Pakistan vs Ireland 1st ODI 2016 – MALAHIDE: Sharjeel Khan’s blistering 152 laid the platform for Pakistan´s 255-run thrashing of Ireland in the first one-day international at Malahide on Thursday.
Pakistan vs Ireland 1st ODI 2016
Sharjeel’s maiden century in the format became the third quickest 150 ever seen in ODI history as Pakistan piled up 337 for six in a rain-reduced 47 overs, with Shoaib Malik (57 not out) and debutant Mohammad Nawaz (53) also in the runs in the first of a two-match series which concludes at Malahide on Saturday.
Ireland were then skittled out for just 82, with Imad Wasim taking an ODI best five for 14 and Umar Gul, on his return to the side after an absence of 16 months, three for 23 as Pakistan completed their biggest win by runs in the format, while the hosts posted their second lowest total.
When he brought up his 150, just 24 balls later, he had added another nine boundaries, four of them sixes, and only South Africa´s AB de Villiers and Australia´s Shane Watson had reached the landmark quicker in an ODI.
Sharjeel was out next ball, caught behind off Barry McCarthy but Malik, who hit 57 off just 37 balls with six fours and two sixes and Nawaz, with seven fours, then put on 105 for the sixth wicket from just 83 deliveries.
Only Tim Murtagh and McCarthy stood up to the onslaught, with Durham professional McCarthy finishing with his second four-wicket haul in only his seventh ODI, while wicket-keeper Niall O´Brien held four catches.
Pakistan vs Ireland 1st ODI 2016 – Highlights