Rebuilding is something every side goes through at some point of the time or the other. Usually, an older player is replaced by someone who has actually been groomed in his place either in international cricket for a few years or on the domestic circuit
Teams can often grow on long tours. And, this is quite true of Pakistan. They arrived in Sri Lanka as underdogs, but are returning having won all three versions they participated in, beginning with the Tests, followed by the one-dayers and now the T20s
Pakistan’s superb comeback win over Sri Lanka in the second T20 at Colombo was their third highest chase in their T20 history. Chasing a tough target of 173 to win, all hope seemed lost of Pakistan as they crumbled to 40 for 5
During the course of the fifth and final one-dayer against Pakistan, Sri Lankan veteran Tillakaratne Dilshan became the latest batsman to enter the 10,000 run club. Dilshan now has 10,007 runs in 319 matches at an average of 39.7 with 22 hundreds and 45 fifties
Sri Lanka thrashed Pakistan in the fifth game of the five match ODI series at Hambantota to restore some faith back. Batting first, with the help of blitzing hundred from Kusal Prera, Sri Lanka posted a mammoth total of 368 runs in 50 overs.