In pictures: Pak vs Sri Lanka T20I in Lahore | Sports

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 highlights of the match: 

Pakistani bowler Hasan Ali (C) celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lankan cricket captain Thisara Perera (R) during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Pakistani cricketers celebrate after dismissal of Sri Lankan cricket captain Thisara Perera during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP 
 Pakistani players in motion during the third and final T20 match against Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium. Photo: Online 
Sri Lankan cricketer Dasun Shanaka plays a shot during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Pakistani cricketers celebrate after dismissal of Sri Lankan cricketer during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Pakistani cricketer Imad Wasim takes a catch of Sri Lankan cricketer Dasun Shanaka during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
A view of 3rd third and last T20 International cricket match played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Cricket Stadium. Photo: APP 
Pakistani spinner Mohammad Hafeez (C) celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of an Sri Lankan crickter during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Udawatte plays a shot during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017.Photo: AFP
Pakistani spinner Shadab Khan delivers a ball during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Pakistani cricketers celebrater after dismissal of Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Udawatte during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP 
A view of 3rd third and last T20 International cricket match played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Cricket Stadium. Photo: APP 
A view of 3rd third and last T20 International cricket match played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Cricket Stadium. Photo: APP 
A view of 3rd third and last T20 International cricket match played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Cricket Stadium. Photo: APP 
Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir (C) celebrates with teammates Shadab Khan (R) and wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmad after dismissing Sri Lankan batsman Dilshan Munaweera during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama (R) runs next to Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP 
Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir (C) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Sri Lankan batsman Dilshan Munaweera during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo:AFP
Sri Lankan bower Isuru Udana (R) delivers the ball as Pakistani batsman Babar Azam looks on during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Pakistani batsman Shoaib Malik hits a shot during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore. Photo: AFP 
A large number of spectators arrives at Gaddafi Stadium to watch the 3rd T20 International cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Photo: APP 
A boy holds a welcoming placard as he arrives prior to the start of the T20 cricket match playing between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan cricket captain Thisara Perera delivers a ball during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
People are holding placards to cheer for Pakistani players while watching the third and final T20 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium. Photo: Online 
Pakistani batsman Umar Amin hits a six during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
 People are wearing shirts embezzled with the name of Pakistan to cheer for Pakistani players while watching the third and final T20 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium. Photo: Online 
Pakistani batsman Umar Amin (R) plays a shot as Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Sadeera Samarawickrama looks on during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Spectators carrying Sri Lankan flags while watching third and last T20 International cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium. Photo: APP
Pakistani batsman Fakhar Zaman plays a shot during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan spinner Dilshan Munaweera (R) celebrates with teammate Seekkuge Prasanna after taking the wicket of Pakistani batsman Fakhar Zaman during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Spectators carrying national flags while watching third and last T20 International cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium. Photo: APP 
Sri Lankan spinner Dilshan Munaweera (2L) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Pakistani batsman Fakhar Zaman during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Pakistani batsman Fakhar Zaman (R) plays a shot during the third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Sri Lankan bowler Vikum Sanjaya (2R) makes an unsuccessful leg before wicket appeal against Pakistani batsman Umar Amin (2L) during third and final T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP
Pakistani and Sri Lankan cricketers and officials pose for a photograph before the start of the third and final Twenty20 international match at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP 
A view of fireworks upon the arrival of Pakistani and Sri Lankan teams at Gaddafi Stadium to compete in the third and final T20 match. Photo:Online 
Players of Pakistani team standing in respect during the National Anthem ahead of the third and final T20 match against Sri Lanka at Gaddafi Stadium. Photo: Online 
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 at Gaddafi Stadium. Photo: Online 
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. Photo: INP 
A Pakistani plain-clothes policeman walks with a bomb sniffing dog outside the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium where the third and last T20 cricket match is scheduled between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: 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 in Lahore on October 29, 2017. Photo: AFP

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