Cricket: Waqar blasts out Zimbabwe

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Pakistan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423-8 dec and 111-3

Zimbabwe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289

WAQAR YOUNIS grabbed four wickets in 15 balls without conceding a run to hasten the collapse of Zimbabwe's first innings on the fourth day of the first Test in Karachi yesterday but the visitors avoided the follow-on and were all out for 289 half an hour before tea.

Pakistan were 111 for 3 in their second innings at the close, 245 ahead with one day remaining in the opening match of the three-Test series.

Waqar, captaining the side in place of Wasim Akram, brought about the collapse with the second new ball and ended with figures of 7 for 91.

(Fourth day: Pakistan won toss)

PAKISTAN First Innings: 423-8 dec (Aamer Sohail 63, Shoaib Mohammad 81, Javed Miandad 70, Rashid Latif 68no).

ZIMBABWE - First Innings

(Overnight: 179 for 4)

] A Flower lbw Ata-ur-Rehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 G J Whittal run out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 G Bruk-Jackson b Waqar Younis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 S G Peall c Aamer Sohail b Waqar Younis . . . . . . . . . .0 H H Streak b Waqar Younis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 E A Brandes not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 J A Rennie lbw b Waqar Younis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Extras (b5 lb24 w1 nb1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Total (116.1 overs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289

Fall: 1-16 2-71 3-132 4-153 5-230 6-280 7-284 8-284 9-285.

Bowling: Waqar Younis 34.1-3-91-7; Ata-ur- Rehman 15-5-28-1; Mushtaq Ahmed 39-11-89-1; Tauseef Ahmed 23-7-49-0; Shoaib Mohammed 1-0-1-0; Aamer Sohail 1-0-1-0; Asif Mujtaba 3-2-1-0.

PAKISTAN - Second Innings

Aamer Sohail run out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Inzamam-ul-Haq not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Basit Ali c and b Brandes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Javed Miandad run out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Asif Mujtaba not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Extras (b6 w1 nb1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Total (for 3, 23 overs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

To bat: Shoaib Mohammad, Rashid Latif, * Waqar Younis, Mushtaq Ahmed, Tauseef Ahmed, Ata-ur-Rehman.

Fall: 1-47 2-76 3-108.

Bowling (to date): Brandes 12-0-51-1; Rennie 3-0-24-0; Streak 8-1-30-0.

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