'This is how cornered tigers fight'

Chasing 237, Pakistan's semi-final hopes were looking up when they were 92 for 1. It started fading as the slide began: 92 for 2... 95 for 3... 110 for 4... 131 for 5... 137 for 6... and eventually 162 for 7. But Sarfraz Ahmed, their captain, and Mohammad Amir combined to see them home, much to the delight of their supporters.

Before his composure with the bat, Mohammad Amir had begun the slide in Sri Lanka's innings, removing the two set batsmen in Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella.

Sri Lanka would rue the chances they missed on the field.

Lasith Malinga tried his best to fashion a win but his efforts seemed futile as Sarfraz Ahmed was dropped twice in six balls off his bowling.

Was Sri Lanka's performance one of the worst seen on the field in recent times?

The win extended Pakistan's dominance over Sri Lanka in big tournaments.

The match was surely the best in the group phase of a tournament that had too many lacklustre contests.

Time for apologies?

Pakistan meet hosts England, one of the tournament favourites, in the semi-finals. Will it again be their day?