Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2019: 3rd T20I – Sri Lanka’s first T20I whitewash, Pakistan's worst series, Oshada's record knock on T20I debut and more stats

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2019: 3rd T20I – Sri Lanka’s first T20I whitewash, Pakistan’s worst series, Oshada’s record knock on T20I debut and more stats

All the statistical highlights from Sri Lanka’s series whitewash against Pakistan in Lahore.

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Not many people gave a chance to Sri Lanka of winning even one game on their tour of Pakistan in the absence of big names. But the young team led by Dasun Shanaka stunned one and all with a whitewash over the No.1 ranked T20I side. Oshada Fernando’s unbeaten 78-run knock played key role in pushing the visiting team’s total to 147/7 on what looked like a tricky track. Pakistan started off their chase well but didn’t score at a good pace. The strategy of keeping wickets in the hand came back to hound the hosts who could only finish with 134/6.

All the statistical highlights from Sri Lanka’s series whitewash against Pakistan in Lahore:

A rare whitewash in T20Is:

1 – For the first time, Sri Lanka has won a 3-match T20I series by 3-0 margin. They won two 3-match T20I series in 2017 by 2-1 margins but never whitewashed their opponents.


2 – Only the 2nd time Pakistan has lost a T20I series by 3-0 margin. They lost the 3-match series against England in 2015 by 3-0 margin in UAE. The series defeat against England includes a defeat in the Super over.


2 – Sri Lanka became only the 2nd team to win all three matches of a 3-match T20I series while batting first. Interestingly, it was Pakistan who became the first side last year by defeating Australia during the series hosted by UAE.


The streaks of Pakistan and Sri Lanka:

4 – Pakistan has been defeated in each of their last four T20I matches; the 2nd longest losing streak in T20Is. They lost six consecutive T20I matches in 2010.


4 – Sri Lanka now has won each of their last four T20I matches; their longest winning streak in T20I format since the start of 2015. They won four consecutive T20Is also in 2017 across South Africa and Australia tours.


5 – Pakistan lost all the five T20Is which they played while chasing in 2019; their longest losing streak in T20I chases. They lost four consecutive T20Is while chasing between 2010 and 2011. Pakistan also went four consecutive T20I chases without winning one between 2015 and 2016 including a Tied match where Pakistan lost in Super over.


A big knock on debut from Oshada:

78* – Oshada Fernando’s 78-run knock is the 2nd highest individual score in the T20I matches between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Kusal Perera scored the highest when he made 84 in the 2013 Dubai T20I. Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s 77 in the 2nd T20I is now pushed to No.3 in the list of highest individual scores in PAK-SL T20Is.


78* – Oshada Fernando became the first player to score a fifty on T20I debut for Sri Lanka. The highest score on T20I debut was jointly held by Jehan Mubarak (46* vs Kenya, 2007) and Danushka Gunathilaka (46 vs NZ, 2016) before Oshada. Overall, the unbeaten 78 by Fernando is the 7th highest individual score on T20I debut in Men’s cricket.


31 players in a series:

31 – A total of 31 players featured in this T20I series; the 2nd most in a bilateral T20I series. 33 players were part of the 4-match T20I series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Pakistan fielded 15 different players while Sri Lanka utilized services of 16 players; the joint-most by respective teams in a T20I series/tournament.