Aizaz Cheema reviews Pakistan Shaheens performance in Zimbabwe.

LAHORE -- Pakistan Shaheens will depart from Zimbabwe today , Sunday after featuring in a series of two four-dayers and six 50-over matches from 3 to 27 May 2023.

The series was played in three cities of Zimbabwe - Kwekwe, Mutare and Harare, with four-dayers hosted in Kwekwe and Mutare, while the six 50-over matches were staged at the Harare Sports Club, said the information made available here by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

In the first four-day match played at the Kwekwe Sports Club in Kwekwe, Shaheens defeated Zimbabwe A by eight wickets. The highlight of the match was centuries by Omair Bin Yousuf and Mohammad Huraira and 11 wickets from left-arm spinner Mehran Mumtaz.

In the second four-day match played at the Mutare Sports Club in Mutare, wicketkeeper-batter Haseebullah's second first-class century and seven wickets from Mohammad Ali helped Shaheens to an impressive innings and 41-run win over the hosts.

At the end of two four-dayers, Shaheens' 24-year-old Omair led the batting charts with 348 runs from three innings, which included his highest first-class score of 250 not out in the first four-dayer. Huraira - who has featured in 24 first-class matches - finished second on the batting charts with 242 runs from two innings at an average of 121.

In the bowling charts, 20-year-old Mehran bagged 15 wickets from two matches, which included two five-fers in an innings. He was equally supported by right-arm fast Mohammad Ali, who remained second on the bowling list with 11 wickets from two matches.

Shaheens then took on Zimbabwe Select for six one-day matches. The Zimbabwe Select line-up consisted of the first-choice players representing the national side, as they viewed the limited-overs series as a chance to prepare themselves for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023, set to take place in Zimbabwe from 18 June to 9 July.

While Zimbabwe Select won the hard-fought six one-day match series 4-2, several Shaheens' batters and bowlers stood out with strong performances in the series. Omair, who was the top run-getter in the red-ball series, stood second on the batting charts in the white-ball series with 275 runs from four matches, which included 153 in the fourth one-day - his maiden List A century.

Mubasir Khan, the 21-year-old right-handed batter finished with 238 runs from five outings in the series, which included a valiant 115 that went in vain during a steep 386-run chase in...

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