ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 18:  Hasan Ali of Pakistan celebrates with teammates after dismissing Akila Dananjaya of Sri Lanka during the third One Day International match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Zayed Cricket Stadium  on October 18, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Pakistan to face Sri Lanka in fourth ODI today

F.P. Report

SHARJAH: Pakistan is looking to extend their winning streak as they have to face the discouraged Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI at Sharjah today.

Pakistan has already won the series with a 3-0 and it was their seventh consecutive win ODI after defeating Sri Lanka in the second match of the five match series on Wednesday.

Opener Imam-ul-Haq scored a century on the debut and a career-best 5-34 by Hasan Ali helped Pakistan to beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets. Imam became only the second batsman from Pakistan and 13th overall to score a hundred on ODI debut before he finally fell for 100 off 125 balls.

Imam had been brought in for opener Ahmed Shehzad, who failed to perform with the bat in the opening two matches of the series.

Earlier, on Thursday, all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez was reported suspect bowling action for the third time.

The fifth and final ODI will be played in Sharjah on October 23. The two teams will also play three T20 internationals, the first two in Abu Dhabi (October 26 and 27) and the last in Lahore (October 29).

 

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