PAK 292/6 (50.0 Ovs)
SL 209/8 (50.0 Ovs)
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Sarfraz: I think credit to our batsmen, they batted brilliantly. Bowlers too did their job. We’ve got good variations in our bowling department. If we have runs on the board, we are confident that this bowling attack can defend well. There is a lot of quality in this side and we are looking forward to the next game.
Tharanga: I think we lost wickets cheaply, Pakistan batted really well. We tried to restrict them under 240 but we gave away too many in the last few overs. In the last few series, we haven’t batted to our potential. We need to convert our starts.
Shoaib Malik, Man of the Match: I guess, in the middle overs, they were bowling well. I kept rotating strike and that was my plan. Credit to Babar – the way he batted and also Hafeez. Bowlers then finished it up. Being an experienced player, it’s your responsibility to bat through the innings. My goal was to keep rotating singles and I upped the ante towards the end.