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Cricket Series: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka – 2015
Match: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20 , Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2015
Date: Thu, July 30, 2015
Start Time: 19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 17:30 GST
Pakistan (From): Mukhtar Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi*, Mohammad Rizwan†, Anwar Ali, Imad Wasim, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan
Sri Lanka (From): MDKJ Perera†, TM Dilshan, DM de Silva, CK Kapugedera, AD Mathews, KDK Vithanage, TAM Siriwardana, NLTC Perera, JDF Vandersay, SL Malinga*, B Fernando
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Pakistan won thte opening T20I against Sri Lanka at Colombo by 29 runs after a disciplined performance with both bat and ball. Sohail Tanvir won the man of the match award for his briliant spell of bowling, which broke the back of the Sri Lankan top order.
Shahid Afridi won the toss for Pakistan and elected ot bat first. They got off to a poor start when Mukhtar Ahmed was dismised by Matthews in the 2nd over. The experienced pairing of Shehzad and Hafeez got the innings back on track with a 42 runs partnership before Hafeez was caught wit his score on 17 off 14 balls. Shehzad went on to make 46 off 38 balls, but it was Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal who gave the Pakistan innings real impotence, with both making 46 runs, making that three Pakistan batsman to make 46 in one innings. Akmal scored his runs off just 24 balls, while Malik was not far behind, using up 31 delivries. The excellent ball striking by the middle order saw Pakistan to a decent total of 175/5 after 20 overs. Perera was the best bowling for Sri Lanka, ending with figure sof 2/30 from his 4 overs, while Vandersay was the most economical, conceeding just 6.25 runs per over.
The formidale opening pair of Dilshan and Perera were both back in te pavilion with just 13 runs on the board, placing them under huge pressure from the ouset. Sohail Tanvir picked up his 2nd wicket of the innings in the 4th over to have Sri Lanka on 19/3. De Silva and Mathews got the chase back on track, but scoreboard pressure was too much for the young side. The wicket of Mathews fell in the 10th over, leaving the lower order with too much work. Kapugedera gave Sri Lanka some hope in the latter overs, smashing 31 off 16 balls, but it was never going to be enough as they were restricted to 146/7 after 20 overs. Sohail Tanvir was the best bowler for Pakistan, ending with figures of 3/29.