Ton-up Rizwan helps Pakistan put 284 on board against Australia in second ODI

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Ton-up Rizwan helps Pakistan put 284 on board against Australia in second ODI

SHARJAH: Mohammad Hasnain, the teen speed sensation from the recent Pakistan Super League edition, earned his Pakistan cap on Sunday ahead of the second one-day international against Australia in Sharjah.
Looking to bounce back, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat after suffering an eight-wicket thrashing by Australia in the opening fixture in Sharjah.
Pakistan, who rested six of their key players including regular skipper Sarfraz Ahmed in order to keep them fresh for the World Cup starting in UK from May 30, had a poor outing against Australia, who are on a roll after their win in India earlier this month.
Aaron Finch´s 116 off 135 balls helped Australia overhaul the 281-run target in 49 overs on a flat Sharjah stadium pitch.
Finch´s match-winning knock overshadowed Haris Sohail´s maiden ODI hundred (101 not out) which helped Pakistan to 280-5 in their 50 overs.
Pakistan had handed one-day debuts to opener Shan Masood and Mohammad Abbas — who have played 15 and 14 Tests, respectively.
Sunday´s second ODI is also being played in Sharjah, with the third in Abu Dhabi (March 27) and the last two in Dubai (March 29 and 31).
Playing XI
Pakistan: S Masood, Imam ul-Haq, H Sohail, U Akmal, S Malik, F Ashraf, I Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Y Shah, M Hasnain, M Abbas
Australia: A Finch, U Khawaja, S Marsh, P Handscomb, G Maxwell, M Stoinis, A Carey, N Coulter-Nile, J Richardson, N Lyon, A Zampa

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