Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    0.2 so much for that. Dolly of a catch at cover and Kusal has to trudge off. Sucked into a flick because this was a fullish delivery angled in at him. But he has gone for the shot far too early. Leaps off the leading edge and settles snugly in the hands of Imad Wasim. Thats about as good as a bright and shiny welcome mat from the hosts to the visitors 0/1
    22.3 sneaks through him! Its the arm ball, pitched a shade short of a length. Dilshan things it is an opportunity to cut. Realises there is no room, so he tries to adjust his stroke and use a straighter bat. But he is not quick enough in getting it down. Stayed low too, which might have been the major cause for his dismissal. End of a very good innings from the veteran, but he wouldnt like that it ended too early 109/2
    41.1 that was clean! Shehzad into the act again, top effort this time. Into the slog sweep again, and this time he does connect quite well. Hits it high, hits it behind square. Shehzhad has to run to his left, dive as well and is horizontal with the ground as he pouches it. This time he makes sure the ball doesnt pop out by awkwardly smothering it against his chest 186/5
    30.4 theres the problem with pulling the trigger too early. Mathews is livid with himself. Ran down the track to an offcutter and toe-ends the strike straight to mid-off. Very soft dismissal for a batsman of his caliber. 143/3
    35.6 thats mistimed! Thats a catch. Thats well taken! Chandimal was looking for that pick up shot over square leg again, but this time its a slower ball. The lack of pace dupes him. Hits the bottom of the bat, his bottom hand had flown off the bat. Clearly not in control of the shot and Yasir at long leg takes a very good, high catch 170/4
    46.3 looks to clear the covers, only ends up offering a dolly to Hafeez at cover. The cross-seamer, at a fuller length and outside off. Priyanjan clears the front leg and goes for a slash. Gets it off the bottom of the bat and has to walk off 228/7
    44.3 taken! Rizwan, you beauty. Its a fuller delivery outside off, Siriwardena was looking to drive on the up and gets a thick outside edge. It is on its way down, but Rizwan keeps his eyes on it, dives low and takes a very good catch 215/6
    48.1 a direct hit now! Pakistan on fire! This was back of a length and cramping Pathirana up. The ball was knocked down somehwere at short midwicket. Anwar runs across, gets down, turns around, takes aim and nails the bowlers end stumps. Pathirana had just given up. He knew he had no chance it if hits 243/8
    49.3 simple catch to Rizwan at midwicket. Its short, it was cramping Malinga for room even though he was moving away down leg. Tries to swat the ball away, but only manages to find the fielder 252/9
    not out
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    3
    10
    0
    0
    33.33
    not out
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    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    15 (b 4, lb 1, nb 2, w 8)
    TOTAL
    256/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.12)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (MDKJ Perera, 0.2 ov), 2-109 (TM Dilshan, 22.3 ov), 3-143 (AD Mathews, 30.4 ov), 4-170 (LD Chandimal, 35.6 ov), 5-186 (HDRL Thirimanne, 41.1 ov), 6-215 (TAM Siriwardana, 44.3 ov), 7-228 (SMA Priyanjan, 46.3 ov), 8-243 (SS Pathirana, 48.1 ov), 9-252 (SL Malinga, 49.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Irfan1005035.00315021
    Anwar Ali704125.85213140
    Rahat Ali703915.57212120
    Yasir Shah1005015.00222000
    Azhar Ali201306.5031000
    Imad Wasim1004314.30251000
    Shoaib Malik401503.75120000
  • BATSMEN
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    11.1 down the throat of deep third man! Stepped down the track and goes for a wild slash outside off. Gets a thick outside edge that soars into the night sky and settles in the hands of Senanayake, the sub, I think. Azhar is furious with himself, thumps his pads with his bat 75/1
    31.2 oooh, he fall short of his century! Its back of a length and outside off, Shehzad gets under the ball and looks to ramp the ball to the third man boundary. But that age-old problem he has about not picking gaps haunts him. Made pretty good connection as usual, which is why it travelled that far. But Kusal Perera runs in, dives forward and takes a stinger. Is that the twist you wanted? 190/2
    36.1 one, two, third time lucky for Chandimal and Siriwardena. He sucked Hafeez down the track with a little flight, got the ball to pitch before the batsmen reached it, shaved the outside edge. Then the keeper lunges for it with hard hands. Pops out, pops out again and slip was looking to offer support. But Chandimal maintained calm and pouched it on the third try 213/3
    not out
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    23
    35
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    73.91
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    16
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    181.25
    Extras
    13 (b 4, w 9)
    TOTAL
    257/3 (40.5 Overs, RR: 6.29)
    Fall of wickets: 1-75 (Azhar Ali, 11.1 ov), 2-190 (Ahmed Shehzad, 31.2 ov), 3-213 (Mohammad Hafeez, 36.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga924615.11367000
    RAS Lakmal805016.25256030
    SS Pathirana1008108.10257400
    N Pradeep2.20903.8580010
    AD Mathews2.40903.3790020
    TAM Siriwardana5.502814.80241200
    TM Dilshan3030010.0044030

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 3-1

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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Fifty in a jiffy

41

Balls for Pakistan's 50, their second-fastest in ODIs against Sri Lanka since 2002

2nd-wicket recovery

6

Century stands for Sri Lanka against Pakistan in ODIs after losing their first wicket for 0