Fakhar Zaman’s career-best helps Pakistan clinch T20I tri-series title

By: Sports Desk |
Published: July 8, 2018 6:02:32 pm

Pakistan beat Australia in the final at the Harare Sports Club, in Harare on Sunday. (Source: AP)

Fakhar Zaman’s career-best 91 spurred Pakistan to victory over Australia in the finals of the T20I tri-series in Harare on Sunday. This is also Pakistan’s first win over Australia in a tournament final after 28 years, with their last win coming way back in 1990. Chasing a stiff target of 184 on a surface which offered true-bounce, Pakistan got off to a horrible start losing two wickets in the first over. However, Zaman along with skipper Sarfraz Ahmen led the recovery and later forged a century-stand with Shoaib Malik to put Pakistan in cruise control. Malik remained unbeaten on 43 as Pakistan cantered home with four balls to spare. More to follow…

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