Pakistan reach 95/2 against Zimbabwe at tea on Day 2

Younis Khan was unbeaten on 13 when the teams took tea © AFP (File photo)

Sep 11, 2013

Zimbabwe managed to pick up two wickets in the afternoon session of the second day’s play in the second Test against Pakistan played at the Harare Sports Club.

Zimbabwe struck very early in the second session with Brian Vittori getting the better of Mohammad Hafeez. Azhar Ali walked out but Tinashe Panyangara did not let him settle down and trapped him in front of the stumps to dismiss him cheaply. At the other end, opener Khurram Manzoor was going strong and brought up his half-century.

When the teams took tea, Pakistan were on 95 for two with Manzoor batting on 51 with Younis Khan (13) for company.

Earlier, after bowling out Zimbabwe for 294, Pakistan openers held fort to take their side to 24 for no-loss in eight overs as the teams took lunch.
Resuming on an overnight score of 237 for eight,  Zimbabwe managed to add 57 runs to their total. It came through a 46-run stand for the final wicket between Tendai Chatara and Brian Vittori.  The partnership was finally broken by Abdur Rahman who trapped Chatara in front of the stumps to end the final pair’s resilience at 294.

Brief scores:

Zimbabwe 294 (Hamilton Masakadza 75, Brendon Taylor 51; Junaid Khan 4 for 67) lead Pakistan 95 for 2 (Khurrum Manzoor 51*) by 199 runs.

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