Bulawayo: Alistair Campbell and Grant Flower showed impressive composure at the crease for Zimbabwe, but Pakistan made steady progress on the third day of the second Test on Monday.
Zimbabwe began their second innings with a deficit of 225, and they were 171 for five at stumps — still 54 runs short of making Pakistan bat again.
Andy Flower was alone at the crease on 13 after Hamilton Masakadza prodded the last ball of the day, bowled by off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, to Yousuf Youhana at silly point to be dismissed for 16.
Yousuf Youhana scored 159 out of Pakistan’s first innings of 403 while the hosts made c 178 in the first innings.
Campbell and Grant Flower, who scored 62 and 43 respectively, shared 88 runs for the third wicket after fast bowler Waqar Younis removed openers Dion Ebrahim and Mark Vermeulen in consecutive overs after lunch.
Resuming at 295 for five, Youhana and Kamran Akmal took their partnership to 121 — a record for the sixth wicket in matches between the two countries . (Reuters)