Bhanuka Rajapaksa hit a tornado 50 years while Nuwan Pradeep and Wanindu Hasaranga recorded profession best bowling figures as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 35 keeps running in the second Twenty20 worldwide in Lahore on Monday.
Rajapaksa’s 77 off 48 balls lifted Sri Lanka to a difficult aggregate of 182-6 – the left-hander impacting six sixes and four fours out of a lady fifty that came in just his second T20 universal.
Pradeep completed with 4-25 while leg-spinner Hasaranga took 3-38 – gathering his wickets in the space of only four balls – as Pakistan were bowled out for 147 out of 19 overs.
“We played quality cricket and that is the reason we won,” said Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka, subbing for customary skipper Lasith Malinga who was one of 10 players missing the visit over security fears.
“Rajapaksa played a masterclass innings. These youths ought to get a decent possibility after the arrangement and I am certain (the) selectors will take a gander at it.”
Triumph gave Sri Lanka their first T20 arrangement prevail upon Pakistan in quite a while as they secured an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-coordinate arrangement.
Sri Lanka won the primary match by 67 runs, likewise in Lahore. The last match will be at the same venue on Wednesday.
“We didn’t play great cricket. Well done to Sri Lanka, who batted, bowled and handled superior to anything us and I think they had the right to win,” said Pakistan chief Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Pakistan were again shocked by the pace team of Kasun Rajitha, who rejected Fakhar Zaman for six, while Pradeep evacuated top-positioned T20 batsman Babar Azam for three.
Be that as it may, it was Hasaranga who disassembled Pakistan’s center request as he expelled Ahmed Shehzad for 13, Umar Akmal for a brilliant duck, and Sarfaraz (26) in the eighth over.
Umar, likewise out first ball on Saturday, equalled the undesirable record for most T20 ducks (10) in a profession shared by Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Prior, Rajapaksa set the pace for Sri Lanka after the guests won the hurl and selected to bat.
Rajapaksa, who displayed his batting on Australian incredible Adam Gilchrist, drove Sri Lanka’s fightback after they lost first-coordinate saint Danushka Gunathilaka for 15 and Avishka Fernando for eight by the fifth over.
Rajapaksa included 94 for the third wicket with Shehan Jayasuriya (34 off 28 balls) as they cut free against some off bowling from the Pakistani bowlers.
The two remaining handers hit a couple of sixes and a limit off leg-spinner Shadab Khan before both fell in about seven runs.
Jayasuriya was run out while Rajapaksa holed out off Shadab.
Shanaka contributed another imperative appearance, swatting three fours and a six off in his 15-ball 27 as Sri Lanka included 47 keeps running in the last five overs.
Pakistan’s lead Mohammad Amir went for 40 keeps running in his four overs while individual pace bowler Mohammad Hasnain – who on Saturday turned into the most youthful bowler to accomplish a cap stunt in a T20 coordinate – yielded 39 in his four. Both went wicketless.
Shadab, Imad Wasim and Wahab Riaz guaranteed a wicket each.