Player of the Match
Player of the Match
129dThe Report by Danyal Rasool

Azam, Shadab complete Pakistan's incredible comeback

Sri Lanka were bowled out for 187, falling to a 32-run loss in Abu Dhabi, as Pakistan recovered from 101 for 6 to take a 2-0 lead in the series

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
112(144) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 25 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
6 14 13 11 23 8 10 27
Babar Azam
101(133) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 36 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 3 16 8 24 3 26 20

Best performances - Bowlers

PLS Gamage
O10
M0
R57
W4
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Shadab Khan
O9
M1
R47
W3
Eco5.22
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Scorer: Thilak Ram | Commentator: Varun Shetty

END OF OVER:
48 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 187/10 (33 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 3.89, RRR: 16.50)

  • WU Tharanga112 (144b)
  • Hasan Ali10-2-32-1
  • Rumman Raees8-1-37-1

11:21pm And that's it from us today. Thanks for joining. We hope you enjoyed it. See you for the next one.

Sarfraz Ahmed: [responding to Ramiz Raja's question about his temper] The match position becomes this way sometimes and the temper comes out. The boys understand it and I always apologise to them later. (laughs) Our batting collapsed but the way they batted after that on a difficult pitch was brilliant. Can't praise the bowlers enough for defending this 220. Babar is young and he will adjust to Tests. He likes to play his shots so he enjoys success in ODIs. He'll adapt to Tests I'm confident of it. The pitch kept getting slower and slower, so batting wasn't easy and that's why we chose to bat. We're trying to give confidence to the boys, like to Shadab today. If we trust the youngsters, they give us good performances.

Upul Tharanga: Bowlers were really good today. It was a tough wicket. If you hung in there, it got better and better. Thirimanne's wicket was crucial. The seam bowlers bowled especially well, and Akila and Vandersay did well. Disappointed to lose. Vandersay batted well too, but when you're 90 for 7, it's a tough task. It was good to carry the bat, but disappointed with the result

Shadab Khan: I'm grateful to Allah and the good wishes of my parents. Got opportunity with the bat and I thought it'd be my first and last one and approached it like that. The coach told us to bat out the full 50 overs and that's what we did. The kind of bowling line-up we have, we knew we could defend this.

Shadab Khan is the Man of the Match.

10:58pm Oh Sarfraz. Didn't have a very good day, this man. But he was great during the middle overs with his bowling changes, and Pakistan have done it. They've risen from 79 for 5, then 101 for 6, and completed a 32-run win. Upul Tharanga becomes the first Sri Lankan to carry his bat in ODIs. He had the complete opposite day to his counterpart. Can't count how many chances he had today, but unfortunately for him, the pattern holds true for the match result as well. Another loss for him as captain. Only four out of 22 batsmen made it past 20 in this match. And therein lies the value of Babar Azam's century. His fifth consecutive one in the UAE. A superb effort. Backed up by Shadab who got an unbeaten half-century; then followed it up with three wickets to rip through Sri Lanka's middle order. Which one of them will be Man of the Match?

47.6
W
Hasan Ali to Gamage, 1 run, OUT, this could be the end. Full toss outside off stump, sliced behind point and he comes back for the second. It appears to be a direct hit...but it also appears like Sarfraz might have broken the stumps with glove before the direct hit. It's a matter of three frames. Sarfraz's left glove touches the bails, but they're not off. In the next frame too the bails are on...also in the third frame! Which means the bails coming off in the fourth frame are because of the ball! That's it. Pakistan have finished this.

PLS Gamage run out 3 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

47.5
1
Hasan Ali to Tharanga, 1 run, full at off stump, makes room, drives it straight to mid-off

Hasan swiftly walks back to his mark. Trailing him is Sarfraz who cannot believe he has bowled it short and wide with three fielders deep on the leg side

47.4
4
Hasan Ali to Tharanga, FOUR, shot. Short and just outside off stump, contorts to make room and slice this over extra cover to find the boundary
47.3
2
Hasan Ali to Tharanga, 2 runs, overpitched wide outside off, backs away and chops this to third man's left
47.2
0
Hasan Ali to Tharanga, no run, yorker outside off stump, tapped into the off side
47.1
2
Hasan Ali to Tharanga, 2 runs, slower ball, short and wide outside off. No pace on it, he can only chip it over mid-off

Hasan Ali, around the wicket

Races to 7th

33

No. of inns taken by Babar Azam to score 7 ODI centuries, the least by any batsman. The previous quickest to 7 ODI 100s was Hashim Amla in 41 inns.

Shehzad's low scores

10

No. of times Ahmed Shehzad has got out for less than 20 in his last 12 ODI innings, including today. He averages only 16.25 in these 12 innings.