1st T20: Sri Lanka set a target of 166 runs to win Pakistan

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1st T20: Sri Lanka set a target of 166 runs to win Pakistan

Sri Lanka gave Pakistan a target of 166 runs to win the first match of the three-match series. Sri Lanka scored 165 runs for the loss of a wicket. In the match played at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Pakistan team captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and invited the guest team to bat first. Gunthalika and Fernando started the inning. Both players started the offensive innings right from the start. Sri Lanka completed their first 50 runs in 4.5 overs without loss. Gona Thalia fought back against the Pakistani bowlers and completed his half-century with 32 fours and eight fours and a six. His second half was Twenty20 international cricket. Sri Lanka’s overall score reached 84, and on this occasion, LBW was dismissed on Shadab Khan’s ball on an individual score of 57. The Sri Lankan player also reacted to it, but he was dismissed, and the umpire’s decision was justified. Sri Lanka finished their 100 in 11.5 overs with only one wicket to spare. Rajapaksa came on the field to support his opener Fernando, and he too aggressively adopted. Sri Lanka’s score reached 120, and on this occasion, Fernando scored on Shadab Khan’s throw to try to get his shot. Fernando faced 34 balls with three fours and managed to score 33 runs. Sri Lankan captain Dawson Shinaka came into the field after two players were dismissed. Sri Lanka suffered another wicket loss at the 135-totals when Pakistan’s Mohammad Hasanin dismissed Rajpakasa of the guest team by lbw. Mohammad Hassan was the first wicket in T20 Internationals. Rajapaksa added 32 for 22 with two fours and two sixes for his team. After falling three wickets, the Sri Lankan skipper aggressively struck Pakistani fast bowler Fahim Ashraf and hit two sixes in the top and reached his team’s total of 150. Sri Lankan team captain Dawson Shinaka was also caught on the boundary line by Omar Akmal, trying to play a big shot to Mohammad Hasan at 153. On the next ball, Mohammed Hassanine also completed a hat-trick in the match by Shayan J Surya’s catch by Shadab Khan. The Sri Lankan team managed to score only 15 runs in the last three overs. The Sri Lankan team scored 165 runs in the loss of five wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Odana 5 and De Silva remained unbeaten on 7 runs. In Pakistan’s bowling, Mohammad Hasnain took three for 37 while Shadab Khan struck out 33 for one.

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