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Pakistan beats Sri Lanka in 1st ODI: HD Pictures

Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam heroics give Pakistan four wicket win over Sri Lanka
Ahmed Shehzad is dismissed by Sri Lankan bowler Thisara Perera.
Pakistani batsmen Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam batted beautifully and put on a 147-run stand to chase down a daunting target of 276 and helped Pakistan win first one day international against Sri Lanka on Saturday to take the lead in the three-match series.
The tourists, chasing a Duckworth-Lewis target of 275 in 45 overs, fought back after being 106-5 to scrape home off the penultimate ball of the match in Hambantota.

Maqsood remained unbeaten on a glorious 89 off 73 balls as Shahid Afridi smashed the winning boundary off seamer Nuwan Kulasekara to the point fence.
Alam was dismissed for 62 by Lasith Malinga when 22 still remained for victory off the last three overs, but Maqsood and Afridi battled on to help Pakistan record a good win.

Sri Lanka had made 275-7 after being sent in to bat in overcast conditions, but rain after six overs of their innings reduced the game from a full 50-overs-a-side contest to 45.
Opener Ahmed Shehzad scored 49 but no other top-order batsman settled in to make a big score till Maqsood and Alam turned the game Pakistan's way.

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