2nd ODI: Babar Azam, Usman Shinwari star in Pakistan’s 67-run win vs Sri Lanka in Karachi

first_img Next Rohan Sen KarachiSeptember 30, 2019UPDATED: September 30, 2019 23:52 IST Babar Azam scored his 11th ODI hundred in this match (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan (305 for 7) beat Sri Lanka (238) by 67 runs to take 1-0 series leadBabar Azam top-scored in the match with 115 runs while Usman Shinwari picked up 5 wicketsThe third and final match of the series will be played at the same venue on October 2Pakistan cricket fans left the National Stadium in Karachi with big smiles on their faces as the national team registered a thumping 67-run win over Sri Lanka in the second ODI to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the three-match series on Monday.Pakistan rode on a magnificent hundred from Babar Azam and a five-wicket haul from Usman Shinwari to round off an all-rounder performance against a depleted Sri Lankan side, who are missing most of their key players in this series due to security concerns.Chasing a mammoth target of 306, Pakistan bowled Sri Lanka out for 238 in 46.5 overs after posting 305 on the board. Shinwari, who came back in the ODI side after playing his last match in March this year, ended up with 5 for 51 from his 10 overs. This was his second five-wicket haul in 50-over international cricket, both coming against the Lankans.Pakistan mark ODI cricket’s return to Karachi with a win #PAKvSL SCORE https://t.co/eD0ONn9xh0 pic.twitter.com/ATerDYFRtsICC (@ICC) September 30, 2019Shadab Khan got two while Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim managed to bag a wicket each but Pakistan were put under pressure at one stage thanks to the partnership between Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka.Shinwari’s opening spell reduced the Lankans to 28 for 5 inside 12 overs with him bagging 3 wickets while Amir and Wasim got one each.Jayasuriya and Shanaka then came together to stitch a partnership of 177 runs for the sixth wicket, which is the highest for Sri Lanka in ODI cricket and also the highest at the National Stadium in Karachi.advertisementJayasuriya hit his maiden half-century while Shanaka scored his third during the epic partnership, which put pressure back on the home side.But Shinwari came back in the final powerplay to break the dangerous partnership with Jayasuriya’s wicket for 96 in the 41st over. Shadab then sent back Shanaka for 68 in the very next over to derail the run chase for Sri Lanka.-1-51-5With the penultimate ball of his spell, Usman Shinwari completes his second ODI five-forWhat an effort #PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/B1Opk0LvBEICC (@ICC) September 30, 2019Earlier, Babar Azam moved past Virat Kohli to become the third fastest batsman to 11 ODI hundreds as Pakistan posted 305 for 7 in 50 overs after opting to bat first.Babar, who scored 115 off 105 balls, reached his 11th hundred in one-day internationals in just his 71st innings while Kohli needed 82 innings to get to 11 ODI centuries. During the knock, Babar also became the quickest to 1000 ODI runs in a calender year for Pakistan, getting to the milestone in only 19 innings and beating Javed Miandad’s record in the process.Only Saeed Anwar and Mohammad Yousuf have more ODI centuries for Pakistan than Babar Azam now! pic.twitter.com/eS6r3BycuNICC (@ICC) September 30, 2019Fakhar Zaman (54), Haris Sohail (40) and Iftikhar Ahmed (32 not out) also contributed handsomely to Pakistan’s total.The third and final match of the series will be played at the same venue on October 2. The first match was washed out without a ball being bowled.Also Read | Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Highlights 2nd ODI: Pakistan win by 67 runsAlso Read | Babar Azam overtakes Virat Kohli, 3rd quickest to 11 ODI hundredsAlso Read | ODI and T20I series in Pakistan will be a precursor for Test tour in December: SL coach RatnayakeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODIFollow PAK v SLFollow Karachi ODI 2nd ODI: Babar Azam, Usman Shinwari star in Pakistan’s 67-run win vs Sri Lanka in KarachiPakistan rode on a superb hundred from Babar Azam and a four-wicket haul from Usman Shinwari to beat Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Karachi on Monday.advertisementlast_img read more