Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 244-run in 4th ODI

Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 244-run in 4th ODI

Bulawayo (Agencies): Pakistan won the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe by 244 runs after a thoroughly dominating performance in Bulawayo.

The hosts were wrapped up on 155 runs in 42.4 overs in the chase of 400 runs.

This is Pakistan's second biggest win in ODIs, behind the 255-run win over Ireland in 2015.

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first. Pakistan hold an unassailable 3-0 lead after winning the first three ODIs of the five-match series.

Legspinner Shadab Khan took four wickets, while Faheem Ashraf and Usman Khan Shinwari took two wickets each, Shoaib Malik and fast bowler Junaid Khan bagged one wicket respectively.

Zaman smashed 24 boundaries and five sixes in a blistering inning and went on to become the sixth international batsman to score a double hundred in the 50-overs format.

“Well done Fakhar Zaman, the first Pakistani cricketer scoring double century in ODI. Thank you for bringing an honour for Pakistan,” ISPR DG Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet.



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

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