Sensational Sharjeel takes Pakistan to 337-6 against Ireland

Pakistan's Sharjeel Khan plays a shot on the way to scoring a century during the first one day international match against Ireland at the Malahide stadium in Dublin on August 18, 2016Sharjeel Khan’s stunning innings of 152, his maiden one-day international hundred, guided Pakistan to a formidable 337 for six in their series opener against Ireland at Malahide on Thursday. Sharjeel hit the third fastest 150 in ODI cricket from just 85 balls, with 16 fours and nine sixes to put the tourists in control at the halfway stage in a match reduced by rain to 47 overs per side. Only South Africa’s AB de Villiers and Australia’s Shane Watson have reached the landmark quicker than the Pakistan opening batsman and although Sharjeel was out next ball, caught behind off Barry McCarthy, he had set his side up for a huge total.

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