Travis Head hit 101 off 72 deliveries within the 1st ODI towards Pakistan.© AFP
After taking part in a match-winning knock towards Pakistan within the first ODI, Australia batter Travis Head stated that the wicket at Lahore was ‘completely different’. Travis Head’s century and two-wicket haul helped guests register a complete 88-run victory in Lahore on the Gadaffi stadium to take a 1-0 lead. “Good to get a have a look at the highest, and to take the chance. We thought it will be powerful to bowl ultimately with the dew and that is why we wished to get as a lot as we wished. It was a special wicket and there have been fairly a little bit of unknowns. Good win. We wanted it,” stated Travis Head in a post-match presentation.
Chasing an enormous 314-run goal Pakistan’s staff wanted a flying begin like Australia however they misplaced the wicket of opener Fakhar Zaman for 18.
Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam then struck a partnership to take the overall 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 went on to attain his half-century. The 96-run stand was lastly damaged when debutant leg-break bowler Mitchell Swepson dismissed the Pakistan captain for 57 from 72 balls.
From there on, the hosts stored on shedding wickets at common intervals with Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed being dismissed cheaply.
Imam-ul-Haq was the one batter to maintain combating 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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