3rd ODI: Imam-ul-Haq hundred in vain as South Africa beat Pakistan in rain-curtailed match

first_img3rd ODI: Imam-ul-Haq hundred in vain as South Africa beat Pakistan in rain-curtailed matchSouth Africa vs Pakistan: South Africa (187 for 2) beat Pakistan (317 for 6) by 8 wickets via the DLS method in Centurion to take a 2-1 lead in the 5-match ODI series on Friday.advertisement Associated Press CenturionJanuary 26, 2019UPDATED: January 26, 2019 07:46 IST Bad weather forced the players off for the second and last time in the 33rd over (Cricket South Africa Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa (187 for 2) beat Pakistan (317 for 6) by 8 wickets via the DLS methodReeza Hendricks (83) and Faf du Plessis (40) were batting in the 33rd over when play was called off due to rainPakistan’s score was built around opener Imam-ul-Haq’s 101 off 116 balls while Babar Azam scored and Mohammad Hafeez scored 69 and 52South Africa beat Pakistan by 13 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method on Friday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series of one-day internationals.The home team’s pursuit of Pakistan’s impressive total of 317-6 was shaping up to be a thrilling one before rain intervened.Reeza Hendricks, who was undefeated on 83, and captain Faf du Plessis (40 not out) were in the middle of a 108-run stand when the bad weather forced the players off for the second and last time at SuperSport Park with South Africa on 187-2 after 33 overs.The game was finally called off and the result confirmed over an hour later.UPDATE: The 3rd Momentum ODI has been called, congratulations to SA who have won by 13 runs via the Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method. They go 2-1 up in the 5-match series. Next match is the #PinkODI this Sunday. We can’t wait to see you all #PitchUpInPink. #ProteaFire #SAvPAK pic.twitter.com/ZtJYbTVd2JCricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 25, 2019Pakistan’s score was built around opener Imam-ul-Haq, who made 101 and was one of a number of batsmen dropped in a sloppy display by South Africa in the field.Imam also became the second fastest player to reach 1,000 ODI runs, behind teammate Fakhar Zaman. The duo have pushed West Indies great Viv Richards, who set the record 38 years ago, down to third on that list.Babar Azam was also given a life and went on to hit 69 from 72 balls in a 132-run partnership with Imam.South Africa was 79-2 in reply and under pressure when Hendricks and du Plessis came together. Hendricks hit eight fours and pulled two sixes over midwicket on the way to his second ODI half-century.advertisementPakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed played despite coming under scrutiny for an alleged racist comment aimed at allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo in the second ODI.The International Cricket Council governing body is gathering information on the incident but hasn’t announced any formal proceedings against Sarfraz, who apologized the day after and said his remarks were a general expression of frustration not aimed specifically at the South African.Sarfraz also apologized in person to Phehlukwayo ahead of Friday’s game.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow South Africa vs PakistanFollow Centurion ODIFollow Imam-ul-Haqlast_img read more

Main suspect in major heroin smuggling operation arrested at BIA

The main suspect linked to a major heroin smuggling operation was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), the police said.The suspect, a Sri Lankan, was arrested after returning to Sri Lanka from India. Among those arrested are a Singaporean, 10 Iranians, two Pakistanis and one Indian. All the suspects have been remanded. (Colombo Gazette) Two others were also arrested today in Negombo, the police said. So far 14 foreigners have been detained in Sri Lanka over the 110kg of heroin worth US$7.5 million seized from an Iranian fishing trawler in the country’s biggest drug bust in nearly three years. read more