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Pakistan defeat Sri Lanka by 36 runs, clean sweep T20I series 3-0

The stadium was filled to its 25,000 capacity with fans carrying placards reading "Welcome back Sri Lankan Lions."

Reported by: AP , Lahore [ Published on: October 29, 2017 23:00 IST ]
Image Source : AP Sri Lanka players celebrate after a dismissal against Sri Lanka.

Pakistan swept Sri Lanka 3-0 in the Twenty20 series with a 36-run victory in the final game played amid heavy security at Lahore on Sunday.

Sri Lanka was on its first visit to the country since its team bus was ambushed by gunmen in a deadly attack in 2009 near the same Gaddafi Stadium eight years ago, killing six policemen and two civilians and injuring six players.

The stadium was filled to its 25,000 capacity with fans carrying placards reading "Welcome back Sri Lankan Lions."

Led by Shoaib Malik's brisk 51 off 24 balls, Pakistan's top order scored 180-3 after being put into bat.

Sri Lanka, which was also blanked 5-0 in the ODI series in the United Arab Emirates, continued to falter in batting and limped to 21-3 inside the first four overs before being restricted to 144-9.

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir took a career-best 4-13 in his comeback match after missing the ODI series due to a shin injury and was also left out from the first two T20 games.

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