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Rain ruins third ODI, Pakistan win series 2-0

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 6:09 PM

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP):

The third and final one-day international (ODI) between Pakistan and Zimbabwe ended in no result due to rain yesterday as the home team clinched the series 2-0.

Zimbabwe's target was revised to 281 in 46 overs on the Duckworth-Lewis method after a dust storm and power failure stopped play for 52 minutes.

But heavy rain arrived after only one over when play resumed, and it didn't subside before umpires called off the match with Zimbabwe cruising at 68-0 in nine overs.

Chamu Chibhabha, who replaced suspended regular captain Elton Chigumbura for the last two matches and missed his maiden ODI century by one run in the second match, was unbeaten on 39 off 27 balls, while Vusi Sibanda was not out on 28.

Earlier, after Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat, opener Hafeez made a run-a-ball 80, and 20-year-old newcomer Babar Azam scored 54 in his first ODI, before Anwar Ali smashed 38 off 23 balls in Pakistan's total of 296-9 to give Pakistan hopes of a 3-0 sweep.

Zimbabwe, who became the first Test nation to tour Pakistan in six years due to security concerns, remained winless on their 13-day tour.

Zimbabwe lost the Twenty20 series 2-0, before Pakistan knocked them off by 41 runs and six wickets in the two ODIs.