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Pakistan Smash Sri Lanka in First ODI By 83 Runs

Dubai (October 13, 2017):Leaving behind the white-wash in Test Series Sarfraz led green shirts thrashed Test victorious Sri Lankan by 83 runs in first one-day international at Dubai.

The victory gives Pakistan lead 1:0 in five match series.

Following the fine batting play of Babar Azam and senior Shoaib Malik the duo fast attacker- Hassan Ali and Roman Raees –  have clear the way for Pakistan to outclass Sri Lanka.

Hassan Ali and Roman Raees shared three wicket each while shadab and Muhammad Hafeez also took one each.

The only resistance came from Thirimanne, 53, and half century by Danajaya as other batsman could face the Pakistani attackers.

Next ODI will be played at Abu Dhabi on October 16, Monday.

Earlier, the brilliant century of Babar Azam powered Pakistan to set target of 293 runs in the first One Day International (ODI) at Dubai.

After failure in Test matches, Babar Azam built his innings relatively with slow pace, however he accelerated with some brilliant cricketing shots.

His century was envisaged with five fours and he took 131 balls, while Shoaib Malik hit a rapid fifty, to propel Pakistan to 292-6 against Sri Lanka in the first One-day International here at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Pakistan got off to a poor start when opener Ahmed Shehzad fell for a 12-ball duck, caught off Lahiru Gamage in the fourth over of the innings.

Then, Fakhar Zaman and Azam took the total to 75 before Akila Dananjaya bowled the opener with a googly.

The left-handed Zaman played well during his 45-ball 43 though, hitting four fours and a six, and later, Mohammad Hafeez contributed a useful 38-ball 32 with five fours while skipper Sarfraz Ahmed could score just one.

Hasan Ali and Imad Wasim remained not out on 11 and 10, respectively.

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