new Delhi. Pakistan on Thursday named its captain Babar Azam (Babar Azam) and imam ul haq Thanks to the centuries of (Imam Ul Haq), the target of 349 runs from Australia was achieved with 6 balls left. Australia played this second ODI match of the series played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.PAK vs AUS 2nd ODI) scored 348 runs in the stipulated 50 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. Pakistan won by scoring 352 runs for 4 wickets in 49 overs. The hosts have achieved such a big target for the first time in their ODI history. With this win, Pakistan leveled the 3-match ODI series 1-1. The third and final ODI of the series will be played at the same ground in Lahore on Saturday, April 2.
Babar Azam got out on the team score of 309 runs.
Pakistan’s opener Imam-ul-Haq came out to chase the target of 349 runs. Fakhar Zaman Opening partnership of 118 runs with then the captain Babar Azam With a partnership of 111 runs for the second wicket, the team’s score reached 229 runs. Babar then extended the innings with Mohammad Rizwan and the duo added 80 runs for the third wicket. Babar returned to the pavilion on the team’s score of 309 when Nathan Ellis got him caught by Marnus Labuschagne. to Australia Adam Zampa Took 2 wickets but conceded 71 runs in 10 overs. Nathan Ellis and Marcus Stoinis also got 1-1 wickets.
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Australia’s biggest score on Pakistan soil
Australia scored its biggest score on Pakistani soil. Although the bowlers of Australia could not defend this score close to 350. In addition to McDermott and Head, Marnus Labuschagne made 59 while all-rounder Marcus Stoinis played a brilliant innings of 49 runs. Earlier, Australia had scored 324 for 8 against Pakistan on their last tour in Karachi in November 1998.
McDermott and Head hit centuries
Earlier, Australia scored 348 for 8 with Ben McDermott’s first century and his big century partnership with opener Travis Head. McDermott, playing his fourth ODI, scored 104 runs in 108 balls with the help of 10 fours and four sixes and shared a 162-run partnership for the second wicket with Head. Head scored 89 runs in 70 balls which included 6 fours and 5 sixes.
Shaheen Afridi’s ‘Chowka’
Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi was the most successful bowler for Pakistan, who took four wickets for 63 runs. Mohammad Wasim also took 2 wickets for 56 runs. Losing the toss and opting to bat, Australia started poorly and captained the captain on the third ball of the match. Aaron Finch (0), which Afridi did leg-before. Head and McDermott then kept Pakistan’s bowlers out of success for 24 overs and made quick runs during this period. Zahid Mahmood broke this partnership by getting Head caught by Afridi.
McDermott’s first ODI century, Stoinis also dominated
McDermott and Labuschagne kept the run pace after Head was dismissed. Both shared a 74-run partnership for the third wicket. McDermott completed the first century of his career in 102 balls with a six on Khushdil Shah. McDermott, however, soon thereafter became Mohammad Wasim’s first ODI victim. He gave a catch to Haris Rauf on full toss. Labuschagne also returned to the pavilion on the ball of Khushdil after completing his half-century. He hit 5 fours while facing 49 balls. Stoinis and Sean Abbott (28 runs in 16 balls) then took the team’s score close to 350 runs. Stoinis hit 5 fours and 1 six in his 33-ball innings.
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