T20 Canada, 2008/09 / Commentary

T20 Canada - Final

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Welcome back, i hope you didn't have trouble switching pages, Finals about to begin, Bright Sun, about 8000 people at the park Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and they will bowl first, Mahela says they like chase and the records agree with him, Malik says they will put in 100 % and forget about the result Sri Lankans are out in the middle, More Pakistani supporters but they are not the ones making the noise its the Sri Lankans who are waving flags and shouting out Umpires are out and the Announcer can not be heard anymore, Sri Lankan team huddles and on they come Butt to take strike

0.1

Maharoof to Salman Butt, FOUR, edged no second slip and 4 runs

0.2

Maharoof to Salman Butt, no run, cut hard straight to point

0.3

Maharoof to Salman Butt, 1 run, goes hard at that one, flies of the bat to third man

0.4

Maharoof to Shoaib Khan jnr, 1 wide, a little too wide

0.4

Maharoof to Shoaib Khan jnr, no run, beaten by that extra bounce

0.5

Maharoof to Shoaib Khan jnr, 1 wide, wide outside off again

0.5

Maharoof to Shoaib Khan jnr, no run

0.6

Maharoof to Shoaib Khan jnr, no run

End of over 1 (7 runs) Pakistan 7/0
Shoaib Khan jnr    0* (3b)      MF Maharoof    1-0-7-0
Salman Butt    5* (3b 1x4)     

1.1

Fernando to Salman Butt, no run, flicks it to mid wicket

1.2

Fernando to Salman Butt, 1 run, pulls it to fine leg

1.3

Fernando to Shoaib Khan jnr, 1 wide, down the leg, umpire call it

1.3

Fernando to Shoaib Khan jnr, no run, pulls it to square leg

1.4

Fernando to Shoaib Khan jnr, OUT, slower ball does the trick, Shoaib Khan came too early into the shot, and he has to make the long walk back, with out scoring

Shoaib Khan jnr c & b Fernando 0 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Afridi in, Pakistan fans cheer him on

1.5

Fernando to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, glances it to mid wicket to get off the mark

1.6

Fernando to Salman Butt, 1 run, plays it to mid off

End of over 2 (4 runs) Pakistan 11/1
Salman Butt    7* (6b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    1-0-4-1
Shahid Afridi    1* (1b)     

2.1

Maharoof to Salman Butt, 1 run, wanted to play it through the covers thick inside edge and a single to mid wicket

2.2

Maharoof to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, thick outside edge and lobs over point, Afridi survives

2.3

Maharoof to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, flicks it over mid wicket

2.4

Maharoof to Salman Butt, no run, straigh to Mahela at extra covers

2.5

Maharoof to Salman Butt, 1 run, pushes it to mid off and takes off, well judged run

2.6

Maharoof to Shahid Afridi, no run, Afridi made room and wanted to pull it over mid on, slower ball beats him

End of over 3 (5 runs) Pakistan 16/1
Shahid Afridi    4* (4b)      MF Maharoof    2-0-12-0
Salman Butt    9* (9b 1x4)     

3.1

Fernando to Salman Butt, 1 run, slower bouncer, he was too early into the shot

3.2

Fernando to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide

3.2

Fernando to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, defends it and scampers for a single

3.3

Fernando to Salman Butt, FOUR, pulls it in his typical style in front of square

3.4

Fernando to Salman Butt, 1 leg bye

3.5

Fernando to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, picks it from middle and leg and puts him over mid on for a bounce boundary

3.6

Fernando to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, tried to scoop it over fine leg, edged and just fell in front of mid wicket, Afridi survives again

End of over 4 (13 runs) Pakistan 29/1
Shahid Afridi    10* (7b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    2-0-16-1
Salman Butt    14* (12b 2x4)     

4.1

Maharoof to Shahid Afridi, no run, tried to swat it to mid on

4.2

Maharoof to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, to mid on

4.3

Maharoof to Salman Butt, 1 run, glances it to square leg

4.4

Maharoof to Shahid Afridi, no run, tried to chop it to third man finds backward point

4.5

Maharoof to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, clubs it over mid on, doesn't reach the boundary

Third man brought in the circle and mid on has dropped back to long on

4.6

Maharoof to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, pushes it to mid on and takes a single

End of over 5 (5 runs) Pakistan 34/1
Shahid Afridi    14* (12b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    3-0-17-0
Salman Butt    15* (13b 2x4)     

5.1

Thushara to Shahid Afridi, OUT, Bouncer pulls it straight to mid wicket

Shahid Afridi c Mubarak b Thushara 14 (18m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 107.69

Afridi departs to stun the pakistan fans

5.2

Thushara to Salman Butt, 1 run, places it to third man for a single

Younnis Khan taking guard

5.3

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run

5.4

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run, defends of the backfoot

5.5

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run, pushed to covers

5.6

Thushara to Younis Khan, no run, pitches on middle, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 6 (1 run) Pakistan 35/2
Younis Khan    0* (4b)      T Thushara    1-0-1-1
Salman Butt    16* (14b 2x4)     

6.1

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, no run, straight back to the bowler

6.2

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, OUT

Younis Khan run out 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

6.3

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, no run

6.4

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, FOUR, driven to point boundary

6.5

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, no run

6.6

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, no run

End of over 7 (4 runs) Pakistan 39/3
Salman Butt    20* (20b 3x4)      K Weeraratne    1-0-4-0
Shoaib Malik    0* (0b)     

7.1

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, defended of the backfoot

7.2

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, SIX, upper cut, flies of the bat to the third man boundary, maximum !

7.3

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, wanted to guide it to third man, missed the line

7.4

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, takes off from a length, Malik hit on the forearm

He is giving it a good rub

7.5

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run, pushed it to covers from the bacfoot

7.6

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, cuts it over point for four more

End of over 8 (10 runs) Pakistan 49/3
Shoaib Malik    10* (6b 1x4 1x6)      T Thushara    2-0-11-1
Salman Butt    20* (20b 3x4)     

8.1

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, SIX, lofts it to long off, he timed his jump right but it was just a little to high,goes for 6

8.2

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, 1 run

8.3

Weeraratne to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, glanced from the legs for a single

8.4

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, 1 run, driven to long off

8.5

Weeraratne to Shoaib Malik, no run

8.6

Weeraratne to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, late cut to third man

Younnis Khan's wicket might be costly he got run out by a combined effort from Keeper and Bowler when he did not know the ball was with the keeper and came too far up trying to steal a single

End of over 9 (10 runs) Pakistan 59/3
Shoaib Malik    12* (9b 1x4 1x6)      K Weeraratne    2-0-14-0
Salman Butt    28* (23b 3x4 1x6)     

9.1

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run

9.2

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, cut away and brilliant fielding at the boundary to stop the 4

9.3

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, inside edge to fine leg

9.4

Mendis to Salman Butt, 1 run, drive to mid on

9.5

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, no run

9.6

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, 1 run

End of over 10 (5 runs) Pakistan 64/3
Shoaib Malik    16* (14b 1x4 1x6)      BAW Mendis    1-0-5-0
Salman Butt    29* (24b 3x4 1x6)     

10.1

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, big back lift and then just guides it to third man

10.2

Thushara to Salman Butt, 1 run

10.3

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, no run

10.4

Thushara to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, steps out and drives it to long off

10.5

Thushara to Salman Butt, 1 wide, over his head called a wide, Jayasuriya not happy with it

10.5

Thushara to Salman Butt, FOUR, pulls it over mid wicket and into the fence it goes

10.6

Thushara to Salman Butt, 1 run, pushes it to covers and takes off

End of over 11 (9 runs) Pakistan 73/3
Salman Butt    35* (27b 4x4 1x6)      T Thushara    3-0-20-1
Shoaib Malik    18* (17b 1x4 1x6)     

11.1

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, no run

11.2

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, 4 byes, everyone missed that one, too full, Butt wanted to chop it down to third man, Dilshan couldnt not get to it etiher

11.3

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, no run

11.4

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, 2 runs, pulls it to mid wicket, great effort by Mubarak

11.5

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, 1 run, pushes it to covers

11.6

Weeraratne to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, drive to long off

Jayawardene making Mendis bowl overs at crucial times

End of over 12 (8 runs) Pakistan 81/3
Shoaib Malik    19* (18b 1x4 1x6)      K Weeraratne    3-0-18-0
Salman Butt    38* (32b 4x4 1x6)     

12.1

Mendis to Shoaib Malik, OUT, lofts it to long on where Mubarak took a very well judged catch

Shoaib Malik c Mubarak b Mendis 19 (27m 19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

That is the shortest boundary of the ground, so it was a pretty poor stroke

12.2

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, delicate sweep, Fernendo did no have a chance at deep backward square leg

12.3

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pushes it to point of the backfoot

12.4

Mendis to Salman Butt, 1 run

12.5

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

12.6

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 13 (6 runs) Pakistan 87/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    5* (4b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    2-0-11-1
Salman Butt    39* (33b 4x4 1x6)     

13.1

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, 1 run

13.2

Weeraratne to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, played it to third man

13.3

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, 1 run, pushes it to long off

13.4

Weeraratne to Misbah-ul-Haq, 4 byes, tried to cut it, missed it and Dilshan had no clue where it went from, Sri Lanka missing Sunga

13.5

Weeraratne to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run

13.6

Weeraratne to Salman Butt, 1 run, square drive to sweeper cover

End of over 14 (9 runs) Pakistan 96/4
Salman Butt    42* (36b 4x4 1x6)      K Weeraratne    4-0-23-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    7* (7b 1x4)     

14.1

Fernando to Salman Butt, 1 run, late cut to third man

14.2

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

14.3

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, to sweeper cover

14.4

Fernando to Salman Butt, no run

14.5

Fernando to Salman Butt, 1 run, chips it over the bowlers head

14.6

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, comes back in, defended

Once again Mendis on to break the partnership

End of over 15 (3 runs) Pakistan 99/4
Misbah-ul-Haq    8* (10b 1x4)      CRD Fernando    3-0-19-1
Salman Butt    44* (39b 4x4 1x6)     

15.1

Mendis to Salman Butt, no run, almost did it with the first ball, Butt had no clue where that was going

15.2

Mendis to Salman Butt, OUT, Lofts it to long on, and Thushara makes no mistake

Salman Butt c Thushara b Mendis 44 (72m 41b 4x4 1x6) SR: 107.31

Mendis has done it again, the Sri Lankan trump card working wonders

15.3

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, pulles it to long on, good strong throw by Thushara

15.4

Mendis to Fawad Alam, no run, carrom ball, Fawad Alam clueless

15.5

Mendis to Fawad Alam, 1 run, pushes it to long on of the backfoot

15.6

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, cuts it past point, but Misbah played it for off break, it went the other way

End of over 16 (3 runs) Pakistan 102/5
Misbah-ul-Haq    10* (12b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    3-0-14-2
Fawad Alam    1* (2b)     

16.1

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run

16.2

Thushara to Fawad Alam, 1 run, pulls it down to square leg

16.3

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, beatean by the one that holds its line

16.4

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, opens the face of the bat, Maharoof cuts it off at the boundary

16.5

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, inside edge to the keeper

16.6

Thushara to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, cuts it to sweeper cover, Weerarathna cuts it off at the boundary

Maharoof is back into the attack

End of over 17 (5 runs) Pakistan 107/5
Misbah-ul-Haq    14* (17b 1x4)      T Thushara    4-0-25-1
Fawad Alam    2* (3b)     

17.1

Maharoof to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, works it to third man

17.2

Maharoof to Fawad Alam, 1 wide, down the leg

17.2

Maharoof to Fawad Alam, OUT, hits it straight back to Maharoof, third umpire called and he has been given out

Fawad Alam c & b Maharoof 2 (11m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

17.3

Maharoof to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, cut away to sweeper cover

17.4

Maharoof to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, that one stayed low, Kamran ran half way and sent back by Misbah

17.5

Maharoof to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, cuts it into his hands and takes off, survives !

17.6

Maharoof to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, flicks it to mid wicket

Fernendo back, lots of slower balls coming

End of over 18 (5 runs) Pakistan 112/6
Kamran Akmal    2* (2b)      MF Maharoof    4-0-22-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    16* (20b 1x4)     

18.1

Fernando to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, steps out and launches it, dropped at mid off they scamper back for the double

18.2

Fernando to Kamran Akmal, 1 run

18.3

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 wide, down the leg, Fernendo not happy with himself

18.3

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, slogs it between square leg and fine leg for a one bounce 4

18.4

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, places it to gully

18.5

Fernando to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, cuts it straigh to sweeper cover

18.6

Fernando to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, drops it infront of him and takes off

Mendis to bowl the final over

End of over 19 (11 runs) Pakistan 123/6
Misbah-ul-Haq    22* (23b 2x4)      CRD Fernando    4-0-30-1
Kamran Akmal    6* (5b)     

19.1

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tried a reverse sweep, no contact

19.2

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, just a single to point

19.3

Mendis to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, sweeps it fine enough to run down to the fence

19.4

Mendis to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, swats it past the bowler, just a double cut off by Mubarak at the boundary

19.5

Mendis to Kamran Akmal, OUT, gone, trying to loft the ball

Kamran Akmal st †Dilshan b Mendis 12 (11m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

11 Wicket for Mendis in the series now

19.6

Mendis to Umar Gul, 2 runs, swats it to mid wicket

Right, 133 to win, Shoaib to Jayasuriya for the second time on the weekend, we are all set, this Gary Grewal...

End of over 20 (9 runs) Pakistan 132/7
Umar Gul    2* (1b)      BAW Mendis    4-0-23-3
Misbah-ul-Haq    23* (25b 2x4)     
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Oct 13, 2008

Shoaib Malik is pumped up after dismissing Mahela Jayawardene, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, T20 Canada final, King City, October 13, 2008

Shoaib Malik is pumped up after dismissing Mahela Jayawardene

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Oct 13, 2008

Sanath Jayasuriya plays one off his hips, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, T20 Canada final, King City, October 13, 2008

Sanath Jayasuriya plays one off his hips

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