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New-look Sri Lanka achieved their biggest T20 win over world number one Pakistan by 64 runs on the back of some brilliant batting and bowling in Lahore on Saturday. Opener Danushka Gunathilaka scored a career best 57 and despite a hat-trick by teenage Pakistan paceman Mohammad Hasnain Sri Lanka posted a challenging 165-5 in their 20 overs.

Fast bowlers Isuru Udana (3-11) and Nuwan Pradeep (3-21) then dismantled Pakistan for 101 in 17.4 overs to give Sri Lanka a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Hasnain's hat-trick is the ninth in all Twenty20 internationals with Malinga registering the feat twice. Hasnain is the second Pakistani after Faheem Ashraf to achieve a hat-trick. Ashraf achieved the feat against Sri Lanka two years ago.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2019


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