Mohammad Hafeez equals Shikhar Dhawan`s record of five ODI centuries in 2013

Zee Media Bureau

Abu Dhabi: After having a poor series against South Africa, Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez bounced back with all guns blazing, as he slammed his fifth ton of the year, and third of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI match played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

With this ton, the 33-year-old equalled Shikhar Dhawan`s record of five ODI tons this year.

Hafeez also became the second Pakistani batsmen after Zaheer Abbas to score three centuries in a bilateral series.

In the fourth ODI, Sri Lanka batted first and were bowled out for just 225 runs. In reply, Pakistan lost two wickets of Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shahzed after which Hafeez and Sohaib Maqsood stitched unbeaten 111 runs to register a comprehensive victory.

Hafeez had scored 122 runs in the first ODI and unbeaten 140 runs in the third ODI. Both the tons helped Pakistan cross the 300-run mark.