Asia Cup, 1st Match: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla, Jun 15, 2010
Asia Cup - 1st match
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
15 June 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Salman Butt b Shoaib Akhtar 11 32 16 2 0 68.75
6.3 88.9 mph, Shoaib smiles. He spreads his arms. He doesn't run to nowhere like he used to do. Just stands there and walks towards his team-mates. Times they are changing. It was a short delivery outside off and Tharanga went for the cut but edged it to first slip. 31/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Umar Amin b Mohammad Asif 18 42 25 3 0 72.00
8.1 79.5 mph, Now it's the turn of Asif to smile. Courtesy a fab catch from Umar Amin. It was a gentle length delivery outside off and Dilshan goes for the on-the-up square drive. The ball flies and dips to the left of cover point where Amin dives to take it inches of the turf. It was dying on him and well to the left but he flung himself and got his palms under the ball. The Sri Lankan openers are back in the hut. The old firm of Sanga and Mahela are in. 36/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara*† c Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 42 85 63 4 0 66.66
25.1 59.2 mph, Sanga falls. No it's not a tourist sight and the sparse crowd is stunned. It was floated outside off, Sanga fetched it from there and whipped it left of short midwicket. Sharp catch. The 83-run partnership is over now. 119/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Shoaib Malik 54 101 64 3 0 84.37
31.3 50.1 mph, Mahela has been given out lbw and he doesn't seem to be too happy with the decision. Reason? There was a bottom edge there. Hence the reaction from Mahela. It was a flighted off break around off stump and Mahela went for the reverse sweep and edged it to his pad. A fine innings but it's over now. Vital moment this. 150 for 4. The game could tilt either way now. Will Pakistan get ahead or will Sri Lanka move on? 150/4
View dismissal TT Samaraweera c Umar Akmal b Abdul Razzaq 17 29 22 0 0 77.27
32.1 79.7 mph, And Pakistan get ahead with another strike. Soft dismissal. Samaraweera is angry with himself and crashes his bat on his pad as he walks off. It was a full delivery well outside off and Samaraweera square drove it straight to backward point. The bottom-hand came of the handle on point of impact and he couldn't control the shot. He ended up slicing it 150/5
AD Mathews not out 55 83 61 4 0 90.16
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c Umar Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar 2 12 6 0 0 33.33
34.6 88.8 mph, Again Shoaib smiles gently. He spreads his arms and walks slowly towards his team-mates. It was delivered from a short run-up, a short delivery outside off and the batsman went for the cut shot. The ball flew quickly and slightly low to backward point where it was swallowed on the rebound. The ball popped out but the fielder dived forward to secure it. The catching has been pretty good today. Sri Lanka slid further. That Mahela wicket was indeed the turning point 160/6
View dismissal MF Maharoof c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar 1 6 3 0 0 33.33
36.5 86.9 mph, That smile again. That gentle jog again. No wild celebrations. The left hand slowly goes up and a smile creases his face. It was a length delivery that straightened outside off stump, Maharoof, who had left the previous delivery alone, had a poke at this one. Mistake. Gone! 168/7
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara b Mohammad Amir 14 37 27 0 0 51.85
45.6 86.7 mph, Yorked! Kula took a step out and to the on side and went for the big hit but missed. Timber! He ended up yorking himself by moving forward there. 211/8
View dismissal SL Malinga b Mohammad Amir 16 19 12 1 1 133.33
49.4 76.2 mph, moves outside leg and is cleaned up by the slower one. He had a slog and a miss. Quite a handy contribution from Malinga; could prove very vital in the end 239/9
M Muralitharan not out 1 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 5, w 6) 11
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 228 mins) 242 (4.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Shoaib Akhtar 10 1 41 3 4.10 33 3 0
6.3 to Tharanga, 88.9 mph, Shoaib smiles. He spreads his arms. He doesn't run to nowhere like he used to do. Just stands there and walks towards his team-mates. Times they are changing. It was a short delivery outside off and Tharanga went for the cut but edged it to first slip. 31/1
34.6 to Kapugedera, 88.8 mph, Again Shoaib smiles gently. He spreads his arms and walks slowly towards his team-mates. It was delivered from a short run-up, a short delivery outside off and the batsman went for the cut shot. The ball flew quickly and slightly low to backward point where it was swallowed on the rebound. The ball popped out but the fielder dived forward to secure it. The catching has been pretty good today. Sri Lanka slid further. That Mahela wicket was indeed the turning point 160/6
36.5 to Maharoof, 86.9 mph, That smile again. That gentle jog again. No wild celebrations. The left hand slowly goes up and a smile creases his face. It was a length delivery that straightened outside off stump, Maharoof, who had left the previous delivery alone, had a poke at this one. Mistake. Gone! 168/7
View wicket Mohammad Asif 9 0 55 1 6.11 29 7 1 (1w)
8.1 to Dilshan, 79.5 mph, Now it's the turn of Asif to smile. Courtesy a fab catch from Umar Amin. It was a gentle length delivery outside off and Dilshan goes for the on-the-up square drive. The ball flies and dips to the left of cover point where Amin dives to take it inches of the turf. It was dying on him and well to the left but he flung himself and got his palms under the ball. The Sri Lankan openers are back in the hut. The old firm of Sanga and Mahela are in. 36/2
View wickets Mohammad Amir 10 1 57 2 5.70 28 5 0 (1w)
45.6 to Kulasekara, 86.7 mph, Yorked! Kula took a step out and to the on side and went for the big hit but missed. Timber! He ended up yorking himself by moving forward there. 211/8
49.4 to Malinga, 76.2 mph, moves outside leg and is cleaned up by the slower one. He had a slog and a miss. Quite a handy contribution from Malinga; could prove very vital in the end 239/9
View wicket Abdul Razzaq 8 0 27 1 3.37 24 0 0 (2w)
32.1 to Samaraweera, 79.7 mph, And Pakistan get ahead with another strike. Soft dismissal. Samaraweera is angry with himself and crashes his bat on his pad as he walks off. It was a full delivery well outside off and Samaraweera square drove it straight to backward point. The bottom-hand came of the handle on point of impact and he couldn't control the shot. He ended up slicing it 150/5
View wicket Shahid Afridi 10 0 43 1 4.30 25 1 0 (1w)
25.1 to Sangakkara, 59.2 mph, Sanga falls. No it's not a tourist sight and the sparse crowd is stunned. It was floated outside off, Sanga fetched it from there and whipped it left of short midwicket. Sharp catch. The 83-run partnership is over now. 119/3
View wicket Shoaib Malik 3 0 14 1 4.66 10 1 0 (1w)
31.3 to Jayawardene, 50.1 mph, Mahela has been given out lbw and he doesn't seem to be too happy with the decision. Reason? There was a bottom edge there. Hence the reaction from Mahela. It was a flighted off break around off stump and Mahela went for the reverse sweep and edged it to his pad. A fine innings but it's over now. Vital moment this. 150 for 4. The game could tilt either way now. Will Pakistan get ahead or will Sri Lanka move on? 150/4
  Pakistan innings (target: 243 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Shahzaib Hasan c Malinga b Mathews 11 64 33 1 0 33.33
13.2 79.5 mph, Shahzaib combusts. It was a short-of-length delivery cutting into him and Shahzaib tries to slog it over mid-on but makes contact with the top half of the bat due to the bounce. The ball lobs gently towards mid-on. It was a very struggling innings and it's over now. 32/4
View dismissal Salman Butt b Malinga 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
1.3 88.4 mph, Hasta la vista baby! Full, pacy and the middle stump has been pegged back. It landed full in length, landed on the off and middle line and seamed in to go through the bat and pad gap. Clatter! Butt went neither forward or back and groped blindly outside the line. 0/1
View dismissal Umar Amin c †Sangakkara b Malinga 7 25 26 0 0 26.92
7.3 88.3 mph, Malinga follows the slower one with a bouncer that does the trick. It climbed rapidly on Umar Amin who went for the pull but was beaten by the pace. The top edge saw the ball swirling down towards Sangakkara who had to lunge out in the end to take it. Pakistan 11 for 2 and wobbling. 11/2
View dismissal Shoaib Malik c †Sangakkara b Mathews 8 22 14 0 0 57.14
11.6 79.4 mph, And the pressure gets to him. Shoaib Malik rushes down the track, looking for the big hit but Angelo shortened the length. Malik tried to go through with the shot and went for an on-the-up hit but only managed to edge it. 28/3
View dismissal Umar Akmal run out (Dilshan) 30 57 40 0 0 75.00
24.1 from Malinga, Umar is run out by Dilshan. It was pushed towards short cover point and he set for a risky single. Afridi sends him back. Meanwhile, Dilshan had moved to his left from short cover, picked the ball and fired the direct hit. Gone! A good partnership ends. Game changes again. Fascinating. 105/5
View dismissal Shahid Afridi* c †Sangakkara b Muralitharan 109 130 76 8 7 143.42
40.5 55.1 mph, What a catch. Stunning reflex from Sanga but stand up and applaud for Shahid Afridi. What a treat to watch. What a special knock. It was a ripping off break that turned and bounced into Afridi who trying to back away for the cut shot. He ended up jabbing it of his gloves to right of the keeper. Sanga was moving his hands to outside leg, coverin for the original trajectory, but reacts very quickly to lunge across to his right and behind him to take a stunner. A special innings took a very good delivery and a special catch to come to an end. 205/7
View dismissal Kamran Akmal run out (†Sangakkara/Muralitharan) 14 33 26 1 0 53.84
31.2 Muralitharan to Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal is run out Oh dear ... Caught in a yes and no situation. Afridi had tapped the doosra to short point region and took couple of steps down the track and Kamran hared down the track. Afridi saw Sanga rush towards the ball and froze. He shouted out at Kamran to get back. Too late. Sanga threw the ball to Murali who removed the bails. 154/6
Abdul Razzaq not out 26 75 46 2 0 56.52
View dismissal Mohammad Amir b Malinga 5 15 14 0 0 35.71
44.2 86.5 mph, What a fabulicious delivery! too good for Aamer! It was full in length, landed on the off and middle and Aamer actually tried his best to defend it and get some bat on it. But the ball shaped away late to hit the off stump. Waqar Younis stares on from the dressing room. Nervous tension in that camp. 217/8
View dismissal Shoaib Akhtar c Mathews b Malinga 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
44.5 76.9 mph, What an awesome slower one delivery from Malinga! For sure, Shoaib wasn't expecting. He was probably thinking of a yorker. Even a bouncer. And there comes a lovely loopy dipping slower one. Shoaib is stunned, gets forward and just pushes out at it. Checks his shot. And the ball lobs towards mid-off. Malinga roars. And they then they were one. What a game this has been. What will happen now? Oh what drama. What a roller-coaster ride. What tension 219/9
View dismissal Mohammad Asif b Malinga 0 9 2 0 0 0.00
46.6 Would you believe it? Malinga had one delivery at Asif. Just one delivery. It was to be the end of his spell. And what does he do? He fires it on a length, it lands on the middle and it moves towards off and middle line. Asif didn't have the skill to cope with it. His back leg was moving towards leg stump even as he stabbed in thin air. Leather on wood. Clatter! Game over! Spare a thought for Shahid Afridi. What a great innings it was but he had to finish up on the losing side. 226/10
Extras (lb 5, w 10) 15
  Total (all out; 47 overs; 224 mins) 226 (4.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  KMDN Kulasekara 9 1 25 0 2.77 40 1 0 (2w)
View wickets SL Malinga 10 0 34 5 3.40 40 2 0 (3w)
1.3 to Salman Butt, 88.4 mph, Hasta la vista baby! Full, pacy and the middle stump has been pegged back. It landed full in length, landed on the off and middle line and seamed in to go through the bat and pad gap. Clatter! Butt went neither forward or back and groped blindly outside the line. 0/1
7.3 to Umar Amin, 88.3 mph, Malinga follows the slower one with a bouncer that does the trick. It climbed rapidly on Umar Amin who went for the pull but was beaten by the pace. The top edge saw the ball swirling down towards Sangakkara who had to lunge out in the end to take it. Pakistan 11 for 2 and wobbling. 11/2
44.2 to Mohammad Amir, 86.5 mph, What a fabulicious delivery! too good for Aamer! It was full in length, landed on the off and middle and Aamer actually tried his best to defend it and get some bat on it. But the ball shaped away late to hit the off stump. Waqar Younis stares on from the dressing room. Nervous tension in that camp. 217/8
44.5 to Shoaib Akhtar, 76.9 mph, What an awesome slower one delivery from Malinga! For sure, Shoaib wasn't expecting. He was probably thinking of a yorker. Even a bouncer. And there comes a lovely loopy dipping slower one. Shoaib is stunned, gets forward and just pushes out at it. Checks his shot. And the ball lobs towards mid-off. Malinga roars. And they then they were one. What a game this has been. What will happen now? Oh what drama. What a roller-coaster ride. What tension 219/9
46.6 to Mohammad Asif, Would you believe it? Malinga had one delivery at Asif. Just one delivery. It was to be the end of his spell. And what does he do? He fires it on a length, it lands on the middle and it moves towards off and middle line. Asif didn't have the skill to cope with it. His back leg was moving towards leg stump even as he stabbed in thin air. Leather on wood. Clatter! Game over! Spare a thought for Shahid Afridi. What a great innings it was but he had to finish up on the losing side. 226/10
View wickets AD Mathews 10 1 38 2 3.80 35 3 0 (3w)
11.6 to Shoaib Malik, 79.4 mph, And the pressure gets to him. Shoaib Malik rushes down the track, looking for the big hit but Angelo shortened the length. Malik tried to go through with the shot and went for an on-the-up hit but only managed to edge it. 28/3
13.2 to Shahzaib Hasan, 79.5 mph, Shahzaib combusts. It was a short-of-length delivery cutting into him and Shahzaib tries to slog it over mid-on but makes contact with the top half of the bat due to the bounce. The ball lobs gently towards mid-on. It was a very struggling innings and it's over now. 32/4
  MF Maharoof 8 0 53 0 6.62 23 3 2 (1w)
View wicket M Muralitharan 10 0 71 1 7.10 30 3 5 (1w)
40.5 to Shahid Afridi, 55.1 mph, What a catch. Stunning reflex from Sanga but stand up and applaud for Shahid Afridi. What a treat to watch. What a special knock. It was a ripping off break that turned and bounced into Afridi who trying to back away for the cut shot. He ended up jabbing it of his gloves to right of the keeper. Sanga was moving his hands to outside leg, coverin for the original trajectory, but reacts very quickly to lunge across to his right and behind him to take a stunner. A special innings took a very good delivery and a special catch to come to an end. 205/7

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Points - Sri Lanka 4, Pakistan 0
ODI debuts - Shahzaib Hasan and Umar Amin (Pakistan)
Player of the match - Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and BR Doctrove (West Indies)
TV umpire - SS Hazare (India)
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - RMPJ Rambukwella

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 9.6 overs (61 balls), Extras 3
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 66/2 in 15.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 19, DPMD Jayawardene 14)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (KC Sangakkara 26, DPMD Jayawardene 22, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 22.6 overs (141 balls), Extras 7
    • DPMD Jayawardene: 50 off 59 balls (3 x 4)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 147/3 in 31.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 54, TT Samaraweera 14)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 31.2 overs (192 balls), Extras 8
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 43.4 overs (267 balls), Extras 10
    • Power Play 3: Overs 44.1 - 49.0
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 57 balls (4 x 4)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 242/9 in 50.0 overs (AD Mathews 55, M Muralitharan 1)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 47/4 in 15.0 overs (Umar Akmal 0, Shahid Afridi 14)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 15.4 overs (98 balls), Extras 7
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (Umar Akmal 21, Shahid Afridi 33, Ex 1)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 23.1 overs (143 balls), Extras 7
    • Shahid Afridi: 50 off 33 balls (1 x 4, 5 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 30.6 overs (191 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 150/5 in 31.0 overs (Shahid Afridi 70, Kamran Akmal 14)
    • Shahid Afridi: 100 off 68 balls (8 x 4, 6 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 40.2 overs (251 balls), Extras 14
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (Shahid Afridi 35, Abdul Razzaq 12, Ex 4)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 42.1 - 47.0
 
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