Here's all you need to know about the series. The hosts' disappointing World Cup campaign brought about considerable changes in india vs sri lanka t20 live streaming sports the team as well as the board. Although Sarfaraz has managed to hold on to his spot in the team as captain, Misbah-ul-Haq has replaced Mickey Arthur as the team's head coach.
Sri Lanka have turned the tables and have sealed the 3-match series They would now be looking to whitewash the best side in T20Is in their own backyard.
Pakistan, on the other hand, will be looking to give their fans something to cheer about and will play for pride in the 3rd and final T20I of the series. That match will be played at the very same venue on Wednesday, 9th October.
That match will begin at Local GMT. Join us for that one. Till then, cheers!
Shanaka says they played some quality cricket and hence they were able to achieve the result. Credits Rajapaksa for his brilliant innings and adds he had good support out in the middle.
Shanaka hopes that the youngsters to get more chances after the series but he also says that he is aware of the senior players coming back.
Sarfaraz admits that they did not play well and were second best to Sri Lanka. Adds they need to look at themselves and feels there were moments in all three departments which saw them wanting.
On the poor bowling performance in the series, he says that they tried hard but were not able to execute their plans. Takes out young Mohammad Hasnain as a positive. Sarfaraz feels they were unable to take wickets in the middle overs and that hurt them. On the reason for former players being called up again, Sarfaraz tells that they had performed really well and deserved their call ups.
Rajapaksa says that initially he had to pace his innings. Admits it is not easy to come to Pakistan and win a series but credits the coaching staff for helping them. Tells he was just happy to be in the side and it is a real joy to defeat the No.
The total was too good for the visitors to chase down. Imad Wasim was the pick of the bowler for Pakistan picking up a wicket and conceding just 27 runs. Wanindu Hasaranga was expensive but his 3 wickets in one over made the target a lot more difficult for the hosts.
But the real star with the ball was Nuwan Pradeep who held his nerve and showed his class. Udana and Rajitha had two wickets and one respectively. The hosts tried to find stability with their skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed taking the aggressor's role. But 3 wickets in one over from Wanindu Hasaranga looked to have killed the tie.
Imad Wasim and Asif Ali though had other ideas. The duo added 75 runs but the task in hand was too much as once Imad fell owing to the scoreboard pressure, it was just out of reach for Pakistan's lower order to get and in the end they fell short by 35 runs. Sri Lanka have broken the duck.
They have got their first series win against Pakistan in T20Is. The Sri Lankan players are up in joy.
Good length ball on middle and leg, Hasnain looks to hoick this one over the long on fielder. However, he cannot get the timing he desired and the fielder in the deep, Wanindu Hasaranga takes an easy catch.
This young group of Sri Lankan players have played in fantastic fashion as they gain an unassailable lead in this series. One run added to the total. The batters take one.
Sri Lanka one wicket away from winning the series now! Full ball, slower one from back of the hand just outside off, it nips back in.
Ali looks to heave it towards long on but misses. However, Pradeep hits the off pole and Asif Ali has to take the long walk back. No runs taken.
Amir showing his skills with the bat here. Length delivery outside off, Amir thwacks it through covers with little to no foot movement for a boundary. It is outside off, Asif swings his bat but gets nothing on it.
He looks at the square leg umpire hoping to get a no ball but the umpire signals nothing.