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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI 1989 Article

Read the article of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI 1989 - Pakistan - Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in 24th March 1989.


Saleem Malik's unbeaten century, Shoaib Mohammad and Imran Khan's fifties gives Pakistan convincing seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka and clinch the two-match series 2-0 whitewash in the second & final ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Saleem Malik became the first Pakistan batsman to scored two centuries against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
  • Saleem Malik became the third Pakistan batsman to scored three centuries in ODIs after Zaheer Abbas (7) and Javed Miandad (6).

Sri Lanka scored 244-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Brendon Kuruppu cracked a 63 off 98-balls including 4-fours & a six 

Aravinda de Silva struck 60 off 62-balls including 6-fours, Roshan Mahanama scored 35 off 56-balls included 2-fours, Arjuna Ranatunga hit 20 off 33-balls with a boundary and Ravi Ratnayeke hammered a unbeaten 18 off 12-balls contained 2-fours & a six with strike rate of 150.

Pakistan best bowler by Imran Khan picked up 3-wickets, Shoaib Mohammad took 2-wickets and one for Saleem Jaffar.

Pakistan chased 248-3 in 47.5 overs with top scorer by Saleem Malik scored a unbeaten 100 off 112-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred and his second century against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

Shoaib Mohammad struck 65 off 84-balls including 3-fours, Imran Khan hit a unbeaten 50 off 53-balls included 3-fours & a six and Aamer Malik scored 20 off 24-balls contained three-fours.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Ravi Ratnayeke strikes 1-wicket and Debutant Nilantha Ratnayake - who took one-wicket on his debut ODI match.

Saleem Malik named Player of the match for his match-winning unbeaten 100-runs knocked off facing 112-balls including 4-fours.

Saleem Malik earned player of the series for contributing 171 runs with average of 88 in the two-match series.

                   

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