Travis Head hit 101 off 72 deliveries within the 1st ODI in opposition to Pakistan.© AFP
Australia skipper Aaron Finch praised batter Travis Head for his knock which helped Australia in defeating Pakistan within the first ODI of the three-match sequence. Head’s century and two-wicket haul helped guests register a complete 88-run victory right here on the Gadaffi stadium to take a 1-0 lead within the sequence. “We felt we wanted one thing across the 300-mark. It was made simpler by Travis who received off to a flier. We felt like we wanted a spinner based mostly on how dry the sq. was. We’ve come right here with an open thoughts to be versatile and choose the facet,” stated Aaron Finch in a post-match presentation.
“The fellows had been struggling on the again finish to carry the ball. It’s straightforward for the set batters, however it’s powerful for the brand new ones coming in. That is one thing we have to have a look at once we chase, to money in when set,” he added.
Chasing a large 314-run goal Pakistan workforce wanted a flying begin like Australia however they misplaced the wicket of opener Fakhar Zaman to Sean Abbott as he was caught by Travis Head for 18.
Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam then struck a partnership to take the Pakistan workforce’s whole past the 50-run mark in 9.5 overs. The duo additionally went on so as to add 50-runs for the second wicket.
Hosts Pakistan reached the triple-figure mark within the twenty first over and skipper Babar Azam additionally went on to attain his half-century. The 96-run stand was lastly damaged as debutant leg-break bowler Mitchell Swepson dismissed the Pakistan captain for 57 from 72 balls.
From there on hosts saved on dropping wickets at common intervals as Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed had been dismissed cheaply.
Imam-ul-Haq was the one batter to maintain preventing as he scored a superb ton, hitting six fours and three sixes.
Adam Zampa bagged 4 wickets for 35 runs in his 10 overs and Travis Head chipped in with two wickets to have a memorable day with each bat and ball. Debutant Swepson and Nathan Ellis took two wickets and one wicket respectively to bowl out Pakistan for 225 in 45.2 overs.
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