Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates, 5th ODI: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Dec 27, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
27 December 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Pakistan innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Sharjeel Khan c & b Malinga 18 53 35 2 0 51.42
12.4 74.3 mph, fires in a slower ball yorker on middle which surprises the left-hander, as he ends up popping this straight up in the air, with Malinga running to his left to complete the catch 54/2
View dismissal Ahmed Shehzad c Priyanjan b Lakmal 17 23 16 2 1 106.25
5.3 84.1 mph, Shehzad suffering from Afridi syndrome here as he looks to make it three out of three. Length ball delivery from Lakmal on middle which is hit straight up, with mid-off getting under it to take a simple catch. Shehzad gone for 17, and you have to say, the shot selection was certainly suspect 30/1
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez b Mathews 41 95 56 2 0 73.21
28.3 76.8 mph, Hafeez's series tally ends here as he will not get four 100s in the series, despite looking good for that today. This one stays low before angling in sharply on off stump, which Hafeez fails to cover for. Probably the only way you could dislodge this player on current form. 128/4
View dismissal Sohaib Maqsood c Dilshan b Malinga 7 15 14 1 0 50.00
16.1 84.6 mph, what a stunner from Dilshan as Maqsood, looking to cut this away through point, hits this one a bit too high in the air as Dilshan takes a smart, low catch to his left. A wicket against the run of play there as Pakistan are now three down 70/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c †Sangakkara b Malinga 51 85 74 2 1 68.91
38.2 80.7 mph, and would you believe it? the first shot of intent and then he goes ahead and clips one down the leg side (which seems to be the favoured mode of dismissal today throughout world cricket), with Sanga taking a wonderful catch down the leg side. Malinga strikes and Pakistan are now 169 for 5 169/5
View dismissal Umar Akmal c Dilshan b Mendis 20 45 37 2 0 54.05
39.3 51.3 mph, and after Akmal survived that, he goes ahead to find the softest of ways to hole out to Dilshan, stationed at short midwicket, who takes an easy catch. Pakistan now 173 for 6, and they still have over ten overs to go and make a competitive total 173/6
Anwar Ali not out 41 54 38 2 1 107.89
View dismissal Abdur Rehman lbw b Malinga 1 7 5 0 0 20.00
40.5 80.9 mph, strikes him in line of the stumps and Rehman looked guilty as the umpire confirms the decision with the raise of his finger. With that Malinga now has four wickets, which has definitely been his best performance of the series. 176/7
View dismissal Umar Gul run out (Mendis/Senanayake) 8 17 12 1 0 66.66
45.3 Senanayake to Anwar Ali, and the first calamitous error from the Pakistanis today as Anwar Ali, who had worked this to the leg side, tells Umar Gul to go back to his end, as Gul thought a run was on offer. Mendis picks up the ball and fires it in at the non-strikers, with Gul woefully short of his crease as he tries to ground his bat in vain. He is visibly upset with his partner on the other end. Will this spur him on to greater things come the next innings with ball in hand? 194/8
View dismissal Saeed Ajmal lbw b Lakmal 8 19 9 1 0 88.88
49.2 83.9 mph, fired in on middle stump as Ajmal plays all around this one to be struck on the pads. They have a review in hand so they have decided to go for it. It looked out on first glance, but lets see what upstairs has to say. This one hits him full, but you can see middle and off, so is the ball creeping down the leg side? This one is shown to clip the leg stump, so Pakistan are officially nine down 232/9
View dismissal Junaid Khan lbw b Lakmal 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
49.3 83.6 mph, going down the leg side as Junaid is struck on his pads as he walks across the stumps. If he hadn't done that, he may have survived. But since Pakistan are out of reviews, and the umpire's finger went up, it is all over. 232/10
Extras (lb 10, w 10) 20
  Total (all out; 49.3 overs) 232 (4.68 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket AD Mathews 10 1 26 1 2.60 46 3 0 (1w)
28.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, 76.8 mph, Hafeez's series tally ends here as he will not get four 100s in the series, despite looking good for that today. This one stays low before angling in sharply on off stump, which Hafeez fails to cover for. Probably the only way you could dislodge this player on current form. 128/4
View wickets RAS Lakmal 7.3 0 42 3 5.60 26 6 1
5.3 to Ahmed Shehzad, 84.1 mph, Shehzad suffering from Afridi syndrome here as he looks to make it three out of three. Length ball delivery from Lakmal on middle which is hit straight up, with mid-off getting under it to take a simple catch. Shehzad gone for 17, and you have to say, the shot selection was certainly suspect 30/1
49.2 to Saeed Ajmal, 83.9 mph, fired in on middle stump as Ajmal plays all around this one to be struck on the pads. They have a review in hand so they have decided to go for it. It looked out on first glance, but lets see what upstairs has to say. This one hits him full, but you can see middle and off, so is the ball creeping down the leg side? This one is shown to clip the leg stump, so Pakistan are officially nine down 232/9
49.3 to Junaid Khan, 83.6 mph, going down the leg side as Junaid is struck on his pads as he walks across the stumps. If he hadn't done that, he may have survived. But since Pakistan are out of reviews, and the umpire's finger went up, it is all over. 232/10
  SMSM Senanayake 10 1 44 0 4.40 28 2 0 (3w)
View wickets SL Malinga 10 0 57 4 5.70 30 2 2 (2w)
12.4 to Sharjeel Khan, 74.3 mph, fires in a slower ball yorker on middle which surprises the left-hander, as he ends up popping this straight up in the air, with Malinga running to his left to complete the catch 54/2
16.1 to Sohaib Maqsood, 84.6 mph, what a stunner from Dilshan as Maqsood, looking to cut this away through point, hits this one a bit too high in the air as Dilshan takes a smart, low catch to his left. A wicket against the run of play there as Pakistan are now three down 70/3
38.2 to Misbah-ul-Haq, 80.7 mph, and would you believe it? the first shot of intent and then he goes ahead and clips one down the leg side (which seems to be the favoured mode of dismissal today throughout world cricket), with Sanga taking a wonderful catch down the leg side. Malinga strikes and Pakistan are now 169 for 5 169/5
40.5 to Abdur Rehman, 80.9 mph, strikes him in line of the stumps and Rehman looked guilty as the umpire confirms the decision with the raise of his finger. With that Malinga now has four wickets, which has definitely been his best performance of the series. 176/7
View wicket BAW Mendis 10 1 42 1 4.20 31 1 0 (3w)
39.3 to Umar Akmal, 51.3 mph, and after Akmal survived that, he goes ahead to find the softest of ways to hole out to Dilshan, stationed at short midwicket, who takes an easy catch. Pakistan now 173 for 6, and they still have over ten overs to go and make a competitive total 173/6
  TM Dilshan 2 0 11 0 5.50 6 1 0 (1w)
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 233 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MDKJ Perera lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 47 54 41 3 4 114.63
12.2 54.2 mph, Kusal tries to be cute with a reverse sweep to find the fine leg boundary, but this one raps his front foot/pad on middle and off, and would definitely have hit the stumps. Kusal just threw away a glorious chance to capitalise and take Sri Lanka home with a big score 75/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Saeed Ajmal b Junaid Khan 45 100 69 4 0 65.21
24.1 84.9 mph, back of a length and Dilshan takes the bait, skying this high in the air over fine leg, with the fielder not making any mistakes. Ends a good innings from Dilshan 113/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara b Junaid Khan 22 67 48 0 0 45.83
28.5 83.4 mph, Junaid fires it at the leg stump as Sangakkara shuffles over to the off side in hopes of working him away through midwicket, but this one was way too far away as the leg stump goes for a holiday. Never seen Junaid scream like that. Almost burst a blood vessel I think 129/3
LD Chandimal not out 64 125 70 1 1 91.42
View dismissal SMA Priyanjan c †Umar Akmal b Umar Gul 1 8 6 0 0 16.66
30.2 77.4 mph, back of a length outside off as Priyanjan gets a thick outside edge which carries low to the keeper, who is able to snaffle it. Pakistan slowly coming back into this contest, and the way the run rate has declined, they just need a few more quick wickets to put some serious pressure on the Sri Lankans 137/4
View dismissal AD Mathews* c †Umar Akmal b Anwar Ali 8 43 31 0 0 25.80
40.2 82.6 mph, charges down the track to try and force the issue, but this one inside-edges, or so it seems, onto the pads. Pakistan like it and have gone up for the review. The ball seems to have hit the back leg, but can't say for sure if it has inside-edged. The final decision is out, and to be honest am really surprised by. Mathews is sent on his way, and all of a sudden the match is poised for both teams 166/5
View dismissal KDK Vithanage b Saeed Ajmal 14 14 13 2 0 107.69
43.4 57.0 mph, Ajmal has the last laugh as he bowls a doosra which bursts through the gate that Vithu leaves open. Huge wicket in the context of the game as Sri Lanka looked to break away here somewhat 189/6
View dismissal SMSM Senanayake c Mohammad Hafeez b Junaid Khan 3 6 5 0 0 60.00
44.6 83.8 mph, goes for the pull through midwicket but the length was not appropriate as he ends up skying this in the air with Hafeez getting under it to take the catch. Sri Lanka now seven down, and it is not looking very rosy for them at the moment. 194/7
View dismissal SL Malinga b Saeed Ajmal 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
45.3 59.2 mph, Malinga goes for the big swing, and who can blame him, as he completely misses this one and gets his off stump knocked back. Ajmal has shown just how special a bowler he can be, especially in these situations 195/8
BAW Mendis not out 19 23 14 2 1 135.71
Extras (lb 7, w 5) 12
  Total (8 wickets; 49.4 overs) 235 (4.73 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Umar Gul 7.5 0 44 1 5.61 30 3 3 (1w)
30.2 to Priyanjan, 77.4 mph, back of a length outside off as Priyanjan gets a thick outside edge which carries low to the keeper, who is able to snaffle it. Pakistan slowly coming back into this contest, and the way the run rate has declined, they just need a few more quick wickets to put some serious pressure on the Sri Lankans 137/4
View wicket Anwar Ali 5.4 0 36 1 6.35 19 4 1 (1w)
40.2 to Mathews, 82.6 mph, charges down the track to try and force the issue, but this one inside-edges, or so it seems, onto the pads. Pakistan like it and have gone up for the review. The ball seems to have hit the back leg, but can't say for sure if it has inside-edged. The final decision is out, and to be honest am really surprised by. Mathews is sent on his way, and all of a sudden the match is poised for both teams 166/5
View wicket Mohammad Hafeez 9 0 36 1 4.00 30 0 1 (2w)
12.2 to Perera, 54.2 mph, Kusal tries to be cute with a reverse sweep to find the fine leg boundary, but this one raps his front foot/pad on middle and off, and would definitely have hit the stumps. Kusal just threw away a glorious chance to capitalise and take Sri Lanka home with a big score 75/1
View wickets Junaid Khan 7.1 0 31 3 4.32 25 2 1
24.1 to Dilshan, 84.9 mph, back of a length and Dilshan takes the bait, skying this high in the air over fine leg, with the fielder not making any mistakes. Ends a good innings from Dilshan 113/2
28.5 to Sangakkara, 83.4 mph, Junaid fires it at the leg stump as Sangakkara shuffles over to the off side in hopes of working him away through midwicket, but this one was way too far away as the leg stump goes for a holiday. Never seen Junaid scream like that. Almost burst a blood vessel I think 129/3
44.6 to Senanayake, 83.8 mph, goes for the pull through midwicket but the length was not appropriate as he ends up skying this in the air with Hafeez getting under it to take the catch. Sri Lanka now seven down, and it is not looking very rosy for them at the moment. 194/7
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 10 0 43 2 4.30 29 2 0
43.4 to Vithanage, 57.0 mph, Ajmal has the last laugh as he bowls a doosra which bursts through the gate that Vithu leaves open. Huge wicket in the context of the game as Sri Lanka looked to break away here somewhat 189/6
45.3 to Malinga, 59.2 mph, Malinga goes for the big swing, and who can blame him, as he completely misses this one and gets his off stump knocked back. Ajmal has shown just how special a bowler he can be, especially in these situations 195/8
  Abdur Rehman 10 0 38 0 3.80 34 1 0 (1w)

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to bat
Series - Pakistan won the 5-match series 3-2
Player of the match - LD Chandimal (Sri Lanka)
Player of the series - Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan)
Umpires - JD Cloete (South Africa) and Shozab Raza (Pakistan)
TV umpire - RK Illingworth (England)
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - Ahsan Raza (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 70/3 in 16.1 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 22)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 22.5 overs (137 balls), Extras 9
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 19, Misbah-ul-Haq 26, Ex 5)
    • Over 31.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - Shozab Raza, Batsman - Umar Akmal (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 139/4 in 34.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 38, Umar Akmal 5)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 31 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 36.1 overs (217 balls), Extras 13
    • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 73 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 46.2 overs (278 balls), Extras 20
    • Over 46.5: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - JD Cloete, Batsman - Anwar Ali (Upheld)
    • Over 49.2: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - Shozab Raza, Batsman - Saeed Ajmal (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 232/10 in 49.3 overs (Anwar Ali 41)
    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 68 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.1 overs (43 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (MDKJ Perera 29, TM Dilshan 19, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 93/1 in 18.0 overs (TM Dilshan 36, KC Sangakkara 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 19.3 overs (117 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 140/4 in 32.0 overs (LD Chandimal 16, AD Mathews 1)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 34.6 overs (210 balls), Extras 9
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 16 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Over 40.2: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - JD Cloete, Batsman - AD Mathews (Upheld)
    • Over 45.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - Shozab Raza, Batsman - BAW Mendis (Upheld)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 46.1 overs (277 balls), Extras 11
    • LD Chandimal: 50 off 62 balls (1 x 4)
 
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