Newcomer Bhanuka Rajapaksa hit a whirlwind half-century while Nuwan Pradeep and Wanindu Hasaranga recorded career-best bowling figures as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 35 runs in the second Twenty20 international in Lahore on Monday.
Rajapaksa’s 77 off 48 balls lifted Sri Lanka to a challenging total of 182-6 — the left-hander blasting six sixes and four fours in a maiden fifty that came in only his second T20 international.
Pradeep finished with 4-25 while leg-spinner Hasaranga took 3-38 — collecting his wickets in the space of just four balls — as Pakistan were bowled out for 147 in 19 overs.
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