Fakhar and Imam setting new records in Zimbabwe as openers


BULAWAYO: Pakistan after winning the toss elected to bat first in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe. Pakistan is looking at its fourth straight ODI win as they go up against drained Zimbabwe after the subsequent lead of 3-0 in the series.

The visitors outplayed Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the third one-day ODI on Wednesday, as seamer Faheem Ashraf, bowled his career-best five wickets for only 22 to limit the hosts to only 67 runs.

Opener Fakhar Zaman then proceeded with his great run of from steering Pakistan home in the tenth over with an unbeaten 43.

Captain Sarfraz Ahmed, hailing his team’s performance, hinted at giving more chances to the youngsters in the remaining two games. The fifth and last match of the series will be played on Sunday at the same venue.

The Teams

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

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


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