RESULT
5th ODI (D/N), Sharjah, October 23, 2017, Pakistan tour of United Arab Emirates
(20.2/50 ov, T:104) 105/1

Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 178 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
5/34
usman-shinwari
Player Of The Series
14 wkts
hasan-ali
Match centre 
Scores: Sanjay Murari
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Comms: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 103/10(26.2 overs)
Pakistan 105/1(20.2 overs)

5.35pm That was not a good game of cricket for everyone but Pakistan. Usman Khan started off very well, getting late, late movement to rip through Sri Lanka's clueless top order. When that happened, there weren't too many doubts about the result, just the manner. And Pakistan finished the match before the innings break, an indicator of the degree of defeat inflicted on Sri Lanka, who have slipped, stumbled, stuttered and slumped to their third 5-0 ODI whitewash of 2017. It was all decided far too early on this Monday evening.

Sarfraz is pleased, a rare smile beaming on his face as the Pakistan players walk around Sharjah. Imam and Fakhar did their jobs nicely to ensure this game didn't suffer any type of Pakistan batting collapse.

Sri Lanka need something, quickly. They now go to India after the T20 series here, of course, for some ODIs there against a really tough opponent, and if they can find some discipline or some talent or some skill or something, they stand a chance. But if they don't, this may not be their last whitewash in the coming months.

Presentation time.

Usman Khan is the Player of the Match: "Wasn't easy, but the team atmosphere is confident. Learning a lot from our bowling coach. Was focusing on what was working for me."

Hasan Ali is the Player of the Series: "Focusing on the basics: body language, attitude, plans against the batsmen. Conditions here are tough. If you bowl in one place, it's easy for batsmen to play, but I use the bouncer to push the batsmen back."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "Lots of happiness when you give an opportuinity to someone and they perform. Usman finished the match in the first five overs. We're going from strength to strength, we have lots of options. I want our batting to perform more, if we score 270-280, our bowling is strong."

Upul Tharanga: "We're not playing to our strengths, to our capability. We didn't mass 200 four times. Couldn't handle the pressure, has no answers to Usman's first spell. They were straight, always trying to get wickets (Pakistan's bowlers)."

Usman Fida: "26.2 & 20.2 overs bowled per side and the day & night match finished in a day. No need for night"

Kumar: "Before this match: Siriwardana - 4 matches, 18 runs, 0 wickets. Dhananjaya - 4 matches, 70 runs, 2 wickes. Guess which one they dropped"

20.2
4
Vandersay to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR runs

there is the match and the series. Short and wide outside off, carved past point, past short third man for four. Pakistan sweep Sri Lanka 5-0 in the rout-iest rout of all possible routs.

20.1
1
Vandersay to Faheem, 1 run

82 kph, flight on leg, pushed to long-off

end of over 204 runs
PAK: 100/1CRR: 5.00 RRR: 0.13
Faheem Ashraf4 (10)
Imam-ul-Haq41 (63)
Seekkuge Prasanna 4-0-21-0
Jeffrey Vandersay 6-0-25-1
19.6
1
Prasanna to Faheem, 1 run

a shovelled heave to deep midwicket. Flight outside off, Ashraf wants to finish the game with a six over midwicket, but the ball trickles away off the inside half

ahamsha: "Whom would you drop from this bowling line up to accommodate Mohammed Amir & Junaid Khan? Must be a difficult but a pleasant problem for the Team"

19.5
Prasanna to Faheem, no run

shortish around off, clipped to midwicket

19.4
1
Prasanna to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

another googly around off, Imam hurries back, picks the length and the variation and works the ball to square leg

19.3
1
Prasanna to Faheem, 1 run

another googly outside off, defended towards cover for one. Nice soft hands, good response

19.2
Prasanna to Faheem, no run

well bowled, flat outside off, the ball slides through to beat the bat. Pushed that through in the air

19.1
1
Prasanna to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

shortish down leg, worked away through to deep square leg for one

end of over 197 runs
PAK: 96/1CRR: 5.05 RRR: 0.25
Faheem Ashraf2 (6)
Imam-ul-Haq39 (61)
Jeffrey Vandersay 6-0-25-1
Seekkuge Prasanna 3-0-17-0
18.6
Vandersay to Faheem, no run

too full outside off, jammed out

18.5
1
Vandersay to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

quick outside off, shovelled away towards long-on for one more

18.4
Vandersay to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

overpitched on off, jammed back

18.3
1
Vandersay to Faheem, 1 run

goes after it, lots of flight outside off, Faheem wants to go straight, the ball skews off the inside half towards long-on

18.2
1
Vandersay to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

short and wide outside off, carved to the sweeper cover

18.1
4
Vandersay to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR runs

short and wide outside off, 54 mph, Imam races back and nails a late, late cut that goes past short third man's right

end of over 184 runs
PAK: 89/1CRR: 4.94 RRR: 0.46
Faheem Ashraf1 (4)
Imam-ul-Haq33 (57)
Seekkuge Prasanna 3-0-17-0
Jeffrey Vandersay 5-0-18-1
17.6
Prasanna to Faheem, no run

flight outside off, pushed through outside off, defended back

17.5
1
Prasanna to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

another nudge towards midwicket, tight run. Chandimal picks up and returns the throw to the batsman's end, but he has made it with time and matres to spare

17.4
Prasanna to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

drifts on the pads again, worked to midwicket

17.3
1
Prasanna to Faheem, 1 run

flight around off, Ashraf gets forward, a thick inside edge towards square leg for one

17.3
1w
Prasanna to Faheem, 1 wide

strays down leg again, another wide

17.2
1
Prasanna to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

runs down to the pitch, gets there and drives the ball to long-on for one

Best performances - batters
Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman PAK
48 runs (47)
7 fours0 six
Control
81%
Productive shot
cover drive
14 runs
3 fours0 six
742554912
Imam-ul-Haq
Imam-ul-Haq PAK
45 runs (64)
4 fours1 six
Control
86%
Productive shot
cut shot
9 runs
2 fours0 six
381451617
Best performances - bowlers
Usman Shinwari
Usman Shinwari PAK
O
7
M
0
R
34
W
5
ECO
4.85
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
2W
Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali PAK
O
5.2
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
3.56
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
Usman Shinwari
Player Of The Series
Pakistan
Hasan Ali
Series resultPakistan won the 5-match series 5-0
Match numberODI no. 3930
Match days23 October 2017 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Ahsan Raza
India
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
England
Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Shozab Raza
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft