Asia Cup, 2008 / Wicket commentary

Asia Cup - 6th match, Group A

Sri Lanka v United Arab Emirates

Sri Lanka won by 142 runs

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

Sri Lanka 0/1   ML Udawatte 0* (0b)   Zahid Shah 1-1-0-1

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)   Mohammad Tauqir 2.4-0-15-0

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

Sri Lanka 131/3   ML Udawatte 47* (45b 5x4)   Mohammad Tauqir 3.5-0-22-1

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

Sri Lanka 142/4   ML Udawatte 51* (49b 5x4)   Mohammad Tauqir 5-0-27-2

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   TM Dilshan 21* (26b 1x4)   Fahad Alhashmi 2.3-0-23-1

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

Sri Lanka 189/6   K Weeraratne 6* (10b)   Fahad Alhashmi 3.5-0-29-2

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

Sri Lanka 209/7   K Weeraratne 16* (19b 1x4)   Zahid Shah 5.5-1-28-2

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

Sri Lanka 262/8   KMDN Kulasekara 24* (34b)   Saqib Ali 6.2-0-41-1

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

Sri Lanka 286/9   BAW Mendis 11* (10b)   Zahid Shah 9.5-1-45-3
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Sri Lanka won by 100 runs
Pakistan v Bangladesh at Karachi - Jul 4, 2008
Pakistan won by 10 wickets (with 182 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Karachi - Jul 3, 2008
India won by 6 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
Pakistan v India at Karachi - Jul 2, 2008
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Karachi - Jun 30, 2008
Sri Lanka won by 158 runs
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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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