PAK🆚SL: Babar Azam💯, Usman Shinwari🖐 Crush Sri Lanka🇱🇰

Pakistan 305/7 (Babar 115, Fakhar 54, Hasaranga 2-63) beat Sri Lanka 238 (Jayasuriya 96, Shanaka 68, Shinwari 5-51) by 67 runs


Babar Azam scored his 11th ODI century in his 71st innings. Only Hashim Amla (64) and Quinton de Kock (65) took fewer innings than him.

Babar Azam struck an imperious first century on home soil to lead Pakistan to an imposing total, before Usman Shinwari and company had Sri Lanka five down inside 11 overs, to essentially seal a comfortable victory. Sri Lanka fought in patches, most notably through the record sixth-wicket stand worth 177 between Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka. But they lost too much ground in the rest of the match for even that partnership to mean anything. Chasing 306, they were all out for 238 in the 47th over.

Shinwari finished with figures of 5 for 51, with Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz delivering cheap overs while taking a wicket apiece themselves. It was Babar's 115 off 105 balls, though, that had set the game up for Pakistan - his 111-run partnership with Haris Sohail forming the centrepiece of their innings.

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