Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
122(129) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 4 0 3 8
MDKJ Perera
64(68) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 4 5 2 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Junaid Khan
O5.4
M0
R44
W3
Eco7.76
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RAS Lakmal
O10.0
M0
R73
W2
Eco7.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Presentation:

Mathews: "We witnessed a great match, esp the stand between Seekkuge and Sachitra, very pleasing to see how they fought. We knew that the dew would come into play so we were happy to chase. I thought it was still a pleasing performance so no need to panic."

Ali Inam: "Not sure if it's a post match presentation or a birthday party !!"

Hafeez is the Man of the Match: "It was much needed for me, Maqsood batted well, Sharjeel started well. I really wanted to do something in this game."

Misbah: "It was a much needed innings from Hafeez, Sharjeel a good prospect. We need to improve on the bowling and fielding, too many lapses. If the team is winning, I don't want to bat."

That's it from us here. Good start to the series. Join us for game 2 on Friday in Dubai. Thanks for your mails and company. Cheers!

End of match: Najam Sethi tweets: "Yaaaayyyyyy Team Pak wins again!!!!"

Pakistan win by 11 runs but make heavy weather of it. They were comfortably placed to win this comfortably but panic set in and a pair of attacking 40s from Prasanna and Senanayake really gave Sri Lanka hope. Pakistan just about made enough. Makes you wonder what could have been had at least one of Sanga, Chandimal or Mathews had carried on. Also, had Afridi bowled out his quota. Ask Misbah.

Dew may have been a factor. Will captains be more comfortable bowling first going forward?

Ali Wazir: "Although I'm a Pakistan fan, they way the Sri Lankans played, they deserved the victory a tad more than Pakistan. Congratulations to them for putting on such a great fight and a thrilling match!"

AB: "Pakistanis weren't playing to win, they were playing to not lose. There is a difference and that was apparent in this match!"

49.4
W
Junaid Khan to Prasanna, OUT, the tension's over and Pakistan have won! Junaid fired this one full on the off stump, Prasanna made room looking to scoop it over the off side but it dipped and landed safely on Sharjeel's palms at mid-off
49.3
0
Junaid Khan to Prasanna, no run, he fires a length ball on the body and swings but can only place it slightly wide of short fine leg, Prasanna decides not to take the single
49.2
1
Junaid Khan to Lakmal, 1 run, he can only jam out a full ball towards cover for a single
49.1
W
Junaid Khan to Prasanna, 1 run, OUT, and we have a run out off the first ball! Junaid fires a length ball and Prasanna swings and mistimes it to deep midwicket, Malinga sets off for the second to get off strike but his partner is not interested seeing Bhatti's accurate throw to Akmal, Malinga turns around but it's too late

END OF OVER:
49 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 309/8

  • S Prasanna41 (22b)
  • SL Malinga0 (0b)
  • Sohail Tanvir10-0-69-1
  • Bilawal Bhatti7-0-56-1

Hats off to Senanayake for that fighting innings

48.6
1
Sohail Tanvir to Prasanna, 1 run, on the pads and he tickles it to the on side, only a run
48.5
W
Sohail Tanvir to Senanayake, OUT, and the 12th man Anwar Ali takes it on the second attempt! Senanayake made room and scooped it over cover, didn't time it well, Anwar ran forward from sweeper cover, had it covered and the ball popped out, he had the presence of mind to stick his right hand out, turn around and take the catch, phew!

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
122(129) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 4 0 3 8
MDKJ Perera
64(68) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 4 5 2 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Junaid Khan
O5.4
M0
R44
W3
Eco7.76
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RAS Lakmal
O10.0
M0
R73
W2
Eco7.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF