Captain Sarfraz Ahmed hailed “a great team effort” as Pakistan completed a series whitewash over Zimbabwe with a 131-run win in the fifth and final match on Sunday. On another record setting day in Bulawayo for the visitors, Fakhar Zaman became the fastest player in history to reach 1,000 career runs in one-day international cricket as Pakistan amassed 364 for 4. “It was a great team effort to win 5-0 against Zimbabwe,” said Ahmed. “Everyone wanted to bat…but at the same time it’s really good to see young players performing like this, like Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq have been doing, which is good for the team.” Ahmed looked ahead to the six-team Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in September. “We learned lots of things here, and hopefully we’ll take that to the Asia Cup,” he said. “We definitely need some rest now, so we’ll go home for a bit before returning to training to prepare for the Asia Cup.” Zaman and opening partner ul-Haq were in the runs once again, the pair adding their fourth century stand of the series. They had reached 168 in the 25th over when Zaman was caught behind for 85. While he missed… Read full this story
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