Third One-Day International

Pakistan v Zimbabwe 1998-99

At Rawalpindi, November 24. Pakistan won by 111 runs. Toss: Zimbabwe.

Pakistan secured the series 2-1 with an emphatic win. Saeed Anwar kicked off with a fluent 73 in 63 balls, then Ijaz Ahmed led the way with a hammer-and-tongs century. He thrashed nine fours and four sixes before perishing off the last ball of the innings, for 132 from 103 balls, having guided Pakistan past 300. Zimbabwe were also unlucky to encounter a charged-up Waqar Younis, back in the side for the first time since April. He and Wasim Akram sent the openers packing, while Saqlain Mushtaq seized three wickets in 21 balls. Only Andy Flower reached 30.

Man of the Match: Ijaz Ahmed.

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