Sri Lanka to play cricket in Pakistan eight years after gun attack

Cricket First ODI between SL Pakistan to get underway shortly

Cricket First ODI between SL Pakistan to get underway shortly

He has been a part of Pakistan's squad for the ongoing ODIs against Sri Lanka.

The cricketers enjoyed the moment as the national cricket players gave Azam a cake facial.

Despite the stunning bowling display from Pakistan, the victory didn't come easy because Sri Lanka skipper, Upul Tharanga, took the responsibility to lead from the front played a stunning fighting knock of 112 that helped Sri Lanka remain in the chase.

And, while Sri Lanka found their own standout performer in captain Tharanga, it was not enough to drag the tourists over the line, as they finished 32 runs short on 187 all out.

It were bowlers who helped Pakistan defend a low target.

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After paceman Junaid Khan removed Niroshan Dickwella for three in the third over, spinners Shadab, Shoaib Malik (1/17) and Mohammad Hafeez (1/24) rocked the Sri Lankan batting with regular wickets.

The century was Azam's second in as many innings after scoring 103 from 131 balls in the first ODI, in Dubai. In August he called for an end to Pakistan's isolation from world cricket. The board officials had also stated earlier that Sri Lanka's players had been promised the same level of security afforded to the World XI team in September, and that the ICC was also willing to send its match officials to Pakistan.

Gamage had Fakhar Zaman dismissed for 11 and Mohammad Hafeez for eight while Lakmal dismissed out-of-form Ahmed Shehzad for eight.

Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella leaves the field after being dismissed by Pakistan's Junaid Khan during the second one day worldwide (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 16, 2017.

The two teams will also play three Twenty20 internationals, the first two in Abu Dhabi (October 26 and 27) and the last in Lahore (October 29).

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