result
3rd T20I (N), Lahore, Oct 29 2017, Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates and Pakistan
(20 ov, target 181)144/9
Pakistan won by 36 runs
player of the series
Shoaib Malik
Pakistan
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pakistan cruise to win on Lahore's big night

Shoaib Malik scorched his way to a 23-ball fifty, Mohammad Amir scythed through Sri Lanka's chase, and Pakistan gave a raucous home crowd an evening to remember, as they trounced Sri Lanka by 36 runs

Match centre 
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Pakistan180/3(20 overs)
Sri Lanka144/9(20 overs)
end of over 202 runs • 2 wickets
SL: 144/9CRR: 7.20 
Vikum Sanjaya1 (3)
Isuru Udana0 (0)
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
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
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
Amir to Sanjaya, no run

full outside off, another big swing, no connection

Three slips, a gully and short leg

19.3
W
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.

Seekkuge Prasanna c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 16 (8b 0x4 2x6) SR: 200
19.3
1w
Amir to Prasanna, 1 wide

a slower delivery outside off, Prasanna misses his swing, wide called

19.2
W
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

Sachith Pathirana c Mohammad Hafeez b Mohammad Amir 14 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 140

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
Amir to Pathirana, no run

full delivery on leg, pushed back to the bowler

end of over 1919 runs
SL: 142/7CRR: 7.47 • RRR: 39.00 • Need 39 from 6b
Seekkuge Prasanna16 (7)
Sachith Pathirana14 (8)
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 189 runs
SL: 123/7CRR: 6.83 • RRR: 29.00 • Need 58 from 12b
Sachith Pathirana8 (5)
Seekkuge Prasanna3 (4)
Faheem Ashraf4-0-19-2
Hasan Ali3-0-20-1
17.6
1
Faheem to Pathirana, 1 run

short on middle, pulled to deep square leg. Just one

17.5
4
Faheem 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
Faheem to Pathirana, no run

full and wide outside off, hammered straight to cover

17.3
2
Faheem 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 to Prasanna, 1 run

full delivery outside off, jammed out to mid-off. Amir over-runs it but recovers well

17.1
1
Faheem to Pathirana, 1 run

strays on the pads, nudged down to fine leg for one

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
SL: 114/7CRR: 6.70 • RRR: 22.33 • Need 67 from 18b
Seekkuge Prasanna2 (3)
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

Thisara Perera c Shadab Khan b Hasan Ali 10 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33
Best performances - batsmen
Dasun Shanaka portrait
MD Shanaka
54 runs (36)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
on drive
15 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
10131491412
Shoaib Malik portrait
Shoaib Malik
51 runs (24)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
1044188313
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Amir portrait
Mohammad Amir
O
4
M
0
R
13
W
4
ECO
3.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Faheem Ashraf portrait
Faheem Ashraf
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates and Pakistan
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik
Player Of The Series
Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik
Series resultPakistan won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberT20 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 days29 October 2017 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Chaturanga de Silva
Chaturanga de Silva
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Ahmed Shahab
Pakistan Image
Ahsan Raza
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Shozab Raza
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Rashid Riaz
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft