T20 Canada, 2008/09 / Commentary

T20 Canada - 4th match

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

News from the centre is Pakistan won the toss and they will field, one change for Pakistan, Sohail Khan out for Fawad Alam, 4 of them for Sri Lanka, Mubarak, Jayasuriya, Kulasekara and Weeraratne are in for Mahela, Mendis, Kulathunga and Lokuhettige We are all set, Pakistan team in a huddle, Umipires are ready on their position, almost filled to capacity We are waiting for the Sri Lankan batsmen

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Typical Sanath, upper cut, races away

0.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short hand jab, races to fine leg boundary

0.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Jayasuriya, OUT, tried to hit one too many, he top edged a pull and Tanvir takes a skier at fine leg

ST Jayasuriya c Sohail Tanvir b Shoaib Akhtar 8 (4b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Jehan Mubarak is the new man in

0.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Udawatte, no run

0.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Udawatte, no run

End of over 1 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 8/1
ML Udawatte    0* (2b)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-8-1
J Mubarak    0* (0b)     

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Mubarak, no run, leaves it alone outside off stump

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Mubarak, no run, opens the face straight to point

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Mubarak, no run, leaves it alone again, right outside off

Tanvir bowling a tight line

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Mubarak, no run, prods at it and beaten

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Mubarak, 1 run, inside edge on to the pad and they run a single

Mubarak off the mark

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Udawatte, no run, tried to guide it to third man

End of over 2 (1 run) Sri Lanka 9/1
ML Udawatte    0* (3b)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-1-0
J Mubarak    1* (5b)     

2.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Mubarak, no run, inside edge, one bounce to the keeper

2.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Mubarak, FOUR, top edge

2.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Mubarak, 1 run, quick single good work by Misbah at covers

2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Udawatte, no run, guides it to Alam at point, wanted a single but sent back by Mubarak

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Udawatte, 1 run, defends and takes off for a single

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Mubarak, 1 run, brilliant stop and throw from point, but he was in

End of over 3 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 16/1
J Mubarak    7* (9b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-15-1
ML Udawatte    1* (5b)     

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Mubarak, 1 run, drop kicks it over short fine leg, square leg chases it down and cuts it off

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Udawatte, (no ball) 1 run

No ball and a free hit crowd hasnt realized it i think

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Mubarak, 1 run

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Udawatte, no run

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Udawatte, 2 runs

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Udawatte, 1 wide

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Udawatte, FOUR

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to Udawatte, no run

End of over 4 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 27/1
ML Udawatte    8* (10b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-12-0
J Mubarak    9* (11b 1x4)     

4.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Mubarak, FOUR, pulls hiim away

4.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Mubarak, no run, defends of the back foot

4.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Mubarak, FOUR, upper cut! rides the bounce, and cuts it away for 4

4.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Mubarak, 1 run, drops it and runs

4.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Udawatte, 1 run, guides it down to third man

4.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Mubarak, FOUR, pulled in front of square, Shoaib Akhtar is getting hit to every cornor

End of over 5 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 41/1
J Mubarak    22* (16b 4x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-0-29-1
ML Udawatte    9* (11b 1x4)     

5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Udawatte, 1 run, driven to mid on and quick single taken

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Mubarak, FOUR, cover drive on the up over the cover fielder

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to Mubarak, 1 run, top edge, no communication between the fielders, i think they are still suffering from Jet Lag

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to Udawatte, no run, beaten by movement

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to Udawatte, 1 run, driven to mid off

Gul warming up on the third man boundary

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to Mubarak, FOUR, pulls him away, one bounce into the fence

Gul sent back, Malik is going to bowl himself, perhaps wants to take the pace off the ball with both left handers could turn out to be a good move

End of over 6 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 52/1
J Mubarak    31* (19b 6x4)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-23-0
ML Udawatte    11* (14b 1x4)     

6.1

Shoaib Malik to Udawatte, 2 runs, swept square, cut off by Afridi at the boundary

6.2

Shoaib Malik to Udawatte, no run, tried to cut that, went too hard at it

6.3

Shoaib Malik to Udawatte, 1 run, driven to long off for a single

6.4

Shoaib Malik to Mubarak, 1 run, flicked to mid wicket for a single

6.5

Shoaib Malik to Udawatte, no run, defends it

6.6

Shoaib Malik to Udawatte, 1 run, rocks back and pulls it to square leg

Spin from both ends

End of over 7 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 57/1
ML Udawatte    15* (19b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-5-0
J Mubarak    32* (20b 6x4)     

7.1

Shahid Afridi to Udawatte, 1 run, smashed back at him, afridi stuck his hand in there, to stop the boundary, he might have hurt himself there

Mendis brings the water for Sri Lankans and some treatment for Afridi too

7.2

Shahid Afridi to Mubarak, 1 run, works him to mid wicket for a single

7.3

Shahid Afridi to Udawatte, OUT, he tried to sweep it, bowled around his legs to a leg spinner hmmm...

ML Udawatte b Shahid Afridi 16 (21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.19

tried to take a double it has gone to the 3rd umpire, not out is the call

7.4

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, 2 runs

7.5

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, 1 run, square cut for a single

7.6

Shahid Afridi to Mubarak, 1 run, swept for a single this time

End of over 8 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 63/2
J Mubarak    34* (22b 6x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-6-1
CK Kapugedera    3* (2b)     

8.1

Shoaib Malik to Mubarak, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

8.2

Shoaib Malik to Kapugedera, FOUR, quicker one gone wrong, it was down the leg, all he needed to do was put bat on it and he did that

8.3

Shoaib Malik to Kapugedera, 1 run

8.4

Shoaib Malik to Mubarak, 1 wide, down the leg

8.4

Shoaib Malik to Mubarak, 1 run, swept crisply for a single

8.5

Shoaib Malik to Kapugedera, no run, loud appeal for lbw, looked plumb in front, not out says the umpire

8.6

Shoaib Malik to Kapugedera, no run, stepped out and tried to work it on the leg side, stopped by Misbah

End of over 9 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 71/2
CK Kapugedera    8* (6b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-13-0
J Mubarak    36* (24b 6x4)     

9.1

Shahid Afridi to Mubarak, no run, swept it straight to Akhtar at short fine leg

9.2

Shahid Afridi to Mubarak, 1 run, worked off his legs to mid on

9.3

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, 1 run

9.4

Shahid Afridi to Mubarak, 1 run, half stop there

9.5

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, no run, defended it right back to him off the back foot

9.6

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, no run, quicker one, Afridi shakes his hand after bowling that one

End of over 10 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 74/2
CK Kapugedera    9* (9b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-9-1
J Mubarak    38* (27b 6x4)     

10.1

Shoaib Malik to Mubarak, 1 run, clipped to square leg

10.2

Shoaib Malik to Kapugedera, FOUR, i would say a slap sweep not a slog sweep, but 4 runs anyways

10.3

Shoaib Malik to Kapugedera, no run, tried it again

10.4

Shoaib Malik to Kapugedera, 1 run, steps out and driven to mid on

10.5

Shoaib Malik to Mubarak, OUT, steps out again, but this time the ball grips and rips and Akmal does the rest

J Mubarak st †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Malik 39 (29b 6x4 0x6) SR: 134.48

10.6

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, driven away

End of over 11 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 81/3
SHT Kandamby    1* (1b)      Shoaib Malik    3-0-20-1
CK Kapugedera    14* (12b 2x4)     

11.1

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 leg bye, on the leg side

11.2

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, 1 run

11.3

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, stopped by Akhtar

11.4

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, 1 run, pulled away to mid wicket

11.5

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, quicker one by Afridi struck him on the pads, not out says Mark Benson

11.6

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 2 runs, Good running there, he comes back for a double after cutting that one straight to sweeper cover

End of over 12 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 87/3
SHT Kandamby    4* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-14-1
CK Kapugedera    16* (14b 2x4)     

12.1

Shoaib Malik to Kapugedera, 1 leg bye

Umer Gul signals he is playing as a batsman

12.2

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, no run, cut straigh to point

12.3

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, Gul saves a certain 4 of overthrows

12.4

Shoaib Malik to Kapugedera, no run, almost played it on

12.5

Shoaib Malik to Kapugedera, 1 run

12.6

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, worked to fine leg

End of over 13 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 91/3
SHT Kandamby    6* (8b)      Shoaib Malik    4-0-23-1
CK Kapugedera    17* (17b 2x4)     

13.1

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 leg bye

13.2

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, no run, cuts it hard and straight to backward point

13.3

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, 2 runs, skies it he could not get under it

13.4

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, FOUR, driven way, nice and easy

Kapugedera looking dangerous

13.5

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, no run, another quicker one, missed it

13.6

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, no run, off spinner from Afridi, just keeps it out

Gul finally get to bowl

End of over 14 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 98/3
CK Kapugedera    23* (22b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-20-1
SHT Kandamby    6* (9b)     

14.1

Umar Gul to Kandamby, 1 wide, bouncer over the head

14.1

Umar Gul to Kandamby, 1 run, defends of the back foot and manages a quick single

100 up for Sri Lanka

14.2

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, 2 runs, swats it over his head Akhtar too slow to move

14.3

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, 1 run, flicked to mid wicket

14.4

Umar Gul to Kandamby, 1 leg bye, almost rolled back on to the stumps

14.5

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, 1 run, makes room and smashes it to mid wicket good stop by Younus Khan

14.6

Umar Gul to Kandamby, 1 run, glances it to fine leg

Afridi is off the field

End of over 15 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 106/3
SHT Kandamby    8* (12b)      Umar Gul    1-0-7-0
CK Kapugedera    27* (25b 3x4)     

15.1

Fawad Alam to Kandamby, 2 runs, good running again, he scampers back to make it double

15.2

Fawad Alam to Kandamby, OUT, steps out, beaten in flight, he had no chance of getting back

SHT Kandamby st †Kamran Akmal b Fawad Alam 10 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Dilshan doesnt not wanna bat i guess

15.3

Fawad Alam to Weeraratne, FOUR, lofts him his head one bounce into the fence

15.4

Fawad Alam to Weeraratne, SIX, on one knee; and into bushes besides the moto-cross track, that cleared long-on by a mile

15.5

Fawad Alam to Weeraratne, 1 run, short hand jab to fine leg and a single

15.6

Fawad Alam to Kapugedera, no run, good stop on his own bowling

End of over 16 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 119/4
CK Kapugedera    27* (26b 3x4)      Fawad Alam    1-0-13-1
K Weeraratne    11* (3b 1x4 1x6)     

16.1

Umar Gul to Weeraratne, 1 run, yorker, just digs it out to fine leg for a single

Gul doing what he does best, yorkers

16.2

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, no run, bouncer, he gets out of the way

16.3

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, OUT, Slogs it to mid wicket, good catch at the boundary by Misbah

CK Kapugedera c Misbah-ul-Haq b Umar Gul 27 (28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 96.42

16.4

Umar Gul to Weeraratne, 1 run, just a single, he was aiming for the cow cornor

16.5

Umar Gul to Dilshan, OUT, yorks him again, and this time he got cleaned up

TM Dilshan b Umar Gul 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

16.6

Umar Gul to Maharoof, 1 run, tried a yorker again, a single to long on

Tanvir brought back

End of over 17 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 122/6
MF Maharoof    1* (1b)      Umar Gul    2-0-10-2
K Weeraratne    13* (5b 1x4 1x6)     

17.1

Sohail Tanvir to Maharoof, 1 leg bye, aiming for the cow cornor, just a leg bye

17.2

Sohail Tanvir to Weeraratne, 2 runs, smashed to fine leg

17.3

Sohail Tanvir to Weeraratne, 1 run, just a single

17.4

Sohail Tanvir to Maharoof, no run, good slower one

17.5

Sohail Tanvir to Maharoof, 1 wide

17.5

Sohail Tanvir to Maharoof, 1 run, single to long on

17.6

Sohail Tanvir to Weeraratne, 1 run, pulled to square leg

End of over 18 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 129/6
K Weeraratne    17* (8b 1x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    4-0-29-0
MF Maharoof    2* (4b)     

18.1

Umar Gul to Weeraratne, 1 run, driven to covers

18.2

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, Maharoof made some room, but Gul went the other way

18.3

Umar Gul to Maharoof, OUT, once again made room this time Gul, followed the "you miss and i hit" theory

MF Maharoof b Umar Gul 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

18.4

Umar Gul to Thushara, 1 run

18.5

Umar Gul to Weeraratne, 1 run, good work at long on by Anwar Ali, may be Dean can learn something

18.6

Umar Gul to Thushara, OUT, yorker does the trick again, he was shaping for a big one, but Gul bowled the yorker to perfection

T Thushara b Umar Gul 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 19 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 132/8
     Umar Gul    3-0-13-4
K Weeraratne    19* (10b 1x4 1x6)     

19.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Weeraratne, 1 leg bye, yorker from Akhtar this time

19.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Kulasekara, 1 run, slogs to long on

19.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Weeraratne, 1 run, tries to make room, Akhtar followed him and just a single

19.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Kulasekara, no run, swing and a miss

19.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Kulasekara, OUT

KMDN Kulasekara run out 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

19.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Weeraratne, 2 byes, play and a miss, Akmal misses the stumps to give the single and then Akhtar misses them on the other end to give the second

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 137/9
K Weeraratne    20* (13b 1x4 1x6)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-0-31-1
CRD Fernando    0* (0b)     
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