Zimbabwe and Pakistan will meet in the series decider after winning a match each. The third and last ODI will be played at Harare Sports Club, Harare on Saturday.
The match will kick off at 01.o0 PM IST (Thursday) and it will be telecast live on Ten Cricket channel.
Clouds of doubt hovers over the third and last ODI with Zimbabwean players cancelled Friday's morning practice session over unpaid salaries and threatened to cancel the final ODI if Zimbabwe Cricket doesn't clear their dues.
Thwe ODI series is tied with Zimbabwe and Pakistan winning a match each. Hosts defeated the visitors by seven wickets in the first encounter before the latter bounced back and win the second match by 90 runs. It will be interesting to see if Zimbabwe will create history by beating Pakistan on Saturday.
Pakistan have 40-4 win-loss and a tie record against Zimbabwe out of 45 matches played. Pakistan win their last meeting by 90 runs.
Zimbabwe: At the back of scoring 43, Brendan Taylor scored 79 in the previous match, while Malcolm Waller scored 40 and Sean Williams 37 to help the team put up 209 on the board. The opening pair of Hamilton Masakadza and Vusi Sibanda failed to ghive a good start and the middle order didn't give much resistence which cost them the game. They will need their top batsmen to blast on Saturday and put up a big score on the board.
On the bowling front, Brian Vitori's performance will be crutial as he is the real threat to Pakistani batsmen. He has taken four wickets this series.
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez's 136 helped the team put up 299 on the board in the second ODI. Umar Amin (59), Shahid Afridi (39) and Nasir Jamshed (32) also contributed to the total. They will be expected to perform again in the deciding match on Saturday.
On the bowling front, Junaid Khan ripped through the batting line-up of Zimbabwe in the previous match by taking four wickets for 15 runs. Abdur Rehman and Saeed Ajmal also took two wickets apiece.
Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor (captain), Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Timycen Maruma, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chatara, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Tinashe Panyangara
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Amin, Shahid Afridi, Abdur Rehman, Sarfraz Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan