Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets, to meet England in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final

Chasing 237 for win, Pakistan openers got the team off to a fluent start. They were cruising before a mid-innings collapse derailed the chase. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed kept cool under pressure and anchored his side to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 12, 2017 10:59 pm
sri lanka vs pakistan, sl vs pak, icc champions trophy, indian express Pakistan enter ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semis after a thrilling win over Sri Lanka.

Pakistan hold their nerves under pressure to beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Cardiff on Monday. After bowling out Sri Lanka for 236, Pakistan were off to a fluent start before a mid-innings collapse derailed the chase. Under pressure, Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir combined well to anchor the side home in the tense chase. They will now face England in the semi-final.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan as it happened: Pakistan win by three wickets. Sensible batting by Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir, after the mid-innings collapse, anchors Pakistan to win over Sri Lanka, into the semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final.

TEAM XI: Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Fahim, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan

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