Highlights, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I at Lahore, Cricket result: Hosts complete 3-0 whitewash with 36-run victory

Highlights, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I at Lahore, Cricket result: Hosts complete 3-0 whitewash with 36-run victory

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That was as clinical as it gets from Pakistan and they have been utterfly dominant through the limited overs series. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, are on a poor streak of form and haven't won a limited-overs fixture since Champions Trophy.

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Shoaib Malik is also the Man of the Series.

Malik: Playing in front of the home crowd and winning the Man of the Match award is a dream come true for me.

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Shoaib Malik is the Man of the Match for his blistering 51 off 24 balls.

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Shoaib Malik is the Man of the Match for his blistering 51 off 24 balls.

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Shoaib Malik is the Man of the Match for his blistering 51 off 24 balls.

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That was another comprehensive performance from Pakistan. Handshakes all around as the hosts celebrate a 8-0 limited overs clean sweep over Sri Lanka.

The visitors never really looked comfortable in the chase. Only Dasun Shanaka provided some hope with a promising half-century but with his dismissal, it was all over for the Lankans. Mohammad Amir made a successful comeback with excellent figures of 4-0-13-4.

There's cheers and smiles all around the Pakistan camp and the crowd in Lahore is ecstatic. 

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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 36 runs to complete a 3-0 cleansweep in the T20I series after securing a 5-0 whitewash in the ODIs.

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Now, Prasanna falls too as he looks to make room and swing his arms. Only, it takes the outside edge and Sarfraz Ahmed accepts the catch gleefully.

Amir has his fourth. Can he get a fifer?

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Amir strikes again. Pathirana chips it in the air and Mohammad Hafeez takes a juggling catch.

Highlights

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Preview: Pakistan will showcase their security capabilities to the cricketing world for the third time in eight months on Sunday when they hosts Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 International at Lahore's heavily guarded Gaddafi Stadium.

The Pakistan Super League final in March — also in Lahore — featured several overseas players. It was the first small step toward winning back the confidence of foreign teams and reviving international cricket at home after an attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in 2009 during a test match at the same stadium in Lahore.

File image of Sarfraz Ahmed and Thisara Perera. AFP

File image of Sarfraz Ahmed and Thisara Perera. AFP

The Pakistan Cricket Board, in collaboration with the ICC, last month organized a three-match T20 international series against a World XI, led by South Africa's Faf du Plessis, at Gaddafi Stadium.

And now Sri Lanka will round off a T20 series which Pakistan already lead 2-0 after winning in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Pakistan have only hosted Zimbabwe for a short limited-overs series two years ago since the 2009 attack.

Since then UAE has become Pakistan's "home" venue away from home as the PCB gradually tries to convince foreign teams that it's safe to play international cricket in Pakistan.

Several thousand security officials will be on duty Sunday with armed military personnel around the stadium and on the route of team buses to the stadium.

Hundreds of security cameras have also been installed to keep a close watch on the movement of spectators.

Asanka Gurusinha and Hashan Tillakaratne — two of Sri Lanka's survivors in the 2009 attack that killed eight people — will be coming to Lahore again as team manager and batting coach respectively.

But several Sri Lanka players won't be there. Regular captain Upul Tharanga, Lasith Malinga, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal and Akila Dananjaya all pulled out.

Cricket-starved fans have bought tickets in large numbers to witness Sunday's match despite the series already being won by Pakistan.

Updated Date: October 29, 2017 22:32:33 IST

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