Babar's ton, Malik's 81 lift Pakistan to 292

50 overs Pakistan 292 for 6 (Babar 103, Malik 81, Lakmal 2-47) v Sri Lanka Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Babar Azam struck a slightly laboured hundred and put on a century stand with Shoaib Malik for the fourth wicket that provided the impetus for Pakistan’s 292 for 6 in the first ODI at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It was the sixth ODI century for Babar, who finished with 103 off 131 balls. Malik, on the other hand, was more fiery and was chiefly responsible for getting Pakistan to their final total. Malik’s splendid 61-ball 81 turned around a Pakistan innings that had struggled to take off until his arrival, the run rate always below 5 right up to the last ten overs. That was perhaps explained by the fact that none of the other batsmen was able to take advantage of good starts on a slow surface that took time getting used to.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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