Sri Lanka retained to 256 despite Thirimanne 90
Imad Wasim played a big part in towing Sri Lanka back
Sri Lanka cricket's in the middle of man Lahiru Thirimanne struck his most noteworthy global score since March 1 2015, the most experienced current player on the planet Tillakaratne Dilshan scored his 44th ODI half-century, however the last word in the 1st innings may have a place with the youthful Pakistan defenders who consolidated well with the slower bowlers and a swinging track to keep Sri Lanka down to 256.
It was pretty much also for the challenge on the grounds that at 109 for 1 and 170 for 3 Sri Lanka looked set to potentially bat Pakistan out of the match on a dry contribute and verifiably threatening pursuing states of Sri Lanka. Between them the three spinners - Yasir Shah, Imad Wasim and Shoaib Malik - yielded only 108 in 24 overs, and quicks subsidized with the wickets. Just 86 fell off the last 14.
Like the entire visit, the innings moved along these lines and that however at its own pace. Kusal Perera's capitulate to a duck - a huge driving edge in the first over - brought about neither a retreat into the shell nor a stunning counterattack. Rather Dilshan and Thirimanne invented smoothly. On a serene surface yet to play any traps, the Pakistan pace beating was refuted in the first half. The two included 109 effortlessly, additionally arranging Shah well.
It was the presentation of left-arm spinner Wasim, just in his 2nd match that brought Pakistan back. In Wasim's third over a mix of an arm ball and low skip pegged Dilshan's stumps back. Generally moderate in the field, Pakistan defenders now swarmed Angelo Mathews, which you don't generally expect with the score 109 for 2 in the 23rd over. Malik and Wasim knocked down some pins keenly, and the six men inside the ring continued denying Mathews the singles. 19’s runs came in Mathews' initial 5.3 overs at the wicket, and when he hoped to break the shackles he hit Rahat Ali - in his first over back - straight to mid-off.
Dinesh Chandimal, apparently because of directions from the changing area, tried to stay away from a comparable intention - Mathews scored 12 off 23 - and went on a hitting spree, and attempted one yearning shot too much, getting out to Mohammad Irfan for 20 off 21. In the midst of this Thirimanne went on easily, driving and late-cutting his track towards a hundred. Presently, however, with an unpracticed lower center request with him Thirimanne needed to settle on a choice: finish what has been started and bat till the 50th over or hit a couple of shots to take some weight off the adolescents.
Thirimanne went for the recent. When he initially attempted the enormous breadth off Shah, he was dropped by Ahmed Shehzad at profound square leg, a catch he some way or another went ahead to assert. An over later Thirmanne gave together Shah and Shehzad the reclamation, attempting another huge range, mis-hitting it, and watching Shehzad fly to one side. An innings that had searched strong for quite a while had gradually yet most likely broke down.
At 186 for 5 in the 42nd, Sri Lanka required a major hand from some place. Slightly they got three little ones: scores somewhere around 14 and 19 from Milinda Siriwardana, Ashan Priyanjan, Sachith Pathirana and Lasith Malinga. The pull of war in the last 10 was added exceptional: at whatever point Pakistan debilitated to bowl Sri Lanka out one of the four counterattacked effectively. Exactly when the counterattack looked like pushing Sri Lanka into an agreeable domain, a wicket fell. The match subsequently stayed in a critical position.