Babar, bowlers lead Pakistan to 85-run victory over Sri Lanka

Published: October 13, 2017
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Pakistan's Babar Azam bats during the first one day international (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on October 13, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan's Babar Azam bats during the first one day international (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on October 13, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan's Babar Azam bats during the first one day international (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on October 13, 2017. PHOTO: AFP Lahiru Gamage (4R) of Sri Lanka celebrates after he dismissed Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad during the first one day international (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 13, 2017. PHOTO: AFP PHOTO COURTESY: ICC

Babar Azam was once again back to his best and bowlers produce a spectacular show as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 83 runs in the first ODI in Dubai on Friday to take 1-0 lead in five-match series.

After being asked to bat first, hosts put 292 runs on the board, courtesy Babar’s sixth ODI ton and Shoaib Malik’s brisk 81 off 61 balls.

Revenge the agenda as Pakistan take on Sri Lanka

Babar finished the innings with the top score of 103 off 131 with the help of five fours.

In reply, pacers Rumman Raees and Hasan Ali claimed three wickets each as Sri Lanka only managed to score 209 for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

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Lahiru Thirimanne finished the innings with the top score of 53 off 74 balls.

The second match of the series will be played on Monday in Abu Dhabi.

So that’s it everyone from us here in the first ODI. We will join you again on Monday. Till then, it’s goodbye from Azeem Siddiqui.

SL 209-8 (50 overs)

Just seven runs off the over.

Hasan to bowl final over of the day.

SL 202-8 (49 overs)

Rumman to continue.

SL 200-8 (48 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his new over.

SL 198-7 (47 overs)

Eleven off the over.

Rumman Raees to start his new over.

SL 187-7 (46 overs)

Just five off the over.

Imad to continue.

SL 182-7 (45 overs)

Just two off the over.

Shadab to continue.

SL 180-7 (44 overs)

Just four off the over.

Imad to continue.

SL 176-7 (43 overs)

Just one off the over.

Shadab Khan to start his new over.

SL 175-7 (42 overs)

Just four off the over.

Imad Wasim to continue.

SL 171-7 (41 overs)

Just three off the over.

Junaid Khan to start his new over.

SL 168-7 (40 overs)

Just two off the over.

Imad Wasim to start his first over.

SL 166-7 (39 overs)

Seven off the over.

Junaid Khan to start his first over.

SL 159-7 (38 overs)

Five off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his new over.

SL 154-7 (37 overs)

Seven off the over.

Rumman to continue.

SL 147-7 (36 overs)

Just four off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his new spell.

SL 143-7 (35 overs)

Just two off the over.

Rumman Raees to continue.

SL 141-7 (34 overs)

Seven off the over.

Shadab to continue.

SL 134-7 (33 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Rumman Raees to start his new spell.

SL 132-6 (32 overs)

Just three off the over.

Shadab to start his new over.

SL 129-6 (31 overs)

Five off the over.

Malik to continue.

SL 124-6 (30 overs)

Five off the over.

Shadab to continue.

SL 119-6 (29 overs)

Just five off the over.

Shoaib Malik to start his new over.

SL 114-6 (28 overs)

Six off the over.

Shadab to continue.

SL 108-6 (27 overs)

Maiden from the veteran off-spinner.

Hafeez to continue.

SL 108-6 (26 overs)

Four runs and a wicket off the over.

Shadab Khan to start his first over.

SL 104-5 (25 overs)

Eight off the over.

Hafeez to continue.

SL 96-5 (24 overs)

Just three off the over.

Malik to continue.

SL 93-5 (23 overs)

Four off the over.

Hafeez to continue.

SL 89-5 (22 overs)

Just three off the over.

Malik to start his second over.

SL 86-5 (21 overs)

Just three off the over.

Hafeez to continue.

SL 83-5 (20 overs)

Just four off the over.

Shoaib Malik to start his first over.

SL 79-5 (19 overs)

Just four off the over.

Hafeez to continue

SL 75-5 (18 overs)

Six off the over.

Hasan to start his new over.

SL 69-5 (17 overs)

Just two off the over.

Hafeez to continue.

SL 67-5 (16 overs)

Just two runs and two wickets off the over.

Hasan to start his new over.

SL 65-3 (15 overs)

Seven off the over.

Hafeez to continue.

SL 58-3 (14 overs)

Just three off the over. Good one for the Pakistan.

Hasan Ali to start his new over.

SL 55-3 (13 overs)

Wicket maiden. Brilliant bowling from the veteran off-spinner.

Hafeez to start his new over.

SL 55-2 (12 overs)

Five off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his new over.

SL 50-2 (11 overs)

Just two off the over.

Hafeez to start his second over.

SL 48-2 (10 overs)

Just two off the over. Another good one for Pakistan.

Hasan Ali to start his first over.

SL 46-2 (9 overs)

Just two off the over.

Mohammad Hafeez to start his first over.

SL 44-2 (8 overs)

Nine off the over. Good one for Sri Lanka.

Rumman to start his new over.

SL 35-2 (7 overs)

Just one off the over.

Junaid Khan to start his new over.

SL 34-2 (6 overs)

Wicket maiden. Brilliant bowling from the left-arm pacer.

Rumman to continue.

SL 34-1 (5 overs)

Just three off the over.

Junaid Khan to start his new over

SL 31-1 (4 overs)

Seven runs and a wicket off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Rumman to start his second over.

SL 24-0 (3 overs)

Eleven off the over. Great one for Sri Lanka.

Junaid to start his new over.

SL 13-0 (2 overs)

Eight off the over. Good one Sri Lanka.

Rumman Raees to start his first over.

SL 5-0 (1 over)

Just five off the over.

So it’s Niroshan Dickwella and captain Upul Tharanga to open for Sri Lanka, whereas Junaid Khan to start for Pakistan.

So that’s it everyone. We will join you again for the next session.

PAK 292-6 (50 overs)

Thirteen runs off the final over. Good finish for Pakistan.

Perera to bowl final over of the Pakistan innings.

PAK 279-6 (49 overs)

Twelve runs and a wicket off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Lakmal to start his final over.

PAK 267-5 (48 overs)

Four runs and a wicket off the over. Good one for Sri Lanka.

Perera to continue.

PAK 263-4 (47 overs)

Just five runs and a wicket. Great one for Sri Lanka.

Lakmal to continue.

PAK 258-3 (46 overs)

Sixteen off the over. Another good one for Pakistan.

Perera to start his new over.

PAK 242-3 (45 overs)

Fourteen off the over. Great one for Pakistan.

Gamage to start his new over.

PAK 228-3 (44 overs)

Seven off the over. Another good one for Sri Lanka.

Perera to continue.

PAK 221-3 (43 overs)

Six off the over. Another good one for Sri Lanka.

Suranga Lakmal to start his new over.

PAK 215-3 (42 overs)

Just seven off the over. Good one for Sri Lanka.

Thisara Perera to start his new over.

PAK 208-3 (41 overs)

Just five off the over.

Vandersay to start his new over.

PAK 203-3 (40 overs)

Eight off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Gamage to start his new over.

PAK 195-3 (39 overs)

Seven off the over. Another good one for Pakistan.

Vandersay to start his new over.

PAK 188-3 (38 overs)

Eight off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Gamage to start his new over.

PAK 180-3 (37 overs)

Four off the over.

Lakmal to start his new over.

PAK 176-3 (36 overs)

Eight off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Vandersay to start his new over.

PAK 168-3 (35 overs)

Just three off the over.

Lakmal to start his new innings.

PAK 165-3 (34 overs)

Twelve off the year. Great one for Pakistan.

Dananjaya to start his new over.

PAK 153-3 (33 overs)

Ten off the over.

Siriwardana to start his new over.

PAK 143-3 (32 overs)

Four off the over.

Dananjaya to start his new over.

PAK 139-3 (31 overs)

Siriwardana goes for four.

PAK 135-3 (30 overs)

Vandersay.

PAK 128-3 (29 overs)

Siriwardana goes for four.

PAK 124-3 (28 overs)

Vandersay bowls.

PAK 123-2 (27 overs)

Siriwardana goes for one.

PAK 122-2 (26 overs)

Vandersay again.

PAK 115-2 (25 overs)

 

Siriwardana goes for three.

PAK 106-2 (24 overs)

Six runs off the over.

Vandersay bowls.

PAK 106-2 (23 overs)

Six off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Milinda Siriwardena  to start his first over.

PAK 100-2 (22 overs)

Four off the over. Good one for Sri Lanka.

Vandersay  to start his new over.

PAK 96-2 (21 overs)

Eight off the over.

Dananjaya to start his new over.

PAK 88-2 (20 overs)

Just two off the over.

Vandersay to start his new over.

PAK 86-2 (19 overs)

Nine off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Dananjaya to start his new over.

PAK 77-2 (18 overs)

Just two off the over.

Vandersay to start his first over.

PAK 75-2 (17 overs)

Six runs and a wicket off the over. Good one for Sri Lanka.

Dananjaya to start his new over.

PAK 69-1 (16 overs)

Six off the over.

Perera to start his new over.

PAK 63-1 (15 overs)

Just three off the over.

Dananjaya to start his new over.

PAK 60-1 (14 overs)

Four off the over.

Perera to start his new over.

PAK 56-1 (13 overs)

Six off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Dananjaya to start his new over.

PAK 50-1 (12 overs)

Eleven off the over. Great one for Pakistan.

Thisara Perera to start his new over.

PAK 39-1 (11 overs)

Just three of the over. Brilliant start from the off-spinner

Akila Dananjaya to start his first over.

PAK 36-1 (10 overs)

Nine off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Gamage to start his new over.

PAK 27-1 (9 overs)

Just four off the over.

Lakmal to continue.

PAK 23-1 (8 overs)

Just one off the over. Another good one for Sri Lanka.

Gamage to continue.

PAK 22-1 (7 overs)

Just two off the over.

Lakmal to start his new over.

PAK 20-1 (6 overs)

Just five off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Gamage to start his third over.

PAK 15-1 (5 overs)

Just four off the over.

Lakmal to continue.

PAK 11-1 (4 overs)

Just one run and a wicket. Brilliant start for the Islanders.

Gamage to continue.

PAK 10-0 (3 overs)

Five off the over.

Lakmal to continue.

PAK 5-0 (2 overs)

Just three off the over.

Lahiru Gamage to start his first over.

PAK 2-0 (1 over)

Just two runs off the first over.

So it’s Ahmed Shahzad and Fakhar Zaman to open for Pakistan, whereas Suranga Lakmal will start for Sri Lanka.

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  • Fiz
    Oct 13, 2017 - 8:37PM

    After dismal performance in test matches some salvage of reputation is needed badly.Recommend

  • Fiz
    Oct 13, 2017 - 9:40PM

    Hassan Ali on fire.Recommend

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