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