Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 1990 Article

Read the article of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 1990 - Pakistan - Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates (UAE) 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in 20th December 1990.

Rumesh Ratnayake's maiden five-wicket haul and Champaka Ramanayake's three-wickets before An superb unbeaten 77-run stand between Arjuna Ranatunga and Roshan Mahanama steers to Sri Lanka comfortable six-wicket victory over Pakistan and take a 1-0 lead in a low-scoring game of the first ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • Rumesh Ratnayake became the second Sri Lankan bowler to take a five-wicket haul against Pakistan in ODIs after Ashantha de Mel.
  • Rumesh Ratnayake became the fourth Sri Lankan bowler to claimed a five-wicket haul in ODIs after Ashantha de Mel, Uvaisul Karnain and Graeme Labrooy.

Pakistan scored modest total of 170 for all-out in 43 overs with top scorer by Imran Khan struck 43 off 54-balls including one-six & a four.

Ijaz Ahmed scored 38 off 70-balls including a boundary and Saeed Anwar cracked a 32 off 47-balls included 5-fours.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Rumesh Ratnayake 5-32, Champaka Ramanayake picked up 3-wickets for 29-runs in 9-overs and Jayananda Warnaweera took one-wicket.

Sri Lanka chased 172-4 in 39.5 overs with top scorer by Arjuna Ranatunga scored a unbeaten 45 off 86-balls including a boundary.

Asanka Gurusinha hit 33 off 66-balls including one-six & a four, Roshan Mahanama scored a unbeaten 24 off 62-balls without a boundary and Aravinda de Silva struck 23 off  24-balls contained 2-fours & a six.

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Akram took 2-wickets and one for Aaqib Javed - Waqar Younis.

Rumesh Ratnayake named Player of the match for his brilliant bowling performance to claimed a career-best 5-wicket haul for 32-runs in 9-overs including a maiden.



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