Player of the Match
Player of the Match

11:28pm And that is all from us tonight! Thanks for joining us and don't forget to keep an eye out for the post match stuff, starting with Andrew Fidel Fernando's match report. Good night and see you soon.

Sarfraz Ahmed: We have to improve our lines and lengths in the middle overs. The way we batted, the score was good. The ball wasn't coming on, our batsmen did well. We'll try to give everyone a chance through this series, even the guys on our bench are first priority players for us.

Lahiru Thirimanne: It was a great effort by Shehan and Dasun. They showed us how to bat in these conditions. Disappointed how we handled the first ten overs, it was not good enough. They bowled pretty well, but overall we could have kept them to below 300. Our bowlers did well in small phases, but later stages they've given some extra runs. Today, Shehan took the chance and batted really well. It's a great opportunity, the youngsters should make the most of it.

Usman Shinwari: I've come in after 5-6 months. It was a comeback of a sorts. I put in my everything. It was a slow wicket, but I stuck to my plan. [On favouring Sri Lanka, who he's taken two five-wicket hauls against] They hit me all over the park on my debut, I'm just avenging myself!

Usman Shinwari is the Man of the Match

Fahad Nasim: "Win was expected but good fight from Srilanka. Shadab khan's length and flight is a good thing in long term, he's playing first class and bowling a lot of overs hence this change in trajectory. I'll take this bashing of him throughout the series if he can develop his test bowling skills for Australia tour."

Sheikh: "#CricketComesHome in a style! *-* Congratulations Pakistan on this victory. And srilanka too for their fighting spirit "

Khalid: "Shinwari should be MoM. Great Comeback performance."

11:10pm A huge win in the end. Pakistan let the game for a long time in the second half, but they were outdone by the entirety of Sri Lanka's specialist batsmen who played some terribly ordinary shots on a good batting surface. From 28 for 5, they had no business lasting even another hour. But Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka, two of many players on this tour trying to prove a point, took their chances. They were positive despite the damage around them. They kept tucking the ball away, maintaining a rate of five per over until suddenly upping the rate and giving Pakistan a right scare. But Usman Shinwari, the architect of the early collapse, was there in the end to drag the game back for Pakistan. A second five-for, getting Jayasuriya for 96, and stamping his name all over this chase. A good day for him. Also a good day for Babar Azam, celebrating his first Karachi ODI with his 11th ODI ton. Iftikhar at the end with a cameo too, took Pakistan past 300. An overall decent day for the hosts, floodlight frustrations notwithstanding.

Shadab Khan to de Silva, OUT, taken at deep midwicket. And that is the end. Full ball outside off, there for one of his favoured inside-out lofted drives, but he chooses to go slog sweep. He's got no room to execute it after shuffling into the off side. Ends up slicing it for Ifthikar who runs in some ten yards and holds on easily

PWH de Silva c Iftikhar Ahmed b Shadab Khan 30 (23b 1x4 2x6) SR: 130.43

Shadab Khan to de Silva, 2 runs, short ball outside off, shuffles and pulls to deep square's left
Shadab Khan to de Silva, 2 runs, sliced over cover. Dipping length ball outside off, steps out and miscues the inside-out drive this time
Shadab Khan to de Silva, no run, dipping length ball outside off, beaten on the attempted ramp past third man

"Aage kyun kar raha hai?" is Sarfaraz's protest. Why are you bowling full?

Shadab Khan to de Silva, 2 runs, length outside off steps out and drives to deep extra cover's left

46 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 232/9 (74 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.04, RRR: 18.50)

  • Wanindu Hasaranga24 (18b)
  • Wahab Riaz9-0-27-1
  • Shadab Khan9-0-70-1
Wahab Riaz to Kumara, OUT, and he's bluffed him comprehensively! Oh Wahab, why'd you do that to the poor No. 10. Bowls it short of a length. Kumara is fending for a bouncer because of that field change. He's trapped right in front of the stumps, on the knee flap, as this slides on from the surface. They don't have any reviews left, but Kumara doesn't look too livid about this so we could assume there's no bat on it

CBRLS Kumara lbw b Wahab Riaz 1 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

A leg gully has come in

Wahab Riaz to Kumara, no run, short of a length just outside off and left alone. So they have a plan

Omair Ahmad: "@Atiq I hope you mean a slap on the former selectors, not the current ones that picked him :) " --- A main part of the panel is in that dressing room too!

Wahab Riaz to de Silva, 1 run, length on off stump, backs away and chops it to third man
Wahab Riaz to de Silva, FOUR runs, wow! What is with this guy and hitting over extra cover? Some stunning inside-out hits. This one is a slower ball at a length outside off. He waits on it, plants half a stride out and slaps this over the infielder
Wahab Riaz to de Silva, no run, knee high full toss steered straight to point! A big smile from the batsman. A few feet either side, that would have flown to the point boundary
Wahab Riaz to Kumara, 1 run, attempted yorker, tickled into the midwicket region off the toe-end

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st18MD GunathilakaS Samarawickrama
2nd4MD GunathilakaWIA Fernando
3rd0BOP FernandoWIA Fernando
4th0HDRL ThirimanneBOP Fernando
5th6BOP FernandoGSNFG Jayasuriya
6th177GSNFG JayasuriyaMD Shanaka
7th0MD ShanakaPWH de Silva
8th6I UdanaPWH de Silva
9th21CBRLS KumaraPWH de Silva
10th6N PradeepPWH de Silva