KOLKATA: Pakistan team has beaten Sri Lanka by 15 runs to claim warm-up match before starting the first group match against Bangladesh.
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) March 14, 2016
Chasing 157, after poor start, made the game interesting but Imad Waseem’s left-arm spin choked Mathew eleven. Dilshan got out in second over, after that Chandmimal left the crease made quick 30 runs, the score was 76 when Lankan lost their third wicket, and then at 93, Thirimanne got out after scoring 45 runs, lower middle order failed courtesy poor shot selection and sloppy running between the wickets and smart bowling by Imad, who picked 4 wickets gave away 25 runs in four overs.
Earlier, after winning Pakistan has decided to bat first, opener Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shahzad started cautiously, every player got start expect Afridi, but only Mohmmad Hafeez had capitalised, he made smooth 70 runs faced 49 balls with 9 fours and 6 sixes.
Shahid Afridi poor form continue:
Worrisome thing for Pakistan team is that captain of ship is having bad patch with bat and ball. Afridi got out on very first ball today. His bowling figures were not impressive today, he has conceded 40 runs in four overs.