Pakistan Beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in 1st ODI

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Saturday (August 23, 2014):- Pakistan holds their nerves to chase the target of 276 runs (45-Over) against Sri Lanka in the first ODI played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota on Saturday.

Pakistani batsmen Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam have batted beautifully to chase down a target of 276 and helped Pakistan win first one day international against Sri Lanka.

Chasing 276, Pakistan’s top order got fumbled a bit. Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Matthews struck twice dismissing Mohammad Hafeez (21) and Younis Khan (3).

Umar Akmal(15) and Misbah-ul-Haq(13) went back early. Ahmed Shahzad took 61 balls to score 49 runs but got bowled out off Thisara Parera.

Maqsood scored unbeaten 89 off 73 balls hitting 9 fours. He blunted Lasith Malinga’s yorkers, he had a life off Rangana Herath and capitalised on it with some powerful bottom-handed flicks and whips while Alam made 62 off 61 balls.

Shahid Afridi, who scores 14 runs, played the winning shot that went to the boundary when Pakistan needed 2 runs in two balls.

Earlier, Sri Lanka batting first were 75 for 4 in the 18th over but Angelo Mathews brought up his highest ODI score 89, without quite managing to bring up that elusive century, but he did more than enough for the recovery of his team from a shaky start to post a total of 275 in a match reduced to 45 overs a side.

Mohammad Irfan making come back to international cricket after November 2013 bowled impressive 9-over spell, took 2 wickets and conceded 48 runs. Wahab Riaz dismissed three batsmen giving away 50 runs.

Sri Lanka innings (45 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †Umar Akmal b Wahab Riaz 18 63 23 1 0 78.26
View dismissal TM Dilshan lbw b Mohammad Irfan 6 24 14 1 0 42.85
View dismissal KC Sangakkara† c Ahmed Shehzad b Mohammad Hafeez 25 43 40 4 0 62.50
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene run out (†Umar Akmal) 63 107 66 8 0 95.45
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Irfan 6 19 14 1 0 42.85
View dismissal AD Mathews* b Wahab Riaz 89 113 85 9 2 104.70
View dismissal NLTC Perera b Wahab Riaz 13 20 10 1 1 130.00
SMA Priyanjan not out 39 20 15 8 0 260.00
KMDN Kulasekara not out 3 10 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3, w 10) 13
Total (7 wickets; 45 overs; 213 mins) 275 (6.11 runs per over)

Did not batHMRKB Herath, SL Malinga


Fall of wickets 1-16 (Dilshan, 4.2 ov), 2-55 (Tharanga, 12.3 ov), 3-55 (Sangakkara, 13.2 ov), 4-75 (Chandimal, 17.4 ov), 5-191 (Jayawardene, 37.5 ov), 6-228 (Perera, 41.2 ov), 7-247 (Mathews, 43.1 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ
View wickets Mohammad Irfan 9 0 48 2 5.33 (3w)
Junaid Khan 9 1 75 0 8.33 (5w)
View wickets Wahab Riaz 9 0 50 3 5.55
View wicket Mohammad Hafeez 8 0 32 1 4.00 (1w)
Shahid Afridi 9 0 57 0 6.33
Fawad Alam 1 0 10 0 10.00
Pakistan innings (target: 275 runs from 45 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Ahmed Shehzad b Perera 49 93 61 5 0 80.32
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Mathews 21 37 23 3 0 91.30
View dismissal Younis Khan c Kulasekara b Mathews 3 14 7 0 0 42.85
View dismissal Umar Akmal† c Malinga b Perera 15 23 12 2 0 125.00
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c †Sangakkara b Herath 13 30 22 1 0 59.09
View dismissal Fawad Alam c Priyanjan b Malinga 62 105 61 7 0 101.63
Sohaib Maqsood not out 89 107 73 9 0 121.91
Shahid Afridi not out 14 15 10 2 0 140.00
Extras (b 4, w 7) 11
Total (6 wickets; 44.5 overs; 215 mins) 277 (6.17 runs per over)

Did not batWahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan


Fall of wickets 1-39 (Mohammad Hafeez, 8.2 ov), 2-47 (Younis Khan, 10.6 ov), 3-79 (Umar Akmal, 15.3 ov), 4-94 (Ahmed Shehzad, 19.2 ov), 5-106 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 22.3 ov), 6-253 (Fawad Alam, 41.6 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ
View wicket SL Malinga 9 0 60 1 6.66 (2w)
KMDN Kulasekara 8.5 0 56 0 6.33
View wickets AD Mathews 9 0 48 2 5.33 (1w)
View wickets NLTC Perera 7 0 43 2 6.14
View wicket HMRKB Herath 9 0 49 1 5.44
TM Dilshan 2 0 17 0 8.50

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