Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Fakhar Zaman
48(47) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
7 4 2 5 5 4 9 12
Imam-ul-Haq
45(64) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 8 1 4 5 16 1 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Usman Khan
O7
M0
R34
W5
Eco4.85
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
2W
Hasan Ali
O5.2
M0
R19
W2
Eco3.56
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

5.35pm That was not a good game of cricket for everyone but Pakistan. Usman Khan started off very well, getting late, late movement to rip through Sri Lanka's clueless top order. When that happened, there weren't too many doubts about the result, just the manner. And Pakistan finished the match before the innings break, an indicator of the degree of defeat inflicted on Sri Lanka, who have slipped, stumbled, stuttered and slumped to their third 5-0 ODI whitewash of 2017. It was all decided far too early on this Monday evening.

Sarfraz is pleased, a rare smile beaming on his face as the Pakistan players walk around Sharjah. Imam and Fakhar did their jobs nicely to ensure this game didn't suffer any type of Pakistan batting collapse.

Sri Lanka need something, quickly. They now go to India after the T20 series here, of course, for some ODIs there against a really tough opponent, and if they can find some discipline or some talent or some skill or something, they stand a chance. But if they don't, this may not be their last whitewash in the coming months.

Presentation time.

Usman Khan is the Player of the Match: "Wasn't easy, but the team atmosphere is confident. Learning a lot from our bowling coach. Was focusing on what was working for me."

Hasan Ali is the Player of the Series: "Focusing on the basics: body language, attitude, plans against the batsmen. Conditions here are tough. If you bowl in one place, it's easy for batsmen to play, but I use the bouncer to push the batsmen back."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "Lots of happiness when you give an opportuinity to someone and they perform. Usman finished the match in the first five overs. We're going from strength to strength, we have lots of options. I want our batting to perform more, if we score 270-280, our bowling is strong."

Upul Tharanga: "We're not playing to our strengths, to our capability. We didn't mass 200 four times. Couldn't handle the pressure, has no answers to Usman's first spell. They were straight, always trying to get wickets (Pakistan's bowlers)."

Usman Fida: "26.2 & 20.2 overs bowled per side and the day & night match finished in a day. No need for night"

Kumar: "Before this match: Siriwardana - 4 matches, 18 runs, 0 wickets. Dhananjaya - 4 matches, 70 runs, 2 wickes. Guess which one they dropped"

20.2
4
Vandersay to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR, there is the match and the series. Short and wide outside off, carved past point, past short third man for four. Pakistan sweep Sri Lanka 5-0 in the rout-iest rout of all possible routs.
20.1
1
Vandersay to Faheem Ashraf, 1 run, 82 kph, flight on leg, pushed to long-off

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs | PAK: 100/1 (4 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 0.13)

  • Faheem Ashraf4 (10b)
  • Imam-ul-Haq41 (63b)
  • S Prasanna4-0-21-0
  • JDF Vandersay6-0-25-1
19.6
1
Prasanna to Faheem Ashraf, 1 run, a shovelled heave to deep midwicket. Flight outside off, Ashraf wants to finish the game with a six over midwicket, but the ball trickles away off the inside half

ahamsha: "Whom would you drop from this bowling line up to accommodate Mohammed Amir & Junaid Khan? Must be a difficult but a pleasant problem for the Team"

19.5
0
Prasanna to Faheem Ashraf, no run, shortish around off, clipped to midwicket
19.4
1
Prasanna to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run, another googly around off, Imam hurries back, picks the length and the variation and works the ball to square leg
19.3
1
Prasanna to Faheem Ashraf, 1 run, another googly outside off, defended towards cover for one. Nice soft hands, good response

Usman on fire

21

No. of balls taken by Usman Khan to complete a five-for in this game, the third-quickest in ODIs since 2001. Vaas had taken it in 16 balls v Ban in 2003 WC and Van der Gugten in 20 balls v Can in 2013.

Another whitewash?

2

No. of whitewashes suffered by Sri Lanka in ODIs this year, to SA and Ind, before this series. If they don't win this game, they'll become the first ever team to lose three bilateral series by 5-0 margin in same year.

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