Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates, 5th ODI: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Nov 23, 2011
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
23 November 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †Umar Akmal b Sohail Tanvir 3 16 10 0 0 30.00
3.3 and gone. Tanvir has bowled a few huge inswingers and now slips in the away-swinger. When he's on song, he gets these to snake about madly. Tharanga didn't spot the movement, he got the front foot out and looked to defend to the off side, but the deviation was too much. The feather carries into Umar's gloves and Tharanga walks. 13/1
View dismissal TM Dilshan* c †Umar Akmal b Umar Gul 12 24 14 1 0 85.71
4.5 boy, this is the ghost of Dilshan. A pale imitation of the batsman who used to pulp the new ball. What a tame stroke to go. He hasn't sorted out Gul all series, and faithfully nurdles another one into Umar's gloves. It was Gul's peachy away seamer, landing back of a length outside off and going away. Dilshan just sparred at it on the up without getting the foot across. A nothing shot. SL in all sorts of trouble, again. 20/2
View dismissal LD Chandimal c Younis Khan b Sohail Tanvir 7 19 14 1 0 50.00
7.4 SL in dire straits now. Chandimal is on his way, after being hoodwinked into giving Younis slip-catching practice. A little unconventional gem of a delivery that, from Tanvir. Swirls out of his snappy wrist, angling across from over the stumps, short of a driving length, it lands on the stumps and then whistles away deceptively. Chandimal was on the back foot, doing his best to read the deviation, and offered the bat in an attempt to guide it square. The ball had other plans, though, it swerved away enough to take the outside edge and Younis takes it really well, low at second slip. 32/3
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Misbah-ul-Haq b Mohammad Hafeez 78 132 100 8 0 78.00
38.5 the big stand is broken. Sanga muscles a flighted ball straight to Misbah at cover. It has been a really good innings, and in the circumstances a solid stand, but Sanga will know his business wasn't finished. Hafeez continues to pick up crucial wickets with uncanny ease. 164/5
View dismissal LPC Silva c Misbah-ul-Haq b Junaid Khan 1 16 6 0 0 16.66
10.5 Chamara's not made much of an impact after flying into the UAE. Junaid strikes in his first over, with a 139 kph delivery that did little off the pitch. It angled across Chamara at pace, landing outside off and inviting the drive. Chamara gladly obliged, providing Misbah with some more slip catching practice. Disaster for the Lankans. 46/4
View dismissal AD Mathews b Saeed Ajmal 61 119 101 2 2 60.39
43.1 heartbreak for Sri Lanka. Mathews plays around a straight one and is bowled round the legs. Offbreak angled in from round the stumps, lands on leg stump and straightens. Mathews had walked too far across and was looking to work it square. Mistake. Leg stump comes in the ball's way. 180/7
View dismissal BMAJ Mendis st †Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 2 10 12 0 0 16.66
42.2 Afridi has a wicket, and he doesn't even celebrate in usual style. It is the quick fast ball that angles across the left hander. Jeevan is sucked into the trap, he leans out and searches for the drive, but the ball misses the edge. And then, for some reason, Jeevan takes his back foot out of the crease as he over-balances, and then comically falls down three yards out of the crease. Umar fumbles the ball, but has all the time to break the stumps. 176/6
View dismissal NLTC Perera b Sohail Tanvir 25 25 18 0 1 138.88
49.4 slower ball at 105 kph. Thisara could have gone to the dressing room and come back to play it. But he didn't, he tried his best to adjust and swat it away, but the ball still hoodwinked him and took out leg stump. 214/8
S Prasanna not out 8 25 23 0 0 34.78
View dismissal SL Malinga c Misbah-ul-Haq b Sohail Tanvir 4 1 2 1 0 200.00
49.6 and he finishes with a wicket. Well bowled, Tanvir. Another slower ball, this was short and hence Malinga couldn't play the big heave down the ground. He ended up having to drag it away to the leg side, but he mistimed it. Misbah ran in to take a good low catch. 218/9
Extras (lb 6, w 11) 17
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 218 (4.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Umar Gul 7 1 34 1 4.85 29 2 2 (1w)
4.5 to Dilshan, boy, this is the ghost of Dilshan. A pale imitation of the batsman who used to pulp the new ball. What a tame stroke to go. He hasn't sorted out Gul all series, and faithfully nurdles another one into Umar's gloves. It was Gul's peachy away seamer, landing back of a length outside off and going away. Dilshan just sparred at it on the up without getting the foot across. A nothing shot. SL in all sorts of trouble, again. 20/2
View wickets Sohail Tanvir 7 0 34 4 4.85 29 5 0 (4w)
3.3 to Tharanga, and gone. Tanvir has bowled a few huge inswingers and now slips in the away-swinger. When he's on song, he gets these to snake about madly. Tharanga didn't spot the movement, he got the front foot out and looked to defend to the off side, but the deviation was too much. The feather carries into Umar's gloves and Tharanga walks. 13/1
7.4 to Chandimal, SL in dire straits now. Chandimal is on his way, after being hoodwinked into giving Younis slip-catching practice. A little unconventional gem of a delivery that, from Tanvir. Swirls out of his snappy wrist, angling across from over the stumps, short of a driving length, it lands on the stumps and then whistles away deceptively. Chandimal was on the back foot, doing his best to read the deviation, and offered the bat in an attempt to guide it square. The ball had other plans, though, it swerved away enough to take the outside edge and Younis takes it really well, low at second slip. 32/3
49.4 to Perera, slower ball at 105 kph. Thisara could have gone to the dressing room and come back to play it. But he didn't, he tried his best to adjust and swat it away, but the ball still hoodwinked him and took out leg stump. 214/8
49.6 to Malinga, and he finishes with a wicket. Well bowled, Tanvir. Another slower ball, this was short and hence Malinga couldn't play the big heave down the ground. He ended up having to drag it away to the leg side, but he mistimed it. Misbah ran in to take a good low catch. 218/9
View wicket Junaid Khan 3 0 18 1 6.00 8 2 0
10.5 to Silva, Chamara's not made much of an impact after flying into the UAE. Junaid strikes in his first over, with a 139 kph delivery that did little off the pitch. It angled across Chamara at pace, landing outside off and inviting the drive. Chamara gladly obliged, providing Misbah with some more slip catching practice. Disaster for the Lankans. 46/4
View wicket Saeed Ajmal 10 2 26 1 2.60 42 2 0 (1w)
43.1 to Mathews, heartbreak for Sri Lanka. Mathews plays around a straight one and is bowled round the legs. Offbreak angled in from round the stumps, lands on leg stump and straightens. Mathews had walked too far across and was looking to work it square. Mistake. Leg stump comes in the ball's way. 180/7
View wicket Shahid Afridi 10 0 60 1 6.00 20 2 1 (1w)
42.2 to Mendis, Afridi has a wicket, and he doesn't even celebrate in usual style. It is the quick fast ball that angles across the left hander. Jeevan is sucked into the trap, he leans out and searches for the drive, but the ball misses the edge. And then, for some reason, Jeevan takes his back foot out of the crease as he over-balances, and then comically falls down three yards out of the crease. Umar fumbles the ball, but has all the time to break the stumps. 176/6
View wicket Mohammad Hafeez 10 1 29 1 2.90 35 0 0 (1w)
38.5 to Sangakkara, the big stand is broken. Sanga muscles a flighted ball straight to Misbah at cover. It has been a really good innings, and in the circumstances a solid stand, but Sanga will know his business wasn't finished. Hafeez continues to pick up crucial wickets with uncanny ease. 164/5
  Shoaib Malik 3 0 11 0 3.66 10 0 0 (2w)
  Pakistan innings (target: 219 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c †Sangakkara b Fernando 14 35 28 2 0 50.00
8.1 boy, he's struck again with the first ball of a new spell. Whippy, back of a length ball that goes away just a touch and bounces, Hafeez cuts from it miles away from the body and edges to the right of Sanga. Easy take for him. 25/1
View dismissal Asad Shafiq lbw b Mathews 26 63 38 3 0 68.42
13.4 Given lbw, and he's referred it. Well bowled Angelo, gets this one to come in off the seam after taking the previous one away. Shafiq gets the front foot too far across and then scissors the bat down around it, but the ball slips through and hits him dead plub. Three reds light up. 51/2
View dismissal Younis Khan lbw b Mendis 34 73 48 2 0 70.83
25.2 pinned on the crease, and Younis has to go. Jeevan slips in a quick and sprightly legbreak that lands on off and straightens. Younis should have probably played forward to it. He looked to work it to the leg side across the line and the ball hit him at shin height, and seemed set to crash into off stump. 113/3
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Perera b Mendis 66 124 99 5 0 66.66
43.3 fifth time unlucky! Misbah perishes to the reverse sweep. Too late for Sri Lanka's liking, though. Tossed up outside off and breaking away, he puts the knee down as is his wont, reverses the grip and reverse-lashes it. This time, it takes the top edge and goes easily into the hands of the man behind square. He has a world with Umar on his way back - "Finish it off," I guess, is what he said. 197/5
View dismissal Shoaib Malik lbw b Mendis 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
25.3 on a hat-trick! Jeevan has breathed some jeevan into the innings now. Malik gropes in hope is trapped palpably in front. The last one was the leggie, this was the googly. Malik's turn to be caught on the crease, he didn't spot the turn and was playing down the long line. He's not looked the part at all with the bat in these two innings. Plumb. 113/4
Umar Akmal not out 61 100 60 8 0 101.66
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c †Sangakkara b Malinga 4 3 4 0 0 100.00
44.2 Malinga's removed Afridi from the picture ... Ahemm, is this a late stutter? Well directed short one again, it had Afridi's ribs in its sights. He got into no position, just stayed back and proferred bat at it without ducking, the ball hit the toe-edge and ballooned up towards the slips. Sanga completes the catch. 202/6
View dismissal Sohail Tanvir c Chandimal b Fernando 1 18 6 0 0 16.66
47.1 Pakistan are trying their hardest to funk this. Tanvir's turn now. Tries to lash it away over midwicket and gets a top edge that loops up and lands in midwicket's hands. Four to win for one side. Three for the other. 215/7
Saeed Ajmal not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 2, lb 3, w 8) 13
  Total (7 wickets; 47.2 overs) 219 (4.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SL Malinga 9 2 28 1 3.11 40 4 0 (1w)
44.2 to Shahid Afridi, Malinga's removed Afridi from the picture ... Ahemm, is this a late stutter? Well directed short one again, it had Afridi's ribs in its sights. He got into no position, just stayed back and proferred bat at it without ducking, the ball hit the toe-edge and ballooned up towards the slips. Sanga completes the catch. 202/6
  NLTC Perera 7 1 32 0 4.57 27 3 0 (1w)
  S Prasanna 8 0 48 0 6.00 21 3 0 (2w)
View wickets CRD Fernando 9.2 0 47 2 5.03 34 5 0 (3w)
8.1 to Mohammad Hafeez, boy, he's struck again with the first ball of a new spell. Whippy, back of a length ball that goes away just a touch and bounces, Hafeez cuts from it miles away from the body and edges to the right of Sanga. Easy take for him. 25/1
47.1 to Sohail Tanvir, Pakistan are trying their hardest to funk this. Tanvir's turn now. Tries to lash it away over midwicket and gets a top edge that loops up and lands in midwicket's hands. Four to win for one side. Three for the other. 215/7
View wicket AD Mathews 5 1 11 1 2.20 22 1 0
13.4 to Asad Shafiq, Given lbw, and he's referred it. Well bowled Angelo, gets this one to come in off the seam after taking the previous one away. Shafiq gets the front foot too far across and then scissors the bat down around it, but the ball slips through and hits him dead plub. Three reds light up. 51/2
View wickets BMAJ Mendis 7 0 36 3 5.14 18 3 0
25.2 to Younis Khan, pinned on the crease, and Younis has to go. Jeevan slips in a quick and sprightly legbreak that lands on off and straightens. Younis should have probably played forward to it. He looked to work it to the leg side across the line and the ball hit him at shin height, and seemed set to crash into off stump. 113/3
25.3 to Shoaib Malik, on a hat-trick! Jeevan has breathed some jeevan into the innings now. Malik gropes in hope is trapped palpably in front. The last one was the leggie, this was the googly. Malik's turn to be caught on the crease, he didn't spot the turn and was playing down the long line. He's not looked the part at all with the bat in these two innings. Plumb. 113/4
43.3 to Misbah-ul-Haq, fifth time unlucky! Misbah perishes to the reverse sweep. Too late for Sri Lanka's liking, though. Tossed up outside off and breaking away, he puts the knee down as is his wont, reverses the grip and reverse-lashes it. This time, it takes the top edge and goes easily into the hands of the man behind square. He has a world with Umar on his way back - "Finish it off," I guess, is what he said. 197/5
  TM Dilshan 2 0 12 0 6.00 5 1 0 (1w)

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - Pakistan won the 5-match series 4-1
Player of the match - Umar Akmal (Pakistan)
Player of the series - Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
Umpires - Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) and M Erasmus (South Africa)
TV umpire - RK Illingworth (England)
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - Zameer Haider (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 3 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 11.1 overs (67 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 65/4 in 14.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 33, AD Mathews 2)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 16 runs, 0 wicket)
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 55 balls (8 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (KC Sangakkara 34, AD Mathews 14, Ex 2)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 22.4 overs (136 balls), Extras 7
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 138 balls (KC Sangakkara 52, AD Mathews 42, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 147/4 in 34.0 overs (KC Sangakkara 70, AD Mathews 43)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 34.4 overs (208 balls), Extras 11
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 20 runs, 1 wicket)
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 88 balls (1 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 48.1 overs (289 balls), Extras 16
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 218/9 in 50.0 overs (S Prasanna 8)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 31 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 3
    • Over 13.4: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batsman - Asad Shafiq (Struck down)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 22 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 61/2 in 16.0 overs (Younis Khan 12, Misbah-ul-Haq 6)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 23.4 overs (142 balls), Extras 6
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (Younis Khan 20, Misbah-ul-Haq 27, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 146/4 in 34.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 46, Umar Akmal 16)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 34.6 overs (210 balls), Extras 10
    • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 28 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 73 balls (5 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 66 balls (Misbah-ul-Haq 18, Umar Akmal 28, Ex 4)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 43.4 overs (262 balls), Extras 12
    • Over 45.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batsman - Umar Akmal (Struck down)
    • Umar Akmal: 50 off 52 balls (6 x 4)
 
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