HARARE: Zimbabwe will resume their second innings at 13 for loss of one wicket on the 5th day and last day of the first cricket test against Pakistan here on Saturday.
Yesterday, Younus brought up his 200 with a six during an unbeaten 88-run partnership for the final wicket with Rahat Ali, who struck a swashbuckling 35 from 40 deliveries.
He spent just over 10 hours at the crease, swinging the balance of the test and effectively ending any hopes that Zimbambwe would chase an attainable target on the final day.
Instead, the home side face a battle for survival on a deteriorating pitch.
Pakistan, who resumed on 168 for four, lost the wicket of Asad Shafiq (15) in the first over.
However, Younus and Adnan Akmal saw off some lively bowling to add 118 runs for the sixth wicket which ended with a farcical runout when Adnan had reached 64.
Three wickets to off-spinner Propser Utseya reduced Pakistan to 331 for nine, raising the prospect of an exciting run chase for Zimbabwe, before Younus and Rahat Ali put the test effectively beyond the home team’s reach.