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Mawoyo stars, but Pak stand firm


Pakistan were 116 for one at stumps on the second day of the one-off cricket Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo Friday, trailing the hosts’ first innings by 296 runs.

Mohammad Hafeez was not out on 79 and Azhar Ali had 27.

Earlier, opener Tino Mawoyo was left on 163 not out when Zimbabwe were finally bowled out for 412 by tea.

Mawoyo continued his maiden Test century from 117 at lunch to carry his bat after having batted through the first day at Queens Sports Club.

Mawoyo patiently faced 453 balls in his second Test, and hit 20 boundaries.

Mawoyo hit an unbeaten maiden Test century to guide Zimbabwe to 314-5 at lunch.

Playing in his second Test, Mawoyo resumed from his overnight score of 82 after batting through the first day, nervously reaching his ton on a day in which he played the spinner Saeed Ajmal better and showed good footwork.

He was unbeaten on 117 having faced 362 balls. His fifth-wicket partnership of 94 with Craig Ervine gave Zimbabwe the foundation to put on a competitive first-innings score in good batting conditions.

Ervine was out a single run away from his maiden Test half-century, being caught and bowled by Junaid Khan off a rising delivery.

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