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Debut ton by Imam ul Haq leads Pakistan to a series win against Sri Lanka

Firdos Malik Oct 19, 2017
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A splendid hundred on make a big appearance by youthful Imam-ul-Haq guided Pakistan to win the third One-day International and furthermore the arrangement here at the Sheik Zayad Stadium on Wednesday.

Pursuing 209, Pakistan effectively finished their third successive triumph with 45 balls remaining.

Imam made correct 100 off 125 balls with five fours and two sixes to wind up noticeably the second Pakistani and the thirteenth general to score a hundred on ODI make a big appearance.

The primary Pakistani to accomplish such accomplishment was Saleem Elahi who made 102 not out, additionally against Sri Lanka at Gujranwala in 1995.

Imam was engaged with three progressive great associations – 78 with Fakhar Zaman (29) for the primary wicket, 66 with Babar Azam (30) for the second and 65 with Mohammad Hafeez (34 not out) for the third wicket.

Prior, vigorous seamer Hasan Ali turned into the snappiest bowler to achieve 50 one-day universal wickets for Pakistan as Sri Lanka were rejected for 208.  Energetic seamer Hasan Ali became the quickest player to reach 50 one-day international wickets for Pakistan as Sri Lanka were dismissed for 208 in the third ODI at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old took a vocation best 5-34 and was capably helped by leg-spinner Shadab Khan (2-37) as Sri Lanka, who won the hurl and batted, lost their last nine wickets for just 106 runs.

Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga (61) and Niroshan Dickwella (18) put on 59 for the primary wicket, however from 102-1 in the 26th over their innings was crashed by Pakistan’s bowlers.

Shadab, man-of-the-coordinate for his 52 not out and 3-47 in the second amusement on Monday, had Dinesh Chandimal (19) leg-earlier and Tharanga got in the profound.

Tharanga, who hit a splendid 112 not out in the past match, hit five limits amid his 80-ball thump.