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Babar Ton Helps Pakistan to Comfortable Win over Sri Lanka

Dubai: Babar Azam scored a formidable hundred whereas Shoaib Malik smashed a quickfire half century to assist Pakistan thump Sri Lanka by 83 runs within the first one-day worldwide in Dubai on Friday.

Azam compiled a well-made 103 from 131 deliveries, whereas Malik’s 81 got here off solely 61 balls in Pakistan’s complete of 292-6, earlier than pacemen Hasan Ali (Three-36) and Rumman Raees (Three-49) restricted Sri Lanka to 209-Eight from their 50 overs.

Babar Ton Helps Pakistan to Comfortable Win over Sri Lanka

The victory was a superb response by Pakistan after shedding the previous two-match Take a look at sequence 2-Zero, of their first ODI since profitable the Champions Trophy in England 4 months in the past.

Lahiru Thirimanne was the one Sri Lankan top-order batsman who performed with any authority for his 53 as Pakistan took common wickets to take a 1-Zero lead within the five-match sequence.

Akila Dananjaya (50 not out) and Jeffrey Vandersay (25) delayed the consequence as they took Sri Lanka from 132-7 to 200-Eight throughout their 68-run eighth-wicket stand nevertheless it was too little, too late.

Left-armer Raees broke a fast 30-run opening partnership as he eliminated Niroshan Dickwella (19) and Dinesh Chandimal in successive overs, whereas Mohammad Hafeez dismissed captain Upul Tharanga for 18.

Medium pacer Ali had two wickets off two balls as he dislodged Kusal Mendis and Milinda Siriwardana to go away Sri Lanka struggling at 67-5.

Raees returned for his second spell to entice Thirimanne leg earlier than to finish Sri Lanka’s hopes of a profitable chase.

Thirimanne hit three boundaries in his 74-ball keep.

Pakistan, despatched into bat, owed their complete to Azam and Malik, who added 139 for the fourth wicket.

Malik holed out within the 47th over after smashing 5 fours and two sixes.

Azam’s hundred got here off 128 balls within the subsequent over with a single, however three runs later he miscued a drive off paceman Suranga Lakmal, who completed with 2-47 from his ten overs.

Azam, who hit solely 5 boundaries, had managed a poor 38 runs within the previous 2-Zero Take a look at-series defeat however batted with guts to show his credentials as a limited-overs batsman.

Pakistan plundered 89 within the final ten overs.

The nominal hosts received off to a poor begin when opener Ahmed Shehzad fell for a 12-ball duck, caught off Lahiru Gamage within the fourth over of the innings.

Fakhar Zaman and Azam took the overall to 75 earlier than Akila Dananjaya bowled the opener with a googly.

The left-handed Zaman performed properly throughout his 45-ball 42 although, hitting 4 fours and a six.

The remaining matches might be performed in Abu Dhabi (October 16 and 18) and Sharjah (October 20 and 23).

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