134 runs in 46.2 overs.

The openers, Tarisai Musakanda and Kevin Kasuza, had given a little but smooth start to their team by scoring 43 and 28 runs, respectively. Brendan Taylor (29) was another batsman who had spent some time on the crease rest all the batsmen couldn’t perform well. Regis Chakabva (14) remained unbeaten.

Apart from Hasan Ali’s extraordinary bowling spell, Nauman Ali took 2 wickets while Faheem Ashraf got one.

Earlier, in response of Zimbabwe’s 176 in first innings, Pakistan scored 426 runs and maintained a lead of 250. Fawad Alam again showed his Test batting skills with a century. He scored 140. Imran Butt (91), Abid Ali (60) and Mohammad Rizwan (45) were the other prominent scorers.

Blessing Muzarabani was the most successful bowler from Zimbabwe. He got four wickets and gave only 73 runs in his 31 overs. Donald Tiripano took 3 wickets whereas Richard Ngarava and Tendai Chisoro had two and one each.

The second Test will be played between the two teams from May 7.

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