Player of the Match
Player of the Match
49.3
4
Hasan Ali to Lakmal, FOUR runs, picks this short ball well. Hammered from outside off to the wide long-on boundary. Dananjaya's wait for a maiden ODI fifty continues
46.6
4
Rumman Raees to Dananjaya, FOUR runs, clears his front leg, and slaps this short-arm jab towards wide long-on. Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur can't believe what he just saw
46.2
4
Rumman Raees to Dananjaya, FOUR runs, picks the slower ball early, holds his shape and pulls this into the gap at deep midwicket. The man from deep square came around and then dived over the ball.
45.4
4
Imad Wasim to Dananjaya, FOUR runs, muscled into the gap between deep square and wide long-on. Got to the pitch of the ball and smashed this with the spin
38.6
4
Junaid Khan to Dananjaya, FOUR runs, short ball, this is bad bowling. Not going to trouble the batsman with the short ball at this pace. Dananjaya arches back and ramps it over the keeper
36.6
4
Rumman Raees to Dananjaya, FOUR runs, full outside off, driven through the right of mid-off and beats him comfortably
33.6
4
Shadab Khan to Vandersay, FOUR runs, outside edge, flies past the slightly wide first slip. Sharp turn, sticks the bat out and gets a healthy nick that runs down to third man
27.6
4
Shadab Khan to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, floated up outside off, driven through the cover and point region. Two fielders give it a chase and one of them dives but the ball beats him into the boundary
24.2
6
Mohammad Hafeez to Perera, SIX runs, advances down the ground and meets the pitch before launching this straight down the ground. Ball thuds into the sightscreen
17.1
4
Hasan Ali to Perera, FOUR runs, full, outside off, and Perera has crashed this through the covers. Uppishly driven but has found the gap so no problems
14.2
4
Mohammad Hafeez to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, drifts in a long way to get a tickle down leg, keeper can't move across in time. Tough one, really. Races to the fine leg boundary. Welcome runs
7.6
4
Rumman Raees to Thirimanne, FOUR runs, flicked uppishly over the infield. Loose ball on the pads, balance and timing all in sync. That should make Thirimanne feel much better
7.4
4
Rumman Raees to Tharanga, FOUR runs, whipped over midwicket. Just fractionally short, he got into position early and brought out his powerful wrists into play to pick it over midwicket. Delightful timing
3.1
4
Rumman Raees to Dickwella, FOUR runs, thick edge that flies past where a second slip would've been. Races to the third man boundary.
2.5
4
Junaid Khan to Dickwella, FOUR runs, third man has made a mess of it. Nearly carried. This one dipped on Malik, who was in an awkward position. This was off a thick outside edge. Went flat and just bounced in front of him. He was looking away just as the ball descended on him and that didn't help his cause.
2.4
4
Junaid Khan to Dickwella, FOUR runs, slower delivery, he heaves this from outside off and clears midwicket. Didn't bother running, stood up and kept admiring his stroke. Tharanga urged him to run. Didn't matter in the end
1.6
4
Rumman Raees to Tharanga, FOUR runs, short-arm jab, and boy, he's belted this or what. Wasn't entirely in control it looked when he met the ball, but that was just a perception. Flew off the blade. Beauty of the stroke lay in the weight transfer. He was cramped for room alright, but went through and got full value
1.2
4
Rumman Raees to Tharanga, FOUR runs, width and put away with a touch of disdain. Too short, Tharanga stayed back inside the crease and flayed this between cover and point.

Losing streak

8

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

128

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

52.05

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

4-16

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.