Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Notes

Usman on fire


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?


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.

  • Sri Lanka suffer 12th straight defeat

    All the statistical peaks Pakistan scaled and the statistical troughs Sri Lanka plumbed during the fifth ODI in Sharjah

  • Twenty-one balls of deja vu

    Until today, Usman Khan was best known for a destructive spell of pace and movement in a domestic T20 final. He has now bowled an eerily similar spell in international cricket, and given Pakistan a sweet selection headache when all their pace options are

  • Pakistan complete 5-0 after Usman bags five in 21 balls

    A devastating new-ball spell from Pakistan's latest left-arm sensation sent Sri Lanka spiralling to 103 all out and the ignominy of their third 5-0 ODI whitewash of the year

  • Can Sri Lanka avoid another whitewash?

    Sri Lanka have been at the wrong end of 5-0 scorelines twice this year, against South Africa and India. Can they find a way to evade the same fate against Pakistan?