Pakistan eye series-clinching win against Zimbabwe

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BULAWAYO :- Pakistan will look to seal the five-match one day international (ODI) series when they face Zimbabwe in the third ODI today.

Fresh off a nine-wicket win in the second ODI, the green shirts are aware the hosts will be looking for their first win of the series after a string of defeats, first in the tri-series and then back-to-back defeats in the first two ODIs against Pakistan.

Pakistan will be hoping batsman Fakhar Zaman, who has been the main man for the tourists, leads the team to another win.

On Monday, Zaman cracked a career-best 117 as Pakistan dominated with both the bat and ball to win the second ODI. Zaman’s hundred was his second in ODIs after his barnstorming 114 in last year’s Champions Trophy final against India.

Not to be left behind, Pakistan’s seam attack was also instrumental in the win as they bowled the hosts out for 194.

Usman Khan took four wickets and Hasan Ali chipped in with three for 32 to put Pakistan 2-0 up in the five-match ODI series.

The match will begin at 12:15pm Pakistan Standard Time.

Squads

Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza (c), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Ryan Murray, Peter Moor, Tarisai Musakanda, Blessing Muzarabani, Liam Nicholas Roche, Malcolm Waller, Brian Chari, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Donald Tiripano

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail

2018-07-18

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