Pakistan vs Sri Lanka today match highlights and match results for the fans continously engaged in Cricket Champions Trophy. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 12th match final scorecard, who won the match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan result, report and review.
Pakistan won the toss and decided to field first, the decision taken by Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and that was right step to opt fielding first on the behalf of pitch conditions.
- Event: ICC Champions Trophy 2017
- Match: 12th ODI
- Teams: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
- Time: 10:30 Local | 09:30 GMT | 02:30 PKT
- Date: 12th June, 2017
- Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Match Review Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 12th Match Champions Trophy
The Sri Lankan openers did not do a pretty responsible job against Pakistani seamers in the start and by the end of their batting innings. Openers provided a partnership of 26 runs only as Gunathilaka went back to the pavilion scoring just 13 runs on the ball of Junaid Khan. Dickwell played a stunning innings of 73 runs that continuously diverted the pressure on opposition bowlers. He was the only batsman from Sri Lanka to play opponent’ seamers with mature attitude and resist them for a long while.
Later Mendis lost the hope and gave against Pakistani bowlers scoring just 27 runs, Chandimal, the dangerous man went back to the pavilion on “Golden Duck”. Match winning in previous games, Angelo Mathews did not play a responsible innings in a very tough condition and lost his wicket just scoring 39 runs. The wicket of Mathews was quite a shock for Sri Lanka, seamers Junaid Khan and Mohammad Amir took the charge and crushed the opponent batting lineup within no time.
At the end of Sri Lankan batting innings, the credit goes to Pakistani seamers Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali who bowled pretty aggressive to restrict the opposition and the target was quite a chase able especially at the pitch like Cardiff. Sri Lanka gave posted the target of 237 runs on the board.
In order to chase down the target, Pakistan openers did an excellent job providing the solid start of 76 runs. Fakhar Zaman scored his maiden Half Century of his career. Azhar Ali also supported Fakhar Zaman by rotating the strike and playing Sri Lankan bowlers pretty professionally and with careful attitude. After fall of Fakhar, the Pakistani middle order collapsed and the pressure once again came on the shoulder of captain Sarfraz and Shoaib Malik.
This was really a tough contest between these two teams from Asia, the winner is now in Semi final and will face India in case.