Pakistan level Sri Lanka T20 series

Pakistan level Sri Lanka T20 series

Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 23 runs in the second and final Twenty20 international in Hambantota on Sunday to level the series 1-1.

Sri Lanka, who won the opening match by 37 runs on Friday, were bowled out for 99 after restricting Pakistan to 122-6.

Shahid Afridi was the star of Pakistan’s win, smashing a 33-ball 52 not out and then taking two wickets with his leg-spin.

COMPLETE SCOREBOARD

Pakistan:

Mohammad Hafeez c Thirimanne b Lokuarachchi 24

Ahmed Shehzad lbw b Kulasekera 6

Khalid Latif run out 1

Umar Akmal lbw b Lokuarachchi 5

Shoaib Malik c Dilshan b Perera 27

Shahid Afridi not out 52

Yasir Arafat c Dilshan b Kulasekera 2

Sohail Tanvir not out 0

Extras (b2, lb1, w2) 5

Total (for six wickets; 20 overs) 122

Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Shehzad), 2-18 (Latif), 3-29 (Akmal), 4-41 (Hafeez), 5-109 (Malik), 6-119 (Arafat).

Bowling: Kulasekera 4-1-13-2 (w1), Mathews 2-0-9-0, Perera 4-0-31-1, Udana 4-1-18-0, Lokuarachchi 4-0-31-2 (w1), Senanayake 2-0-17-0.

Sri Lanka:

K. Sangakkara c Malik b Arafat 8

T. Dilshan b Afridi 18

N. Kulasekera c Malik b Arafat 0

C. Kapugedera b Afridi 19

D. Chandimal b Tanvir 12

L. Thirimanne c Ansar b Sami 18

A. Mathews c Afridi b Arafat 11

T. Perera b Sami 0

K. Lokuarachchi st Ansar b Ajmal 0

S. Senanayake c Tanvir b Sami 1

I. Udana not out 1

Extras (lb2, w9) 11

Total (for all out; 19.2 overs) 99

Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Sangakkara), 2-19 (Kulasekera), 3-39 (Dilshan), 4-62 (Kapugedera), 5-76 (Chandimal), 6-85 (Thirimanne), 7-90 (Perera), 8-91 (Lokuarachchi), 9-94 (Senanayake), 10-99 (Mathews).

Bowling: Tanvir 4-0-15-1 (w1), Arafat 3.2-0-18-3 (w2), Sami 3-0-16-3 (w6), Afridi 4-0-17-2, Ajmal 4-0-20-1, Hafeez 1-0-11-0.

Result: Pakistan win by 23 runs

Toss: Pakistan

Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SRI) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

TV umpire: Asoka de Silva (SRI)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

-Khaleejtimes