Match Review: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Highlights

Pakistan cricket team vs sri lanka 2nd odi 2017
@ahad.2002: The 2nd One-day International of the 5-match series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was held at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on October 16th, 2017.

Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first, Both teams played with unchanged XI

Pakistan Playing XI:
Sarfraz Ahmed (C/Wk), Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid khan, Babar Azam, Rumman Raees.

Sri Lanka Playing XI
Upul Tharamga (c), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirmanne, Thisara Parera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Jeffrey Vandersay, Akila Dananjaya, Milinda Sirwardana.

1st Inning
Ahmed Shehzad and Fakhar Zaman opened the inning for Pakistan. The star of Peshawar, Zaman, couldn’t open an account and fell for Gamage scoring 11 off 13 deliveries. The other opener who has consistently failed in his last 18 ODIs scored another low score of 8 from 17 deliveries. One by one Pakistan’s top and mid order was gone. Mohammad Hafeez also fell short on Gamage’s bowling, he managed to score 8 off 11 deliveries. Malik, the Maalik of first ODI came along with high expectations and was settling in pretty well. Unfortunately he couldn’t handle the pressure and got out to Parera. He scored 11 off 15 deliveries.

Next in, The Skipper, Sarfraz came to bat, scored 5 from 14 and was back to the pavilion falling to Parera. Next came Imad, scored a low 10 from 26 deliveries and got out.

Babar Azam who came one-down scored another top-notch ton off just 130 deliveries. Shadab Khan also played a promising inning scoring his maiden ODI 50 off just 62 deliveries. Hasan Ali struck a six and took a single before getting out. Next in was Rumman, gone, golden duck.

Gamage took the most wickets, 4, and Babar did the most damage to Lankan Bowling, scoring 101 to his name. Pakistan posted a miracle target off 219 after the batting collapse.

2nd Inning
Dickwella and Tharanga opened for Sri Lanka. First to return was Dickwella scoring 3 off 7 deliveries. He got out against Junaid Khan. A long black-out struck after this first wicket as neither were the Lankas scoring any runs, nor were the Pakistani’s taking any wickets. Perhaps it were Hasan Ali who broke the blackout and got Kusal Mendis, second time in the two games. I hope Mendis won’t mock Hasan again. The other opener Tharanga was dropped by Shadab Khan on extra cover. He was dropped twice after.

The Lankan captain kept scoring and was in no mood to leave, but his partner on the other hand, Lahiru Thirmanne was LBW’d to Malik scoring 12 off 34 deliveries. Young Leggie, Shadab took 3 quickfire wickets of Chandimal Sirwardana, and Dhananjaya, and gave hopes to Pakistan. Hafeez also took a much-needed wicket of Thisara Parers, who managed to score 7 off 5 deliveries.

Again the match was turned and the Lankans were sensing a win after a brilliant 50 run partnership between the Lankan Skipper and Vandersay. Thank Rumman Raees for taking that all important wicket and bringing the game back to a 50-50. Jefferey Vandersay was caught out on 22 from 55 deliveries. Soon another wicket fell. The victim of this run-out was Tharanga Lakmal scoring 1 off 2 delivereis.

Upul Tharanga was unbeaten with a beautiful knock off 112, and so was Shadab Khan with 3 wickets giving 47 runs.

Pakistan won by 33 runs.

Man of the Match
Shadab Khan for his 50 and 3 wickets.

The next ODI is scheduled to be played on October 18th (16:00 PST)

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