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Travis Head puts Pakistan to the swordas a weakened Australia side beat hosts by 88 runs in ODI

Travis Head puts Pakistan to the sword with beautiful ton off simply SEVENTY balls as a weakened Australia side beat hosts by 88 runs in first ODI of three-match sequence in Lahore

  • Travis Head was taking part in his first ODI for Australia since November 2018
  • The opener struck 12 boundaries and three sixes in a 72-ball 101 towards Pakistan
  • Ben McDermott was additionally amongst the runs as he notched up his maiden ODI fifty
  • Head capped off the good day with two wickets in Pakistan’s chase of 314

Australia’s Travis Head marked his return to the one-day worldwide side with a blistering century to assist the guests safe a snug 88-run victory over Pakistan in the first recreation of their three-match sequence in Lahore on Tuesday.

Opener Head, taking part in his first ODI since November 2018, struck 12 boundaries and three sixes in a 72-ball 101 that powered Australia to 313-7. Ben McDermott (55) was additionally amongst the runs as he notched up his maiden ODI fifty.

At one stage, Australia regarded set for a larger complete however spinners Zahid Mahmood (2-59) and Khushdil Shah (1-50) dragged issues again for Pakistan in the center overs earlier than a late flourish from Cameron Green (40 not out) pushed the Australians previous 300.

Travis Head made a stunning century off just 70 deliveries in the first ODI against Pakistan

Travis Head made a beautiful century off simply 70 deliveries in the first ODI towards Pakistan

The batsman had a poor Test series but put his red ball form behind him on Tuesday in Lahore

The batsman had a poor Test sequence however put his purple ball type behind him on Tuesday in Lahore

Ben McDermott made an impressive 55-run total before being run out during the innings

Ben McDermott made a formidable 55-run complete earlier than being run out throughout the innings

In response, the hosts struggled for momentum on a slowish Gaddafi Stadium wicket regardless of a superb century from opener Imam-ul-Haq (103), who was eliminated by a Nathan Ellis yorker in the thirty ninth over to swing the match in Australia’s favour.

Head (2-35) capped off the good day with two wickets as he mixed with fellow spinners Adam Zampa (4-38) and Mitchell Swepson (2-53) to additional prohibit Pakistan, who had been bowled out for 225 in 45.2 overs.

The two sides will meet at the similar venue for the second ODI on Thursday.

Head (2-35) capped off the perfect day with two wickets in Pakistan's pursuit of 314 to win

Head (2-35) capped off the good day with two wickets in Pakistan’s pursuit of 314 to win

Adam Zampa (right) also helped further restrict hosts, who were bowled out for 225 runs

Adam Zampa (proper) additionally helped additional prohibit hosts, who had been bowled out for 225 runs

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