Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

MD Gunathilaka
133(134) 16x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 26 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
2 16 17 8 22 22 10 36
Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman
76(91) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 16 8 3 22 9 7 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir
O10
M0
R50
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
N Pradeep
N Pradeep
O9.2
M1
R53
W2
Eco5.67
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

02 October 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx)

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"

48.2
4
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
48.1
6
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

END OF OVER:
48 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 289/5 (9 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.02, RRR: 4.50)

  • Iftikhar Ahmed18 (20b)
  • Wahab Riaz1 (1b)
  • Shehan Jayasuriya7-0-39-1
  • Nuwan Pradeep9-1-43-2
47.6
1
Jayasuriya to Iftikhar Ahmed, 1 run, length ball, just outside off. Tapped to the gap in front of point for a quick single. He'll keep strike
47.5
1
Jayasuriya to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, full, outside off, and he drags a sweep to the leg side. In the air for a while, but drops short of Sandakan at cow corner
47.4
W
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

47.3
1
Jayasuriya to Iftikhar Ahmed, 1 run, good length on off, and flicked with the turn to the leg side

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

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