When Sri Lanka will compete against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium on Monday, they will do so on the back of a realistic win against the hosts in the first T20I, where Danushka Gunathalika scored a well-crafted 57 to lead 165/5 in 20 overs.
Sri Lanka team bundle out Pakistan for 101 in the 18th over to register an emphatic 64-run win with an inclusive performance.
Fernando and Rajapaksha proved to be the ideal foils to Gunathilaka in the last match, when the company raced to 135/2 in the 16th over after creature lay in to bat by the hosts.
Hansnain’s hat-trick constrained Sri Lanka to 165/7 to stimulate hopes for Pakistan, and in the young bowler they have a stirring talent who has the possibility to provide game-changing moments.
Sarfraz Pakistan skipper said forwards of the second match “In T20s we can’t take any team lightly. Credit to them, they kept it tight with the ball and in the field in the middle overs”. “We didn’t have a good day with the ball, but at one stage it looked like they would get to 170-180 and Hasnain brought us back well. God willing, we’ll do well in the next game” he added.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka in good form and in with the possibility of winning the series should they secure a win in the match, this has all the made a close encounter.