that's the match, and the series for Sri Lanka.. A length again, backs away and lofts it towards long-on, doesn't get the required distance and fittingly it's Hasaranga who completes an easy catch
That's all from our side for tonight. We will see you again for the final T20I on October 9. Till then, have a great time. Goodbye.
Dasun Shanaka: Bhanuka Rajapaksa played a masterclass innings. These youngsters should get a good chance after the series but there are senior players out as well. So it's up to the selectors.
Sarfaraz Ahmed We didn't play good cricket. Congrats to Sri Lanka, who batted, bowled and fielded better than us. A missed a couple of run-out opportunities that could have changed the game. They had a good partnership in the middle overs, we lost five wickets in the first ten overs. If you don't take wickets in the middle overs, you cannot stop the flow of runs. Old players were called up because of their performance in the domestic cricket.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa, the Man of the Match: Not an easy task to come to Pakistan and beat the No. 1 side but the confidence from the coaches helped a lot. Beating the No. 1 side, it would take it any day. It means a lot to me.
Time for the presentation ceremony.
9.55pm So Sri Lanka have surprised everyone here by defeating the top-ranked side Pakistan in successive games to seal the series. Earlier, Rajapaksa set the platform with a six-laden 77 off 48 balls. Chasing a stiff 183, Pakistan stumbled in front of Wanindu Hasaranga's googlies, losing three wickets in an over. Umar Akmal fetched a second consecutive first-ball duck. Pakistan could never recover from that. While Imad Wasim gave them a glimmer of hope but Asif Ali's struggles at the other end meant they were bowled out for 147, with one over to spare.
length ball on the off stumps, Amir swings it towards deep midwicket, only a single
fuller around off, looks to smash it away, gets an inside edge towards fine leg, a diving stop there keeps it to one
a slower one, looks to smash it towards deep midwicket, but it's too full for the pull, Asif Ali misses and the off stump is pegged back
fuller on the stumps, driven along the ground towards long-on
a low full toss angling on to the pads, misses the flick and is hit on the pads
fuller again but slower this time, drills straight to Shanaka at extra cover
and he has smashed it through covers for four. Fuller outside off and Amir throws everything at it, beats the man in the deep
Amir to face for the first time
fuller around off, looks to scoop again but misses, gets a leg bye to square leg
a high full toss outside off, Asif Ali looks to pull but misses out. The square leg umpire says the height was okay but that could have gone either way
a slower one at the stumps, Asif Ali moves across and scoop, just evades Rajitha's jump at short fine leg
Munshif: "Do or die, Asif Ali should do it alone, no runs needed to be taken"
safdar: "No Its Asif to be Afridi... he has got an ideal scenario here to be Afridi"
fuller outside off, Shadab looks to go aerial down the ground, gets it from the outer half and an easy catch to Shanaka at extra cover
ash: "Afridi time...oh forgot he has retired. "
There is some confusion if the batsmen had crossed when the catch was taken. Looks like they didn't and it's Shadab on strike
back-of-the-hand slower one this time, Wahab looks to scoop it over short fine leg, the idea is fine but fails in the execution and the keeper pedals back to take it comfortably
a low full toss this time, bunted towards deep midwicket, Asif Ali is charging back for the second and makes with a dive
misses his length this time, ends up bowling a knee-high full toss on the stumps and Wahab scoops it over short third man
that's three in three, Asif Ali goes deep inside his crease, his back foot very close to the stumps but can only manage a single to long-on
another yorker, this is brilliant from Pradeep. Wahab can only work it towards long-on
a brilliant yorker on the leg stump, digs it out towards long-on
56 required from last four. Here is Pradeep
Saahil Sagheer: "Can we hire De Russ for last 4 overs."
yorker length outside off, Wahab looks to dig out but fails
Wahab Riaz walks in
fuller around off, Imad looks to repeat the shot but misses and is hit on the leg. An appeal for lbw and up goes the finger. Would have gone on to crashed into off and middle