Wining toss Pakistan elected to bat first to dominate Sri Lankan bowlers. Losing one-day and test, the Twenty20 Champions Pakistan takes the match very seriously. Although it lost first wicket in the first ball, other batsmen pulled Pak score in a stable position. Imran Nazir, Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal revive Pakistan.
Pakistan lost the most potential wicket of Kamran Akmal in the first ball of the innings. Another opening batsman Nazir and Malik adds 35 runs but lost Malik personally 14 runs. Pakistan lost Nazir in 59 but Afridi and Umar pulled become the golden pair for Pak side and in 125 runs Pakistan lost Umar’s wicket. Afridi-Umar made a highest 66 urns partnership in this innings.
Hard-hitter batsman Shahid Afridi personally hits a half-century from 58 balls by sending ball six time out of the boundary rope. As a result Pakistan could reach 172 runs by losing 5 wickets.
So Sri Lanka have to score 173 runs to win the only twenty20 match.