Sikandar Raza's Ton Gives Zimbabwe Confidence to Avoid Whitewash vs Pakistan

Updated: 30 May 2015 18:04 IST

Pakistan have already pocketed the series having won the previous two encounters of their first home series since 2009 and will look to seal the deal by clinching the last game. But with Sikandar having scored a century on Friday, Zimbabwe may have a bit more confidence as they look to clinch a competitive victory over a Test playing nation.

Sikandar Raza
Sikandar Raza celebrates after scoring his 2nd ODI ton. © AFP

Lahore:

Taking heart from Sikandar Raza's century in the previous game, Zimbabwe will aim to avoid a whitewash as they meet Pakistan in their third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Sunday.(Azhar Scripts Pakistan Series Win)

Pakistan have already pocketed the series having won the previous two encounters of their first home series since 2009 and will look to seal the deal by clinching the last game.(Will Zimbabwe Play 3rd ODI?)

But with Sikandar having scored a century on Friday, Zimbabwe may have a bit more confidence as they look to clinch a competitive victory over a Test playing nation.

"I was questioning myself, and if I'm not up to the task, I'd better give my jersey to someone else, to another youngster who can take my position and do the job," Raza was quoted as saying by sportal.co.nz on Saturday.

"It's a very special hundred and it couldn't have come at a sweeter time, only because I was questioning a lot of things in my head and I wanted to prove, not to anyone but to myself, that a lot of people had put their faith (in me) and I deserved that."

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