Player of the Match
Player of the Match
47.5
W
Hasan Ali to Vandersay, OUT, has he gloved this bouncer? Yes. This is a stunning short delivery that veers back in from wide of the crease, Vandersay looks to sway out of the way initially but then decides he has an opportunity to perhaps ramp this over the keeper. Unfortunately he was caught in a tangle as the ball brushed his glove on the way through to Sarfraz. He was off balance as well as the ball closed in on him.

JDF Vandersay c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali 25 (47b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.19

32.1
W
Rumman Raees to Thirimanne, OUT, Raees has been brought back and he strikes first ball. Wonder why Sarfraz didn't do this earlier? That's a top delivery. Short of a length, cuts in sharply. Thirimanne is pinned to the crease as the ball hits the pad plumb in front of middle and leg

HDRL Thirimanne lbw b Rumman Raees 53 (74b 3x4 0x6) SR: 71.62

25.6
W
Shadab Khan to Perera, OUT, is that a clean strike? No, it isn't. Faheem Ashraf snaffles a stunning catch, running back from midwicket. Flighted on middle and off, Perera tries to loft but doesn't get close to it, and as a result, does not get on top of the bounce. Skies it and Ashraf runs to his right to take a wonderfully-judged catch

NLTC Perera c sub (Faheem Ashraf) b Shadab Khan 21 (29b 1x4 1x6) SR: 72.41

15.6
W
Hasan Ali to Siriwardana, OUT, suckerpunches Siriwardena with a beauty. This length ball reverses back in just a wee bit, pitches at length and straightens. He plays down the wrong line and sees the ball crash into the stumps. Hasan is on a hat-trick

TAM Siriwardana b Hasan Ali 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

15.5
W
Hasan Ali to Mendis, OUT, the short ball has done the trick and it's the pace of Hasan. Skiddy bouncer on off stump, Kusal plays the pull, but this reared up on him quickly to take the top edge. Sarfraz moved to his left to take a dolly. Sri Lanka in trouble

BKG Mendis c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali 2 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

12.6
W
Mohammad Hafeez to Tharanga, OUT, done him in. This was on the cards. Tharanga wasn't sure whether to slog sweep or pull, in the end he got into a tangle against this slider that came back in to crash into middle stump. You could sense this was coming, Hafeez worked him over superbly. If ever there was a case of someone deserved a wicket today, this was it.

WU Tharanga b Mohammad Hafeez 18 (38b 3x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

5.2
W
Rumman Raees to Chandimal, OUT, late inswingh has done the trick. Chandimal plays all around this length ball and is struck on the pad. Looked out at first instance. Replays confirm this pitched on middle and it would've crashed into middle and leg. Sri Lanka have lost their review. Poor one too.

LD Chandimal lbw b Rumman Raees 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

3.3
W
Rumman Raees to Dickwella, OUT, pokes at a delivery that nips away ever-so-slightly and gone. This length ball just zipped away off the deck, Dickwella had to play because the ball initially angled in. He was caught on the crease, squared up and found the nick. He didn't even wait for the umpire to give his decision. Walked.

N Dickwella c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Rumman Raees 19 (13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 146.15

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.