KARACHI (Dunya News) – Danushka Gunathilaka have stitched up 100-plus runs after Mohammad Amir struck early to dismiss Avishka Fernando in the third and final one-day international (ODI) of the series at the National Stadium Karachi on Wednesday.
Mohammad Amir dismissed the 21-year-old right-hander when he was playing at 4 [Sri Lanka 13/1 in 2.1 overs]. Danushka Gunathilaka and Lahiru Thirimanne then put on a partnership and did not lose any other wicket until 10 overs.
Mohammad Nawaz got Sri Lankan skipper, Lahiru Thirimanne, out in the 20th over.
Wicket: Out! Jayasuriya c Iftikhar Ahmed b Shadab Khan 3(6b)
Sri Lanka: 243/5
Wicket: Out! Minod Bhanuka run out (Mohammad Nawaz/Sarfaraz) 36(39b)
Sri Lanka: 236/4
Wicket: Out! Nawaz removes Thirimanne for 36
Sri Lanka: 119/2
Sri Lanka: 49/1
Danushka Gunathilaka 28 (27b)
Lahiru Thirimanne 15 (27b)
Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first.
The Islanders made three changes to their squad. Sadeera Samarawickrama, Isuru Udana and Oshada Fernando have not been picked up while Minod Bhanuka, Lakshan Sandakan and Angelo Perera are in.
Pakistan made two changes to their playing XI. Abid Ali and Mohammad Nawaz have replaced Imam-ul-Haq and Imad Wasim.
Sri Lanka: Lahiru Thirimanne (capt.), Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Angelo Perera, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt. & wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari
The Green Shirts – who had won the second ODI with a comfortable margin of 67 runs on Monday – are eying a series win over the Islanders. The first ODI was washed out by rain.