Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan pacers run through Lanka batting, restrict them to 236

Pakistan pacers put up a stunning display to dismiss Sri Lanka for 236 runs in 49.2 overs in a virtual quarter-final Group B ICC Champions Trophy clash at Sophia Gardens here on Monday.
Fast bowlers Junaid Khan (3/40), Hasan Ali (3/43), Mohammad Amir (2/53) and debutant Fahim Ashraf (2/37) ran through the deep Lankan batting line-up which stood firm against favourites India the other day, giving Pakistan’s less equipped batting a 237-run target to chase down for victory.
For Sri Lanka, Niroshan Dickwella (73; 86b; 4×4) was the top-scorer who alongwith skipper Angelo Mathews (39; 54b; 2×4; 1×6) stitched together the highest partnership of the innings of 78 runs for the fourth wicket.
Towards the end, Suranga Lakmal (26) and Asela Gunaratne (27) joined hands for a vital 46-run partnership for the eighth wicket which helped their side cross the 200-mark.