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Dec 05, 2011 at 02:04pm IST

Pak aim for series whitewash in 3rd ODI

Chittagong: Having already bagged the one-day international (ODI) series against Bangladesh, Pakistan will be looking to go a step further and register a series whitewash, when the two teams go head to head in the third and final match at Chittagong on Tuesday.

Earlier on Saturday, Umar Gul took four wickets as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 76 runs in the second ODI in Dhaka.

Gul finished with 4 for 36 after Pakistan won the toss and scored 262 for 7 off 50 overs with Umar Akmal contributing a stylish 59 and Shahid Afridi scoring 42.

Pak aim for series whitewash in 3rd ODI

Umar Akmal kneels on the ground to pray after bringing up his half century against Bangladesh in the second ODI in Dhaka. (AP Photo)

Bangladesh struggled from the start and finished on 186 for 7 after falling to 19 for 4 in the 10th over.

Nasir Hossain smashed his maiden ODI century for the hosts and shared a 106-run partnership with Shakib Al Hasan (34). Man-of-the-Match Nasir's 100 came off 134 balls that included 11 boundaries and one six before he was caught by Imran Farhat off Gul with three balls to spare.

None of Bangladesh's top four batsmen could reach double figures. Opener Tamim Iqbal (4) was caught by Younis Khan off Gul, who also claimed No 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (1). Mohammad Hafeez removed opener Imrul Kayes (6), caught by skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. Hafeez, who ended at 2 for 15, also trapped No 3 Shahriar Nafees lbw for 7.

(With inputs from AP)

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