Pakistan win by 15 runs against Sri Lanka in WorldT20 warm up game

Pakistan faced Srilanka at the Eden Gardens,Kolkata in a warm up game after their first game against Bengal could not take place.
Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi won the toss and decided to bat first on a good deck.Pakistan openers Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shahzad got their team off to a flier.The one who stood out for green shirts was the Mohammad Hafeez aka Professor who had suffering from bad form in the T20 format.He played well for is 70 runs off 49 balls and remained unbeaten at the end of the innings to take Pakistan to 157 runs after 20 overs.
Umar Akmal came in and try to up the scoring rate and took 17 runs off the 18th over.Umar Akmal got out to Perera while Afridi once again failed to make any impression on the scoring sheet.
Srilanka got off to bad start as they lost Tilakaratne Dilshan in the second over for a duck.Dinesh Chandimal counter attacked the bowlers and plundered 26 runs in the second over.He was dismissed on 31 with Lankan Tigers still needed sizable runs to knock off the target.

Lahiru Thiramanne scored 45 runs off 37 ballas he dispatched leg spinner Shahid Afridi in the seventh over for fourteen runs to provide some momentum to the innings.Sadly,no one could stay at the wicket from the other end as innings faltered for Sri Lanka to be placed  at 110 for 7 after 15 overs.

Imad Wasim with his wily slow left arm spin was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4 wickets for 25 runs from 4 overs.Shahid Afridi conceded 40 runs ans was the most expensive bowler for Pakistan.

Pakistan dismissed the last player of the innings as  Srilanka were out for 142 runs.The green shirts won the game by 15 runs and take some confidence into the WorldT20 when the big competition starts to roll from March 15.

Sri Lankan have looked feeble in the batting line up as they lost their consecutive warm up game leading up to WorldT20.


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