Pakistan makes its case with T20 vs Lanka in Lahore

Hasan, Malik star as Pakistan cruise to victory over Sri Lanka

Hasan, Malik star as Pakistan cruise to victory over Sri Lanka

Faheem Ashraf became the first Pakistan bowler to take a Twenty20 global hat-trick in a dramatic two-wicket series-sealing win as Sri Lanka paid for an almighty batting collapse in Abu Dhabi. He becomes the first Pakistani bowler to achieve the feat in T20Is. After first three balls, Faheem picked his first wicket in the form of Udana. It was Mohammad Sami who last took hat-trick for Pakistan in both Tests and ODIs during 2002. A slower bouncer by Faheem was pulled but Hasan Ali timed his jump to perfection at short fine-leg to take the catch.

Faheem Ashraf registered his name into the record books by getting out three Sri Lankan batsmen in three consecutive deliveries.

Udawatte was second to follow as he smashed a wide ball outside off straight to deep cover where Babar Azam took a good running catch.

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Hafeez - still an eligible option despite his action being reported for a third time earlier this month - claimed two victims in the 12th over to leave Sri Lanka tottering ominously on 66-6. He tried to slap it across the wicket but was struck on the pads.

Pakistan leads the three-match T20 series by 1-0.

Cricket-starved fans have bought tickets in large numbers to witness Sunday's match despite the series already being won by Pakistan. However, Shadab Khan smashed Vikum Sanjaya down the ground for a huge six to tilt the match in favour of Pakistan.

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