Match Over - Pakistan won by 9 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 23 Oct 2017, 12:00 SAST
  • Winner: Pakistan
  • Man of the Match: Usman Khan


  • Umpire1: S Ravi
  • Umpire2: Ahsan Raza
  • Third Umpire: RA Kettleborough



Overs: 20.2 / 50.0




Overs: 26.2 / 50.0

Sri Lanka

5.35pm That was not a good game of cricket for everyone but Pakistan. Usman Khan started off very well, getting late, late movement to rip through Sri Lanka's clueless top order. When that happened, there weren't too many doubts about the result, just the manner. And Pakistan finished the match before the innings break, an indicator of the degree of defeat inflicted on Sri Lanka, who have slipped, stumbled, stuttered and slumped to their third 5-0 ODI whitewash of 2017. It was all decided far too early on this Monday evening.

Sarfraz is pleased, a rare smile beaming on his face as the Pakistan players walk around Sharjah. Imam and Fakhar did their jobs nicely to ensure this game didn't suffer any type of Pakistan batting collapse.

Sri Lanka need something, quickly. They now go to India after the T20 series here, of course, for some ODIs there against a really tough opponent, and if they can find some discipline or some talent or some skill or something, they stand a chance. But if they don't, this may not be their last whitewash in the coming months.

Presentation time.

Usman Khan is the Player of the Match: "Wasn't easy, but the team atmosphere is confident. Learning a lot from our bowling coach. Was focusing on what was working for me."

Hasan Ali is the Player of the Series: "Focusing on the basics: body language, attitude, plans against the batsmen. Conditions here are tough. If you bowl in one place, it's easy for batsmen to play, but I use the bouncer to push the batsmen back."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "Lots of happiness when you give an opportuinity to someone and they perform. Usman finished the match in the first five overs. We're going from strength to strength, we have lots of options. I want our batting to perform more, if we score 270-280, our bowling is strong."

Upul Tharanga: "We're not playing to our strengths, to our capability. We didn't mass 200 four times. Couldn't handle the pressure, has no answers to Usman's first spell. They were straight, always trying to get wickets (Pakistan's bowlers)."

Usman Fida: "26.2 & 20.2 overs bowled per side and the day & night match finished in a day. No need for night"

Kumar: "Before this match: Siriwardana - 4 matches, 18 runs, 0 wickets. Dhananjaya - 4 matches, 70 runs, 2 wickes. Guess which one they dropped"

20.2JDF Vandersay to Imam-ul-Haq, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, there is the match and the series. Short and wide outside off, carved past point, past short third man for four. Pakistan sweep Sri Lanka 5-0 in the rout-iest rout of all possible routs..
20.1JDF Vandersay to Faheem Ashraf, 1 run, 82 kph, flight on leg, pushed to long-off.
End of over 20. 4 runs this over. 100/1 after 120 balls.
Faheem Ashraf 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) S Prasanna 4-0-21-0
Imam-ul-Haq 41 (63b 3x4 1x6 ) more

ahamsha: "Whom would you drop from this bowling line up to accommodate Mohammed Amir & Junaid Khan? Must be a difficult but a pleasant problem for the Team"

End of over 19. 7 runs this over. 96/1 after 114 balls.
Faheem Ashraf 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 6-0-25-1
Imam-ul-Haq 39 (61b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 89/1 after 107 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 33 (57b 2x4 1x6 ) S Prasanna 3-0-17-0
Faheem Ashraf 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 85/1 after 101 balls.
Faheem Ashraf 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 5-0-18-1
Imam-ul-Haq 31 (53b 2x4 1x6 ) more

ahamsha: "Suddenly you see great Pakistan bowling line up with great bench strength, Good opening pairs, settled middle order, great wicket keeper and a leader in sarfaraz and world class No 3 batsman, No wonder they are under safe hands of Mike Aurther, something which was missing since Bob woolmer.."

End of over 16. 6 runs this over. 81/0 after 95 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 30 (52b 2x4 1x6 ) S Prasanna 2-0-12-0
Fakhar Zaman 46 (43b 7x4 0x6 ) more

We should be able to finish this before dinner

End of over 15. 1 runs this over. 75/0 after 90 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 28 (49b 2x4 1x6 ) JDF Vandersay 4-0-15-0
Fakhar Zaman 45 (41b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Alrighty then. Nikhil will take you through the rest of this game. Ta ta!

End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 74/0 after 84 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 27 (43b 2x4 1x6 ) S Prasanna 1-0-6-0
Fakhar Zaman 45 (41b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 68/0 after 78 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 25 (41b 2x4 1x6 ) JDF Vandersay 3-0-14-0
Fakhar Zaman 41 (37b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 10 runs this over. 62/0 after 72 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 36 (35b 6x4 0x6 ) NLTC Perera 2-0-18-0
Imam-ul-Haq 24 (37b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 52/0 after 66 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 23 (36b 2x4 1x6 ) JDF Vandersay 2-0-8-0
Fakhar Zaman 27 (30b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 8 runs this over. 49/0 after 60 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 22 (33b 2x4 1x6 ) NLTC Perera 1-0-8-0
Fakhar Zaman 25 (27b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 41/0 after 54 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 24 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 1-0-5-0
Imam-ul-Haq 15 (29b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 6 runs this over. 36/0 after 48 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 20 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 4-1-21-0
Imam-ul-Haq 14 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 30/0 after 42 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 15 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 4-1-13-0
Imam-ul-Haq 13 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 9 runs this over. 25/0 after 36 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 12 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 3-1-15-0
Fakhar Zaman 11 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 1 runs this over. 16/0 after 30 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 8 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 3-1-8-0
Fakhar Zaman 6 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 15/0 after 24 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 8 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 2-1-6-0
Fakhar Zaman 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 2 runs this over. 9/0 after 18 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 2 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 2-0-8-0
Fakhar Zaman 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2.  A maiden over! 7/0 after 12 balls.
Imam-ul-Haq 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) MVT Fernando 1-1-0-0
Fakhar Zaman 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 7 runs this over. 7/0 after 6 balls.
Fakhar Zaman 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) PVD Chameera 1-0-7-0
Imam-ul-Haq 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
Imam-ul-Haqnot out 45644170.31
Fakhar ZamanC N Dickwella B JDF Vandersay484770102.13
Faheem Ashrafnot out 5110045.45
Babar Azam -
Mohammad Hafeez -
Shoaib Malik -
Sarfraz Ahmed -
Imad Wasim -
Shadab Khan -
Hasan Ali -
Usman Khan -
Total 105/1
PVD Chameera4.011303.25
MVT Fernando4.012105.25
JDF Vandersay6.203014.74
NLTC Perera2.001809
S Prasanna4.002105.25