HARARE: Opener Abid Ali credited his teammate Nauman Ali for giving him confidence whereas he was looking for his maiden Check double-century.
Whereas sharing ideas on his maiden Check 200, Abid stated his plan was to remain longer and Nauman helped him to get there by holding issues tight on the different finish.
“My plan was to play until the tip and rating as many runs as I might. My partnership with Azhar Bhai labored rather well for me and I continued from there to attain my first 200,” he stated.
“Ultimately, Nauman Bhai got here in and gave immense confidence to me. He instructed me to play confidently and get to the 200-run mark. He additionally performed rather well and I’m dissatisfied that he didn’t get to his first century,” he added.
However, Abid eyes early wrap up of Zimbabwean batting line as they already misplaced their 4 batters at day’s finish. “Our bowlers picked up early wickets to place them underneath stress. Tomorrow, we are going to include a plan to get them out as quickly as attainable,” he concluded.
It should be famous right here that Pakistan declared their first inning at 510-8 in opposition to Zimbabwe within the second Check. Zimbabwe completed Day 2 at 52-4. Keep in mind, Pakistan are 1-0 up within the collection.