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)

Aizaz Cheema to Jayawardene, OUT, 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

DPMD Jayawardene c Mohammad Hafeez b Aizaz Cheema 12 (26m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Sri Lanka 33/1   TM Dilshan 17* (16b 4x4)   Aizaz Cheema 2.1-0-21-1

Aizaz Cheema to Dilshan, OUT, 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

TM Dilshan c Saeed Ajmal b Aizaz Cheema 20 (39m 20b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sri Lanka 43/2   KC Sangakkara 5* (8b 1x4)   Aizaz Cheema 3.1-0-25-2

Umar Gul to Chandimal, OUT, 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

LD Chandimal c Younis Khan b Umar Gul 0 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 47/3   KC Sangakkara 9* (13b 2x4)   Umar Gul 4.4-0-13-1

Hammad Azam to Thirimanne, OUT, 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

HDRL Thirimanne c Umar Akmal b Hammad Azam 7 (27m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.88

Sri Lanka 65/4   KC Sangakkara 20* (30b 3x4)   Hammad Azam 1.3-0-6-1

Saeed Ajmal to Tharanga, OUT, 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

WU Tharanga b Saeed Ajmal 57 (72m 74b 4x4 0x6) SR: 77.02

Sri Lanka 161/5   KC Sangakkara 58* (82b 4x4)   Saeed Ajmal 3.3-0-11-1

Saeed Ajmal to Maharoof, OUT, 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

MF Maharoof c Misbah-ul-Haq b Saeed Ajmal 2 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Sri Lanka 165/6   KC Sangakkara 60* (84b 4x4)   Saeed Ajmal 4.1-0-11-2

Umar Gul to Kulasekara, OUT, 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

KMDN Kulasekara c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Umar Gul 4 (12m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Sri Lanka 172/7   KC Sangakkara 63* (88b 4x4)   Umar Gul 7.3-1-19-2

Aizaz Cheema to Sangakkara, OUT, 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

KC Sangakkara b Aizaz Cheema 71 (150m 92b 4x4 1x6) SR: 77.17

Sri Lanka 182/8   S Prasanna 1* (6b)   Aizaz Cheema 7.1-0-39-3

Aizaz Cheema to Malinga, OUT, 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

SL Malinga b Aizaz Cheema 1 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Sri Lanka 187/9   S Prasanna 4* (15b)   Aizaz Cheema 8.4-0-43-4

Saeed Ajmal to Lakmal, OUT, 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

RAS Lakmal c Nasir Jamshed b Saeed Ajmal 0 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 188/10   S Prasanna 5* (17b)   Saeed Ajmal 8.4-1-27-3





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