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Pakistan win Karachi ODI, sweep series 5-0

April 19, 2008 23:13 IST

Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 150 runs in the fifth and final one-day international to complete a 5-0 series win at National Stadium, Karachi on Saturday.

Opener Salman Butt [Images] smashed 136 to set a national record and fire Pakistan to 329 for nine.

Butt's second hundred in five matches brought his series total to 451, the highest number of runs scored by a Pakistani in a bilateral series.

The previous best of 405 was set by Mohammad Yousuf [Images] against Zimbabwe in 2003.

Butt was dropped on 57 and scored his sixth one-day century from 100 balls.

He and Younis Khan (69) put on a second wicket total of 179 runs from 178 balls after Kamran Akmal (10) fell early to Mashrafe Mortaza [Images].

Bangladesh did well to fight back after breaking the big partnership and captured eight wickets for 122 in the last 15.2 overs. Mortaza took four for 65.

A quickfire sixth wicket stand of 52 from 34 balls between captain, Shoaib Malik [Images] (27) and Misbah-ul-Haq (35) pushed Pakistan to their highest one-day total against the tourists.

Mohammad Asif [Images] took three for 35 and Shahid Afrid three for 40 as Bangladesh crashed to 179 all out with almost 10 overs remaining.




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