Sri Lanka in Pakistan, 3 T20I Series, 2019

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka - 2nd T20I

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Date & Time: 07 October 2019

Pakistan 147/10

RR: 7.73 | Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 35 runs

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That is it from this game. Sri Lanka have turned the tables and have sealed the 3-match series 2-0. They would now be looking to whitewash the best side in T20Is in their own backyard. Pakistan, on the other hand, will be looking to give their fans something to cheer about and will play for pride in the 3rd and final T20I of the series. That match will be played at the very same venue on Wednesday, 9th October. The match will begin at 1830 Local (1330 GMT). Join us for that one. Till then, cheers!

Victorious Sri Lankan skipper comes for the interview. Shanaka says they played some quality cricket and hence they were able to achieve the result. Credits Rajapaksa for his brilliant innings and adds he had good support out in the middle. Shanaka hopes that the youngsters to get more chances after the series but he also says that he is aware of the senior players coming back.

Pakistan skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed is up next for the interview. Sarfaraz admits that they did not play well and were second best to Sri Lanka. Adds they need to look at themselves and feels there were moments in all three departments which saw them wanting. On the poor bowling performance in the series, he says that they tried hard but were not able to execute their plans. Takes out young Mohammad Hasnain as a positive. Sarfaraz feels they were unable to take wickets in the middle overs and that hurt them. On the reason for former players being called up again, Sarfaraz tells that they had performed really well and deserved their call-ups.

For his magnificent 77 off 48 balls, Bhanuka Rajapaksa has been named the Man of the Match. Rajapaksa says that initially he had to pace his innings. Admits it is not easy to come to Pakistan and win a series but credits the coaching staff for helping them. Tells he was just happy to be in the side and it is a real joy to defeat the No.1 side in T20Is.

Stay tuned for the presentation.

Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka posted a mammoth total of 183 courtesy of a brilliant 77 from Bhanuka Rajapaksa and cameos from Shanaka and Jayasuriya. The total was too good for the visitors to chase down. Imad Wasim was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan picking up a wicket and conceding just 27 runs.

It was a collective effort from the Sri Lankan bowlers. Wanindu Hasaranga was expensive but his 3 wickets in one over made the target a lot more difficult for the hosts. But the real star with the ball was Nuwan Pradeep who held his nerve and showed his class. His 4/25 ensured that even though there was a fightback from Imad and Asif Ali it was not enough. Udana and Rajitha took two and one wickets respectively.

Needing 183, Pakistan got off to a terrible start losing both their openers inside the first 4 overs. The hosts tried to find stability with their skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed taking the aggressor's role. But 3 wickets in one over from Wanindu Hasaranga looked to have killed the tie. Imad Wasim and Asif Ali though had other ideas. The duo added 75 runs but the task in hand was too much as once Imad fell owing to the scoreboard pressure, it was just out of reach for Pakistan's lower order to get and in the end they fell short by 35 runs.

Stop the press! Sri Lanka have broken the duck. They have got their first series win against Pakistan in T20Is. The Sri Lankan players are up in joy.

18.6
0
N Pradeep to M Hasnain, OUT! CAUGHT BY WANINDU HASARANGA AND SRI LANKA HAVE WON THE SERIES! Good length ball on middle and leg, Hasnain looks to hoick this one over the long on fielder. However, he cannot get the timing he desired and the fielder in the deep, Wanindu Hasaranga takes an easy catch. This young group of Sri Lankan players have played in fantastic fashion as they gain an unassailable lead in this series.
18.5
1
N Pradeep to M Amir, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
18.4
1
N Pradeep to M Hasnain, Full ball angling in, Hasnain looks to smash it but the ball goes off the inside edge towards the fine leg fielder. The batters take one.

Mohammad Hasnain is the last man in.

18.3
0
N Pradeep to A Ali, OUT! TIMBER! Sri Lanka one wicket away from winning the series now! Full ball, slower one from back of the hand just outside off, it nips back in. Ali looks to heave it towards long on but misses. However, Pradeep hits the off pole and Asif Ali has to take the long walk back.
18.2
0
N Pradeep to A Ali, Full ball around off, driven towards the mid off region. No runs taken.
18.1
0
N Pradeep to A Ali, Full ball angling into the batsman, he looks to heave it towards the on side but misses to get hit on the pads.
17.6
0
I Udana to M Amir, Fuller on off, Amir pushes it towards cover. 38 needed off 12 balls now.
17.5
4
I Udana to M Amir, FOUR! Amir showing his skills with the bat here. Length delivery outside off, Amir thwacks it through covers with little to no foot movement for a boundary.
17.4
0
I Udana to A Ali, Full outside off, Asif looks to play the paddle but the ball goes to the on side off his pad for a leg bye.
17.3
0
I Udana to A Ali, High full toss but the square leg umpire is happy. It is outside off, Asif swings his bat but gets nothing on it. He looks at the square leg umpire hoping to get a no ball but the umpire signals nothing.
17.2
4
I Udana to A Ali, FOUR! Asif Ali will have to do it by himself here. Fuller on middle and leg, Asif paddles it fine down the leg side for a boundary.

Mohammad Amir is the new man in.

17.1
0
I Udana to S Khan, OUT! Caught! 47 were needed in 18 balls. Shadab had no choice but to go after it from ball one. He tries to do just that but gets nothing on it. Full ball on off, Shadab looks to go over covers but ends up slicing it high in the air and straight to Shanaka.

Shadab Khan walks out now.

16.6
0
N Pradeep to W Riaz, OUT! CAUGHT! Wahab Riaz departs and things looking bleak for Pakistan now. Fullish on middle and leg, Riaz looks to scoop it over short fine leg but he gets just the top edge on it. The ball goes high up in the air, towards Minod Bhanuka, the keeper. He settles under it and takes an easy catch. Pakistan 7 down now.
16.5
2
N Pradeep to W Riaz, On the pads, Riaz flicks it towards mid-wicket for a couple.
16.4
4
N Pradeep to W Riaz, FOUR! Fabulous improvisation! Nuwan Pradeep misses his mark this time, bowls a full toss. Riaz opens the face of his bat and guides it over the short third man fielder for a boundary.
16.3
1
N Pradeep to A Ali, Third yorker in a row, Ali jams this one out towards long on again for a single.
16.2
1
N Pradeep to W Riaz, Beautiful bowling! Consecutive yorkers! This time on middle, Wahab Riaz jams this one at the last second towards long on for a single.
16.1
1
N Pradeep to A Ali, Yorker on the leg pole line, Ali jams it out towards long on and the batters take one.

Nuwan Pradeep is back. 2-0-14-1, his figures so far.

15.6
0
I Udana to W Riaz, Excellent end to the over. Full and straight outside off. Wahab looks to play it but misses. 10 off the over but more importantly the big wicket of Imad Wasim.

The new man in is Wahab Riaz. He can hit the long ball too.

15.5
0
I Udana to I Wasim, OUT! LBW! Udana has the last laugh and the fans have gone silent once again. Udana shows courage and bowls it full, fast and straight on off. Imad looks to play the sweep once again but this time he misses. The ball hits him on the pad. The Sri Lankan players put in an appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Pakistan has no review left so Imad has to walk back. But what an innings this was from Imad. The game was gone but he has managed to keep his side in the hunt. 56 runs more needed though. Can Pakistan still get it?
15.4
4
I Udana to I Wasim, FOUR! Back to back boundaries. Imad is playing a gem here. Good length ball outside off, Imad gets down on one knee and sweeps it from outside off towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
15.3
4
I Udana to I Wasim, FOUR! Brilliant execution. Slower ball outside off, Imad sees that the fine leg is up so he just lofts it over the man and fetches himself a boundary.
15.2
1
I Udana to A Ali, Full and straight outside off, Asif Ali manages to squeeze it towards long off for a run.
15.1
1
I Udana to I Wasim, Slower ball on a length. It is on top of middle and off, Imad punches it with power to sweeper cover for one.
14.6
1
K Rajitha to I Wasim, Fuller on the stumps, Imad sweeps it with power to deep square leg for a single. 66 needed off 30 balls.
14.5
0
K Rajitha to A Ali, Pradeep is a lucky man. He serves a full toss on the pads. Asif looks to take the full toll of it but misses. The ball hits high on his thigh pad and goes to the on side. They take a leg bye.
14.4
1
K Rajitha to I Wasim, Good length ball on off, Imad punches it towards cover for one.
14.3
4
K Rajitha to I Wasim, FOUR! Imad continues his onslaught. Slightly overpitched on off, Imad swings his bat at it and smashes it through mid off for a boundary.
14.2
0
K Rajitha to I Wasim, Full on off, Imad drives it wide of extra cover. Shanaka there dives and saves runs for his side.
14.1
0
K Rajitha to I Wasim, Smart bowling. Slower ball down the leg side. Imad moves early to play the paddle and that is why Pradeep delivers there. Not a wide as Imad was moving.

Kasun Rajitha is back on.

13.6
2
I Udana to A Ali, Full and on off, Asif Ali pushes this one towards long off with ease. They are looking to take just the single but the fielder there fumbles and the Pakistani batters are quick to pounce on that as they snatch a second.
13.5
2
I Udana to A Ali, Fabulous fielding in the deep! Full ball wide outside off, Ali creams it towards the cover region. The ball is racing to the fence but Wanindu Hasaranga at sweeper cover makes a diving stop to his right to keep the ball in play. It looked like a certain boundary but he has saved two runs for his side. However, Asif Ali makes up ground, puts in a dive and gets his bat in before the keeper dislodges the bails.
13.4
0
I Udana to A Ali, Yorker outside off, Ali looks to jam it out but misses it as the ball carries to the keeper.
13.4
0
I Udana to A Ali, Wide! The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. The umpire has signalled a wide.
13.3
2
I Udana to A Ali, NOT OUT! Ali puts in the dive and that has saved him! Another full ball outside off, Ali looks to loft it towards the off side but does not time it well. It falls between cover and sweeper cover, in no man's land. The fielder there picks it up and throws it towards the keeper's end. Ali did not expect such a strong throw and was slow in reacting.

Run Out appeal taken upstairs. Asif Ali is the man in question. He looks confident and the Sri Lankan players are not. Let us see what the replays have to say.

13.2
4
I Udana to A Ali, FOUR! Up and over again! Full length ball outside off, Asif Ali makes room and smashes this one over mid off for a boundary. 50-run stand up between these two and they are the ones who have kept Pakistan in the contest.
13.1
1
I Udana to I Wasim, Fuller ball on off, Wasim pushes this one off the inside half of his bat towards long on for one.

Isuru Udana is back on.

12.6
1
L Sandakan to I Wasim, The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total. The hosts need 85 from 42 to keep this series alive.
12.5
4
L Sandakan to I Wasim, FOUR! Didn't time it that well but still gets a boundary! Full and floated outside off, Wasim smashes this one towards the long on region. It is wide of the fielder there and it goes into the fence.
12.4
2
L Sandakan to I Wasim, Another one on the pads, Wasim flicks this one towards mid-wicket and takes a couple.
12.3
1
L Sandakan to A Ali, Ali comes down the track and pushes this one towards mid-wicket for a single. He does not time that properly and hence just one.
12.2
1
L Sandakan to I Wasim, Outside off, shorter one. Wasim cuts this one towards point for a single.
12.1
1
L Sandakan to A Ali, On the pads, Ali flicks this one towards square leg for a single.
11.6
0
W Hasaranga to I Wasim, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
11.5
4
W Hasaranga to I Wasim, FOUR! Glorious shot! Full and floated outside off, Wasim drives this one through the cover region for a boundary.
11.4
1
W Hasaranga to A Ali, Fuller one on off, pushed through mid on for a single.
11.3
1
W Hasaranga to I Wasim, Full and floated outside off, Wasim strikes this one off the front foot uppishly towards long off but on the bounce. The batters take up a single.
11.2
4
W Hasaranga to I Wasim, FOUR! Brute power. Floated on middle and leg, Imad plays a powerful short arm jab over the bowler's head and wide of long on for a boundary.
11.1
1
W Hasaranga to A Ali, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
10.6
0
L Sandakan to I Wasim, Takes the pace off this one and flights it on off, Imad looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards mid off.
10.5
4
L Sandakan to I Wasim, FOUR! Smacked away! Straighter one on off, Imad smashes it over mid on for a boundary.
10.4
2
L Sandakan to I Wasim, Gives this one air on off, Imad drives it wide of sweeper cover for a couple.
10.3
1
L Sandakan to A Ali, Floats one on off, Asif comes down the track and manages to just hit to long off for another single.
10.2
0
L Sandakan to A Ali, Shorter on off, Asif blocks it off his back foot.
10.1
1
L Sandakan to I Wasim, Shorter outside off, Imad punches it towards long off for one.
10.1
0
L Sandakan to I Wasim, WIDE! Sandakan misses his line and sprays one down the leg side. Imad goes for the flick but misses.
9.6
1
W Hasaranga to I Wasim, Outside off, short ball. Wasim cuts this one towards sweeper cover and takes a single.
9.5
4
W Hasaranga to I Wasim, FOUR! Short of a length delivery outside off, Wasim rocks back and cuts it through point for a boundary.
9.4
0
W Hasaranga to I Wasim, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
9.3
0
W Hasaranga to I Wasim, Pushed through outside off, stabbed back to the bowler by Wasim.
9.2
1
W Hasaranga to A Ali, Driven towards the mid on region. One run added to the total.
9.1
1
W Hasaranga to I Wasim, Had Minod hit there, Ali was a goner. Hasaranga floats this one on off, Wasim pushes this one towards the leg side close to the pitch and sets off for a single. Ali obliges and starts to run towards the keeper's end but he is always in danger as it is a very risky run. Minod Bhanuka, the keeper, is the first one to reach to the ball. He turns and has a shy at the stumps from very close range but misses. Replays show that Asif Ali was not even in the frame and he had been well short. Will this prove to be a costly miss?
8.6
0
L Sandakan to A Ali, Shortish on middle and off, Ali blocks this one out off the back foot.
8.5
4
L Sandakan to A Ali, FOUR! Bad bowling from the other end! Short and wide outside off, Ali cuts this one with power through the man at point.
8.5
0
L Sandakan to A Ali, Wide! This time Sandakan goes way wide and Ali makes the leave. The umpire signals a wide.
8.4
0
L Sandakan to A Ali, Asif Ali has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
8.3
1
L Sandakan to I Wasim, Full and floated on off, the batter pushes it towards mid off and takes a single.
8.2
0
L Sandakan to I Wasim, Floated on middle and off, Wasim has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
8.2
0
L Sandakan to I Wasim, Wide! Another one! That may have grazed the pads but the umpire does not think so. Wide signalled.
8.2
0
L Sandakan to I Wasim, Wide! Way down the leg side, wide signalled by the umpire.
8.1
1
L Sandakan to A Ali, Fuller one on the pads, pushed towards mid-wicket and the batters take a quick single.

Imad Wasim is the next man in for the hosts.

7.6
0
W Hasaranga to S Ahmed, OUT! Cleaned 'em. Third wicket in the over and this has completely changed the tide of this game. The wrong 'un has once again done the right thing for Sri Lanka and Wanindu Hasaranga. It is once again short and it turns back in with venom. Sarfaraz looks to cut but he is too late as the ball goes onto rattle the middle stump. The Pakistan skipper was looking so good out in the middle but he too has to walks back. What a brilliant over from Wanindu! 7 runs and 3 wickets. Yes 3! This over has almost killed the game and the series here.
7.5
1
W Hasaranga to A Ali, No hat-trick. A very poor ball. It is a drag down from Wanindu. Asif pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Asif Ali walks out to face the hat-trick ball.

7.4
0
W Hasaranga to U Akmal, OUT! LBW! Two in two for Wanindu. Brilliant decision from Aleem Dar. 10th duck in T20Is for Umar Akmal and he now has the joint most ducks in T20Is. Wrong 'un from Hasaranga. It is short and pitching on off, Akmal looks to play the late cut but the ball viciously spins in. He looks to have hit it but the Lankan players put in a huge appeal. The umpire takes his time and then slowly raises his finger. Umar Akmal is confident though that it did not kiss his pad and he takes it upstairs. Replay rolls in and Ultra Edge shows that the ball just about kisses the back pad before hitting the bat. Hawk Eye then rolls in and it shows all reds. Wanindu Hasaranga on a hat-trick now.

LBW appeal taken upstairs. Umar Akmal is the man in question. Will he get another golden duck? If it is hitting the pad first then Umar is out of here.

Umar Akmal is the new man in.

7.3
0
W Hasaranga to A Shehzad, OUT! TIMBER! Bamboozled by Wanindu Hasaranga! Shehzad again comes down the track as Wanindu floats this one just outside off, it was the wrong 'un and Shehzad is beaten all ends up. The ball spins back in as he completely misreads it and shatters the stumps behind. Takes the long walk back to the pavilion.
7.2
6
W Hasaranga to A Shehzad, SIX! Shehzad joins in on the act! Comes down the track to this floated one, gets to the pitch of the ball and smashes this one down the ground for a maximum.
7.1
0
W Hasaranga to A Shehzad, Shortish outside off, cut to the man at point.
6.6
1
L Sandakan to A Shehzad, Shehzad gets to the pitch of the ball and connects as he pushes this one towards long off. One run added to the total.
6.5
1
L Sandakan to S Ahmed, Punched down towards long on off the back foot for a single.
6.4
1
L Sandakan to A Shehzad, Shehzad dances down the track and pushes this one towards long on for a single.
6.3
0
L Sandakan to A Shehzad, Defends this one back towards the bowler.
6.2
1
L Sandakan to S Ahmed, Sarfaraz pushes this one towards square leg and takes a single.
6.1
1
L Sandakan to A Shehzad, Shehzad pushes this floated one towards cover off the front foot. The batsmen have run through for a single.

Lakshan Sandakan is into the attack.

5.6
0
W Hasaranga to S Ahmed, Shortish on middle and off, Sarfaraz punches it off the back foot towards the bowler.
5.5
1
W Hasaranga to A Shehzad, Full and floated on middle, Shehzad pushes this one towards mid on and takes a single.
5.4
1
W Hasaranga to S Ahmed, Sarfaraz drives this through the covers. One run added to the total.
5.3
6
W Hasaranga to S Ahmed, SIX! Sarfaraz taking the attack to the opposition now. Again floated on middle and leg, Sarfaraz clears his front leg and goes straight over the bowler's head for a biggie.
5.2
4
W Hasaranga to S Ahmed, FOUR! Up and over this time! Floated ball on middle and leg, Sarfaraz hits this one over the mid on fielder and it goes into the fence.
5.1
1
W Hasaranga to A Shehzad, Shehzad pushes this one towards mid off and takes a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga is into the attack now.

4.6
2
I Udana to S Ahmed, On the pads, Sarfaraz glances it behind square on the leg side and gets a couple.
4.5
1
I Udana to A Shehzad, Length delivery on off, Shehzad pushes it towards mid off and gets to the other end.
4.4
1
I Udana to S Ahmed, Direct hit and it would have been close. Good length ball on off, Sarfaraz plays it with soft hands towards backward point and calls for a quick single. Wanindu has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Had he hit Shehzad would have been in all kind of troubles.
4.3
0
I Udana to S Ahmed, Follows it up with a gentle push towards cover.
4.2
4
I Udana to S Ahmed, FOUR! Slower ball but it has gone wrong here. It is full and down the leg side. Sarfaraz is strong square of the wicket on the leg side and he flicks it with ease through square leg for a boundary. His second of the game already and he looks to be in the mood.
4.1
0
I Udana to S Ahmed, Starts with a scrambled seam ball. It is on a length on off and middle, Sarfaraz defends it towards cover.

Isuru Udana is on now.

3.6
1
N Pradeep to S Ahmed, Fuller one on middle and leg, Sarfaraz pushes this one with soft hands towards mid on and takes a single.
3.5
0
N Pradeep to S Ahmed, Length ball outside off, Sarfaraz edges that one but it goes on the bounce to the keeper.
3.4
1
N Pradeep to A Shehzad, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
3.4
0
N Pradeep to A Shehzad, Wide! Down the leg side, the batter looks to flick but misses.
3.3
1
N Pradeep to S Ahmed, Fuller ball on off, Ahmed looks to go for the cover drive but it goes off the edge towards third man on the bounce. The batters take one.
3.2
4
N Pradeep to S Ahmed, FOUR! Sarfaraz cuts this one with ease and gets off the mark. Length ball outside off, Sarfaraz cuts it towards point and the ball races to the fence.

Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed walks out at number 4.

3.1
0
N Pradeep to B Azam, OUT! TIMBER! Two down now and the main man for Pakistan, Babar Azam departs! Good length ball, jagging back in with the angle. Azam looks to play it straight but gets a thick inside edge onto the pads. The ball then goes onto disturb the stumps. Big, big blow for Pakistan. There is a stunned silence here in Lahore. Only the Sri Lankan fans can be heard. Pakistan in deep waters here. They need 172 runs more to win.
2.6
0
K Rajitha to A Shehzad, Length ball on middle and leg, Shehzad pushes this off the back foot towards mid on.
2.5
0
K Rajitha to A Shehzad, On the pads of Shehzad, he flicks it towards the leg side but straight to the man.
2.4
0
K Rajitha to A Shehzad, Length ball on middle and off, defended off the back foot by the batsman.
2.4
0
K Rajitha to A Shehzad, Wide! Down the leg side again, Shehzad looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.
2.3
0
K Rajitha to A Shehzad, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
2.2
0
K Rajitha to A Shehzad, On middle and leg, Shehzad tries to flick but misses to get hit on the thigh pad. The Sri Lankan players put in a loud appeal but the umpire is unmoved. They opt against going for the review.
2.2
0
K Rajitha to A Shehzad, Wide! The ball is down the leg side but Shehzad still goes after it. The umpire signals a wide.

Ahmed Shehzad walks out at number 3.

2.1
0
K Rajitha to F Zaman, OUT! CHOPPED ON! What has Zaman done here! Trying to be cheeky which is really not his game. Rajitha bowls a yorker outside off, Fakhar looks to get outside the line and paddle scoop it behind towards the fine leg region. The ball hits his left boot and goes on to hit the stumps to dislodge the bails. Pakistan lose their first wicket and it is a huge body blow to them.
1.6
0
N Pradeep to B Azam, Still no freebies to Babar. Good length ball closer to the body, Babar taps it back to the bowler.
1.5
0
N Pradeep to B Azam, Very good ball. Full outside off, Pradeep makes it seam back in. Babar looks to play it on the off side but gets beaten.
1.4
1
N Pradeep to F Zaman, Full on the pads, Zaman glances it towards square leg and gets to the other end.
1.3
4
N Pradeep to F Zaman, FOUR! First one off the innings and it has come off Zaman's bat. Full on middle and leg, Fakhar plays it uppishly wide of mid on for a boundary. If Pakistan are to win this he will need to play a vital role.
1.2
1
N Pradeep to B Azam, Good length ball on off, Azam looks to drive it on the up but the ball takes the inside edge and goes towards cover off the pads. Azam calls for the single and gets it as the fielder misses his shy at the stumps at the bowler's end.
1.1
0
N Pradeep to B Azam, Length ball outside off to start with. Babar punches it to cover but not off the middle.

Nuwan Pradeep to bowl from the other end.

0.6
1
K Rajitha to B Azam, Excellent delivery. A very low full toss, almost a yorker. Babar strokes it off the lower half of his bat towards mid on and keeps the strike. Solid start from Sri Lanka. 3/0 after the first.
0.5
0
K Rajitha to B Azam, Back of the hand slower ball on off, Babar strokes it towards mid off. Smart bowling this.
0.4
0
K Rajitha to B Azam, On the pads, Azam looks to flick but the ball hits him high on the thigh pad.
0.3
1
K Rajitha to F Zaman, Fakhar is off the mark. Full and wide outside off, Zaman strokes it towards third man for a single.
0.2
1
K Rajitha to B Azam, Misfield and Pakistan are off the mark. Fuller on off, Babar pushes it wide of the man at mid off. Udana there takes it too lightly and ends up misfielding it allowing them to take a run.
0.1
0
K Rajitha to B Azam, Rajitha starts with a good length ball on off. It comes onto the bat nicely as Babar punches it off his back foot. The man at point dives to his right and saves runs for his side.

We are back for the chase. Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam walk out in pursuit of the Sri Lankan total. The Sri Lankan team is out in a huddle. Kasun Rajitha to start for the visitors with the ball.