Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    12.2 Kusal tries to be cute with a reverse sweep to find the fine leg boundary, but this one raps his front foot/pad on middle and off, and would definitely have hit the stumps. Kusal just threw away a glorious chance to capitalise and take Sri Lanka home with a big score 75/1
    24.1 back of a length and Dilshan takes the bait, skying this high in the air over fine leg, with the fielder not making any mistakes. Ends a good innings from Dilshan 113/2
    28.5 Junaid fires it at the leg stump as Sangakkara shuffles over to the off side in hopes of working him away through midwicket, but this one was way too far away as the leg stump goes for a holiday. Never seen Junaid scream like that. Almost burst a blood vessel I think 129/3
    not out
    30.2 back of a length outside off as Priyanjan gets a thick outside edge which carries low to the keeper, who is able to snaffle it. Pakistan slowly coming back into this contest, and the way the run rate has declined, they just need a few more quick wickets to put some serious pressure on the Sri Lankans 137/4
    40.2 charges down the track to try and force the issue, but this one inside-edges, or so it seems, onto the pads. Pakistan like it and have gone up for the review. The ball seems to have hit the back leg, but can't say for sure if it has inside-edged. The final decision is out, and to be honest am really surprised by. Mathews is sent on his way, and all of a sudden the match is poised for both teams 166/5
    43.4 Ajmal has the last laugh as he bowls a doosra which bursts through the gate that Vithu leaves open. Huge wicket in the context of the game as Sri Lanka looked to break away here somewhat 189/6
    44.6 goes for the pull through midwicket but the length was not appropriate as he ends up skying this in the air with Hafeez getting under it to take the catch. Sri Lanka now seven down, and it is not looking very rosy for them at the moment. 194/7
    45.3 Malinga goes for the big swing, and who can blame him, as he completely misses this one and gets his off stump knocked back. Ajmal has shown just how special a bowler he can be, especially in these situations 195/8
    not out
    12 (lb 7, w 5)
    235/8 (49.4 Overs, RR: 4.73)
    Did not bat: RAS Lakmal
    Fall of wickets: 1-75 (MDKJ Perera, 12.2 ov), 2-113 (TM Dilshan, 24.1 ov), 3-129 (KC Sangakkara, 28.5 ov), 4-137 (SMA Priyanjan, 30.2 ov), 5-166 (AD Mathews, 40.2 ov), 6-189 (KDK Vithanage, 43.4 ov), 7-194 (SMSM Senanayake, 44.6 ov), 8-195 (SL Malinga, 45.3 ov)
    Umar Gul7.504415.61303310
    Anwar Ali5.403616.35194110
    Mohammad Hafeez9.003614.00300120
    Junaid Khan7.103134.32252100
    Saeed Ajmal10.004324.30292000
    Abdur Rehman10.003803.80341010

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