Shoaib Malik feels Pakistan's batsmen should had played more responsibly © Getty Images
Shoaib Malik feels Pakistan’s batsmen should had played more responsibly © Getty Images

Karachi: Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik has said that his side would have won their second one-day-international (ODI) against Zimbabwe if they were allowed to play full overs. Earlier, Zimbabwe levelled the series 1-1 as they secured a five-run Duckworth-Lewis win over the visitors in their second ODI at Harare Sports club on Saturday. Malik said the game was entirely in their favour as they were batting really well, adding that it was really disappointing to end the game in that way. The 33-year-old, however, admitted that his side have to follow certain rules and regulations laid down by ICC , the Express tribune reported. Shoaib Malik: Some Pakistan players did not want me to succeed as captain

Meanwhile, reacting on Pakistan’s decision to attack Zimbabwe that in return resulted in losing early wickets, Malik said that it is vital to play aggressive cricket at this point of time, adding that it is quite common in game. Malik failed to score century as he remained unbeaten on 96 with the help of eight fours and a six during the match. Pakistan will now play the ODI series decider on October 5. Pakistan had earlier won the T20I series against Zimbabwe convincingly. Zimbabwe’s batting which has been their worry for a long time now, stood up in the second ODI. They made a competitive 276 batting first. Opener Chidabha made a good 90 run knock and was supported by a quickfire 67 by Chigumbura. In reply Pakistan could make only 256 falling 20 runs short. Shoaib Malik: Barbados Tridents will give their best in CPL 2014 final against Guyana Amazon Warriors