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    3.1 an early wicket for Gul on his return, this was pitched up, and an uppish drive is well taken at backward point 17/1
    21.3 seemed to be a poor ball, it was very short but it stayed lower than Dilshan expected, he was shaping to thrash that to the leg side, it sneaks under his bat and crashes into the top of middle 103/4
    3.5 two wickets in an over for Gul, he's got rid of Karunaratne here, this was angling across outside off, an outside edge through to the keeper, no feet at all as he wafted 17/2
    8.6 the big one, Sangakkara is gone, he goes for the pull, he needed to get it right off the middle if he had to clear the man at deep midwicket, plenty of time for Maqsood to get under that one, can Sri Lanka come back form this blow? 44/3
    27.5 no half-century this time as well for Chandimal, after 44 and 46, he's gone for 36 today, he wasn't near the pitch of the ball though he came down the track, still decided to go for the big shot, perhaps because of the three dot balls that preceded, he slices it high and towards deep midwicket, Maqsood takes the catch, Sri Lanka are five down, the day just gets better and better for Hafeez 132/5
    38.6 who is going to catch that? surely the keeper's catch, Hafeez also wants it, the keeper calls for it and takes it, Hafeez is not happy for some reason, in any case Mathews is gone, it was a doosra from Ajmal, Mathews wanted to slog that over midwicket, top edges it and it swirls towards square leg, SL are nine down 192/9
    30.5 there's the wicket, Kualsekara was having a tough time out there, this was well outside off, Kulasekara looked to drive away from the body, gets a thin inside-edge and Umar Akmal takes a sharp low catch, well done Akmal, and that also means Ajmal breaks the Pakistan record for most international wickets in a year with 102, beating Saqlian Mushtaq in 1997 136/6
    33.6 Seekkkuge is gone, a short of length ball on the pads, Seekkuge gets on one knee and looks to power that to the square leg boundary, connects well but not well enough to clear ajmal on the boundary, an overhead catch is taken and the SL innings continues to disintegrate, and that ends one of the most action-packed overs in a long time 163/7
    37.2 that's the end of Perera, Afridi has a long way to go to pluck that skier, it was a top edge from Perera, that went miles up in the air over the keeper's head, the keeper runs back but he can't get there in time, Afridi can, takes it and then pulls out the starfish celebration to show how much he enjoyed it 187/8
    not out
    44.4 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 213/10
    5 (lb 2, w 3)
    213 all out (44.4 Overs, RR: 4.76)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (MDKJ Perera, 3.1 ov), 2-17 (FDM Karunaratne, 3.5 ov), 3-44 (KC Sangakkara, 8.6 ov), 4-103 (TM Dilshan, 21.3 ov), 5-132 (LD Chandimal, 27.5 ov), 6-136 (KMDN Kulasekara, 30.5 ov), 7-163 (S Prasanna, 33.6 ov), 8-187 (NLTC Perera, 37.2 ov), 9-192 (AD Mathews, 38.6 ov), 10-213 (SL Malinga, 44.4 ov)
    Junaid Khan9.004024.44377010
    Umar Gul5.401933.35251100
    Shahid Afridi9.004114.55274010
    Bilawal Bhatti6.003906.50196010
    Saeed Ajmal10.013723.70392200
    Mohammad Hafeez5.003527.00162300

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to field first

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 2-1

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Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

22 December 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

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