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Zimbabwe Wins Toss, Bats In 2nd ODI Against Pakistan

Zimbabwe Wins Toss, Bats In 2nd ODI Against Pakistan

Zimbabwe captain Chamu Chibhabha won the toss and elected to bat in the second oneday international against Pakistan on Sunday.

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Off-spinner Iftikhar Ahmeds maiden five-wicket haul earned Pakistan a convincing six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second one-day international on Sunday.

The 30-year-old Ahmed took 5-40 as Zimbabwe was bowled out for 206 in 45 overs after the visitors won the toss and opted to bat.

Pakistan romped to 208-4 with more than 14 overs to spare and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Captain Babar Azam led the chase with an unbeaten 77 off 74 balls and raised the victory with a straight six off spinner Wesley Madhevere in the 36th over. Imam-ul-Haq missed out on a second successive half century before being dismissed for 49.

Left-arm spinner Tendai Chisoro, who won successful caught behind decisions against Imam through television referral, finished with 2-49.

The last ODI will be played on Tuesday before both teams meet in a three-match Twenty20 series, also at the Pindi Cricket Stadium.

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