CRICKET: Pakistan's Shahid Nazir marks Test debut with a hat-trick

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Pakistan's Shahid Nazir, 19, marked his Test debut by being on a hat-trick against Zimbabwe after taking a wicket with his fourth ball on the first day of the first Test in Sheikhupura. Grant Flower, with 98 not out, helped the tourists to 240 for 6.

First day; Zimbabwe won toss

Zimbabwe - First innings

G W Flower not out 98

W Dekker lbw b Wasim 14

*A D R Campbell lbw b Shahid 8

D L Houghton run out 43

A Flower lbw b Shahid 11

C B Wishart lbw b Shahid 0

G J Whittall c Shadab b Saqlain 0

P A Strang not out 37

Extras (b9 lb14 nb5 w1) 29

Total (for 6) 240

Fall: 1-33 2-41 3-119 4-141 5-141 6-142.

To bat: A Whittall, B C Strang, H K Olongo.

Bowling: Wasim Akram 19-9-21-1 (nb2); Waqar Younis 15.1-3-51-0 (nb3); Saqlain Mushtaq 29-3-88-1; Shahid Nazir 15-2-35-3 (w1); Aamir Sohail 6-0-22-0.

Pakistan: Aamir Sohail, Saeed Anwar, Ijaz Ahmed, Salim Malik, Shadab Kabir, Azam Khan, *Wasim Akram, Moin Khan, Waqar Younis, Saqlain Mushtaq, Shahid Nazir.

ONE-DAY TRIANGULAR SERIES (Hyderabad): South Africa 261 for 7 (50 overs: G Kirsten 84, H Cronje 63no); India 214 (46.2 overs: R Dravid 62). South Africa beat India by 47 runs.