Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    33.5 another run-out. The only way they seem to be able to get wickets today. Perera is out for 116. This is played towards long leg, they decide to come back for the second, but the throw comes to Perera's end, and is accurate. Perera, who has recently been hit on the toe. Irfan collects it, and while he has broken the wicket with his arm, it is still considered a part of the hand as long as the ball is in his hand. Perera was not the most urgent while taking the first. And yet again, it is Anwar Ali doing wonders in the outfield 212/2
    25.2 Dilshan has stolen quite a few singles today but he has picked the wrong man this time. Short of a length, just outside off, dropped at his feet, towards cover, charges through for one, Ahmed Shehzad swoops in on it, and throws the stumps at the non-striker's end down. Dilshan is caught well short 164/1
    36.1 and he provides Pakistan some relief. This is a full and wide delivery, Thirimanne looks to squeeze this past point with an open face, but ends up hitting it straight to the man 219/3
    40.5 Rahat gets another wicket. Slower ball this time. Chandimal sees one short of a length and looks to open the face, but this cutter deceives him and he is early into the shot. The edge settles with Sarfraz who dives forward 254/4
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    Extras
    9 (lb 6, w 3)
    TOTAL
    368/4 (50 Overs, RR: 7.36)
    Fall of wickets: 1-164 (TM Dilshan, 25.2 ov), 2-212 (MDKJ Perera, 33.5 ov), 3-219 (HDRL Thirimanne, 36.1 ov), 4-254 (LD Chandimal, 40.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Irfan1017307.302810210
    Anwar Ali907107.88206200
    Rahat Ali1007427.40227110
    Imad Wasim302709.0051210
    Shoaib Malik1004404.40273000
    Yasir Shah807309.12115300
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    12.5 suicidal single. Pushed firmly and straight to mid-off, and he just sets off hoping there will be a misfield or an off-target throw. Mathews, though, hits the base of the stumps. Pressure showing on Pakistan 71/2
    9.4 Chandimal has stumped him. Or has he? Senanayake has got a wicket in his first over. Shehzad makes room to try to hit this over mid-off. The ball pitches on off, and keeps on going with the angle. Shehzad tries to slide back, but he is caught on the line. It's a tight call, but no part of the foot is behind the line 51/1
    19.5 that's No. 100 for Mathews. not yet. Wait on. Hafeez has reviewed this lbw decision. Mathews bowls on a length, this nips back in front just outside off. Beats the inside edge, and hits him in front of middle and leg. There is no bat6 involved. It looks like going down leg, but since the umpire has given it, all the ball has to do is clip the leg stump. And clip it it does. Mathews gets his 100th, and what a big wicket it is too. Hafeez walks back shaking his head 116/3
    20.6 lovely direct hit from third man. Lakmal is the man. They have taken two couples to his right already this over, and once again Sarfraz places it straight of that man. This time he cuts the angle, gets to the ball quicker, and lets rip a direct hit on the half-volley. Sarfraz is stunned, and caught short. Lovely replay. Ian Gould, the square leg umpire, enjoyed that piece of fielding 121/4
    24.4 Perera gets his wicket at his favourite ground. It's Malik who is out. Maybe he doesn;t like the dog. Just charges at a length ball, but is not close enough to the pitch of the ball. Ends up dragging it, and short midwicket takes the catch off the inside half of the bat 140/5
    32.1 Perera gets another on his favourite ground, and this is the specialist batsman, Rizwan. Perera bowls short of a length, on top of off, Rizwan goes back and looks to open the face, but manages just an edge through to Chandimal 178/7
    29.5 Senanayake had him last over, but he gets Wasim out again. This is just a gentle offbreak, Wasim is not close to the pitch of it just outside off, and plays in front of his body. Lofts it to the right of Senanayake who dives full length to take the catch 170/6
    36.1 and now Sri Lanka are one wicket short. Gamage gets his first wicket of the night. This is short, pretty straight, and cramps him up as Anwar looks for a big shot. Can't get any power into the shot, and he just mis-hits it for a dolly to mid-on 197/9
    35.1 Shah falls for 9. The first man out of the 15 that have batted today to not reach double figures. Senanayake flights one, Shah sees a big hit, jumps out of the crease, gets a thick edge for an overhead catch at short cover 197/8
    37.2 and Siriwardana gets a wicket to end the match. Flighted on off, Rahat looks for the bog hit, but all he manages is an aerial hit straight to long-off where Senanayake takes the catch 203/10
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    Extras
    7 (lb 1, nb 4, w 2)
    TOTAL
    203 all out (37.2 Overs, RR: 5.43)
    Fall of wickets: 1-51 (Ahmed Shehzad, 9.4 ov), 2-71 (Azhar Ali, 12.5 ov), 3-116 (Mohammad Hafeez, 19.5 ov), 4-121 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 20.6 ov), 5-140 (Shoaib Malik, 24.4 ov), 6-170 (Imad Wasim, 29.5 ov), 7-178 (Mohammad Rizwan, 32.1 ov), 8-197 (Yasir Shah, 35.1 ov), 9-197 (Anwar Ali, 36.1 ov), 10-203 (Rahat Ali, 37.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    PLS Gamage1006216.20338014
    RAS Lakmal603505.83205010
    SMSM Senanayake813934.87274100
    NLTC Perera803824.75285000
    AD Mathews30913.00121000
    TAM Siriwardana2.201918.1453000

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan won the 5-match series 3-2

Player of the match

Player of the series

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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Collective Success

1

Instance of each of SL's top six batsmen making 25+ scores against PAK - today was the first such instance

collectively careless

3

Instances of both openers being dismissed run out after posting 50+ scores - Dilshan & Perera

A year for hundreds

80

Number of ODI hundreds scored in 2015, the most in any calendar year passing 2014 (79)

All or nothing

533

Runs scored by Kusal Perera in the 7 ODIs where has made 50+ scores. He has only made 563 in his remaining 41 ODIs

The good and the bad

7

Number of 50+ scores for Kusal Perera. He has also has 20 single-digit scores to go with that from a total of 48 ODIs

A bad habit

3

Number of 5-ODI bilateral series that SL have lost to PAK by 1-4 margin. This could be the 4th out of 7 such series