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Hamilton Masakadza satisfied with Zimbabwe’s performance in 1st Test against Pakistan

Hamilton Masakadza satisfied with Zimbabwe's performance in 1st Test against Pakistan

Hamilton Masakadza (above) led Zimbabwe in the absence of Brendan Taylor in the first Test © Getty Images (File photo)

Sep 8, 2013

Zimbabwe’s stand-in captain for the first Test against Pakistan, Hamilton Masakadza said on Saturday that he was satisfied with his team’s performance despite suffering a huge loss at Harare.

Pakistan thrashed the African side by 221 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series, riding on good performances by Younis Khan and Saeed Ajmal.

Masakadza was quoted  as saying by Cricket365, “I think the boys fought hard for the first three and a half days. On Saturday things didn’t go our way and the game went away from us. The bowlers bowled really well and the batsmen applied themselves very well in the first innings.”

“We did compete and we were ahead at one stage. Bowling them out for 250, it could have been a bigger lead for us, their last wicket had a partnership. I don’t think I would change my mind at all after winning the toss,” he added.

Pakistan took nine wickets in an extended morning session to beat Zimbabwe by 221 runs on the fifth day of the first Test .
 
Zimbabwe, set an unlikely 342 to win, were bowled out for 120. Left-arm fast bowler Junaid Khan made the initial breakthrough, taking two wickets in his first eight balls of the day after Zimbabwe resumed at 13 for one.
 
Then spinners Abdur Rehman and Saeed Ajmal took over, finishing with four wickets apiece.

(With inputs from AFP)

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