KARACHI: Playing on home soil and defending their title for a fifth consecutive time, Pakistan came into the match as hot-favourites but were dealt an upset defeat as Sri Lanka avenged losses in 2011 and 2012.

Pakistan’s two home runs came off the bat of captain Sumair Zawar and Wasim Ali.

Pakistan Federation Baseball chief Syed Khawar Ali Shah felt the players’ impressive showings en route to the final caused their downfall.