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    0.1 captain is gone first ball, nothing much in the delivery, widish length ball, he looks to punch-guide it from the crease but finds backward point 0/1
    15.2 bowled this time, backing away to a flat and shortish one, trying to dab it to third man, missing and losing his bails 85/8
    0.2 Dilshan takes another one at backward point, two in two, Ansar has a forgettable debut, could not control the punch-steer again off the widish length ball, a bit of a loose waft in the end, Dilshan pouching another low take at backward point 0/2
    3.6 this time there is no doubt, Sanga has pulled off a stunner diving to his right, Latif going for a big drive to a full one that moved away a bit, Mahela appeals, for the fun of it, even as Sanga tumbles down with the ball safe in his gloves 12/3
    9.2 that is an outstanding catch, just incredible, Perera running across from third man, diving full-length to his right and taking the slash off a wide one from Malik even as he is parallel to the ground in the air 46/4
    12.2 Akmal has given it away, he went to pull Malinga, the ball got big on him and Kula took the top edge safely at mid off after taking some time to judge it and set himself up 68/5
    13.1 he's gone second ball, the offspinner has struck, big celebrations, Afridi charged out immediately to a flighted ball, had a huge heave, and the thick edge was taken by a leaping short third man 70/6
    13.3 nothing working for Pakistan, they find new ways to get out, confusion this time, Shehzad wanted the single as he worked it square on leg, Tanvir was not so keen, Shehzad had almost reached the other end before Tanvir crossed over to sacrifice his wicket 71/7
    16.2 deep midwicket almost overran the ball as he came in from the rope but then stopped and took the ball as it came down, Gul had tried to push at the slower one but hit it high in the air 87/9
    not out
    17.4 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 95/10
    19 (lb 2, w 17)
    95 all out (17.4 Overs, RR: 5.37)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.1 ov), 2-0 (Shakeel Ansar, 0.2 ov), 3-12 (Khalid Latif, 3.6 ov), 4-46 (Shoaib Malik, 9.2 ov), 5-68 (Umar Akmal, 12.2 ov), 6-70 (Shahid Afridi, 13.1 ov), 7-71 (Sohail Tanvir, 13.3 ov), 8-85 (Ahmed Shehzad, 15.2 ov), 9-87 (Umar Gul, 16.2 ov), 10-95 (Saeed Ajmal, 17.4 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara3.001324.33141010
    SL Malinga3.001224.00101000
    AD Mathews4.01822.00201000
    NLTC Perera2.402318.6251010
    KS Lokuarachchi2.001708.5051020
    SMSM Senanayake3.002026.6681110

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0

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Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.45

Match days

1 June 2012 - night match (20-over match)

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