Pakistani Azhar ton seals first series win in two years

Pakistani Azhar ton seals first series win in two years

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Pakistani Azhar ton seals first series win in two years Azhar Ali began his captaincy career with three straight defeats to Bangladesh  but it could not be out down to his batting. Now needing a win in each of the ODIs against Zimbabwe to maintain their ICC ranking Azhar followed up a 79 in the first ODI with his second ODI hundred  both as captain  to seal only their third successful chase of 250 or more in the last four years.From more visit Home page. More beautiful wallpaper See It  This was Pakistanfirst series win in two years.A target of 269 on such a flat pitch with an innocuous attack might look an underwhelming one but Sikandar Raza with his unbeaten 100 and Chamu Chibhabha with 99 would have thought they had got Zimbabwe into competitive territory given Pakistan chasing record.akistan’s chase began on an undesirable note: Mohammad Hafeez had injured himself in the field  thus breaking the opening partnership that added 170 in the first ODI.a shot that consumed him with the score 46 in the ninth over.A key moment came in the 23rd over when Chibhabha dropped him at short cover.  By then the two had added 86 for the third wicket  and Pakistan now needed just 116 off 18.2 overs. the equation had come down to 60 required off 59. As he struck at a run a ball Vusi Sibanda got stuck, scoring only 13 off 47 in an 83 run opening stand. Damningly for the Pakistan quicks it took a spinner to break the stand.The umpire would be involved in another dubious call in the 35th over.With Richmond Mutumbani scoring a Sibanda-esque 7 off 26, Zimbabwe were in real danger of being kept to a tame total. Except that Raza found good touch against the team from the country of his birth. He made room peppered the cover boundary time and again including scooping a near-yorker over short third man for four. Despite Raza hundred off 84 balls  Zimbabwe enjoyed little support from the other end   took only 112 off the last 15 overs. It proved to be too little in the end.Pakistani Azhar ton seals first series win in two yearsPakistani Azhar ton seals first series win in two yearsPakistani Azhar ton seals first series win in two years

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