30th September 2019 will be marked as a memorable day for Pakistan as International cricket returned back to their home. Sri Lanka was responsible for cherishing Pakistan fans, who accepted the request of PCB for playing a series in their nation. Sri Lanka will play a three-match ODIs and T20Is. The first match was scheduled to be played on 27th but due to unseasonal rain it got washed out and fans had to wait for the 2nd ODI that was played on Monday.
However, bringing International cricket back to the nation was never easy for PCB but they got success after a prolonged wait. Pakistan won the 2nd ODI by 67 runs but in the match, an incident happened that left cricket world and fans in awe.
Fewer fans, electricity failure during Pakistan vs Sri Lanka ODI
The match was being played at National Stadium, Karachi and PCB were claiming that they are fully prepared for hosting Sri Lanka, but they forgot to keep a check on the electricity facilities of the stadium. During the match, electricity failure was witnessed that disrupted the play for 26 minutes during the Sri Lanka chase when a floodlight tower stopped working. The players sat on the field until the floodlights were brought underworking.
It was not just the electricity failure that caught everyone’s eye but also the strength of the spectators that were present on the ground who were seriously waiting for an international cricket match since long. In a stadium with a capacity of 32,000 spectators but only 12000 seats were taken by the fans.
Initially, the match was won by Pakistan, in which Babar Azam scored a century in his first match as a vice-captain that helped Pakistan to post a big total of 305/7 in 50 overs. Fakhar Zaman (56), Haris Sohail (40) and Imam-ul-Haq (31) were the others who gave important contributions with the bat.
While from Sri Lanka in return were bowled out for 238 runs in 46.5 overs. Shehan Jayasuriya (96) and Dasun Shanaka (68) did a partnership of 177 for 6th wicket but it was not enough for their team to cross the finishing line. Usman Shinwari was the pick of the bowlers in Pakistan team for registering amazing bowling figures of 10-1-51-5. He also joined the list for taking most 4 wicket hauls in first 16 ODIs by any bowler.
Here is how fans trolled Pakistan over electricity failure
Shame on PCB
Shame on Sindh Govt.
Shame on Stadium Management
Too much embarrassment#PAKvSL pic.twitter.com/uX2r2pJbZb
— Hassan (@iits_hassan) September 30, 2019
Sadiyo se yahan match nhi ho rha tha na bhai to log bulb le bhage 😂😂😂
— Bhanu singh (@Bhanustark2) September 30, 2019
Nuclear power can also be used to generate electricity.
— Piyush Singh (@rarely_serious3) September 30, 2019
🤣🤣 Sara paisa security pe Laga diye lol.
— Ashish Ranjan (@AshishR54405618) September 30, 2019
bhai jyada light hoti to machhar ayange…or jyada machhar to dengue hoga!
is liye kam light lagai he
— Dv. Dabhi 🚩 (@dashrathdabhi7) September 30, 2019
India ne karwaya hai bhai log 😁modi ne😉
— mohit sobti (@mohitsobti5) September 30, 2019
At least one bulb showed some ghairat.
— حضرت بازوکاہ عرف. just Dr. oAli (@Majin_o_Ali) September 30, 2019
That one bulb was from China I guess 😁😋🤣
— vj j (@VJayanaik) October 1, 2019
Torch Laga k Khel rahe the kya 😂😂😂
— Rahul singh (@Rahulsi70031795) September 30, 2019
— Aditya (@Adi_SK_) September 30, 2019
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