Usman Shinwari’s 2nd five-wicket haul helped Pakistan overcome a powerful sixth-wicket stand between Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka and win 2nd ODI by 67 runs at the National Stadium Karachi (NSK) on Monday.
Sri Lanka were bundled out for 238 in 46.5 overs with Usman Shinwari taking 5-51, giving Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The first match was rained off, also in Karachi on Friday.
Earlier, stylish batsman Babar Azam thrashed a swashbuckling hundred to steer Pakistan to 305-7 in the second day-night international against Sri Lanka on Monday as Karachi staged its first ODI in ten years. The 24-year-old proved he is currently one of the best batsmen in limited overs cricket with a 105-ball-115 to lift Pakistan to a big total after the home team won the toss and batted.