| GEO Sports|
| Umarís brilliant 102 helps Pakistan plunder 321-5|
| Updated at: 1902 PST, Friday, August 07, 2009|
COLOMBO: Young batsman Umar Akmalís brilliant maiden ODI hundred, his brother Kamran Akmalís dashing 57 and captain Younis Khanís magnificent 89 helped Pakistan pile up a huge score of 321 runs for five wickets against Sri Lanka in the fourth One-day International (day/night) here on Friday.
Winning the toss, Younis Khan decided to bat and his decision proved right as his batsmen took full advantage of the batting wicket of Premadasa stadium.
Imran Nazir, playing after a long time, opened the innings with Kamran Akmal and both provided a solid start of 61 runs before Imran got out for 23.
Later, Kamran completed his third half-century and also 2,000 runs in One-day International career. He made 57 from 64 balls with seven fours.
Then, Mohammad Yousuf and Misbah-ul-Haq were dismissed quickly for 6 and 9, respectively.
Now, Umar Akmal joined his captain and both were playingstrokes easily all over the ground. Umar was looking more aggressive.
Younis reached his 36th ODI fifty and soon Umar completed his second successive fifty in his only third one-dayer.
They added 176 runs for the fifth wicket partnership before Younis departed in the 49th over for 89. He hit only four boundaries.
However, Umar Akmal completed his maiden ODI hundred in the final over and remained unbeaten on 102, his first century in his third One-day International.