DUBAI: Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera completed with 5 wickets to lend a hand Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by means of 68 runs in the second one Check in Dubai on Tuesday and take the collection 2-Zero, and hosts’ captain Sarfraz Ahmed blamed deficient cricket for the loss.
Perera had figures of Five-98 as Pakistan, chasing a tricky 317 to win, have been bowled out for 248 in the second one hour of 5th and ultimate day at Dubai stadium.
Asad Shafiq fought exhausting right through his 112-run knock — his 11th Check hundred — and along with his skipper Sarfraz (68) added 173 for the 6th wicket.
However as soon as their partnership was once damaged Sri Lanka, having already gained the primary Check by means of 21 runs in Abu Dhabi, briefly closed in at the victory.
That is Pakistan’s first collection defeat at their followed house of United Arab Emirates (UAE) in seven years. That they had gained 5 of the former 9, with 4 drawn.
Pakistan have been pressured to play within the impartial venues of the UAE following the fatal terrorist assault at the Sri Lankan workforce in Lahore in 2009.
This may be Pakistan’s first house defeat since dropping to South Africa 1-Zero in 2007, a chain hung on their grounds, and simplest the second one whitewash of their historical past.
They prior to now suffered a Three-Zero defeat towards Australia, a chain additionally performed at impartial venues in Colombo and UAE in 2002.
Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal, whose workforce misplaced to India Three-Zero in August, hailed “a workforce efficiency”.
“They put their center and soul within the apply periods,” he stated. “It was once a tricky collection towards India however we learnt so much from it. The men carried out the sport plan truly smartly on this collection. We knew once we got here as of late that Dilruwan and Rangana (Herath) would do the task.”
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz was once left ruing a tricky collection.
“It was once a tricky collection for us. We got here shut in each fits, however we haven’t performed just right cricket and that’s why we have now misplaced the collection,” stated Sarfraz.
Shafiq was once the 9th guy out when he edged paceman Suranga Lakmal to slide the place Kusal Mendis took a low diving catch to finish all Pakistan’s hopes of an disillusioned win.
Shafiq’s 253-minute knock had 10 barriers however he once more didn’t lend a hand Pakistan pass the road, similar to his 137 within the misplaced reason towards Australia at Brisbane ultimate yr.
Pakistan had appeared to the in a single day partnership of Shafiq and Sarfraz to steer them to the successful goal after resuming at 198-Five, desiring any other 119 for victory.
Each Shafiq and Sarfraz had fortunate escapes however Perera in spite of everything broke the resistance when Sarfraz was once stuck off a miscued sweep at deep effective leg by means of Nuwan Pradeep.
Sarfraz hit 5 barriers right through his 130-ball knock.
Shafiq introduced up his hundred with a paddled sweep unmarried off Perera and was once reprived at the similar ranking when Dimuth Karunaratne dropped a low catch of the similar bowler.
Perera then finished his five-wicket haul when he trapped Mohammad Amir — not able to bowl in the second one innings with a shin damage — leg prior to for 4, bringing Sri Lanka inside 3 wickets of victory.
Yasir Shah was once wiped clean up by means of Herath whilst the victory was once introduced up when Herath had quantity 10 Wahab Riaz stuck gleefully by means of Chandimal for one.
Sri Lanka had won a decisive 220-run lead by means of scoring 482 within the first innings at the again of Karunaratne’s occupation perfect 196 after which bowled Pakistan out for 262.
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