Some incredible hitting from Shahid Khan Afridi stamped increased respect for him on the hearts of millions of his fans, also that fragrance spread all over the social media, where Afridi was being admired and praised heavily. And no doubt about that, indeed, that performance was unique. Pakistan made a brilliant comeback into the game after Afridi entered into the stadium. Every batsman came, contributed and gone. But Afridi, contributed and contributed.
Afridi maintained the balance of the game, knowing when to hit, when to stop. Sri Lanka would now be breathing a little heavily, since BOOM BOOM has made a bombastic comeback to the cricketing field. The second T20 will be played at Dubai, the only chance Sri Lanka could retain their top rank is that they level the series, though one point from their rankings will be deducted. If Pakistan whitewash Sri Lanka, they will grab the first position from the Lions.
Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Junaid Khan, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Bilawal Bhatti
Sri Lankan squad will be updated here