Bhandara Rajapaksa, who made his debut in the first T20I against Pakistan, beat 77 out of 48 to help Sri Lanka win the series in Lahore.
His strike was six-by-four and four-four, helping to bring the total number of tourists to 182/6. Shehan Jayasuriya scored the 34th goal and escorted him to the third slack of 94. Danushka Gunathilaka and Dasun Shanaka, with their lively cameos, made the Sri Lankans start and finish strong.
There was little joy for the Pakistani bowlers, though Imad Wasim was impressed to demand 1/27 of his four overs. Sri Lanka often got out of the race just as quickly and lost three batsmen, including two excellent works by Shadab Khan, one of which was a direct hit and the other a gathering and shooting on the stumps.
Pakistan fought for the escape at the beginning of the steep chase. A ball in the fourth over them had lost more wickets than they had achieved limits, listing at 11/2, and although Sarfaraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad threatened a recovery with a punchy score of four over 40, Wanindu Hasaranga derailed the chase altogether three wickets in one over.
Shehzad came down the track, missed and was bowled, Umar Akmal sustained a second golden duck in two innings on the return of T20I, earning the LBW’s first ball while Sarfaraz’s attempted cut against a bowler aiming at the stumps bad advice was.
From 52/5, Imad Wasim Pakistan again hoped for a comeback and scored eight fours in his 29-ball strike that ended on 47 when Isuru Udana had him leg-before. The end came in a hurry afterward, the hosts lost 20/5 to finish everything for 147. Nuwan Pradeep finished with outstanding numbers of 4/25.
Sri Lanka win and seal the T20I series!— ICC (@ICC) October 7, 2019
Wanindu Hasaranga took three wickets in an over to put his side in the driving seat, Sri Lanka going on to win by 35 runs.
Nuwan Pradeep also recorded figures of 4/25 🔥 #PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/eGJavLgBUZ
After a game, Sri Lanka’s 2-0 lead is unbeatable. This is a remarkable development, considering that the MRF Tires T20I team ranking of the two teams is different. The experimental side of Pakistan did not have the desired effect, while the second string of Sri Lanka exceeded expectations and hopefully will celebrate a flawless victory on Wednesday, October 9, in the third T20I.ax