Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed cracked 61 not out as Pakistan survived some tense moments before notching up a thrilling three-wicket win over a shoddy Sri Lankan outfit.
Pakistan looked to have thrown away their victory chance after an astonishing collapse from 74-0 to 162-7 before Sarfraz’s 61 not out and Mohammad Amir’s 28 not out saw them home with an eighth-wicket partnership of 75.
A suspect Sri Lankan team dropped multiple chances to let Pakistan off the hook. The costliest was when Sarfraz was dropped on 38 when Thisara Perera at mid-on floored a sitter.
Earlier, after a solid start got them to 160-3 in 30 overs, Sri Lanka suffered a middle-order collapse of their own on the way to 236 all out.
Pakistan 237 for 7 (Sarfraz 61*, Zaman 50, Pradeep 3-60) beat Sri Lanka 236 (Dickwella 73, Junaid 3-40, Hasan 3-43, Amir 2-53) by three wickets.
Matches Tagged in ClipDex2017 CT PAK v SRL
Series Tagged in ClipDex2017 ICC Champions Trophy
Players Tagged in ClipDexHasan Ali Azhar Ali Dickwella, D P D Niroshan Imad Wasim Lakmal, Suranga Mohammad Amir Junaid Khan Faheem Ashraf Sarfraz Ahmed Mathews, Angelo D Pradeep, Nuwan AR Gunaratne, D Asela S Fakhar Zaman Perera, Thissara NLC
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexSophia Gardens
Categories Tagged in ClipDexLimited Overs (ODI & T20) Match Fixing