LAHORE: Pakistan won the three match one day series against Zimbabwe 2-0 as the third and final one day was abandoned due to rain, ARYSports.tv reports.
Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first in the final ODI of the three match series.
Pakistan scored 296/9 runs in their 50 overs thanks to half centuries by Mohammad Hafeez and Babar Azam.
Babar Azam became the first Pakistani cricketer to score a 50 on ODI debut.
Mohammad Hafeez scored 80 runs from 80 balls which included eight boundaries and one six while Babar Azam scored 54 runs from 60 balls with the help of 60 balls.
Captain Azhar Ali fell four runs short of his half century as he was run out after scoring 46 runs.
Sikandar Raza took three wickets for Zimbabwe while Chris Mpofu took two wickets. Graeme Cremer took one wicket as well.
At first, a floodlight failure and a dust storm had also delayed the match. The total was revised to 281 whereas the match was reduced to 46 overs per side.
Zimbabwe team, chasing the total of 297 runs, scored 68/0 in nine overs when rain interrupted play. The downpour got heavier and the match was called off.
Openers Chamu Chibhabha and Vusi Sibanda remained unbeaten at 39 and 28 runs respectively.
The hosts had already won the ODI series 2-0 against Zimbabwe and were playing for a whitewash.
Pakistan has to defeat Sri Lanka 3-2 in their upcoming ODI series to keep their hops of qualifying for the Champions Trophy 2017 alive.
Captain Azhar Ali was named the Player of the Series.
The match has ended as No Result and Pakistan wins the series 2-0.
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) May 31, 2015
It has been reported on Cricinfo that the rain has gotten heavier in Lahore. Pakistan has to clean-sweep Zimbabwe in the ODI series if they are to keep their hopes alive for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
— Ammara Hikmat (@AmmaraHikmat) May 31, 2015
It’s raining here in Lahore and the players are off the field again.
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) May 31, 2015
End of over 9: Zimbabwe 68/0 (require 213 from 37 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez gives away six runs in the over.
The match has been reduced to 46 overs and the target has been revised to 281
The game has been stopped due to a floodlight failure and a dust storm.
End of over 8: Zimbabwe 62/0 (require 235 runs from 42 overs)
Chamu Chibhabha scores two consecutive boundaries of Wahab Riaz’s bowling.
End of over 7: Zimbabwe 53/0 (require 244 runs from 43 overs)
The professor gives four runs in the first over. The visitors have decided to play it cautiously.
Vusi Sibanda and Chamu Chibhabha have scored a 50 run partnership.
Spinner Hafeez has been called to bowl
End of over 6: Zimbabwe 49/0 (require 248 runs from 44 overs)
Five runs from Wahab Riaz‘s first over.
Wahab Riaz into the attack
End of over 5: Zimbabwe 44/0 (require 253 runs from 45 overs)
The visitors scoring runs in the early overs.Junaid Khan gives 13 runs in the over.
End of over 4: Zimbabwe 31/0 (require 266 runs from 46 overs)
Anwar Ali gives away 12 runs in the fourth over.
End of over 3: Zimbabwe 19/0 (require 278 runs from 47 overs)
Zimbabwe playing steady in the run-chase
End of over 2: Zimbabwe 15/0 (require 282 runs from 48 overs)
Ball-by-ball: 0-0-0-2-4-3 Seven runs came from Anwar Ali‘s first over.
End of over 1: Zimbabwe 6/0 (require 291 runs from 49 overs)
Junaid Khan concedes six runs in the first over. A mis-field by the Pakistan team results in five runs for the visitors.
Zimbabwe batsmen Vusi Sibanda and Chamu Chibhabha have come out on the field for the run chase.
End of over 50: Pakistan 296/9
Ball-by-ball: 4-1W-0-1-2-4 Twelve runs came in the last over for Pakistan. The visitors require 297 runs to win in their allotted 50 overs.
WICKET: Yasir Shah is dismissed run out after scoring one run. Pakistan 289/9 in 49.2 overs.
End of over 49: Pakistan 284/8 Ball-by-ball: 3-0-0-6-4-W
WICKET: Wahab Riaz departs after scoring 13 runs from nine balls which included a six and a four. Pakistan 284/8 in 49.0 overs.
End of over 48: Pakistan 271/7
Anwar Ali hits his second six in the match as ten runs came from Panyangara‘s over.
End of over 47: Pakistan 261/7
Chris Mpofu manages to take a wicket and concedes nine runs in the process.
WICKET: Babar Azam is bowled by Mpofu after making 54 runs from 60 balls. Pakistan 256/7 in 46.4 overs.
Chris Mpofu is brought back into the attack.
End of over 46: Pakistan 252/6
Anwar Ali took Pakistan to 250 with a big six towards the on-side region.
Tinashe Panyangara is back into the attack.
End of over 45: Pakistan 242/6
A half century by Babar Azam takes Pakistan to 242/6.
Babar Azam becomes the first Pakistani cricketer to score a half century on one day debut.
End of over 44: Pakistan 237/6
Sikandar Raza concedes 10 runs in the over.
End of over 43: Pakistan 227/6
End of over 43: Pakistan 227/6
Eight runs came in the over for Pakistan as Babar Azam is heading towards his fifty on his debut.
End of over 42: Pakistan 219/6
Sikandar Raza gives away six runs in the 42nd over.
End of over 41: Pakistan 213/6
Graeme Cremer takes his first wicket of the match by dismissing Hammad Azam.
WICKET: Hammad Azam is clean bowled by Graeme Cremer as he tried to hit a six. He scored four runs for his team. Pakistan 211/6 in 40.4 overs.
End of over 40: Pakistan 210/5
Babar Azam scored the boundary in the over bowled by Sikandar Raza.
End of over 39: Pakistan 204/5
A boundary in the over for Pakistan.
Pakistan scores 200 in 38.3 overs.
End of over 38: Pakistan 197/5
Sikandar Raza takes his third wicket in the match as he dismisses Sarfraz Ahmed. He also conceded six runs in the over.
WICKET: Sarfraz Ahmed walks back to the pavilion after contributing 25 runs from 23 balls as he was caught by Sean Williams from the bowling of Sikandar Raza. Pakistan 196/5 in 37.3 overs.
End of over 37: Pakistan 191/4
Five runs came for Pakistan from Sean Williams’ over.
End of over 36: Pakistan 185/4
Sarfraz Ahmed scores the boundary in the first over of the batting power-play as nine runs came for the hosts in the 36th over.
Pakistan have taken the power-play.
End of over 35: Pakistan 176/4
Seven runs came in Sean Williams‘ over for Pakistan.
End of over 34: Pakistan 169/4
Pakistan scores four runs from Sikandar Raza‘s over.
End of over 33: Pakistan 165/4
Sean Williams gives away six runs in the over.
End of over 32: Pakistan 159/4
Another run out for Pakistan in the 32nd over while Sikandar Raza gives away five runs.
WICKET: In-form batsman Shoaib Malik is dismissed run out after scoring just two runs. The throw was from Chris Mpofu. Pakistan batting 158/4 in 31.5 overs.
End of over 31: Pakistan 154/3
Three runs given by Sean Williams in the 31st over.
End of over 30: Pakistan 151/3
Another successful over by Sikandar Raza as he dismissed Asad Shafiq and gave just a single.
WICKET: Asad Shafiq departs after scoring 16 runs from 25 balls as he was caught by Sean Williams from the bowling of Sikandar Raza. Pakistan 151/3 in 29.3 overs.
End of over 29: Pakistan 150/2
Sean Williams is bowling tight overs for the visitors.
End of over 28: Pakistan 148/2
Sikandar Raza concedes eight runs in his second over.
End of over 27: Pakistan 140/2
Sean Williams bowling tight overs as he concedes two runs in his fourth over.
End of over 26: Pakistan 138/2
Sikandar Raza dismisses Hafeez from the first ball of his first over over while he concedes four runs in the over.
WICKET: Mohammad Hafeez departs after being trapped leg before from the bowling of Sikandar Raza. He scored 80 runs from 79 balls with the help of eight boundaries and a six.
End of over 25: Pakistan 134/1
That’s the half-way mark and Pakistan looking to save its wickets and score runs on loose deliveries. They are scoring with a run rate of 5.36 per over.
End of over 24: Pakistan 130/1
Mohammad Hafeez is cruising his way to another century as he scored two boundaries off Graeme Cremer‘s over.
End of over 23: Pakistan 122/1
Another economical over by Sean Williams as he concedes two runs in his second over.
End of over 22: Pakistan 120/1
Cremer gives away two runs in the over.
End of over 21: Pakistan 118/1
Sean Williams gives away three runs in his first over.
End of over 20: Pakistan 115/1
Azhar Ali departs on 46 as he was run out by a direct hit from Sikandar Raza. Asad Shafiq has walked out to the field.
WICKET: Captain falls four runs short from his 50 as he was run out with a direct hit from Sikandar Raza. He scored 46 runs from 59 balls with four boundaries and a six.
End of over 19: Pakistan 105/0
Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez scored an 100 run partnership while Masakadza concedes nine runs in the over.
End of over 18: Pakistan 96/0
Pakistan are scoring with an average of 5.33 runs per over. Cremer gives away seven runs in the over.
End of over 17: Pakistan 89/0
Captain Maskadza brings himself to the attack and concedes six runs
End of over 16: Pakistan 83/0
Cremer gives two runs in the over. The hosts have seemed to slow down the scoring rate.
End of over 15: Pakistan 81/0
Pakistan scores six runs from the 15th over.
End of over 14: Pakistan 75/0
Cremer concedes three runs in the over.
End of over 13: Pakistan 72/0
Chibhabha concedes 10 runs in the thirteenth over.
End of over 12: Pakistan 62/0
Graeme Cremer is introduced to the attack and gives away eight runs.
End of over 11: Pakistan 54/0
Pakistan scores two runs from Chibhabha‘s over. They are batting with a run rate of 4.90 per over.
End of over 10: Pakistan 52/0
Captain Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez scored a 50 run opening stand for the green shirts as Panyangara gives three runs in the tenth over.
End of over 9: Pakistan 49/0
Masakadza brings in Chibhabha to the attack who concedes five runs in his first over.
End of over 8: Pakistan 44/0
Pakistan scores three runs from Panyangara‘s over
End of over 7: Pakistan 41/0
Captain Azhar Ali struck the first six of the Pakistani innings as Mpofu concedes 11 runs in his fourth over.
End of over 6: Pakistan 30/0
Another economical over by Panyangara. Just two runs from it.
End of over 5: Pakistan 28/0
Mpofu delivers an expensive one as he concedes eight runs in the fifth over.
End of over 4: Pakistan 20/0
Panyangara bowls a tight one as he gives away only a single in his second over.
End of over 3: Pakistan 19/0
Chris Mpofu concedes four runs in the over.
End of over 2: Pakistan 15/0
Tanashe Panyangara bowled the second over and started of with a no-ball while Hafeez scored a boundary off the free hit.
End of over 1: Pakistan 9/0
Azhar Ali scores the first boundary of the innings from Chris Mpofu‘s over.