Pakistan were down in the doldrums at 52/5 in pursuit of the daunting target of 183 in the second T20I against Sri Lanka when Imad Wasim came into bat in the tough circumstances. With his side staring down the barrel of a series defeat, Imad soon launched a counterattacking knock to give the visitors a close scare.
Some beautiful drives from his bat and innovative stroke play reignited hopes of a Pakistan victory with the jam-packed Gaddafi Stadium roaring in support of the all-rounder. The 30-year-old’s sizzling stay at the crease eventually came to an end when he swung his bat down the wrong line and was beaten by a ball that trapped him plumb in front of the stumps.
During his enterprising 29-ball 47, Imad smacked eight boundaries showcasing pristine striking. His wicket soon brought about the downfall of Pakistan as they were defeated by 35 runs but Imad’s spirited effort was praised by fans.