PAKvZIM – Pakistan on top after Abid Ali hits maiden double ton
HARARE – Opening batsman Abid Ali smashed his maiden double century as he helped Pakistan cross 500 runs in second Test match againt Zimbabwe on Saturday.
The 33-year-old stood firm while wickets kept falling on the other hand and helped Pakistan gain a strong position on Day 2 of the second Test through his unbeaten 215 off 407, the highest score by a Pakistani batsman in a Test innings in Zimbabwe.
He has surpassed Younis Khan who had hit an unbeaten 200.
Reaching 510 for eight, Pakistan declared the innings while Zimbabwe were 52/4 on Stumps Day 2.
Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first.
Pakistan lead the two-match series by one-nil.
Pakistan: Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tabish Khan
Zimbabwe: Kevin Kasuza, Tarisai Musakanda, Regis Chakabva (wk), Brendan Taylor (c), Milton Shumba, Roy Kaia, Tendai Chisoro, Luke Jongwe, Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava
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