Pakistan scored 268 runs for 8 wickets in the 50 overs set by Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azmar’s fifties at the start of the third and final one-day match of the three-match series. As a result, Afghans need to score 269 runs to avoid a whitewash.
Pakistani captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat at the start of the match in Colombo. Batting did not start well. Fakhar Zaman scored 27 runs and Imam ul Haque scored 13 runs to lead the way to Sajghar.
However, team leader Babar Azam and wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan continued to bat in the third wicket pair. At this time, the two made a big partnership of 110 runs. Both completed personal half-centuries. Babar scored 60 off 86 balls and Rizwan scored 67 off 79 balls. Besides, Shakeel got out for 9 runs and Shadab got out for 3 runs.
In the end, Agha Salman and Mohammad Nawaz added some runs to the team score. The duo put on a 61-run stand for the seventh wicket. Newaz scored 30 runs off 25 balls. And Salman remained unbeaten on 38 runs off 31 balls.