Five-star Hasan leads Pakistan to series win over Sri Lanka

Hosts beat visitors by seven wickets to go 3-0 up in five-match series


Azeem Siddiqui October 18, 2017
PHOTO: AFP

Pacer Hasan Ali produced his best bowling performance in 50-over cricket to help Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the third ODI of the five-match series in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

After opting to bat first, Sri Lanka were going smoothly till the 10th over when Hasan came to bowl and started the collapse, which saw visitors go from 59 for no loss in the 10th over to 141 for six in the 36th over.

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Late order resistance from Thisara Perera helped Islanders get past 200-run mark, but it was not enough as the team was bowled out for 208 in the 49th over.

Hasan was the pick of the bowlers for Green Caps, as he finished his spell with the figures of 5-34.

For Sri Lanka, captain Upul Tharanga finished the innings with the top score of 61, whereas Tharanga scored brisk 38.

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In response, Pakistan easily chased down the target ­­inside 43 overs, courtesy brilliant batting performance from debutante Imamul Haq, who finished the innings with the top score of 100.

Both teams will now travel to Sharjah, where the fourth match of the series will be played on Friday.



So that's it every for today. We will join you again on Friday. Till then, it's goodbye from Azeem Siddiqui.



PAK 209-3 (43 overs)

And that's it. It's all over. Pakistan win the match by seven wickets to go 3-0 up in the five-match series.

Vandersay to start his new over.



PAK 203-3 (42 overs)

Four runs and a wicket off the over.





Perera to continue.



PAK 199-2 (41 overs)

Maiden.

Vandersay to start his new spell.

PAK 199-2 (40 overs)

Six off the over.

Perera to continue.



PAK 193-2 (39 overs)

Just four off the over.



Chameera to continue.



PAK 189-2 (38 overs)

Eight off the over.



Perera to start his new over.



PAK 181-2 (37 overs)

Just one off the over.

Chameera to continue.

PAK 180-2 (36 overs)

Just four off the over.

Thisara Perera to start his new over.



PAK 176-2 (35 overs)

Six off the over.

Chameera to start his new over.



PAK 170-2 (34 overs)

Six off the over.

Dananjaya to start his new over.



PAK 164-2 (33 overs)

Just three off the over.

Chameera to start his new over.



PAK 161-2 (32 overs)

Four off the over.

Dananjaya to start his new spell.



PAK 157-2 (31 overs)

Eight runs off the over.



Vandersay to continue.



PAK 149-2 (30 overs)

Five runs and a wicket off the over.





Gamage to continue.



PAK 144-1 (29 overs)

Just five off the over.

Vandersay to continue.



PAK 139-1 (28 overs)

Seven off the over. Good one for Pakistan.



Gamage to start his new spell.



PAK 132-1 (27 overs)

Just three off the over.

Vandersay to continue.



PAK 129-1 (26 overs)

Five off the over.

Siriwardana to continue.



PAK 124-1 (25 overs)

Eight off the over. Good one for Pakistan.



Vandersay to start his new over.



PAK 116-1 (24 overs)

Seven off the over.



Siriwardana to start his first over.



PAK 109-1 (23 overs)

Just four off the over.

Vandersay to start his new over.



PAK 105-1 (22 overs)

Seven off the over. Good one for Pakistan.

Dananjaya to continue.



PAK 98-1 (21 overs)

Just four off the over.

Vandersay to continue.



PAK 94-1 (20 overs)

Just three off the over.

Dananjaya to continue.



PAK 91-1 (19 overs)

Just four off the over.



Vandersay to continue. 

PAK 87-1 (18 overs)

Nine runs off the over.



Dananjaya to continue.



PAK 78-1 (17 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over.



Vandersay to start his first over.



PAK 76-0 (16 overs)

Five off the over.

Dananjaya to continue.



PAK 71-0 (15 overs)

Four off the over.

Chameera to start his new over.



PAK 67-0 (14 overs)

Five off the over.

Dananjaya to continue.



PAK 62-0 (13 overs)

Four off the over.

Chameera to continue.



PAK 58-0 (12 overs)

Just one run off the over.

Dananjaya to start his new over.



PAK 57-0 (11 overs)

Just four off the over.

Chameera to start his new spell.



PAK 53-0 (10 overs)

Eight off the over. Good one for Pakistan.



Dananjaya to start his new over.



PAK 45-0 (9 overs)

Just two off the over.

Gamage to continue.



PAK 43-0 (8 overs)

Eleven off the over. Great one for Pakistan.



Akila Dananjaya to start his new over.



PAK 32-0 (7 overs)

Five off the over.



Gamage to continue.



PAK 27-0 (6 overs)

Six off the over.

Chameera to continue.



PAK 21-0 (5 overs)

Six off the over.



Gamage to continue.



PAK 15-0 (4 overs)

Just two off the over.

Chameera to start his new over.



PAK 13-0 (3 overs)

Nine off the over. Good one for Pakistan.



Gamage to continue.



PAK 4-0 (2 overs)

Just three off the over.

Chameera to start his first over.



PAK 1-0 (1 over)

Just one off the over.



So it's debutante Imamul Haq and Fakhar Zaman to open for Pakistan, whereas pacer Gamage will start for Sri Lanka.



So that's it from the first session's play. We will join you soon for Pakistan's reply.



SL 208 (49 overs)

OUT! And that's it. Sri Lanka set Pakistan 209-run target to clinch series.

Rumman to start his new over.



SL 205-9 (48 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket for

OUT! Another wicket for Hasan Ali, who now gets his third five-wicket haul. Brilliant bowling.

Hasan Ali to start his new over.



SL 203-8 (47 overs)

Sixteen off the over. Biggest of the innings so far.





Rumman Raees to start his new spell.



SL 187-8 (46 overs)

Just five off the over.

Hasan to start his ninth over.



SL 182-8 (45 overs)

Ten off the over. Good one for Sri Lanka.

FOUR! Short pitched and Perera hits one down the ground for another boundary.

Hafeez to start his new over.



SL 172-8 (44 overs)

Nine runs and wicket off the over.





Hasan Ali to start his new over.



SL 163-7 (43 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over. Good one for Pakistan.



Hafeez to continue.



SL 160-6 (42 overs)

Five off the over.

Shadab to continue.



SL 155-6 (41 overs)

Just three off the over.

Hafeez to continue.



SL 152-6 (40 overs)

Just three off the over. Another good one for Pakistan.

Shadab to start his new over.



SL 149-6 (39 overs)

Just three off the over.

Mohammad Hafeez to start his new spell.



SL 146-6 (38 overs)

Just three off the over.

Shadab Khan to start his new spell.



SL 143-6 (37 overs)

Just two off the over.

Junaid to continue.



SL 141-6 (36 overs)

Just one run and a wicket off the over. Another outstanding over for Pakistan.



Hasan to start his new over.



SL 140-5 (35 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over. Good one for Pakistan.



Junaid to continue.



SL 138-4 (34 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over. Good one for Pakistan.



Hasan to start his new over.



SL 136-3 (33 overs)

Four off the over.



Junaid to continue.



SL 132-3 (32 overs)

Four off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his new spell.



SL 128-3 (31 overs)

Five off the over.

Junaid Khan to start his new over.



SL 123-3 (30 overs)

Just four off the over.

Shadab to continue.



SL 118-3 (29 overs)

Five off the over.

Hafeez to continue.



SL 113-3 (28 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over. Good one for Pakistan.



Shadab to continue.



SL 110-2 (27 overs)

Six off the over.

Hafeez to continue.



SL 104-2 (26 overs)

Just two off the over and a wicket. Great one for Pakistan.



Shadab to continue.



SL 102-1 (25 overs)

Just three off the over.

Hafeez to start his new over.



SL 99-1 (24 overs)

Just four off the over.

Shadab to continue.



SL 95-1 (23 overs)

Just three off the over.

Faheem to start his new over.



SL 92-1 (22 overs)

Just three off the over.

Shadab to continue.



SL 89-1 (21 overs)

Just two off the over.

Faheem to continue.



SL 87-1 (20 overs)

Four off the over.

Shadab to continue.



SL 83-1 (19 overs)

Just two off the over.

Fahim Ashraf to start his new over.



SL 81-1 (18 overs)

Six off the over.

Shadab Khan to start his new over.



SL 75-1 (17 overs)

Three off the over.

Hasan to start his new over.



SL 72-1 (16 overs)

Just three off the over.

Fahim to continue.



SL 69-1 (15 overs)

Just one off the over.

Hasan to start his new over.



SL 68-1 (14 overs)

Just one off the over.

Fahim Ashraf to start his new over.



SL 67-1 (13 overs)

Just one off the over.

Hasan to start his new over.



SL 66-1 (12 overs)

Seven off the over. Another good one for Sri Lanka.



Rumman to continue.



SL 59-1 (11 overs)

Six off the over and a wicket. Great one for Pakistan.



Hasan Ali to start his first over.



SL 53-0 (10 overs)

Just one off the over.

Rumman to continue.



SL 52-0 (9 overs)

Seven off the over.



Mohammad Hafeez to start his first over.



SL 45-0 (8 overs)

Just five off the over.

Rumman to start his new over.



SL 40-0 (7 overs)

Just two off the over.

Junaid to continue.



SL 37-0 (6 overs)

Eight off the over.

Rumman to continue.



SL 29-0 (5 overs)

Ten off the over. Good one for Sri Lanka.





Junaid to continue.



SL 19-0 (4 overs)

Nine off the over. Good one for Sri Lanka.



Rumman to continue.



SL 10-0 (3 overs)

Five off the over.

Junaid to continue.



SL 5-0 (2 overs)

Just four off the over.

Rumman Raees to start his first over.



SL 1-0 (1 over)

Just one off the over. Good start for Pakistan.



So it's Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga to open for Sri Lanka, whereas Junaid Khan will begin for Pakistan.



Sri Lanka have also made two changes. Dushmantha Chameera and Chamara Kapugedara comes in for Kusal Mendis and Suranga Lakmal.



Pakistan made two changes, as Imamul Haq set to debut in place of struggling Ahmad Shahzad and Imad Wasim is being replaced by Fahim Ashraf.



The news from the middle is Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to bat first.



Hello and welcome to the live updates for the third ODI of the five-match series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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