Muhammad Hafeez 122, Sohaib Maqsood’s 77 and debutante Sharjeel Khan’s fifty played vital role in green shirts 11 runs win.
Today’s score was the Pakistan’s third-highest total in 115 matches at Sharjah.
Shahid Khan Afridi burnt white hot for 12 balls, clubbing three sixes and two fours in his 34, as he propelled Pakistan well beyond 300. The score was their third highest at the ground in 115 matches.
With below average performance in last couple of matches Hafeez had been relatively quiet in the early overs until he did begin his scoring with two sleek fours.
Hafeez concludes his inning with only four fours and three sixes including a blasted six and a four of Tillakaratne Dilshan.
Sohaib Maqsoob and Hafeez had hit 140 together for the third wicket, before a misunderstanding caused a run-out.
Even if Sri Lanka came close to win there shouldn’t forget the fact that they were playing really bad cricket in middle overs.