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  • BATSMEN
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    10.1 Kaushal gets another. Soft dismissal. Short, on the pads, stays a touch low, hurries onto him, and he has hit it straight to shortish midwicket 41/4
    2.1 Shehzad is gone. Dead plumb. Inswinger from Kula, on a length, and Shehzad is caught on the back foot and beaten. Hit right in front. When Kula gets the inswingers right and accurate, he is a tough customer 11/1
    4.6 Hafeez has hit a straight drive to claim the wicket of Latif! Crisply hit back at Perera. This is going for four. But Perera gets a touch to it, and the ball hits the stumps. Latif is backing up, and hasn't had time to get back. They don't even call for the replays. The finger goes up, Latif goes out 18/2
    8.1 and he strikes first ball. Akmal premeditates a paddle, Kaushal bowls a flat legbreak, and he misses. My first reaction says Akmal is unlucky, but I am still waiting for replays. I am wrong. This is a good decision. Length ball, pi6ches outside off, doesn't turn, goes with the angle, hits him in front of off. The lack of turn did him in 29/3
    18.3 Dilshan takes this one, but is still cross with himself for having dropped the previous one. Short again, but stays a little low. Malik pulls, and finds Dilshan to perfection. Dilshan throws the ball away in disgust, and doesn't even join the others in celebrating. Clearly disappointed with the previous delivery 109/5
    not out
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    46
    33
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    157.57
    19.3 bouncer, Arafat comes down the track, and cuts it in the air, straight to Dilshan at sweeper-cover. Dilshan still not emoting much. Arafat has at least brought Afridi back on strike 119/6
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    Extras
    5 (b 2, lb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    122/6 (20 Overs, RR: 6.10)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Ahmed Shehzad, 2.1 ov), 2-18 (Khalid Latif, 4.6 ov), 3-29 (Umar Akmal, 8.1 ov), 4-41 (Mohammad Hafeez, 10.1 ov), 5-109 (Shoaib Malik, 18.3 ov), 6-119 (Yasir Arafat, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara411323.25161010
    AD Mathews20904.5092000
    NLTC Perera403117.75103100
    I Udana411804.50110000
    KS Lokuarachchi403127.7594010
    SMSM Senanayake201708.5022000
  • 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 Tanvir401513.75172010
    Yasir Arafat3.201835.40143020
    Mohammad Sami301635.33111020
    Shahid Afridi401724.25160100
    Saeed Ajmal402015.00101000
    Mohammad Hafeez1011011.0012000

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

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

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

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