Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Highlights – Oct 23, 2017

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Highlights – Oct 23, 2017. Pak v SL highlights today – Fifth one day global from Sharjah Cricket Stadium (U.A.E) Monday twenty third October 2017. Babar Azam is going on pinnacle in most runs scorers listing so far from ultimate four suits with 303 runs, WU Tharanga scored 191 and Shoaib Malik 161. Hasan Ali took 12 wickets, Shadab Khan eight and PLS Gamage seven.

Sri Lanka have won the toss and chose to bat first.

Pakistan team/playing XI
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c) †, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan, Faheem Ashraf.

Sri Lanka team/playing XI
N Dickwella †, WU Tharanga (c), LD Chandimal, HDRL Thirimanne, S Samarawickrama, TAM Siriwardana, S Prasanna, NLTC Perera, PVD Chameera, JDF Vandersay, MVT Fernando.

Match Timings: 14:00 local (10:00 GMT)

Sharjah surfaces are not often conducive to scores of greater than 300 but are not overtly biased toward the bowlers either. The temperature is forecast to be in the mid-30-degree vary in the afternoon. Having run themselves out of options, Sri Lanka may preserve many of the same XI that lost via seven wickets on Friday. Pakistan might also be tempted to experiment in this lifeless rubber. Left-arm speedy Usman Khan may get every other suit after taking 1 for 38 on debut on Friday.

Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates and Pakistan 5th ODI (D/N) Highlights

Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpires – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Shozab Raza
Match number – ODI no. 3930

In a 12 months in which Sri Lanka have persisted to sink in addition into the depths of ODI ineptitude, they honestly hit rock bottom today. In a performance that put an exclamation mark on their run of 12 straight ODI losses, they illustrated why they have struggled so badly in the format. They couldn’t bat, brushed aside for 103 in 26 overs. They couldn’t bowl all that well, taking solely one wicket as Pakistan cruised home with over 30 overs to spare. It is some other whitewash for Sri Lanka, the 1/3 they have suffered this 12 months alone. South Africa and India were the othertormentors. The prospect of a damning defeat used to be writ massive over the contest after the very first over, in which Usman Khan took the first two wickets of a brilliant opening spell. He had come to prominence with a scintillating performance in a home T20 ultimate in 2013, but after today, that domestic admiration can turn to international acclaim. It tends to manifest once you whole a five-for in 3.3 overs.

Maybe there’s a odd curse Sharjah has cast on Sri Lanka – they’ve been bowled out below one hundred 4 times at this ground. It ought to have been five; they had been eighty five for 9 at one point, before Dushmantha Chameera and Vishwa Fernando put collectively an 18-run partnership and rescued their aspect from that ignominy. For the 1/3 straight game, Upul Tharanga received the toss and chose to bat. But Sri Lanka’s luck has remained limited to the toss this tour. One over into the innings, it was clear that wasn’t going to alternate today. The dismissals themselves were some thing to behold; it was once Pakistani fast bowling at its most exhilarating. Sadeera Samarawickmara failed to adjust to the moving ball and inside-edged onto his center stump. Dinesh Chandimal used to be utterly helpless against one that swung away, edging to Sarfraz Ahmed.

In Usman’s 2d over, Tharanga – just like the preceding sport – was unable to forestall one from sneaking in between his bat and pad. Niroshan Dickwella fell lbw to every other prodigious inswinger. Siriwardana tamely scooped to cover point, and in beneath 7 overs, Sri Lanka had been 20 for 5. Thoroughly dispirited and damaged all series, Sri Lanka had dug themselves into a hole in the first 1/2 hour of the sport and have been already reducedto respectability restoration. Then Thirimanne edged Hasan Ali to the wicketkeeper and Seekkuge Prasanna ran himself out in a horribly amateurway, failing to ground his bat in a bid to keep away from a throw in his direction. Pakistan didn’t want that type of charity, but it was oncewelcome.

Thisara Perera struck a few boundaries en route to 25, the pinnacle ratingfor his side. But in an innings the place wickets had been the foreign moneyof choice, that sort of resistance was once simply pennies on the dollar. Hasan and Shadab Khan cleaned up the tail, and Pakistan have been left with 104 to get to sweep the series. There was once no drama to be had, with Sri Lanka coming out looking like a boxer for whom the knockout punch would be a blissful release. The second innings used to be a case of two teams going through the motions. But while Fakhar Zaman fell brief of a half-century, motives for pleasure were in quick grant for the visitors. Pakistan appeared nearly embarrassed to complete the whitewash, so largewas the chasm between the two sides. However, the predominant pain all belongs to the visitors, who will be left puzzling over how on earth to salvage some satisfaction in the upcoming T20 series.

 

 

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