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Iftikhar Ahmed picks up 5 wickets against Zimbabwe

Pakistan romped to 208 for four with more than 14 overs to spare and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series
Iftikhar Ahmed and Babar Azam

Agencies   |   Rawalpindi   |   Published 02.11.20, 01:51 AM

Off-spinner Iftikhar Ahmed’s maiden five-wicket haul earned Pakistan a convincing six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second ODI on Sunday.

The 30-year-old spinner Ahmed took 5/40 as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 206 in 45 overs after the visitors opted to bat.

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Pakistan romped to 208 for four 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.

Dar record

Aleem Dar on Sunday broke the record for most ODIs as an on-field umpire when he stood for his 210th match. The 52-year-old surpassed South African Rudi Koertzen’s record of officiating in most ODIs. Dar also holds the record of umpiring in most Test matches.



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