Jamshed Stars Again As Pakistan Dominate In Hyderabad

Zimbabwe 238-8 (Masakadza 87, Taibu 81, S Tanvir 4-34) v
Pakistan 239-5 (N Jamshed 74) after 46.2 overs in Hyderabad

Pakistan won by five wickets and lead the series 2-0

Nasir Jamshed struck a second consecutive blistering half-century as Pakistan cruised to a five-wicket win in the second one-day international against Zimbabwe in Hyderabad.

Man of the match Sohail Tanvir took four for 34 as Zimbabwe were restricted to 238 for eight, despite Hamilton Masakadza (87) and Tatenda Taibu (81) scoring half-centuries.

Brendon Taylor (26), and Gary Brent (13 not out) were the only other batsmen to pass single figures as Pakistan bowled intelligently.

Ifitkhar Anjum took two wickets, while there was one each for Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi.

Jamshed, who smashed 61 from 48 balls in the first match, passed fifty in 43 balls as Pakistan raced towards their victory target.

He was eventually run out by Ray Price having hit 74 from 64 balls with 14 fours. Younus Khan (35) was also run out shortly after but Pakistan remained well on top, despite then losing captain Malik, stumped by Taibu off of Price for four.

Zimbabwe also grabbed the wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq (20) but Mohammad Yousuf (38 not out from 63 balls) and Shahid Afridi (43 not out from 27) guided and smashed their side home with 22 balls to spare.

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