Sri Lanka furnished the 1st T20I side a 13-run beat to win the series 3-0 in Pakistan’s backyard. Srilanka positioned a modest total of 147 after Oshada Fernando played a excellent innings on debut. Hasaranga bowled with restraint to pick crucial wicket of Sohail. Then Pakistan lost quick wickets as strain start rising. They were 63/1 at the half-way mark, needing 85 more with two well-set middle batsmen but the equation went down in last over to 28.
In the 3rd T20I just 13-run helps win over Pakistan, Shanaka also became only the 3rd skipper to win first 3 T20I against Pakistan. Australia captain Michael Clarke and Former India captain Dhoni were the other two to do so.
Shanaka, 28, was named Sri Lanka’s T20I skipper for the Pakistan tour after serving skipper Malinga, among others to travel to Pakistan.
For the first time Sri Lanka won a series 3-0 and also it was the first time Pakistan were beaten in a 3rd match series. Prior to the T20I series, Sri Lanka were lead a 2-0 beat by Pakistan in the 3-match ODI series.
“All the players bond well in our team and that is our key to success. They are very talented and I think unity is the secret behind our success. If we play smart cricket there is always a chance to win and each and every one took good decisions which helped us win the series.”