Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    10.3 Sharjeel looking to stand and deliver again as he clubs this one straight into the air. This goes quite high up as Dilshan steadies himself at long-on, and after failing on the first take, is able to roll and clutch on to the rebound before it hits the ground with his right arm. Excellent recovery after it looked like he may spill it 69/2
    2.2 tosses this one outside off as Shehzad takes the bait with a lofted drive through the cover region, but Thirimanne, stationed at short cover, makes a goalkeeper-like reflex catch to his left, and is able to hold on to the chance after hitting the ground. What a stunner from Thirimanne, and with that Sri Lanka have their first wicket 12/1
    11.3 Mendis fires a quicker one on middle as Hafeez gets down on one knee to sweep this through the leg side. Mendis like this straight away as soon as the ball thuds into the front pad, with the umpire taking a bit of time before confirming the decision 76/3
    11.4 and Maqsood straight away hits this back at the bowler, with Mendis getting a finger on it before it richochets onto the non-striker's stumps. Umar Akmal looks guilty out there as the umpire calls for the third umpire. Looks like the fingers did get a touch on the ball, and Umar did seem to be backing up too much as he fails to get his bat down before the ball knocks over the bails. And it is given out! That is the fourth wicket down for Pakistan, and from being 69 for 1, they have now crashed to 76 for 4 76/4
    16.1 Malinga adds another twist to the tail as he delivers a slower yorker bang on middle which Maqsood is late on, with the umpire raising the finger. They check for the no-ball, but he was fine 117/6
    14.1 Rameez Raja waxing lyrical about Amin and what does the southpaw do? He only goes ahead and lofts this straight into the hands of Chandimal, at silly mid-off, who takes a good low catch. Pakistan are slowly slipping here, even though the equation is still very much in their favour 96/5
    not out
    18.5 Bhatti clears the front leg, looking to belt this out of Dubai Sports City, but instead succeeds in hitting this one straight up in the air. Thisara calls for the catch, even though Sanga is close with the gloves, and manages to hold on to the skier, with a nice roll to finish it off 139/7
    not out
    1 (nb 1)
    146/7 (19.1 Overs, RR: 7.61)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Ahmed Shehzad, 2.2 ov), 2-69 (Sharjeel Khan, 10.3 ov), 3-76 (Mohammad Hafeez, 11.3 ov), 4-76 (Umar Akmal, 11.4 ov), 5-96 (Umar Amin, 14.1 ov), 6-117 (Sohaib Maqsood, 16.1 ov), 7-139 (Bilawal Bhatti, 18.5 ov)
    SL Malinga4.002636.5092001
    KMDN Kulasekara3.103009.4781300
    SMSM Senanayake3.001414.6671000
    BAW Mendis4.002917.2592100
    AD Mathews2.0020010.0031100
    NLTC Perera3.002719.0044000

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