Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    41.6 goes for the pull, and he gloves it through to the wicketkeeper. Gone for exactly one hundred, to a ball that was short and down leg side and ripe for the taking. Cross-seamer from Thisara, getting a little bit of extra bounce. For what its worth, that's good work from the allrounder 203/3
    16.5 the googly does it. Sri Lanka strike. Not sure why that shot was required, he was doing it nicely. Vandersay tosses up that googly outside off. Zaman sees flight, runs down and doesn't bother about improvising once he sees the ball wide outside off. When you are in that awkward position - out of your crease, the ball in line with the keeper, intentionally bowled, the least you should do is attempt to improvise - close the bat-pad gap, anything. Zaman doesn't try, he lets his instinct take over, which is to bludgeon the ball, all in or back home. The googly spins past the edge, and Dickwella does the rest. 78/1
    29.1 chopped on! Babar's amazing run in the UAE is finally broken before hundred. Full and wide from Gamage, Babar drives, bat well away from the pad. It may be the slow pitch or Babar's good form taking him to the ball earlier than he should have. Either way, the ball hits the inside edge and hits the stumps. 144/2
    not out
    not out
    16 (b 4, lb 3, w 9)
    209/3 (42.3 Overs, RR: 4.91)
    Fall of wickets: 1-78 (Fakhar Zaman, 16.5 ov), 2-144 (Babar Azam, 29.1 ov), 3-203 (Imam-ul-Haq, 41.6 ov)
    PLS Gamage7.013515.00285110
    PVD Chameera10.003303.30401030
    A Dananjaya10.005705.70261220
    JDF Vandersay9.314314.52313010
    TAM Siriwardana2.001206.0041000
    NLTC Perera4.002215.50101020

Match Notes

Dream debut


No. of players to score a century on ODI debut, including Imam-ul-Haq in this match. Saleem Elahi, in 1995, is the only other Pakistan player to do so.

Races to 50th


No. of Pakistan bowlers to reach 50 wickets in their ODI career in fewer games than Hasan Ali who's got it in 24 matches. Waqar Younis was the previous quickest, in 27 games. Overall, Hasan is the joint-4th quickest to the feat.

Hasan at top


No. of wickets for Hasan Ali in ODIs this year - the most, edging past Rashid Khan's 36. Vandersey was Hasan's 37th scalp of 2017 and he's also completed 6 three-wkt hauls in last 7 ODIs.

Stands strong


No. of consecutive overs Tharanga was on the crease before getting out to Shadab Khan in this match. He carried his bat throughout last ODI for 48 overs and 27.4 in this.

Bat-first venue


No. of times the teams winning the toss have elected to bat first in Abu Dhabi, in 37 ODIs. Teams winning the toss have won 23 of the previous 36 ODIs here.