Australia defeated Pakistan by 88-runs in the first game of their 3-match series in Lahore, as the Travis Head marked his return to the one-day international side with a blistering century to help the visitors secure a comfortable victory.
As per details, Travis Head, played his first ODI since November 2018, struck 12 boundaries and 3 sixes in a 72-ball 101 that powered Australia to 313-7.
Ben McDermott (55) was also among the runs as he notched up his maiden ODI fifty, At one stage, Australia looked set for a bigger total but spinners Zahid Mahmood (2-59) and Khushdil Shah (1-50) dragged things back for Pakistan in the middle overs before a late flourish from Cameron Green (40 not out) pushed the Australians past 300.
While chasing the target, The Green Shirts struggled for momentum on a slowest Gaddafi Stadium wicket despite a fine century from opener Imam-ul-Haq (103), who was removed by a Nathan Ellis yorker in the 39th over to swing the match in Australia’s favour.
Travis Head capped off the perfect day with 2 wickets as he combined with fellow spinners Adam Zampa (4-38) and Mitchell Swepson (2-53) to further restrict Pakistan, who were bowled out for 225 in 45.2 overs.
Both teams will meet at the same venue for the 2nd ODI on Thursday.
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