Australia beat Pakistan by eight wickets in the first One Day International to take 1-0 lead in five match series at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.Earlier, Pakistan Captain Shoaib Malik won the toss elected to bat first. 

Middle order batsman Haris Sohail scored century as pakistan posted a total of 280 runs for the loss of five wickets in 50 overs.In reply Australia achieved the 281-run target for the loss of just two wickets in 49 overs.

Aaron Finch was declared Man of the Match.The second Match of the series will be played on Sunday.