Solid top order display takes Pakistan to 316 against Sri Lanka in third ODI

19 Jul, 2015 6:20 pm

COLOMBO (92 News) – Pakistan posed 316 at the loss of four wickets for the home team to chase on Sunday in the third ODI.

Thanks to a solid display by the Pakistan top order, the visitors have given Sri Lanka a stiff target of 317 to chase. The top six batsmen of Pakistan batting line up were all amongst runs, with Sarfraz Ahmed top scoring with a 74-ball 77. Apart from Sarfraz, Mohammad Hafeez, also scored 54. Skipper Azar Ali, who reached 1,000 ODI runs during the course of this innings, narrowly missed out on his fifty, after being unfortunately run out for 49. Sri Lanka, chased down 288 in the last game and on this flat track another similar sort of run chase can’t be ruled out.

Earlier, Pakistan made a very good start to their innings after they won the toss and chose to bat first as their openers put up 93 runs for the first wicket. After that, both of them got out before their half-centuries.


 




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