ABU DHABI – First Umar Gul and then Muhammad Hafeez were the men who lead green shirts toward easy 8 wickets win against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI at Sheikh Zaid Stadium, Abu Dhabi, PakistanTribe.com reported.
Pakistani also won the five matches ODI series against guest side with 3-1.
After the early dismissal of Sharjeel Khan, Hafeez came on the pitch and starts where he lefts in Sharjah during third ODI.
Muhammad Hafeez scored his third ton (113 not out) in a series and equals Zaheer Abbas record while he also levels Shikhar Dhawan record of 5 centuries in 2013.
Islanders once again fail against Pakistan as Sri Lanka collected 225 only in 48.5 over while batting first.
Sangakkara 51 and Priyanjan 71 were the only players of guest side who resist Pakistani bowlers.
MDKJ Perera 8, TM Dilshan 8, LD Chandimal 5, AD Methews 38, KMDN Kulasekara 1, KDK Vithanage 27 and RAS Lakmal contributed 2 runs in the team total.
Saeed Ajmal 4, Umar Gul 3 and Junaid Khan collect two wickers while restricting Sri Lanka to a low total.
Ahmed Shahzad 44 and Sohaib Maqsood 46 contributed well with nicely timed shots.
“Pakistan outclassed us in every field, they deserve to win” Sri Lanka skipper expressed while sharing his views after the finish.
“Ahmed Shahzad and Hafeez played unforgettable game today while Sohaib Maqsood was also good” Pakistani skipper Misbah ul Haq added.
“Thanks to those supporters, my family, my wife, management and the captain, their support worked for me” man of the game Muhammad Hafeez told while talking in the presentation ceremony.
Saeed Ajmal won the ARY Golden Player of the match award.
Muhammad Hafeez wins the master blaster cash prize with the highest scorer’s cash award. Maximum boundaries and man of the match prizes also awarded to the century maker.
Umar Gul has received USD 500 cash award from Zong.