good length delivery on the pads, worked to deep midwicket and that's it. Pakistan complete another whitewash, taking the T20s 3-0
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.
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."
a slowish delivery around off, a big swing again, no bat. Big, wide, flashing smiles all around in the field
Amir has four
full outside off, another big swing, no connection
Three slips, a gully and short leg
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.
a slower delivery outside off, Prasanna misses his swing, wide called
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
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"
full delivery on leg, pushed back to the bowler
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
a slower ball around middle, chipped to long-on. Just one more
a low full toss on off, drilled down to long-on
way over deep midwicket. Another slower ball outside off, this one is picked. Prasanna stays back and creams a pull over the boundary
a slower delivery on middle and off, the offcutter. A thick outside edge down to third man
nicely played. Shortish delivery around off, Pathirana stays back and pulls over midwicket. No one there
short on middle, pulled to deep square leg. Just one
a slower delivery on middle, driven hard and straight. Mid-off dives to his left, gets down lackadaisically and concedes four
full and wide outside off, hammered straight to cover
short on middle, pushed to Shadab at cover, who picks up cleanly and misses the stumps at the bowler's end
full delivery outside off, jammed out to mid-off. Amir over-runs it but recovers well
strays on the pads, nudged down to fine leg for one
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
|Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|Toss||Sri Lanka, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Pakistan won the 3-match series 3-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 629|
|Hours of play (local time)||20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45- 23.10|
|Match days||29 October 2017 - night (20-over match)|
Chaturanga de Silva