Pakistan flays Zimbabwe

Bulawayo Nov. 24. Pakistan had Zimbabwe on the mat in the second one-day international with the host tottering at 140 for six in 33 overs in reply to its mammoth score of 344 for five on a Sunday outing at the Queens Sports Club before rain prevented further play.

Pakistan was declared the winner according to the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Veteran speedster Wasim Akram was in devastating mood with a burst of four wickets for 22 runs in seven overs. Captain Waqar Younis and Shahid Afridi took a wicket each.

Earlier, Saleem Elahi, whose form has been rapidly improving since his stuttering start to the tour, made a thumping 107 in 111 balls. His partner Taufeeq Umar, who is not quite so comfortable with one-day cricket as he is with Tests, played second fiddle with 76 in 113 balls and they put on 159 for the first wicket.

Pakistan went through a relatively subdued middle period with the arrival of left-arm spinner Grant Flower, but once Yousuf Youhana came to the crease it was fireworks all the way to lunch.