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Yousuf, Malik power Pakistan to 322/5

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
 
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Bangalore: Mohd Yousuf crafted a fine 108* and Malik made a strokeful 85 as Pakistan posted a mammoth 322/5 in the first of the five-match ODI series against Bangla at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday.

Yousuf and Malik revived Pak innings with a run-a-ball 145-run stand for the fourth wicket after Bangla opening attack Reza and Mortaza struck in regular intervals to leave hosts reeling on 70/3.

Yousuf's 103-ball knock was inclusive of 11 hits to fence while Malik belted 7 boundaries.

Misbah (38 off 27 balls) and Afridi ( 27 off 11, 2X4s&2X6s) played a little cameo innings in the final overs to take Pak past 300 runs.

Bangla new-ball bowlers Mortaza and Reza bowled exceptionally well on a unforgiving lahore strip to return with 2/52 and 2/41 respectively.

Brief Scores:

Pakistan 322/5 (Salman Butt 33, Mohd Yousuf 108*, Shoaib Malik 85*, Misbah-ul-Haq 38, Shahid Afridi 27*; Mashrafe Mortaza 2 for 52, Farhad Reza 2 for 41) Vs Bangladesh

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