KARACHI: Sarfaraz XI made a solid start against Sri Lanka after winning the toss and deciding to bat first in the second One-day International (ODI) being played at the National Stadium here today.
The match started at 3PM at the stadium where both teams had already arrived.
Wanindu Hasaranga has been the go-to bowler for Sri Lanka skipper Lahiru Thirimanne with the leg-spinner getting rid of both Pakistan openers. He first sent back Imam-ul-Haq in the 15th over and then got the big wicket of Fakhar Zaman, who departed for 54 off 65 balls.
Both the teams are in form after 1st ODI match was spoiled due to heavy rainfall and thunderstorm in the metropolitan city.
The Sri Lankan side is visiting Pakistan after 10 years and will play three ODIs in Karachi.
Speaking on the occasion after winning the toss, Pakistan cricket captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said that it was very pleasing to see international cricket returning to the country.
“We will display a fabulous match today. This series is the best opportunity for new players to play on their home-ground,” Sarfaraz said.
Here is the Pakistan side squad for 2nd One-day International.
Sri Lanka Squad:
Lahiru Thirimanne (capt), Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara