Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 4th ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jun 16, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 44 runs
16 June 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Younis Khan b Umar Gul 4 9 8 1 0 50.00
2.2 a sharp slip catch by Younis. Loose shot from Tharanga. Short of a length, outside off, holding the line a bit if anything, and Tharanga drives at it without any foot movement. It's a healthy edge to the left of second slip, and YK is alert there 9/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 24 74 47 2 0 51.06
16.1 Hafeez's golden arm strikes first ball. Premeditated sweep first ball. Dilshan misses the ball completely. On a length, just outside off, turning in slightly, hits him in front of middle and off. That's dead plumb 64/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Azhar Ali b Saeed Ajmal 97 173 130 7 3 74.61
44.2 Azhar has pulled off a blinder. Or has he? They are checking the replays. Pulled towards deep midwicket as Ajmal follows him. Cramped for room, he doesn't make a good connection. Azhar rushes in from deep midwicket, and dives forward to catch a low catch. After many replays and zoom-ins, the umpires are satisfied he got the finger underneath it. Sanga is not too pleased with the decision. Or perhaps he is just upset he missed out on a ton 204/5
View dismissal LD Chandimal b Mohammad Hafeez 18 28 30 2 0 60.00
25.3 Two dots and gone. Chandi feels like he needs to do something extraordinary. Looks to make room and cut a length ball, and Hafeez hits the off stump. Chandimal really does show the pressure if you can block his singles 90/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* b Sohail Tanvir 40 72 50 4 0 80.00
43.4 you can try all the fancy-shmancy slower balls, but I don't know many batsmen who can hit these. Yorker, angling in, headed for the base of the stumps, beats the open face, and uproots the leg pole 200/4
View dismissal NLTC Perera c Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 8 15 9 1 0 88.88
46.1 Pakistan hold another catch. Perera tries the slog again. Clears the front leg, and swings. Not quite full enough for him, and hence the top edge into the deep on the leg side 214/6
AD Mathews not out 10 33 11 0 0 90.90
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne run out (Shahid Afridi) 13 12 9 1 1 144.44
48.3 from Umar Gul, Finally somebody hits the stumps direct when it matters. Low full toss, near yorker, dug out to point, tries to steal the single, Afridi hits the non-striker's end's stumps down. Beats him by half a frame. On the line when the bail comes off. Afridi is pretty thrilled with this 237/7
View dismissal KMDN Kulasekara b Sohail Tanvir 3 7 5 0 0 60.00
49.5 Timber. Short of a length. Kula stays back and swings, aiming for midwicket. Is beaten, and is bowled. This dismissal not only gets Pakistan a dot, it also keeps Mathews off strike for the last ball 243/8
SL Malinga not out 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 10, w 11) 26
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs; 215 mins) 243 (4.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Umar Gul 8 1 51 1 6.37 29 4 3 (3w)
2.2 to Tharanga, a sharp slip catch by Younis. Loose shot from Tharanga. Short of a length, outside off, holding the line a bit if anything, and Tharanga drives at it without any foot movement. It's a healthy edge to the left of second slip, and YK is alert there 9/1
View wickets Sohail Tanvir 10 2 43 2 4.30 37 3 1 (3w)
43.4 to Jayawardene, you can try all the fancy-shmancy slower balls, but I don't know many batsmen who can hit these. Yorker, angling in, headed for the base of the stumps, beats the open face, and uproots the leg pole 200/4
49.5 to Kulasekara, Timber. Short of a length. Kula stays back and swings, aiming for midwicket. Is beaten, and is bowled. This dismissal not only gets Pakistan a dot, it also keeps Mathews off strike for the last ball 243/8
  Shahid Afridi 10 0 36 0 3.60 34 2 0 (1w)
  Younis Khan 2 0 11 0 5.50 4 0 0 (3w)
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 10 1 50 2 5.00 33 7 0 (1w)
44.2 to Sangakkara, Azhar has pulled off a blinder. Or has he? They are checking the replays. Pulled towards deep midwicket as Ajmal follows him. Cramped for room, he doesn't make a good connection. Azhar rushes in from deep midwicket, and dives forward to catch a low catch. After many replays and zoom-ins, the umpires are satisfied he got the finger underneath it. Sanga is not too pleased with the decision. Or perhaps he is just upset he missed out on a ton 204/5
46.1 to Perera, Pakistan hold another catch. Perera tries the slog again. Clears the front leg, and swings. Not quite full enough for him, and hence the top edge into the deep on the leg side 214/6
View wickets Mohammad Hafeez 10 0 37 2 3.70 30 2 0
16.1 to Dilshan, Hafeez's golden arm strikes first ball. Premeditated sweep first ball. Dilshan misses the ball completely. On a length, just outside off, turning in slightly, hits him in front of middle and off. That's dead plumb 64/2
25.3 to Chandimal, Two dots and gone. Chandi feels like he needs to do something extraordinary. Looks to make room and cut a length ball, and Hafeez hits the off stump. Chandimal really does show the pressure if you can block his singles 90/3
  Pakistan innings (target: 244 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c Kulasekara b Malinga 0 2 5 0 0 0.00
0.5 Another duck for Hafeez. Professor has become a duck farmer. Digs this in short. Malinga is a man with a plan. The fine leg is much squarer than regulation, a long leg, and Hafeez goes for the pull in front of his face. And it goes straight down long leg's throat where Kulasekara makes no mistake, as Bob Willis would put it 0/1
Azhar Ali not out 81 217 126 4 1 64.28
View dismissal Asad Shafiq lbw b Weerakoon 25 54 34 2 0 73.52
13.4 Weerakoon takes 10 balls to claim his first international wicket. Shafiq will be disappointed he has missed a straight ball especially given Weerakoon hasn't turned any delivery so far. Pitched on a length, just outside off, Shafiq plays for the turn, and his inside edge is beaten by a long way. Hits him on the roll, in front of middle and leg. Given after a long appeal. Weera is thrilled. You have to give him credit. this ball actually slid in a little too 53/2
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Kulasekara b Malinga 57 111 77 4 0 74.02
37.3 against the run of play, Misbah has holed out. This is not over by a long way. What an effort from Kulasekara at mid-off. His two catches today, put against Gul's fielding, could be the difference tonight. Length ball from Malinga, Misbah camps back, opens up the stance slightly, and smashes it down the ground. It goes uppishly, to the right of mid-off, where Kulasekara completes a solid catch. This is timed perfectly, mind you. Superb anticipation from Kula 166/3
View dismissal Umar Akmal c †Sangakkara b Kulasekara 0 7 4 0 0 0.00
38.4 Kulasekara is everywhere. Smashing catches, and then a wicket. Loose from Akmal. Rattled by those bouncers from Malinga? Perhaps. This is a length ball outside off, Akmal doesn;t get close to it and drives. The ball holds its line, and takes a healthy edge through to Sanga 169/4
View dismissal Younis Khan c †Sangakkara b Perera 1 11 5 0 0 20.00
40.2 Gone. That man Perera again. Younis shuffles across the crease, Perera doesn;t lose his line, bowls short of a length, just outside off. YK tries to run it down, gets an edge, is caught by Snaga, and he walks off. This one just about held its line 176/5
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c Chandimal b Perera 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
40.3 and this is an Afridi special. It goes with the Afridi territory. Short of a length, just outside off, and he goes hard at the first ball he plays. Doesn't quite come on to the bat as well as he expects it to, and ends up lobbing it straight to short cover. Perera on a hat-trick 176/6
View dismissal Sarfraz Ahmed c Jayawardene b Perera 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
40.4 Perera has the hat-trick. The roof has come off the Premedasa stands. Jayawardene comes in at wide slip for the hat-trick ball. Perera bowls short of a length, just outside off, and Sarf pushes at it away from the body. The edge goes low to the left of Mahela, but the captain doesn't let his star allrounder down 176/7
View dismissal Sohail Tanvir run out (Perera) 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
40.6 from Perera, Perera is causing havoc out there. Pakistan are combusting out there. This man could fly and save kids from natural disasters tonight. Short of a length, into the body, hits the rib area, Azhar wants a leg-bye, then realises he is limping, and won't be able to make it. Sends Tanvir back. Perera fields, is air borne, and flicks it underarm, direct onto the stumps. This game is over 176/8
View dismissal Umar Gul c †Sangakkara b Mathews 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
41.2 now it's the other half of the Josephian Mafia. Short of a length, outside off, not doing much, Gul pushes at it, edges, and Sanga dives low to his right to complete the catch. End of a horrible night for Gul 179/9
View dismissal Saeed Ajmal c Thirimanne b Perera 12 15 14 1 0 85.71
44.6 and Sri Lanka are still diving and urgent. Bowled cross-seam, stops at him, and Ajmal lobs this towards mid-off. Thirimanne dives in front, and takes a low catch to finish this off 199/10
Extras (lb 9, w 14) 23
  Total (all out; 45 overs; 217 mins) 199 (4.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SL Malinga 7 0 30 2 4.28 26 3 0 (2w)
0.5 to Mohammad Hafeez, Another duck for Hafeez. Professor has become a duck farmer. Digs this in short. Malinga is a man with a plan. The fine leg is much squarer than regulation, a long leg, and Hafeez goes for the pull in front of his face. And it goes straight down long leg's throat where Kulasekara makes no mistake, as Bob Willis would put it 0/1
37.3 to Misbah-ul-Haq, against the run of play, Misbah has holed out. This is not over by a long way. What an effort from Kulasekara at mid-off. His two catches today, put against Gul's fielding, could be the difference tonight. Length ball from Malinga, Misbah camps back, opens up the stance slightly, and smashes it down the ground. It goes uppishly, to the right of mid-off, where Kulasekara completes a solid catch. This is timed perfectly, mind you. Superb anticipation from Kula 166/3
View wicket KMDN Kulasekara 9 0 36 1 4.00 38 4 0 (5w)
38.4 to Umar Akmal, Kulasekara is everywhere. Smashing catches, and then a wicket. Loose from Akmal. Rattled by those bouncers from Malinga? Perhaps. This is a length ball outside off, Akmal doesn;t get close to it and drives. The ball holds its line, and takes a healthy edge through to Sanga 169/4
View wicket AD Mathews 9 0 33 1 3.66 29 1 0 (2w)
41.2 to Umar Gul, now it's the other half of the Josephian Mafia. Short of a length, outside off, not doing much, Gul pushes at it, edges, and Sanga dives low to his right to complete the catch. End of a horrible night for Gul 179/9
View wicket S Weerakoon 10 0 49 1 4.90 19 0 0 (1w)
13.4 to Asad Shafiq, Weerakoon takes 10 balls to claim his first international wicket. Shafiq will be disappointed he has missed a straight ball especially given Weerakoon hasn't turned any delivery so far. Pitched on a length, just outside off, Shafiq plays for the turn, and his inside edge is beaten by a long way. Hits him on the roll, in front of middle and leg. Given after a long appeal. Weera is thrilled. You have to give him credit. this ball actually slid in a little too 53/2
View wickets NLTC Perera 10 1 42 4 4.20 34 3 1 (1w)
40.2 to Younis Khan, Gone. That man Perera again. Younis shuffles across the crease, Perera doesn;t lose his line, bowls short of a length, just outside off. YK tries to run it down, gets an edge, is caught by Snaga, and he walks off. This one just about held its line 176/5
40.3 to Shahid Afridi, and this is an Afridi special. It goes with the Afridi territory. Short of a length, just outside off, and he goes hard at the first ball he plays. Doesn't quite come on to the bat as well as he expects it to, and ends up lobbing it straight to short cover. Perera on a hat-trick 176/6
40.4 to Sarfraz Ahmed, Perera has the hat-trick. The roof has come off the Premedasa stands. Jayawardene comes in at wide slip for the hat-trick ball. Perera bowls short of a length, just outside off, and Sarf pushes at it away from the body. The edge goes low to the left of Mahela, but the captain doesn't let his star allrounder down 176/7
44.6 to Saeed Ajmal, and Sri Lanka are still diving and urgent. Bowled cross-seam, stops at him, and Ajmal lobs this towards mid-off. Thirimanne dives in front, and takes a low catch to finish this off 199/10

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 2-1
Player of the match - NLTC Perera (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - REJ Martinesz and PR Reiffel (Australia)
TV umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge
Match referee - BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - WN de Silva

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 11
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 10 runs, 1 wicket)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (TM Dilshan 23, KC Sangakkara 23, Ex 7)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 64/1 in 16.0 overs (TM Dilshan 24, KC Sangakkara 24)
    • Rain: Sri Lanka - 91/3 in 25.4 overs (KC Sangakkara 31, DPMD Jayawardene 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 28.6 overs (174 balls), Extras 14
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 49 runs, 0 wicket)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 99 balls (3 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (KC Sangakkara 31, DPMD Jayawardene 17, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 37.6 overs (228 balls), Extras 16
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 174/3 in 40.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 75, DPMD Jayawardene 37)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 100 balls (KC Sangakkara 57, DPMD Jayawardene 40, Ex 3)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 43.1 overs (259 balls), Extras 20
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 243/8 in 50.0 overs (AD Mathews 10, SL Malinga 0)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 29 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 12.6 overs (78 balls), Extras 8
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (Azhar Ali 18, Asad Shafiq 24, Ex 8)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 16.1 - 21.0 (Bowling side - 20 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 61/2 in 17.0 overs (Azhar Ali 24, Misbah-ul-Haq 4)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 24.6 overs (150 balls), Extras 12
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (Azhar Ali 18, Misbah-ul-Haq 28, Ex 4)
    • Azhar Ali: 50 off 95 balls (3 x 4)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 138/2 in 33.0 overs (Azhar Ali 52, Misbah-ul-Haq 44)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 34.3 overs (207 balls), Extras 17
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 24 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 68 balls (3 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 129 balls (Azhar Ali 42, Misbah-ul-Haq 50, Ex 9)
    • NLTC Perera took a hat-trick with the wickets of Younis Khan; Shahid Afridi and Sarfraz Ahmed
 
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