Left-arm spinner Nauman Ali took five wickets as Pakistan closed in on victory by an innings having reduced host Zimbabwe to 220 for nine at stumps on the third day of the second and final Test match at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday.
Zimbabwe, which still trails by 158 runs, lost 15 wickets on the day having been dismissed earlier for 132 in its first innings, but held out in the fading light to force the game into a fourth day. The home side is replying to Pakistan’s massive score of 510 for eight declared.
Regis Chakabva struck an impressive 80 in Zimbabwe’s second innings that included 13 fours and two sixes, before one slog too many off Nauman (5-86) meant he edged to Babar Azam at slip.
Stand-in captain Brendan Taylor smashed 49 from 31 balls as he tried to put the pressure back on the touring team,…