It was expected that Pakistan would bat for a large proportion of the third day in Harare and steadily build a lead over the home side. However, Brian Vitori took five wickets as they lost their last seven wickets for 48 runs.
Younus Khan edges his Pakistan team-mate Saeed Ajmal out to earn the award. His unbeaten 200 in the first Test against a resilient Zimbabwe finally helped his side take control after an evenly-matched first three days in Harare.
Zimbabwe's capitulation on a last-day pitch against Pakistan's spin pairing of Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman perhaps had a touch of inevitability about it, but they would still have hoped to have made a bit more of a fight of it than they did.
Zimbabwe continue to more than hold their own in the first Test against Pakistan despite their board's serious financial difficulties that have today resulted in the second Test being moved from Bulawayo to Harare on cost grounds.