Pakistan beat Zimbabwe in final ODI to clinch series 2-1

HARARE: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe in the third and final ODI by seven wickets chasing 162 runs to bag the series 2-1 here on Monday.


Sent in to bat first, Zimbabwe were all out for 161 runs even after Chamu Chibhabha (48) and Richmond Mutumbami (67) gave them a solid opening stand of 89 runs.

Only one more player was able to score in double figures, Luke Jongwe, who went unbeaten for 16 runs.

For Pakistan, off-spinner Bilal Asif bagged five wickets while left-arm spinner Imad Wasim sent three batsmen packing.

Pakistan chased the meagre total comfortably for the loss of three wickets in 34 overs. Bilal Asif and Asad Shafiq top-scored for Pakistan with 38 runs.

Meanwhile, Shoaib Malik also made an important 34-run contribution and stayed unbeaten at the end of the match.

Tinashe Panyangara, Sean Williams and John Nyumbu bagged one wicket apiece for Zimbabwe.