Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (PAK vs SL) 2nd T20I highlights: Led by Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s superb knock of 77 from 48 deliveries, Sri Lanka completed a clinical 35-run win over Pakistan in the second T20I. With this victory, Sri Lanka also seaedl the series as they now have a 2-0 advantage in the three-match series. After electing to bat first, Sri Lanka managed to post 182/6 on the board.
In response to Sri Lanka’s 182, Pakistan got off to a dreadful start as they lost Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam early in the chase. Wanindu Hasaranga did the rest as he picked three wickets in same over to put Sri Lanka in the driver’s seat. However, some power hitting by Imad Wasim towards the end did put the visitors in the state of bother, but the home side faltered after his dismissal.
Sri Lanka in Pakistan, 3 T20I Series, 2019Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 17 November 2019
Pakistan 147 (19.0)
Sri Lanka 182/6 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 2nd T20I ) Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 35 runs
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I highlights:
Sri Lanka shine yet again
Nuwan Pradeep hammers the final nail in the coffin as Pakistan are bundled out on 147. Mohammad Hasnain is the final man to depart as Pakistan lose the contest by 35 runs. With this defeat, Sri Lanka also win the three-match T20I series. The third and final match of the series will be played on Wednesday.
Asif Ali departs so does Pakistan hopes
Asif Ali departs so does Pakistan hopes. He literally was Pakistan's final hope but he is cleaned up by Nuwan Pradeep on 29. Sri Lanka are now one wicket away from winning the T20I series.
Shadab Khan departs
Isuru Udana delivers yet again as Shadab Khan departs on a golden duck. An uppish delivery and Shadab hits it straight up in the air as Dasun Shanaka completes a simple catch at extra cover.
Nuwan Pradeep strikes!
Nuwan Pradeep ends his over with a wicket as Pakistan lose their seventh man. Wahab Riaz is the man who departs as his premeditated paddle scoop balloons up in the air before landing safely in Minod Bhanuka's gloves.
Udana provides Sri Lanka with some relief
Isuru Udana provides Sri Lanka with some relief as he traps Imad Wasim LBW on 47. The man has done his job by scoring a quick 47 in just 29 deliveries, bringing life into the contest. However, now all eyes are on Asif Ali and the Pakistan lower-order as they continue the rescue act.
Imad Wasim keeps Pakistan alive
Some power hitting by Imad Wasim has kept Pakistan alive in the contest. He has so far scored 31 off just 19 deliveries as Pakistan require another 85 to win in 42 balls.
No hattrick, no problem!
No hattrick but Wanindu Hasaranga has picked up his third wicket in the same over and this time it's Sarfaraz Ahmed who bites the dust. The brief show by the skipper comes to an end as he departs on 26 off 16 balls. Half the Pakistan team are already back in the pavilion as Sri Lanka smell another victory at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Hasaranga on a hattrick!
Previous ball six and next ball wicket. Wanindu Hasaranga is all charged up as he cleans up Ahmed Shehzad on 13. The batsman fails to read the googly as the ball sneaks under his bat to knock the stumps. Meanwhile, the bowler strikes in the very next delivery as Umar Akmal departs for yet another duck. Can Hasaranga complete his hattrick?
Sarfaraz Ahmed takes charge!
It seems that Sarfaraz Ahmed has taken the charge as he races to 24 off just 13 deliveries to help Pakistan reach 40/2 at the end of the powerplay. Will the captain anchor the Pakistani chase and guide the team home?
Inside edge on to the pads and hits the stumps
Inside edge on to the pads and hits the stumps. Nuwan Pradeep gets the big fish as Babar Azam walks back to the pavilion on 3. Pressure mounts on the hosts as skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed walks out in the middle and he starts off with a boundary.
Fakhar Zaman departs
Pakistan start the chase on a dreadful note as Fakhar Zaman attempted scoop goes in vain. The ball hits his pads and then goes on to knock his stump. Fakhar departs after scoring 6 off 4 deliveries.
Dasun Shanaka finishes off in style
1, 1, 2, 4, 6, 0. Dasun Shanaka finishes off in style as Sri Lanka post 182/6 at the end of 20 overs. Pakistan need 183 to remain alive in the series.
A cracking delivery by Wahab Riaz!
A cracking delivery by Wahab Riaz rattling the middle stump as Sri Lanka lose their sixth man. This time it is Isuru Udana who is surely beaten by the pace. It is a great comeback by Pakistan as they claim four wickets in 20 runs.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa's innings comes to an end
A fine innings by Bhanuka Rajapaksa comes to an end as he fails to clear the boundary ropes while going for yet another big shot. It was a smart delivery by Shadab Khan, tantalising the batsman to hit it inside out. However, Rajapaksa fails to get his timing correct as his shot goes straight to Fakhar Zaman at deep extra cover. He departs after scoring 77 off 48 balls. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are losing the plot here as they lose another wicket in the same over. M Bhanuka is the third man to be dismissed run-out on 0.
Direct hit and finally the 94-run partnership between Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shehan Jayasuriya comes to an end. Pakistan have been very impressive in the field as this time it is Asif Ali, who knocks the stumps at the non-striker's end. Jayasuriya departs after scoring 34 off 28 balls.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa is on fire!
Bhanuka Rajapaksa is on fire. After hammering Shadab Khan for back-to-back sixes earlier in the innings, he gives Mohammad Hasnain the same treatment. Batting at a strike rate of 164.10, he has so far scored 64 off 39 balls, which includes six maximums and two boundaries.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa plays a great knock as he completes his half-century to help Sri Lanka reach 106/2 at the end of 12 overs. The batsman scores his maiden half-century in T20I cricket.
An expensive over by Shadab Khan as Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shehan Jayasuriya fetch 19 off the last over. It started with Rajapaksa slamming back to back sixes and Jayasuriya scoring the odd boundary to put Sri Lanka in command.
Rajapaksa, Jayasuriya steady things for SL
Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shehan Jayasuriya have steadied things for Sri Lanka as they add 39 off 30 balls for the third wicket as the visitors reach 80/2 at the end of 10 overs. Rajapaksa is batting on 33 off 24 balls, while his partner Jayasuriya is on 18 from 16 balls.
Mohammad Hasnain introduced in the attack
Young Mohammad Hasnain who picked up a hattrick in the previous encounter has been introduced in the attack. Can the speedster deliver?
Brilliant piece of fielding by Shadab Khan as he hits the stump to send Avishka Fernando back to the pavilion on 8. Both the batsmen were trying to sneak a quick single but Shadab runs to the ball and releases it immediately to knock off the stumps at the non-striker's end. Fernando will certainly be disappointed with himself as 14 runs were already scored in the over and there was no need of a risky single.
Imad Wasim does the trick for Pakistan as Sarfaraz Ahmed completes a sharp catch behind the stumps to send Danushka Gunathilaka back to the pavilion on 15(10). It was the regular arm-ball from Wasimm which skids off after bouncing. Gunathilaka goes deep in the crease to play a late cut but nicks it to the keeper, who holds onto the ball.
Edge and the ball races to the third-man area for four runs. It was a quick delivery pitched outside the off-stump that allowed Gunathilaka to free his arms. However, the batsman gets a thick edge and lucky for him as the ball flies wide of the slips.
Here We Go!
Danushka Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando arrive in the middle to start the proceedings in Lahore. Pakistan will start off with spin as Imad Wasim comes to bowl the first over of the match. What possibly can be a competitive total on the board?
While Sri Lanka have fielded the same XI, Pakistan have made two changes in their playing XI. Fakhar Zaman and Wahab Riaz come in place of Faheem Ashraf and Iftikhar Ahmed.
PAKISTAN: Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain
SRI LANKA: Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Shehan Jayasuriya, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Minod Bhanuka(w), Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep
Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bat first.
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