PAK v SL

In pictures: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka T20I in Lahore

Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium witnessed history as the Green Shirts take on Sri Lanka for the final T20I on Sunday.

Pakistan won the series 3-0, after beating Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the opening game, winning a last-ball thriller in the second T20I, and comfortably winning the final match in Lahore.

However, the last match was much more than just a game of cricket.

The occasion marked the homecoming of top-level international cricket as Sri Lanka become the first major cricket team to visit Pakistan since they were targeted in a deadly ambush in 2009 with attack survivors among those returning to the scene.

Here are some Pictures:

Ground workers clean the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. © AFP

Ground workers clean the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. © AFP

Pakistani soldiers patrol outside the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. © AFP

Pakistani soldiers patrol outside the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. © AFP

Pakistani and Sri Lankan cricketers and officials pose for a photograph before the start of the third and final Twenty20 international match. © AFP

Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir (C) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Sri Lankan batsman Dilshan Munaweera. © AFP

Pakistani cricketers celebrate after dismissal of Sri Lankan cricketer during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. © AFP

 

A view of 3rd third and last T20 International cricket match played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. © AFP

A large number of spectators arrives at Gaddafi Stadium to watch the 3rd T20 International cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. © AFP

That one is hilarious.

Pakistani spinner Mohammad Hafeez (C) celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of an Sri Lankan crickter. © AFP

A boy holds a welcoming placard as he arrives prior to the start of the T20 cricket match playing between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. © AFP

Sri Lankan spinner Dilshan Munaweera (2L) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Pakistani batsman Fakhar Zaman. © AFP

People are holding placards to cheer for Pakistani players while watching the third and final T20 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. © AFP

People are wearing shirts embezzled with the name of Pakistan to cheer for Pakistani players. © AFP

Spectators carrying Sri Lankan flags while watching third and last T20 International cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. © AFP

Children hold the flags of Pakistan and Sri Lanka during the National Anthems of both countries ahead of the the third and final T20 match. © AFP

Spectators carrying national flags while watching third and last T20 International cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. © AFP

Fans in Lahore lap up the final T20I. © AFP

Pakistani police commandos take position along a street as the buses carrying the Sri Lankan and Pakistani cricket teams arrive at Gaddafi Cricket stadium. © AFP

People stand in a queue and showing their tickets to enter Gaddafi Stadium to watch the third and final T20 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. © AFP

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