Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

NLTC Perera
32(16) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 1 3 0 12 0 5 1
Ahmed Shehzad
36(42) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 2 1 2 6 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Mathews
O4.0
M1
R8
W2
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Sohail Tanvir
O4.0
M0
R12
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That is it from us for this game. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Join us for the second T20I on June 3. Cheers

Mahela Jayawardene: "I thought [the Latif 'catch'] landed on my fingers, it hurt a lot, but the umpires thought otherwise. It was played in the right spirit. It is a challenging wicket, we did not assess it well when we batted, we thought 160, but 140-150 was a good score. The fielding was absolutely brilliant, all the bowlers did well."

Mohammad Hafeez: "We had our moments but we couldn't capitalise on them. Perera made the difference, we were looking not to give away too many runs. I feel we have to work and come hard in the next game. Tanvir was brilliant and the spinners did the job. We shouldn't get too disheartened as it is only one loss."

Thisara Perera is the Man of the Match. Perera: "This is my first match after injury. I really enjoyed today."

Sid Monga is updating his match report. Read

They bowled 17 wides but they have still defended 132 by 37 runs. That is a very comprehensive margin. And they were 89 for 7 at one stage before Perera blasted them to 132. Pakistan lost two wickets off the first two balls, and never recovered.

Ben: "The difference is: SL recovered from Tanvir's 3 in 3 overs but Pak never recovered from 2 in 2 balls..."

bhaskar: "So they dont need misbah? in reference to an earlier comment, its better to sleep than die i'd say. Misbah lends much needed solidity to this side."

17.4
W
Perera to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, that will be the end of that, Ajmal gets an edge through to Sanga as he backs away and a has a heave to a back of a length ball
17.3
0
Perera to Saeed Ajmal, no run, swing and a miss outside off this time
17.2
4
Perera to Saeed Ajmal, FOUR runs, smack! Ajmal swings from just outside off and gets it down to the cow corner rope
17.1
1
Perera to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, that has been slammed straight back at the bowler, who gets a hand to it and regrets it as he winces in pain, the ball rolls down the ground

END OF OVER:
17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 90/9

  • Mohammad Sami3 (6b)
  • Saeed Ajmal1 (1b)
  • SL Malinga3-0-12-2
  • SMSM Senanayake3-0-20-2
16.6
1
Malinga to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, slogged from outside off to wide long on
16.5
1
Malinga to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, Chandimal runs in from fine leg but cannot get to the ball even as he falls forward, another top edge, off a hook this time

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

NLTC Perera
32(16) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
4 1 3 0 12 0 5 1
Ahmed Shehzad
36(42) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 2 1 2 6 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Mathews
O4.0
M1
R8
W2
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Sohail Tanvir
O4.0
M0
R12
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF