Sri Lanka and Pakistan faced each other in the final game of the three-match T20I series at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday (October 9).
Opting to bat first, Sri Lanka posted 147/7 on the board. Oshada Fernando was the lone warrior with the bat for the visitors, scoring 78 not out off 48 balls including 8 fours and 3 sixes.
Mohammad Amir was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan, claiming 3 for 27 in his stipulated 4 overs. Imad Wasim (1/18) and Wahab Riaz (1/26) also chipped in with one scalp each.
In reply, Pakistan got off to a terrible, losing lost Fakhar Zaman (0) on the very first delivery. Although Babar Azam and Haris Sohail steadied the ship by adding 76 runs for the second wicket, Wanindu Hasaranga (3/21) and Lahiru Kumara (2/24) ran through the middle order to reduce the hosts to 111/6.
While Hasaranga dismissed Haris Sohail (52), Sarfaraz Ahmed (17) and Asif Ali (1), Kumara got rid of Babar Azam (27) and Imad Wasim (3).
Needing 28 in the final over, Lahiru Madushanka conceded only 14 runs as Sri Lanka eventually restricted Pakistan to 134/6 in 20 overs, securing a comfortable 13-run victory.
By virtue of this win, the island nation also completed a 3-0 whitewash over the No.1 ranked side in the T20I series.
Sri Lanka – 147/7 in 20 overs (Oshada Fernando 78*; Mohammad Amir 3/27) defeated Pakistan – 134/6 in 20 overs (Haris Sohail 52; Wanindu Hasaranga 3/21) by 13 runs.