The return of Ahmad Shehzad and Umar Akmal seemsto be devasted for Pakistan both performance wise as well as luck wise.Hasnain put a hatrick on the board but leaked a lot of runs which resulted in all of his efforts lost in vain.After being put in to bat first, Danushka Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando opened the innings for Sri Lanka, whereas Imad Wasim and Faheem Ashraf shared the new ball for Pakistan.
The Sri Lankan pair started confidently and did not have to take much risk early on. The loose balls they dispatched with ease and on the few good ones they had luck on their side. They were 50-0 at the end of 5 overs.Young pacer Mohammad Hasnain had a difficult first two overs but he came back strong in his third, getting Banuka Rajapaksha out with a fast yorker.
Hasnain’s wickets and some incredibly tight bowling by Mohammad Amir restricted Sri Lanka to 165-5 in their 20 overs.
Pakistan were dealt twin setbacks as they first lost Azam and then Umar Akmal was out on a first-ball duck.The inevitable happened in the 18th over when Pakistan lost their final two wickets at the score of just 101.