Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    1.6 once again Tanvir offers width and this time Dilshan is unlucky as he cuts this one uppishly to point, with the fielder moving quickly to his right to hold on to the catch. First wicket down and a big one as Dilshan can potentially be a dangerous commodity at the top 9/1
    5.6 plays all around this one that turns in to Kusal as Ajmal gets him stranded on the front foot, with Ajmal shouting a loud appeal, which the umpire confirms soon after 41/2
    9.1 traps him in front on the first ball as Chandimal plays inside the line, with the ball rapping the front pad. This one drifted just a bit to lull Chandimal into a false sense of security as he looked to defend 59/3
    13.4 and Sangakkara throws away his wicket to give Ajmal 400 international wickets. Looking to up the ante in these later overs, Sangakkara dances down to loft Ajmal, with the intention of going over extra-cover, but instead hits it directly to short cover, who holds the catch 84/4
    19.2 Mathews looks for a huge six over midwicket, but this one just stays inside for Sharjeel Khan, stationed at deep midwicket, to hold on to the steepler 142/5
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    5 (w 5)
    TOTAL
    145/5 (20 Overs, RR: 7.25)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (TM Dilshan, 1.6 ov), 2-41 (MDKJ Perera, 5.6 ov), 3-59 (LD Chandimal, 9.1 ov), 4-84 (KC Sangakkara, 13.4 ov), 5-142 (AD Mathews, 19.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Hafeez402406.0070100
    Sohail Tanvir403428.5093110
    Usman Khan10909.0031020
    Bilawal Bhatti302307.6673000
    Saeed Ajmal403528.7553110
    Shahid Afridi402015.0091010
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    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
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    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
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    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga402636.5092001
    KMDN Kulasekara3.103009.4781300
    SMSM Senanayake301414.6671000
    BAW Mendis402917.2592100
    AD Mathews2020010.0031100
    NLTC Perera302719.0044000

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Series result

Pakistan led the 2-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

11 December 2013 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • 'We were 15 runs short' - Chandimal

    Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has admitted his team may have misread the conditions in Dubai after their three-wicket loss to Pakistan in the first Twenty20

  • Thirimanne's flying catch

    Plays of the Day from the first T20 international between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Dubai

  • SL wary of Pakistan's momentum

    Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara and captain Dinesh Chandimal are wary of Pakistan's form and confidence ahead of the first Twenty20 in Dubai

  • Afridi leads Pakistan to tense win

    Maturity is an adjective that, at best, can only be sporadically applied to Shahid Afridi, but it was the hallmark of his blitz against Sri Lanka, as he struck an unbeaten 39 from 20 to lift his side to a three-wicket win in Dubai