Pakistan seal ODI series win over Ireland

Updated: 31 May 2011 09:40 IST

Half-centuries by Younis Khan and Umar Akmal led Pakistan to a five-wicket victory in the second one-day international against Ireland on Monday, sealing the tourists' 2-0 series win.

Belfast:

Half-centuries by Younis Khan and Umar Akmal led Pakistan to a five-wicket victory in the second one-day international against Ireland on Monday, sealing the tourists' 2-0 series win.

Pakistan chased down a target of 239 with eight balls to spare, with late hitting by Younis (64) and Akmal (60 not out) helping the team over the line after a slow start to its reply.

A superb knock of 109 from 107 balls by opener Paul Stirling had given Ireland a decent total to defend, two days after the home side was skittled out for 96 in the first one-dayer between the teams which Pakistan won by seven wickets.

Spinner Saeed Ajmal posted Pakistan's best bowling figures of 4-35 in Stormont.

Topics : Cricket Umar Akmal Younis Khan Ijaz Butt New Zealand Pakistan Ireland
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