Player of the Match
Player of the Match

And as Sarfaraz and his boys collect the trophy, it's time for all of us at ESPNcricinfo to say goodbye. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of the ODI series in Karachi. We'll see you in three days for the T20I series that kicks off in Lahore. Till then, it's goodbye!

11.17pm Time for the presentation.

Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed: "Wasn't an easy task chasing this. Credit goes to Abid. The way he handled the pressure. Congratulations to him. Credit goes to all the batsmen which is why we achieved the target. Fielding was not upto the mark. We have to improve that. If we field like that in T20Is, we won't win many matches. Thanks to crowd for supporting both teams. I played here after 10 years. Everyone loves playing at home, so hopefully cricket continues in Pakistan. Sri Lanka will come strong in T20Is, we won't take them lightly."Sri Lanka captain Lahiru Thirimanne: "Proud, because boys fought very hard. Scoring 297 was good, but after that we didn't execute our plans in the first 10-15 overs with the ball. But overall, very proud. Dasun and Shehan batted well the other day. And Gunathilaka's century against this attack, it's very good. It's my first time in Pakistan, been a really good experience. I encourage more teams to come and play."

Babar Azam is the Player of the Series. He says, "The hundred two nights ago was my first hundred in Pakistan, so proud of that. My plan is to bat all the overs I can. We've got a good confidence boost from this series, hope to carry it through to the T20Is."

Abid Ali is the Player of the Match for his 74, replacing Imam-ul-Haq for this match. He says, "However much I thank Allah, it's not enough. I got a good opportunity today and was happy to do well. I must thank the management and players for backing me. I am thankful to the fans for coming to the ground here in Karachi. Hope to have more international cricket here."

This win was Pakistan's 92nd win over Sri Lanka, the most for a team against an opposition

11.06pm So Pakistan eventually cruise to a win but Sri Lanka can hold their heads high. Their inexperienced XI gave Pakistan a solid fight today. We saw some excellent batting performances today. Gunathilaka and Shanaka were impressive in the afternoon, after which the incoming Abid Ali set the chase up beautifully. Fakhar found form too, while Haris and Iftikhar sealed the win late in the evening. The teams are now shaking hands. Dil dil Pakistan resonates around the Karachi stadium

Jaan: "There is a tough competition for both man of the match and man of the series"

Andy Cricket Bo: "My man of the match goes to Abid Ali with a fine half century, coming into the side, and took the opportunity with both hands plus finished on the winning side"

salman: "'Man of the series' should be awarded to the whole Srilankan Squad, #thanksforcoming"

Pradeep to Iftikhar Ahmed, FOUR runs, Pakistan win the series 2-0! Another full toss on his toes, and flicked behind square to seal victory
Pradeep to Iftikhar Ahmed, SIX runs, put away! Waist-high full toss on leg stump, and he uses his wrists to whip a six behind square! Pakistan need just three
Jayasuriya to Haris Sohail, OUT, is there a twist? Length ball on middle, and turning away from Haris as he makes room to cut. He misses the shot, and the ball clatters into off stump

Haris Sohail b Jayasuriya 56 (50b 3x4 1x6) SR: 112.00

Pradeep to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs, attempted yorker outside off, but he sticks his bat down and guides a shot beautifully past backward point for four
Kumara to Iftikhar Ahmed, FOUR runs, big moves being made! Full, outside off, and he throws his hands at this. Clatters a square drive through the off side

Thirteen off the over already. RRR now under 6

Kumara to Iftikhar Ahmed, FOUR runs, well placed! Slower ball, but short from Kumara. He swivels and places a pulled shot behind square for four! Fine leg not even close
Kumara to Haris Sohail, 1 run, full toss, on off. He slices a drive to deep extra cover. Fifty for Haris but reckon the job's far from done
Kumara to Haris Sohail, SIX runs, back of a length on leg stump. Haris makes room, exposing all three stumps, before flat-batting a muscular shot over wide long off! Much needed

Mohammed : "Sri Lanka is well ahead of them game now. One more wicket and Pakistan will collapse in a heap. "

Jayasuriya to Iftikhar Ahmed, 4 leg byes, lucky touch! He sees Iftikhar coming down the wicket and bowls full outside leg stump. But it deflected off his pads, past the keeper's left for a streaky boundary
Jayasuriya to Haris Sohail, no run, full, on off, and pushed back towards the non-striker. Jayasuriya runs across to intercept. RRR over 8 now
Pradeep to Iftikhar Ahmed, no run, tidy over! Length ball outside off, and he mistimes a cut to point. Just the solitary single all over

can he finish the over well?

Pradeep to Haris Sohail, 1 run, falls safe! Back of a length on off, and he slices a pull. In the air for ages, but falls before midwicket can run towards mid on
Pradeep to Haris Sohail, no run, gold dust! Short ball on middle, and forces Haris to take a knee and get under the ball's line
Pradeep to Haris Sohail, no run, back of a length, outside off again. The punch finds mid-off once again. RRR over 7 now

Charles Crasto: "@ Navod: If we really believed that pakistan is going to win easily, we would not be so glued to cricinfo. Also, our nails would have a chance to grow :)"

Kumara to Sarfaraz Ahmed, OUT, chopped on! Back of a length outside off, and he tries to guide this fine, but has instead played on onto his off stump

Sarfaraz Ahmed b Kumara 23 (33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.69

de Silva to Sarfaraz Ahmed, FOUR runs, full toss, and he swings across the line to deep midwicket
de Silva to Haris Sohail, no run, nearly bowled! Full, outside off and turning into the left hander. Attempts to drive, but playing for the wrong turn. Past his edge
Shanaka to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs, length ball, outside off, and punched through the covers to wide long off
Pradeep to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs, full, on off, and flicked into the gap near deep midwicket. Misfield from Jayasuriya in the deep gives Pakistan two free runs
Pradeep to Fakhar Zaman, OUT, short of length outside off, goes for the upper cut but ends up hitting it towards the third man fielder. Shanaka takes a couple of steps diagonally to his left and takes it without any fuss

Fakhar Zaman c Shanaka b Pradeep 76 (91b 7x4 1x6) SR: 83.51

Sandakan to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, dropped by Gunathilaka at first slip. Fuller outside off, goes for a big booming drive, gets a thick outside edge to the right of Gunathilaka who goes one-handed but it doesn't stick
Pradeep to Babar Azam, OUT, length ball around off and skids back in to beat the bat and hit Babar on the knee roll, an appeal for lbw but Joel Wilson says on. Sri Lanka take the review, I think just in time. Replays show there was no bat involved and it would have gone on to hit the top of the middle stump

Babar Azam lbw b Pradeep 31 (26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 119.23

Kumara to Babar Azam, FOUR runs, fuller around off, in the driving zone and Babar obliges with a glorious extra-cover drive
de Silva to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR runs, Fakhar cuts loose now. Clears his front leg and hits it with the spin, finds the gap between long-on and deep midwicket

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

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