Pakistan Academy 482 for 7 dec and 103 for 2 dec beat Zimbabwe Board XI 189 and 194 (Kamungozi 37, Shah 5-72) by 202 runs
Zimbabwe Board XI delayed the inevitable for a while before the Pakistan Academy sealed a 202-run win with 30 minutes to go before tea on the final day.
Resuming on 34 for 2 in their second innings with a deficit of 362 runs, none of the Zimbabwe batsmen were able to mount meaningful resistance to a potent Pakistan spin attack. Tafadzwa Kamungozi stood his ground with a defiant 37 at No.9 before he was bowled by the left-arm spinner, Ahmed Shehzad.
The chief destroyer was the Yasir Shah, the legspinner, who varied his flight to the discomfort of the Zimbabwean batsmen. He claimed the wickets of Bonaparte Mujuru (14), Erick Chauluka (22), Timycen Maruma (18), Sam Mwakayeni (18), and Regis Chakabva (19).
Junaid Khan picked up two of the eight wickets, drawing a reflex catch from wicketkeeper Naeem Anjum to remove Patient Charumbira for 22, and bowling last man Prosper Tsvanhu for one. Trevor Garwe, the No.10, was left stranded on 28.
Pakistan dominated this match in all departments, and it is now expected that the Zimbabwe selectors will infuse the team with some national first-teamers for the second four-day match which begins on Friday.