Sports News, Cricket News : Pakistan won the 1st ODI match of the One Day International Series against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka on Saturday, E Pakistan News Reported.
Sri Lanka gives the target of 256 runs in 50 overs. Pakistani openers were looking good but they lose their wickets at that stage it seems to be pressure will lay down Pakistan but Muhammad Hafeez played very well and hit the 10th Century score of his career which set the strong baseline for Pakistani Cricket team to chase the score. After losing Muhammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik played very well and chase the target in 46th over.
Malik and Rizwan then took over. Malik scored his 32nd ODI fifty and ensured he stays till the very end. Rizwan was not only stylish in his fielding but he also contributed with some useful runs and him along with Malik took Pakistan home. Sri Lankan bowlers were average today and no one really stood out. In the end, Pakistan have taken a 1-0 lead in this five match ODI series.
A comfortable win here for Pakistan. They have won with six wickets in hand and also round about four overs to spare. Chasing the target, the openers gave them a decent start. However both departed after making some twenty odd runs. Hafeez, who did the trick with the ball wasn’t quite finished. He was involved in two 50-run partnerships with Azam and Malik that put Pakistan completely in control. He also went onto score his 10th ODI hundred.