Well how about that!
Zimbabwe threatened to take the Twenty20s, pulled off a surprise ODI win, went on to dominate proceedings in the first Test before Younus Khan delivered the damning verdict, but the hosts pulled off the mightiest of heists by flooring Pakistan in the final Test.
It was Zimbabwe’s first Test win over a side other than Bangladesh since 2001 and their third against Pakistan. For the tourists, this was their fifth Test defeat since the England whitewash early last year, and it meant that Pakistan are still without a Test-series win since that one (played three, lost two, drawn one).
Coach Dav Whatmore wasn’t worried about his side’s inability to win Tests, but surely, he hadn’t anticipated Pakistan falling to such depths and Zimbabwe utilising conditions and the tourists’ tepidness to such effect.
The series brought to the front plenty of winners for Zimbabwe and plenty of losers for Pakistan. Here, we highlight a few.