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Pakistan whitewashes Sri Lanka

And it’s a sweep! Pakistan gets their first 5-0 ODI series win since 2008, coasting to their target of 104 for a 9 wicket victory that gives Pakistan 9th consecutive win since April 2008. Pakistan’s cricket team is wrapping up the triumphs and feats they have been struggling for years.

Though the beginning was not that good, Pakistan couldn’t save test series and lost both test matches against Sri Lanka. But, giving up was not the choice. As Cricinfo writes, “Pakistan sweeps Sri Lanka 5-0 in the rout-iest rout of all possible routs.”

And now we’ve had 9 games on the trot where Pakistani bowlers have restricted the opposition to fewer than 250. This shows that Pakistan bowling reserves in super hands. This ODI series, a man of the series Hasan Ali took 14 wickets; Shadab Khan grabbed 10 while the man of the match Usman Shinwari bowled out 6 batsmen including a fifer.

Azhar Mahmood deserves a huge credit here. He’s turning out to be a fabulous bowling coach for the Green Team. It’s one of their skills that Pakistan played a 5-match ODI series without bowling a no-ball.

After a tremendous win in Champions Trophy, the sweep seems another great confidence booster for the young guns including century makers Imam Ul Haq and Babar Azam and top wicket takers like  Usman Khan Shinwari, Shadab Khan and the top lad Hasan Ali.

Earlier Champions Trophy and now ODI series against Sri Lanka give clear evidence that what Pakistan Super League (PSL) is delivering to the World’s cricket. PSL has unearthed more talent in 2 years than all the other T20 leagues combined.

Now, UAE glories are ended and Pakistan’s next series is against New Zealand away. We have struggled against New Zealand in ODIs since early 2004. Before that, we used to boss them around. So after experiencing this awe-inspiring performance of Pakistan, it’s the best time to reverse the trend and show Sarfraz XI can beat every team.

Nazish Islam - a media graduate with an undying love for chai, books, traveling, series shows, sports, hijab, and of course writing.

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