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    28.3 what a catch that is! Sanga has been alert to the miscued sweep all along, and he moved to the leg side in a flash as soon as Shehzad shaped for the lap sweep from outside off. It went off the face of his bat but he was already on the move, and stretching to his left to intercept that with his gloves. Spectacular bit of awareness, that! 147/4
    3.4 angles this in again and he looks to whip him through the leg side, and doesn't connect well at all. Abbreviated follow-through, and the ball pops straight into the hands of mid-on. 18/1
    18.1 got 'im, the breakthrough Sri Lanka were desperate for, Hafeez's superb innings is over, Prasanna's attempted legbreak slides straight on, Hafeez played for the turn, it doesn't, goes past the inside edge and Hafeez is struck low on the pads in front of off, the umpire needed no time at all to raise the finger 114/2
    19.1 he might have missed the direct hit in the last over, but he has his man first ball, flights it, and gets the ball to turn, off the glove, onto the pad, pops up for Sangakkara, Pakistan are three down and in some bother, the pitch is taking turn, the Sri Lankan corwd has found its voice, and this game is changing rapidly 115/3
    35.5 sweeps, and sweeps straight into square leg's hands! He was going against the turn, and either didn't pick the gap, or hit it more uppishly than he intended 192/5
    42.3 and he's on a hat trick! that's full and wide, slanted across, and he slashes hard at it and slaps the ball straight to cover 231/9
    37.2 big appeal, everyone goes up, but the finger doesn't. They've reviewed it. He plonked his front foot forward to defend, and may have been playing for turn. It went with the angle and hit his front pad. Was it sliding down leg? First of all, it's only pad, and bat hit pad. It hit him in line, and was crashing into a major chunk of leg stump according to Hawkeye, and that means Mr. Maqsood has to walk back to the dressing room. Pakistan are in all sorts of bother now. He took a huge stride down the pitch, and even his back foot was outside the crease, but he's just inside the 3m mark. 202/6
    40.3 wide outside off again, fuller now, and this is clearly a plan. They have a man out at a squarish deep cover, and Afridi slices it uppishly, straight into his hands 223/7
    42.2 full and wide again, and he goes hard at it and slices it way up. Herath almost drops it on the third man boundary as he tumbles forward, but he manages to hold on despite landing on his elbows. Very good catch in the end 231/8
    43.5 and finally he gets it right, and the yorker sneaks through to clip the leg stump as Junaid plays all over it 233/10
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    Extras
    6 (lb 4, w 2)
    TOTAL
    233 all out (43.5 Overs, RR: 5.31)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara4.012305.75164000
    SL Malinga6.505628.191810010
    HMRKB Herath10.023823.80363100
    AD Mathews2.001507.5062010
    S Prasanna10.003623.60352000
    NLTC Perera3.001936.3393000
    TM Dilshan5.002515.00111000
    SMA Priyanjan3.001705.6682000
    Fall of wickets:1-18 (Sharjeel Khan, 3.4 ov), 2-114 (Mohammad Hafeez, 18.1 ov), 3-115 (Umar Akmal, 19.1 ov), 4-147 (Ahmed Shehzad, 28.3 ov), 5-192 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 35.5 ov), 6-202 (Sohaib Maqsood, 37.2 ov), 7-223 (Shahid Afridi, 40.3 ov), 8-231 (Wahab Riaz, 42.2 ov), 9-231 (Fawad Alam, 42.3 ov), 10-233 (Junaid Khan, 43.5 ov)

Match Details

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

Player of the match

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Hafeez at No. 3

45

Mohammad Hafeez's ODI average in the 33 inns where he has batting at No. 3. In the 110 inns he opened, his average is 28.2

Fastest hundred

12.4

Number of overs Pakistan took to reach 100, their fourth fastest 100 since 2001

Quick start

40

Number of balls which Pakistan got to 50 - their fastest for the year, and 5th fastest while chasing, since 2001

Running dry

1

Number of times that Thisara Perera has scored 20 in his last 15 ODIs

The elusive fourth

30

Number of times that Hafeez has taken two or more wickets in an ODI innings, without ever taking 4

No. 6 batsman?

2

Number of times that Seekkuge Prasanna has got to double digits in his 11 ODI innings

Slowing down

3

Number of centuries that Tharanga has scored in his last 50 ODIs - in the 123 ODIs before that, he scored 11.