Australia defeated Pakistan in the first ODI -

Australia defeated Pakistan in the first ODI

In the first match of the ODI series between Pakistan and Australia, the Kangaroos defeated the Shaheens by 88 runs.

In pursuit of the target of 314 runs, the entire team piled up 225 runs.

The first ODI played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Australia gave Pakistan a target of 314 runs to win in response to which all the players of the national team were dismissed in 45.2 overs.

Apart from captain Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq, no player was able to stay on the crease.

Fakhr Zaman was dismissed early in the innings but later captain Babar Azam Azam took over the team along with Imam-ul-Haq and formed an excellent partnership.

Babar scored 52 off 72 balls while Imam scored a century.

Pakistan’s innings

National team captain Babar Azam decided to field first after winning the toss against Australia.

The Kangaroos scored 313 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs and gave Pakistan a target of 314 to win.

Following this, the national team started their innings. Opener Fakhr Zaman was caught for 18 runs.

Imam-ul-Haq had to return to the pavilion after scoring 103 runs off 96 balls.

Mohammad Rizwan was caught for 10 and Iftikhar Ahmed for 2 runs. Hassan Ali and Khush Dil Shah also came and went, so the whole team piled up in 45.2 overs.

Australia’s innings

When the Kangaroos started their batting, Australian captain Aaron Finch scored 23 runs and got out on the ball of Zahid Mahmood.

Travis Head scored a century and caught Iftikhar Ahmed’s ball. Ben McDermott scored 55 off 70 balls, Marin Leboschage was dismissed for 25 off 35 balls, and Sean Abbott scored 14 runs and fell victim to Harris Rauf.

Haris Rauf and Zahid Mahmood of the national team took 2 wickets each while Iftikhar Ahmed and Khush Dil Shah took one wicket each.