Usman Khan’s record spell for Pakistan knocks out Sri Lanka in 5th ODI

Usman Khan took a career-best five for 34 in only his second ODI for Pakistan. His third fastest five-wicket haul sent Sri Lanka packing in the fifth ODI in Sharjah on Monday.

cricket Updated: Oct 23, 2017 18:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Pakistan's Usman Khan Shinwari celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal during the fifth ODI in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on Monday. Usman Khan took five for 34 to skittle out Sri Lanka for 103.(AP)

Usman Khan’s fiery left-arm pace bowling sent Sri Lanka packing in the fifth ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah on Monday. The burly left-arm pacer took five wickets for 34 runs as Sri Lanka were all out for paltry 103 (26.2 overs) in a match where they were playing for pride. (PAK vs SL 5th ODI LIVE)

Usman Khan was on a hattrick as Sri Lanka were in tatters after opting to bat. Usman Khan took the first five Sri Lankan wickets to fall with the scoreboard reading a horrible 20.

Usman’s effort was the third-quickest five-wicket haul in ODI history. Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Vaas took 16 balls to tear through Bangladesh, and Tim van der Gugten claimed five against Canada for Holland in 2013 in the space of 20 deliveries.

The 23-year-old Usman Khan made his debut in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka on Friday. On an easy paced Sharjah stadium pitch, Lanka never recovered from early jolts of losing four wickets in the first three overs.

Only Thisara Perera (25), Lahiru Thirimanne (19), Seekuge Prasanna (16) and Dushmantha Chameera (11) reached double figures in an abysmal batting performance by Sri Lanka, their second lowest total in an ODI against Pakistan.

Their lowest total of 78 against Pakistan had also come at Sharjah in 2002.

Usman Khan, who debuted in the fourth one-day of this series, bowled Sadeera Samarawickrama with the fifth ball of the match for nought and then had Dinesh Chandimal next ball, caught behind without scoring.

In his next over Usman Khan Shinwari had skipper Upul Tharanga bowled off a nippy delivery for eight and then trapped Niroshan Dickwella leg before with the fifth to leave Sri Lanka tottering at 8-4.

Usman Khan completed his maiden five-wicket haul when he had Milinda Siriwardana (six) caught by Fakhar Zaman, his wickets coming off just 21 balls -- third fastest to five wickets in an ODI.

Perera hit three boundaries and a six before he became one of two wickets by leg-spinner Shadab Khan in one over. Hasan Ali also took 2-19, 14 wickets in the series.

Pakistan lead the five-match series 4-0.

(With inputs from AFP)

First Published: Oct 23, 2017 18:27 IST