Bulawayo, Nov. 23 (Reuters): Yousuf Youhana’s seventh limited overs century proved the cornerstone of Pakistan’s seven-run win over Zimbabwe in the first one day International on Saturday.
Youhana scored an unbeaten 141 off 147 balls with 13 fours and a six as Pakistan totalled 302 for four on a flat pitch after winning the toss and choosing to bat.
Zimbabwe battled to 295 for nine with Andy Flower topscoring on 77 and Craig Evans hitting 68.
Earlier, Pakistan suffered an early scare when Taufeeq Umer was trapped in front for one with the seventh ball of the match, the first bowled by medium pacer Sean Ervine.
Salim Elahi and Youhana then set the tone for the innings with a fluent stand of 126 runs off 138 balls.