Cricket: Pakistan set Sri Lanka 293 to win 1st ODI

Dubai: Pakistan set Sri Lanka 293 to win after being sent into bat in the first one-day international in Dubai on Friday.

Babar Azam top-scored in Pakistan’s total of 292-6 with an excellent 103, while Shoaib Malik scored a rapid 61-ball 81 during their 139-run fourth-wicket stand.

Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal took 2-47.