Ervine, Gumbie centuries hand Pakistan Shaheens seven-wicket defeat.

LAHORE -- Zimbabwe Select got an unassailable lead in the six-match one-day series against Pakistan Shaheens on Tuesday as centuries from Craig Ervine and Joylord Gumbie helped them to a seven-wicket win in the fourth match at the Harare Sports Club.

According to the information made available here by the Pakistan Cricket Board, Zimbabwe Select chased down the 296-run target with ease thanks to a mammoth second-wicket stand of 277 runs between Ervine and Gumbie.

Ervine top-scored in the match with 161 off 144 (19 fours and three sixes), overshadowing Omair Bin Yousuf's 153, and his partner Gumbie, who opened the innings with Tadiwanashe Marumani (four off two), made 111 off 124 (10 fours).

The pair had come together after Pakistan Shaheens dismissed Marumani in the second over, but the tourists failed to make any further inroads as Ervine and Gumbie put up a solid stand. The other two wickets came in the 45th and 46th overs.

That Pakistan Shaheens posted a target of 296 was because of Omair's 153 off 126. The right-handed batter struck 14 fours and four sixes and provided stability in the middle...

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