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Australia beat Pakistan in first ODI

Australia beat Pakistan in first ODI

Pakistan and Australia tour of UAE, 2019; 1st ODI, Sharjah
Australia (281/2) beat Pakistan (280/5) by 8 wickets. Aaron Finch (116), Shaun Marsh (91 not out), Mohammad Abbas (1/44)

Australia beat Pakistan easily in the first match of the five-match one-day international cricket series by eight wickets on Friday (Mar 22), and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Pakistan, who were without their regular skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, scored a challenging 280/5 batting first. Chasing under lights, Australia reached the target with one over to spare. 

Shaun Marsh remained unbeaten on 91 while skipper Aaron Finch played a captain’s knock of 116.

Both the two teams will look at this series as a platform to begin preparation for their 2019 World Cup campaign. 

This will be the final 50-overs series for both the teams before the World Cup tournament begins on May 23.