Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 6th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v United Arab Emirates

Sri Lanka won by 142 runs

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of Asia Cup. Today, we will have Sri Lanka squaring up against UAE.

Sri Lanka, look to be in good touch after their facile win against Bangladesh and UAE would do well to stretch them the distance. Sri Lanka, would in all probability, elect to bat first if they win the toss, in order to give some rest to the bowlers. But then, toss will be in a few minutes time and we will see how things will pan out

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Toss has been won by Sri Lanka and as expected, they chose to bat

Sri Lanka have rested Jayasuriya, Murali, and Vaas and Udawatte, Thushara, and Weeraratne replace them

0.1

Zahid Shah to Sangakkara, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, Sangakkara gets behind it and pushes to cover

0.2

Zahid Shah to Sangakkara, no run, on the middle stump and curving away, Sangakkara looks to play his trademark shot on the leg side, but does not get the neccessary timing

0.3

Zahid Shah to Sangakkara, no run, now on the off stump and swinging away, asking questions of Sangakkara. Any batsman would have been beaten by that as it was pitched in the right area

0.4

Zahid Shah to Sangakkara, no run, short outside the off stump, cut to point

0.5

Zahid Shah to Sangakkara, no run, on the off stump, left alone by Sangakkara

0.6

Zahid Shah to Sangakkara, OUT, Hero, one day and zero, the next as Sangakkara, visibly tired by yesterdays effort shows some lax footwork and pays the price for it as he is plumb in front. This was the shot in the arm that the bowler's were looking for

KC Sangakkara lbw b Zahid Shah 0 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Sri Lanka 0/1 (RR: 0.00)
     Zahid Shah    1-1-0-1
ML Udawatte    0* (0b)     

Mahela in, pretty early

1.1

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

1.2

Fahad Alhashmi to Jayawardene, no run, half volley outside the off stump, Mahela drives it to mid off

1.3

Fahad Alhashmi to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the leg stump, Mahela pushes it to square leg

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

1.6

Fahad Alhashmi to Jayawardene, no run, on the leg stump, Mahela defends it to midwicket

End of over 2 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 7/1 (RR: 3.50)
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (3b)      Fahad Alhashmi    1-0-7-0
ML Udawatte    4* (3b)      Zahid Shah    1-1-0-1

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

2.3

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short and wide outside the off stump, Jayawardene, with apparent lack of footwork cuts it a touch too close for his comfort as the ball travels in the air to third man for a couple

2.4

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Mahela cuts it to third man once again, but this time along the ground

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

End of over 3 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 12/1 (RR: 4.00)
ML Udawatte    5* (7b)      Zahid Shah    2-1-4-1
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (5b)      Fahad Alhashmi    1-0-7-0

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

3.2

Fahad Alhashmi to Jayawardene, FOUR, manages to get the outside edge but to compound the pain, the ball runs away to the third man boundary. It was possible because the third man was stationed at what would be called deep point

3.3

Fahad Alhashmi to Jayawardene, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

3.3

Fahad Alhashmi to Jayawardene, 1 wide, this is real poor bowling as he bowls one outside the off stump, which shows the lack of control

3.3

Fahad Alhashmi to Jayawardene, no run, strikes the good length outside the off stump as Mahela defends it to cover

3.4

Fahad Alhashmi to Jayawardene, 1 wide, normal service restored as Hashmi goes hunting down the leg side again

3.4

Fahad Alhashmi to Jayawardene, 1 wide, deja vu as he himself is contributing to his work load as he has only bowled 3 legitimate deliveries

3.4

Fahad Alhashmi to Jayawardene, no run, makes one slant in from outside off, Mahela pushes it back to the bowler

3.5

Fahad Alhashmi to Jayawardene, 3 runs, half volley on the leg stump, Mahela eases it past mid on to fetch an easy three for himself

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.

End of over 4 (16 runs) Sri Lanka 28/1 (RR: 7.00)
ML Udawatte    9* (9b 1x4)      Fahad Alhashmi    2-0-22-0
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (9b 1x4)      Zahid Shah    2-1-4-1

4.1

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump, Mahela defends on the frontfoot

4.2

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, no run, full outside the off stump, Mahela looks to drive it through covers but can't get past the fielder

4.3

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump and on a good length, defends on the frontfoot

4.4

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Mahela cuts it to third man for a single

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

End of over 5 (1 run) Sri Lanka 29/1 (RR: 5.80)
ML Udawatte    9* (11b 1x4)      Zahid Shah    3-1-5-1
DPMD Jayawardene    12* (13b 1x4)      Fahad Alhashmi    2-0-22-0

Aman Ali is into the attack now

5.1

Aman Ali to Jayawardene, FOUR, short on the leg stump, Mahela rocks back and pulls it ferociously behind square leg for a boundary

5.2

Aman Ali to Jayawardene, 3 runs, short outside the off stump, Mahela reaches for the delivery and cuts it to sweeper cover to run three

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

5.4

Aman Ali to Jayawardene, 1 wide, short outside the off stump, and called a wide

5.4

Aman Ali to Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump, left alone by Mahela

5.5

Aman Ali to Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump and Mahela lets it go to the keeper

5.6

Aman Ali to Jayawardene, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

5.6

Aman Ali to Jayawardene, no run, on the leg stump, pushes to midwicket

End of over 6 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 39/1 (RR: 6.50)
DPMD Jayawardene    19* (18b 2x4)      Aman Ali    1-0-10-0
ML Udawatte    10* (12b 1x4)      Zahid Shah    3-1-5-1

6.1

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

6.2

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump, Mahela goes onto the backfoot and defends

6.3

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump, Mahela looks to cut it away but does not get any piece of wood onto it as the ball travels to the keeper

6.4

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, no run, outside the off stump, Mahela pushes it to cover

6.5

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside the off stump, Mahela pushes it to cover 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

End of over 7 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 42/1 (RR: 6.00)
ML Udawatte    12* (14b 1x4)      Zahid Shah    4-1-8-1
DPMD Jayawardene    20* (22b 2x4)      Aman Ali    1-0-10-0

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

7.5

Aman Ali to Jayawardene, no run, short outside the off stump, cut to point

7.6

Aman Ali to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the leg stump, Mahela flicks it away to fine leg for a single

End of over 8 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 54/1 (RR: 6.75)
DPMD Jayawardene    21* (24b 2x4)      Aman Ali    2-0-22-0
ML Udawatte    23* (18b 3x4)      Zahid Shah    4-1-8-1

8.1

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, FOUR, outside the off stump, Mahela comes down the track and lofts it away over covers for a boundary

8.2

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, FOUR, outside the off stump, and fuller in length. Mahela drives it through extra cover for a boundary

8.3

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, FOUR, on the leg stump, Mahela flicks it away to square leg for a boundary

8.4

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, FOUR, on the leg stump, pulled away to fine leg for another boundary. That makes it four in four

8.5

Zahid Shah to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes it to third man for a single

8.6

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

End of over 9 (18 runs) Sri Lanka 72/1 (RR: 8.00)
ML Udawatte    24* (19b 3x4)      Zahid Shah    5-1-26-1
DPMD Jayawardene    38* (29b 6x4)      Aman Ali    2-0-22-0

Saqib Ali into the attack

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

9.3

Saqib Ali to Jayawardene, 2 runs, on the leg stump, flicks it to fine leg for a couple

9.4

Saqib Ali to Jayawardene, no run, on the leg stump, sweeps it to short fine leg

9.5

Saqib Ali to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the off stump, pulls it to fine leg for a single

9.6

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

End of over 10 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 76/1 (RR: 7.60)
ML Udawatte    25* (22b 3x4)      Saqib Ali    1-0-4-0
DPMD Jayawardene    41* (32b 6x4)      Zahid Shah    5-1-26-1

Tauqir comes into the attack now

10.1

Mohammad Tauqir to Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump with a lot of loop. Mahela pushes it to midwicket

10.2

Mohammad Tauqir to Jayawardene, no run, on the leg stump, Mahela pushes it to short fine leg for a couple

10.3

Mohammad Tauqir to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short outside the off stump, Mahela cuts it past point for a couple

10.4

Mohammad Tauqir to Jayawardene, 1 run, on the off stump, Mahela comes down the track and pushes it wide of the mid off fielder for a single

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

End of over 11 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 80/1 (RR: 7.27)
ML Udawatte    26* (24b 3x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    1-0-4-0
DPMD Jayawardene    44* (36b 6x4)      Saqib Ali    1-0-4-0

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

11.5

Saqib Ali to Jayawardene, 1 wide, the bane of all the bowler's of UAE, wide delivery down the leg side

11.5

Saqib Ali to Jayawardene, FOUR, fuller in length on the off stump, Mahela goes down down on one knee and pulls the slog sweep out of his arsenal as beats the fielder in the deep by a margin

11.6

Saqib Ali to Jayawardene, 1 run, time for some cheekiness as he cuts the ball off the keeper's gloves for a single

End of over 12 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 91/1 (RR: 7.58)
DPMD Jayawardene    49* (38b 7x4)      Saqib Ali    2-0-15-0
ML Udawatte    31* (28b 3x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    1-0-4-0

12.1

Mohammad Tauqir to Jayawardene, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, Mahela turns it away to fine leg for a single to bring up his 45th half century

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

End of over 13 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 102/1 (RR: 7.84)
ML Udawatte    41* (33b 5x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    2-0-15-0
DPMD Jayawardene    50* (39b 7x4)      Saqib Ali    2-0-15-0

13.1

Saqib Ali to Jayawardene, 2 runs, outside the off stump, Jayawardene lofts it over cover for a couple

13.2

Saqib Ali to Jayawardene, FOUR, on the off stump, Mahela once again plays the slog sweep towards the cow corner for another boundary

13.3

Saqib Ali to Jayawardene, 1 run, outside the off stump, Mahela slices it to third man for a single

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

13.6

Saqib Ali to Jayawardene, FOUR, as smooth as it can get, Mahela comes down the track and lofts a fuller delivery on the off stump, back over the bowler's head for a boundary. How clean does that look as Mahela does it with minimal fuss

End of over 14 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 114/1 (RR: 8.14)
DPMD Jayawardene    61* (43b 9x4)      Saqib Ali    3-0-27-0
ML Udawatte    42* (35b 5x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    2-0-15-0

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

Kapugedera gets onto the pitch

14.5

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

14.6

Mohammad Tauqir to Kapugedera, FOUR, drifts onto the leg stump and Kapugedera easily sweeps it away to fine leg, where a misfield allows him a boundary

End of over 15 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 118/2 (RR: 7.86)
CK Kapugedera    4* (2b 1x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    3-0-19-0
ML Udawatte    42* (39b 5x4)      Saqib Ali    3-0-27-0

Powerplay 3 taken

15.1

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

15.2

Khurram Khan to Kapugedera, 1 run, outside the off stump, Kapugedera drives it to mid off 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

15.4

Khurram Khan to Kapugedera, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Kapugedera cuts it right in between the fielders at point and cover for a boundary

15.5

Khurram Khan to Kapugedera, 1 run, outside the off stump, Kapugedera pushes it to midwicket to rotate the strike

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

End of over 16 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 128/2 (RR: 8.00)
ML Udawatte    45* (42b 5x4)      Khurram Khan    1-0-10-0
CK Kapugedera    10* (5b 2x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    3-0-19-0

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

16.3

Mohammad Tauqir to Kapugedera, 1 run, on the leg stump, Kapugedera comes down the track and pushes it to midwicket 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

16.5

Mohammad Tauqir to Kapugedera, OUT, Kapugedera has an initial stride down the track and Tauqir notices it as he slips a faster one in on the off stump line, Kapugedera has to have a prod at it and is caught by the keeper

CK Kapugedera c †Amjad Ali b Mohammad Tauqir 11 (7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 157.14

Silva in the line of attack now

16.6

Mohammad Tauqir to Silva, no run, on the leg stump, defends on the frontfoot

End of over 17 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 131/3 (RR: 7.70)
LPC Silva    0* (1b)      Mohammad Tauqir    4-0-22-1
ML Udawatte    47* (45b 5x4)      Khurram Khan    1-0-10-0

17.1

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

17.2

Khurram Khan to Silva, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes it to cover for a single

17.3

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

17.4

Khurram Khan to Silva, 1 run, on the off stump, pushes it to cover for a single

17.5

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

17.6

Khurram Khan to Silva, 1 run, on the leg stump, Silva turns it to fine leg for a single

End of over 18 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 137/3 (RR: 7.61)
LPC Silva    3* (4b)      Khurram Khan    2-0-16-0
ML Udawatte    50* (48b 5x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    4-0-22-1

18.1

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

18.2

Mohammad Tauqir to Silva, 2 runs, on the leg stump, Silva pushes it to deep midwicket for a couple

18.3

Mohammad Tauqir to Silva, 1 run, on the off stump, pushes it to mid on for a single

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

18.5

Mohammad Tauqir to Silva, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Silva defends on the frontfoot

18.6

Mohammad Tauqir to Silva, OUT, short outside the off stump, Silva goes onto the backfoot and looks to cut it away in the gap but gets a leading edge to short third man and has to go back disappointed

LPC Silva c Batuwitarachchi b Mohammad Tauqir 6 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 19 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 142/4 (RR: 7.47)
     Mohammad Tauqir    5-0-27-2
ML Udawatte    51* (49b 5x4)      Khurram Khan    2-0-16-0

19.1

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

Dilshan comes into bat

19.2

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes it to covers for a single

19.3

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

19.4

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, outside the off stump, Dilshan makes room and drives it to cover for a single

19.5

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

19.6

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, no run, fuller on the middle stump, Dilshan defends on the frontfoot

End of over 20 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 147/4 (RR: 7.35)
TM Dilshan    2* (3b)      Khurram Khan    3-0-21-0
ML Udawatte    54* (52b 5x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    5-0-27-2

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

20.3

Mohammad Tauqir to Dilshan, 1 run, on the leg stump, Dilshan turns it away to fine leg for another 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

20.6

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

End of over 21 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 151/4 (RR: 7.19)
TM Dilshan    4* (5b)      Mohammad Tauqir    6-0-31-2
ML Udawatte    56* (56b 5x4)      Khurram Khan    3-0-21-0

21.1

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, 2 runs, short outside the off stump, Dilshan cuts it to sweeper cover for a couple

21.2

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, outside the off stump, Dilshan comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single

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

21.6

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, no run, on a good length on the off stump, Dilshan pushes it to cover and does not take a run

End of over 22 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 155/4 (RR: 7.04)
TM Dilshan    7* (8b)      Khurram Khan    4-0-25-0
ML Udawatte    57* (59b 5x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    6-0-31-2

22.1

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

22.2

Mohammad Tauqir to Dilshan, 1 run, outside the off stump, Dilshan slices it to short third man 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

End of over 23 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 157/4 (RR: 6.82)
ML Udawatte    58* (64b 5x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    7-0-33-2
TM Dilshan    8* (9b)      Khurram Khan    4-0-25-0

23.1

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, no run, short outside off, cut to point

23.2

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, no run, on the off stump, Dilshan comes forward and defends

23.3

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, outside the off stump, Dilshan comes forward and drives it to mid off for a single

23.4

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

23.5

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Dilshan cuts it to point for a single. A poor throw from the fielder allows them to cross over

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

End of over 24 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 161/4 (RR: 6.70)
ML Udawatte    59* (66b 5x4)      Khurram Khan    5-0-28-0
TM Dilshan    10* (13b)      Mohammad Tauqir    7-0-33-2

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

24.4

Mohammad Tauqir to Dilshan, 1 run, on the middle and leg, Dilshan turns it to midwicket 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

24.6

Mohammad Tauqir to Dilshan, 1 run, outside the off stump, Dilshan slices it to point for a single

End of over 25 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 169/4 (RR: 6.76)
TM Dilshan    12* (15b)      Mohammad Tauqir    8-0-41-2
ML Udawatte    65* (70b 6x4)      Khurram Khan    5-0-28-0

25.1

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, FOUR, drifts onto the leg stump and Dilshan sweeps it firmly behind square for a boundary

25.2

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, no run, outside the off stump, defends on the front foot

25.3

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, no run

25.4

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, outside the off stump, Dilshan pushes it to long off for a single

25.5

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

25.6

Khurram Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, outside the off stump, Dilshan drives it to long off to retain the strike

End of over 26 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 176/4 (RR: 6.76)
TM Dilshan    18* (20b 1x4)      Khurram Khan    6-0-35-0
ML Udawatte    66* (71b 6x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    8-0-41-2

26.1

Mohammad Tauqir to Dilshan, no run, short outside the off stump, cut to point

26.2

Mohammad Tauqir to Dilshan, no run, short outside the off stump, cut to point

26.3

Mohammad Tauqir to Dilshan, 1 run, on the off stump, drives it to covers for a single

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

26.6

Mohammad Tauqir to Dilshan, 1 run, on the leg stump, Dilshan moves onto the backfoot and turns it away to fine leg for a single

End of over 27 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 179/4 (RR: 6.62)
TM Dilshan    20* (24b 1x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    9-0-44-2
ML Udawatte    67* (73b 6x4)      Khurram Khan    6-0-35-0

Hashmi is back into the attack now

27.1

Fahad Alhashmi to Dilshan, no run, the slower ball, comes into the right hander, he pushes it firmlt back to Hashmi

27.2

Fahad Alhashmi to Dilshan, 1 run, fullish outside off and they take a quick single towards mid-off after the ball beats the diving cover fielder

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

Udawatte should be pleased with his knock despite the nature of his dismissal

Kaushalya Weeraratne walks in

27.4

Fahad Alhashmi to Weeraratne, 2 runs, almost two in two! Fullish outside off, he leans forward and checks his stroke and the ball just clears cover

27.5

Fahad Alhashmi to Weeraratne, no run, gets across and tucks it to the on side

27.6

Fahad Alhashmi to Weeraratne, no run, fullish outside off, he pushes it softly to cover

End of over 28 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 182/5 (RR: 6.50)
K Weeraratne    2* (3b)      Fahad Alhashmi    3-0-25-1
TM Dilshan    21* (26b 1x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    9-0-44-2

28.1

Mohammad Tauqir to Dilshan, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes it to sweeper cover for a single

28.2

Mohammad Tauqir to Weeraratne, no run, on the off stump, drives it back to the bowler

28.3

Mohammad Tauqir to Weeraratne, no run, outside the off stump, defends on the frontfoot to cover

28.4

Mohammad Tauqir to Weeraratne, no run, fuller outside the off stump, drives it to cover yet again

28.5

Mohammad Tauqir to Weeraratne, 1 run, outside the off stump, Weeraratne drives it to long off for a single

28.6

Mohammad Tauqir to Dilshan, 1 run, on the off stump, Dilshan wristily turns it to midwicket for a single

And Tauqir finishes a good spell

End of over 29 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 185/5 (RR: 6.37)
TM Dilshan    23* (28b 1x4)      Mohammad Tauqir    10-0-47-2
K Weeraratne    3* (7b)      Fahad Alhashmi    3-0-25-1

29.1

Fahad Alhashmi to Dilshan, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, Dilshan drives it to sweeper cover for a single

29.2

Fahad Alhashmi to Weeraratne, 2 runs, Weeraratne is living on the hook now as he flicks it on the leg side, the ball just falls short of the short midwicket

29.3

Fahad Alhashmi to Weeraratne, no run, outside the off stump, pushes it to point

29.4

Fahad Alhashmi to Weeraratne, 1 run, short on the off stump, Weeraratne pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

29.5

Fahad Alhashmi to Dilshan, OUT, fuller in length outside the off stump, Dilshan goes for an extravagant drive through the covers but gets an outside edge back to the keeper. Alhashmi, has two wickets in two overs now and is rapturous now

TM Dilshan c †Amjad Ali b Fahad Alhashmi 24 (30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Tushara joins Weeraratne at the crease

29.6

Fahad Alhashmi to Thushara, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes it on the leg side with soft hands

End of over 30 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 190/6 (RR: 6.33)
T Thushara    1* (1b)      Fahad Alhashmi    4-0-30-2
K Weeraratne    6* (10b)      Mohammad Tauqir    10-0-47-2

Arshad Ali comes into the attack now

30.1

Arshad Ali to Thushara, no run, outside the off stump, Tushara drives but gets an outside edge to short third man

30.2

Arshad Ali to Thushara, no run, fuller on the off stump, Weeraratne drives it to mid off

30.3

Arshad Ali to Thushara, no run

30.4

Arshad Ali to Thushara, FOUR, outside the off stump, Thushara drives it past covers for a boundary. It will ease some pressure on him

30.5

Arshad Ali to Thushara, no run, on the leg stump, Thushara defends on the backfoot

30.6

Arshad Ali to Thushara, no run, on the middle stump and turning, as Thushara defends on the frontfoot

End of over 31 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 194/6 (RR: 6.25)
T Thushara    5* (7b 1x4)      Arshad Ali    1-0-4-0
K Weeraratne    6* (10b)      Fahad Alhashmi    4-0-30-2

31.1

Fahad Alhashmi to Weeraratne, 1 run, full in length outside the off stump, Weeraratne drives it to mid off for a single

31.2

Fahad Alhashmi to Thushara, 2 runs, outside the off stump, Thushara guides it on it's way to third man for a couple

31.3

Fahad Alhashmi to Thushara, 1 run, outside the off stump, defends on the backfoot to point for a single

31.4

Fahad Alhashmi to Weeraratne, FOUR, full on the leg stump, Weeraratne flicks it to fine leg for a boundary. Poor ball by Alhashmi, he needs to be much straighter

31.5

Fahad Alhashmi to Weeraratne, 1 run, short on the leg stump, Weeraratne pulls it away to fine leg

31.6

Fahad Alhashmi to Thushara, no run, on the off stump and swinging away, left all alone by Thushara

Meanwhile NJ says "Sri Lankan bowling attack is 1162 wickets weaker today by resting Jayasuriya(309), Murali(466) and vaas(394). Weeraratne(6) and Mirando(1). Let's see how they perform today. "

End of over 32 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 203/6 (RR: 6.34)
T Thushara    8* (10b 1x4)      Fahad Alhashmi    5-0-39-2
K Weeraratne    12* (13b 1x4)      Arshad Ali    1-0-4-0

32.1

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, 1 run, short on the middle stump, Weeraratne pulls it off the backfoot to deep midwicket for a single

32.2

Arshad Ali to Thushara, 1 run, on the leg stump, Thushara sweeps it to fine leg but falls over in doing so and gets only a single

32.3

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, no run, on the middle stump, Weeraratne defends it on the frontfoot back to the bowler

32.4

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, 2 runs, short on the off stump, Weeraratne pulls it to deep midwicket, just wide of the fielder at midwicket for a couple

32.5

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, no run, quicker one outside the off stump, Weeraratne defends it on the frontfoot

32.6

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, no run, outside the off stump, Weeraratne drives it back to the bowler on the frontfoot

End of over 33 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 207/6 (RR: 6.27)
K Weeraratne    15* (18b 1x4)      Arshad Ali    2-0-8-0
T Thushara    9* (11b 1x4)      Fahad Alhashmi    5-0-39-2

Zahid Shah into the attack now

33.1

Zahid Shah to Thushara, no run, straight away he beats the outside edge of the batsman, who looks to drive it on the up

33.2

Zahid Shah to Thushara, no run, now he does that again as Thushara looks to cut it through the vacant point region and is beaten

33.3

Zahid Shah to Thushara, 1 run, this is sensible batting now as Thushara taps the ball on it's head to point and runs across for a single

33.4

Zahid Shah to Weeraratne, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Weeraratne stands tall and cuts it away but the fielder at point intercepts it and prevents a boundary, saves three runs for the team

33.5

Zahid Shah to Thushara, OUT, Zahid does it for his captain as he manages to induce the edge from Thushara's bat. The keeper, who has been good throughout the day pouches it and sends him back on his way. Saqib's bowling changes are working like a dream today

T Thushara c †Amjad Ali b Zahid Shah 10 (15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Kulasekara comes onto the pitch now

33.6

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, no run, fuller on the off stump, Kulasekara covers his stumps and pushes it to mid on and refuses a call for single

End of over 34 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 209/7 (RR: 6.14)
KMDN Kulasekara    0* (1b)      Zahid Shah    6-1-28-2
K Weeraratne    16* (19b 1x4)      Arshad Ali    2-0-8-0

34.1

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, 2 runs, outside the off stump, Weeraratne is drawn forward with the flight and the resulting outside edge goes to third man for a couple

34.2

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, no run, outside the off stump and left alone by Weeraratne

34.3

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, no run, outside the off stump, Weeraratne pushes it to mid off

34.4

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, 1 run, outside the off stump, Weeraratne drives it to long off for a single

34.5

Arshad Ali to Kulasekara, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, Kulasekara taps it to cover

34.6

Arshad Ali to Kulasekara, no run, outside the off stump, left alone by Kulasekara

End of over 35 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 212/7 (RR: 6.05)
KMDN Kulasekara    0* (3b)      Arshad Ali    3-0-11-0
K Weeraratne    19* (23b 1x4)      Zahid Shah    6-1-28-2

35.1

Zahid Shah to Weeraratne, 1 run, on the leg stump, Weeraratne pushes it to midwicket for a single

35.2

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, no run, fuller outside the off stump, Kulasekara comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

35.3

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump, Kulasekara drives it to sweeper cover, where a fielding error allows him to take a couple

35.4

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, no run, fuller on the middle stump, Kulasekara walks across and defends it on the frontfoot

35.5

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, 1 leg bye, chin music here as Kulasekara looks to duck under it by turning his eyes from the ball and is struck on the helmet. The ball goes to third man off the helmet

35.6

Zahid Shah to Weeraratne, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump, rapped on the pads again as they run across for a single

End of over 36 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 217/7 (RR: 6.02)
K Weeraratne    20* (25b 1x4)      Zahid Shah    7-1-31-2
KMDN Kulasekara    2* (7b)      Arshad Ali    3-0-11-0

36.1

Khurram Khan to Weeraratne, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes to covers for a single

36.2

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, no run, outside the off stump, Kulasekara moves onto the backfoot and slices it to short third man

36.3

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, no run, full on the off stump, Kulasekara comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

36.4

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Kulasekara cuts it to deep point for a single

36.5

Khurram Khan to Weeraratne, no run, fuller in length outside the off stump, Weeraratne reaches for it and defends on the frontfoot

36.6

Khurram Khan to Weeraratne, no run, outside the off stump again as Weeraratne gets onto the backfoot and pushes it to cover

End of over 37 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 219/7 (RR: 5.91)
K Weeraratne    21* (28b 1x4)      Khurram Khan    7-0-37-0
KMDN Kulasekara    3* (10b)      Zahid Shah    7-1-31-2

37.1

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, Kulasekara reaches out for it and pushes it to sweeper for a single

37.2

Zahid Shah to Weeraratne, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, Weeraratne comes onto the frontfoot and yorks himself and just pushes it to midwicket

37.3

Zahid Shah to Weeraratne, 1 run, on the leg stump again as Weeraratne stays put in the crease and pushes it to midwicket for a single

37.4

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, 1 run, short on the middle stump, Kulasekara covers his stumps and pushes it to mid on for a single

37.5

Zahid Shah to Weeraratne, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump, Weereratne whips it behind square to fine leg where a slight delay in picking the ball up results in a couple being given

37.6

Zahid Shah to Weeraratne, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, Weeraratne comes onto the frontfoot and presents a dead face

End of over 38 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 224/7 (RR: 5.89)
K Weeraratne    24* (32b 1x4)      Zahid Shah    8-1-36-2
KMDN Kulasekara    5* (12b)      Khurram Khan    7-0-37-0

38.1

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, no run, outside the off stump, beats the outside edge with the turn

38.2

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, 2 runs, short outside the off stump, Kulasekara rocks back and cuts it in the gap between gully and point for a couple

38.3

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, 1 leg bye

38.4

Khurram Khan to Weeraratne, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, Weeraratne slices it to cover for a single

38.5

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, 3 runs, on a good length on the leg stump, Kulasekara moves across and pushes it behind the stumps to fine leg and gets three runs

38.6

Khurram Khan to Weeraratne, 1 run, outside the off stump, pushes it to mid off for a single

End of over 39 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 232/7 (RR: 5.94)
K Weeraratne    26* (34b 1x4)      Khurram Khan    8-0-44-0
KMDN Kulasekara    10* (16b)      Zahid Shah    8-1-36-2

39.1

Saqib Ali to Weeraratne, 1 run, short outside the off stump, Weeraratne gets onto the backfoot and pushes it to long off for a single

39.2

Saqib Ali to Kulasekara, 1 run, on a good length on the leg stump, Kulasekara moves back and eases it to fine leg for a single

39.3

Saqib Ali to Weeraratne, 1 run, on the leg stump, Weeraratne moves the front leg out of the way and pushes it to long on for a single

39.4

Saqib Ali to Kulasekara, 1 run, on the leg stump, Kulasekara pushes it to midwicket and runs across for a single

39.5

Saqib Ali to Weeraratne, no run, outside the off stump, Weeraratne drives it back to the bowler

39.6

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

End of over 40 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 236/7 (RR: 5.90)
K Weeraratne    28* (38b 1x4)      Saqib Ali    4-0-31-0
KMDN Kulasekara    12* (18b)      Khurram Khan    8-0-44-0

40.1

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, 1 run, on the off stump, pushes it to cover for a single

40.2

Khurram Khan to Weeraratne, 1 run, on the leg stump, Weeraratne turns it to square leg for a single

40.3

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, no run, on the off stump, pushes it to cover

40.4

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, no run, on the off stump, slices it to short third man

40.5

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, 1 run, on the leg stump, paddles it to short fine leg for a single

40.6

Khurram Khan to Weeraratne, no run, outside the off stump, Weeraratne pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 41 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 239/7 (RR: 5.82)
K Weeraratne    29* (40b 1x4)      Khurram Khan    9-0-47-0
KMDN Kulasekara    14* (22b)      Saqib Ali    4-0-31-0

41.1

Saqib Ali to Kulasekara, 2 runs, fuller in length on the off stump, Kulasekara comes forward and drives it to long off for a couple

41.2

Saqib Ali to Kulasekara, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump, pushes it to square leg for a single

41.3

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

41.4

Saqib Ali to Weeraratne, no run, on a good length outside the off stump, cuts it to point

41.5

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

41.6

Saqib Ali to Kulasekara, 1 run, outside the off stump, slices it to short third man, where a fumble allows a single

End of over 42 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 244/7 (RR: 5.80)
KMDN Kulasekara    18* (25b)      Saqib Ali    5-0-36-0
K Weeraratne    30* (43b 1x4)      Khurram Khan    9-0-47-0

42.1

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, no run, outside the off stump,Kulasekara looks to cut it away but is rapped on the pads

42.2

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, 1 run, outside the off stump, Kulasekara slices it to short third man for a single

42.3

Khurram Khan to Weeraratne, FOUR, full on the off stump, Weeraratne comes down the track and lofts it high over the bowler for a boundary

42.4

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

42.5

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, 2 runs, on the leg stump, paddles it to fine leg for a couple

42.6

Khurram Khan to Kulasekara, no run, on the middle stump, Kulasekara defends it on the backfoot

End of over 43 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 252/7 (RR: 5.86)
KMDN Kulasekara    21* (29b)      Khurram Khan    10-0-55-0
K Weeraratne    35* (45b 2x4)      Saqib Ali    5-0-36-0

43.1

Saqib Ali to Weeraratne, 1 run, outside the leg stump, Weeraratne pushes it to fine leg for a single

43.2

Saqib Ali to Kulasekara, 1 run, on the leg stump, Kulasekara pushes it to midwicket

43.3

Saqib Ali to Weeraratne, no run, on the off stump, drives it back to the bowler

43.4

Saqib Ali to Weeraratne, 1 run, on the leg stump, Weeraratne pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

43.5

Saqib Ali to Kulasekara, 1 run, on the leg stump, Kulasekara drives it to long on for a single

43.6

Saqib Ali to Weeraratne, 1 run, Weeraratne does the same as Kulasekara did the previous ball- drive to long on

End of over 44 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 257/7 (RR: 5.84)
K Weeraratne    38* (49b 2x4)      Saqib Ali    6-0-41-0
KMDN Kulasekara    23* (31b)      Khurram Khan    10-0-55-0

44.1

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes it to midwicket for a single

44.2

Arshad Ali to Kulasekara, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, Kulasekara drives it to long off for a single

44.3

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, no run, on the leg stump, pushes it back to the bowler

44.4

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, 1 run, on the leg stump, chips it behind square on the leg side for a single

44.5

Arshad Ali to Kulasekara, 1 leg bye, outside the leg stump, rapped on the pads. Runs across for a leg bye

44.6

Arshad Ali to Weeraratne, no run, on the leg stump, Weeraratne looks to force it away but is rapped on the pads

End of over 45 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 261/7 (RR: 5.80)
K Weeraratne    40* (53b 2x4)      Arshad Ali    4-0-14-0
KMDN Kulasekara    24* (33b)      Saqib Ali    6-0-41-0

45.1

Saqib Ali to Kulasekara, 1 leg bye, fuller on the leg stump, pushes it to long on for a single

45.2

Saqib Ali to Weeraratne, OUT, finally they have their man as Weeraratne chips it to long off where the catch is taken easily

K Weeraratne c Batuwitarachchi b Saqib Ali 40 (54b 2x4 0x6) SR: 74.07

45.3

Saqib Ali to Kulasekara, 2 runs, on the off stump, pushes it to square leg for a single

45.4

Saqib Ali to Kulasekara, no run, on the leg stump, defends on the frontfoot

45.5

Saqib Ali to Kulasekara, 1 run, on the leg stump, pushes it to long on for a single

45.6

Saqib Ali to Mendis, no run, on the leg stump again as he pushes it to square leg

End of over 46 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 265/8 (RR: 5.76)
BAW Mendis    0* (1b)      Saqib Ali    7-0-44-1
KMDN Kulasekara    27* (37b)      Arshad Ali    4-0-14-0

46.1

Arshad Ali to Kulasekara, no run, short outside the off stump, looks to cut and is beaten

46.2

Arshad Ali to Kulasekara, 1 run, on the leg stump, Kulasekara drives it to mid on for a single

46.3

Arshad Ali to Mendis, 2 runs, outside the off stump, cut to deep point for a single

46.4

Arshad Ali to Mendis, 2 runs, short outside off, Mendis cuts it to sweeper cover for a couple

46.5

Arshad Ali to Mendis, 1 run, short outside off, drives it to long off for a single

46.6

Arshad Ali to Kulasekara, 2 runs, full outside the off stump, drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

End of over 47 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 273/8 (RR: 5.80)
KMDN Kulasekara    30* (40b)      Arshad Ali    5-0-22-0
BAW Mendis    5* (4b)      Saqib Ali    7-0-44-1

47.1

Zahid Shah to Mendis, 1 run, outside the off stump, off the outside edge to third man for a single

47.2

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, 1 run, full on the off stump, digs it out to long on for a single

47.3

Zahid Shah to Mendis, no run, swinging away from off stump, beats the outside edge

47.4

Zahid Shah to Mendis, 1 run, full outside the off stump, pushes it to cover for a single

47.5

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump, off the outside edge to third man

47.6

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, 1 run, on a good length on the off stump, pushes it to mid on to retain the strike

End of over 48 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 279/8 (RR: 5.81)
KMDN Kulasekara    34* (43b)      Zahid Shah    9-1-42-2
BAW Mendis    7* (7b)      Arshad Ali    5-0-22-0

48.1

Arshad Ali to Kulasekara, no run, short outside the off stump, cut to point

48.2

Arshad Ali to Kulasekara, no run, on the off stump, looks to sweep it away but is beaten

48.3

Arshad Ali to Kulasekara, no run, full in length outside the off stump, drives it to cover, who does not throw as there is no back up

48.4

Arshad Ali to Kulasekara, 1 run, short outside off, cut to point for a single

48.5

Arshad Ali to Mendis, 2 runs, full outside the off stump, drives it to long off and run across for a couple

48.6

Arshad Ali to Mendis, 1 run, short outside off, cut to point for a single

End of over 49 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 283/8 (RR: 5.77)
BAW Mendis    10* (9b)      Arshad Ali    6-0-26-0
KMDN Kulasekara    35* (47b)      Zahid Shah    9-1-42-2

49.1

Zahid Shah to Mendis, 1 run, on the off stump, shuffles and gets an inside edge for a single

49.2

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, no run, full outside the off stump, looks to slog it away but misses

49.3

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, no run, outside the off stump, beats the outside edge again

49.4

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, 2 runs, full on the middle stump, forces it to long on for a couple

49.5

Zahid Shah to Kulasekara, OUT, slower delivery gets him as he fails to connect the shot and the ball ends up in safe hands of Khurram Khan at deep midwicket

KMDN Kulasekara c Khurram Khan b Zahid Shah 37 (51b 0x4 0x6) SR: 72.54

49.6

Zahid Shah to Mendis, FOUR, full toss outside off, carves it over cover for a boundary

Sri Lanka finishes with 290 as the tail hung on and wagged and it would require some performance from UAE to overhaul this score

End of over 50 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 290/9
BAW Mendis    15* (11b 1x4)      Zahid Shah    10-1-49-3
CRD Fernando    0* (0b)      Arshad Ali    6-0-26-0
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Photos

Jun 26, 2008

Mike Procter ahead of the start of the match between Sri Lanka and UAE, Lahore, June 26, 2008

Mike Procter ahead of the start of the match between Sri Lanka and UAE

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Jun 26, 2008

A highly unorthodox shot from Amjad Ali, Sri Lanka v UAE, Group A, Asia Cup, Lahore, June 26, 2008

A highly unorthodox shot from Amjad Ali

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