Fawad Alam © AFP (File photo)
Fawad Alam © AFP (File photo)

Aug 13, 2014

Fawad Alam scored a crucial half-century for Pakistan in the first ODI against Sri Lanka at Hambantota. Pakistan were reeling at 106 for five at one point, and were staring at defeat. However, Sohaib Maqsood and Alam combined,

Earlier, Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews had combined to help Sri Lanka post an imposing total. The match was delayed by rain, resulting in a 45-over match.

Both teams will look to strike the right team balance ahead of ICC World Cup 2015.

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