Shehzad, bowlers give Pakistan series
Series win in SL after 9’s years
For the third time in the arrangement Pakistan denied those expecting show and nerves and puzzling occasions regularly connected with Pakistan cricket. They initially declined to let Sri Lanka escape in spite of an apparently smooth 100-run second-wicket stand and dragged them down to 256, and after that Ahmed Shehzad tailed it with a heartless pursue of an objective that could have been dubious on a dry turning surface. This was their first two-sided arrangement win in Sri Lanka in 9’s years, and took them closer to Champions Trophy capability.
Truth be told even in the second match - the particular case that they lost - Pakistan were unsurprising and incredible. They just came up against individual brightness of the Pakistani kind, and even after that record speediest fifty by Kusal Perera Pakistan battled to verify it was not a cakewalk for Sri Lanka. There was no such out-of-the-world splendor from Sri Lanka this time, yet Pakistan held that perseverance despite the fact that Lahiru Thirimanne and Tillakaratne Dilshan appeared to be in control scoring half-hundreds of years after Perera succumbed to a duck. The defenders remove the singles, the spinners stifled amount of simple runs, the quicks struck to take benefit of weight, and Sri Lanka went from 170 for 3 to score just 86 in the last 14 overs.
|Malik playing shot|
As a correlation, in the following 14 overs there was sufficient confirmation Pakistan were going to voyage through the pursuit. Sri Lanka at long last went to utilizing Lasith Malinga as an assaulting choice, yet Azhar Ali and Shehzad took his initial three overs for 20. When it appeared like pace on ball was flying, Sri Lanka went to turn just to see Shehzad bounce out of the wrinkle and belt Sachith Pathirana back over his head first ball for a six. Nuwan Pradeep harmed himself, Suranga Lakmal looked insufficient, and right now Malinga was back for a moment spell. Malinga gave a leap forward, however then had Shehzad edge through empty slip and afterward through the hands of slip for progressive fours. All in the initial 14 overs.
With his side 92 for 1 in the initial 14, Mohammad Hafeez could now bear to take as much time as required settling in. He additionally blunted out Malinga as he depleted his nine overs in the initial 20, searching urgently for a leap forward. In Malinga's ninth, Shehzad proposed it wouldn't have had any kind of effect had Malinga numerous all the more left in his sack. He whipped him for progressive fours to achieve 71, and Pakistan were currently 116 for 1 in 20 overs.
Let around spinners, missing in-structure assaulting bowlers, Sri Lanka tossed different alternatives at Pakistan, however there were no batsmen willing to oblige those searching for what has in the last 10 or somewhere in the vicinity years get to be inescapable dramatization with Pakistan matches. Shehzad and Hafeez batted with power. While Hafeez quickened from 7 off 24 to the consequent 70 off 88, Shehzad never truly backed off. The main misgiving for Pakistan will be that an uncommon snippet of handling splendor - plunging forward catch by Perera at third man - from Sri Lanka brought about Shehzad's missing the mark regarding a hundred.
Handling splendor was copious when Pakistan were in the field. From the time left-arm spinner Imad Wasim, playing just his second match, joined an arm ball with low bob to evacuate Dilshan at 109 for 2 in the 23rd over, the defenders and the spinners hovered around Sri Lanka. Frequently six men stayed inside the circle, and the spinners went through their overs, building weight speck by dab. Between them the three spinners - Yasir Shah, Wasim and Shoaib Malik - yielded only 108 in 24 overs.
The main casualty of the weight was Mathews. Shah had been arranged well by Dilshan and Thirimanne, however Mathews thought that it was difficult to confront Wasim and Malik. With no simple singles on offer, Pakistan continued challenging Mathews to take the danger. Nineteen 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 keep away from a comparable destiny - Mathews scored 12 off 23 - and went on a hitting spree. He 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 direction towards a hundred. Presently, however, with an unpracticed lower center request with him Thirimanne needed to settle on a choice: continue through to the end and bat till the 50th over or hit a couple of shots to take some weight off the adolescents.
Thirimanne went for the last. When he initially attempted the huge scope off Shah, he was dropped by Ahmed Shehzad at profound square leg, a catch he by one means or another went ahead to assert. An over later Thirmanne gave both Shah and Shehzad the recovery, attempting another enormous breadth, mis-hitting it, and watching Shehzad fly to one side. An innings that had searched strong for quite a while had gradually yet without a doubt deteriorated, setting Pakistan an objective that would be chased miserable with 9.1 overs to save.