And that's it from us. Sri Lanka and Pakistan share the two-match T20I series, and will head fresh into the first ODI on December 18. Hope you all enjoyed the match as much as we did. On behalf of Vishal Dikshit, Venkat Raghav, this is Rohan Sharma saying good night, and good luck!
Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka captain: We are over the moon. We keep our No. 1 ranking. Kusal and Dilshan batted really well, after that Seekkuge and Sangakkara batted well at the end. You know he's a legend (Sanga), he's a world-class batsman. We have some tricks up our sleeves for the ODIs, and have our game plans for the series.
Shahid Afridi has been named Man of the Series
Kusal Perera (SL), Man of the Match: Feeling very good. It was a very crucial game for us. They were bowling well so I took calculated risks in the first six overs, before rotating the strike. People mention similarities between me and Sanath Jayasuriya. Very confident for rest of series.
Mohammed Hafeez, Pakistan captain: We made the right decision to bowl first but we leaked some of the runs to bowl first. We didn't bowl in the right areas early on, and they got a score higher than what we expected. We were looking at 160-170. I think the effort was great to see by the batsmen though. Whenever there is a two-match series it is tough to decide the series, but the Sri Lankans played very well and Sharjeel put up a good fight, but those four wickets in eight balls proved the difference.
Sajid Rafiq: "Nice fight by Pakistan........ I really wasn't expecting that...."
Noman khan: "i think another t20 needs to be played to get a better series result and entertnmt.."
naqvi: "a good cricket match aftar a long time"
Well there you have it. Sri Lanka posted an imposing 211 for 3, their third-highest T20I score. Pakistan's batsmen showed promise at junctures, but too many wickets fell in clusters, especially towards the middle when five were gone with not too much added on the board. With that the series is drawn 1-1, and Sri Lanka continue to hold their No. 1 ranking, at least till the next series. Pakistan did well to come back into the contest after having been reduced to 85 for 7, with special mention going to Shahid Afridi (28), Sohail Tanvir (41) and Saeed Ajmal (20). Ajmal and Tanvir put on a record ninth-wicket partnership of 63, but it wasn't enough to close the gap. We will be back shortly for the match presentation.
Kula to bowl the final over
Looks like it may just be done and dusted with 27 still required, and No. 10 and 11 left to do the job
Usman Khan walks into a pressure situation
Azhar: "reached home from ground and Shocked to see the score in TV. OMG..!!"
29 off 12 needed. Are we in for another thriller?
Adnan Rasheed: "I m glad to see Pakistan fighting.....its good to see after a long time"
This is the highest score by a No. 9 in T20s. Tanvir doing the deed admirably
faisal bajwa: "Maybe the Pakistan supporters should come back into the ground"
This is now the highest ninth-wicket T20I partnership ever
Aqdam: "So glad to see pakistan fighting....."