Watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka cricket ICC World T20 2016 warmup match, Pak beats SL by 15 runs
Sri Lanka innings
(target: 158 runs from 20 overs) Sri Lanka innings (target: 158 runs from 20 overs)
LD Chandimalâ€ c Mohammad Hafeez b Imad Wasim 30
TM Dilshan b Mohammad Irfan 0
HDRL Thirimanne c Shahid Afridi b Imad Wasim 45
CK Kapugedera c Umar Akmal b Imad Wasim 14
AD Mathews* b Imad Wasim 10
TAM Siriwardana run out (Imad Wasim) 2
NLTC Perera b Mohammad Irfan 5
KMDN Kulasekara run out (Mohammad Amir) 7
SMSM Senanayake lbw b Wahab Riaz 10
MD Shanaka not out 13
PVD Chameera not out 0
Extras (lb 4, w 2) 6
Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 142 (7.10 runs per over)
Sharjeel Khan b Senanayake 23
Ahmed Shehzad b Chameera 18
Mohammad Hafeez not out 70
Sarfraz Ahmedâ€ st â€ Chandimal b Herath 13
Umar Akmal c Kapugedera b Perera 19
Shahid Afridi* c Senanayake b Perera 0
Imad Wasim not out 2
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 8, nb 1) 12
Total (5 wickets; 20 overs) 157 (7.85 runs per over)
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match is going to be very important for both the teams. Both the teams seem to be down and out of form at the time and not many are expecting them to either win the tournament or even reach semifinal round.
Nonetheless both the teams have defied logic many a times and have done amazingly well despite being written off on many occasions. This year as the match is being played in the subcontinent and condition remain more or less similar in India compared to their home grounds in their respective nations, the opportunity of turnaround is quite possible.
Despite the optimism, not many are expecting them to come out with a miraculous performance. Both just came out of a disastrous tournament in the form of Asia Cup that was played in Bangladesh. Sri Lanka was the worst performer after UAE. Pakistan too couldnâ€™t do anything good except the fact that they beat Sri Lanka besides UAE to salvage some pride.
Despite the fact that both the teams possess good players, they seem to be in perpetual bad form. The only good thing for Pakistan is the presence of exceptional bowling line-up. As Shahid Afridi said Pakistani team was never great in batting and bowling remains its most potent arm, the team is still capable to throwing some surprise.
Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Imad Wasim, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz (3), Mohammad Sami, Sarfraz Ahmedâ€ , Shahid Afridi*, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz
Sri Lanka Team
PVD Chameera, LD Chandimalâ€ , TM Dilshan, HMRKB Herath, DSNFG Jayasuriya, CK Kapugedera, KMDN Kulasekara, RAS Lakmal, SL Malinga, AD Mathews*, NLTC Perera, SMSM Senanayake, MD Shanaka, TAM Siriwardana, HDRL Thirimanne
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka is scheduled for a 3 p.m. IST (2.30 p.m. PKT, 3 p.m. SLST, 9.30 a.m. GMT, 4.30 a.m. ET) start. There will be no live coverage of the match on TV or by live streaming online.
However, the ICC websiteÂ will have the live updates andÂ score, text commentary and action as it happens.