Pakistan has raised another clinical performance to win the only Twenty20 against Sri Lanka by five doors to the stage of the Abu Dhabi Friday, blanking their opponents in all three forms of the game.
Paceman Aizaz Cheema took 4-30 to bowl Sri Lanka to play out for 141 in 19.3 over before Misbah-ul Haq skipper held his nerves with a fighting unbeaten 48 to help his team chase downthe target with three balls to spare.
The victory capped an outstanding performance from Pakistan who won the three-test series 1-0 and the preceding five-match series 4-1 daily.
Misbah, who hit three boundaries and a six off 38 balls, added 46 for the fourth door with Asad Shafiq (33) after Pakistan was lost in Pursuit of the target.
They lost (13), (13) and Umar Akmal for a first ball duck.
Shafiq has impressed during his three limitations has run-a-ball before the shot has been played by bowls.
Misbah hit Dilruwan Perera for a huge six and 43 when necessary from the last four above, the success of Pakistan's captain in the three limits of Dilhara Fernando over 17 innings.
When Pakistan needed 23 from the last two over Fernando Afridi hit two sixes over mid-to-door Deep before the Paceman had took back.
The Pakistan needed nine off the last over from Malinga bowls player whose first ball saw Misbah brought by two but the resulting launch went for four before Shoaib Malik has dropped the winning runs.
Before Cheema took 4-30 in a superb exhibition of swing bowling to derail Sri Lanka who had looked set to raise a total big girl on the back of the Twenty20 half-century from Dinesh Chandimal.
Chandimal had looked to threaten during his 44-ball 56, hitting six boundaries and added a firey 31 for the second door with skipper (28) before it is Cheema came to his own.
Sri Lanka were off to a flying start of 30 in the third over before the opener Upul Tharanga to lose, played by Cheema bowling for 12.
The miscued a drive to Dilshan spinner from the street in the sixth over but Sri Lanka still had a ten avergae run by the sixth over.
The Pakistani bowlers led by Cheema, playing only his second match Tewnty20, has checked the Sri Lankan inning as they have lost their last seven branches for 54 runs.
Chandimal has proposed his maiden half-century in the form of the game via the shortest from 40 balls before the Cheema has had in 19 innings over the trapped leg-before.
The Cheema also had Thissara Perera (zero) and Malinga (a) to finish his four-over syllable.