Vol. 5 Num 571 Tue. January 03, 2006  

Pak veterans clinch series

Pakistan captain Rashid Latif's scintillating unbeaten 124 and fast bowler Waqar Younis' four-wicket haul helped Pakistan thrash India by 121 runs in their fourth one-dayer of the veterans' cricket series for NTPC trophy and clinch the series 3-1 here on Monday.

Electing to bat, Pakistan scored 289 for 7 wickets in their allotted 40 overs.

India, chasing a victory target of 290 runs, were all out for 168 in 29 overs.

Waqar scalped four for 26 off 6 overs while Mansoor Elahi gave him ample support capturing three wickets for 7 runs in 2 overs.

Latif, who began cautiously, later went after the Indian bowlers to score his 124, which included 10 boundaries and five sixes, off just 87 balls. He was declared the man-of-the-match. Latif, along with Shujad Ali (20), added 140 runs for the seventh wicket off 97 balls.

Pakistan opening batsman Naveed Anjum scored a breezy 48 off 40 balls which included 8 boundaries and a six.