Harare, 23 May 2023.
Zimbabwe Select took an unassailable lead in the six-match one-day series against Pakistan Shaheen on Tuesday as centuries from Craig Erwin and Joylord Gamby helped them to a seven-wicket victory in the fourth match at the Harare Sports Club.
Zimbabwe Select chased down the 296-run target with ease thanks to a mammoth second-wicket stand of 277 runs between Erwin and Gambi.
Ervine top-scored 161 off 144 (19 fours and three sixes), eclipsing Omair Bin Yousuf’s 153, while his partner Gambi, who opened the innings with Tadiwanashe Marumani (four off two), made 111 off 124 ( 10 times). ).
The pair rallied after Pakistan’s Shaheen dismissed Marumani in the second over, but the tourists could not make further inroads as Ervine and Gamby stood firm. The other two wickets came in the 45th and 46th overs.
That Pakistan’s Shaheen posted a target of 296 was due to Omair’s 153 to 126. The right-handed batsman hit 14 fours and four sixes and provided stability in the middle order after his side lost three wickets for 55. The 24-year-old player. A 139-run partnership was forged with Karachi-born Kamran Ghulam, who made 55 off 79 for the fourth wicket.
When the partnership was broken in the 39th over, fast bowler Brad Evans made the most of the opening and registered a five-wicket haul of five for 62 in 10 overs.
The two teams meet at the same venue on Thursday with a 3-1 tie on the fifth day.
Points in brief.
Pakistan Shaheens 295-9, 50 overs (Omair Bin Yousuf 153, Kamran Ghulam 55, Hasebullah 22, Brad Evans 5-62, Wellington Masakadza 2-45)
Zimbabwe Select 299-3, 47.3 overs (Craig Irvine 161, Joylord Gamby 111; Shahnawaz Dahani 2-60)
Man of the match – Craig Erwin (Zimbabwe)