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Pakistan White Washed by depleted Sri Lanka 3-0

First Ever White Wash to Pakistan in T20s by Sri Lanka.

PAK lost the Series

Sri Lanka has won the 3 Match T20 Series 3-0 in Pakistan’s own back yard.

Pakistan Cricket Team is currently No#1 ranked in ICC T20 Team rankings and they are whitewashed by an 8th rank team. Pakistan was shocked by the splendid all-round performance by the Lankans.

HERE IS HOW IT ALL WENT WRONG FOR PAKISTAN CRICKET TEAM

MATCH RESULTS

Below is a short summary of the Match results of the T20 Series between PAK v SL.

Fixtures

FLOP COME BACKS

After the changes in PCB top positions, there came a change of mindset as well and with the arrival of Misbah ul Haq as the Head Coach and Cheif Selector, Some of the old guns were given a green ticket to come back in the team. Misbah ul Haq eyed the coming T20I series against the Aussies and then the T20 World Cup 2020, and thus came Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad back into the T20 Side.

Both were instantly included in the playing XI considering they would have a smooth return against the weak Sri Lankan side which was coming after a tough loss of ODI series, However, Not to be! Both the players miserably failed at the big stage. Ahmed could not get into the double figures while Umar Akmal got a golden duck.

Misbah even after the loss of first T20 by a record margin said that the comeback players will be given full chance and persisted with Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad. Pakistan was again put to the chase but this time the total was not a huge one. All eyes were stuck on the two returning players Umar and Ahmed Shehzad but they repeated their performances from the first ODI and got out early and almost in the same fashion.

Umar got another golden duck breaking some unwanted records of most ducks by a batsman. whereas it was a struggling inning by Ahmed Shehzad and we never looked settled before getting out clean bowled.

THE MISSING BABAR AZAM FACTOR

Pakistan heavily relies on their ace batsmen Babar Azam to do most of the scoring in the middle order however Babar failed completely in this series without scoring any significant knock in any of the three matches. Babar Azam has a flawless T20 Record and ranks in the top ten batsmen however home conditions seemed a bit alien to him as he was unable to score a single 50 in the three matches.

LACK OF POWER HITTERS AND INTENT

Being ranked Number 1 in T20s Pakistan did went a little experimental or a little too experimental about the selection and order of bating. It was total chaos where every match batting order was shuffled, Middle order was shuffled, Babar Azam was not played at number 3 position instead Umar Akmal was played at 3rd position. The youngest bowler to achieve hat tick was not played in the next game. instead new Usman Shenwari was played. Iftikhar was included than excluded for the second match and then included again. Haris Sohail after a successful ODI series was not playing right away in the T20s he came in when the series was done and dusted.

Pakistan did so many Failed experiments that its hard to keep a record of those changes, however, the Sri Lankan team played the best cricket they could and got the results and closed the series in a stylish way.

This was the first Ever Whitewash to Pakistan by a Sri Lankan team.

Match 1 PAK vs SL Scorecard

Pakistan Men 101 ( 17.4 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men: 5-165 ( 20.0 ) overs
Sri Lanka win by 64 runs
Toss - Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
2.4
0
11
3
4.13
Man of the Match
Danushka Gunathilaka
Pakistan Men: 101 ( 17.4 ) overs
Sri Lanka Men 5-165 ( 20.0 ) overs
Toss - Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl.
Sri Lanka win by 64 runs
RR : 27.86
CRR : 5.72
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Gunathilaka

lbw: Khan

57
38
8
150
A Fernando

run out (Khan)

33
34
3
97.06
B Rajapaksa

lbw: Hasnain

32
22
2
145.45
D Shanaka

c: Akmal b: Hasnain

17
10
0
170
S Jayasuriya

c: Shehzad b: Hasnain

2
6
0
33.33
I Udana

not out

5
4
0
125
W Hasaranga

not out

7
6
1
116.67
Not bat : Minod Bhanuka,Lakshan Sandakan,Kasun Rajitha,Nuwan Pradeep
Extras 12(b 0, lb 6, WD 6, NB 0)
Total 165/5 20.0 overs

FOW: (Minod Bhanuka) , (Lakshan Sandakan) , (Kasun Rajitha) , (Nuwan Pradeep)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
24
0
6.00
3.0
0
31
0
10.33
4.0
0
37
3
9.25
4.0
0
25
0
6.25
4.0
0
35
1
8.75
1.0
0
7
0
7.00
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
B Azam

c: Ranasinghe b: Fernando

13
10
2
130
A Shehzad

b: Tillakaratna

4
9
0
44.44
U Akmal

lbw: Fernando

0
1
0
0
S Ahmed

b: De Silva

24
30
1
80
I Ahmed

run out (Shanaka)

25
24
2
104.17
A Ali

c: Gunathilaka b: De Silva

6
10
0
60
I Wasim

c: De Silva b: Rajitha

7
5
1
140
F Ashraf

c: Gunathilaka b: Fernando

8
8
1
100
S Khan

c: Fernando b: Tillakaratna

6
7
1
85.71
M Amir

c: Gunathilaka b: Tillakaratna

1
2
0
50
Not bat : Muhammad Hasnain
Extras 7(b 0, lb 5, WD 2, NB 0)
Total 101/10 17.4 overs

FOW: (Minod Bhanuka) , (Lakshan Sandakan) , (Kasun Rajitha) , (Nuwan Pradeep) , (Muhammad Hasnain)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
20
1
5.00
3.0
0
21
3
7.00
2.4
0
11
3
4.13
4.0
0
20
2
5.00
4.0
0
24
0
6.00

Danushka Gunathilaka

57 (38)

73(58)

Avishka Fernando

16 (20)

Avishka Fernando

17 (14)

36(30)

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

19 (16)

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

13 (6)

15(8)

Dasun Shanaka

2 (2)

Dasun Shanaka

15 (8)

17(13)

Shehan Jayasuriya

2 (5)

Shehan Jayasuriya

0 (1)

0(1)

Isuru Udana

0 (0)

Isuru Udana

5 (4)

12(10)

Wanindu Hasaranga

7 (6)

Babar Azam

13 (10)

13(11)

Ahmed Shehzad

0 (1)

Ahmed Shehzad

0 (0)

0(1)

Umar Akmal

0 (1)

Ahmed Shehzad

4 (9)

7(15)

Sarfaraz Ahmed

3 (6)

Sarfaraz Ahmed

17 (19)

42(43)

Iftikhar Ahmed

25 (24)

Sarfaraz Ahmed

4 (5)

8(11)

Asif Ali

4 (6)

Asif Ali

2 (3)

9(8)

Imad Wasim

7 (5)

Asif Ali

0 (1)

1(4)

Faheem Ashraf

1 (3)

Faheem Ashraf

7 (5)

9(8)

Shadab Khan

2 (3)

Shadab Khan

4 (4)

5(5)

Mohammad Amir

1 (1)

Mohammad Amir

0 (1)

0(1)

Muhammad Hasnain

0 (0)

Match 2 PAK vs SL Scorecard

Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
38
2
9.50
Man of the Match
Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Match 3 PAK vs SL Scorecard

Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
12
6
0
1
200
17
8
1
1
212.5
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
17
1
4.25
Man of the Match
Wanindu Hasaranga

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