Zimbabwe batsman Sean Williams slogs powerfully against Pakistan during their 2nd ODI at Rawalpindi Stadium on Sunday. RAWALPINDI: Off-spinner Iftikhar Ahmed claimed five wickets while skipper Babar Azam played an undefeated scintillating knock of 77 as Pakistan defeated visiting Zimbabwe by six wickets in the second one-day international of their three-match series at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. With the victory, Pakistan, who won the first ODI at the same venue by 26 runs, clinched the series. Both the teams will play their third and final ODI on Tuesday (tomorrow). Chasing a modest target of 207, Pakistan raced home for the loss of four wickets. Zimbabwe needed early wickets, but a solid opening stand of 68 between Imam-ul-Haq (49) and Abid Ali (22) ensured Pakistan were set up nicely. Left-arm spinner Tendai Chisoro (2-49) removed both the openers while Sean Williams dismissed debutant Haider Ali (29) but Babar and Iftikhar (16 not out) completed the victory during their unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 46 runs. Babar hit seven boundaries in his 16th ODI half-century, bringing up the victory with his second six. Earlier, Iftikhar took a maiden five-wicket haul as Pakistan skittled Zimbabwe for 206. The 30-year-old finished with 5-40 as Zimbabwe — who won the toss and opted to bat — lost their way from a well-set 3-120 after the halfway mark and were bowled out in 45.1 overs. Left-hander Sean Williams, who top-scored with a 70-ball 75 and Brendan Taylor (36) were repairing the innings from 59-3 during a fourth-wicket stand of 61 before Iftikhar struck. Iftikhar, who had only one wicket from his previous five ODIs, had Taylor caught off a miscued sweep at the boundary to start the slide, which saw tourists lose their last seven wickets for 86 runs. Taylor, who made a fighting 112 in Zimbabwe’s 26-run defeat in the first match on Friday, hit two sixes and three boundaries in his 45-ball knock. Iftikhar then removed Wesley Madhevere (10), Sikandar Raza (two) and Tendai Chisoro (seven) to leave Zimbabwe struggling at 150-7. Williams, who completed his 32nd 50 off 47 balls, holed out to Iftikhar at long-off, to end his lone fight. He smashed 10 boundaries and a six. It was a rare off day for Shaheen Shah Afridi, who did not return with a wicket. Even though he was economical, and gave away only 36 runs in 10 overs, he couldn’t continue his wicket-taking spree of first match, where he bagged a fifer. The three-match series is part of the One-Day Super League, the first qualifying round for the 2023 World Cup. Pakistan handed ODI debuts to batsman Haider Ali and paceman Musa Khan in two changes from the first game while Zimbabwe kept an unchanged eleven.