SL Vs Pak, 3rd T20 : Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 13 runs, complete series whitewash

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Sri Lanka's spinner Wanindu Hasaranga (R) celebrates with teammates after dismissal of Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed during the second Twenty20 International cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 7, 2019. - Bhanuka Rajapaksa smacked an aggressive maiden half-century as Sri Lanka made 182-6 against Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international in Lahore on October 7. (Photo by ARIF ALI / AFP) (Photo by ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images)

Summary

Inexperienced Sri Lanka completed a 3-0 clean-sweep of their Twenty20 series over world number one Pakistan on Wednesday with a 13-run victory in Lahore. Chasing a modest 148-run target, Pakistan were on course for victory with Haris Sohail’s 50-ball 52 with four boundaries and a six but leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga turned the tables with 3-21 to restrict Pakistan to 134-6 in 20 overs.

Hasaranga had Sohail stumped in the 16th over and then dismissed Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed (16-ball 17) in the 18th to give Sri Lanka victory on a match day designated as Pink Day for breast cancer awareness.

Oshada Fernando struck a brilliant 48-ball 78 with three sixes and eight boundaries — the highest by a Sri Lankan player on T20I debut — to lift Sri Lanka to 147-7 in their 20 overs.

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