PAK vs SL 2nd T20I
Sri Lanka turned out to be the giant-killers as they stunned Pakistan in their own backyard in the first T20I of the ongoing three-match series to go 1-0 up on Saturday. The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore was witness to an incredible batting collapse, as the hosts succumbed under pressure failing to chase down 166 against a second-string Sri Lankan side. The visitors won the first game comfortably by 64 runs and will be looking to make it two wins in a row when they take on Pakistan in the second T20I on Monday.
The second T20I will be played at the same venue in Lahore and the home fans will be eager to see Pakistan's response after the humbling in the opener. Sri Lanka rode on a brilliant 38-ball 57 and 22-ball 32 from Danushka Gunathilaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa respectively to post a strong total of 165/5 on the board in twenty overs before the bowlers did a tremendous job by restricting Pakistan on a paltry 101.
Umar Akmal, who was under the spotlight on his return to the T20I side, recorded a duck while openers Babar Azam (13) and Ahmed Shehzad (4) were both dismissed cheaply as Pakistan's top-order faltered in the chase. Sarfaraz Ahmed (24) and Iftikhar Ahmed (25) added a 46-run stand for the 4th wicket but failed to steer the side over the line as the hosts eventually fell short.
Pakistan will be hoping to produce an improved show with the bat and the ball in the second ODI as they aim to bring the series level on 1-1. Coach Misbah-ul-Haq might make a few changes in the playing XI after his side's horror show in the first T20I.
Here's all you need to know about the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I:
When and what time will Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I start?
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I will start at 7:00 PM IST on October 07 (Monday). The toss will take place at 6:30 PM IST.
Where will Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st 2nd be played at?
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I is being held at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore.
Which channel will telecast Pakistan vs Sri Lanka second T20I on TV in India?
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka second T20I is being aired live on Sony Six/HD in India.
How to watch the live streaming of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka second T20I in India?
Other than the Sony Sports Network platforms, the match can be viewed on live TV apps like Jio TV and Airtel TV.
What are the squads for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I?
Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Umar Akmal, Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Madushanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara