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2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England & Wales - Match 12 Group B Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka @Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Monday June 12,2017


Pakistan Beat Sri Lanka by 3 Wickets to Enter SF's

Pakistan won the toss and chose to field

Sri Lanka scored 236/10 in 49.2 Overs

Danushkha Gunathilaka          13(20 Balls 4x2)
Kusal Mendis                          27(29 Balls 4x4)
Dinesh Chanidmal                   00(2 Balls)
Angelo Mathews                      39(54 Balls 4z2 and 6x1)
Dhananajaya de Silva               01(6 Balls)
Niroshan Dickwella                  73(86 Balls 4x4)
Thisara Perera                            01(5 Balls)
Suranga Lakmal                         26(34 Balls 4x3)
Asela Gunaratne                         27(44 Balls 4x1)
Nuwan Pradeep                           01(3 Balls)
Lasith Malinga                             09*(14 Balls)
Wicket Takers(Pakistan)
Junaid Khan                                3/40(10 Overs)
Hasan Ali                                    3/43(10 Overs)
Fahim Ashraf                              2/37(6.2 Overs)
Mohammad Amir                        2/53(10 Overs)

Pakistan scored 237/7 in 44.5 Overs
Fakhar Zaman                              50(36 Balls 4x8 and 6x1)
Babar Azam                                  10(18 Balls 4x1)
Mohammed Hafeez                       01(5 Balls)
Azhar Ali                                       34(50 Balls 4x2 and 6x1)
Shoaib  Malik                                 11(20 Balls 4x1)
Imad Wasim                                    04(3 Balls 4x1)
Fahim Ashraf                                  15(15 Balls 4x1 and 6x1)
Sarfraz Ahmed                                61*(79 Balls 4x5)
Mohammad Amir                            28*(43 Balls 4x1)

Match Result - Pakistan won by 3 wickets
MOM - Sarfraz Ahmed(Pakistan)for his 61*(79 Balls 4x5)
ODI Debut - Fahim Ashraf (Pakistan)

 Pakistan overcame a familiar attack of batting nerves to beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in a see-saw Group B game at Sophia Gardens to set up a Champions Trophy semi-final with hosts England back in Cardiff on Wednesday June 14,2017

Pakistan looked to have thrown away their victory chance at several points on Monday as their batsmen's fallibility before the short-pitched ball prompted an astonishing collapse from 74-0 to 162-7.

But captain Sarfraz Ahmed, who had already distinguished himself with two fine catches behind the stumps, steadied the innings, steering them home to 237-7 in the 45th over with a match-winning innings of 61 from 79 balls.

At the other end, Mohammad Amir provided an equally valuable contribution, taking singles to rotate the strike as he reached an unbeaten 28. Their 75-run partnership was an eighth-wicket record for the Champions Trophy.
"It is an unbelievable feeling. I just said to Amir play your normal game," said Sarfraz who kissed the ground after hitting the winning runs.
Earlier, Sri Lanka had suffered a collapse of their own as superb left-arm pace bowling from Amir and Junaid Khan reduced Sri Lanka from 161-3 to 167-7 in four devastating overs.
Charging in with great pace and guile, Amir removed danger man Angelo Mathews for 39 and opener Niroshan Dickwella, whose 73 had provided the base to Sri Lanka's innings.
Junaid (3-40) added to the mid-order carnage as Sri Lanka, who had begun breezily to reach 82-1 from 14 overs, could do little more than see out their overs to post a disappointing 236 all out, with Hasan Ali also weighing in with 3-43.
Sri Lanka's total always looked below par, particularly after Pakistan pinch-hitter Fakhar Zaman smashed a quickfire 50 in 11 overs. But his departure without adding another run set the nerves jangling and by the end Pakistan were limping home.
Pakistan's semi-final will be their first meeting with England in a 50-over tournament since 2003 and their first knockout clash since they won the 1992 World Cup final

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