Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    16.3 this is not the smartest piece of batting. The midwicket is back, the square leg is back, Malinga is bowling short, but Shehzad still goes ahead and pulls limply. There is neither an attempt to keep this down nor is it a full-blooded pull looking for the six. Gives deep midwicket catching practice there 93/1
    23.2 short of a length, into the body, and poor running costs Pakistan a wicket. Azhar will have himself to blame here. Hafeez has punched this wide of midwicket, they both know the second is on, and they turn around. However, Azhar stops for a second for no reason. By the time Hafeez realises this and stops, Azhar has resumed running. Then by the time Azhar realises that, Hafeez has resumed running. Enugh time lost, and Azhar is run out at the non-striker's end, for 49 124/2
    36.4 slog weep, timed really well too, but he has picked out the man at deep midwicket to perfection. The second Pakistani batsman to pick that man out. Two of three wickets have fallen to a catch at deep midwicket, and the third has run himself out. Hafeez has timed this pretty well, but failed to get the elevation to hit a six. Just a short-arm effort 196/3
    44.2 and Pakistan throw away another wicket. Sarfraz misses out on a century. Two of the four batsmen dismissed today have been run out. This is hit towards long-on, Sarfraz wants the second but is sent back. He tries to dive in, but is beaten by the direct hit. It is hit softly towards long-on, you can hear Malik's call of 'bhag ja bhag ja' before turning back, which means both are thinking two, but when Malik looks up he sees the fielder is on the ball and has no option but to send Sarfraz back. Selfless batting, but nobody's mistake really 257/4
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    159.09
    Extras
    15 (b 4, lb 1, nb 2, w 8)
    TOTAL
    316/4 (50 Overs, RR: 6.32)
    Fall of wickets: 1-93 (Ahmed Shehzad, 16.3 ov), 2-124 (Azhar Ali, 23.2 ov), 3-196 (Mohammad Hafeez, 36.4 ov), 4-257 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 44.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    AD Mathews805206.50206000
    N Pradeep904705.22264030
    SL Malinga1008018.00168101
    SS Pathirana1004914.90294001
    NLTC Perera1006306.30213040
    TM Dilshan302006.6641010
  • BATSMEN
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    7.5 Perera is gone. Anwar Ali must love Premadasa. He is doing it with the new ball here again. A big slower ball, should be pretty obvious because he has made a big change-up, but Perera has not picked it and it given it an almighty thump. It means the edge is a healthy one, and Sarfraz pouches it diving it in front of first slip 42/2
    5.4 slower ball does the trick here. It is quite full, a half-volley really, just outside off, but Dilshan has no pace to work with it, and all he manages is a hit straight to mid-off. Good defensive bowling from Anwar, and Pakistan have a big wicket 33/1
    30.1 don't captains love those days when a bowling change brings about a wicket first ball? Rahat Ali comes on, bowls short of a length, just outside off, Thirimanne looks to open the face, manages only a loopy edge, and Sarfraraz does the rest. Slower ball it is 142/6
    15.3 lovely stumping from Sarfraz. Good bowling first of all as he flights the ball and gets some dip on it. Tharanga is stranded after jumping out of the crease and getting beaten on the inside edge, but the ball has turned and bounced sharply. Sarfraz is unfazed and makes the collection, and completes the stumping 82/3
    19.3 doesn't matter, as Mathews is gone next ball, he charges out and looks to thrash that over long-on, gets the leading edge and that is taken at long-off, is this game over? 93/4
    26.6 first wicket for Wasim. He has built the pressure with accurate bowling, and now gets the reward. Chandimal is looking to manufacture the sweep because they haven't hit a boundary for more than 12 overs and there is no man deep behind square on the leg side. But he has moved too far across and exposed the leg stump. Castled as he misses it 130/5
    39.1 and he gets one more wicket. Teases Perera with a slow flighted delivery. Perera's favourite zone is that wide long=on, and he finally goes for that shot. But he is not close to the pitch of the ball, and manages just a massive top edge, which is caught at the boundary 170/8
    30.4 another wicket. Inexperience of the batsman and the experience of Malik both at play. Siriwardene pushes this straight to mid-on - no soft hands, no mis-hit, just straight to mid-on - and sets off for a single. Provided it is Siri's call, but this is a horrendous call and he is sent back. Malik sees the batsman is too far down the wicket, waits for Sarfraz to reach the stumps, and then throws on the bounce. Gone 144/7
    39.4 what a piece of brilliance from Anwar Ali to give Shah his fourth and bring this game closer to its end. They have gone to the third umpire but the soft signal is out. Pathirana is down the wicket to hit this flat and low towards deep midwicket, Anwar Ali charges in from his post at the boundary, and he has run in quite a bit, and then dives forward to take this centimetres from the ground. And after watching a few replays, the third umpire has decided there is no evidence to overutrn the soft signal of out. And it looks like a clean catch too 172/9
    41.1 arm ball to end the match. The debutant does it. This is a length ball on off, Malinga plays for the turn, the ball comes in to beat the inside edge and hits the stumps 181/10
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    11 (b 4, lb 1, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    181 all out (41.1 Overs, RR: 4.39)
    Fall of wickets: 1-33 (TM Dilshan, 5.4 ov), 2-42 (MDKJ Perera, 7.5 ov), 3-82 (WU Tharanga, 15.3 ov), 4-93 (AD Mathews, 19.3 ov), 5-130 (LD Chandimal, 26.6 ov), 6-142 (HDRL Thirimanne, 30.1 ov), 7-144 (TAM Siriwardana, 30.4 ov), 8-170 (NLTC Perera, 39.1 ov), 9-172 (SS Pathirana, 39.4 ov), 10-181 (SL Malinga, 41.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Irfan713204.57242011
    Anwar Ali502424.80183000
    Rahat Ali703515.00213020
    Shoaib Malik502805.60172100
    Yasir Shah1012942.90350010
    Imad Wasim7.102823.90210010

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

19 July 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Solid top order

1

Number of times Pakistan's top 6 have all scored 35 or more in an ODI innings; this is their first such instance

Strong opening

8

Number of fifty-plus stands by Pakistan's openers in ODIs in 2015; this equals the most for any team.

Chasing problems for SL

5-10

SL's win-loss record when batting second in day-night games at the Premadasa since 2005. When batting first, the record is 11-4