Player of the Match
Player of the Match
47dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan cruise to win on Lahore's big night

Shoaib Malik scorched his way to a 23-ball fifty, Mohammad Amir scythed through Sri Lanka's chase, and Pakistan gave a raucous home crowd an evening to remember, as they trounced Sri Lanka by 36 runs

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MD Shanaka
54(36) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 0 13 1 4 9 14 12
Shoaib Malik
51(24) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 4 4 18 8 3 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Amir
O4
M0
R13
W4
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
Faheem Ashraf
O4
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 3-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45- 23.10

Match days

29 October 2017 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
20 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | SL: 144/9 (37 runs required, RR: 7.20)

  • JRMVB Sanjaya1 (3b)
  • I Udana0 (0b)
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-13-4
  • Hasan Ali4-0-39-1

9.30pm This Pakistan team has been too good for Sri Lanka. In their green, Pakistan have just showed off. Their bowling might has been too strong, too powerful for Sri Lanka, who have been under-par right through the series. They were much better today in the first quarter of the match, but Pakistan won all the clutch moments, and when you do that, you generally win games.

Personnel and skill wise, Pakistan were a touch tooooo good for Sri Lanka in batting and bowling. Pakistan were also led well by Sarfraz. Sri Lanka next head to India for another tough series, but Pakistan have some time to savor this limited-overs leg.

Presentation time.

Shoaib Malik is the Man of the Match, and Man of the Series: "Playing in front of the home crowd and becoming Man of the Match, that's something. I'd like to thank the Sri Lankan team. This is something we've missed for so many years. I train every day, I don't miss my training sessions. If you look good, you always want that in your life. You have to take a couple of balls to get used to the conditions. That's something I missed in the previous game. Taking singles is the key of your role."

Thisara Perera: "It's a tough tour. For Pakistan fans, thanks for inviting us. My team-mates gelled like a family. Last three matches, we had to take a lot of positives. We need to do something for our batting unit."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "Playing at home is special. The kind of support we get, the people that come, it gives us a lot of happiness. The way our players are performing in crucial situations, it's good. The best thing is we are doing it in our country, in front of our fans. Our target was to play Faheem up as soon as we could. I'd like to thank the Sri Lanka team. The way our law enforcement have done their job, it will open doors for us, even to play a Test series."

19.6
1
Mohammad Amir to Sanjaya, 1 run, good length delivery on the pads, worked to deep midwicket and that's it. Pakistan complete another whitewash, taking the T20s 3-0
19.5
0
Mohammad Amir to Sanjaya, no run, a slowish delivery around off, a big swing again, no bat. Big, wide, flashing smiles all around in the field

Amir has four

19.4
0
Mohammad Amir to Sanjaya, no run, full outside off, another big swing, no connection

Three slips, a gully and short leg

19.3
W
Mohammad Amir to Prasanna, OUT, full delivery outside off, Prasanna's big swing results in a thick edge for Sarfraz, swung himself off his feet. Malik shakes Prasanna's hands. Amir is happy.

S Prasanna c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 16 (8b 0x4 2x6) SR: 200.00

19.3
1w
Mohammad Amir to Prasanna, 1 wide, a slower delivery outside off, Prasanna misses his swing, wide called
19.2
W
Mohammad Amir to Pathirana, OUT, Hafeez struggles but takes the catch eventually. A slower ball down leg, Pathirana is through his shot too early, the ball is chipped in the air towards midwicket. Hafeez watches the ball, backtracks slightly, juggles, wiggles but takes it

SS Pathirana c Mohammad Hafeez b Mohammad Amir 14 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

Ammar J: "What hope is this side going to give us. The only big runs were coming from Shanaka. The rest all singles! You can't expect to win a match like that. Look at Pakistan's batting order and how they smoothly got to 180 while these guys are struggling to get a boundary"