Earlier, the acting captain of Pakistan, wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed invited the host to bat first after wining the toss in the third and final match between the two sides.
Not so early, but the move to put Zimbabwe into bat first was proved right when Asif was brought into bowl. Hi unpredictable deliveries had totally devastated the backbone of the Zimbabwean batting line and limit their innings to just 161 runs, which are not so challenging on this track.
Only three batsmen from Zimbabwe could manage to cross the double figure and R Mutumbami remained top scorer with 67 followed by 48 of his opening partner CJ Chibhabha.
Bilal Asif finished with his first five wickets-haul in his second ODI.
Now, Pakistan needs 162 to win the match and the series against Zimbabwe.
So far, openers from the visitors have been playing positive cricket as Bilal Asif is out there with 22 supported by Ahmed Shehzad who is on 5. Pakistan requires 133 more runs to win with 10 wickets in hand and 42 overs are remaining in the innings.