In the match, Sri Lankan openers Nishankha (8), Mendis (0) along with Danushka Gunathilaka (1) and Dasun Shanaka (2) reached the pavilion with a single digit score due to the blow of the Pakistani bowlers. Rajapakse, who stayed at the crease at this stage, gave a better score to Sri Lanka along with Dhananjaya D’Silva (28) and Wanindu Hasaranga (36). Rajapakse’s last two catches were dropped by Shadab Khan. Rajapakse scored 15 runs after hitting a four and a six in the last over. In the match, Rajapaksa, who made a partnership of 58 runs in 36 balls with Hasaranga, it is noteworthy that he made a partnership of 51 runs in 31 balls with Karuna Ratne at the end. Among Pakistan’s bowlers, Harris Rauf took three wickets. Naseem Shah, Shadab Khan and Iptikar Ahmed took a wicket each.
Mohammad Rizwan (55: 4×4, 1×6 off 49 balls) and Iptikar Ahmed (32: 2×4, 1×6 off 31 balls) were the only notable scores for the Pakistan team in the 171-run target. Captain Babar Azam (5) continued his poor form while Faqar Zaman (0), Mohammad Nawaz (6), Khushdil Shah (2), Asif Ali (0) and Shadab Khan (8) were relieved. With that… within 17 overs, Pakistan’s defeat was confirmed. At the end, Harris Rauf (13) and Naseem Shah (4) could not stay at the crease for long. Among the Sri Lankan bowlers, Madhushan took four wickets, Vanindu Hasaranga took three, Karuna Ratne two and Theekshana one. Pakistan were bowled on the last ball of the last over.