Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    3.2 Arafat gets the wicket. For no obvious reason, Sangakkara - who has the run-rate under control - dances down the track and slashes at the fast bowler. Mis-hits it straight to point, and Pakistan are still in it 19/1
    7.5 Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi doesn't need the umpire this time. No turn again. No room again. A frustrated Dilshan goes to cut a ball that is neither short nor wide. Cleaned up. And Afridi raises his arms in the Boris Becker celebration 39/3
    3.6 Sri Lanka have let Pakistan back in through some ordinary batting and inexplicable thinking. Promoted to No. 3, Kulasekara plays three dots before going for another wild hit, and manages to lob it as far as cover-point. T20 doesn't follow reason or logic 19/2
    11.3 and Afridi has his right index finger up in the air as his team-mates gather around him. He has fired this slider in, and before Kapu realises it has crashed through the gate to flatten the stumps 62/4
    14.5 Tanvir strikes timber. Too much pressure. Slower ball. Chandimal tries the scoop over the keeper. He is through the shot before the ball arrives. When it does arrive, the ball hits the leg stump 76/5
    16.2 he has done Thirimanne in for pace here. Sami copped a lot of flak the other night, but Sami has come back superbly. Not too short, but this bounces chest high, with no room. And then the pace. To late into the pull. Keeper completes an easy catch 85/6
    19.2 fittingly Afridi gets the last touch on the ball. This is his 50th T20I, and he has scored a fifty, taken wickets, and then the final catch. Mathews slices this slog towards long-off, and Afridi charges in to complete a low catch. Hafeez is delighted at first win as captain 99/10
    16.4 you can't keep a really quick man down for to long. Good to see real raw pace in a format where "taking the pace off" is the regulation delivery. Sami is quick, straight, just short of a length, and has burst through Perera's defences. Timbahhhh. Boy, is Sami pumped? 90/7
    17.2 Don't bother about the dots. Ajmal gets a wicket. Reminiscent of Tino "mind-the-windows" Best. Kaushal leaves the crease even before the ball is delivered, and all Ajmal has to do is bowl the straighter delivery, and he is stumped by miles 91/8
    18.2 Sami is running through them here. A poor shot. He is looking to sweep Sami, and this is a length ball well wide of him. The top edge is gleefully accepted at cover 94/9
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    Extras
    11 (lb 2, w 9)
    TOTAL
    99 all out (19.2 Overs, RR: 5.12)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (KC Sangakkara, 3.2 ov), 2-19 (KMDN Kulasekara, 3.6 ov), 3-39 (TM Dilshan, 7.5 ov), 4-62 (CK Kapugedera, 11.3 ov), 5-76 (LD Chandimal, 14.5 ov), 6-85 (HDRL Thirimanne, 16.2 ov), 7-90 (NLTC Perera, 16.4 ov), 8-91 (KS Lokuarachchi, 17.2 ov), 9-94 (SMSM Senanayake, 18.2 ov), 10-99 (AD Mathews, 19.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Sohail Tanvir4.001513.75172010
    Yasir Arafat3.201835.40143020
    Mohammad Sami3.001635.33111020
    Shahid Afridi4.001724.25160100
    Saeed Ajmal4.002015.00101000
    Mohammad Hafeez1.0011011.0012000

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