Young Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq became only the second Pakistan batsman to score a hundred on his One-Day International debut, anchoring his team’s seven wicket win in the third match against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old hit a 125-ball 100 to steer Pakistan to their modest 209-run target in 42.3 overs in Abu Dhabi as his side claimed an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
The nephew of one of Pakistan’s greatest batsman Inzmam-ul-Haq, Imam hit five boundaries and two sixes.
List of batsmen who have scored a ODI debut hundred
|Desmond Haynes||West Indies||Australia||Antigua||1978|
|Andy Flower||Zimbabwe||Sri Lanka||New Plymouth||1992|
|Saleem Elahi||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Gujranwala||1995|
|Martin Guptill||New Zealand||West Indies||Napier||2009|
|Colin Ingram||South Africa||Zimbabwe||Bloemfontein||2010|
|Rob Nicol||New Zealand||Zimbabwe||Harare||2011|
|Phillip Hughes||Australia||Sri Lanka||Melbourne||2013|
|Michael Lumb||England||West Indies||Antigua||2014|
|Mark Chapman||Hong Kong||UAE||Dubai||2015|
|Temba Bavuma||South Africa||Ireland||Benoni||2016|
|Imam-ul-Haq||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Abu Dhabi||2017|