LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board says the third and final one-day international against Zimbabwe will go ahead on Sunday (today) at the Gaddafi Stadium despite security concerns after an explosion up close to the stadium on Friday night during the second ODI.

Thousands of policemen had been deployed outside the stadium and spectators had to endure several checkpoints while waiting in long queues hours before the start of the day/night matches at 4:00 p.m. local time (1100 GMT).

Zimbabwe is the first test-playing nation to tour Pakistan in six years since gunmen attacked on Sri Lanka team bus also in Lahore in 2009.