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Pakistan takes series after Malahaide washout

Second and final ODI abandoned without a ball being bowled; visiting side the victor after 255-run win in first match

Pakistan takes series after Malahaide washout - Cricket News
With the rains not letting up, play was called off.

The second One-Day International between Ireland and Pakistan at Malahaide was abandoned without a ball being bowledon Saturday (August 20).

Bad weather had delayed the scheduled start at 10.45 am, and with heavy rain continuing to lash the ground, the prospect of any play was dim to begin with. With the rains not letting up, play was called off.

The result meant Pakistan won the two-match series 1-0 after a comprehensive 255-run win in the first ODI at Malahide on Thursday -- its biggest victory in terms of runs in the format.

Sharjeel Khan made a blistering 152, his maiden century at this level. Ireland, chasing 338 to win, was bowled out for 82, with Imad Wasim taking an ODI best 5 for 14.

The washout also meant that Sharjeel was adjudged the Man of the Series for his innings, where he had raised the third-fastest 150 in ODIs, getting there off just 85 balls.

Pakistan, who ended a four-match Test series against England all square at 2-2 following a 10-wicket win at The Oval last week, will now return to play England in a five-match ODI series starting at Southampton on Wednesday.

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