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14th September 2013: Minnows Zimbabwe Stun Pakistan in Harare

Cricketnext Staff |September 14, 2018, 12:56 PM IST
14th September 2013: Minnows Zimbabwe Stun Pakistan in Harare

Minnows Zimbabwe got the nod to play Test cricket against way back in 1992, but since then they haven't been able to establish themselves as a team who can compete with the best in the world.

However, on this day five years ago, Zimbabwe scripted history by winning their first match against Asian heavyweights Pakistan at home (they had beaten Pakistan in Pakistan in 1998 in Peshawar).

Brendan Taylor's troops edged Pakistan by 24 runs, which took them to their first win over a Test playing nation — other than Bangladesh — since 2001. This was only their 11th overall win in the longest format of the game after being given Test status by the ICC.

Batting first, the hosts were restricted to a modest 294, courtesy of Junaid Khan's four-wicket haul. Things could have been worse if not for half-centuries from Hamilton Masakadza and Taylor.

However, Zimbabwe did even better with the ball as they dismissed Pakistan for a paltry 230, taking a 64-run first innings lead. Brian Vitori starred for the hosts with a stunning five-wicket haul, while Tinashe Panyangara scalped three.

Pakistan were set a target of 264 runs to win the Test after the hosts all-out for 199 runs in the second innings. Tino Mayowo fought a lone battle against the visitors and slammed a majestic half-century.

Pakistan were in firm control of the match as the total wasn't much. But a maiden five-wicket haul from Tendai Chatara ensured that the visitors were bundled out for just 239 runs in their second innings.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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