Australia defeated Pakistan by a huge margin of 88 runs in the first ODI. The Green Shirts were bowled out for 225 in pursuit of the target of 314 runs. In the first match of the three-match series played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Australia batted first and scored 313 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs.
Australia defeated Pakistan by 88 runs
Pakistan team started slowly chasing the target of 314 runs, Fakhr Zaman returned to the pavilion with 18 runs, Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam formed a partnership of 108 runs but the captain returned to the pavilion with an individual score of 57 runs. After that, the wickets continued to fall from time to time. Imam-ul-Haq was dismissed for 103 off 96 balls with the help of 6 fours and 3 sixes.
For Australia, Adam Zampa took four wickets, Mitchell Swapson and Travis Head took two wickets each, Shaun Abbott and Nathan Ellis took one wicket each. Travis Head was named Man of the Match for his outstanding all-around performance, scoring an offensive century.