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Lahore [Pakistan], Oct 9 (ANI): Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 13 runs within the third T20I on the Gaddafi Stadium right here on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka whitewashed the hosts within the three-match T20I collection.
Chasing a goal of 148 runs, Pakistan suffered an early blow as Fakhar Zaman was bowled on the primary supply of the innings by Kasun Rajitha. Haris Sohail then joined Babar Azam on the sector. Each performed brilliantly and stored the scoreboard ticking.
The duo fashioned a 76-run partnership and put their facet on a dominating place within the match. Lahiru Kumara handed Sri Lanka with their much-need breakthrough as he dismissed Azam (27). Sarfaraz Ahmed was the subsequent batsman.
Sohail accomplished his half-century however quickly after that, Wanindu Hasaranga acquired maintain of him to finish his 52-run inning. Within the subsequent over, Imad Wasim (3) additionally gave away his wicket.
Wanindu Hasaranga, within the 18th over, got here out furiously and clinched two wickets, Asif Ali (1) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (17). The match got here to some extent when Pakistan wanted 37 runs off simply 12 deliveries.
Iftikhar Ahmed and Wahab Riaz then took the cost in an try to avoid wasting the sinking Pakistani facet. Nonetheless, each failed as Pakistan confronted a 13-run defeat within the match.
Earlier, after opting to bat first, Sri Lanka had a poor begin as they misplaced their first wicket within the third of the innings. Danushka Gunathilaka solely managed to attain eight runs earlier than Mohammad Amir bowled him.
Within the very subsequent over, bowled by Imad Wasim, Sadeera Samarawickrama was given LBW which ended his 12-run innings. The autumn of wickets didn’t cease as Amir struck once more and despatched Bhanuka Rajapaksa (3) again to the pavilion.
Angelo Perera and Oshada Fernando then took the sector and added 28 runs to the board earlier than the previous was dismissed after scoring 13 runs. Dasun Shanaka then got here out to bat.
Each Fernando and Shanaka performed cautiously and restricted Pakistan from taking any extra wickets. Whereas Shanaka performed steadily, Fernando stored smashing common boundaries and accomplished his half-century on his debut.
The duo added one other 76-run to the board, handing Sri Lanka momentum. Nonetheless, within the 18th over, Wahab Riaz acquired maintain of Shanaka (12). Lahiru Madushanka then got here out to bat however failed to go away a mark as he solely scored one run earlier than Amir despatched him again to the pavilion.
Fernando performed an inning of unbeaten 78 runs to assist his facet publish a good goal of 147 runs for the hosts.
Temporary scores: Sri Lanka 147/7 (Oshada Fernando 78*, Angelo Perera 13, Mohammad Amir 3-27) defeated Pakistan 134/6 (Haris Sohail 52, Babar Azam 27, Wanindu Hasaranga 3-21) by 13 runs. (ANI)

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