2nd T20 – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live Match Score & Updates | PAK vs SL Live Friday December 13, 2013
Match Overview & Live Updates
Shahid Afridi against Sri Lanka earlier, fans will be excited to see yet another performance in the 2nd T20 against Sri Lanka today.
2nd T20 – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live | PAK vs SL 2nd t20 live
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Date: Fri Dec 13
Time: 16:00 GMT | 20:00 local | 21:00 PKT
Toss: Pakistan, who chose to field first
Umpires: Ahsan Raza and Zameer Haider
TV umpire: Shozab Raza
Match referee: ; DC Boon
Reserve Umpire: Ahmed Shahab
2nd T20 Preview
Mohammad Hafeez had been confident his side would head into the tour with more momentum, and Pakistan’s victory in the first Twenty20 proved him correct. Pakistan’s senior bowlers were sharp, quick-witted and collected, and their batsmen unruffled, as they chased 146 with five balls to spare. Sri Lanka may be the top-ranked Twenty20 side for now, but Pakistan were clearly the better-drilled and more fluent outfit, after their tough series against South Africa.
Pakistan will also take pleasure in the versatility of their XI from the first match. Left-arm seamer Usman Khan had debuted as a frontline bowler on Wednesday, but after a wayward first over, he was not required to bowl any more, as the spin-bowling allrounders delivered their quotas cheaply. Similarly, 22-year-old Bilawal Bhatti produced a crucial 10 runs from No. 8, providing support to Shahid Afridi, who was in danger of running out of capable partners. Hafeez has spoken repeatedly of blooding players for the World Twenty20 in March, and packing your side with high-impact allrounders is not a bad ploy in the shortest format.
It does not help Sri Lanka that their best player of spin – Mahela Jayawardene – is on paternal leave, but Wednesday’s match also served to highlight an emerging trend in the side: the youngsters’ aversion to facing slow-bowling in limited-overs cricket. Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal are all more comfortable against the quicks, and they have yet to develop the ability to rotate the strike efficiently when they face high-quality spin. Mathews overcame his deficiency by pulling off several big shots, but Saeed Ajmal and Afridi will be encouraged by the number of dot balls they bowled at Sri Lanka’s batsmen.
Pakistan’s side remains an inexperienced one, however, and as such their performance is unpredictable. If dew arrives in the second half of the match, as it did on Wednesday, the toss may also play an important role in the outcome.
The 2nd T20 match between Pakistan vs Sri Lanka is being played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 13th December at 16:00 GMT, 20:00 local in Dubai and 21:00 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 2nd T20 match of PAK vs SL here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match updates and match report after the match is over.
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Sri Lanka: LWWLL
Bilawal Bhatti finished with acceptable figures despite having bowled the most expensive over in the first match, and he is likely to retain his place in the side, particularly if Pakistan stick with their plan to blood youngsters. Sohaib Maqsood only made 13 but he may also remain in the team for the same reason.
Before the series, Sri Lanka had suggested they would like to trial at least one of the rookie spin-bowling allrounders they have brought on tour, and there is a chance they will do so in this match. Lahiru Thirimanne would be the most likely player to make way for either Ramith Rambukwella or Seekkuge Prasanna.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Squads
Pakistan Team: (From) Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Zulfiqar Babar, Bilawal Bhatti, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Anwar Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Haris Sohail, Usman Shinwari.
Sri Lanka: (From) Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Lasith Malinga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kithuruwan Vithanage, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Ramith Rambukwella.
Stats and trivia
- If Pakistan win this match, they become the No. 1 ranked Twenty20 side in the world, sending Sri Lanka to second alongside India and South Africa.
- Dinesh Chandimal has only one score above 30, in 17 Twenty20 innings
Pakistan and Sri Lanka play 2 T20s, 5 ODIs followed by 3 tests in UAE during 2013-14. Pakistan leads the T20 series 1-0 with 2nd and final match being played today.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming of 2nd T20
Several TV companies are offering live telecast of cricket matches on internet, and watching this online is a safe bet if one is not near the television.
Check out the official online websites for live streaming of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd t20 clash here:
- espnstar.com/live/ (in India only)
- ptvsports.tv.com.pk/ (in Pakistan only)
- sports.ptv.com.pk/livestreaming.html & http://sports.ptv.com.pk/LiveStreaming.asp (in Pakistan only)
- espn.go.com/watchespn/index#sport/cricket/type/upcoming/ (North America)
- youtube.com/user/willow/Custom (Willow tv free official subscription via Youtube)