Player of the Match
Player of the Match

19 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | PAK: 147/10 (36 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 36.00)

  • Mohammad Amir5 (3b)
  • Nuwan Pradeep4-0-25-4
  • Isuru Udana4-0-38-2

That's all from our side for tonight. We will see you again for the final T20I on October 9. Till then, have a great time. Goodbye.

Dasun Shanaka: Bhanuka Rajapaksa played a masterclass innings. These youngsters should get a good chance after the series but there are senior players out as well. So it's up to the selectors.

Sarfaraz Ahmed We didn't play good cricket. Congrats to Sri Lanka, who batted, bowled and fielded better than us. A missed a couple of run-out opportunities that could have changed the game. They had a good partnership in the middle overs, we lost five wickets in the first ten overs. If you don't take wickets in the middle overs, you cannot stop the flow of runs. Old players were called up because of their performance in the domestic cricket.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa, the Man of the Match: Not an easy task to come to Pakistan and beat the No. 1 side but the confidence from the coaches helped a lot. Beating the No. 1 side, it would take it any day. It means a lot to me.

Time for the presentation ceremony.

9.55pm So Sri Lanka have surprised everyone here by defeating the top-ranked side Pakistan in successive games to seal the series. Earlier, Rajapaksa set the platform with a six-laden 77 off 48 balls. Chasing a stiff 183, Pakistan stumbled in front of Wanindu Hasaranga's googlies, losing three wickets in an over. Umar Akmal fetched a second consecutive first-ball duck. Pakistan could never recover from that. While Imad Wasim gave them a glimmer of hope but Asif Ali's struggles at the other end meant they were bowled out for 147, with one over to spare.

Pradeep to Mohammad Hasnain, OUT, that's the match, and the series for Sri Lanka.. A length again, backs away and lofts it towards long-on, doesn't get the required distance and fittingly it's Hasaranga who completes an easy catch

Mohammad Hasnain c de Silva b Pradeep 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Pradeep to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, length ball on the off stumps, Amir swings it towards deep midwicket, only a single
Pradeep to Mohammad Hasnain, 1 run, fuller around off, looks to smash it away, gets an inside edge towards fine leg, a diving stop there keeps it to one
Pradeep to Asif Ali, OUT, a slower one, looks to smash it towards deep midwicket, but it's too full for the pull, Asif Ali misses and the off stump is pegged back

Asif Ali b Pradeep 29 (27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.40

Pradeep to Asif Ali, no run, fuller on the stumps, driven along the ground towards long-on
Pradeep to Asif Ali, no run, a low full toss angling on to the pads, misses the flick and is hit on the pads

18 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 145/8 (38 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 19.00)

  • Mohammad Amir4 (2b)
  • Asif Ali29 (24b)
  • Isuru Udana4-0-38-2
  • Nuwan Pradeep3-0-23-2
Udana to Mohammad Amir, no run, fuller again but slower this time, drills straight to Shanaka at extra cover
Udana to Mohammad Amir, FOUR runs, and he has smashed it through covers for four. Fuller outside off and Amir throws everything at it, beats the man in the deep

Amir to face for the first time

Udana to Asif Ali, 1 leg bye, fuller around off, looks to scoop again but misses, gets a leg bye to square leg
Udana to Asif Ali, no run, a high full toss outside off, Asif Ali looks to pull but misses out. The square leg umpire says the height was okay but that could have gone either way
Udana to Asif Ali, FOUR runs, a slower one at the stumps, Asif Ali moves across and scoop, just evades Rajitha's jump at short fine leg

Munshif: "Do or die, Asif Ali should do it alone, no runs needed to be taken"

safdar: "No Its Asif to be Afridi... he has got an ideal scenario here to be Afridi"

Udana to Shadab Khan, OUT, fuller outside off, Shadab looks to go aerial down the ground, gets it from the outer half and an easy catch to Shanaka at extra cover

Shadab Khan c Shanaka b Udana 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

ash: "Afridi time...oh forgot he has retired. "

There is some confusion if the batsmen had crossed when the catch was taken. Looks like they didn't and it's Shadab on strike

17 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 136/7 (47 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 15.66)

  • Asif Ali25 (21b)
  • Nuwan Pradeep3-0-23-2
  • Isuru Udana3-0-30-1
Pradeep to Wahab Riaz, OUT, back-of-the-hand slower one this time, Wahab looks to scoop it over short fine leg, the idea is fine but fails in the execution and the keeper pedals back to take it comfortably

Wahab Riaz c †Bhanuka b Pradeep 7 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

Pradeep to Wahab Riaz, 2 runs, a low full toss this time, bunted towards deep midwicket, Asif Ali is charging back for the second and makes with a dive
Pradeep to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs, misses his length this time, ends up bowling a knee-high full toss on the stumps and Wahab scoops it over short third man
Pradeep to Asif Ali, 1 run, that's three in three, Asif Ali goes deep inside his crease, his back foot very close to the stumps but can only manage a single to long-on
Pradeep to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, another yorker, this is brilliant from Pradeep. Wahab can only work it towards long-on
Pradeep to Asif Ali, 1 run, a brilliant yorker on the leg stump, digs it out towards long-on

56 required from last four. Here is Pradeep

Saahil Sagheer: "Can we hire De Russ for last 4 overs."

16 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 127/6 (56 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.93, RRR: 14.00)

  • Wahab Riaz0 (1b)
  • Asif Ali23 (19b)
  • Isuru Udana3-0-30-1
  • Kasun Rajitha3-0-11-1
Udana to Wahab Riaz, no run, yorker length outside off, Wahab looks to dig out but fails

Wahab Riaz walks in

Udana to Imad Wasim, OUT, fuller around off, Imad looks to repeat the shot but misses and is hit on the leg. An appeal for lbw and up goes the finger. Would have gone on to crashed into off and middle

Imad Wasim lbw b Udana 47 (29b 8x4 0x6) SR: 162.06

Udana to Imad Wasim, FOUR runs, length outside off, moves across once again, goes down on one knee and swipes it past square leg for another boundary
Udana to Imad Wasim, FOUR runs, length ball on the stumps, Imad moves towards the off side and helps it over short fine leg, one-bounce four

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

9Babar AzamFakhar Zaman
2Ahmed ShehzadBabar Azam
40Sarfaraz AhmedAhmed Shehzad
0Sarfaraz AhmedUmar Akmal
1Sarfaraz AhmedAsif Ali
75Imad WasimAsif Ali
9Wahab RiazAsif Ali
0Asif AliShadab Khan
9Mohammad AmirAsif Ali
2Mohammad AmirMohammad Hasnain