A half-century from Bhanuka Rajapaksa and the lethal bowling of Nuwan Pradeep gave Pakistan an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, defeating Pakistan by 47 runs in the second T20 International cricket match. Pakistan cricket team is number one in T20 ranking. In such a situation, due to losing the series to a low ranking team, the Pakistani captain and players got a lot of attention on social media.
Pakistan had a target of 183 runs during this match, but their entire team was reduced to 147 runs in 19 overs. Only four batsmen from Pakistan reached double digits, with Imad Wasim scoring 47 runs. For Sri Lanka, fast bowler Pradeep, taking his career best, took 4 wickets for 25 runs. Leg-spinner Vanindu Hasranga took three wickets for 38 runs, which is the best performance of his career.
Left-arm fast bowler Isuru Udana took two wickets for 38 runs. Earlier Sri Lanka scored 182 for six. The highlight of his innings was Rajapaksa's 77-run knock off 48 balls which included four fours and six sixes. Shehan Jayasuriya scored 34 and captain Dasun Shanaka scored 27 not out. Sri Lanka made a good comeback in the T20 series after losing the three-match ODI series 0–2. He won the first T20 match by 64 runs. The third match will be played in Lahore on Wednesday.