Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 13 Runs | PAK: 292/6 | RR: 5.84

  • Hasan Ali11 (5b)
  • Imad Wasim10 (5b)
  • Thisara Perera8-0-68-1
  • Suranga Lakmal10-0-47-2

6.38pm Pakistan have punched 89 runs in the last 10 overs. And it was Shoaib Malik who provided that impetus while Babar Azam provided him with the liberty to do so by tying down one end. Pakistan might feel they could have got 300. They were well on course to do so, but were done in by some late wickets. This is still a tremendous score, though, and will require some batting from Sri Lanka to chase it down. Shashank will be with you in a bit to launch the chase.

Perera to Hasan Ali, no run, skips down the track and Perera has taken this out of his reach. Swings hard and misses
Perera to Hasan Ali, FOUR runs, that's an error in judgement from Dananjaya at sweeper cover. Full, wide, keeps the front leg inside and lofts it over cover. Dananjaya runs to his left and over-runs as the ball gets past him
Perera to Imad Wasim, 1 run, length ball, angled across with a lack of pace, slaps it hard to long-off

rzk: "Those who mentioned that Babar Azam's innings is selfish should check the history of Pak batting. Even this also based on his sensible approach and keeping on side afloat. "

Perera to Imad Wasim, SIX runs, full on the stumps, heaved from off the toes over long-on. Brute power and exquisite timing
Perera to Imad Wasim, 2 runs, full, wide, launches it over the in-field, stays away and swings as the ball lands in the deep backward point region
Perera to Imad Wasim, no run, full, wide, tries to stay leg side and swings hard, misses

Mohid: "Why a player is called selfish when he held one end strongly with a SR of 75+ ??"

49 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 279/6 | RR: 5.69

  • Hasan Ali7 (3b)
  • Imad Wasim1 (1b)
  • Suranga Lakmal10-0-47-2
  • Thisara Perera7-0-55-1
Lakmal to Hasan Ali, 2 runs, skips down again and the bowler fires a full toss into him that has been flicked into midwicket
Lakmal to Hasan Ali, FOUR runs, backs away, makes room and hammers a pull to this short ball, on the bounce over deep midwicket

Losing streak


No. of consecutive ODIs lost by Sri Lanka, including this defeat. This is their joint-longest losing streak. They had lost 8 between 1998 and 1999 as well.

A slow hundred


No. of balls taken by Babar Azam to get to his century in this ODI, the slowest of his six centuries and the slowest by any Pakistan batsman in last five years.

Limited overs specialist


Babar Azam's average in limited overs internationals this year (56.90 in ODIs & 45.14 in T20Is). Whereas in Tests he's averaged just 16.72 in 12 inns with five ducks.

Sri Lanka's bad run


Sri Lanka's win-loss record in ODIs this year, in 21 games before this match. They enter the series with seven defeats in a row.