Pakistan 69 for 1 (Fakhar 43*, Muzarabani 1-43) beat Zimbabwe 67 all out (Chibhabha 16, Faheem 5-22, Junaid Khan 2-7) by 9 wickets
A hapless Zimbabwe facet bumped into red-hot Pakistan in the third ODI in Bulawayo, turning in a efficiency that made the primary two video games seem like heroic over-achievement.
Batting first after profitable the toss, Pakistan successfully killed off the competition in the primary hour, Zimbabwe slumping to 43 for 7 inside 15 overs. Slight resistance by Wellington Masakadza on the finish took them previous 64 – the bottom complete for which Pakistan has ever bowled out a world facet – however solely simply.
As Faheem Ashraf’s yorker cannoned into Richard Ngarava’s off stump to provide the allrounder his first five-wicket haul, Zimbabwe had been bowled out for 67, which Pakistan chased in slightly below 10 overs to wrap up their second consecutive nine-wicket win and a collection win besides.
With Mohammad Amir rested, Usman Khan was the de facto chief of the assault, and he started proceedings by eradicating Prince Masvaure off simply his second supply. This started the merry-go-round between the Zimbabwean pavilion and the crease.
Junaid Khan, who regarded sharp regardless of not having performed at this stage for practically a 12 months, despatched skipper Hamilton Masakadza and Tarisai Musakanda on their approach. He managed to get good bounce from the floor, significantly for Musakanda’s wicket, lulling him right into a hook because the ball rose on him far too sharply to regulate.
The center overs – if that is what overs Eight-14 could possibly be referred to as right here – belonged to Faheem. Bowling with nice tempo and accuracy, he blew away the hosts’ center order; what started as an unsteady begin was an embarrassing disaster. He was correct together with his yorker, harmful together with his bounce and canny together with his line and size.
It was a lot an excessive amount of for this dispirited Zimbabwean facet, however Blessing Muzarabani conjured him one final act of resistance, eradicating Imam-ul-Haq off the primary ball of the innings. That was all Zimbabwe needed to rejoice although. Fakhar Zaman smashed 43 off 24 balls as Pakistan hurtled in direction of the goal in record time; by no means earlier than have Pakistan chased down a goal with over 40 overs to spare.
When he smashed the 59th ball of the innings via midwicket for 4, the goal had been achieved and the sport was over, half an hour earlier than the scheduled lunch break.