Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | SL: 144/9 (37 runs required, RR: 7.20)

  • Vikum Sanjaya1 (3b)
  • Isuru Udana0 (0b)
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-13-4
  • Hasan Ali4-0-39-1

9.30pm This Pakistan team has been too good for Sri Lanka. In their green, Pakistan have just showed off. Their bowling might has been too strong, too powerful for Sri Lanka, who have been under-par right through the series. They were much better today in the first quarter of the match, but Pakistan won all the clutch moments, and when you do that, you generally win games.

Personnel and skill wise, Pakistan were a touch tooooo good for Sri Lanka in batting and bowling. Pakistan were also led well by Sarfraz. Sri Lanka next head to India for another tough series, but Pakistan have some time to savor this limited-overs leg.

Presentation time.

Shoaib Malik is the Man of the Match, and Man of the Series: "Playing in front of the home crowd and becoming Man of the Match, that's something. I'd like to thank the Sri Lankan team. This is something we've missed for so many years. I train every day, I don't miss my training sessions. If you look good, you always want that in your life. You have to take a couple of balls to get used to the conditions. That's something I missed in the previous game. Taking singles is the key of your role."

Thisara Perera: "It's a tough tour. For Pakistan fans, thanks for inviting us. My team-mates gelled like a family. Last three matches, we had to take a lot of positives. We need to do something for our batting unit."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "Playing at home is special. The kind of support we get, the people that come, it gives us a lot of happiness. The way our players are performing in crucial situations, it's good. The best thing is we are doing it in our country, in front of our fans. Our target was to play Faheem up as soon as we could. I'd like to thank the Sri Lanka team. The way our law enforcement have done their job, it will open doors for us, even to play a Test series."

19.6
1
Mohammad Amir to Sanjaya, 1 run, good length delivery on the pads, worked to deep midwicket and that's it. Pakistan complete another whitewash, taking the T20s 3-0
19.5
0
Mohammad Amir to Sanjaya, no run, a slowish delivery around off, a big swing again, no bat. Big, wide, flashing smiles all around in the field

Amir has four

19.4
0
Mohammad Amir to Sanjaya, no run, full outside off, another big swing, no connection

Three slips, a gully and short leg

19.3
W
Mohammad Amir to Prasanna, OUT, full delivery outside off, Prasanna's big swing results in a thick edge for Sarfraz, swung himself off his feet. Malik shakes Prasanna's hands. Amir is happy.

S Prasanna c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 16 (8b 0x4 2x6) SR: 200.00

19.3
1w
Mohammad Amir to Prasanna, 1 wide, a slower delivery outside off, Prasanna misses his swing, wide called
19.2
W
Mohammad Amir to Pathirana, OUT, Hafeez struggles but takes the catch eventually. A slower ball down leg, Pathirana is through his shot too early, the ball is chipped in the air towards midwicket. Hafeez watches the ball, backtracks slightly, juggles, wiggles but takes it

SS Pathirana c Mohammad Hafeez b Mohammad Amir 14 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

Ammar J: "What hope is this side going to give us. The only big runs were coming from Shanaka. The rest all singles! You can't expect to win a match like that. Look at Pakistan's batting order and how they smoothly got to 180 while these guys are struggling to get a boundary"

19.1
0
Mohammad Amir to Pathirana, no run, full delivery on leg, pushed back to the bowler

END OF OVER:
19 | 19 Runs | SL: 142/7 (39 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.47, RRR: 39.00)

  • Seekkuge Prasanna16 (7b)
  • Sachith Pathirana14 (8b)
  • Hasan Ali4-0-39-1
  • Faheem Ashraf4-0-19-2
18.6
6
Hasan Ali to Prasanna, SIX runs, another big six. Fullish outside off, Prasanna swings through the line and the ball soars over midwicket. Not the best way for Hasan Ali to finish this series
18.5
1
Hasan Ali to Pathirana, 1 run, a slower ball around middle, chipped to long-on. Just one more
18.4
1
Hasan Ali to Prasanna, 1 run, a low full toss on off, drilled down to long-on
18.3
6
Hasan Ali to Prasanna, SIX runs, way over deep midwicket. Another slower ball outside off, this one is picked. Prasanna stays back and creams a pull over the boundary
18.2
1
Hasan Ali to Pathirana, 1 run, a slower delivery on middle and off, the offcutter. A thick outside edge down to third man
18.1
4
Hasan Ali to Pathirana, FOUR runs, nicely played. Shortish delivery around off, Pathirana stays back and pulls over midwicket. No one there

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs | SL: 123/7 (58 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.83, RRR: 29.00)

  • Sachith Pathirana8 (5b)
  • Seekkuge Prasanna3 (4b)
  • Faheem Ashraf4-0-19-2
  • Hasan Ali3-0-20-1
17.6
1
Faheem Ashraf to Pathirana, 1 run, short on middle, pulled to deep square leg. Just one
17.5
4
Faheem Ashraf to Pathirana, FOUR runs, a slower delivery on middle, driven hard and straight. Mid-off dives to his left, gets down lackadaisically and concedes four
17.4
0
Faheem Ashraf to Pathirana, no run, full and wide outside off, hammered straight to cover
17.3
2
Faheem Ashraf to Pathirana, 2 runs, short on middle, pushed to Shadab at cover, who picks up cleanly and misses the stumps at the bowler's end
17.2
1
Faheem Ashraf to Prasanna, 1 run, full delivery outside off, jammed out to mid-off. Amir over-runs it but recovers well
17.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to Pathirana, 1 run, strays on the pads, nudged down to fine leg for one

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 114/7 (67 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.70, RRR: 22.33)

  • Seekkuge Prasanna2 (3b)
  • Hasan Ali3-0-20-1
  • Mohammad Amir3-0-11-2
16.6
W
Hasan Ali to Perera, OUT, the back-of-the-hand slower ball outside off, Thisara launches one high in the air, but the ball has not been timed. Much more elevation than distance. Shadab, at long-on, settles easily underneath and takes an easy one. With that, Pakistan should have no further trouble

NLTC Perera c Shadab Khan b Hasan Ali 10 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

16.5
2
Hasan Ali to Perera, 2 runs, now the yorker. Full around off, driven away towards cover where there is a misfield from Hafeez, who gestures that the ball skidded on.

Qaaid Mowlana : "The only thing missing from this match so far is Hasan Ali's celebration "

16.4
0
Hasan Ali to Perera, no run, now it's the short slow bouncer. Thisara is lulled into playing earlier than he should, the ball beats his pull

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10EMDY MunaweeraMD Gunathilaka
2nd5MD GunathilakaS Samarawickrama
3rd6ML UdawatteMD Gunathilaka
4th36ML UdawatteMD Shanaka
5th39PC de SilvaMD Shanaka
6th10NLTC PereraPC de Silva
7th8NLTC PereraS Prasanna
8th28SS PathiranaS Prasanna
9th1S PrasannaI Udana
10th1I UdanaJRMVB Sanjaya