Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.6 Dickwella marches down the track and holes out to extra cover. Junaid has his revenge. He lets out an animated roar. Dickwella slinks down but Junaid holds his own and bowls it full on middle. Dickwella gets too close to the pitch and carves it to Zaman 30/2
    1.2 Usman strikes with his second ball on ODI debut. He storms through the defences of Tharanga and pegs the middle stump back. Bowled through the gate. This is an excellent delivery: full and skids back into the left hander. The speedgun reads 137ks but it looked quicker than that, beating Tharanga, who dared to play across the line. He does not make contact. Usman hits 2/1
    10.3 An awful mix-up between the wickets! Short midwicket fumbles. Farcical cricket all around. Awful throw. Sarfraz runs in front of the stumps, gathers the throw, flings himself forward, and catches Chandimal short at the striker's end. This was slid through on middle, Chandimal skipped out and clipped it away to shortmidwicket's right, who misfields. Chandimal is more than halfway down the pitch. Thirimanne sells him down the river. Sarfraz made that throw from Shehzad look a lot better 59/3
    40.1 Imad returns and has Thirimanne scooping a catch to Babar at extra cover. Pushed through and sliding across off from around the wicket, Thirimanne simply chips it to the fielder. Soft end to a gritty innings 164/9
    10.5 Sadeera bags a duck on ODI debut. This was the flat inducker from Imad - skids back into the right hander from around the wicket. Sadeera plays back to a fuller one and misses it completely; he was late to bring his bat down. Timbaaaaah 59/4
    20.5 oh great catch! Usman Shinwari lunges forward and to his left to get his hands quickly under this flat one dipping at him fast. It's a short ball angled into the mid-riff, he swivels and pulls in the air. That didn't go too far above head height and dipped fast, but Shinwari was sharp at fine leg 91/5
    24.1 ... and he strikes with his first ball to leave Sri Lanka six down for 99. Googly, breaks back in on middle, Prasanna does not read the wrong'un and winds up for an ambitious slog sweep only to miss it 99/6
    24.2 he's gone first ball! Shadab on a hat-trick. Good length at off stump, googly. He looks to flick but hasn't reached the pitch of the ball. Closes the face too early inevitably and the edge loops to first slip's left 99/7
    35.2 Hasan has Dananjaya nicking behind and unleashes his trademark celebration - pumping his fists and stretching his arms out. What a sight. Words can't do justice to it. This was on a good length and hung up wide outside off. Hint of away movement. Dananjaya bites and edges it to Sarfraz behind the stumps 142/8
    not out
    43.4 Hasan, the new world no. 1, wraps up SL for 173 with another three-wicket haul. This is the slower offcutter, Gamage does not spot the change-up. He has a big heave at it, he does so early, and has his stumps rattled 173/10
    13 (b 4, lb 1, w 8)
    173 all out (43.4 Overs, RR: 3.96)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Upul Tharanga, 1.2 ov), 2-30 (Niroshan Dickwella, 4.6 ov), 3-59 (Dinesh Chandimal, 10.3 ov), 4-59 (Sadeera Samarawickrama, 10.5 ov), 5-91 (Milinda Siriwardana, 20.5 ov), 6-99 (Seekkuge Prasanna, 24.1 ov), 7-99 (Thisara Perera, 24.2 ov), 8-142 (Akila Dananjaya, 35.2 ov), 9-164 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 40.1 ov), 10-173 (Lahiru Gamage, 43.4 ov)
    Junaid Khan402215.50163100
    Usman Shinwari6.303815.84214020
    Imad Wasim701321.85300010
    Mohammad Hafeez9.312903.05311000
    Hasan Ali8.403734.26273000
    Shadab Khan802923.62262010

Match Notes

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st12Fakhar ZamanImam-ul-Haq
2nd25Babar AzamFakhar Zaman
3rd21Mohammad HafeezBabar Azam
4th119Shoaib MalikBabar Azam