Cricket: Campbell faces up to Wasim

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Pakistan 245

Zimbabwe 129-4

A DEFIANT knock of 63 by Alistair Campbell helped Zimbabwe reach 129 for 4 in reply to Pakistan's 245 on the second day of the second Test in Rawalpindi yesterday. After Gary Flower was out to Wasim Akram, the Pakistan captain, in the first over Campbell and Mark Dekker kept Wasim and Waqar Younis at bay.

Campbell's 63 was his highest in Test cricket and included 10 fours and a six. It was achieved after he was struck in the face by a rising delivery from Wasim. Ashfaq

Ahmed then trapped Dave Houghton for his first Test wicket,

Earlier in the day, the Zimbabwe bowlers made a series of quick strikes when Pakistan resumed their first innings. Rashid Latif, whose sixth-wicket stand with Asif Mujtaba steered Pakistan through difficulties on Thursday, was the first to go, lbw to Dave Brain for 33. Asif Mujtaba, playing cautiously, completed his fifth Test half-century, remaining unbeaten on 54.

(Zimbabwe won toss)

PAKISTAN - First innings

(Overnight: 185 for 5)

Asif Mujtaba not out 54

Rashid Latif lbw b Brain 33

* Wasim Akram c Campbell b Brandes 11

Waqar Younis lbw b Brandes 7

Ata-ur-Rehman lbw b Brain 10

Ashfaq Ahmed c A Flower b Streak 0

Extras (b4 lb12 w2 nb3) 21

Total 245

Fall: 6-187 7-209 8-225 9-241.

Bowling: Brandes 32-5-82-3, Brain 32-9-41-4, Streak 23.2-5-58-3, Whittal 17-6-39-0, Peall 6-3-9-0.

ZIMBABWE - First innings

G W Flower c Inzamam b Wasim 0

M H Dekker not out 37

A D R Campbell lbw b Ata-ur-Rehman 63

D L Houghton c Mujtaba b Ashfaq 5

* A Flower c Wasim b Waqar 12

G J Whittal not out 0

Extras (b5 lb1 w1 nb5) 12

Total (for 4) 129

Fall: 1-0 2-102 3-110 4-126.

To bat: G Bruk-Jackson, H H Streak, S G Peall, E A Brandes, D Brain.

Bowling: Wasim 9-2-39-1, Waqar 5-1-36-1, Ata-ur- Rehman 7-2-30-1, Ashfaq Ahmed 7-2-18-1.