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Teenager Umar inspires Pakistan win

cricket Updated: Aug 08, 2009 00:17 IST
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Teenager Umar Akmal smashed an unbeaten 102 off 72 balls as Pakistan won the fourth one-dayer by 146 runs on Friday to record their first win on a dismal tour of Sri Lanka.

Umar’s maiden international century and a dogged 89 from skipper Younis Khan lifted Pakistan to 321-5 after the tourists elected to bat in the day-night match at the Premadasa stadium. Seamer Rao Iftikhar then grabbed 5-30 as Sri Lanka were shot out for 175 in 36.1 overs, handing Pakistan a badly-needed win after they were beaten 2-0 in the Test series and lost the first three one-dayers.

Brief Scores: Pakistan 321 for 5 in 50 overs (K Akmal 57, Y Khan 89, U Akmal 102*; Thushara 2/74) bt Sri Lanka 175 in 36.1 0vers (Tharanga 80; Iftikhar 5/30, Afridi 2/40, Ajmal 2/24) by 146 runs.