Hasan Ali continued his fine form since his comeback and took a fife-for to destroy Zimbabwe batting lineup. In total, he picked up nine wickets in the game as the home team succumbed to an innings defeat. He was also named as the man of the match.
Zimbabwe were reeling at 118-5, as they still trailed Pakistan’s first innings total by 132 runs at the Tea break.
Hasan wanted to quickly wrap up their innings as he clean bowled Donald Tiripano in his second over after interval. Tendai Chisoro didn’t hang around for long either as he edged a catch to Imran Butt at second slip, thereby giving Hasan Ali his 50th Test wicket.
The right-arm pacer returned in his next over to rattle Muzarabani’s stumps for 2. With Prince Masvuare unavailable to bat due to injury, Hasan dismissed Ngarava to finish with a five-wicket haul in the second innings, after picking four in first innings.
Earlier, Hasan also provided the breakthrough for Pakistan in his second over after lunch as he trapped Kasuza lbw for 28.
While Faheem bowled an outside off-stump line, Hasan kept peppering Zimbabwe batsmen with short balls in order to tempt them to play a hook shot. However, Musakanda was equal to Hasan’s tactics and kept the scoreboard ticking by making use of the occasional wide deliveries.
Roy Kaia was impressive for Zimbabwe and top-scored with 48 while Tiripano made 28. Pakistan were dismissed for 426 in their first innings with Fawad Alam scoring a dominating 140.