Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (PAK vs SL) 2nd ODI Highlights: Babar Azam’s hundred anchored the innings, and Iftikhar Ahmed added quick runs at the end to take Pakistan to 305/7 in Karachi. Chasing 306 under lights, Sri Lanka got off to a disastrous start, losing half their side within the first 10 overs. But from thereon, Dasun Shanaka and Shehan Jayasuriya breathed new life in the Lankan innings helping them to 194/5 in 38 overs. Floodlights failure has only added more drama to the chase.
After rain played spoilsport in the first ODI, Pakistan will gear up once again to go up against a depleted Sri Lankan team at National Staidum in Karachi on Monday. The second one-day international of Sri Lanka’s tour of Pakistan will be the first one to be held in Karachi in 10 years. Originally scheduled on Sunday, the match was rescheduled to Monday because of the unseasonal rains in Karachi, as it is set to host a one-day international for the first time in 10 years.
Sri Lanka in Pakistan, 3 ODI Series, 2019National Stadium, Karachi 14 November 2019
Pakistan 305/7 (50.0)
Sri Lanka 238 (46.5)
Match Ended ( Day - 2nd ODI ) Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI: Highlights
Pakistan win the 2nd ODI
It's all over! Shadab Khan picks up the last wicket. Pakistan win the 2nd ODI by 67 runs. Sri Lanka, chasing 306 made a splendid recovery from 28/5. Sehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka - with the highest sixth-wicket stand against Pakistan in ODIs gave their side a ray of hope but Usman Shinwari's 5/51 was simply too much to handle for the visitors.
LBW, SL nine down
Lbw!! Short of length, skids through from Riaz - getting nowhere as high as Kumara was expecting. SL- 232/9 in 46 overs.
Usman Shinwari completes five-wicket haul
Usman Shinwari completes his five-wicket haul as Isuru Udana is caught-behind on 1. Very well deserved on a pitch that hasn't offered much at all.
Sri Lanka lose wickets in quick succession
Sri Lanka in deep trouble as the visitors lose Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka in quick succession. Jayasuriya was the first man to depart, who missed out on his maiden century by four runs. Shanaka falls in the next over as he tries to pull a half-tracker by Shadab Khan towards deep midwicket. He fails to clear the rope as Fakhar Zaman takes a brilliant diving catch.
Jayasuriya, Shanaka stitch Sri Lanka's highest sixth-wicket stand
The ongoing partnership between Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka, which currently stands at 166*, is Sri Lanka's highest sixth-wicket stand in ODIs. The previous highest sixth-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka was 159, which was put on by Chamara Kapugedera and Chamara Silva against West Indies in 2008.
Jayasuriya and Shanaka script record
Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka have added 156 so far, the highest sixth-wicket stand in ODIs against Pakistan. . We've a game in hand folks.
150 up for Sri Lanka
Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka are taking things in their control by continuously rotating the strike and smashing boundaries at regular intervals. The pair have added 129 in 149 balls as Sri Lanka edge past the 150-run mark. While Jayasuriya is batting on 65 off 89 balls, Shanaka smashes the ball towards the third man area for a boundary to bring up his half-century. Sri Lanka at one stage were toiling at 28/5 and now the duo has changed the equation of the match. The visitors now require 149 in 90 deliveries.
Shehan Jayasuriya guides the ball towards the on-side to complete a double and brings up his maiden half-century in ODIs. Meanwhile, he also brings up the 100-run partnership with Dasun Shanaka. Can the pair take Sri Lanka across the line?
100 up for Sri Lanka
Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka add 72 for the sixth wicket as Sri Lanka reach 100 at the end of 26 overs. Meanwhile, Jayasuriya also inches towards his half-century.
Jayasuriya, Shanaka show some resistance
After losing half the team for just 28, Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka show some resistance as the duo add 32 in 35 balls to help Sri Lanka reach 60/5 at the end of 16 overs. The visitors need another 246 to win the match.
Sri Lanka lose half their side
Five down, and Sri Lanka lose their review as well! Imad Wasim traps Oshada Fernando lbw.
18-1 (Sadeera Samarawickrama, 3.6)
22-2 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 6.1)
22-3 (Avishka Fernando, 7.3)
22-4 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 7.6)
28-5 (Oshada Fernando, 10.1)
Usman Shinwari on fire! This time it is an under-edge and umpires want to check if the wicketkeeper took it cleanly. He did and Thirimanne has to go back for a duck. Sri Lanka's most experienced batsman is gone. SL- 22/4 in 8 overs.
Avishka Fernando falls
Sri Lanka have lost their top order with just 22 on board! The batsman tried to clear the in-field, but ends up sending it straight to Fakhar Zaman at mid-off. This is poor, poor batting.
Amir outsmarts Gunathilaka
This really good bowling by Amir as he picks up Gunathilaka with a seam up slower ball. Chasing 306, SL have got off to a poor start. Just 6 overs bowled and already two in the dugout. SL- 22/2
Usman Shinwari gets the breakthrough
Usman Shinwari strikes early for Pakistan! Samarawickrama never quite got going, and he's bowled for 6. An inswing delivery and just enough gap to go through and knock the timber! SL - 18/1
Sri Lanka resume
Gunathilaka and Samarawickrama are at the crease. Gunathilaka is on strike. Amir will open the attack, Lets Play! and a FOUR of the first ball and Gunathilaka is on the charge! SL - 5/0 after 1 over.
PAK - 305/7 in 50 overs
A run out of the last ball and PAK finish at- 305/7 in 50 overs Iftikhar Ahmed's 32 off 20 balls gives the impetus towards the end. Babar Azam's masterful hundred anchored the innings while Fakhar Zaman also hit an imporatant fifty.
Biggest six so far
Iftikhar Ahmed spots the slower ball, sets himself up in the crease and swings it over square leg. 10 off the first two balls. Surely Pakistan is crossing 300 now.
PAK eye late flourish
Iftikhar Ahmed gets in line of the short of length delivery outside off, absolutely thwacked by Iftikhar Ahmed who belts the flat-batted drive over extra cover. PAK- 285/6 in 49 overs.
Back-to-back fours for Babar
The first one is crashed through backward point and the next is back of a length delivery around the waist, Azam whips the pull behind square. Back-to-back fours off Kumara
Sarfaraz Run Out!
Sarfaraz drives the ball to short cover and decides to go for a single. Thihits the bulls eye at the non-striker's end. Sarfaraz is yards short. Sarfaraz is gone fore 8(12). Pakistan lose their fourth wicket.
Fewest innings to 11 ODI 100s:
64 Hashim Amla
65 Quinton de Kock
71 BABAR AZAM**
82 Virat Kohli
86 S Dhawan/ D Warner
88 Aaron Finch
Babar Azam slams 11th ODI century
Gets there with a boundary & Babar Azam slams 11th ODI century! Continues his imperious form this year. Azam's last five innings against Sri Lanka- 103, 101, 30, 69, 107 not out.
Hint of reverse swing
Nuwan Pradeep with a back of a length ball and it pitches outside off, Azam mistimes his front foot punch. Was there a hint of reverse swing? Seemingly yes, he gets the next one to dart in but just ever so slightly. PAK 227-3 in 42 overs. Projected score is 270.
Haris Sohail falls against the run of play
Poor communication between Sohail and Babar Azam and that leads to a run-out, Sohail is gone. Azam dabbed the ball towards the point and thought of a run and in that span Sohail was more than halfway down. Azam sends him back and there is confusion. Sohail has to run all the way back, he is short. PAK- 215/3, 39.2 overs.
200 up for Pakistan
Haris Sohail nudges one down the ground and with that 200 comes up for Pakistan. At this rate they will reach 273. 9 runs per over from this stage takes them to 319. How much will they get from here?
Hasaranga is being carted all over the park at the National Stadium in Karachi by Babar Azam. First a no-ball results in a free hit and this sent straight into the stands after which Hasaranga drops it short, Azam goes on the backfoot and deposits him over the mid-wicket region. 17 runs of the over and its time for drinks on field. PAK- 183/2 in 34 overs.
Another milestone for Babar Azam
Babar Azam becomes the fastest Pakistan Batsman to score 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year. He achives the feat in only 19 Innings.
Fifty for Babar Azam
A fantastic cover drive brings up the fifty for Babar Azam! Yet another fifty for one of Pakistan's finest ! His 16th in ODI cricket. PAK- 155/2 in 31 overs.
Another lethargic effort
This is pretty dissapointing from the visitors and most importantly it is the skipper, who's having a tough time stopping the ball. Babar Azam benefits again as Thirimanne charges in from short fine-leg and misfields. Single turns into a double. PAK- 146/2 after 30 overs.
Sloppy Sri Lanka
Babar Azam drives towards mid-off, along the ground and Thirimanne is guilty of taking his eyes off the ball and its away for a boundary. Needless and quite dissapointing from the Lankan captain.
Gone! Fakhar Zaman
100 up for Pakistan!
Fakhar along with Babar Azam takes things in control as the duo help Pakistan edge past the 100-run-mark in the 21st over. Meanwhile, Fakhar also completes his 12th ODI fifty. Will he go on to a big score?
Fakhar gets to Fifty!
With a single towards short third man Fakhar Zaman brings up his 12th half-century in ODI cricket. Will he convert this into a big one tonight? The crowd is chanting his name
Slight turn after the ball pitches outside off and it hits the knee roll of Imam. Huge appeal by the visitors but the umpire doesn't seem interested, however, the Sri Lankans think they have got their man. TV replay confirms that the ball was hitting the top of middle stump. Sri Lanka have finally managed to break the 73-run opening stand between Imam and Fakhar as the former is trapped LBW by Wanindu Hasaranga. Imam departs after scoring 31 off 41 deliveries, Pakistan 73/1 at the end of 14.4 overs.
End of 1st powerplay
Fakhar Zaman and Imam-Ul-Haq get Pakistan off to a steady start as the pair add 47 at the end of 1st powerplay. Fakhar is playing on 29, while his partner Imam is on 18.
Imam, Fakhar take charge
As Sri Lanka are searching for early wickets, runs are coming freely for Pakistani. The pair of Imam and Fakhar have added 19 in the last 18 deliveries as Pakistan reach 27/0 at the end of six overs. Imam is playing on 12 (16), while his partner Fakhar is on 15 (20).
Tidy start by Sri Lanka
So far it has been a tidy start by Sri Lanka, as Shehan Jayasuriya started things off with a maiden over. Both Imam and Fakhar are not taking any risks as Pakistan add 8/0 on the scoreboard after the end of three overs. Can Sri Lanka do some early damage?