Pakistan chase 279-run target to sweep Zimbabwe ODI series

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RAWALPINDI (City News) – Zimbabwe have on Tuesday set a target of 279 runs against Pakistan after winning the toss and deciding to bat first at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in the third and final one-day international (ODI) of the series.

The visitors made 278 runs for the loss of six wickets.

Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams scored an unbeaten century (118 off 135) while Brendan Taylor registered 56 off 68. Pakistan’s Mohammad Hasnain picked up five wickets.

Pakistan won the first two matches by 26 runs and 6 wickets and are looking to clean sweep the series. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, want to find form and end the ODIs on a winning note.

Pakistan made four changes in their playing XI by bringing in opener Fakhar Zaman, batsman Khushdil Shah, and pacemen Mohammad Hasnain and Wahab Riaz. They replaced Abid Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim and Haris Rauf.

Faheem Ashraf suffered from food poisoning and is resting at hotel. The 25-year-old Khushdil is making his ODI debut. Zimbabwe picked fast bowler Donald Tiripano in place of Carl Mumba to strengthen their pace attack

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Haider Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Wahab Riaz, Musa Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi

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