Zimbabwe whitewashed

HARARE: Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 28 runs in Harare to take the ODI series 3-0 despite an improved performance from the hosts Half-centuries from Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq led Pakistan to a total of 270 for five in their third one-day international against Zimbabwe in Harare.The tourists already hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series and Zimbabwe face a testing chase to stave off a whitewash. Mohammad Hafeez and Imran Farhat, who together chased down a target of 226 to secure a 10-wicket win in Sunday’s second ODI, again got their side off to a strong start today.They put on 45 inside seven overs before Hafeez fell for 23, made from 21 balls, when his pull off Brian Vitori picked out Malcolm Waller on the boundary. Farhat and Shafiq were becalmed, leading the former to essay a rash uppish cover drive at Elton Chigumbura which was smartly caught by Chamu Chibhabha. – Nation