Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    3.6 down the track again, this time he doesn't get to the pitch, and chooses to go across the line. Ball doesn't turn, goes with the angle, beats his inside edge, and crashes into off stump 32/2
    2.4 another shortish slower ball, and this time Dilshan has pulled it straight to Hafeez at short midwicket. Didn't go to him as quickly as the previous chance, and he accepted it gratefully 24/1
    12.3 back of a length, angling in towards off stump, and Jayasuriya pops it straight to short extra cover. Makes room to slash it over the off side, doesn't time it well enough and gets no elevation 90/5
    8.4 bowled him, that is classic Afridi. How many times have we seen this? Skidded on with the angle, very quickly, and beat the inside edge and rolled off the back thigh into the stumps as de Silva stayed back in his crease to punch through the off side 61/3
    9.3 down the track, heaves across the line, and the ball skids through with the angle, goes past his inside edge, and Rizwan completes a sharp stumping after the ball slides past leg stump 64/4
    18.1 slower ball and this time Siriwardana can't clear the boundary. It was a little shorter than ideal to be hitting down the ground, and he ends up spooning it straight to long-off 145/6
    not out
    48
    25
    37
    2
    4
    192.00
    19.6 slower ball outside off and Kapugedera slogs and misses. Rolls down to the keeper, who takes out the stumps with a bullet throw to run out Shanaka as they try to steal a bye 172/7
    Extras
    10 (lb 3, w 7)
    TOTAL
    172/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.6)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (TM Dilshan, 2.4 ov), 2-32 (MDKJ Perera, 3.6 ov), 3-61 (DM de Silva, 8.4 ov), 4-64 (NLTC Perera, 9.3 ov), 5-90 (GSNFG Jayasuriya, 12.3 ov), 6-145 (TAM Siriwardana, 18.1 ov), 7-172 (MD Shanaka, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Anwar Ali4040110.0075110
    Sohail Tanvir4044111.0083310
    Shoaib Malik301625.33101100
    Mohammad Irfan403117.7582100
    Shahid Afridi403017.5092100
    Imad Wasim10808.0030010
  • BATSMEN
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    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
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    14
    34
    2
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    171.42
    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
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    1
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    100.00
    Extras
    6 (lb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    174/9 (19.2 Overs, RR: 9.0)
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Fernando3.203329.9062110
    GSNFG Jayasuriya403719.2571200
    NLTC Perera402716.75123100
    TAM Siriwardana201718.5031100
    JDF Vandersay201909.5030200
    SL Malinga4040110.0042200

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10

Match days

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Narrow wins

3

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

Turning around a lost cause

2

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