2.5 bouncer, goes for the hook, has to play it from over his right shoulder, and ends up top-edging high in the air. Easy catch for Kapugedera at deep midwicket 16/2
    2.2 another offcutter, fuller and straighter, and that sends the bails flying after Shehzad misses another across-the-line 11/1
    5.3 back of a length, slower ball on off stump, punched to the right of point, and Hafeez left his crease at the non-striker's end, thinking it had beaten the fielder. It was Dilshan, though, and he's electric. Makes a diving stop and quickly fires a throw to the bowler's end, while he's still on his knees, and Perera deflected it onto the stumps and finds Hafeez short of his crease 33/3
    7.2 gone, Pakistan are five down! Came down the track again and again he shortened his length. It was quick, angling in, and a long way short of Malik. The previous ball seemed to confuse Malik, and he ended up playing inside the line. It turns sharply past his outside edge, and Kusal completes an easy stumping 40/5
    6.5 on the pads, tu 40/4
    13.3 bowled him! It's a slower ball again, very full, and he took a step out of his crease and ended up yorking himself. Huge backlift, went for a whip over the leg side, ended up playing all around it 101/6
    14.1 and he's bowled him! Fired it flat, across the batsman, and Afridi cleared his front leg and looked to slog-sweep him into orbit. The ball slid on with the angle, beat his bat, and clipped the outside of off stump 107/7
    not out
    18.4 another twist. Late, late twist. Slower ball outside off, and Anwar, who looks to swing that over the leg side, ends up getting a thin outside edge through to the keeper 165/8
    18.6 full and wide, comes forward and pokes it down to long-off. They take on Thisara's arm, go for a second, and it's proved to be a suicidal second. Good throw, straight over the stumps, and Malinga has the bails off quickly to have the diving Tanvir out by a good six inches 167/9
    not out
    6 (lb 1, w 5)
    174/9 (19.2 Overs, RR: 9.00)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Ahmed Shehzad, 2.2 ov), 2-16 (Mukhtar Ahmed, 2.5 ov), 3-33 (Mohammad Hafeez, 5.3 ov), 4-40 (Umar Akmal, 6.5 ov), 5-40 (Shoaib Malik, 7.2 ov), 6-101 (Mohammad Rizwan, 13.3 ov), 7-107 (Shahid Afridi, 14.1 ov), 8-165 (Anwar Ali, 18.4 ov), 9-167 (Sohail Tanvir, 18.6 ov)
    B Fernando3.203329.9062110
    GSNFG Jayasuriya4.003719.2571200
    NLTC Perera4.002716.75123100
    TAM Siriwardana2.001718.5031100
    JDF Vandersay2.001909.5030200
    SL Malinga4.0040110.0042200

Match Details

  • R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan won the 2-match series 2-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Match days

1 August 2015 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Narrow wins


Number of one-wicket wins in T20Is; it's the first such result for Pakistan.

Turning around a lost cause


Number of times a team has won a T20I after being five down for 40 or fewer runs.