Zimbabwe will hope to restrict Pakistan and deny Saeed Ajmal a half-century when play resumes on the second day of the opening Test at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.
Pakistani off-spinner and handy batsman Ajmal was on the verge of scoring a half-century when Pakistan ended Day One at 249 for nine.
Ajmal was unbeaten on 49, after putting on a 76-run partnership for the ninth wicket with Junaid Khan. It was the second highest partnership in Pakistan’s fist innings against Zimbabwe in the first Test.
Tinashe Panyangara picked up three wickets. Pakistan batsmen failed to build important partnerships and were cheaply dismissed by Zimbabwe.
Earlier, Pakistan were reduced to 156 for five by tea on the first day of the first cricket test on Tuesday.
Pakistan 249 for 9 (Azhar Ali 78, Misbah-ul-Haq 53, Saeed Ajmal 49*; Tinashe Panyangara 3 for 71, Shingi Masakadza 2 for 40) vs Zimbabwe.