Pakistan 305 for 7 (Babar 115, Fakhar 54, Hasaranga 2-63) beat Sri Lanka 238 (Jayasuriya 96, Shanaka 68, Shinwari 5-51) by 67 runs
Babar Azam struck an imperious first century on house soil to steer Pakistan to an imposing complete, earlier than Usman Shinwari and firm had Sri Lanka 5 down inside 11 overs, to basically seal a cushty victory. Sri Lanka fought in patches, most notably by the record sixth-wicket stand price 177 between Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka. However they misplaced an excessive amount of floor in the remainder of the match for even that partnership to imply something. Chasing 306, they had been all out for 238 within the 47th over.
Shinwari completed with figures of 5 for 51, with Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz delivering low-cost overs whereas taking a wicket apiece themselves. It was Babar’s 115 off 105 balls, although, that had set the sport up for Pakistan – his 111-run partnership with Haris Sohail forming the centrepiece of their innings.
It was the 11th century of Babar’s ODI profession, his third in opposition to Sri Lanka, and third of his final 11 innings, with 4 half-centuries and two scores of over 40 having been hit by that interval as properly. That he is a blinding limited-overs expertise has been recognized for some years now, however in the previous few months, Babar has urged he’s coming into a brand new, more-consistent interval in his profession. Through the course of this innings, he crossed 1000 runs for this calendar 12 months, through which he averages 62.41 after 19 innings.
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