Hasan Ali destroys Zimbabwe battling line-up

Pakistan enforces follow-on as Zimbabwe faces 378-run deficit

By: News Desk
Published: 03:04 PM, 9 May, 2021
Zimbabwe match
Caption: Hassan Ali took five wickets for 27 runs.
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The whole Zimbabwe cricket team was bowled out for meager 132 runs in the first innings while chasing Pakistan’s mammoth total of 510 runs in the second cricket Test match being played at Harare Sports Club on the third day Sunday. Pakistan has enforced follow-on against Zimbabwe, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

For Pakistan, the wrecker-in-chief was Hassan Ali who grabbed five wickets for just 27 runs. 

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Pakistan has enforced the follow-on as Zimbabwe looked headed for a second straight defeat inside three days.

Pakistan, seeking to complete a sweep of the two-match series, had a first-innings led by 378.

Fast bowler Hasan Ali continued his mastery over Zimbabwe's batsmen with a career-best five for 27 as Zimbabwe lost six wickets for 80 runs in an extended morning's play. 

The lunch interval was delayed because Zimbabwe were nine down at the scheduled break. Last-wicket pair Richard Ngarava and Blessing Muzarabani added 22 runs before Muzarabani was run out.

Hasan, man of the match after taking nine for 89 as Pakistan won the first Test by an innings and 116 runs at the same venue, gave another impeccable display of controlled fast bowling.

He struck with the fourth ball of the day after Zimbabwe resumed on 52 for four, having Tendai Chisoro caught at second slip. 

He followed up by removing top-scorer Regis Chakabva, caught at first slip for 33, before bowling Luke Jongwe in a spell of three for 14 in six overs. 

Hasan came back later to have injured batsman Roy Kaia caught at gully.

Kaia, who hurt his left knee fielding at short leg on Friday, came out to bat at number nine. Although restricted in his movements he defied the Pakistan bowlers for 52 balls in scoring 11. 

With a rare attacking shot, Kaia struck Abid Ali, fielding at short leg, on the left elbow. Abid, who inflicted the injury on Kaia while making a double century in Pakistan's innings, was forced to leave the field.


Scores at the end of Zimbabwe's first innings on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.

Pakistan, first innings, 510-8 declared

Zimbabwe, first innings

(overnight 52-4)

K. Kasuza b Hasan Ali 4

T. Musakanda lbw b Tabish Khan 0

R. Chakabva c Abid Ali b Hasan Ali 33

B. Taylor c Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi 9

M. Shumba lbw b Sajid Khan 2

T. Chisoro c Imran Butt b Hasan Ali 1

L. Jongwe b Hasan Ali 19

D. Tiripano c sub (Saud Shakeel) b Sajid Khan 23

R. Kaia c Azhar Ali b Hasan Ali 11

R. Ngarava not out 15

B. Muzarabani run out (Imran Butt) 7

Extras (b4, lb3, w1) 8

Total (60.4 overs) 132

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Musakanda), 2-23 (Kasuza), 3-40 (Taylor), 4-49 (Shumba), 5-53 (Chisoro), 6-68 (Chakabva), 7-77 (Jongwe), 8-108 (Tiripano), 9-110 (Kaia)

Bowling: Shaheen Afridi 14-4-34-1 (1w), Tabish Khan 15-8-22-1, Hasan Ali 13-4-27-5, Nauman Ali 6-3-3-0, Sajid Khan 12.4-6-39-2


Match situation: Pakistan lead by 378 runs on the first innings

Toss: Pakistan

Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA), Langton Rusere (ZIM)

TV umpire: Iknow Chabi (ZIM)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)