It is all about Pakistan bowling against Sri Lanka in the ongoing limited over series and once again they proved it right for their captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Pakistan after winning the toss decided to bat first in the first T20 of the series at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Sri Lanka starts was not good and opener Munaweera went for a duck in the first over of the inning of Imad Wasim.
Not a single Sri Lankan batsman able to make a big score and eventually Sri Lanka all out for 102 runs. All Pakistan bowlers did a good job. Hasan Ali takes 3 wickets and Usman Khan & Hafeez takes 2 wickets each.
While chasing 103 runs, Pakistan also not getting good starts. Fakhar Zaman only manages to score 6 runs. Babar Azam also not getting the start and gone for only 1. Then comes Shoaib Malik which shows his all experience and takes Pakistan to victory along with Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez. Malik was the top scorer for Pakistan in chase of 103 runs. He scored 42 runs with 4 boundaries. Mohammad Hafeez also performs allrounder duty very well. He was not out at 25 with three four and also takes 2 wickets.
It was a good performance by Pakistan in the first T20, especially by their bowlers. All their six bowlers take wickets.
Pakistan now takes 1-0 lead in three T20 series. The next match will be played on Friday in Abu Dhabi. It will be the match which Sri Lanka definitely wants to win to keep the series alive before moving to Lahore for the third T20.