Sohail Tanvir 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.
WU Tharanga c †Umar Akmal b Sohail Tanvir 3 (16m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00
Umar Gul 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.
TM Dilshan c †Umar Akmal b Umar Gul 12 (24m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71
Sohail Tanvir 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.
LD Chandimal c Younis Khan b Sohail Tanvir 7 (19m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
Junaid Khan 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.
LPC Silva c Misbah-ul-Haq b Junaid Khan 1 (16m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66
Mohammad Hafeez 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.
KC Sangakkara c Misbah-ul-Haq b Mohammad Hafeez 78 (132m 100b 8x4 0x6) SR: 78.00
Shahid Afridi 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.
BMAJ Mendis st †Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 2 (10m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66
Saeed Ajmal 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.
AD Mathews b Saeed Ajmal 61 (119m 101b 2x4 2x6) SR: 60.39
Sohail Tanvir 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.
NLTC Perera b Sohail Tanvir 25 (25m 18b 0x4 1x6) SR: 138.88
Sohail Tanvir 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.
SL Malinga c Misbah-ul-Haq b Sohail Tanvir 4 (1m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00