Cricket: Zimbabwe lose control

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ZIMBABWE'S hopes of winning the second Test against Pakistan were undermined by some poor catching on the fourth day in Rawalpindi yesterday, but they are still only 212 runs behind with one day to play.

Pakistan, 1-0 up in the three- match series, were 221 for 8 at the close after recovering from a poor first hour in which they lost five wickets for 58 runs. But three dropped catches and some determined batting by Asif Mujtaba (51) and Rashid Latif (61) strengthened the home side's position.

'We did not field as well as we had done earlier,' Andy Flower, the Zimbabwe captain, said. 'Hopefully we will get the last two out early and go all out to reach the target.'

(Fourth day; Zimbabwe won toss)

PAKISTAN - First Innings 245 (Asif Mujtaba 54no; D Brain 4-41).

ZIMBABWE - First Innings 254 (M Dekker 68, A Campbell 63, Waqar Younis 5-88).

PAKISTAN - Second Innings

(Saturday: 40 for 3)

Aamir Sohail lbw b Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Shoaib Mohammad c A Flower b Streak . . . . . . . . .13 Inzaman-ul-Haq b Brandes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ata-ur-Rehman lbw b Brain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Javed Miandad b Streak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Basit Ali lbw b Brandes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Asif Mujtaba c A Flower b Brain . . . . . . . . . . .51 ] Rashid Latif c Houghton b Streak . . . . . . . . . 61 * Wasim Akram not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Waqar Younis not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Extras (b1 lb11 nb2 w3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Total (for 8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221

Fall (cont): 4-54 5-58 6-132 7-209 8-219.

Bowling: Brandes 29-9-59-2; Brain 32-6-62- 2; Streak 20-3-52-4; Peall 8-4-13-0; Whittal 4-1-10-0; G Flower 4-0-13-0.

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