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Pakistan vs Australia ODI | Maiden hundred for Rizwan

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored a maiden hundred to guide Pakistan to 284 for seven in the second ODI against Australia here on Sunday.

The 30-year-old knocked 11 boundaries in his 115 as Pakistan — which elected to bat — once again failed to crack the 300-mark on a flat pitch.

Rizwan — only playing because regular ’keeper and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has been rested for the series — added 52 for the third wicket with Haris Sohail (34) and an invaluable 127 for the fifth wicket with stand-in captain Shoaib Malik.

Australia leads the five-match series 1-0.

Rizwan improved on his previous best of 75 not out against Zimbabwe at Harare four years ago and completed his hundred with a single off 114 balls.

Malik, on the other hand, smashed three boundaries and a six before falling for 60 in the 45th over.

The scores:

Pakistan 284 for seven in 50 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 115, Shoaib Malik 60, Haris Sohail 34).

Source: thehindu.com

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