CARDIFF – Pakistani pacemen have changed the prospect of the game getting well-set Sri Lankan batting lineup collapsing in the middle overs in the last Group B game of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, June 11, at the Kennington, Oval.
Sri Lankans were well poised to cruise Pakistani bowling line and reach to over 300 score in the first innings, but just then skipper Sarfraz Ahmed brought back his key bowlers Muhammad Amir and Junaid back in the attack.
The duo perfectly exploited the pitch condition and reverse-swung the ball to topple Lanka batting. Sri Lanka, from 161/3 slipped to 167/7 within the span of 4 overs.
Earlier, Sri Lanka had lost a couple of wickets on 82 and 83 respectively, but the recovery was well done by Mathews and opener Dickwella.
After 37 overs, 179/7.