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Hasan, Malik star as Pakistan cruise to victory over Sri Lanka

29 October 2017, 01:20 | Erma Lawrence

Pakistan Might Soon Become Top T-20 Cricket Team In The World

Hasan, Malik star as Pakistan cruise to victory over Sri Lanka

Faheem Ashraf became the first Pakistan bowler to take a Twenty20 worldwide hat-trick in a dramatic two-wicket series-sealing win as Sri Lanka paid for an almighty batting collapse in Abu Dhabi.

Ashraf achieved the rare feat against Sri Lanka, when he come on to bowl in the 19th over of the innings.

The 23-year-old Ashraf is the sixth bowler overall to register a hat-trick in the shortest format of the game, finishing with 3-16 in his three overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. After first three balls, Faheem picked his first wicket in the form of Udana. It was followed by Udawatte's wicket who was caught at point boundary.

A group of Sri Lankan security experts reviewed the security arrangements being made for the third and final T20 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on October 29 at the Gaddafi Stadium.

After completing a 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in the one-dayers, Pakistan start the three-match T20 series in Abu Dhabi on Thursday before playing the finale in Lahore.

The hat-trick was compeleted when Shanaka was adjudged leg-bef0re wicket.

The home side is now leading the series 1-0 after their comfortable seven-wicket win over the inexperienced visitors on Thursday.

Pakistan showcases its security capabilities to the cricketing world for the third time in eight months on Sunday when it hosts Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 global at Lahore's heavily guarded Gaddafi Stadium.



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