• BATSMEN
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    7.1 Tanvir strikes. This is a length ball, outside off, lands on the upright seam, holds its line, and takes the edge of the pushing bat. Tharanga walks 37/1
    not out
    119
    139
    11
    1
    85.61
    16.1 and a breakthrough he provides. Who could have guessed this? A flat, straight loosener, Sanga goes back to punch this. Does it stop a bit? Perhaps. Perhaps not. However, he ends up lobbing this off the toe end, back for a soft catch to Hafeez. Don't shake Hafeez's hand any time soon. You might turn to gold 84/2
    30.6 Afridi strikes finally. Slower through the air, and that's what made Chandimal play for the turn here. Pitches on off, and finds Chandimal playing well outside the line as this one slides trhough and raps him on the pad in front of middle and off. Easy lbw decision for the umpire 154/3
    45.4 bowled'im. MJ shimmies down, plays for an offbreak, looking to go inside out, but this one doesn't turn and hits the top of off. Ajmal shows emotion through a fistpump 240/4
    not out
    24
    14
    2
    2
    171.42
    Extras
    16 (b 1, lb 7, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    280/4 (50 Overs, RR: 5.60)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Umar Gul9.005806.44278100
    Sohail Tanvir9.015115.66304111
    Shahid Afridi10.005015.00304020
    Rahat Ali4.003408.50105010
    Saeed Ajmal10.004914.90345100
    Mohammad Hafeez8.013013.75272000
    Fall of wickets:1-37 (WU Tharanga, 7.1 ov), 2-84 (KC Sangakkara, 16.1 ov), 3-154 (LD Chandimal, 30.6 ov), 4-240 (DPMD Jayawardene, 45.4 ov)
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    10.1 stunning caught and bowled by Perera. Sri Lanka needed some magic, and Perera has produced it. Length ball, driven back at him, Perera's natural reaction to get away from the stumps after delivering, so he fights that motion, and dives full length onto the pitch to grab this one-handed 48/1
    36.3 he has broken the leg stump into two. How fast bowlers love that sight. Azhar is making room, and Kula bowls the yorker, right at the base of the leg stump. It squeezes under the bat, and ends the innings short of a century 157/5
    16.5 the horse hasn't quite bolted. YK, like life, presents Sanga a second opportunity, and he grabs it with both hands. A loose drive outside off, another edge, and this time - as Bob Willis would say - Sanga makes no mistakes. That was well short of a driving length 78/2
    29.1 Perera is having a great day. Gets a wicket with the first ball of a spell for the second time. A bit of an offcutter, short of a length, outside off, beats the inside edge, hits his back pad in front of off. The line is not a question here. The only doubt has to be the height, but Paul Reifell has no such doubts. And he has been spot on today 127/3
    33.2 another wicket for Perera, another wicket before the Powerplay, but Umar Akmal can't believe he has been given out. Short of a lenght, looks to run it fine to the right of the keeper, misses, and has been given out. Replays show there is clear flood light between bat and ball. Akmal is not impressed 139/4
    37.4 that's a lovely catch from Sanga. That should do it for the game, and should make up for that drop too. It's a slower ball, mind you. Short of a length, Afridi looks to run it down, gets an edge, and it goes not only wide, it is also dying on Sanga. He dives full length, and plucks this one-handed. That's his 300th catch too. Not a bad way to bring it up 165/6
    46.2 slower ball, huge appeal for lbw as he misses a flick, and he is given. Was down the wicket, but that looked straight. Going down as it was an offcutter, but given. That levels the series 204/10
    40.1 Boy, can he ever? The third time he has taken a wicket with the first ball of a new spell tonight 170/7
    44.4 that's his No. 6, a personal best for Perera. Gul is a sitting duck. Stays in the crease, and swings across the length. Misses, and is dead plumb. Couldn't have been plumber 197/8
    45.6 another short ball, Ajmal backs away and swings again, edges it safely through to Sanga. Better out than injured 204/9
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    2 (lb 2)
    TOTAL
    204 all out (46.2 Overs, RR: 4.40)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KMDN Kulasekara8.213323.96334000
    SL Malinga8.014025.00265000
    AD Mathews10.004804.80334100
    NLTC Perera10.004464.40345000
    HMRKB Herath10.013703.70291000
    Fall of wickets:1-48 (Mohammad Hafeez, 10.1 ov), 2-78 (Younis Khan, 16.5 ov), 3-127 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 29.1 ov), 4-139 (Umar Akmal, 33.2 ov), 5-157 (Azhar Ali, 36.3 ov), 6-165 (Shahid Afridi, 37.4 ov), 7-170 (Sohail Tanvir, 40.1 ov), 8-197 (Umar Gul, 44.4 ov), 9-204 (Saeed Ajmal, 45.6 ov), 10-204 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 46.2 ov)

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