Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 297/9 | RR: 5.94

  • Nuwan Pradeep1 (2b)
  • Wahab Riaz10-0-81-1
  • Mohammad Amir10-0-50-3

6:55pm After almost four hours, we have come to the conclusion of the first innings. A brilliant hundred from Gunathilaka set the platform for a 300-plus total but Sri Lanka, including Gunathilaka himself, failed to accelerate. They could reach 297 for 9 only because of Dasun Shanaka's late fireworks. Wahab looked off colour and ended up conceding 81 from his ten overs - the fourth-most in an ODI in Karachi, Raghav informs me. We will be back with the chase soon. Stay tuned.

Wahab Riaz to Shanaka, OUT, length, wide outside off, Shanaka was backing away and had to reach out for it, ends up mistiming it towards extra and an easy catch for Haris Sohail there

MD Shanaka c Haris Sohail b Wahab Riaz 43 (24b 5x4 2x6) SR: 179.16

sk9002: "We need a chant for Babar, to the tune of Ba ba black sheep: Babar Babar, have you any runs? Yes sir Yes Sir, tons tons tons.... "

Wahab Riaz to Pradeep, 1 run, fuller outside off, slashed towards sweeper cover for one
Wahab Riaz to Shanaka, 1 run, short of length, Shanaka pulls it towards deep square leg
Wahab Riaz to Pradeep, 1 bye, a brilliant yorker at the off stump, Pradeep was backing away and misses. But it's a free hit and they get a single as the ball ricochets towards third man. Shinwari does well to stop the boundary
Wahab Riaz to Shanaka, 1 no ball, length ball this time, looks to go aerial down the ground, gets a top edge and Sarfaraz completes a good catch near short third man. But wait, they are checking for a front-foot no-ball, and Wahab has overstepped here. Shanaka survives, free hit coming up as well

saad khan: "Come on, that run out should be incremented in the wickets column for the lad....!!!!!"

Wahab Riaz to Shanaka, FOUR runs, fuller outside off, clears his front leg and smashes it past mid-off for four more
Wahab Riaz to Shanaka, FOUR runs, a full toss outside off to start with and Shanaka has smashed it over covers, finds the gap in the deep

Wahab to bowl the last over

49 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | SL: 285/8 | RR: 5.81

  • Dasun Shanaka34 (19b)
  • Nuwan Pradeep0 (0b)
  • Mohammad Amir10-0-50-3
  • Wahab Riaz9-0-70-0
Mohammad Amir to Shanaka, 1 run, another yorker, digs it out towards cover for a quick single. A shy at the bowler's end, misses. Think Shanaka was in anyway
Mohammad Amir to Sandakan, OUT, length ball around middle and leg, drops it on the leg side and sets off, Amir fields it, turns around and hits the stumps direct to find Shanaka short at the non-striker's end

PADLR Sandakan run out (Mohammad Amir) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sandakan now

Mohammad Amir to de Silva, OUT, fuller outside off, Hasaranga was moving towards the off side, goes for the flick but ends up hitting it on to his stumps. Amir gets his third wicket

PWH de Silva b Mohammad Amir 10 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st123Abid AliFakhar Zaman
2nd58Babar AzamFakhar Zaman
3rd8Sarfaraz AhmedFakhar Zaman
4th55Sarfaraz AhmedHaris Sohail
5th43Haris SohailIftikhar Ahmed
6th12Wahab RiazIftikhar Ahmed