Zimbabwe stun Pakistan to level ODI series at 1-1

Shoaib Malik was stranded on 96 not out having hauled Pakistan from 76 for six to 256 for eight chasing 277 for victory when the umpires decided that the light was too poor to continue and took the players off the field with two overs remaining.

Chamunorwa Chibhabha's 90 helped Zimbabwe level the series.   -  AP

Zimbabwe celebrate the wicket of Wahab Riaz.   -  AP

Shoaib Malik's brilliant fightback was foiled by bad light as Zimbabwe beat Pakistan by five runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in a dramatic second one-day international at Harare Sports Club on Saturday.

Malik was stranded on 96 not out having hauled Pakistan from 76 for six to 256 for eight chasing 277 for victory when the umpires decided that the light was too poor to continue and took the players off the field with two overs remaining.

The game had earlier been delayed by a brief rain shower, but the decision left the 33-year-old batsman furious as he was denied the opportunity to carry his team home.

The result left the three-match series level ahead of the tour finale on Monday.

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