Singer-Akai Cup, Final: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 11, 1997
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Played at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium (neutral venue)
11 April 1997 (50-over match)
  Pakistan innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
Rameez Raja c Ranatunga b KSC de Silva 12 30 1 0 40.00
Sajid Ali c Tillakaratne b Muralitharan 28 48 1 0 58.33
Ijaz Ahmed b Jayasuriya 33 51 3 0 64.70
Saleem Malik b Muralitharan 58 76 2 0 76.31
Inzamam-ul-Haq run out (Vaas) 61 75 2 1 81.33
Moin Khan c Mahanama b Muralitharan 1 3 0 0 33.33
Wasim Akram* b Dharmasena 3 6 0 0 50.00
Shahid Afridi b Vaas 8 5 0 1 160.00
Waqar Younis c PA de Silva b Vaas 1 2 0 0 50.00
Saqlain Mushtaq c Mahanama b KSC de Silva 1 3 0 0 33.33
Mushtaq Ahmed not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 5, nb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 49.2 overs) 214 (4.33 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 9.2 1 32 2 3.42
  KSC de Silva 9 0 35 2 3.88 (1w)
  M Muralitharan 10 0 42 3 4.20 (3nb, 1w)
  HDPK Dharmasena 9 1 30 1 3.33
  ST Jayasuriya 5 0 31 1 6.20
  PA de Silva 7 0 42 0 6.00 (3w)
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 215 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya lbw b Waqar Younis 13 18 1 0 72.22
RS Kaluwitharana c Ijaz Ahmed b Wasim Akram 0 2 0 0 0.00
MS Atapattu lbw b Mushtaq Ahmed 29 49 3 0 59.18
PA de Silva not out 87 124 3 0 70.16
A Ranatunga* c & b Saleem Malik 28 41 2 0 68.29
RS Mahanama c Mushtaq Ahmed b Saqlain Mushtaq 31 51 1 0 60.78
HP Tillakaratne c Ijaz Ahmed b Saqlain Mushtaq 7 14 0 0 50.00
HDPK Dharmasena not out 3 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 11, w 2, nb 4) 17
  Total (6 wickets; 49.2 overs) 215 (4.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Wasim Akram 10 1 30 1 3.00 (4nb)
  Waqar Younis 8 0 43 1 5.37 (1w)
  Saqlain Mushtaq 9.2 0 41 2 4.39 (1nb, 1w)
  Mushtaq Ahmed 10 0 41 1 4.10
  Shahid Afridi 5 0 24 0 4.80
  Saleem Malik 7 0 25 1 3.57

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to bat
Series - Sri Lanka won the 1996/97 Singer-Akai Cup
Player of the match - PA de Silva (Sri Lanka)
Player of the series - PA de Silva (Sri Lanka)
Batsman of the series - PA de Silva (Sri Lanka)
Bowler of the series - M Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)
Fielder of the series - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - RS Dunne (New Zealand) and CJ Mitchley (South Africa)
TV umpire - DB Cowie (New Zealand)
Match referee - Hanumant Singh (India)

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings: 1x7-ball over (8 balls including a noball by Mitchley in Akram's 10th over).
    • Fastest fifty Award: Shahid Afridi
 
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