Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi

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  • Pakistan were once again on the ropes with both openers being dismissed cheaply.
  • Lahiru Gamage was the architect of the destruction that left Pakistan reeling at 79 for 5.
  • Gamage finished with figures of 4 for 75.
  • Shoaib Malik wasn't successful as Thisara Perera dismissed him for 11.
  • Perera finished with figures of 2 for 34.
  • Babar Azam was once again Pakistan's best batsman, scoring his seventh ODI century off 130 balls.
  • Azam also became the fastest batsman to score seven ODI centuries, achieving this in only 33 innings.
  • Azam put on a highly succcesful partnership for the seventh wicket worth 109 runs with Shadab Khan that revived Pakistan.
  • Along with Azam, Shadab Khan scored a half-century that powered Pakistan to a total of 219 for 9.
  • Junaid Khan got the opening breakthrough of Niroshan Dickwella and finished with figures of 1 for 21.
  • Shadab Khan was the leading bowler for Pakistan with figures of 3 for 47 in nine overs.
  • Tharanga carried his bat all the way to 112 off 144 balls in two fruitful partnerships with Thirimanne and Jeffrey Vandersay.
  • Upul Tharanga was resilient as ever and reached his century in 135 balls.
  • Lahiru Thirimanne was trapped leg before by Shoaib Malik for 12.
  • Hasan Ali was just as effective and returned with figures of 1 for 32.
  • Kusal Mendis wasn't able to contribute much with 10 runs to his name.