Sri Lanka win 2nd T20I as Pakistan's batting line-up disappoints again

09:40 PM | 7 Oct, 2019
Sri Lanka win 2nd T20I as Pakistan's batting line-up disappoints again
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LAHORE - Sri Lanka won the second Twenty20 international match by 35 runs at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Monday, winning the T20I series against Pakistan.

The visiting team won the toss and elected to bat first; apparently the decision seems to have worked well for the team considering the 183-run target.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 77 runs while Shehan Jaysasuria contributed 34 to the total in 20 overs; Sri Lanka lost 6 wickets in its innings.

On the other hand, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz and Shadab Khan took one wicket each.

In response, Pakistan's batting line-up crumbled for one more time and the team managed to score merely 147 runs in 19 overs.

Imad Wasim remained the top scorer for Pakistan with 47 runs followed by Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed who contributed 26.

Nuwan Pradeep played crucial role for Sri Lanka by taking 4 wickets. Wanindu Hasaranga sent three batsmen to pavilion while Isuru Udana took 2 wickets.

Strict security arrangements were made to thwart any untoward incident.

Earlier, Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 64 runs in the first T20 on Saturday. The third and last T20 will be played on Wednesday at the same place though Sri Lanka have already won the series.

Teams

Pakistan:

Sarfaraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain.

Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka made no changes to the squad.

Dasun Shanaka (c), Minod Bhanuka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Oshada Fernando, Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Madushanka, Angelo Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kasun Rajitha, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lakshan Sandakan, and Isuru Udana