Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq fought well as the top order batsmen of Pakistan crumbled again in their 2nd innings against the fiery spell of Zimbabwe bowlers.
Pakistan leads India 2-0 in the ICC Champions Trophy and the Blue Shirts will try to win their 1st match vs. the Green Shirts in their next game at Edgbaston.
Younis Khan dropped AB de Villiers at just one run and the South African skipper responded with a match winning innings in the fifth and final ODI vs. Pakistan.
The debutant quick bowler of South Africa, Kyle Abbott, demolished the weak Pakistani batting while capturing 7 wickets as the hosts anticipated a clean sweep.
Robin Peterson smashed his maiden Test fifty and spared South Africa a debacle against Pakistan which managed hundred plus lead in their 2nd innings.
The master off spinner, Saeed Ajmal, made life difficult for the South African batsmen and ripped off their top order batting after Pakistan scored enough runs.
The most senior batsman of Pakistan, Younis Khan, along with a junior, Asad Shafiq, brought prosperity to Pakistan after an early collapse vs. South Africa.
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.
Pakistan will play three Tests vs. South Africa on their current trip of 2013, and will anticipate winning the series against their hosts to create history.
The Pakistani Selectors have announced a balanced team for the three forthcoming Test series against the hosts South Africa due to commence from February 1st.