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Pakistan on Monday were asked to bowl first in the fifth ODI after Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first in Sharjah.
Sri Lanka are looking into the eyes of a third consecutive whitewash, while Pakistan are ready to consolidate their position further in the ODIs after a successful Champions Trophy campaign.
SL 37-5 (over 10)
SL 37-5 (over 9)
FOUR! Driven past mid-off by Thirimanne.
Sarfraz wants more from Usman. Gives him the ball for a fifth over.
SL 31-5 (over 8)
Faheem Ashraf continues. Five runs off his over.
SL 26-5 (over 7)
He gets it! Caught at covers by Fakhar Zaman. Siriwardana (6) walks back. Five wickets in just 3.3 overs. Is this the quickest five-for? We’ll find out soon!
Shinwari in to find his fifth wicket.
SL 20-4 (over 6)
FOUR! Driven through covers. Siriwardana with a perfectly timed stroke.
SL 15-4 (over 5)
FOUR! Thirimanne drives one beautifully through covers.
Shinwari steams in again.
SL 9-4 (over 4)
Faheem Ashraf again. Only one run.
SL 8-4 (over 3)
LBW! Umpires says yes, Niroshan Dickwella reviews, and the ball hasn’t caught an edge and is striking the leg stumps.
BOWLED! Shinwari seams one into captain Upul Tharanga.
Shinwari welcomed with a boundary.
SL 2-2 (over 2)
Faheem Ashraf goes for only one in his over.
SL 2-1 (over 1)
Make it two. Test captain Chandimal edges one to the keeper.
Usman Shinwari gives one and takes one in the opening over. Samarawickrama misses a straighter one angled in from his leg stump.
Sri Lanka opt to bat first.
Courtesy of Dawn News.