Interestingly, Imam-ul-Haq reached his century in the third ball of the over and just a ball later, he lost his wicket in an unusual way - hit wicket against pacer Mustafizur Rahman
After winning the toss, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed opted to bat first and they made a confident start at Lord’s against Bangladesh.
Although they lost Fakhar Zaman early on, the other opener Imam-ul-Haq and No 3 batsman Babar Azam formed a solid 157-run partnership for the second wicket.
Imam played an impressive innings and picked up his seventh ODI hundred during the 42nd over of the innings.
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Interestingly, he reached his century in the third ball of the over and just a ball later, he lost his wicket in an unusual way - hit wicket against pacer Mustafizur Rahman.
Imam flicked the delivery towards deep square leg and while playing the shot, his back foot touched the stumps and the bails were dislodged.
The two batsmen completed the run but since the bails were dislodged, the umpires checked it and TV replay showed Imam was out.
PAKISTAN INNINGS R B
Fakhar c Miraz b Saifuddin 13 31
Imam hit wicket b Mustafizur 100 100
Babar lbw b Saifuddin 96 98
Hafeez c Shakib b Miraz 27 25
Haris c Soumya b Mustafizur 6 6
Imad c Mahmudullah b Mustafizur 43 26
Sarfaraz not out 3 3
Wahab b Saifuddin 2 4
Shadab c & b Mustafizur 1 2
Amir c Mushfiq b Mustafizur 8 6
Shaheen not out 0 0
Extras (lb 3, nb 1, w 12) 16
Total (50 Overs) 315/9
Fall Of Wickets
1-23 (Fakhar), 2-180 (Babar), 3-246 (Imam), 4-248 (Hafeez), 5-255 (Haris), 6-288 (Wahab), 7-289 (Shadab), 8-314 (Imad), 9-314 (Amir)
Miraz 10-0-30-1, Saifuddin 9-0-77-3, Mustafizur 10-0-75-5, Mashrafe 7-0-46-0, Shakib 10-0-57-0, Mosaddek 4-0-27-0
BANGLADESH INNINGS R B
Tamim b Shaheen 8 21
Soumya c Fakhar b Amir 22 22
Shakib c Sarfaraz b Shaheen 64 77
Mushfiq b Wahab 16 19
Liton c Haris b Shaheen 32 40
Mahmudullah b Shaheen 29 41
Mosaddek c Babar b Shadab 16 21
Saifuddin c Amir b Shaheen 0 1
Miraz not out 7 6
Mashrafe st Sarfaraz b Shadab 15 14
Mustafizur b Shaheen 1 3
Extras (lb 5, w 6) 11
Total (44.1 Overs) 221
Fall Of Wickets
1-26 (Soumya), 2-48 (Tamim), 3-78 (Mushfiq), 4-136 (Liton), 5-154 (Shakib), 6-197 (Mosaddek), 7-197 (Saifuddin), 8-198 (Mahmudullah), 9-219 (Mashrafe), 10-221 (Mustafizur)
Hafeez 6-1-32-0, Amir 7-0-31-1, Shaheen 9.1-0-35-6, Wahab 7-0-33-1, Imad 6-0-26-0, Shadab 9-0-59-2
Pakistan won by 94 runs
MoM: Shaheen Shah Afridi