ICC Cricket World Cup, 10th Match, Group A: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Feb 26, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 10th match, Group A
Pakistan won by 11 runs
26 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.1

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, gentlest of looseners, miles outside off stump, and goes to the keeper on the bounce

0.2

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, lovely delivery, holds its line outside off stump, gets him to come forward and have a poke at it, he is comprehensively beaten, Sanga is already standing closer to the stumps

0.3

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, now this one tails back in from a length outside off, Shehzad is shuffling across off stump, and meets it with a defensive bat

0.4

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, Shehzad is away, takes some confident steps towards the ball which is quite a distance outside off stump, and clatters it through the covers for the first boundary of the match

0.5

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, again he is miles down the track and outside off stump, and punches this length ball towards covers

0.6

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 leg bye, stays in the crease now, and lets this angled ball come in to him, and tucks it down to fine leg

Pakistan 5/0   Ahmed Shehzad 4* (6b 1x4)
1.1

Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, fuller length compared to Kula, better carry too, but the line is in that channel outside off like Kula, and the batsman lets it go

1.2

Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 wide, Perera sprays one very wide outside off stump, got some movement but that started about four feet from the batsman outside off

1.2

Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, goes for the booming drive, it is pitched fuller, and takes the outside edge on its way fine to the third man boundary

1.3

Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, gets some width outside off stump, and goes hard at it, and the ball races away wide of third man

1.4

Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, better line from Perera, fuller on the stumps, and he gets the bat around pad to flick it wide of mid on

Pakistan 13/0   Ahmed Shehzad 11* (10b 2x4)
2.1

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, he has this habit of shuffling across and outside off stump, that led to his downfall against Kenya, this time the ball is much shorter, and he plays it down in front of midwicket

2.2

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, this time he stands in the crease and looking to thump a back of a length ball through covers, but Kula gets it to nip back in and he ungainly hits it back down the track

2.3

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, bowls it fuller outside off, and now he gets forward and pings covers with a neat drive

2.4

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, stays in the crease, and plays out a length ball towards covers

2.5

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, Shehzad cannot go walking now with Sanga breathing down his back, and defends one on the stumps to mid on

2.6

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, well, that one was asking to be despatched, but he missed out, hitting a short and wide one straight to point

Pakistan 13/0   Ahmed Shehzad 11* (16b 2x4)
3.6

Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, played out in to the covers off the front foot

Pakistan 20/0   Ahmed Shehzad 11* (17b 2x4)
4.2

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, shot! stands tall, lets the shortish ball come on, and punches it through the gap at extra cover, Mathews gives chase, and stops the ball, his cap comes off its bearings and hangs on by a thread, but he saved the boundary

4.3

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, good delivery, slows down the pace, he comes forward and turns it to mid on

4.4

Kulasekara to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 leg bye, goes down the pads, he tucks it away through square leg, there was some excitement among the fielders, could not definitely have been for a possible leg-before?

Pakistan 24/0   Ahmed Shehzad 13* (20b 2x4)
5.1

Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, just on a length, not quite there for the drive, he pushes forward and the ball rolls away to mid off

5.2

Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, goes for an ambitious pull, there is a huge gap at midwicket, but the ball was not short at all, and the ball rolls away off the bottom edge to the man in front of square leg

5.3

Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, got 'em! Shehzad had shown signs of impatience the previous delivery, and this time he was lured into a drive outside off stump, it was pitched on a length, and moved away slightly to produce the fatal edge, bounced a lot more than usual too, and Sanga doesn't let go of those

Ahmed Shehzad c †Sangakkara b Perera 13 (24m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.52

Pakistan 28/1   Ahmed Shehzad 13 (23b 2x4)
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