Usman Khan picks five as Pakistan complete 5-0 series whitewash over Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka 103 (Usman 5-34) beat
Pakistan 105-1 (Zaman 48) by nine wickets
Fifth One-Day International in Sharjah
Usman Khan became the third quickest fast bowler to claim a five wicket haul as Pakistan dismissed Sri Lanka for 103 and chased down the target with nine wickets in hand in the fifth and final One-Day International in Sharjah to take the series 5-0.
This was also Sri Lanka's third series whitewash defeat in a calendar year as they could not quite replicate their success from the Test series which they won 2-0 earlier.
Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first once again. In his first over overs, Usman (5-34) accounted for Upul Tharanga (8), Sadeera Samarawickrama (0), Dinesh Chandimal (0), Niroshan Dickwella (0) and Milinda Siriwardana (6) that left the visitors reeling at 20 for five.
Lahiru Thirimanne (19), Seekkuge Prasanna (16) and Thisara Perera (25) were the only batsmen to show some fight but Pakistan showed no respite for Sri Lanka as they wrapped the innings for 103 runs in just 26.2 overs.
Usman was easily the pick of the bowlers with a five wicket haul while Hasan Ali (2-19) and Shadab Khan (2-24) picked two wickets each with the leg spinner also effecting a run out.
Pakistan had no trouble whatsoever in the chase as Imam-ul-Haq (45 not out) and Fakhar Zaman (48) added 84 runs for the opening wicket off just 100 deliveries.
Zaman, who scored at a strike-rate over 100 smashed seven boundaries but fell at the brink of victory which the home side completed in just 20.2 overs with nine wickets in hand.
Usman was named the player of the match while Hasan bagged the man of the series award.
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