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Zimbabwe won by 24 runs | Zimbabwe Vs Pakistan Live Score, 2nd Test

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We have witnessed two good Test matches. The first one was dominated by Zimbabwe for three and a half days, but thanks to a superb double hundred from Younis Khan Pakistan got through easily. The second Test saw the return of Taylor who missed the first due to a paternity leave. He scored a fifty in the 1st innings. The hosts will have to thank their bowlers who were the main reason behind the win. Vitori was outstanding in the first essay while Chatara took over in the 2nd.
As for Pakistan, they did not bat well in the first innings and were under pressure to score 264 on a wearing fourth and fifth day. Misbah battled away alone without any support from the other end. He would have liked to have had someone with him to pull of the victory. This turned out to be an amazing Test series.
Taylor: 'Finally beating a world class team is a wonderful feeling. We did not have a bowling coach for 6 months so much credit to the bowlers. Even though we won this Test match, we learned a lot from Pakistan. They're a professional unit. We wanted to give the pacers a breather. The new ball was available after lunch and that was a good factor for us. Test cricket is about winning sessions. You can never really relax with the quality of players they (Pakistan) have. It takes some character to come back after losing the first Test'.
Misbah: 'I think Zimbabwe deserved this victory the way they played in not only this Test but also the first one. They played positively right from the start and they deserved to win. It was very simple thinking, if anything was in my area I would go after it and if someone had stayed with me then it would have been good. I think the bowlers really bowled well and the batting is a bit of a worry, the batsmen need to learn from their mistakes and have to score big hundreds, 20s and 30s won't help win a Test match'.
Younis is the man of the series: 'All credit to Zimbabwe, especially the management and support staff. Misbah is a cool customer and he did not have support at the other end. I would have liked to have been there at the end. But all the credit to their bowlers as they bowled in the right areas'.
Chatara is the man of the match: 'It feels nice to win. After we got a great start I thought I will bowl in the right areas and let the cracks on the pitch do the rest'.
What a match it was! We did not have a clear winner until the end. Zimbabwe dominated most of the match. But till Misbah was at the crease Pakistan were in with a chance. In the end Misbah was stranded as Rahat Ali was run-out. Chatara was the pick of the bowlers, as he once again provided the breakthrough after Lunch by getting rid of Junaid Khan. He picked up his maiden five wicket haul and took Zimbabwe to a historical win.
The celebrations have begun in the dressing room. They are enjoying with beers and dancing around with each other. Shingi Masakadza comes running onto the ground with the Zimbabwe flag. It will be a long night for all the players, who have worked hard to pull off this victory.
End of over 81, 1 runs (. . . W 1 W )
PAK: 239/10
Misbah-ul-Haq - 79(182) This over: 0 runs
Rahat Ali - 1(1) This over: 1 runs
Tendai Chatara
(23.0 - 2 - 61 - 5)
80.6 Tendai Chatara to Misbah-ul-Haq W
out Rahat Ali Run Out!! It's all over for Pakistan. The last ball of the over and Rahat Ali wanted a single and a confusion leads to a run out. It was bowled on a good length outside off, Misbah-ul-Haq defends it to cover point where Masakadza picks up the ball and throws it a fielder at the bowler's end who takes the bails off calmly. Misbah is devastated. Rahat Ali run out (Masakadza/Panyangara) 1(1)
10 wickets down for PAK. Out batsman is Rahat Ali. It is all over for PAK.
Zimbabwe have won the Test match. Rahat Ali is run out. The series has been leveled. Zimbabwe have beaten Pakistan after 15 years. The players are celebrating and the spectators are dancing away in glory
80.5 Tendai Chatara to Rahat Ali 1
1 run, full and swinging away, Ali hangs his bat away from the body and gets a edge that flies along on the bounce to Waller at gully who does well to stop a certain boundary
Rahat Ali, right handed bat, comes to the crease
80.4 Tendai Chatara to Junaid Khan W
out Caught by Malcolm Waller!! Chatara gets his first five wicket haul. This was on a good length shapes away late and extra bounce as well, Junaid tries to play it on the leg side and is squared up, the ball takes the leading edge and goes quickly to Waller at gully who takes a sharp catch. One wicket seperates Zimbabwe from a famous victory. Junaid Khan c Malcolm Waller b Chatara 1(18)
5 wickets for Tendai Chatara. Tendai Chatara is killing PAK
80.3 Tendai Chatara to Junaid Khan 0
no run, too full and wide outside off, Junaid once again goes after it and misses. This is good tempting bowling from Chatara

Match details

Toss : Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first

Man of the Series : Younis Khan

Umpires : Steve Davis (Australia) and Ranmore Martinesz (Sri Lanka)

TV umpire : Owen Chirombe (Zimbabwe)

Match referee : Javagal Srinath (India)

Teams

Zimbabwe : Tino Mawoyo, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor(c), Hamilton Masakadza, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Richmond Mutumbami(wk), Prosper Utseya, Tinashe Panyangara, Tendai Chatara, Brian Vitori.

Pakistan : Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal(wk), Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Rahat Ali.

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