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Pakistan 231 and 250

Zimbabwe 243 and 139

Pakistan win by 99 runs

Amir Nazir's first five-wicket return in Tests helped Pakistan to a 2-1 series win with a 99-run victory over Zimbabwe in the third Test in Harare yesterday.

Pakistan's captain, Salim Malik, joins England's W G Grace (1888) and South Africa's Hansie Cronje (1995) as one of only three captains to steer their team to victory in a three-Test series after losing the first match.

Needing 239 runs to win after taking the last four Pakistan wickets within the first five overs of the day, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 139 when Bryan Strang edged a catch to Shakeel Ahmed in the slips off Aqib Javed. Amir ended with figures of 5 for 46 from 19 overs.

Andy Flower provided the only genuine resistance, making an attractive 35, but when he top-edged a hook off Manzoor Elahi to Amir at mid-on, a Pakistan victory - despite some late spirited hitting from Heath Streak, who made 30 not out - became a certainty.

(Fourth day; Pakistan won toss)

PAKISTAN - First Innings 231 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 101; H Streak 4-53).

ZIMBABWE - First Innings 243 (Aqib Javed 4-53).

PAKISTAN - Second Innings

(Overnight 235 for 6)

Saeed Anwar c Carlisle b Streak 26

Shakeel Ahmed c A Flower b B Strang 33

Inzamam-ul-Haq c G Flower b Whittall 83

*Salim Malik c Carlisle b Whittall 5

Ijaz Ahmed c Whittall b Streak 55

Aamir Sohail c G Flower b Whittall 19

Rashid Latif c A Flower b Streak 6

Wasim Akram c Campbell b Brain 4

Manzoor Elahi c A Flower b Streak 0

Aqib Javed c A Flower b Brain 3

Amir Nazir not out 0

Extras (3lb 3w 10nb) 16

Total (95.1 overs) 250

Fall: 1-58 2-72 3-88 4-204 5-230 6-233 7-246 8-247 9-250 10-250.

Bowling: Streak 18-5-52-4; Brain 16.1-2-61-2; Whittall 22-3-66-3; B Strang 26-16-27-1; P Strang 13-3-41-0.

ZIMBABWE - Second Innings

G Flower b Amir Nazir 2

S Carlisle b Amir Nazir 0

A Campbell c Rashid Latif b Amir Nazir 18

*A Flower c Amir Nazir b Manzoor Elahi 35

G Whittall c Shakeel Ahmed b Akram 2

D Houghton c Rashid Latif b Amir Nazir 5

I Butchart c and b Amir Nazir 8

P Strang c Ijaz Ahmed b Aqib Javed 5

H Streak not out 30

D Brain c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Akram 8

B Strang c Shakeel Ahmed b Aqib Javed 0

Extras (b5 lb5 nb16) 26

Total (59.4 overs) 139

Fall: 1-2 2-12 3-37 4-68 5-72 6-85 7-95 8-95 9-122

Bowling: Wasim Akram 20 1-45-2; Amir Nazir 19-3-46-5; Aqib Javed 17.4- 3-26-2; Manzoor Elahi 3-0-12-1.

Pakistan won by 99 runs

Man of the match: Inzamam-ul-Haq

First Test (Harare): Zimbabwe won by an innings and 64 runs

Second Test (Bulawayo): Pakistan won by 8 wkts

Men of the series: Inzamam-ul-Haq, Heath Streak

Pakistan win series 2-1

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