Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates, 4th ODI: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, Dec 25, 2013
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 53 balls remaining)
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
25 December 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

Umar Gul to Perera, OUT, a really rubbish ball from Gul slanting outside off as Kusal is tempted to have a go, but slams still straight to short cover, who takes a good catch. Looks like it was the Pakistan captain who took that sharp take. Sri Lanka lose their first wicket with just 15 on the board. Gul has simply been on a roll since returning to international cricket

MDKJ Perera c Misbah-ul-Haq b Umar Gul 8 (8m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sri Lanka 15/1   TM Dilshan 7* (2b 1x4)   Umar Gul 0.4-0-9-1

Umar Gul to Dilshan, OUT, Dilshan was definitely perturbed by the previous delivery as he decides to leave this one outside off, but this one is the inswinger, and comes back in just enough to knock back his off stump. Really tame way to go out as Sri Lanka are in a bit of bother at 22 for 2

TM Dilshan b Umar Gul 8 (18m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

Sri Lanka 22/2   KC Sangakkara 6* (5b 1x4)   Umar Gul 1.2-0-10-2

Umar Gul to Chandimal, OUT, Misbah takes another great catch, this time at short cover, as Chandimal unfurls a full-bloodied drive, in the air, straight at the Pakistan captain. Gul had set him up with the length, and Chandimal took the bait. Misbah actually plucked that one-handed, so it just gets better and better. Sri Lanka in trouble here at 36 for 3

LD Chandimal c Misbah-ul-Haq b Umar Gul 5 (17m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

Sri Lanka 36/3   KC Sangakkara 15* (17b 2x4)   Umar Gul 3.2-1-15-3

Mohammad Hafeez to Sangakkara, OUT, tries to guide this past the point region, with the batsmen looking to complete a single, but there is a big miscommunication between the two batsmen, with Sangakkara being sold the dummy as he is well short of his crease as he looks to return back to the non-striker's. Big wicket against the run of play as these two looked comfortable for many more. The batsmen had crossed, but Sangakkara was hesitant for the run until he knew it would be safe to go through

KC Sangakkara run out 51 (109m 78b 3x4 0x6) SR: 65.38

Sri Lanka 125/4   SMA Priyanjan 51* (69b 7x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 2.5-0-9-0

Junaid Khan to Priyanjan, OUT, Junaid knocks him over with a good length ball on the stumps, as Ashan, looking to play this one cheekily through fine leg with a paddle, ends up getting his off stump knocked back. The shot was never really on as his fine innings come to a rather abrupt end on 74

SMA Priyanjan b Junaid Khan 74 (112m 93b 10x4 0x6) SR: 79.56

Sri Lanka 165/5   AD Mathews 12* (16b)   Junaid Khan 5.3-0-28-1

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, OUT, ends up spooning this low full toss straight back to Ajmal, almost as if he was in a daze, as this half-hearted push is caught one-handed by Ajmal to bring a premature end to Kulasekera's innings

KMDN Kulasekara c & b Saeed Ajmal 1 (6m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Sri Lanka 170/6   AD Mathews 16* (18b)   Saeed Ajmal 4-0-20-1

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, OUT, fuller one which has Mathews caught on the back foot. This one looked plumb but Mathews wants the umpire to have a second look. After quite a while of deliberation, the third umpire confirms the on-field decision, and Mathews goes for a well-played 38

AD Mathews lbw b Saeed Ajmal 38 (64m 46b 2x4 1x6) SR: 82.60

Sri Lanka 210/7   KDK Vithanage 15* (15b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 7.1-0-28-2

Saeed Ajmal to Senanayake, OUT, Ajmal simply on a roll as he bowls Senanayake first ball, with this one coming in from round the wicket and going through the gate left open by pad and bat

SMSM Senanayake b Saeed Ajmal 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 210/8   KDK Vithanage 15* (15b 2x4)   Saeed Ajmal 7.2-0-28-3

Junaid Khan to Vithanage, OUT, full and on leg as Vithanage goes for the big hit over midwicket, but doesn't get enough on it as the ball carries to Maqsood at deep midwicket, who holds on to the chance. Pakistan now nine down and with still two overs to go

KDK Vithanage c Sohaib Maqsood b Junaid Khan 27 (44m 26b 4x4 0x6) SR: 103.84

Sri Lanka 225/9   RAS Lakmal 2* (11b)   Junaid Khan 9-0-42-2

Saeed Ajmal to Malinga, OUT, once again going for the big swipe and this time Malinga gets an outside edge which Akmal does well to catch from behind.

SL Malinga c †Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 0 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 225/10   RAS Lakmal 2* (11b)   Saeed Ajmal 9.5-1-39-4





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