Head, Zampa stars as Australia beat Pakistan by 88 runs in 1st ODI

Travis Head scored his 2nd ODI century. Image : AFP

Travis Head scored his 2nd ODI century. Image : AFP

Australia jogged to a simple 88-run prevail upon Pakistan in Lahore after a predominant execution from Travis Head and Adam Zampa. Head established the groundwork and put Pakistan under a ton of strain in the initial 25 overs of the game and set the vibe for his side. He crushed 101 off 72 which assisted Australia with posting 313 preceding his two wickets and a four-wicket pull from Zampa held the hosts to 225.

Set a difficult aggregate, Fakhar Zaman’s initial wicket implied Pakistan lost their master. Imam ul Haq, who crushed a similarly noteworthy 103 off 96, and Babar Azam began building the stage for a late assault however the move misfired as Australia thundered back with fast strikes to seal the challenge. Babar and Imam made 96 off 118 yet that pushed the scoring rate up and the hosts on the backfoot.

Pakistan took a gander at 52 for 1 toward the finish of the powerplay before Babar turned into the second quickest to 4000 ODI pursues Hashim Amla. At the 20-over mark, Pakistan had recently crossed 100 and looked set to into the risk. Debutant Mitchell Swepson guaranteed Babar was his lady Test wicket as well as turned into his lady ODI wicket in the 25th over. The wicket additionally implied they wobbled to 166 for 5 from 120 for 1 between overs 25 and 34.

Imam got the scoring rate and finished his century in the 38th over yet fell four balls later to end any expectations of a dig out from a deficit win for Pakistan. They were left required 104 off 60 and a twofold wicket over from Zampa in the 42nd implied there was no late resurgence all things considered.

Prior, Australia scored 172 till Head was batting and afterward oversaw only 142 in the following 25 overs. It was Cameron Green’s late drive that assisted the side cross off the 300-run with stamping however Australia too experienced a center overs wobble.

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Mohammad Wasim Jr had Head lbw yet the left-hander had the option to turn the on-field bring in the second finished. From that point on, it was all firecrackers from Head as he picked two limits against Hasan Ali in the third, then, at that point, another against Wasim Jr in the fourth and afterward three more against Hasan in the fifth. He hustled to a 32-ball 50 years with Australia finishing the powerplay at 72 for no misfortune.

At the point when Aaron Finch fell in the fifteenth over, the pair had made 110 however the Australia commander had contributed only 23 in those. Ben McDermott began mindfully yet additionally had the pad of Head going after from the opposite end. After 20 overs, Australia wound up all around put at 138 for 1 with Pakistan under tension subsequent to picking to bowl. Head’s century came in the 25th over however Iftikhar Ahmed had him excused two balls later to begin the Pakistan rebound.

McDermott got 50 years yet his run out in the 33rd over likewise gouged the guests. In the following ten overs, Australia oversaw only 40 runs and furthermore lost Marnus Labuschagne and Alex Carey. Green and Sean Abbott figured out how to give a late driving force to the innings with the guests scoring 50 in the last five overs.

Pakistan are eleventh in the ICC ODI Super League focuses table with six misfortunes from ten coordinates while Australia leap to the fourth spot with their seventh dominate in ten matches.

Brief score : Australia 313/7 in 50 overs (Travis Head 101, Ben McDermott 55; Haris Rauf 2-44) beat Pakistan 225/10 in 45.2 overs (Imam ul Haq 103, Babar Azam 57; Adam Zampa 4-38, Travis Head 2-35) by 88 runs.

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