With the sequence already of their pocket earlier than the beginning of the fifth and last ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka on Monday (October 23), the sport didn’t maintain a lot significance for Pakistan.
Nevertheless, when the sport ended, Pakistan bought one more star within the type of left-arm seamer, Usman Khan.
Upul Tharanga’s choice to bat first was confirmed unsuitable by the quick bowler, as his sensational five-wicket haul helped Pakistan to fold the Islanders for a paltry 103 inside 27 overs. Taking part in solely his second ODI, Usman took 5 for 34 with all of the wickets coming inside 21 balls, because the guests failed to come back good with the bat as soon as once more and suffered one more whitewash this 12 months.
Chasing 104, Pakistan didn’t face any issue and crossed the ending mark inside 21 overs. Talking after the win which is Pakistan’s ninth consecutive within the 50-over format, a delighted skipper Sarfraz Ahmed lauded Usman as nicely others for the scientific present.
“Can’t ask for something extra from the boys. Usman was completely good. He gained us the sport within the first ten overs, and the remaining was only a formality. Shadab and Hasan Ali did the remaining. Our batting division additionally proved that we’re able to adapting to the situations batting first or second. The staff administration deserves a whole lot of credit score for this success. I need to thank the gang. They’ve been excellent all sequence,” Sarfraz stated on the presentation ceremony.
In the meantime, Hasan Ali continued his positive present with the ball on this sequence too and was adjudged the Man of the Sequence for taking a staggering 14 wickets. The efficiency within the sequence had additionally helped him to change into the primary ODI bowler final week.
“I thank the gang for his or her steady assist. I observe the fundamentals, and which can be your physique language and perspective. I additionally attempt to outsmart the batsman by observing his type of play. The situations listed here are powerful, however my plan is to bowl nicely and give attention to taking wickets. I attempt bouncers as a result of I need to push the batsman on the again foot and limit his scoring pictures off the entrance foot,” Ali stated.