ICC Champions Trophy, Group B: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Cardiff, Jun 12, 2017
ICC Champions Trophy - 12th match, Group B
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (neutral venue)
12 June 2017 (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal N Dickwella c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 73 158 86 4 0 84.88
33.1 sensational catch from Sarfraz! He was moving to his left and had to suddenly change direction as Dickwella got a thick inside edge. It flew low to Sarfraz who put his left glove low to his left to pull off a stunner. Hadn't taken a wicket in the tournament coming into today's game, now he has two in two and two big wickets. That of the two set batsmen. Sri Lanka are on a freefall here 162/6
View dismissal MD Gunathilaka c Shoaib Malik b Junaid Khan 13 25 20 2 0 65.00
5.1 chipped straight to Malik at mid-off. Looked to hit on the up but this wasn't there, he went through irrespective. No timing whatsoever. Boost for Pakistan just as Gunathilaka was starting to look dangerous 26/1
View dismissal BKG Mendis b Hasan Ali 27 47 29 4 0 93.10
14.5 through his defence. Special ball. Mendis was looking threatening and it has taken a special delivery to send him back. Angles a length ball on middle from wide of the crease, Mendis is looking to whip this leg side but the ball jags away late to beat the bat and hit top of off. He lets out a roar. Big wicket 82/2
View dismissal LD Chandimal b Faheem Ashraf 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
15.1 dragged on! Maiden ODI wicket for Ashraf. Full outside off, no feet movement whatsoever as he looks to slap that through cover. Went hard at it, could only find a thick inside edge back onto the stumps. How the game has turned. 83/3
View dismissal AD Mathews* b Mohammad Amir 39 70 54 2 1 72.22
31.2 first wicket of the tournament for Amir and what a big scalp this is. Skiddy length ball angling across Mathews, who looks to hop back and whip this to midwicket. Was late on the shot as the ball deflected off a thin inside edge onto the stumps 161/4
View dismissal DM de Silva c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Junaid Khan 1 6 6 0 0 16.66
32.3 this is a ripper of a delivery! Dhananjaya's vigil didn't even last as long as it did for him to hop onto the plane after boarding was announced. Angles a length delivery that nips away off the seam. Dhananjaya, who should have been pushing forward, makes the cardinal sin of defending from the crease as the ball kisses the shoulder of the bat and through to Sarfraz. Big moment in the game 162/5
View dismissal DAS Gunaratne c Fakhar Zaman b Hasan Ali 27 70 44 1 0 61.36
48.1 hoicked straight to the man at deep midwicket. It was a risky proposition because he had to clear the longer boundary, his task was made tougher by the fact that it was an slow offcutter. Couldn't have picked out the fielder any better. 232/9
View dismissal NLTC Perera c Babar Azam b Junaid Khan 1 10 5 0 0 20.00
34.6 they're swinging Sri Lanka out of the competition or what? This is some stunning bowling. Floats this ahead of length on off, the ball deviates ever-so-slightly as Thisara looks to flay this away from the body, gets a thick edge that is taken superbly in front of his face by Babar at a wide first slip. 167/7
View dismissal RAS Lakmal b Hasan Ali 26 36 34 3 0 76.47
44.3 completely deceived by the slower delivery. The offcutter this time at length, Lakmal was through with the hoick even before the ball got to him, missed it completely as a result with the ball kissing the bails. Handy knock nevertheless. 213/8
SL Malinga not out 9 23 14 0 0 64.28
View dismissal N Pradeep c & b Faheem Ashraf 1 6 3 0 0 33.33
49.2 squared up by the length. Looks to work this skiddy short of length delivery from outside off towards midwicket but ends up getting a leading edge back to the bowler. As far as return catches go, it can't get simpler than that. 236/10
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 12, nb 1) 19
  Total (all out; 49.2 overs) 236 (4.78 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammad Amir 10 0 53 2 5.30 36 3 0 (2w)
31.2 to Mathews, first wicket of the tournament for Amir and what a big scalp this is. Skiddy length ball angling across Mathews, who looks to hop back and whip this to midwicket. Was late on the shot as the ball deflected off a thin inside edge onto the stumps 161/4
33.1 to Dickwella, sensational catch from Sarfraz! He was moving to his left and had to suddenly change direction as Dickwella got a thick inside edge. It flew low to Sarfraz who put his left glove low to his left to pull off a stunner. Hadn't taken a wicket in the tournament coming into today's game, now he has two in two and two big wickets. That of the two set batsmen. Sri Lanka are on a freefall here 162/6
View wickets Junaid Khan 10 3 40 3 4.00 41 6 0 (2w)
5.1 to Gunathilaka, chipped straight to Malik at mid-off. Looked to hit on the up but this wasn't there, he went through irrespective. No timing whatsoever. Boost for Pakistan just as Gunathilaka was starting to look dangerous 26/1
32.3 to de Silva, this is a ripper of a delivery! Dhananjaya's vigil didn't even last as long as it did for him to hop onto the plane after boarding was announced. Angles a length delivery that nips away off the seam. Dhananjaya, who should have been pushing forward, makes the cardinal sin of defending from the crease as the ball kisses the shoulder of the bat and through to Sarfraz. Big moment in the game 162/5
34.6 to Perera, they're swinging Sri Lanka out of the competition or what? This is some stunning bowling. Floats this ahead of length on off, the ball deviates ever-so-slightly as Thisara looks to flay this away from the body, gets a thick edge that is taken superbly in front of his face by Babar at a wide first slip. 167/7
  Imad Wasim 8 1 33 0 4.12 25 2 0
View wickets Faheem Ashraf 6.2 0 37 2 5.84 15 1 0 (1nb, 2w)
15.1 to Chandimal, dragged on! Maiden ODI wicket for Ashraf. Full outside off, no feet movement whatsoever as he looks to slap that through cover. Went hard at it, could only find a thick inside edge back onto the stumps. How the game has turned. 83/3
49.2 to Pradeep, squared up by the length. Looks to work this skiddy short of length delivery from outside off towards midwicket but ends up getting a leading edge back to the bowler. As far as return catches go, it can't get simpler than that. 236/10
View wickets Hasan Ali 10 0 43 3 4.30 31 4 0 (1w)
14.5 to Mendis, through his defence. Special ball. Mendis was looking threatening and it has taken a special delivery to send him back. Angles a length ball on middle from wide of the crease, Mendis is looking to whip this leg side but the ball jags away late to beat the bat and hit top of off. He lets out a roar. Big wicket 82/2
44.3 to Lakmal, completely deceived by the slower delivery. The offcutter this time at length, Lakmal was through with the hoick even before the ball got to him, missed it completely as a result with the ball kissing the bails. Handy knock nevertheless. 213/8
48.1 to Gunaratne, hoicked straight to the man at deep midwicket. It was a risky proposition because he had to clear the longer boundary, his task was made tougher by the fact that it was an slow offcutter. Couldn't have picked out the fielder any better. 232/9
  Mohammad Hafeez 5 0 24 0 4.80 16 0 1 (1w)
  Pakistan innings (target: 237 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Azhar Ali c Mendis b Lakmal 34 99 50 2 1 68.00
19.2 and this is why Mathews is a captain! Lakmal gets Azhar to fend away from his body. It's a thick edge that's angling away from Mendis at first slip. He's following the line, to his right, but it swerves to his left and he has done very well to hold on to this. He went with two hands, but because of that movement, he just about grabbed onto it with his left. Bowling change works straight away 110/4
View dismissal Fakhar Zaman c Gunaratne b Pradeep 50 56 36 8 1 138.88
11.2 finds the fielder at fine leg. Takes on the bouncer and is not in control. Takes his eye off the ball at the last moment and top edges this. Pradeep is anxious as this is hanging in the air, then relieved when the fielder hangs on. Is this their way back? 74/1
View dismissal Babar Azam c de Silva b Pradeep 10 22 18 1 0 55.55
15.4 picks out midwicket! Tentative from Babar. This is back of a length, and he has time to whip it. Plays close to his body and doesn't roll the wrists enough. Straight to midwicket, he didn't have to move. Soft dismissal 92/2
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c Pradeep b Perera 1 6 5 0 0 20.00
16.5 we have a game on, folks! Another very, very soft dismissal. Back of a length, into the hips. An easy tickle to fine leg on most days, but Hafeez is also tentative like Babar was. Leading edge balloons to mid-on who makes no mistake 95/3
View dismissal Shoaib Malik c †Dickwella b Malinga 11 40 20 1 0 55.00
24.5 feathered to the keeper! Malinga wins the battle. Sees all the shuffling, changes his length and cramps him. It's a short ball at his ribs. He's inside the line and looks to parry this fine with a pull, but he gets in on the glove and Dickwella has moved nicely to his left to hold on 131/5
Sarfraz Ahmed*† not out 61 119 79 5 0 77.21
View dismissal Imad Wasim c †Dickwella b Pradeep 4 6 3 1 0 133.33
25.4 edge? Yes! He changes his angle, goes over the wicket and angles this across the left-hander who plays a loose shot. Pokes away from the body, regulation edge, regulation catch, six down. 137/6
View dismissal Faheem Ashraf run out (Perera) 15 24 15 1 1 100.00
29.5 Perera to Sarfraz Ahmed, Oh this looks close! Straight drive, fingertip, then tip of the non-strikers stumps. Faheem plonked the bat in. Third umpire has been called for. This is the matter of half a frame. He's out! Can you believe it! Poor technique from the young man. A lazy plonk after backing up a long way. The replays show a shadow under his bat as the bails light up, so he's out. A pedestrian length ball at off stump, hit off the middle, has ended up as a wicket somehow. Somehow - why is it always somehow with Pakistan? 162/7
Mohammad Amir not out 28 63 43 1 0 65.11
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 13) 23
  Total (7 wickets; 44.5 overs) 237 (5.28 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SL Malinga 9.5 2 52 1 5.28 34 5 1 (4w)
24.5 to Shoaib Malik, feathered to the keeper! Malinga wins the battle. Sees all the shuffling, changes his length and cramps him. It's a short ball at his ribs. He's inside the line and looks to parry this fine with a pull, but he gets in on the glove and Dickwella has moved nicely to his left to hold on 131/5
View wicket RAS Lakmal 10 0 48 1 4.80 35 6 0 (2w)
19.2 to Azhar Ali, and this is why Mathews is a captain! Lakmal gets Azhar to fend away from his body. It's a thick edge that's angling away from Mendis at first slip. He's following the line, to his right, but it swerves to his left and he has done very well to hold on to this. He went with two hands, but because of that movement, he just about grabbed onto it with his left. Bowling change works straight away 110/4
View wickets N Pradeep 10 0 60 3 6.00 30 5 1 (3w)
11.2 to Fakhar Zaman, finds the fielder at fine leg. Takes on the bouncer and is not in control. Takes his eye off the ball at the last moment and top edges this. Pradeep is anxious as this is hanging in the air, then relieved when the fielder hangs on. Is this their way back? 74/1
15.4 to Babar Azam, picks out midwicket! Tentative from Babar. This is back of a length, and he has time to whip it. Plays close to his body and doesn't roll the wrists enough. Straight to midwicket, he didn't have to move. Soft dismissal 92/2
25.4 to Imad Wasim, edge? Yes! He changes his angle, goes over the wicket and angles this across the left-hander who plays a loose shot. Pokes away from the body, regulation edge, regulation catch, six down. 137/6
View wicket NLTC Perera 8 0 43 1 5.37 27 2 1 (4w)
16.5 to Mohammad Hafeez, we have a game on, folks! Another very, very soft dismissal. Back of a length, into the hips. An easy tickle to fine leg on most days, but Hafeez is also tentative like Babar was. Leading edge balloons to mid-on who makes no mistake 95/3
  DAS Gunaratne 5 0 19 0 3.80 17 2 0
  MD Gunathilaka 1 0 2 0 2.00 4 0 0
  DM de Silva 1 0 3 0 3.00 3 0 0

Match details


Toss - Pakistan
Points - Pakistan 2, Sri Lanka 0
ODI debut - Faheem Ashraf (Pakistan)
Player of the match - Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and BNJ Oxenford (Australia)
TV umpire - CB Gaffaney (New Zealand)
Match referee - BC Broad
Reserve umpire - IJ Gould

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 50 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (59 balls), Extras 1
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 135 runs, 6 wickets)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (N Dickwella 24, BKG Mendis 26, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 82/2 in 14.5 overs (N Dickwella 41)
    • N Dickwella: 50 off 52 balls (3 x 4)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 19.5 overs (119 balls), Extras 4
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (N Dickwella 21, AD Mathews 24, Ex 5)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 28.6 overs (175 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 161/3 in 31.0 overs (N Dickwella 73, AD Mathews 39)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 51 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 42.6 overs (259 balls), Extras 16
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 236/10 in 49.2 overs (SL Malinga 9)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 65 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (52 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (Azhar Ali 16, Fakhar Zaman 29, Ex 5)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 133 runs, 7 wickets)
    • Fakhar Zaman: 50 off 34 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 90/1 in 15.0 overs (Azhar Ali 23, Babar Azam 10)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 17.2 overs (104 balls), Extras 8
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 27.2 overs (164 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 157/6 in 28.0 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 20, Fahim Ashraf 12)
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 39 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 40.2 overs (242 balls), Extras 18
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (Sarfraz Ahmed 24, Mohammad Amir 19, Ex 7)
    • Sarfraz Ahmed: 50 off 71 balls (4 x 4)
 
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