Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
140(136) 11x4 - 3x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 8 2 2 7 6 5 9
TM Dilshan
59(62) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 2 1 2 1 4 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O5.4
M0
R19
W3
Eco3.35
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NLTC Perera
O8.0
M0
R58
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The first one-sided game of the series, Pakistan got a solid foundation with Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez, who went on to a career-best 140* after Malinga put down a sitter early on. Misbah and Umar Akmal played key cameos, after which the bowlers did their job. Umar gul made a fine return to international cricket with a double-strike early on to cripple SL, who never really looked like they had a chance in the chase. The asking rate was never in control, and in the attempted big hits to match the required rate resulted in regular wickets. Top performance from Pakistan this.

Najam Sethi sums up his team's performance in a tweet: "Yaaayyyyyyyyyyyy!"

Omar Iqbal: "Good comeback by Gul, and for once selectors made a good decision by sending him to Sharjah. His comeback is a huge boost to Pakistans bowling lineup. Bye bye Tanveer!"

Time for the presentation ceremony:

Angelo Mathews: "It was a disappointing performance all round to be honest. If you are chasing 320, you need to get a good start and give the middle order players a chance, that didn't happen. We need to win next game to stay alive in the series so we'll come out firing."

Mohammad Hafeez: is the Man of the Match. He thanks his team-mates, supporters and his critics for motivating him. "I was trying to not get bogged down, I was trying to play technical shots, Ahmed played really well, took the pressure on, the partnership gave us momentum, bowlers did a great job on this sort of pitch."

Misbah-ul-Haq: "I'm really happy with the performance. Happy to bat first, top order showed responsibility, Hafeez and Ahmed provided the platform, and good finish too. The way Gul came and took wickets set the tone, as we weren't taking wickets with the new ball. I was happy with the way the spinners performed as well."

Steve Austin: "The award ceremony is longer and more exhausting than the match."

On that note, I'll sign out. See you all for game four...

44.4
W
Umar Gul to Malinga, OUT, game over, good return game for Gul, he finishes it off with a full ball that crashes into the stumps, three dots and the fourth one takes out the stumps, completes a dominant performance from Pakistan

Ashar : "Malinga can make up the 124 runs from Hafeezs dropped catch"

44.3
0
Umar Gul to Malinga, no run, short of length ball, looks to mow that but misses, struck on the body
44.2
0
Umar Gul to Malinga, no run, there's the yorker, between the bowler and the stumps
44.1
0
Umar Gul to Malinga, no run, starts with the bouncer though, Malinga ducks under

Here's Gul. Still time to see that world-famous yorker

END OF OVER:
44 | 10 Runs | SL: 213/9

  • SL Malinga19 (23b)
  • SMSM Senanayake4 (12b)
  • Shahid Afridi9-0-41-1
  • Saeed Ajmal10-1-37-2
43.6
1
Shahid Afridi to Malinga, 1 run, full and on leg stump, driven down to long-on for a single
43.5
4
Shahid Afridi to Malinga, FOUR runs, connects properly this time and another boundary through the cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Hafeez
140(136) 11x4 - 3x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 8 2 2 7 6 5 9
TM Dilshan
59(62) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 2 1 2 1 4 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O5.4
M0
R19
W3
Eco3.35
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NLTC Perera
O8.0
M0
R58
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF