Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6.1 No need for replays here. Jayawardene is gone lbw. Gul has been bowling this one-off inducker every over. This one starts around the sixth-stump line, beats Jayawardene's inside edge, and hits him in front of middle and leg. No forward stride, so hardly any way for the ball to travel. Would have hit leg stump 12/2
    4.1 Dilshan can keep his appointment. This is the fifth or sixth attempt he has tried to get out. This time he succeeds, though. Short of a length, on the stumps, Dilshan stays in the crease, and wants to send it to Kandy. Nowhere near the pitch of it, and expectedly skies it up for Ajmal at mid-on. As I said, Twenty20s are over 8/1
    12.4 here's the good Sami. Full outswinger, 137ks, near yorker, and hits his toe in front of leg. Umpire Reifell gives him. Sanga is not happy at all. He reckons this is headed down leg. A touch-and-go decision: not big stride down the wicket, hit full in front of leg, anybody's guess after that 40/4
    8.4 Timber. Nothing shot really. Short of a length, no room, and he wants to punch it. The seam movement back into him, and the extra bounce do for him. Dragged on 23/3
    19.2 Tharanga has missed this by a country mile. Charges at Hafeez, who bowls full and straight. Tharanga swings around the off-stump line, and this takes out the middle stump 56/6
    14.3 Sami is on fire here. Good outswinger. Full delivery, on off, holds its line, Mathews plays a loose drive from the back foot, edges it low and flat, and Misbah collects it clean as a whistle at first slip 41/5
    not out
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    57.53
    27.3 lovely follow-up delivery. After the big sharp offbreak, he follows with the straighter delivery. Pitched outside off, angling in, hits him in front of off, would have hit the stumps, and he has been given out. Except that he also got a big inside edge before the ball hit the pad. Perera lets out a cry, but has to walk off 81/7
    41.4 they finally catch one. Sami refuses to give them driving length. Stays back of a length, and Kula just swings at it, hoping for the best. Ends up skying it to Tanvir at third man, who catches it knee-high 131/8
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    Extras
    31 (lb 7, nb 1, w 23)
    TOTAL
    135/8 (42 Overs, RR: 3.21)
    Did not bat: SL Malinga
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (TM Dilshan, 4.1 ov), 2-12 (DPMD Jayawardene, 6.1 ov), 3-23 (LD Chandimal, 8.4 ov), 4-40 (KC Sangakkara, 12.4 ov), 5-41 (AD Mathews, 14.3 ov), 6-56 (WU Tharanga, 19.2 ov), 7-81 (NLTC Perera, 27.3 ov), 8-131 (KMDN Kulasekara, 41.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Umar Gul922432.66461040
    Sohail Tanvir803003.75331041
    Mohammad Sami621933.16282020
    Mohammad Hafeez1032022.00450000
    Saeed Ajmal502304.60142000
    Shahid Afridi421203.00180010
  • BATSMEN
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    19.5 beautifully bowled. Slower through the air, 78.5ks, the ball dips on him, and turns away after pitching. Hafeez is drawn forward, but is not quite to the pitch of the ball. The back foot is dragged out as the ball turns past the bat. He tries to get it back, but he has only reached the line when Sanga stumps him. Quite a few replays seen, but there is no part of the foot behind the line when the bails are off 78/3
    2.1 Malinga strikes. That's the start Sri Lanka needed. Short of driving lenght, just outside off, Ali pushes at it away from the body. Nothing shot really. even if he had middled it, he wouldn't got a run. All he manages is a thin edge, and Sanga doesn't drop it 11/1
    7.1 bowled'im. The big inswinger again. Short of a length, just outside off, Younis pushes forward, but has clearly been surprised by the amount of movement. The ball beats the bat, hits him high on the pad, and then the top of the off stump. Kula is thrilled, SL are still alive 27/2
    33.2 Oh we have a Misbah moment here. International cricket will be poorer without Misbah. He jumps out of the crease, gets to the pitch of the ball, drives it solidly to mid-off, wants a single, but Akmal sends him back because it has been hit straight to fielder. Caught well short there 133/4
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    Extras
    22 (b 2, lb 13, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    135/4 (34.1 Overs, RR: 3.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Azhar Ali, 2.1 ov), 2-27 (Younis Khan, 7.1 ov), 3-78 (Mohammad Hafeez, 19.5 ov), 4-133 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 33.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga722413.42334001
    KMDN Kulasekara932913.22444030
    AD Mathews611803.00313010
    NLTC Perera6.103105.02244020
    HMRKB Herath601813.00261100

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 1-0

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Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

7 June 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

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