Asia Cup, 6th Match, Group A: Sri Lanka v United Arab Emirates at Lahore, Jun 26, 2008
Asia Cup - 6th match, Group A
Sri Lanka won by 142 runs
Played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (neutral venue)
26 June 2008 - night match (50-over match)
1.1

Fahad Alhashmi to Udawatte, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Udawatte steers it to third man for a single

1.4

Fahad Alhashmi to Udawatte, 1 wide, thats a huge wide outside the off stump

1.4

Fahad Alhashmi to Udawatte, no run, finds his line finally as he pitches one just outside the off stump and swinging away a touch. Udawatte has no other option but to let it go

1.5

Fahad Alhashmi to Udawatte, 1 wide, on the leg stump and swining in, now then the result can be guessed- it's a wide

1.5

Fahad Alhashmi to Udawatte, 3 runs, juicy full toss on the off stump, Udawatte's bottom hand comes off as he plays the whip shot, thus not imparting enough timing on the delivery. Nevertheless, it has enough to fetch him three runs

Sri Lanka 7/1   ML Udawatte 4* (3b)
2.1

Zahid Shah to Udawatte, no run, short outside the off stump, Udawatte looks to steer it away but gets a bottom edge back to the keeper

2.2

Zahid Shah to Udawatte, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Udawatte moves onto the backfoot and steers it wide of the point fielder for a single

2.5

Zahid Shah to Udawatte, no run, short outside the off stump, left alone by Udawatte

2.6

Zahid Shah to Udawatte, 1 leg bye, rapped high on the pads and the batsmen run across for a leg bye

Sri Lanka 12/1   ML Udawatte 5* (7b)
3.1

Fahad Alhashmi to Udawatte, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump, Udawatte looks to flick it away but is struck on the pads once again as they run across for a leg bye

3.6

Fahad Alhashmi to Udawatte, FOUR, fuller on the middle stump, Udawatte moves back and makes room for himself as he smashes it back past the bowler on the leg side for a boundary.

Sri Lanka 28/1   ML Udawatte 9* (9b 1x4)
4.5

Zahid Shah to Udawatte, no run, outside the off stump, Udawatte looks to let the delivery go but then changes his mind and defends it off the backfoot

4.6

Zahid Shah to Udawatte, no run, outside the off stump, Udawatte is looking to steer but gets a bottom edge back onto the pitch

Sri Lanka 29/1   ML Udawatte 9* (11b 1x4)
5.3

Aman Ali to Udawatte, 1 run, drifts down the leg side, Udawatte has an ugly swipe at it and gets a bottom edge back to third man for a single

Sri Lanka 37/1   ML Udawatte 10* (12b 1x4)
6.1

Zahid Shah to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, Udawatte pushes it to square leg for a single

6.6

Zahid Shah to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, Udawatte flicks it away to fine leg for a single

Sri Lanka 42/1   ML Udawatte 12* (14b 1x4)
7.1

Aman Ali to Udawatte, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump, Udawatte lofts it away to mid off for a couple

7.2

Aman Ali to Udawatte, FOUR, outside the off stump, Udawatte goes one better as he lofts it away over covers for a boundary

7.3

Aman Ali to Udawatte, FOUR, outside the off stump, Udawatte lofts it over long off for a boundary

7.4

Aman Ali to Udawatte, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, pushes it to long on for a single

Sri Lanka 53/1   ML Udawatte 23* (18b 3x4)
8.6

Zahid Shah to Udawatte, 1 run, outside the off stump, cut to third man for a single

Sri Lanka 72/1   ML Udawatte 24* (19b 3x4)
9.1

Saqib Ali to Udawatte, no run, short outside off, cut to point but no run taken

9.2

Saqib Ali to Udawatte, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Udawatte drives it to cover for a single

9.6

Saqib Ali to Udawatte, no run, outside the off stump, defends on the frontfoot

Sri Lanka 76/1   ML Udawatte 25* (22b 3x4)
10.5

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, on the leg stump, Udawatte looks to turn it away and is struck on his pads

10.6

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, 1 run, short outside the off stump, cut to deep point to retain the strike

Sri Lanka 80/1   ML Udawatte 26* (24b 3x4)
11.1

Saqib Ali to Udawatte, 2 runs, fuller in length outside the off stump, Udawatte drives it past cover into the outfield for a couple

11.2

Saqib Ali to Udawatte, 2 runs, on the leg stump, Udawatte turns it away on the leg side for another couple

11.3

Saqib Ali to Udawatte, no run, short outside the off stump, Udawatte looks to cut it away but is beaten by the late spin

11.4

Saqib Ali to Udawatte, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Udawatte comes forward and pushes it through the cover region for a single

Sri Lanka 85/1   ML Udawatte 31* (28b 3x4)
12.2

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, 2 runs, on the middle stump, Udawatte comes down the track and lofts it away to long on for a couple

12.3

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, outside the off stump, Udawatte comes onto the frontfoot and pushes it to cover

12.4

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, FOUR, the way he is playing, it seems as if Udawatte is on 1-2 routine as he comes down the track and lofts it away to long on for the boundary as mid on was in

12.5

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, FOUR, outside the off stump, Udawatte creams it past the cover fieldsman for a boundary to bring the 100 up

12.6

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, how did that miss the off stump? Udawatte has an ugly swipe and misses it as he is struck on the back leg. Could call him as being plumb but then Taufel see's it the other way round

Sri Lanka 102/1   ML Udawatte 41* (33b 5x4)
13.4

Saqib Ali to Udawatte, no run, outside the off stump, Udawatte comes forward and pushes it to mid on

13.5

Saqib Ali to Udawatte, 1 run, outside the off stump, Udawatte drives it to long off for a single

Sri Lanka 110/1   ML Udawatte 42* (35b 5x4)
14.1

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, short outside the off stump, Udawatte cuts and misses

14.2

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, on the middle stump, Udawatte comes forward and defends

14.3

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, on the off stump, defends on the frontfoot

14.4

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, OUT, outside the off stump, Udawatte steers it to short third man and sets off for a quick single and the fielder throws the stumps down with precision. Third Umpires help is sought and replays suggest that he was out and he flashes the red light

DPMD Jayawardene run out 61 (43b 9x4 0x6) SR: 141.86

Sri Lanka 114/2   ML Udawatte 42* (39b 5x4)
15.1

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes it to fine leg for a single

15.3

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, Udawatte comes down the track and pushes it to deep square leg for a single

15.6

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

15.6

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 run, pitches it on the leg stump once again as Udawatte sweeps it to fine leg for a single

Sri Lanka 128/2   ML Udawatte 45* (42b 5x4)
16.1

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, outside the off stump, Udawatte comes forward and defends it

16.2

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, 1 run, full in length outside the off stump, Udawatte comes forward and drives it to cover for a single

16.4

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Udawatte drives it down the track on the off side for a single

Sri Lanka 131/2   ML Udawatte 47* (45b 5x4)
17.1

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes it to midwicket for a single

17.3

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, eases it to fine leg

17.5

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, Udawatte pushes it to long on to bring up his half century

Sri Lanka 136/3   ML Udawatte 50* (48b 5x4)
18.4

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, 1 wide, long hop outside off, called a wide

18.4

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes it to fine leg for a single

Sri Lanka 142/3   ML Udawatte 51* (49b 5x4)
19.1

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, Udawatte pushes it to midwicket for a single

19.3

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 run, outside the off stump, Udawatte drives it to long on for a single

19.5

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 run, outside the off stump, Udawatte drives it to long on for a single

Sri Lanka 147/4   ML Udawatte 54* (52b 5x4)
20.1

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, Udawatte drives it back to the bowler

20.2

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump, Udawatte drives it to sweeper cover for a single

20.4

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, outside the off stump, the bounce deceives Udawatte as he is struck on the gloves

20.5

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, Udawatte pushes it to long on

Sri Lanka 150/4   ML Udawatte 56* (56b 5x4)
21.3

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, no run, on the off stump, Udawatte pushes it to mid on

21.4

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, no run, outside the off stump, Udawatte looks to pull it away but is beaten by the turn

21.5

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Udawatte pushes it to mid on for a single

Sri Lanka 155/4   ML Udawatte 57* (59b 5x4)
22.1

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, Udawatte pushes it to mid on for a single

22.3

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, on the leg stump, Udawatte looks to whip it away but does not beat the fielder at midwicket

22.4

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, on the leg stump, pushes it to midwicket again

22.5

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, outside the off stump, Udawatte pushes it to cover this time round

22.6

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, on the leg stump, pushes it back to the bowler

Sri Lanka 157/4   ML Udawatte 58* (64b 5x4)
23.4

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, Udawatte pushes it to long on for a single

23.6

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 bye, outside the off stump, Udawatte looks to sweep and is beaten by the turn but takes a bye

Sri Lanka 161/4   ML Udawatte 59* (66b 5x4)
24.1

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, FOUR, full on the off stump, Udawatte drives it down the ground for a boundary

24.2

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run

24.3

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, 1 run, on the leg stump, Udawatte flicks it away to square leg for a single

24.5

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Udawatte cuts it to deep point for a single

Sri Lanka 168/4   ML Udawatte 65* (70b 6x4)
25.5

Khurram Khan to Udawatte, 1 run, on the off stump, Udawatte hoicks it to deep midwicket for a single

Sri Lanka 175/4   ML Udawatte 66* (71b 6x4)
26.4

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, no run, full outside the off stump, drives it to covers

26.5

Mohammad Tauqir to Udawatte, 1 run, on the off stump, Udawatte comes down the track and pushes it to long on for a single

Sri Lanka 178/4   ML Udawatte 67* (73b 6x4)
27.3

Fahad Alhashmi to Udawatte, OUT, soft dismissal! That was overpitched on middle and he made a bit of room to carve that across the line and over on the on side, the elevation was missing and Tauqir had a very easy take at midwicket

ML Udawatte c Mohammad Tauqir b Fahad Alhashmi 67 (74b 6x4 0x6) SR: 90.54

Sri Lanka 180/5   ML Udawatte 67 (74b 6x4)
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