3rd ODI: Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe by 108 runs, win series 2-1
Posted on: 08:42 PM IST Aug 31, 2013
Harare: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq led from the front with a half century and two brilliant run outs as Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 108 runs in the final one-day international to clinch the series 2-1.
Misbah made a resolute 67 off 85 balls which lifted Pakistan to 260 for 6 and then ignited the Zimbabwe collapse by running out Taylor (26) and Sean Williams (2) before Pakistan spinners eventually dismissed the home team for 152 runs in 40 overs. Malcolm Waller fought a lone battle with 48 off 71 balls before he was the last man to be dismissed.
Spinners Saeed Ajmal (2 for 15), Abdul Rehman (2 for 23) and Mohammad Hafeez (2 for 40) all were among wickets.
Zimbabwe shocked Pakistan with a seven-wicket win in the first match before Pakistan leveled the series with a convincing 90-run win.