Pakistan v Sri Lanka T20I Series - 2nd T20I

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 24 runs

Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan are on the pitch and 19-year-old Usman Khan will open this time, with a slip. Here we go...

7.52pm Danny Morrison reckons 160 should be a good total on this pitch and the dew factor will play a role.

Mohammad Hafeez: We are more confident about restricting the opposition and chasing a target down with a strong middle and lower order. No changes in the team.

Dinesh Chandimal: We would have bowled first too, the dew will be a factor. We'll look to post 160+ on this pitch. Seekkuge Prasanna is making his debut today.

Umair H: "So ahead of the T20 World Cup, Pakistan really thinks Sohail Tanvir is a better option then Junaid Khan? Questionable.."

Nilaksha: "Sri lankans were under the threat of loosing their no.1 position against SF as well. They'll be surely up to the task today"

Amin: "I think its fair to give Usman another run. Junaid is a proven prospect and holds his spot. To blood new players, Pak must gamble on to get the right fit together."

7.33pm It's time for the toss: Pakistan have won the toss and will bowl first. Pakistan are unchanged and Sri Lanka have left out Ajantha Mendis to hand a debut to Seekkuge Prasanna.

Legspinner Prasanna has played nine ODIs and a Test for SL, and has an experience of 27 T20s behind him.

Faisal: "Junaid Khan absence is questionable. But in the presence of Bilawal Bhatti, I wonder who will they replace when Gul will be back in the team. Pakistan has so much options in the bowling department it becomes difficult for the Fans too to whom they should support. Good prospects for Pakistan future."

Zain: "This is the best chance for pakistan to dominate themselves in T20 format. They should come up with full power in this match & try to give their best. Good Luck Greens"

7.25pm Hello and welcome to the coverage of the second T20 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, in Dubai again. Pakistan are up 1-0, thanks to a sizzling Shahid Afridi knock on Wednesday. What do we have in store for today? Read Andrew Fernando's preview here.

The pitch is the same as the one used for the first match and if Pakistan win tonight, they will replace Sri Lanka at the top of the T20 rankings. They are currently at No. 3 behind Sri Lanka and India.

0.1

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, no run, short of length and wide outside off, Perera cuts hard but gets a bottom edge back to the bowler

The batsmen are having a chat with the umpire about some distraction near the sight screen

0.2

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, no run, 132 kph, swings this one into Perera from outside off, the batsman drives to cover

0.3

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, SIX, that's gone!! Full and wide outside off, Perera slashes at it and connects from the middle to send it all the way square of the wicket on off

0.4

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, short and wide this time and Perera cuts it off the back foot over over point for four this time. He's getting lots of room and is making full use of it

0.5

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, 1 wide, continues with a lot of room and this one's a wide outside off

0.5

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, no run, chance for a run-out but he has made it. It was a back of a length ball coming in from outside off, Perera pushed it to cover and the fielder there took a bit of time to throw it to the keeper and by then Perera had come back after a mix-up. Dilshan hardly moved for a run

0.6

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, back of length outside off and Perera punches it between point and cover point for two to end the over

End of over 1 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 13/0 (RR: 13.00)
MDKJ Perera    12* (6b 1x4 1x6)      Usman Khan    1-0-13-0
TM Dilshan    0* (0b)     

Sohail Tanvir from the other end

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, 1 run, bowls into the pads and Dilshan tucks it on the leg side for one off his hips

A slip in place

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to MDKJ Perera, no run, around length outside off, driven to cover point by Perera

Krish: "Brace yourselves, Kusal-Perera-is-Sanath-Jayasuriya-reborn comments are coming."

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to MDKJ Perera, no run, leading edge falls well short of cover. Tanvir angled this into the batsman who wanted to play it on the leg side but played a bit early

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to MDKJ Perera, no run, swings it into Perera again, who is crammed up for room, and is hit on the thigh pad as he tried to guide it on the leg side

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length delivery just outside off, Perera pushes it to mid-on for one

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, 1 run, good-length ball around off, Dilshan defends towards cover and goes off for the single straightaway. Just three from the over

End of over 2 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 16/0 (RR: 8.00)
TM Dilshan    2* (2b)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-3-0
MDKJ Perera    13* (10b 1x4 1x6)      Usman Khan    1-0-13-0

Usman Khan to continue

2.1

Usman Khan to Dilshan, 1 wide, starts with a wide down the leg side

2.1

Usman Khan to Dilshan, FOUR, length delivery from leg and Dilshan got into position early to scoop it over the short-fine leg fielder for a boundary

2.2

Usman Khan to Dilshan, no run, appeal for caught behind as Dilshan tries to scoop it again but misses and it goes just down the leg side, but not called a wide

2.3

Usman Khan to Dilshan, no run, 139 kph, quicker and into the pads, Dilshan is beaten by pace as he tries to flick it to the leg side and says no for a leg bye

2.4

Usman Khan to Dilshan, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Dilshan pushes it to mid-off for one

Slip taken off for Perera, third man in circle and long-off in place

2.5

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, fullish on the stumps, tucked to deep midwicket for one

2.6

Usman Khan to Dilshan, FOUR, good delivery on length around off and Dilshan times it sweetly to send it down the ground for a four with a mere push. Wasn't a powerful stroke, he used the pace of the ball

End of over 3 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 27/0 (RR: 9.00)
TM Dilshan    11* (7b 2x4)      Usman Khan    2-0-24-0
MDKJ Perera    14* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-3-0

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to MDKJ Perera, no run, Perera pushes the length delivery outside off to cover

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to MDKJ Perera, no run, 110 kph, much slower from the back of the hand outside off and Perera defends it to point

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, short and pulled straight to deep square leg, there's a fielder in place for that shot

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, 1 run, length delivery outside off, edges this one to third man for one

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to MDKJ Perera, no run, 136kph, back of length delivery rushes into the batsman who fails to get bat on ball trying to pull

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, full and wide, Perera drives it over the covers for a clean four. Felt like comparing that shot with that of a former SL opener

End of over 4 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 33/0 (RR: 8.25)
MDKJ Perera    19* (16b 2x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-9-0
TM Dilshan    12* (8b 2x4)      Usman Khan    2-0-24-0

Bowling change - Bilawal Bhatti replaces Usman Khan

4.1

Bilawal Bhatti to Dilshan, FOUR, scoops it for four and how! It was well outside off, Dilshan had made up his mind to scoop it and adjusted to swivel his bat at the last moment to guide it over the keeper on the leg side

4.2

Bilawal Bhatti to Dilshan, FOUR, comes down the ground and launches this one for another four - on the off side. Slightly back of length delivery and Dilshan sent it over cover-point through the aerial route

4.3

Bilawal Bhatti to Dilshan, no run, comes down again but misses this time trying to smash it on the off side

4.4

Bilawal Bhatti to Dilshan, FOUR, 137kph, short and outside off, he pierces the gap between point and third man for four. Didn't hit it too hard, just guided it and used the pace of the ball with a late cut

4.5

Bilawal Bhatti to Dilshan, FOUR, 118kph, slower one but it's too short and Dilshan has enough time to smash it for another boundary - this time on the leg side with a pull

Hafeez having a word with Bhatti before the last ball

4.6

Bilawal Bhatti to Dilshan, no run, short again but it's pulled straight to midwicket. 16 from that over

End of over 5 (16 runs) Sri Lanka 49/0 (RR: 9.80)
TM Dilshan    28* (14b 6x4)      Bilawal Bhatti    1-0-16-0
MDKJ Perera    19* (16b 2x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-9-0

Hader: "This is were Hafeez should bring himself on, the fast bowlers are leaking tooo many runs!" But we have Saeed Ajmal into the attack now, round the wicket to Perera with a slip

5.1

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, fullish outside off, Perera comes down to drive it to long-on for one and that's SL's 50

No slip for Dilshan

5.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run, turning in from length around off, flicks it to deep midwicket for one

5.3

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, no run, slightly straighter on length close to off, pushed back to the bowler

5.4

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, no run, on length outside off and turning away, pushed to cover this time

5.5

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, no run, flatter and going down leg, tucked straight to backward square leg

5.6

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, outside off and Perera comes down to drive it to long-on. Just three from the over and that's the end of the Powerplay overs

End of over 6 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 52/0 (RR: 8.66)
MDKJ Perera    21* (21b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-3-0
TM Dilshan    29* (15b 6x4)      Bilawal Bhatti    1-0-16-0

Mohammad Hafeez brings himself also on

6.1

Mohammad Hafeez to MDKJ Perera, no run, tossed up outside off, cut to point where the fielder dives to save a run

6.2

Mohammad Hafeez to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, on-driven towards midwicket for one

6.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 run, turning into Dilshan from outside off, he cuts it towards point for one

6.4

Mohammad Hafeez to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, flighted outside off and Perera cuts it off the back foot to deep point

6.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, no run, big shout for lbw as this was on length and turning towards the stumps and caught Dilshan on the back foot, it was very very close. Might have been hitting leg stump but the umpire didn't think so

6.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, no run, on length on the stumps, clipped to midwicket

End of over 7 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 55/0 (RR: 7.85)
TM Dilshan    30* (18b 6x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-3-0
MDKJ Perera    23* (24b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-3-0

Another spinner - Afridi to bowl now

7.1

Shahid Afridi to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, full outside off, driven down to long-off for one

7.2

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, 99kph, full on off, Dilshan tried to thrash it towards cover but got an edge on the leg side

7.3

Shahid Afridi to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, back of length and outside off, cut off the back foot to third man

7.4

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, googly and quicker one coming in, Dilshan got bat on it just in time off the back foot while cutting it

7.5

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, FOUR, well outside off, Dilshan cuts again without much footwork and gets a bottom edge between the keeper's legs for four

7.6

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, fuller on the pads, flicked to deep midwicket for one

End of over 8 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 63/0 (RR: 7.87)
TM Dilshan    36* (22b 7x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-8-0
MDKJ Perera    25* (26b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-3-0

Waqar Ahmed: "Poor strategy by Hafeez...He should bring him self early"

8.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 run, full and flighted on the stumps, driven down to long-on

8.2

Mohammad Hafeez to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, on length just outside off, Perera opens the face of the bat to guide it to short third man

8.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 run, shorter and flatter, Dilshan goes back and punches it to deep midwicket

8.4

Mohammad Hafeez to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, going straight from around off on length, tucked between deep midwicket and long-on and a fumble gives SL an extra run

8.5

Mohammad Hafeez to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length delivery on middle stump, clipped to midwicket

Mazhar Shehzaad: "Hafeez firing full force by bringing all the spinners here, which I think is a good move."

8.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, FOUR, full toss down leg and Dilshan goes down on a knee to sweep it to the fine-leg boundary. Nobody in the deep there

End of over 9 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 73/0 (RR: 8.11)
TM Dilshan    42* (25b 8x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-13-0
MDKJ Perera    29* (29b 2x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-8-0

9.1

Shahid Afridi to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, full and outside off, punched down to long-off

9.2

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, falls just short of Afridi, it was pitched outside off and Dilshan chipped it back as it fell short and they take a single as Afridi doesn't collect it

9.3

Shahid Afridi to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, Perera makes room and gets a thick edge as it goes over short third man for four

9.4

Shahid Afridi to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, goes down the pitch and slogs this full delivery on middle and leg between deep midwicket and deep fine leg for four more. He didn't quite middle that one either

9.5

Shahid Afridi to MDKJ Perera, SIX, but this one's from the meat of the bat! Came down the track and thrashed the ball from outside off to the wide long on boundary for maximum

9.6

Shahid Afridi to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, on the pads, tucked to deep square leg for one and keeps strike. 17 runs from Afridi's second over

End of over 10 (17 runs) Sri Lanka 90/0 (RR: 9.00)
MDKJ Perera    45* (34b 4x4 2x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-25-0
TM Dilshan    43* (26b 8x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-13-0

Uwaisul Karnain: "Dew has already made it's way into the ground, we are in for a big run chase tonight for sure!" Hafeez used his towel a few times in his last over

10.1

Mohammad Hafeez to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, slightly short outside off, pulled for a single

10.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 run, flatter on middle and leg, Dilshan goes back to clip it to deep fine leg

10.3

Mohammad Hafeez to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, back of length close to off, pushed towards long-on and they take two

10.4

Mohammad Hafeez to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, flighted and full on off, comes down and pushes it to long-on

10.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 2 runs, flatter one on leg, Dilshan sweeps and gets a top edge over short fine leg for two more

10.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 run, length ball on middle, turns it with the wrists to midwicket

End of over 11 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 98/0 (RR: 8.90)
TM Dilshan    47* (29b 8x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-21-0
MDKJ Perera    49* (37b 4x4 2x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-25-0

Saeed Ajmal is back, can he break the stand?

Uzair: "With spinner from both end, SL have no choice but to go after them as well and this actually is going to backfire the tactics if Hafeez. 180-190 is what Pakistan will be chasing tonight."

11.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, turns in sharply and it's flatter as they appeal for lbw, but it was going down leg

11.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, no run, outside off and turning in, pushed back to Ajmal

11.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, 1 run, turning in from length outside off, Dilshan defends it towards point for one

Abhishek : "With Sanga, Mathews and Thisara still to bat SL should aim for 200."

11.4

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, no run, comes down the track but this one's slower and hits him on the pads

11.5

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, full on the stumps and chipped towards long-on for one, that's his third T20 fifty

11.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dilshan, OUT, Ajmal has done it, he's broken the stand! Dilshan reverse slapped this full delivery on middle stump straight into the hands of sweeper cover. He's gone for 48

TM Dilshan c Umar Amin b Saeed Ajmal 48 (53m 33b 8x4 0x6) SR: 145.45

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 100/1 (RR: 8.33)
     Saeed Ajmal    2-0-5-1
MDKJ Perera    50* (39b 4x4 2x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-21-0

Debutant Seekkuge Prasanna at No. 3

12.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Prasanna, no run, turning into the batsman from off, hits the batsman on the pads

12.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Prasanna, FOUR, slightly back of length and he's pulled it just past deep fine leg

12.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Prasanna, 5 wides, full and down leg, goes for a wide and a boundary

Round the wicket now

12.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Prasanna, 2 wides, another wide down leg and they take a bye too

12.3

Mohammad Hafeez to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, back of length on middle, tucked to deep midwicket for one

Hussain Rana: "So once again, the magician has broke the stand. What a bowler he is."

12.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Prasanna, SIX, that's gone all the way! It was pitched on leg and Prasanna slogged it over the backward square leg boundary for a biggie!

12.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Prasanna, SIX, six more! Prasanna's on fire here. This one pitched well outside off and the debutant launched it straight down the ground. Sohaib Maqsood at long-on tried but it went well over him

Comes over the wicket again

12.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Prasanna, no run, angled it into the pads, Prasanna can't connect it this time

End of over 13 (24 runs) Sri Lanka 124/1 (RR: 9.53)
S Prasanna    16* (5b 1x4 2x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-45-0
MDKJ Perera    51* (40b 4x4 2x6)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-5-1

Prabhath: "Seekuge Prasanna = Surprise Package"

13.1

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, takes a step down and drives it down to long-on

Uwaisul Karnain: "This is a very good move by SL as Seekkuge Prasanna is fresh from his unbeaten 32 ball 84."

13.2

Saeed Ajmal to Prasanna, 1 run, well outside off, Prasanna tried to slog but got an edge to short third man

13.3

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, going towards middle stump from length, chipped towards midwicket for one

13.4

Saeed Ajmal to Prasanna, 1 wide, quicker one down the leg side for a wide

13.4

Saeed Ajmal to Prasanna, FOUR, turning into the batsman from outside off, Prasanna tries another slog and gets a bottom edge fine past the keeper on the off side

13.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prasanna, 1 wide, wide down the leg side again

13.5

Saeed Ajmal to Prasanna, OUT, Ajmal strikes again! Fullish delivery outside off, Prasanna goes for a slog and gets a leading edge to be taken at point

S Prasanna c Usman Khan b Saeed Ajmal 21 (10m 8b 2x4 2x6) SR: 262.50

13.6

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, no run, length delivery outside off, comes down and defends

End of over 14 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 133/2 (RR: 9.50)
MDKJ Perera    53* (43b 4x4 2x6)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-14-2
KC Sangakkara    0* (0b)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-45-0

14.1

Bilawal Bhatti to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full and outside off, Sanga drives it behind square on the off side

14.2

Bilawal Bhatti to Sangakkara, FOUR, 109 kph, slower ball on the leg side, Sanga made room and pulled it over the midwicket boundary for four from the middle of the bat

14.3

Bilawal Bhatti to Sangakkara, 1 wide, 129 kph, bouncer down the leg side for a wide. First of the over

14.3

Bilawal Bhatti to Sangakkara, (no ball) FOUR, very high full toss on the off side and Sanga shuffles across towards the ball to scoop it over the keeper for a four. That's a no ball for the height

14.3

Bilawal Bhatti to Sangakkara, no run, low full toss well outside off, just inside the line for a wide

14.4

Bilawal Bhatti to Sangakkara, 1 run, full on the pads and Sanga takes his right leg out of the way to drive it firmly to deep midwicket

14.5

Bilawal Bhatti to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, full on the stumps and Perera smashes it down the ground through the bowler's legs and Umar Amin dives full length to his right at long-on to save two runs

14.6

Bilawal Bhatti to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, short ball on leg and Perera pulls it to short fine leg, scampers his way to complete the single

Another big over for SL - 16 from it

End of over 15 (16 runs) Sri Lanka 149/2 (RR: 9.93)
MDKJ Perera    56* (45b 4x4 2x6)      Bilawal Bhatti    2-0-32-0
KC Sangakkara    11* (5b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-14-2

Ajmal for his last over now

15.1

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Sanga turns it to deep midwicket with his wrists

15.2

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full on off, chipped down the ground to long on for two. The bowler and keeper are furious because of the inaccurate throw which gave SL the extra run

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, low full toss on leg, tucked to deep midwicket for one

15.4

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, no run, flighted and well outside off, driven straight to cover

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, full and around off, clipped to the leg side for one

15.6

Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, SIX, Sanga gets going now! Ajmal pitched it up outside leg as Sanga made room and thrashed it straight down the ground for a six

Ajmal finishes with 2 for 25 after that six

End of over 16 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 160/2 (RR: 10.00)
KC Sangakkara    20* (8b 2x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-25-2
MDKJ Perera    58* (48b 4x4 2x6)      Bilawal Bhatti    2-0-32-0

Usman Khan is back

16.1

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, FOUR, and what does he start with? A four. Pitched it full and outside off, Perera couldn't get middle of the bat but the thick outside edge beat third man for four

16.2

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, 1 leg bye, angles this one into the pads, Perera can't get bat on it but they run a leg bye

16.3

Usman Khan to Sangakkara, FOUR, full toss outside off and Sanga doesn't thrash it, he only shuffles across and scoops it fine on the leg side for four

16.4

Usman Khan to Sangakkara, no run, back of length outside off, Sanga pulled and missed

16.5

Usman Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, another full toss outside off and Sanga drives it to cover for one

Prabhath: "Amazing versatality.... Sanga is ao adaptive to any form of cricket"

16.6

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, back of length outside off, Perera slaps it down the ground to long-on

End of over 17 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 171/2 (RR: 10.05)
MDKJ Perera    63* (51b 5x4 2x6)      Usman Khan    3-0-34-0
KC Sangakkara    25* (11b 3x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-25-2

Sohail Tanvir to bowl his remaining two overs

Ghulam Abbas: "Now there is big need of Umer Gul and his perfect yockers."

17.1

Sohail Tanvir to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, short ball around off and Perera pulls it to deep backward square leg for two

17.2

Sohail Tanvir to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, fuller outside off and a thick bottom edge goes to mid-off

Round the wicket now

17.3

Sohail Tanvir to Sangakkara, 2 runs, full around off and Sanga launches it over mid-off towards the boundary for two

17.4

Sohail Tanvir to Sangakkara, 2 runs, slower yorker on the stumps and Sanga drives it down the ground for two more

17.5

Sohail Tanvir to Sangakkara, no run, short ball on leg, Sanga tries to scoop it over short fine leg but can't connect

17.6

Sohail Tanvir to Sangakkara, 2 runs, almost a yorker on off, driven down the ground firmly by Sanga for two to end the over

End of over 18 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 180/2 (RR: 10.00)
KC Sangakkara    31* (15b 3x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-18-0
MDKJ Perera    66* (53b 5x4 2x6)      Usman Khan    3-0-34-0

12 balls to go, here's Usaman Khan again

18.1

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, full and outside off, chipped over mid-off for two by Perera

18.2

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, full again outside off, punched down the ground to long-on for one

Sabeeh Mirza: "This really shows how important experience is. I don't think Pakistan would've been in this position if they had a few experienced pacers such as Junaid khan or Umar Gul. Anyways, great batting by the Sri Lankans."

18.3

Usman Khan to Sangakkara, 1 run, attempted yorker is a low full toss outside off, steered to point for a single

18.4

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, SIX, oh what a shot! Usman pitched it up outside off, Perera moved across and swivelled his bat with the wrists to send it for six over the fine leg boundary

18.5

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, SIX, six more - this time straight down the ground! Slightly slower and short of length outside off, launched back over the bowler's head

18.6

Usman Khan to MDKJ Perera, 2 runs, attempted yorker outside off, driven firmly through the covers for two

Usman Khan conceded 52 runs from his four overs

End of over 19 (18 runs) Sri Lanka 198/2 (RR: 10.42)
MDKJ Perera    83* (58b 5x4 4x6)      Usman Khan    4-0-52-0
KC Sangakkara    32* (16b 3x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-18-0

Sohail Tanvir from round the wicket

19.1

Sohail Tanvir to Sangakkara, SIX, slower delivery is short and going away but Sanga slaps it straight down the ground into the sight screen for a maximum

19.2

Sohail Tanvir to Sangakkara, FOUR, short of length again, Sanga moves across and scoops it from outside off over short fine leg for four. He's raced to 42 form 18

19.3

Sohail Tanvir to Sangakkara, no run, full and outside off, tries a slog and misses

19.4

Sohail Tanvir to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball angling away, Sanga slashes and gets a bottom edge to short third man

19.5

Sohail Tanvir to MDKJ Perera, 1 run, 106 kph, slower one pitches on leg and angling away, bottom edge towards point gets another single

19.6

Sohail Tanvir to Sangakkara, 1 run, OUT, full toss outside off sent down the ground to long-off and they are coming back for the second. An accurate throw from the fielder and Tanvir whips the bails off to run Perera out

MDKJ Perera run out 84 (98m 59b 5x4 4x6) SR: 142.37

9.40pm What a performance from Sri Lanka after scoring 145 in the previous match. Kusal Perera started it in the very first over and the wayward line and lengths from Usman Khan, Bilawal Bhatti, among others, helped the batsmen as Dilshan also went after the bowlers. Debutant Prasanna did his job at No. 3 before Sanga's 21-ball 44 powered them to 211. Only Ajmal kept it tight for Pakistan, but can they chase it? Rohan Sharma will take you through that in 10 minutes from now

End of over 20 (13 runs) Sri Lanka 211/3
KC Sangakkara    44* (21b 4x4 2x6)      Sohail Tanvir    4-0-31-0
     Usman Khan    4-0-52-0
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Sharjeel Khan looks behind to find his leg stump knocked back, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Dubai, December 13, 2013

Sharjeel Khan looks behind to find his leg stump knocked back

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Sharjeel Khan looks to clear the long-on boundary, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20, Dubai, December 13, 2013

Sharjeel Khan looks to clear the long-on boundary

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