Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan, 2008/09 / Commentary

Sri Lanka in Pakistan ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 129 runs

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka being played in Karachi; a must-win game for the visitors if they want to retain any hope of winning this series.

Pakistan bowled well to restrict Sri Lanka after a good start and then their openers added 168 to scale down a target of 220 with little difficulty. Their batsmen saw off the threat from Ajantha Mendis, taking him for 41 in seven overs, and Murali at the other end managed just one wicket.

Sri Lanka squandered a solid start on a good batting pitch and their middle order - No 4 to No 8 managed just 47 runs between them - are due for a more disciplined effort against the spinners and fast bowler Iftikhar Anjum, who wreaked havoc after openers Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakaratne Dilshan were removed by Umar Gul.

The news from Karachi is that Pakistan have won the toss and opted to field. Pakistan are fielding an unchanged team while Sri Lanka have left out Jehan Mubarak in place of Thilina Kandamby.

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It's slightly overcast, and the pitch used for today's game is different from the one yesterday. There's a tinge tinge of green and the bowlers may get some early assistance, but it's still a good batting track. The cloudy weather may have tempted captain Shoaib Malik to opt to bowl, and he's also playing with four seamers.

Panduka disapproves of Mubarak's exclusion despite his lack of form: "By dropping Mubarak instead of Jayawardene, the Lankans have already lost the initiative in the match."

Fahad bin Ahmed is a little too harsh on opener Khurram Manzoor: "Pakistan needs to replace Khurram Manzoor. He wasted too many deliveries for his 83, considering Sri Lanka's pace attack was not lethal at all."

Two rather radical suggestions from our readers here. Should be an interesting next 100 overs.

Openers Jayasuriya and Dilshan are out, and so is the Pakistan team. Dilshan will take strike, and he's facing Shoaib Akhtar.

It'll be Siddhartha Talya and Manoj taking you through the action.

All set!

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, no run, a gentle loosener bowled on a good length outside off stump, a hint of away movement there, Dilshan lets it go

Two slips in place

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, no run, beaten this time, kicked off the pitch after landing on a good length outside off, the away movement did Dilshan in as he prodded at it off the back foot

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, no run, good length outside off and swinging away a touch, left alone to the keeper

0.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, no run, whoaa!! playing across the line and almost losing his off stump, pitched much fuller just a hint outside off stump and zips away from Dilshan as he tries to work that away towards square leg. MIssed it completely and is lucky to still be out there

0.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, 1 no ball, too wide outside off and going away further, overstepped at well, free hit coming

0.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, FOUR, bang! Slower ball pitched full on middle, Dilshan picks it and gets under it nicely, heaves it over midwicket for a one bounce four

0.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, no run, back on target, full on middle and off and moving away, Dilshan covers it well, opening the face at the last moment to guide it to point

0.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, no run, close shout for lbw, good length on middle and leg, seemed to be sliding down, Dilshan gets forward to defend, is struck on the pads and Shoaib goes up immediately. Asad Rauf, however, turns it down. Replays indicate Dilshan was struck in line and the ball may have gone on to clip the bails. Too close to call there.

End of over 1 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
TM Dilshan    4* (7b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-5-0
ST Jayasuriya    0* (0b)     

Tanvir to bowl

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jayasuriya, 1 no ball, starts of with a no-ball, a big one, bowled on a good length outside off from wide of the crease, edged and falls well short of second slip

free hit coming

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short and wide and gets the treatment, cut away well over point, falls just short of the boundary

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jayasuriya, 1 run, good length on the off stump, pushed to mid-off for a quick single

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, no run, pitched outside leg and swinging into middle, tries to hoick that over midwicket, misses it and is struck high on the pads

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, 1 no ball, no-ball again, full on the pads, driven to mid-on

free hit coming

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, no run, lucky to get away with that one, slower ball bowled full on middle and leg, strikes it uppishly towards midwicket, mistimed it there

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off and going away with the angle, thinks of cutting it initially, withdraws at the last moment

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, gets on the back foot and punches it straight to point

End of over 2 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 12/0 (RR: 6.00)
TM Dilshan    4* (12b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-7-0
ST Jayasuriya    5* (3b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-5-0

2.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a length outside off, Jayasuriya lets it go

2.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Jayasuriya, FOUR, full outside off and begging to be hit, Jayasuriya plants his foot forward and lofts it over extra cover for an easy boundary

2.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Jayasuriya, FOUR, edged and just over Younis Khan at first slip, good length outside off again, he slashed at it and the ball flew off the outside edge and over Younis even before he could react

2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Jayasuriya, 1 run, much fuller and equally well played, dropped on the off side short of mid-off for a quick single

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, FOUR, short of a good length just a touch outside off, Dilshan gets on the back foot, makes some room, and cuts it between point and cover for a boundary. Positive start from the Sri Lankan openers here

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, FOUR, poor bowling from Shoaib, banged in short on middle, Dilshan rocks on the back foot and pulls it majestically over square leg for a one bounce four.

An eventful three overs riddled with boundaries, edges, and a close shout for lbw. May the fun continue.

End of over 3 (17 runs) Sri Lanka 29/0 (RR: 9.66)
TM Dilshan    12* (14b 3x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-22-0
ST Jayasuriya    14* (7b 3x4)      Sohail Tanvir    1-0-7-0

3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jayasuriya, no run, on the stumps this time, pitches on a good length on the off stump, Jayasuriya gets forward and defends that watchfully back to the bowler

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, straying on the pads, the batsman shuffles across to work it away fine, is hit on the pads and they steal a leg bye

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, no run, slightly short on middle and leg, tries to ship it away off the pads, is struck on the thighs

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off, thinks of upper cutting it over slip, withdraws wisely as the ball didn't bounce as much

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, no run, full on middle and off, gets forward to defend, the away movement produces a thick outside edge to point

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, FOUR, just slightly short on middle and leg, pulled away comfortably over midwicket for a boundary. Confident batting.

End of over 4 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 34/0 (RR: 8.50)
TM Dilshan    16* (18b 4x4)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-11-0
ST Jayasuriya    14* (9b 3x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-22-0

A change in bowling immediately. Akhtar taken off after a poor start, and he's replaced by Rao Iftikhar, the star for Pakistan yesterday

4.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayasuriya, no run, starts off well, bowls full in the channel outside off stump and swinging in sharply, Jayasuriya lets that go

4.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a good length outside off, pushed off the back foot to cover.

A short point in place now. He better be careful

4.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayasuriya, 1 run, on middle and leg, not giving the batsman any room here, pushed wide of midwicket for a quick single

A slip and a leg slip for Dilshan

4.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, FOUR, Almost! Short on middle and leg, he stays his ground and paddles it away just wide of leg slip for a boundary. Well played in the end, was confident he could pull it off despite the close-in fielder placed there exactly for that shot

4.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, beauty! Kicked off the pitch and deceived Dilshan with the late away movement.

4.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, excellent delivery again, getting some good bounce here, landed on a good length on the off stump, gets a stride forward to defend, hits the handle before dropping into the off side

End of over 5 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 39/0 (RR: 7.80)
TM Dilshan    20* (21b 5x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    1-0-5-0
ST Jayasuriya    15* (12b 3x4)      Sohail Tanvir    2-0-11-0

Umar Gul replaces Sohail Tanvir.

5.1

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, FOUR, poor ball, rank long hop on middle, Jayasuriya gets on the back foot and just helps it on its way to the fine-leg boundary.

5.2

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, no run, much better line, short of a length on the off stump, defended off the back foot to the bowler.

Malik was looking for some early purchase from the wicket. He's got some movement here but the weather has changed in a matter of minutes. It's bright and sunny in Karachi now after a cloudy start

5.3

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, no run, good length on the off stump, defended off the front foot into the off side

5.4

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, no run, spat off the pitch again, landed on a good length but bounced sharply and swung away too as Jayasuriya tried to negotiate that off the back foot

5.5

Umar Gul to Jayasuriya, OUT, hit-wicket, what an unfortunate way to get out, short outside off, pushes it wide of cover and sets off for a single but his back foot just clips the stumps while he was attempting that shot. Crucial breakthrough

ST Jayasuriya hit wicket b Umar Gul 19 (34m 17b 4x4 0x6) SR: 111.76

He was standing a touch too deep in the crease there

My colleague Kanishkaa says he had an intuition that he'd be out hit-wicket for standing so deep in the crease.

Sangakkara, the new man in

5.6

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, short on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

End of over 6 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 43/1 (RR: 7.16)
KC Sangakkara    0* (1b)      Umar Gul    1-0-4-1
TM Dilshan    20* (21b 5x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    1-0-5-0

6.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, the bowlers maintaining a short of a length line here, outside off stump again, but closer to the stump preventing the batsman from cutting, left alone

6.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, fuller on the off stump, pushed confidently back to the bowler off the front foot

6.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, sharp bounce again, short outside off and a hint of inward movement there, left alone

6.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, short of a length on the off stump, pushed off the back foot to cover

6.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, continues to bowl in that channel on and outside off, defended solidly off the front foot

6.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, short and wide and there to cut, misses it. Maiden over

End of over 7 (maiden) Sri Lanka 43/1 (RR: 6.14)
TM Dilshan    20* (27b 5x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    2-1-5-0
KC Sangakkara    0* (1b)      Umar Gul    1-0-4-1

7.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, full on the off stump, defended on the front foot to cover

7.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, on the off stump and moving away, left alone

7.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed into the on side for a quick single

7.4

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, short of a good length outside off, left alone to the keeper

7.5

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, hitting the pitch hard on a good length on middle and off, defended on the off side

7.6

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, fuller on the off stump, defended watchfully on the off side

End of over 8 (1 run) Sri Lanka 44/1 (RR: 5.50)
TM Dilshan    20* (30b 5x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-5-1
KC Sangakkara    1* (4b)      Iftikhar Anjum    2-1-5-0

8.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off stump and holding its line, left alone to the keeper

8.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Sangakkara, FOUR, short and wide and Sangakkara cashes in, cuts away away between cover and point for a boundary

8.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Sangakkara, no run, good length on the off stump, gets a stride forward and defends it back to the bowler

8.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Sangakkara, no run, in that channel outside off stump again, a probing line, left alone

8.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Sangakkara, no run, and again, a touch wider there, left alone to the keeper. Sangakkara taking no chances here

8.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Sangakkara, no run, much closer to the off stump, but still wide enough for Sangakkara to shoulder arms

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 48/1 (RR: 5.33)
KC Sangakkara    5* (10b 1x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    3-1-9-0
TM Dilshan    20* (30b 5x4)      Umar Gul    2-0-5-1

9.1

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, good length on the off stump, dropped onto the leg side for a single wide of midwicket

9.2

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, FOUR, on the pads and Sangakkara flicks that way through square leg for an easy boundary

9.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, short of a good length outside off, left alone to the keeper

9.4

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, dropped onto the off side for a quick single

9.5

Umar Gul to Dilshan, FOUR, poor ball, banged in short on middle and leg, gets on the back foot and pulls it away over the short-fine fielder for a boundary

9.6

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, much fuller on middle and off, driven back to the bowler off the front foot

End of over 10 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 58/1 (RR: 5.80)
TM Dilshan    25* (33b 6x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-15-1
KC Sangakkara    10* (13b 2x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    3-1-9-0

Pakistan have taken the second powerplay

10.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Sangakkara, no run, full outside off stump and a hint of away movement, left alone to the keeper

10.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Sangakkara, no run, and again, Sangakkara is consistently leaving deliveries that are bowled outside the off stump

10.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Sangakkara, no run, full outside off, driven off the front foot straight to cover

10.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Sangakkara, FOUR, full again and pierces the gap this time, wide again and he gets on the front foot to drive it beautifully between cover and mid-off for a boundary

10.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Sangakkara, 1 run, shot! Similar shot but played much straighter, driven wide of mid-off but Shoaib Malik dives well to his right to prevent a couple of runs

10.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, good length outside off and swinging away, Dilshan lets that go

End of over 11 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 63/1 (RR: 5.72)
TM Dilshan    25* (34b 6x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    4-1-14-0
KC Sangakkara    15* (18b 3x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-15-1

11.1

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, 1 run, pitched short of a length on middle and off, gets on the back foot and pushes it wide of midwicket for a quick single

11.2

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, full on the off stump, gets on the front foot to push it to cover

11.3

Umar Gul to Dilshan, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps this time, short on the off stump, worked away wide of midwicket off the back foot for a quick single

free hit time

11.3

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, misses out, banged in short on middle, gets on the back foot to slog it away over midwicket, gets the top edge that lands short of Afridi at cover

11.4

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, no run, good length outside off and Sangakkara lets it go again. He's taking no risks here, the ball carries at a good height to the keeper

11.5

Umar Gul to Sangakkara, OUT, run out, dropped onto the leg side and Sagakkara scampers down the wicket for a quick single, Umar Gul picks up the ball and throws down the stumps at the non-strikers end turning back, Sanga is short by a mile. Another big wicket and Sri Lanka have themselves to blame for the two mishaps thus far

KC Sangakkara run out 16 (29m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Thilina Kandamby, the replacement for Mubarak comes in. Can he repay the faith of the selectors

11.6

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, appeal for lbw, struck in line of middle no doubt but he played it, got a thin inside edge onto the pads to a ball that landed on a good length on the stumps

End of over 12 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 66/2 (RR: 5.50)
TM Dilshan    26* (37b 6x4)      Umar Gul    4-0-18-1
SHT Kandamby    0* (0b)      Iftikhar Anjum    4-1-14-0

12.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Kandamby, no run, fuller outside off stump and holding its line this time, left alone

12.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Kandamby, 3 runs, shot! Full outside off stump, leaning into the drive to place it wide of Shoaib Malik at mid-off, who chases well to keep the batsmen down to three

12.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, short on the off stump, there to pull but keeps a touch low, Dilshan fails to connect well, gets an inside edge onto his thighs

12.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, short of a length outside off and a hint of away movement there, left alone to the keeper

12.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, FOUR, length ball outside off stump, Dilshan makes room and slices that away well wide of point for a boundary

12.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, good length outside off, left alone to the keeper

56 runs out of 73 have come in boundaries. Dilshan has hit seven fours in his 30. There have been plenty of four-balls on offer and Sri Lanka have done well cashing in on them, but the two wickets they have lost have come just when both those batsmen looked set.

As for the crowd, it seems the attendance is slightly better than yesterday, but still plenty of empty seats around.

End of over 13 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 73/2 (RR: 5.61)
TM Dilshan    30* (41b 7x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    5-1-21-0
SHT Kandamby    3* (2b)      Umar Gul    4-0-18-1

Simon: "Did Kanishkaa's intuition pick up that Sangakara would get run out?". Now, he'd make an excellent bookie if that were really the case.

13.1

Umar Gul to Kandamby, no run, good length outside off stump, prods at it off the back foot, but he's beaten by the away movement

13.2

Umar Gul to Kandamby, no run, nicely behind it this time, defended off the back foot short of cover

13.3

Umar Gul to Kandamby, no run, on the pads this time, pushed off the back foot to mid-on

13.4

Umar Gul to Kandamby, 1 run, worked away off the back foot wide of midwicket for a quick single that was well judged though

Good observation by our friend Doc: "This game is starting to develop very similarly to yesterdays game - good, quick start be Sri Lanka until Pakistans premier bowlers (Umar Gul and Iftikhar Anjun) restrict the run rate and Sri Lankan wickets start to fall. This partnership will be critical for Sri Lanka."

13.5

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, edged and fell just short of Younis Khan at slip, good length on the off stump, pushes at it lazily off the front foot, gets a thick edge but Younis is a touch too deep to pounce onto that one

Doc's remarks are all the more pertinent now

13.6

Umar Gul to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan gets another boundary, a good length ball followed by an overpitched half-volley that gets the treatment, creamed through point and cover

End of over 14 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 78/2 (RR: 5.57)
TM Dilshan    34* (43b 8x4)      Umar Gul    5-0-23-1
SHT Kandamby    4* (6b)      Iftikhar Anjum    5-1-21-0

14.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Kandamby, 1 run, short of a length outside off, pushed off the back foot to point

Shahid Afridi's warming up

14.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, short and wide but keeps low on Dilshan who tries to cut that off the back foot, the ball whizzes past his bat straight to the keeper

14.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, watchfully played, full outside off stump, he gets forward and drives it firmly to mid-off

14.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, no run, good length outside off stump, a testing line here, Dilshan, who's looked aggressive in this innings, lets that go

14.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, FOUR, poor ball and Dilshan gives him no respect this time, it's short and wide and there to cut, Dilshan does exactly that, places it powerfully wide of third man for a boundary

14.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, 1 wide, similar ball but much wider, reaches for a cut, fails to make contact

14.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, 1 run, stuck powerfully again but in front of square straight to deep cover

End of over 15 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 85/2 (RR: 5.66)
TM Dilshan    39* (48b 9x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    6-1-28-0
SHT Kandamby    5* (7b)      Umar Gul    5-0-23-1

Afridi into the attack now.

15.1

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, on the pads, worked away wide of midwicket for a single

15.2

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 no ball, oversteps and gifts Sri Lanka a free hit, full outside off, dropped onto the off side

free hit time

15.2

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 2 runs, pitched short on middle and off, Kandamby has prepared himself for a hoick over midwicket and despite not getting it on the right length, he goes through with the shot to get a couple

15.3

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, pushed through the off side off the front foot for a single

15.4

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, defended off the front foot to cover

15.5

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, quicker ball landing full on the off stump, Dilshan tries to steer that wide of point, gets an inside edge onto his pads

15.6

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted on the off stump, paddled away towards fine leg for a single

End of over 16 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 91/2 (RR: 5.68)
TM Dilshan    41* (52b 9x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-6-0
SHT Kandamby    8* (10b)      Iftikhar Anjum    6-1-28-0

Spin from both ends. Shoaib Malik bringing himself on

16.1

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted outside off stump, gets across and pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

16.2

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended on the pitch off the front foot

16.3

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, short on the off stump, gets on the back foot and punches it wide of point for a single

16.4

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, tossed up outside off, dropped onto the off side and they set off for a quick single

16.5

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, no run, short and wide, tries to cut, chops it down on the bounce to the keeper

16.6

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, turned wide of midwicket on the front foot for an easy single

End of over 17 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 95/2 (RR: 5.58)
SHT Kandamby    10* (14b)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-4-0
TM Dilshan    43* (54b 9x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-6-0

Singles coming with increasing frequency now.

17.1

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, flighted on the off stump, turned away towards fine leg

17.2

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, short outside off, tries to paddle it towards fine leg, misses it completely

17.3

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, short and wide, misses out, cuts it straight to point

17.4

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted outside off, paddled to fine leg

17.5

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, the googly, spun into the left hander from outside leg stump, pushed short of square leg for another run

17.6

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, bowled quicker on the pads, swept uppishly to fine leg for a single

End of over 18 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 99/2 (RR: 5.50)
TM Dilshan    45* (58b 9x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-10-0
SHT Kandamby    12* (16b)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-4-0

18.1

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven down the ground to long-off. 100 up

18.2

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, worked away towards square leg off the back foot, waiting for the ball to pin into him from outside leg

18.3

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, short on middle and off, pulled away to deep square leg

18.4

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 2 runs, flighted on middle and leg, driven to deep midwicket on the front foot

Coming round the wicket to the left hander now

18.5

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, no run, tossed up on the off stump, defended on the off side on the back foot

18.6

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, turned away towards fine leg for a run

End of over 19 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 105/2 (RR: 5.52)
SHT Kandamby    16* (20b)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-10-0
TM Dilshan    47* (60b 9x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-10-0

19.1

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, dropped, quicker ball that spun away sharply after landing on the off stump, tries to defend off the back foot, gets a thick outside edge and Akmal puts it down behind the wickets. Straightforward chance that

19.2

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, quicker ball again on middle and leg, defended on the leg side

19.3

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, flighted outside off, gets on the front foot to defend

19.4

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, worked away towards square leg for a single

19.5

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, short and wide, cut away straight to deep point, calls for a second but is sent back wisely

19.6

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, Afridi continues to bowl offspinners to Kandamby, on a good length on middle and off, defended solidly off the front foot on the off side

End of over 20 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 107/2 (RR: 5.35)
SHT Kandamby    17* (25b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-12-0
TM Dilshan    48* (61b 9x4)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-10-0

20.1

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, no run, short and wide, waits for it to spin into him, cuts it uppishly towards point

20.2

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, guided wide of point off the back foot

20.3

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, turned away off the back foot towards square leg

20.4

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 wide, lands on leg stump and spinning further down, given a wide

20.4

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, no run, on middle and off, pushed off the back foot to midwicket

20.5

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, no run, worked away to short-fine, no run there

Dilshan on 49

20.6

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted on the off stump, pushed wide of cover for a quick single and he gets to his 15th ODI fifty

End of over 21 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 111/2 (RR: 5.28)
TM Dilshan    50* (66b 9x4)      Shoaib Malik    3-0-14-0
SHT Kandamby    18* (26b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-12-0

21.1

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, almost done in by the quicker one, didn't anticipate that, lands on a good length on the off stump and almost goes through his defences, manages to get an inside edge onto the leg side

21.2

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, drive back to the bowler off the front foot

21.3

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, defended on the leg side off the back foot

21.4

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, worked away wide of midwicket for a single

21.5

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, short on middle, gets on the back foot and pulls it powerfully but straight to deep midwicket

21.6

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

End of over 22 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 115/2 (RR: 5.22)
SHT Kandamby    20* (30b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-16-0
TM Dilshan    52* (68b 9x4)      Shoaib Malik    3-0-14-0

22.1

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, fifty partnership, short and wide, cut away to deep point off the back foot. They;ve steadied the innings after Sangakkara's fall

22.2

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted on middle, gets on the front foot and closes the face to glance it towards short fine for a single

22.3

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, on middle and leg, is down the track and flicks it away to deep square leg

22.4

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted outside off stump, pushed off the front foot wide of cover for another single

22.5

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, cut away to deep point off the back foot

22.6

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, FOUR, misfield that allows a boundary, short on middle and Dilshan pulls it away wide of Umar Gul at deep square leg who dives to his left but allows the ball to go through him

End of over 23 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 124/2 (RR: 5.39)
TM Dilshan    58* (71b 10x4)      Shoaib Malik    4-0-23-0
SHT Kandamby    23* (33b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-16-0

23.1

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, flighted on middle and leg, driven straight to midwicket

23.2

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, flicked away straight to square leg

23.3

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, cut away to deep point

23.4

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, defended off the back foot on the off side

23.5

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, gets on the front foot to defend, gets a thick outside edge wide of point

23.6

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, pulled away in front of square, towards long-on for a single

End of over 24 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 128/2 (RR: 5.33)
SHT Kandamby    25* (37b)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-20-0
TM Dilshan    60* (73b 10x4)      Shoaib Malik    4-0-23-0

24.1

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, tries to sweep it over square leg, is hit on the thighs

24.2

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, pulled away to deep square leg for a single

24.3

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended off the back foot to the bowler

24.4

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, no run, chopped down to point off the back foot

24.5

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, flighted outside off, pushed off the back foot wide of cover where some lacklustre fielding allows the batsmen to steal a single

24.6

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted on the off stump, tries to sweep it in front of square, gets the top edge but it lands safely well short of Umar Gul at deep square leg

End of over 25 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 131/2 (RR: 5.24)
TM Dilshan    62* (76b 10x4)      Shoaib Malik    5-0-26-0
SHT Kandamby    26* (40b)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-20-0

25.1

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, on the off stump again and spinning away, guided to point for an easy single

25.2

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, pushed off the back foot to deep midwicket

25.3

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed off the back foot to deep midwicket again

25.4

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, flighted on leg stump, driven back to the bowler

25.5

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, and again, watchfully played back to Afridi

25.6

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, FOUR, shot! Short outside off stump, Kandamby rocks back and pulls it away in front of square, bisecting the gap between long-on and deep midwicket for a well hit boundary

Kandamby has batted sensibly here

End of over 26 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 138/2 (RR: 5.30)
SHT Kandamby    31* (44b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-27-0
TM Dilshan    64* (78b 10x4)      Shoaib Malik    5-0-26-0

26.1

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted on the off stump, flicked away wide of midwicket for a single

26.2

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, tossed up outside off, swept in front of square for a single

26.3

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, short on middle and leg, gets on the back foot to work it away to deep square leg

26.4

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, tapped off the back foot to deep midwicket, short of a length on middle and off

26.5

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, flighted outside off, pushed uppishly wide of Malik for a single to long-off

26.6

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, no run, short outside off, chopped down to cover point.

5 singles off that over

End of over 27 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 143/2 (RR: 5.29)
SHT Kandamby    33* (47b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    6-0-31-0
TM Dilshan    67* (81b 10x4)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-27-0

Just two boundaries hit since the 15th over but the runs have kept coming. Shoaib Akhtar back into the attack

27.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, 1 wide, poor start, short and wide outside off, there to cut, Dilshan misses, rightly given a wide

27.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, 1 run, shot! Short on middle and leg, pulled away well but straight to deep square leg

27.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, 1 run, full outside off, gets on the front foot and opens the face to play it to deep point for a single

27.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, 1 run, nipped back in sharply, landed on a good length outside off and swung in, Dilshan gets on the back foot and punches it wide of cover for a single

27.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, no run, bouncer banged in short on middle and off, Kandamby ducks under it comfortably

27.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, pushed off the back foot wide of cover for an easy single

27.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, 2 wides, full and wide down the leg side, Akmal dives well to his left to collect. 150 up

27.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, 1 run, short on leg stump, whipped away stylishly off his pads to fine leg

End of over 28 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 151/2 (RR: 5.39)
SHT Kandamby    36* (51b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-0-30-0
TM Dilshan    69* (83b 10x4)      Shoaib Malik    6-0-31-0

28.1

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, FOUR, tossed up outside off stump, Kandamby gets down on his knee and slog-sweeps it between long-on and deep midwicket for a boundary

28.2

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, pushed wide of cover to get to his highest ODI score

28.3

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, FOUR, the sweep does the trick again, tossed up on middle and leg, Dilshan sweeps it powerfully wide of deep square leg who runs to his left but has no chance to cut that off

28.4

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed off the front foot wide of midwicket

28.5

Shoaib Malik to Kandamby, 1 run, punched off the back foot down the ground to long-off

28.6

Shoaib Malik to Dilshan, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off for another single

End of over 29 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 163/2 (RR: 5.62)
TM Dilshan    75* (86b 11x4)      Shoaib Malik    7-0-43-0
SHT Kandamby    42* (54b 2x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-0-30-0

The ball's gone out of colour, and the umpires have called for a change. These two have now added 97. Kandamby has struck just two boundaries in his 42, but still has a strike rate of close to 80.

Both have taken Shoaib Malik for 42 runs off as many balls and have succeeded in averting a middle-order collapse. Pakistan have bowled a touch too short thus far, and their fielding has been off the mark. Akmal dropped Kandamby early on, an easy straightforward chance that should have been held.

Kandamby's come in ahead of Mahela Jayawardene and done exactly what was expected of him. He's looked a worthy replacement for Mubarak here.

With the way these two are going, Sri Lanka will be eyeing a score close to 300

29.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, 1 run, short outside off, struck away to deep cover off the back foot

29.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, no run, good length on middle and leg, misses out, tries to glance it down fine, is struck high on the pads

29.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, no run, short of a good length outside off, defended to point off the back foot

29.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, 1 run, short on the leg stump, turned away towards deep square leg for a single

This partnership is now worth 99

29.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Dilshan, OUT, gone! Dilshan throws away his wicket! That was short on middle and he went for a mighty pull over square leg, got the top edge and Misbah-ul-Haq judged it to perfection standing at fine leg. Out almost in an identical fashion to yesterday

TM Dilshan c Misbah-ul-Haq b Shoaib Akhtar 76 (141m 88b 11x4 0x6) SR: 86.36

The end of an excellent partnership, but Dilshan should have gone on.

Mahela walks in

29.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, 1 run, banged in short on middle and leg, worked away to fine leg off the back foot

End of over 30 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 166/3 (RR: 5.53)
SHT Kandamby    44* (58b 2x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-0-33-1
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (0b)      Shoaib Malik    7-0-43-0

Afridi to bowl

30.1

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 wide, down the leg side, given a wide, the first conventional legspinner by Afridi to Kandamby

30.1

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, short on middle and off, defended off the back foot

30.2

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, turned away wide of midwicket for a single

30.3

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run, turn and bounce! Spun away sharply after landing on a good length outside off, Mahela withdrew from a cut

30.4

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run, too wide outside off stump, left alone

30.5

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, pushed into the leg side for a single

30.6

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, tossed up on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 31 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 169/3 (RR: 5.45)
SHT Kandamby    45* (61b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-30-0
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (3b)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-0-33-1

31.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Jayawardene, 1 run, full on leg stump, drive down the ground to long-on for a single

31.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, no run, short on the off stump, guided to point off the back foot

31.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, no run, slower ball pitching on a good length on middle and cutting away, pushed to point off the back foot

Mashfiq has this to say: "I consider Kandamby as a very good prospect for Sri Lanka in years to come by. It seems he has a 'Cool Head' on his shoulder and would very well can take the responsibilities of the 'Fragile' Sri Lankan middle order in coming days..."

31.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, 2 runs, on middle and leg, pushed off the back foot wide of midwicket, there's a yawning gap between long-on and deep midwicket and they get a well-run couple

Round the wicket to the left hander

31.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, no run, banged in short from wide of the crease, angling into the left hander, Kandamby drops it down on the off side with soft hands

31.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, 1 run, short on middle, dropped onto the leg side off the back foot for a quick single

End of over 32 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 173/3 (RR: 5.40)
SHT Kandamby    48* (66b 2x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    5-0-37-1
DPMD Jayawardene    2* (4b)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-30-0

32.1

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, no run, short outside off, cut away to point

32.2

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, just tapped to long-on off the back foot

32.3

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run, flighted outside off, pushed back to the bowler

32.4

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 2 runs, short and wide, cut away in front of square towards deep cover for a couple

32.5

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed off the back foot to deep midwicket

32.6

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, pushed wide of midwicket again for another run. Fifty for Kandamby, his first in ODIs. Good knock

End of over 33 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 178/3 (RR: 5.39)
SHT Kandamby    50* (69b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-35-0
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (7b)      Shoaib Akhtar    5-0-37-1

33.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, no run, 141.7 kmph from Shoaib, short of a length on middle and leg, turned away off the back foot to square leg

33.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, no run, short and wide, cut away straight to Afridi at point

33.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, FOUR, short outside off, gets on the back foot and pulls it away in front of square, wide of a diving midwicket. Well placed and long-on running to his left hand no chance

33.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, no run, good length on the off stump from well wide of the crease, defended on the off side to cover

33.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, FOUR, shot, Shoaib continues to bang it in short and gets the treatment. That was just 130 kmph and Kandamby repeats the earlier stroke, pulling it to the left of a diving midwicket for another boundary through the vacant gap on the leg side

33.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Kandamby, no run, short and wide, chopped down to point off the back foot

End of over 34 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 186/3 (RR: 5.47)
SHT Kandamby    58* (75b 4x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    6-0-45-1
DPMD Jayawardene    5* (7b)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-35-0

34.1

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run, short and wide, cut away to point, fails to pierce the gap there

34.2

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run, went through him! Kept low there, pitched on a good length outside off, just fractionally wide of the off stump, and spun away, Mahela failed to get his bat down in time and the ball clipped his back pad on the way to the keeper. Replays indicate there was an inside edge, but a really tough chance there for the keeper.

34.3

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed off the front foot to long-off

34.4

Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, pushed into the off side for a single off the front foot

34.5

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on the off stump, reaches forward to defend it back to the bowler

34.6

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, worked away wide of midwicket off the front foot for a single

End of over 35 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 189/3 (RR: 5.40)
DPMD Jayawardene    7* (12b)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-38-0
SHT Kandamby    59* (76b 4x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    6-0-45-1

Rao Iftikar is back

35.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayawardene, 1 run, good length outside off, defended wide of cover for a quick single. Sensible batting

35.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Kandamby, no run, short of a good length outside off, pushed off the back foot to Afridi at point

35.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Kandamby, no run, first lapse in concentration for Kandamby! Good length outside off, he tries to pull that away over midwicket despite the length not being right for that stroke, misses, and Mahela has a word with him straightaway

35.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Kandamby, OUT, Iftikar does the trick, the bowling change works! Good length outside off and he plays through the line this time, but does so very lazily just pushing it uppishly to Shoaib Malik at short cover who pouches it with ease.

SHT Kandamby c Shoaib Malik b Iftikhar Anjum 59 (100m 79b 4x4 0x6) SR: 74.68

Excellent knock by Kandamby though, gone for a well made 59

Chamara Kapugedera comes in

35.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, 1 run, edged straightaway, good length outside off, he prods at it and gets a thick outside edge wide of first slip to third man for a single

35.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayawardene, 1 run, short outside off, dropped on the off side with soft hands, played away from his body there, gets an easy single

End of over 36 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 192/4 (RR: 5.33)
DPMD Jayawardene    9* (14b)      Iftikhar Anjum    7-1-31-1
CK Kapugedera    1* (1b)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-38-0

36.1

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, pushed to deep midwicket for a single off the front foot

36.2

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, 1 run, short and wide, cut away powerfully to deep cover from the crease. Well struck

36.3

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run, flighted outside off stump and spins away, Mahela's not interested in chasing that one

36.4

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed off the back foot wide of point for a single

36.5

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, no run, flighted on the off stump, lunges forward to defend back to the bowler

36.6

Shahid Afridi to Kapugedera, 1 run, full outside off, driven off the front foot to deep cover for a single

End of over 37 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 196/4 (RR: 5.29)
CK Kapugedera    3* (4b)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-42-0
DPMD Jayawardene    11* (17b)      Iftikhar Anjum    7-1-31-1

37.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, 1 run, short of a length outside off, struck wide of cover for a single

37.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayawardene, no run, good length on the off stump, defended watchfully on the front foot to cover

37.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayawardene, no run, and again, defended back to the bowler, fuller on the off stump this time

37.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and wide, placed between cover and point for a single

Sri Lanka are yet to take their third powerplay

37.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, bouncer banged in short on middle, the batsman ducks under it comfortably, but a still a dot ball

37.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, full and wide and swinging away a touch, goes for an expansive drive through the coves, misses

End of over 38 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 198/4 (RR: 5.21)
CK Kapugedera    4* (7b)      Iftikhar Anjum    8-1-33-1
DPMD Jayawardene    12* (20b)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-42-0

38.1

Shoaib Malik to Jayawardene, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to deep point

38.2

Shoaib Malik to Kapugedera, 1 run, full outside off, square driven to deep point off the front foot

38.3

Shoaib Malik to Jayawardene, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, turned away wide of square leg for a single

38.4

Shoaib Malik to Kapugedera, 1 run, full outside off, driven firmly off the front foot to deep point

38.5

Shoaib Malik to Jayawardene, no run, bowled much flatter on the off stump, pushed back off the front foot to Malik

38.6

Shoaib Malik to Jayawardene, FOUR, shot! Mahela's first boundary in 11 innings! Short outside off, waits for it to spin into him, late-cuts it well wide of point for a welcome four

End of over 39 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 206/4 (RR: 5.28)
DPMD Jayawardene    18* (24b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    8-0-51-0
CK Kapugedera    6* (9b)      Iftikhar Anjum    8-1-33-1

39.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, 1 run, good length on the off stump, dropped off the front foot wide of point for a single

Mahela had managed just 66 runs in his previous ten innings

39.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayawardene, no run, short and wide, fails to put it away, chopped down to point off the back foot

39.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayawardene, 1 run, short on middle, rolls his wrists over it nicely to help it on its way to fine leg

39.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, 1 run, good length outside off, waits for it and upper cuts it to third man for a single

39.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayawardene, 1 run, guided to third man off the back foot for another run.

Pakistan have struggled with the over rate here. 28 more minutes to get 10 overs in

39.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, 1 wide, wide, banged in short on middle, it's too high

39.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, slower ball that the batsman fails to pick, short of a length on the off stump, he prepares himself for a pull but checks his shot at the last moment, the ball hids the handle and lobs up on the off side

End of over 40 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 211/4 (RR: 5.27)
CK Kapugedera    8* (12b)      Iftikhar Anjum    9-1-38-1
DPMD Jayawardene    20* (27b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    8-0-51-0

Sohail Tanvir to bowl, from round the wicket to the left hander

40.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, no run, full on the off stump, pushed to mid-on off the front foot

40.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, 1 run, short outside off, run down to third man for a single

40.3

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, 1 wide, down the leg side, pitched on leg stump and went down further with the angle, given a wide

40.3

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, FOUR, bowled from well wide of the crease, lands on a good length on middle and leg, Kapugedara glances that down fine and the fine leg fielder had absolutely no chance of cutting that off

40.4

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to third man off the back foot

40.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, 1 run, much fuller outside off, Jayawardene guides that to third man off the back foot

40.6

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, 1 run, slower, much too wide outside off, pushed wide of Younis Khan at point for a quick single

End of over 41 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 220/4 (RR: 5.36)
CK Kapugedera    14* (15b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-20-0
DPMD Jayawardene    22* (30b 1x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    9-1-38-1

41.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, FOUR, shot! Full on middle and leg, Kapugedera drives it through the gap between long-on and deep midwicket for a boundary. That was just a firm push but was timed beautifully

41.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, prods at a good length ball outside off that holds its line, misses

41.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, tries to drive this time to a full ball outside off, fails to make any contact

41.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, full on the off stump, pushed off the front foot straight to cover

41.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, 1 run, short outside off, cut away in front of square to deep cover

41.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayawardene, no run, full on middle and off, defended on the off side

Good comeback by Iftikhar after being struck for a boundary off his first ball

End of over 42 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 225/4 (RR: 5.35)
DPMD Jayawardene    22* (31b 1x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    10-1-43-1
CK Kapugedera    19* (20b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    3-0-20-0

42.1

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, 1 run, slower ball bowled full on middle and off from round the wicket, pushed towards mid-on for a quick single

42.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, 1 run, short of a length outside off, guided to third man for a single

42.3

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, no run, short outside off stump, an attempted bouncer, left alone

42.4

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, no run, full on the off stump, driven to cover off the front foot

42.5

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, 2 runs, slower ball on middle and leg, flicked wide of square leg for a single

42.6

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, no run, full outside off again, Tanvir almost bordering on a no-ball there from bowling really wide of the crease, driven straight to cover

End of over 43 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 229/4 (RR: 5.32)
CK Kapugedera    22* (25b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    4-0-24-0
DPMD Jayawardene    23* (32b 1x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    10-1-43-1

Umar Gul back into the attack

43.1

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, 1 run, slower full bowled full outside off, driven firmly to mid-off, scampers down for a quick single

43.2

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cut to point where the fielder fumbles to allow a run

43.3

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, OUT, gone! Good length just fractionally outside off, gets on the back foot to run it down to third man, gets a thick outside edge and Akmal takes a good catch diving to his right. Jayawardene looked good in his short stay at the crease.

DPMD Jayawardene c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 24 (59m 34b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.58

Maharoof makes his way in. Sri Lanka will look for some lusty blows from this guy

43.4

Umar Gul to Maharoof, 1 run, full on the off stump, driven straight to mid-off, they set off for a quick single

43.5

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, 1 run, edged again, short outside off but it's well wide of the keeper this time, rolls down to third man

43.6

Umar Gul to Maharoof, 3 runs, full on middle and leg, driven through the massive gap between long-on and deep midwicket for three runs

End of over 44 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 236/5 (RR: 5.36)
MF Maharoof    4* (2b)      Umar Gul    6-0-30-2
CK Kapugedera    24* (27b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    4-0-24-0

44.1

Sohail Tanvir to Maharoof, no run, why was that not given a no-ball? Too wide of the crease that time, full on the off stump, driven back to the bowler

44.2

Sohail Tanvir to Maharoof, 2 runs, misfield at mid-off that allows them an extra run, full on the off stump, driven to mid-off where Malik fumbles to help them get back for the second

44.3

Sohail Tanvir to Maharoof, no run, bouncer banged in short on the off stump, one for the over

44.4

Sohail Tanvir to Maharoof, FOUR, shot! Full outside off and Maharoof drives that on the up, well wide of mid-off for a boundary

44.5

Sohail Tanvir to Maharoof, no run, went straight through, good length on the off stump and angling into the batsman, Maharoof pushes at it lazily, misses, and the ball gets to the keeper on the bounce

44.6

Sohail Tanvir to Maharoof, 1 run, turned away to short fine leg

End of over 45 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 243/5 (RR: 5.40)
MF Maharoof    11* (8b 1x4)      Sohail Tanvir    5-0-31-0
CK Kapugedera    24* (27b 2x4)      Umar Gul    6-0-30-2

45.1

Umar Gul to Maharoof, FOUR, short and wide, gets the treatment, cut away over point and wide of third man for a boundary

45.2

Umar Gul to Maharoof, no run, makes room again but the bowler chases him this time, pushed to cover off the back foot

45.3

Umar Gul to Maharoof, 1 run, short on the off stump, opens the face to guide that to third man for a single

45.4

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, 1 wide, bouncer banged in short on leg stump, too high, given a wide

45.4

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, no run, on target this time, good length on middle, pushed back to the bowler on the front foot

45.5

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, 3 runs, short on middle, pulled away over midwicket for three runs as Malik runs back and drags it back just short of the boundary ropes. 250 up for SL!

45.6

Umar Gul to Maharoof, 1 run, slower ball bowled full on the off stump, drags it uppishly towards long-on for a single

End of over 46 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 253/5 (RR: 5.50)
MF Maharoof    17* (12b 2x4)      Umar Gul    7-0-40-2
CK Kapugedera    27* (29b 2x4)      Sohail Tanvir    5-0-31-0

SL took their powerplay in the 43rd over

46.1

Sohail Tanvir to Maharoof, OUT, slower ball bowled full on the off stump, missed it completely, he gave himself room but failed to pick it, the off stump is pegged back

MF Maharoof b Sohail Tanvir 17 (15m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 130.76

46.2

Sohail Tanvir to Thushara, 2 runs, full toss on the off stump, driven to long-off and they come back hard for the second, a direct hit would have had hm short

46.3

Sohail Tanvir to Thushara, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps, that pitched on a good length on middle and leg, gets a single on the leg side

free hit coming

46.3

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, SIX, full outside off stump, makes room and creams that over cover for a flat six. Length ball and got the treatment

46.4

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, 1 run, driven towards mid-off for a single

46.5

Sohail Tanvir to Thushara, 3 runs, slower ball bowled full outside off, makes room and slices it away over point for three runs. Third man runs to his left and cuts that off

46.6

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, no run, good length on middle and off, defended back to the bowler

End of over 47 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 267/6 (RR: 5.68)
CK Kapugedera    34* (32b 2x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    6-0-45-1
T Thushara    6* (3b)      Umar Gul    7-0-40-2

47.1

Umar Gul to Thushara, no run, beaten, bowled full on the off stump and swung away, tries to push it towards mid-off, misses

47.2

Umar Gul to Thushara, 2 runs, full on the off again, almost yorker length, driven firmly down the ground towards long-off for a couple

47.3

Umar Gul to Thushara, no run, yorker fired in on middle, dug out well by Thushara

47.4

Umar Gul to Thushara, OUT, short outside off, tries to slap it over mid-on, gets the top-edge that's snapped up easily by Kamran Akmal.

T Thushara c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 8 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

Murali comes in

47.5

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, 1 run, full on leg stump, dug out wide of midwicket for a quick single

47.6

Umar Gul to Muralitharan, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, guided to point for a single

End of over 48 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 271/7 (RR: 5.64)
M Muralitharan    1* (1b)      Umar Gul    8-0-44-3
CK Kapugedera    35* (33b 2x4 1x6)      Sohail Tanvir    6-0-45-1

48.1

Sohail Tanvir to Muralitharan, 1 run, slower ball on the off stump, steered to short third man, picked it and opened the face at the last moment

48.2

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, 2 runs, slower ball again, slogged over midwicket and a fumble in the deep allows them to come back for the second

48.3

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, no run, full outside off, tries to drag it towards the on side, misses this time

48.4

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, no run, short on middle and leg, tries to pull it away over midwicket, misses again.

48.5

Sohail Tanvir to Kapugedera, 1 run, length ball outside off stump, tries to heave it over midwicket, gets a thick inside edge towards deep square leg for a single

48.6

Sohail Tanvir to Muralitharan, 1 run, short outside off stump, swatted back past the bowler to long-off for a single

End of over 49 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 276/7 (RR: 5.63)
M Muralitharan    3* (3b)      Sohail Tanvir    7-0-50-1
CK Kapugedera    38* (37b 2x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    8-0-44-3

Last over coming up

49.1

Umar Gul to Muralitharan, FOUR, Shot! Short on the off stump, Murali ducks and pulls simultaneously, strikes it well enough to beat the fielder at deep square leg for a boundary

49.2

Umar Gul to Muralitharan, 2 runs, full on the off stump, comes down the track and just chips it over mid-off for a couple more

49.3

Umar Gul to Muralitharan, 1 run, full on middle, makes room and drags it to midwicket, fails to pierce the field though, just gets a single

49.4

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, SIX, That's disappeared, attempted yorker gone bad, lands on a length on middle and leg, Kapugedera gets under it and smashes it over long-on for a massive six

49.5

Umar Gul to Kapugedera, OUT, gone this time, connected well but not well enough to beat Younis Khan at long-off, slower ball bowled full outside off and Kapugedara gets under it nicely again but strikes it straight to Younis who judges it well running a few steps to his left

CK Kapugedera c Younis Khan b Umar Gul 44 (71m 39b 2x4 2x6) SR: 112.82

49.6

Umar Gul to Muralitharan, 1 run, full on the off stump, Murali shuffles and flicks that away straight to short fine leg

Sri Lanka have done well here. They started off well and despite losing Jayasuriya and Sangakkara within a little over 20 runs of each other, their middle order stepped up with Kandamby supporting Dilshan well to add 99 for the third wicket. Jayawardene looked fluent in his brief innings, and Kapugedara dealt a few good blows at the end to take his team to a challenging score of 290.

Shoaib Akhtar and Sohail Tanvir, both proved a disappointment for Pakistan. They conceded 95 runs in 13 overs between them, but Iftikhar Anjum and Shahid Afridi bowled well to keep a check on the scoring in the middle overs. Umar Gul bowled well again, despite going for some runs at the end, to finish with 4 for 58.

Thanks to Pakistan's over rate, their innings starts in around 10 minutes.

End of over 50 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 290/8
M Muralitharan    11* (7b 1x4)      Umar Gul    9-0-58-4
KMDN Kulasekara    0* (0b)      Sohail Tanvir    7-0-50-1
Series Results
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Sri Lanka won by 234 runs
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Jan 21, 2009

Team-mates rush in to congratulate Muttiah Muralitharan on picking up Shoaib Malik's wicket, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Karachi, January 21, 2009

Team-mates rush in to congratulate Muttiah Muralitharan

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Jan 21, 2009

Tillakaratne Dilshan with the Man-of-the-Match trophy, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Karachi, January 21, 2009

Tillakaratne Dilshan with the Man-of-the-Match trophy

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