first T20I: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 64 runs (AP Image)


Pakistan experienced a 64 run defeat in the first T20I of the 3-match collection vs an under stamina Sri Lankan side as they fell short to go after the target of 166 pursue choosing to bowl initially on Saturday. By the way, this was Sri Lanka’s first win on the tour and also they have now taken a 1-0 lead in the collection. The ODI leg was won by Pakistan with a margin of 2-0 as the first match was rinsed due to rain.The chase

started on a horror note for Pakistan as Sri Lanka bowlers Nuwan Pradeep and also Isuru Udana declared 3 top-order Pakistan batsmen to leave the hosts reeling early. While Babar Azam as well as Umar Akmal were disregarded by Pradeep off successive rounds, Shehzad was bowled by Udana. Sarfaraz as well as Iftikhar Ahmed tried to resurrect the side, their terminations in fast sequence have lowered the house team’s hopes which were on a high after Mohammad Hasnain became the youngest ever to select a T20I hat-trick.

From then on it was a descending slide as one Pakistan player adhered to the other to the dressing space and also the team threatened to get bowled out for less than a 100.

Previously, Danushka Gunathilaka’s knock of 57 runs assisted Sri Lanka post a score of 165/5 in the allotted twenty overs after being asked to bat first. Bhanuka Rajapaksa as well as Minod Bhanuka were handed their T20I debuts for the Sri Lankan side. While for Pakistan, Umar Akmal as well as Ahmed Shehzad returned into the side after a lengthy gap.Sri Lanka competed to 84 with opener Gunathilaka scoring 57 off 38 balls including a 6 as well as 8 boundaries as well as Avishka Fernando making 33 off 34. Fernando and also Gunathilaka brought up the team 50 in just 29 balls.Debutant Bhanuka Rajapaksa racked up 32 off 22 with 2 6s and as many limits while captain Dasun Shanaka cracked in with 17 including 2 sixes.Shadab Khan obtained the development as Gunathilaka left for 57.

However Rajapaksa and Fernando remained to strike limits at will until Shadab’s straight hit located Fernando except the crease.Skipper Dasun Shanaka then struck a couple of lusrty strikes to maintain hopes of a 180

+overall active for the Lankans. Hasnain had something else in store.At 19 years and 183 days old, ended up being the youngest ever before cricketer to take a hat-trick in T20Is.

While betting Sri Lanka on Saturday, Hasnain removed Bhanuka Rajapaksa(32), Dasun Shanaka (17)and Shehan Jayasuriya(2)off successive distributions to accomplish this feat.The 2nd match will be used Monday as well as the third on Wednesday- done in Lahore.