Hasan’s fifer, Imam’s debut ton sinks Sri Lanka

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Pakistan's (L) Hassan Ali celebrates after dismissing Sri Lanka's Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis during the second one day international (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUT
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ABU DHABI: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the third one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Paceman Hasan Ali took a career-best 5-34 to dismiss Sri Lanka for 208 in 48.2 overs before Imam-ul-Haq scored a debut hundred as Pakistan reached the target with 7.3 overs to spare,

Sri Lanka were bowled out for 208 in the third one-day international against Pakistan after winning the toss and choosing to bat in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Skipper Upul Tharanga top-scored with 61 as Sri Lanka lost their last nine wickets for 106 runs. Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali finished with a career-best 5-34.

Sri Lanka’s skipper Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella are off to a flying start as they score 37 runs in the first six overs.

Sri Lankan skipper Upul Tharanga won the toss and opted to bat in the third day-night international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka, trailing the five-match series 2-0, brought in batsman Chamara Kapugedara and fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera in place of out-of-form Kusal Mendis and Suranga Lakmal.

Pakistan handed an international debut to 21-year-old Imam-ul-Haq in place of Ahmed Shehzad while Faheem Ashraf replaced Imad Wasim.

Pakistan won the first match in Dubai by 83 runs and the second in Abu Dhabi by 32 runs.

Teams:

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees, Junaid Khan

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga (capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Thirimanne, Chamara Kapugedara, Milinda Siriwardana, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Gamage, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay

Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (IND) and Ahsan Raza (PAK)

Tv umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

ICC match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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