A match winning hundred from Azhar Ali, well supported by his skipper, Misbah-ul-haq and Sarfraz Ahmed won the third Test for Pakistan against Sri Lanka.
The young left arm bowler of Zimbabwe, Brian Vitori, ripped through the perishable batting line up of Pakistan as Zimbabwe took a reasonable 1st innings lead.
A couple of fifties from the top order batsmen of Pakistan led by Younis Khan brought stability to their batting while chasing a sufficient score of Zimbabwe.
Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor shared a solid partnership of 110 runs but the Pakistani bowlers brought their team back in the game at stumps on day one.
A brave batting by Kamran Akmal assisted by two match winning partnerships with Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz led the Pakistani team to a victory vs. Ireland.
Pakistan faced a humiliating defeat in the first Test vs. South Africa but got back to rythm after beating Emerging Cape Cobras in the tour match at Cape Town.
The hard work of the bowlers from both sides kept aside a result in the second Test aided by a wicket full of runs and by continuous rain interruptions.
England coach Andy Flower is pleased with England’s comeback against Pakistan.
Ravi Bopara warned team mates not to be over confident for the rest of ODI series.
Here is a review of how Pakistan has managed a turnaround from the shambles of spot-fixing in England in 2010.