Pakistan win toss, elect to bat against Zimbabwe

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Pakistan win toss, elect to bat against Zimbabwe

BULAWAYO: Pakistan will be looking to end their current tour on a winning note when they take on Zimbabwe in the fifth and final one day international (ODI) today.

The Green Shirts have already won the series and currently lead the five-match ODI series 4-0.

Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq's opening partnership of 304 helped Pakistan secure a record-breaking 244 runs victory against Zimbabwe in the fourth ODI on Friday.

Zaman and Haq's opening partnership was the highest in ODI history, beating 286 between Sri Lanka's Jayasuriya and Tharanga against England in Leeds in 2006.

Zaman also became Pakistan’s first double centurion in ODI cricket, surpassing 194 by Saeed Anwar against India, scored 21 years ago.

This win was Pakistan's second-biggest ODI win behind the 255-run win over Ireland in 2015.

Squads

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

 AP