Pakistan complete Zimbabwe clean-sweep

Published: Monday, September 19, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
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Pakistan complete Zimbabwe clean-sweep

Harare, Sep 19: Pakistan completed a clean sweep of Zimbabwe by winning the second and final Twenty20 international by five runs at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday.

Pakistan made 141 from their 20 overs with man of the match Mohammed Hafeez top-scoring with 51 before Zimbabwe were held to 136 for seven as the tourists gave coach Waqar Younis a winning send-off.

"We really thank Waqar. The way he worked with everybody. He did a wonderful job, the way he came in at a difficult time. He had good inputs. A lot of youngsters came in. I'm going to miss him," said skipper Misbah Ul Haq.

"I'm really satisfied with the way the team played. All the players got a fair chance and everybody performed."

"It's been a good tour for us. The Sri Lanka series (in the UAE in October) means a lot for us, we're going to prepare well and play well against them."

Hafeez added: "It was a great tour for me. Thanks to the team, they supported me, our coach Waqar Younis. I'll miss him."

The home side went down fighting, with Tatenda Taibu at the centre of the action in a dramatic last-over finish.

With 20 runs required off the final six balls, Taibu smacked the first for a six over long-on and took a couple off each of the next four deliveries to leave six required off the last ball.


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