Usman Khan Shinwari only playing his second ODI turned out to be a nightmare for Sri Lankan top order in the 5th ODI, as he picked up 5 wickets in just 3 overs of his opening spell.
He removed S Samarawickrama 0(3), U Tharanga 8(9), D Chandimal 0 (1), N Dickwella 0(2) TAM Siriwardana 6 (13)
Sri Lankan captain Upul Tharanga won the toss and opted to bat as Pakistan looked for a whitewash of the series with a win in the fifth and final match in Sharjah on Monday.
Pakistan, who lead the series 4-0, brought in Faheem Ashraf in place of Junaid Khan while Sri Lanka made three changes from the line up which lost the fourth match by seven wickets, also in Sharjah on Friday.
The Islanders brought in Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, and Jeffrey Vandersay in place of Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, and Lahiru Gamage.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Usman Shinwari, Faheem Ashraf