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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan was delighted to score his maiden ODI hundred in the second ODI against Australia in Sharjah on Sunday, but admitted that the fact his side lost took some of the shine off it.
Rizwan struck a career-best 115 to help Pakistan make 284/7 off their 50 overs.
However, his efforts went in vain as Australia captain Aaron Finch led the tourists to an eight-wicket win with a career-best knock of 153 not out.
“As a batsman, you always feel happy whenever you score a hundred,” Rizwan was quoted as saying by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s website. “I usually come late in the order, but I was a given an opportunity to bat up the order and I scored a hundred.
“I am very happy. But, if you score 115 and the team does not win, then it doesn’t look nice.”
Pakistan are 2-0 down in the series and will look to reduce the deficit in the third ODI on March 27 in Abu Dhabi.