Player of the Match
Player of the Match
57dThe Report by Danyal Rasool

Hasan Ali, spinners make it 4-0 for Pakistan

Hasan Ali, the new No. 1 in bowler in ODIs, led the way with a three-wicket haul as Pakistan condemned Sri Lanka to their 11th successive loss in the format

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Babar Azam
69(101) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 6 3 3 17 8 13 19
Shoaib Malik
69(81) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
6 4 5 7 10 14 9 14

Best performances - Bowlers

Hasan Ali
O8.4
M0
R37
W3
Eco4.26
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
Imad Wasim
O7
M0
R13
W2
Eco1.85
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Varun Shetty

END OF OVER:
39 | 12 Runs | PAK: 177/3 | RR: 4.53

  • Shoaib Malik69 (81b)
  • Babar Azam69 (101b)
  • TAM Siriwardana5-0-34-0
  • S Prasanna10-0-44-1

8:48pm And that is the story today. Another Pakistan win. We'll see you for the final ODI on Monday. Good night!

Sarfraz Ahmed: Test cricket is a little different and we have our momentum in this format, we're doing well in all departments. The boys are understanding their roles, especially the seniors. Shoaib bhai stood up with the bat, Hafeez has been doing well in both departments and the young boys are stepping up. They're making my job easy. Whoever is playing is having an impact. These are good signs. [About his batting position] we're not looking to change anything at the moment.

Upul Tharanga: The main thing is batting - we are making the same mistakes. We have a very good batting side so I don't know what is going wrong. I think it has to do with confidence; no one is getting big scores. Hopefully we can do better in the next game. We were 59 for 2 in ten overs and the guys were batting well and after Dinesh [Chandimal] got out, Siriwardana got out early and it was difficult. The spinners have done well but we need to get wickets in the middle overs.

Babar Azam: Praise to God for this award. My focus is always on for every match and I want to give 100%. The longer I'm there, the better it is for both me and the team. The moment Shoaib bhai came in, he said we need to make a partnership and that's what we did.

Babar Azam is the Man of the Match.

8:30pm It seems like the only way Pakistan can lose in this series is if they decide to. And sometimes it looks like they do that. Fifty-eight for 3 at the start of the chase. Makes you wonder what this batting line-up would look like if Babar didn't score for once. But he's that good - he rarely fails in this format. Solid as ever, and aided by the wisdom of Shoaib Malik. They finish unbeaten on the same score, and it's 4-0 to Pakistan. Sri Lanka have lost11 matches in a row. We'll bring you the Man of the Match and the captains soon.

38.6
6
Siriwardana to Shoaib Malik, SIX, finishes with a six. Tossed up at middle stump, he's closer to the ball this time and goes straighter this time. Must have been off the toe-end because this hangs in the air a long time. But there is enough to clear the fielder at long-off
38.5
4
Siriwardana to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, fielder gets a hand at long-on but his weight was always moving backwards. He wasn't quite on the boundary line and had to reach out. Malik sliced this after stepping out and looking to go over midwicket
38.4
0
Siriwardana to Shoaib Malik, no run, back of a length at leg stump, flicked to short fine

Lodiy: "@zia I and one of my friends had a talk this morning about SL youngsters who can make it to the team in recent future and we checked SL A(who are touring WI right now) & national team players first class avgs, (btw SL domestic structure is considered as below par standards) we couldn't find one player who averages above 50. Highest I found was Roshen Silva(48). "

38.3
1
Siriwardana to Babar Azam, 1 run, back of a length at middle stump, punched to long-on
38.2
0
Siriwardana to Babar Azam, no run, good length at middle stump, defended into the leg side
38.1
1
Siriwardana to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tossed up at middle stump, cramped for room this time after stepping out. Drives it to long-on