Debutant Jamshed leads Pak run-riot

Published: Monday, January 21, 2008, 16:12 [IST]
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Karachi: Pakistan's batsmen plundered minnows Zimbabwe on Monday, piling on 347-5 in the first day-night limited overs international at here on Monday.

Opener Nasir Jamshed smashed a 48-ball 61 on his debut after Zimbabwe put the home team in to bat, before Younis Khan (79), Mohammad Yousuf (72) Shoaib Malik (63) and Misbah-ul Haq (55 not out) joined the party.

Jamshed, who earned a place in the team after his robust 182 against the tourists in a four-day match last week, hit six boundaries and three towering sixes at the National Stadium.

The 18-year-old made his more experienced partner Salman Butt (four) a mere spectator in a brisk 45-run stand for the first wicket before holing out off medium pacer Chamu Chibhabha.

Younis and Yousuf then put on 113 for the third wicket to further punish the hapless tourists' attack.

Younis hit seven boundaries and a six off 68 balls, while Yousuf's 74-ball knock included five boundaries and a six.

Left-arm spinner Ray Price, who finished with 2-61, dismissed both Younis and Yousuf before Malik and Misbah took the baton.

Malik, who completed 4,000 one-day runs when on 16, gave the innings the final touch during a fiery fifth wicket stand of 99 with Misbah. Malik hit two sixes and a four in his 56-ball knock.

Misbah hit four boundaries and a six in his 38-ball knock as Pakistan totted up 52 in the last five overs.

Brief Scores:

Pakistan 347 for 5 in 50 overs (Younis 79, Mohd Yousuf 72, Malik 63, Jamshed 61, Misbah 55 n o; Ray Price 2 for 61, Chibhabha 2 for 78) Vs Zimbabwe.


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