Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Highlights – Oct 27, 2017

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20 Highlights – Oct 27, 2017, Pak v SL highlights today – Second twenty/20 from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (UAE) Friday 27th October 2017.

Again Pakistan have won the toss and again chose to bowl.

Pakistan team/playing XI
Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan.

Sri Lanka team/playing XI
Dilshan Munaweera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Mahela Udawatte, Ashan Priyanjan, Dasun Shanaka, Sachith Pathirana, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Isuru Udana, Vikum Sanjaya.

Match Timings: 20:00 local (16:00 GMT | 21:00 PKT)

Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates and Pakistan 1st T20I (N) Highlights

Umpires – Ahmed Shahab, Shozab Raza
TV Umpires – Ahsan Raza
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Asif Yaqoob
Match number – T20I no. 625

There was once a hat-trick from Faheem Ashraf, and a Sri Lankan crumple that saw them lose eight wickets for 14 runs. That may endorse some other rout of the hapless visitors, however nothing should be further from reality. In the game of the whole tour, Pakistan edged domestic with one ball to spare, with solely two wickets in hand when the winning runs had been struck. They were struck with the aid of none different than golden boy Shadab Khan, who smashed a six off the game’s penultimate ball to wrench victory from Sri Lanka’s desperate, clawing hands.

This was once a complete T20 game, establishing with intelligent batting by Sri Lanka, put in after Pakistan received the toss. That was once observed by means of a fantastic give way from 106 for 1 to 120 for 9. Pakistan appeared like they were cruising early on, earlier than an top notch spell by means of captain Thisara Perera dragged Sri Lanka back. From there, they held the ascendancy proper until the last three balls. Pakistan wanted eight off them. Shadab hit a straight six and a couple off the next delivery denied Sri Lanka’s valiant young aspect victory in an incredible contest.

It used to be Sri Lanka’s fantastic game of the limited-overs tour. The batsmen early on disadvantaged Pakistan of wickets whilst keeping the rating ticking. A 63-run second-wicket partnership between Gunathilaka and Sadeera Samarawickrama set Thisara’s guys up for a score above par, with quickly bowlers Hasan Ali and Usman Khan high priced in the early overs.

Shadab was once the only bowler in the middle overs able to rein in Sri Lanka. At one point, they might have been eyeing 150, however a excellent spell from the teen averted them from cutting loose. He has added another variation, a quicker one that can attain 120kph, and it eliminated Sri Lanka’s top scorer Gunathilaka amidst their late collapse. Shadab would possibly no longer have taken hundreds of wickets, but his figures of 4-0-14-1 were to prove crucial.

In the madness of Sri Lanka’s last overs, Faheem Ashraf emerged as the hero with a sensational hat-trick, getting rid of Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana and Mahela Udawatte off the last three balls of the nineteenth over. It used to be Pakistan’s first T20I hat-trick and, in truth, couldn’t have come from an unlikelier source.

Poor running and super fielding hurt Sri Lanka’s innings: there have been three run outs, The wickets that crumpled in a heap closer to the cease overwhelmed their hopes of a late charge, and whilst it was once nonetheless an improvement on yesterday, they nevertheless finished with a below-par 124.

Pakistan had been tentative in their strategy to the chase, nearly as if they had forgotten what to do when a healthy turn out to be mildly competitive. Fakhar Zaman used to be run out after miscommunication with Ahmed Shehzad, before Babar Azam fell sufferer to an unsuitable lbw decision. But skipper Perera rose to the occasion, giving his side a real threat of victory, accounting for each Shehzad and Shoaib Malik in his first two overs.

For a while, Mohammad Hafeez and Sarfraz Ahmed looked in control, never letting the asking price get out of sight. But as soon as Hafeez holed out to long on with Pakistan still requiring 31, panic set in. Perera returned for his ultimate over and received rid of Imad Wasim, and extremely good fielding in the deep noticed Pakistan’s captain run out three balls later. Twenty-one were still required off 14, and with three wickets remaining, Sri Lanka have been firm favourites.

Udana conceded solely 4 in a excellent penultimate over, however the drama all lay in the remaining over. Faheem was caught at long-on off the first ball of Vikum Sanjaya’s over, and with eleven needed off four, Pakistan were up against it. It appeared even graver for them when Hasan sliced one straight to long-off, however was once reprieved by a essential dropped catch, permitting Pakistan to scramble three. That brought on strike Shadab, a younger man whose honeymoon with cricket surely refuses to end. Two balls and eight runs later, the contest was once all at once over, and Shadab’s joy, as well as Abu Dhabi’s, was once unconfined.

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