Asia Cup, 3rd Match: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Mar 15, 2012
Asia Cup - 3rd match
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 61 balls remaining)
Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (neutral venue)
15 March 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* c Mohammad Hafeez b Aizaz Cheema 12 26 15 1 0 80.00
5.1 84.8 mph, well, Cheema has a wicket after all those boundaries, can't say he deserved this one, Jayawardene came charging out and absolutely middled this pitched up delivery, he just did not get enough elevation as he looked to go over the off-side infield, and found extra cover, where Hafeez held onto a sharp high take 33/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Saeed Ajmal b Aizaz Cheema 20 39 20 4 0 100.00
7.1 85.8 mph, Cheema has his revenge, he has bounced Dilshan out, Dilshan went for the pull even as the ball reared at him very quickly from back of a length, in no position at all for the shot, still plays it, a top-edge results, Ajmal manages to hold on somehow as he tumbles forward around midwicket, seems to have hurt his leg a bit 43/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara b Aizaz Cheema 71 150 92 4 1 77.17
42.1 55.1 mph, and he's struck first ball, a furious Sanga trudges off, he gave Cheema the charge immediately, looked to swing a length ball from outside off through midwicket, but the massive inside edge disturbed his stumps, Sanga swishes his bat angrily in the air as he looks at the damage behind him 182/8
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Younis Khan b Umar Gul 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
8.4 55.7 mph, Younis Khan the outstanding slip catcher pouches a stunner, Chandimal ended up guiding the sharp straightening length delivery between the keeper and Younis at wide slip, nothing shot, Younis quickly goes low to his left and snaps it up cleanly, how many batsmen does this shot consume in limited-overs cricket, they check for the no-ball, it was close, but Gul had some part of his foot behind the crease 47/3
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne c Umar Akmal b Hammad Azam 7 27 18 0 0 38.88
14.3 85.8 mph, gone, Pakistan's catching has been high quality today, Umar Akmal latches on now at point, it was a very wide delivery, Thirimanne went down on his knee to try and guide it past Akmal, but ended up hitting it close to his right, Akmal moved quickly, got his body behind the line of the ball and took it safely 65/4
View dismissal WU Tharanga b Saeed Ajmal 57 72 74 4 0 77.02
35.3 58.9 mph, Ajmal has gone through Tharanga, and then taken off on a run, the doosra, bowled with superb control, tossed up around off, draws Tharanga forward, he leaves a gap between bat and pad as he plays down the original line, the ball turns in a tad to go through the gate and rattle the stumps 161/5
View dismissal MF Maharoof c Misbah-ul-Haq b Saeed Ajmal 2 8 8 0 0 25.00
37.1 51.4 mph, Ajmal strikes again, what is it with Sri Lanka and Powerplays, Maharoof goes for the sweep, it is the doosra, turns away from his swing, he can only spoon it off the toe end of the bat to square leg 165/6
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Umar Gul 4 12 16 1 0 25.00
40.3 he's been given, Kula looks surprised as he walks back, 150th ODI wicket for Gul, who dug in the angled bouncer to Kula, it reared up around head height, he looked to pull it but could only edge it down the leg side to the keeper 172/7
S Prasanna not out 5 23 17 0 0 29.41
View dismissal SL Malinga b Aizaz Cheema 1 10 6 0 0 16.66
44.4 57.9 mph, a miss and a hit, Malinga departs, he backs away and has a heave, looking to go over midwicket, is nowhere near the line of the length ball which crashes into the stumps 187/9
View dismissal RAS Lakmal c Nasir Jamshed b Saeed Ajmal 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
45.4 86.0 mph, that is it for Sri Lanka, down the wicket, tries to hit his way out of confusion, not a bad approach, but he gets too much under this tossed up ball as he charges at it, and scoops it up for long off to run in and slide forward to complete the catch 188/10
Extras (lb 5, w 4) 9
  Total (all out; 45.4 overs) 188 (4.11 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Umar Gul 8 1 20 2 2.50 35 0 0 (2w)
8.4 to Chandimal, 55.7 mph, Younis Khan the outstanding slip catcher pouches a stunner, Chandimal ended up guiding the sharp straightening length delivery between the keeper and Younis at wide slip, nothing shot, Younis quickly goes low to his left and snaps it up cleanly, how many batsmen does this shot consume in limited-overs cricket, they check for the no-ball, it was close, but Gul had some part of his foot behind the crease 47/3
40.3 to Kulasekara, he's been given, Kula looks surprised as he walks back, 150th ODI wicket for Gul, who dug in the angled bouncer to Kula, it reared up around head height, he looked to pull it but could only edge it down the leg side to the keeper 172/7
View wickets Aizaz Cheema 9 0 43 4 4.77 35 7 0 (2w)
5.1 to Jayawardene, 84.8 mph, well, Cheema has a wicket after all those boundaries, can't say he deserved this one, Jayawardene came charging out and absolutely middled this pitched up delivery, he just did not get enough elevation as he looked to go over the off-side infield, and found extra cover, where Hafeez held onto a sharp high take 33/1
7.1 to Dilshan, 85.8 mph, Cheema has his revenge, he has bounced Dilshan out, Dilshan went for the pull even as the ball reared at him very quickly from back of a length, in no position at all for the shot, still plays it, a top-edge results, Ajmal manages to hold on somehow as he tumbles forward around midwicket, seems to have hurt his leg a bit 43/2
42.1 to Sangakkara, 55.1 mph, and he's struck first ball, a furious Sanga trudges off, he gave Cheema the charge immediately, looked to swing a length ball from outside off through midwicket, but the massive inside edge disturbed his stumps, Sanga swishes his bat angrily in the air as he looks at the damage behind him 182/8
44.4 to Malinga, 57.9 mph, a miss and a hit, Malinga departs, he backs away and has a heave, looking to go over midwicket, is nowhere near the line of the length ball which crashes into the stumps 187/9
  Mohammad Hafeez 10 0 40 0 4.00 28 2 0
View wicket Hammad Azam 4 0 21 1 5.25 9 1 0
14.3 to Thirimanne, 85.8 mph, gone, Pakistan's catching has been high quality today, Umar Akmal latches on now at point, it was a very wide delivery, Thirimanne went down on his knee to try and guide it past Akmal, but ended up hitting it close to his right, Akmal moved quickly, got his body behind the line of the ball and took it safely 65/4
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 8.4 1 27 3 3.11 34 1 1
35.3 to Tharanga, 58.9 mph, Ajmal has gone through Tharanga, and then taken off on a run, the doosra, bowled with superb control, tossed up around off, draws Tharanga forward, he leaves a gap between bat and pad as he plays down the original line, the ball turns in a tad to go through the gate and rattle the stumps 161/5
37.1 to Maharoof, 51.4 mph, Ajmal strikes again, what is it with Sri Lanka and Powerplays, Maharoof goes for the sweep, it is the doosra, turns away from his swing, he can only spoon it off the toe end of the bat to square leg 165/6
45.4 to Lakmal, 86.0 mph, that is it for Sri Lanka, down the wicket, tries to hit his way out of confusion, not a bad approach, but he gets too much under this tossed up ball as he charges at it, and scoops it up for long off to run in and slide forward to complete the catch 188/10
  Shahid Afridi 6 0 32 0 5.33 14 3 0
  Pakistan innings (target: 189 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c Chandimal b Prasanna 11 52 35 1 0 31.42
11.2 what a tame dismissal, but the bowler deserves credit for this one, he has done Hafeez in the flight, enticed him forward, then it dipped on him, Hafeez, already stretching a long way, went for the cover drive nevertheless, and only got it as far as backward point who dived forward to take a low catch 31/2
View dismissal Nasir Jamshed c Tharanga b Lakmal 18 39 25 3 0 72.00
8.4 Jamshed has fallen to the pull, Dilshan had gone the same way, hurried into the shot by a skiddy short ball outside off, and only ends up lobbing it for mid on to come in and settle under it 29/1
View dismissal Younis Khan c Maharoof b Lakmal 2 19 11 0 0 18.18
12.5 and another one goes, Pakistan in big trouble, a hole that they have dug for themselves with a timid start, Younis looking to flick vigorously through midwicket, he had fallen on this shot against Bangladesh too, what a catch from Maharoof, though, it was dying on him as he ran in from mid on, got his hands to it, but it almost rolled out as he went down on the ground, he somehow balanced it in one hand, even as it whirred on his palm like a spinning top 33/3
Misbah-ul-Haq* not out 72 131 93 9 1 77.41
View dismissal Umar Akmal c Tharanga b Maharoof 77 121 72 7 2 106.94
38.6 he perishes, but after having set up Pakistan's win, wanted to finish it with another six over midwicket, instead he ended up hitting it high, almost vertically, in the air, I don't envy the fielder who has to settle under it, it is Tharanga, and he does a very good job in the end, tumbles down on the ground around midwicket, remains there for a moment, but he has pouched it 185/4
Hammad Azam not out 4 2 5 1 0 80.00
Extras (lb 1, w 2, nb 2) 5
  Total (4 wickets; 39.5 overs) 189 (4.74 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  SL Malinga 8 1 44 0 5.50 26 6 0
  KMDN Kulasekara 7 2 22 0 3.14 31 3 0
View wickets RAS Lakmal 8 1 37 2 4.62 31 5 0 (2nb)
8.4 to Nasir Jamshed, Jamshed has fallen to the pull, Dilshan had gone the same way, hurried into the shot by a skiddy short ball outside off, and only ends up lobbing it for mid on to come in and settle under it 29/1
12.5 to Younis Khan, and another one goes, Pakistan in big trouble, a hole that they have dug for themselves with a timid start, Younis looking to flick vigorously through midwicket, he had fallen on this shot against Bangladesh too, what a catch from Maharoof, though, it was dying on him as he ran in from mid on, got his hands to it, but it almost rolled out as he went down on the ground, he somehow balanced it in one hand, even as it whirred on his palm like a spinning top 33/3
View wicket S Prasanna 7.5 1 49 1 6.25 26 5 2
11.2 to Mohammad Hafeez, what a tame dismissal, but the bowler deserves credit for this one, he has done Hafeez in the flight, enticed him forward, then it dipped on him, Hafeez, already stretching a long way, went for the cover drive nevertheless, and only got it as far as backward point who dived forward to take a low catch 31/2
View wicket MF Maharoof 7 0 23 1 3.28 28 0 1 (2w)
38.6 to Umar Akmal, he perishes, but after having set up Pakistan's win, wanted to finish it with another six over midwicket, instead he ended up hitting it high, almost vertically, in the air, I don't envy the fielder who has to settle under it, it is Tharanga, and he does a very good job in the end, tumbles down on the ground around midwicket, remains there for a moment, but he has pouched it 185/4
  TM Dilshan 2 0 13 0 6.50 5 2 0

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Points - Pakistan 5, Sri Lanka 0
Player of the match - Aizaz Cheema (Pakistan)
Umpires - SJ Davis (Australia) and PR Reiffel (Australia)
TV umpire - Sharfuddoula
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - Masudur Rahman

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 52 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 9.4 overs (58 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 60/3 in 13.4 overs (KC Sangakkara 18, HDRL Thirimanne 4)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 11 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 25.2 overs (152 balls), Extras 6
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (KC Sangakkara 20, WU Tharanga 30, Ex 0)
    • WU Tharanga: 50 off 66 balls (3 x 4)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 75 balls (4 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 33.3 overs (201 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 158/4 in 35.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 55, WU Tharanga 57)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 13 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 188/10 in 45.4 overs (S Prasanna 5)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 31 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 29 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 48/3 in 16.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 13, Umar Akmal 4)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 16.2 overs (98 balls), Extras 0
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (Misbah-ul-Haq 25, Umar Akmal 24, Ex 1)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 25.6 overs (156 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 124/3 in 31.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 47, Umar Akmal 44)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 78 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 124 balls (Misbah-ul-Haq 48, Umar Akmal 49, Ex 3)
    • Umar Akmal: 50 off 54 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 41 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 35.2 overs (214 balls), Extras 4
    • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 155 balls (Misbah-ul-Haq 69, Umar Akmal 76, Ex 5)
 
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