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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI at Karachi, PAK v SL, Oct 02 2019 - Match Result

RESULT
3rd ODI (D/N), Karachi, October 02, 2019, Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan
(48.2/50 ov, T:298) 299/5

Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
74 (67)
abid-ali
Player Of The Series
146 runs
babar-azam
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Scores: M Venkat Raghav | Comms: Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx)
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka 297/9(50 overs)
Pakistan 299/5(48.2 overs)
76 (91)
2/53 (9.2)
74 (67)

And as Sarfaraz and his boys collect the trophy, it's time for all of us at ESPNcricinfo to say goodbye. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of the ODI series in Karachi. We'll see you in three days for the T20I series that kicks off in Lahore. Till then, it's goodbye!

11.17pm Time for the presentation.

Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed: "Wasn't an easy task chasing this. Credit goes to Abid. The way he handled the pressure. Congratulations to him. Credit goes to all the batsmen which is why we achieved the target. Fielding was not upto the mark. We have to improve that. If we field like that in T20Is, we won't win many matches. Thanks to crowd for supporting both teams. I played here after 10 years. Everyone loves playing at home, so hopefully cricket continues in Pakistan. Sri Lanka will come strong in T20Is, we won't take them lightly."Sri Lanka captain Lahiru Thirimanne: "Proud, because boys fought very hard. Scoring 297 was good, but after that we didn't execute our plans in the first 10-15 overs with the ball. But overall, very proud. Dasun and Shehan batted well the other day. And Gunathilaka's century against this attack, it's very good. It's my first time in Pakistan, been a really good experience. I encourage more teams to come and play."

Babar Azam is the Player of the Series. He says, "The hundred two nights ago was my first hundred in Pakistan, so proud of that. My plan is to bat all the overs I can. We've got a good confidence boost from this series, hope to carry it through to the T20Is."

Abid Ali is the Player of the Match for his 74, replacing Imam-ul-Haq for this match. He says, "However much I thank Allah, it's not enough. I got a good opportunity today and was happy to do well. I must thank the management and players for backing me. I am thankful to the fans for coming to the ground here in Karachi. Hope to have more international cricket here."

This win was Pakistan's 92nd win over Sri Lanka, the most for a team against an opposition

11.06pm So Pakistan eventually cruise to a win but Sri Lanka can hold their heads high. Their inexperienced XI gave Pakistan a solid fight today. We saw some excellent batting performances today. Gunathilaka and Shanaka were impressive in the afternoon, after which the incoming Abid Ali set the chase up beautifully. Fakhar found form too, while Haris and Iftikhar sealed the win late in the evening. The teams are now shaking hands. Dil dil Pakistan resonates around the Karachi stadium

Jaan: "There is a tough competition for both man of the match and man of the series"

Andy Cricket Bo: "My man of the match goes to Abid Ali with a fine half century, coming into the side, and took the opportunity with both hands plus finished on the winning side"

salman: "'Man of the series' should be awarded to the whole Srilankan Squad, #thanksforcoming"

48.2
4
Pradeep to Iftikhar, FOUR runs

Pakistan win the series 2-0! Another full toss on his toes, and flicked behind square to seal victory

48.1
6
Pradeep to Iftikhar, SIX runs

put away! Waist-high full toss on leg stump, and he uses his wrists to whip a six behind square! Pakistan need just three

end of over 484 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 289/5CRR: 6.02 RRR: 4.50
Iftikhar Ahmed18 (20b 2x4)
Wahab Riaz1 (1b)
Shehan Jayasuriya 7-0-39-1
Nuwan Pradeep 9-1-43-2
47.6
1
Jayasuriya to Iftikhar, 1 run

length ball, just outside off. Tapped to the gap in front of point for a quick single. He'll keep strike

47.5
1
Jayasuriya to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

full, outside off, and he drags a sweep to the leg side. In the air for a while, but drops short of Sandakan at cow corner

47.4
W
Jayasuriya to Haris Sohail, OUT

is there a twist? Length ball on middle, and turning away from Haris as he makes room to cut. He misses the shot, and the ball clatters into off stump

Haris Sohail b Jayasuriya 56 (50b 3x4 1x6) SR: 112
47.3
1
Jayasuriya to Iftikhar, 1 run

good length on off, and flicked with the turn to the leg side

47.2
Jayasuriya to Iftikhar, no run

full, just outside off. Defended

47.1
1
Jayasuriya to Haris Sohail, 1 run

Sam: "Slow a steady wins the race, perfect for pakistan's today innings "

end of over 476 runs
PAK: 285/4CRR: 6.06 RRR: 4.33
Iftikhar Ahmed16 (17b 2x4)
Haris Sohail55 (48b 3x4 1x6)
Nuwan Pradeep 9-1-43-2
Lahiru Kumara 7-0-55-1
46.6
Pradeep to Iftikhar, no run

nearly a yorker on off. Dug back to Pradeep

46.5
1
Pradeep to Haris Sohail, 1 run

full, on middle. Pushed off his toes to long on

46.4
4
Pradeep to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs

attempted yorker outside off, but he sticks his bat down and guides a shot beautifully past backward point for four

46.3
1
Pradeep to Iftikhar, 1 run

full, just outside off. The cover drive rolls away to the sweeper fielder on the off side

46.2
Pradeep to Iftikhar, no run

slower ball, wide outside off, and he mistimes a cut to short third man

46.1
Pradeep to Iftikhar, no run

yorker, on middle. Dug away to the leg side

James: "Srilankans were cruising until they got SarfrAz out "

Adnan: "Iftikhar looks very much like Younus Khan. "

end of over 4618 runs
PAK: 279/4CRR: 6.06 RRR: 4.75
Iftikhar Ahmed15 (13b 2x4)
Haris Sohail50 (46b 2x4 1x6)
Lahiru Kumara 7-0-55-1
Shehan Jayasuriya 6-0-35-0

Jamal Anjum: "@ Mohammad Patience is love's prime demand, desire knows no restraint or command"

45.6
1
Lahiru Kumara to Iftikhar, 1 run

yorker, on off. Driven towards the off side

45.5
4
Lahiru Kumara to Iftikhar, FOUR runs

big moves being made! Full, outside off, and he throws his hands at this. Clatters a square drive through the off side

Thirteen off the over already. RRR now under 6

45.4
4
Lahiru Kumara to Iftikhar, FOUR runs

well placed! Slower ball, but short from Kumara. He swivels and places a pulled shot behind square for four! Fine leg not even close

45.3
1
Lahiru Kumara to Haris Sohail, 1 run

full toss, on off. He slices a drive to deep extra cover. Fifty for Haris but reckon the job's far from done

45.2
2
Lahiru Kumara to Haris Sohail, 2 runs

full, on leg stump. Clipped off his boots in front of square. Big chase for the man at deep backward square leg, but he manages to pull the ball back. Avishka the fielder doing the hard yards

45.1
6
Lahiru Kumara to Haris Sohail, SIX runs

back of a length on leg stump. Haris makes room, exposing all three stumps, before flat-batting a muscular shot over wide long off! Much needed

Mohammed : "Sri Lanka is well ahead of them game now. One more wicket and Pakistan will collapse in a heap. "

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
MD Gunathilaka
133 runs (134)
16 fours1 six
Productive shot
cover drive
26 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
89%
Fakhar Zaman
76 runs (91)
7 fours1 six
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
1 four0 six
Control
80%
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Amir
O
10
M
0
R
50
W
3
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
N Pradeep
O
9.2
M
1
R
53
W
2
ECO
5.67
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
National Stadium, Karachi
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultPakistan won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 4212
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days02 October 2019 - daynight (50-over match)
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