Haseebullah, Imran, Omair half: centuries keep Shaheens alive.

LAHORE -- Half: centuries by Haseebullah, Imran Butt and Omair Bin Yousuf and three: fers from Qasim Akram and Shahnawaz Dahani helped Pakistan Shaheens thrash Zimbabwe Select by 177 runs in the fifth one: day of the sixth: match series at the Harare Sports Club in Harare.

According to information made available here, this was Shaheens' second win in the one: day series as the hosts lead the series 3: 2. The final match of the series will be played at the same venue on Saturday, 27 May. Chasing 315 to win, the hosts were never in a position to win the game as they continued to lose wickets at regular intervals and were dismissed for 137 in 31.4 overs.

Only wicketkeeper: batter Clive Madande top: scored for his side, scoring an unbeaten 41 off 46, hitting five fours. For Shaheens, right: arm fast bowler Dahani and right: arm off: spinner Qasim bagged three wickets each. Left: arm spinner Mehran Mumtaz took two wickets for 36 from seven overs.

Earlier, after being put into bat, Shaheens scored 314 for six in their allotted 50 overs. Making three changes to their side in the must: win game, Shaheens got off to a great start as opening batters Imran Butt hammered 64 off 65 balls that included seven fours and one six while Haseebullah also batted strongly and contributed with 77: ball 62 with the help of nine boundaries. Both the batters had a 139: run stand between them.

After the departure of Haseebullah...

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