Zimbabwe won the toss in the first test and chose to bat first at Harare Cricket Club. Pakistan had an excellent start as they bagged the opening wickets of Zimbabwe early on. Zimbabwe were all out for just 176 batting only 59.1 overs.
Hassan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi both bagged 4 wickets each.
Pakistan had a solid start with their 1st innings as openers Imran Butt and Abid Ali build a 100+ partnership on day 1 without any loss. Imran Butt scored 43 from 88 and Abid Ali scored 56 from 95 deliveries.
50 Test wickets for Shaheen Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi equalled the record for Wasim Akram as he claimed his 50th test wicket today against Zimbabwe in his 16th test match.
Shaheen also claimed 4 wickets in Zimbabwe’s first innings.