After a dominating win and a bad-light loss against Zimbabwe, Pakistan take on the hosts in the decider of the three-match ODI series at Harare Sports Club.
Shoaib Malik, the unbeaten 96-run hero, who led Pakistan to near victory was disappointed with the D/L loss in the second ODI but captain Azhar Ali was happy that they have found another dependable all-rounder Aamir Yamin in their squad who stay put on the crease in times of adversity for his team.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe were more than happy to take the win and went running away from the pitch as soon as the umpires called it a day due to bad playing conditions under a dimming light.
Pakistan will be seeking revenge for their hard-earned comeback which was not rewarded deservingly, while Zimbabwe are not going to give up easily and that too on their home turf. Welcome to the live updates of the third and final ODI.
Pakistan: Azhar Ali*, Aamer Yamin, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Bilal Asif, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan†, Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah
Zimbabwe: E Chigumbura*, BB Chari, CJ Chibhabha, AG Cremer, LM Jongwe, N Madziva, H Masakadza, CT Mutombodzi, R Mutumbami†, T Muzarabani, J Nyumbu, T Panyangara, Sikandar Raza, MN Waller, SC Williams
– Picth report: Dry pitch. Not much moisture in it. Surely batting first is the better option.
– Toss: Pakistan win toss opt to bowl.
Sarfraz Ahmed says head and its heads. Is Azhar not playing? Yes, he is not. Pakistan have opted to bowl first.