Younis, Shafiq half-centuries help Pakistan reach 270

Younis Khan hit six boundaries and a six in his innings of 81 off 99 balls Getty Images

Harare: Sep 14, 2011

Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq hit half-centuries as Pakistan reached 270-5 in the third and final one-day international against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.

The pair unsettled the Zimbabwean bowlers, who gave them too much width in a 97-run stand for the third wicket.

Younis faced 90 balls for his 81, smashing six boundaries and a six before hitting straight back to bowler Kyle Jarvis, who took a low catch in the 41st over.

Shafiq stroked three fours and a six from 72 balls to reach 51 before he was stumped by wicketkeeper Tatenda Taibu off Ray Price s flighted delivery.

Elton Chigumbura bowled with consistent line and length to claim 2-36, removing opener Imran Farhat (37) and Shoaib Malik (14).

Zimbabwe s opening bowlers Brian Vitori and Jarvis struggled for rhythm in their opening spell but recovered in the batting powerplay to help stem Pakistan s run flow. (AFP)

Brief Scores: Pakistan 270 for 5 in 50 overs (Younis Khan 81, Asad Shafiq 51, Imran Farhat 37; Elton Chigumbura 2 for 36) vs Zimbabwe.


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