Zimbabwe Under-19 v Pakistan Under-19, 4th ODI, Harare October 7, 2009

Ghumman leads from the front

Cricinfo staff

Pakistan Under-19s 268 (Ghumman 61, Bhatti 42, Chimhamhiwa 4-86) beat Zimbabwe Under-19s 114 (Qadir 3-36) by 154 runs

The fourth ODI turned out to be another complete mismatch as Zimbabwe Under-19 were overpowered by 154 runs at the Harare Sports Club. Pakistan Under-19 captain Azeem Ghumman top scored with 61 to push his team to a strong 268 but Zimbabwe's reply lasted only 31 overs, during which they managed only 114.

Pakistan made a flying start after they chose to bat, reaching 23 by the third over. However, it was Ghumman and Hammad Azam's 60-run second-wicket stand that set the tone for Pakistan. Ghumman hit five fours during his 92-ball stay and then passed the baton to Sarmad Bhatti, who scored a near-run-ball 42, including four boundaries and a six. Stev Chimhamhiwa was expensive, but ended as Zimbabwe's most successful bowler with 4 for 86.

It was a familiar top-order collapse for Zimbabwe during the reply, as left-arm fast bowler Abdul Ameer struck twice. There was to be no fight from the rest of the Zimbabwean batsmen as Usman Qadir continued his brilliance from the third match with the ball. Along with Bhatti and Raza Hasan, who picked up two wickets each, Qadir finished off the visitors with 3 for 36.