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Review – a beautiful night in Lahore, Pakistan



Last Updated on 7 years by Charbel Coorey

How beautiful was it to see cricket in Pakistan? The packed stands, the great atmosphere and the wonderful display from the Pakistan team.

It was a different country, but same old problem for Sri Lanka, who simply don’t remember how to win a limited overs match.

Here are my highlights from a memorable night in Lahore:

16 in a row

Sri Lanka have now lost 16 limited-overs matches in a row.
Since they beat Zimbabwe in the 3rd ODI of their 5 match series at home, Sri Lanka lost the last two matches of that series, five ODIs & a T20I v India, and five ODIs & three T20Is vs Pakistan.
A nightmare run.

Shoaib Malik joins Umar Akmal & Shahid Afridi…

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For the second time in his career, Shoaib Malik achieved an innings of 40+ at a strike rate of 200+. Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal are the only other two Pakistan players to do this.

One point off New Zealand…

With the 3-0 clean sweep, Pakistan moved to within 1 point of first placed New Zealand.
If New Zealand lose the upcoming T20I series in India, Pakistan can take top spot.

4/13 on home debut

Mohammad Amir was simply brilliant. 
This was his first ever international match in Pakistan, after making his debut in 2009. It was worth the wait, achieving the best figures at the Gaddafi Stadium in T20Is.
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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Coorey
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