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Pak vs Zim 2nd Test: A pile of records by the men in green

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Pak vs Zim 2nd Test: A pile of records by the men in green
Pak vs Zim 2nd Test: A pile of records by the men in green. Image: Zimbabwe Cricket

Pakistan have defeated the hosts’ Zimbabwe by an inning and 147 runs as the two teams convoluted up the deciding Test match at Harare Sports Club. The visitors have been dominant throughout the voyage outclassing the home siders.

Pakistan declare their fifth-biggest Test victory:

Winning the conflict by such a huge margin, Pakistan has demonstrated their fifth-biggest test victory as the first four were brought by the captains Waqar Younis (2001-02, twice), Javed Miandad (1988-89), and Intekhab Alam (1972-73).

The mentioned above skippers brought the first, second, third, and fourth-maximum winning margins sequentially versus New Zealand, Bangladesh, Australia, and New Zealand. The perimeters include triumphs by an innings & 324 runs, innings & 264 runs, innings & 188 runs, innings & 166 sequentially for the specified captains in this paragraph.

Three five-wicket hauls for Pakistan in the single Test:

Not only this, but in the antiquity of red-ball cricket, it has befallen for the first time that three Pakistani bowlers have clasped five-wicket hauls in a single play. Also, the two left-arm bowlers have taken 10 wickets equally in men in green’s cricket history nascently.

Pak vs Zim 2nd Test: A pile of records by the men in green

After swaying a two-match series versus the Chevrons, Babar Azam and co have addressed some serious blows to them. We have seen a pile of performances coming on the route as the Pakistan cricket record a feat of pulling three five-wicket hauls in a single encounter.

Hasan Ali achieves his career’s best stats:

Hasan Ali, who was dominant throughout the game, has been named man of the series. He accouched 13 over in the hosts’ first innings and kicked five of their men acknowledging 27 runs. He has now presumed his career’s best stat of the red-ball. Not only this, but he tracked a sound economy of 0.90 delivering 10 overs in Zimbabwe’s last inning too.

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Apart from Hasan, Shaheen Afridi and Nauman Ali necessitated the duress in the closing inning of the hosts as both bowlers capitulate five-wicket hauls conceding 52 and 86 runs in 20.0 and 21.0 overs sequentially. Abid Ali’s 215* are also worth writing.

Babar becomes the first Pakistani captain to win all the four initial Tests:

Along with the two back-to-back victories coming up for Pakistan under Babar Azam, he is now the only Pakistani player with four initial wins under the test tenure of his captaincy. Notably, his initial two test supremacies befell versus South Africa earlier this year.

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