Asia Cup - 1st match

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 16 runs

19.1

Shahid Afridi to Sangakkara, no run, First signs of spin. Full on the middle and off line, pushed back to the bowler

19.2

Shahid Afridi to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to defend

19.3

Shahid Afridi to Sangakkara, no run, just outside off, defended to the off side

19.4

Shahid Afridi to Sangakkara, 1 run, slightly short in length, Sanga goes back to chop it through backward point

19.5

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower, fuller but on the legs, turned wide of midwicket

19.6

Shahid Afridi to Sangakkara, no run, almost dragged on It was the slider going away from Sanga who shaped for a little cut shot and edged it past the off stump

Sri Lanka 84/2   Shahid Afridi 1-0-2-0

21.1

Shahid Afridi to Sangakkara, 1 run, slider outside off, pushed out to point

21.2

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run, loopy delivery, almost drops on the block hole, dug out by Mahela

21.3

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower, on the off stump line, eased down to long-on

21.4

Shahid Afridi to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes back to work it towards deep midwicket

21.5

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, straightens on the leg and middle line, wristed to short fine-leg

21.6

Shahid Afridi to Sangakkara, no run, gets forward to push it to the off side

Sri Lanka 94/2   Shahid Afridi 2-0-6-0

23.1

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, leans forward to play a square drive to deep point

23.2

Shahid Afridi to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets forward to ping long-on

23.3

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, gets back to clip it past square-leg

23.4

Shahid Afridi to Sangakkara, no run, leans forward to drive to covers

23.5

Shahid Afridi to Sangakkara, 1 run, works this to the right of the fielder at covers for a single

23.6

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, FOUR, Delicious hit over covers. He leaned forward and lifted it inside-out over extra cover

Sri Lanka 111/2   Shahid Afridi 3-0-14-0

25.1

Shahid Afridi to Sangakkara, OUT, 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.

KC Sangakkara c Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 42 (85m 63b 4x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

25.2

Shahid Afridi to Samaraweera, 1 run, quicker, the quickest he has bowled today or so it seems, full and on the off and middle line, pushed down to long-off

25.3

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run

25.4

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run, slower this time, much slower, on the leg and middle line, Mahela tries to dab it to the on side and checks the shot. The ball lobs down the wicket but doesn't reach the bowler

25.5

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run, stays back to defend to the off side

25.6

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 2 runs, drags it shorter and Mahela cuts to deep point

Sri Lanka 122/3   Shahid Afridi 4-0-17-1

27.1

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run

27.2

Shahid Afridi to Samaraweera, no run, just outside off stump, skids on, mistimes the cut shot

27.3

Shahid Afridi to Samaraweera, 1 run, full delivery, on driven for a single

27.4

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the off and middle line, paddled away for a single

27.5

Shahid Afridi to Samaraweera, 1 run, same delivery and Samarweera plays the off drive and picks up a single to long-off

27.6

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, slightly short in length and outside off, cut to deep point

Sri Lanka 131/3   Shahid Afridi 5-0-22-1

29.1

Shahid Afridi to Samaraweera, no run, leans forward to drive back to Afridi

29.2

Shahid Afridi to Samaraweera, 1 run, googly on the middle and leg line, clipped through midwicket ..

29.3

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller, around off stump line, wristed to square-leg for a single and that's his 50. 53rd ODI Fifty. As ever a stylish innings.

29.4

Shahid Afridi to Samaraweera, 1 run, slower, loopier, on the middle and leg, eased to long-on

29.5

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run, the quickish skidder just outside off, Mahela plays the little cut but can't beat backward point

29.6

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 2 runs, drops it slightly short and drifts to the leg and middle line, Mahela works it away to fine-leg region

Sri Lanka 142/3   Shahid Afridi 6-0-27-1

35.1

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, no run, outside off stump, punched to point

35.2

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, 1 run, full and outside off stump, pushed through covers

35.3

Shahid Afridi to Maharoof, 1 run, floated full outside off stump, shapes to defend and the ball rolls to short third man

35.4

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, no run, in the channel outside off, quicker and goes past the cut

35.5

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, no run, skids outside off again, left alone

35.6

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, 1 run, on the middle, straightens and Afridi thought he had his man trapped but the bat comes around at the last minute to turn the ball to square-leg

Sri Lanka 163/6   Shahid Afridi 7-0-30-1

37.1

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, no run, sharp legbreak Whoa! It landed on the middle and spun past the defensive prod

37.2

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, no run, fuller, around off, pushed back to the bowler

37.3

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, 1 run, lands on the off and middle and slides in. worked behind square-leg

37.4

Shahid Afridi to Kulasekara, 2 runs, around the off and middle, turned through the vacant spaces at midwicket .. and they come back for the second run.. Afridi is not happy with his fielders and says, "Kya ho raha hai yeh?!" (What's happening out there?)

37.5

Shahid Afridi to Kulasekara, 1 run, gets forward to dab it away for a single

37.6

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, 1 run, Another little dab to midwicket and Kamran runs after the ball

Sri Lanka 173/7   Shahid Afridi 8-0-35-1

39.1

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, 1 run, reaches forward and works the ball from the off stump to backward square-leg

39.2

Shahid Afridi to Kulasekara, no run, just outside off, dabbed to backward point

39.3

Shahid Afridi to Kulasekara, 1 run, floated fuller, on the middle, eased to long-on

39.4

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, 1 run, quicker, skids to the middle and leg line, dabbed past square-leg

39.5

Shahid Afridi to Kulasekara, no run, gets forward to jab it to the on side

39.6

Shahid Afridi to Kulasekara, no run, Big turn For the second time today. He had slowed it up on that occasion and gave it some air and rip, and the ball gripped and turned past the defensive poke

Sri Lanka 177/7   Shahid Afridi 9-0-38-1

41.1

Shahid Afridi to Kulasekara, no run, leans forward to tap it wide of the non striker

41.2

Shahid Afridi to Kulasekara, 1 wide, Stumping chance missed. Not a surprise if you have followed Kamran's career. It was down the leg side and Kula had leaned forward to flick and lost balance and had stepped well out of the crease. But Kamran doesn't collect it cleanly. Oh well

41.2

Shahid Afridi to Kulasekara, no run, leans forward to defend

41.3

Shahid Afridi to Kulasekara, 1 run, works this through the on side for a single

41.4

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, no run, around the off stump lune, gets forward to defend

41.5

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, 2 runs, works it through the vacant on side- (in the circle ie) and will come back for the second run before the fielder could come in from the deep

41.6

Shahid Afridi to Mathews, 1 run, tip and run. It was pushed to short cover and away they run. The throw come to Kamran who breaks the stumps but Kula dives to get back in the crease

Sri Lanka 194/7   Shahid Afridi 10-0-43-1
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Photos

Jun 15, 2010

Kumar Sangakkara lets out a loud appeal, while Shahid Afridi struggles with cramps, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Dambulla, June 15, 2010

Kumar Sangakkara lets out a loud appeal, while Shahid Afridi struggles with cramps

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Jun 15, 2010

Shahid Afridi reaches one of his best centuries, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Dambulla, June 15, 2010

Shahid Afridi reaches one of his best centuries

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