Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI 2015 Article

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Read the articles of Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI 2015 - Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan 3-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at Lahore in 31st May 2015.

Rain-stopped the play after Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam half-centuries in the third ODI at Lahore.

This match reported by Espncricinfo staff ( Third Party Reference from Espncricinfo)

Pakistan take the series 2-0. This also means that ninth-ranked Pakistan will stay on 87 points, one behind Bangladesh. The race for Champions Trophy is still on.

First a floodlight failure, then dust storm followed by rain. What an anti-climatic end to what has been a landmark series! And Umar says that the Zimbabwe players will go straight to the airport from the Gaddafi.

Pakistan rose above adversity to host their first home series in six years amid tremendous odds and beefed-up security. Their adoring fans were treated to some run-feasts befitting the occasion, Azhar Ali led front the front with his brisk batting, Shoaib Malik rediscovered his mojo, a few other old boys hit back, new stars emerged and many right from Azhar to Babar Azam got to play their first, first game at home.

The visitors did fight tooth and nail though the scoreline may suggest otherwise. It has been a great pleasure bringing you this historic series. The jazba  was back, Lahore up and buzzing.

Pakistan scored 296-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Mohammad Hafeez struck a run-a-ball 80 including 8-fours and a six, debutant Babar Azam who scored 54 off 60-balls on his debut ODI match included four boundaries, Azhar Ali scored 46, Anwar Ali 38 not out and Sarfraz Ahmed 25.

Zimbabwe best bowler by Sikandar Raza picked up 3-wickets for 59-runs from 9 overs, Chris Mpofu took 2-wickets and one for Graeme Cremer.

Zimbabwe scored 68 in 9 overs with top scorer by Chamu Chibhabha scored 39 not out off 27-balls including four boundaries and Azhar Ali scored unbeaten 28 off 27-balls included 3-fours.