Zimbabwe fight back
Bulawayo - Zimbabwe picked up the wicket of Umar Akmal in the final over
of the day to have the visitors on 357 for five at stumps on the third
day of the one-off Test in Bulawayo on Saturday.
Greg Lamb took 3/85.
Younis Khan will continue in the morning on 61.
Earlier, hosts Zimbabwe missed the chance to pile the pressure on
Pakistan by dropping five catches as the tourists raced to 280 for three
in their first innings before tea.
Zimabwe, all out for 412 in their innings on Friday, were also left
rueing a fumbled run-out opportunity that could have slowed Pakistan's
bid to build on an overnight score of 116-1.
Mohammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali put on 188 for the second Pakistan wicket.
The in-form Hafeez had two lucky escapes on his way to his third test
century but his luck ran out two balls from the lunch interval when on
119 he spooned the ball to Gregory Lamb off medium pacer Hamilton
Hafeez's 119 included a six and 17 fours and saw him pass the landmark of 1 000 runs.
Hafeez rode his luck throughout the innings as in his opening over of
the day Chris Mpofu dropped a straightforward caught and bowled chance.
He and Ali were also stranded at one end of the wicket but a fielding
mix-up let them off.
Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor persisted with seamers through most of
the morning, Mpofu bowling ten straight overs but finally opted for a
change of tactics when he brought on medium pacer Masakadza and it duly
paid off with Hafeez's rush of blood to the head.
Ali's long innings came to an end when he on 75 he was caught by former skipper Tatenda Taibu off Lamb.
However, Younis Khan and captain Misbah ul Haq prevented any further
inroads and had put on an unbeaten 62 runs fourth wicket partnership by
tea with Khan on 30 and ul-Haq on 37.