Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    5.6 How do you play these? Too good from Tanvir. Slightly slower, 126ks, short of a length, on off, Tharanga plays for the angle, but the ball holds its line, squares him up, beats the edge, and hits the off stump. Cartwheeling goes the off stump 19/2
    3.6 Timber. Tanvir's angle does him in. Or does it? They are checking for the no-ball. They are checking it for the back-foot no-ball. He is well in there, and also with the front foot. So Tanvir can continue celebrating. Top-quality bowling. After getting two to straighten outside off, he bowls one at the almost acute angle. Dilshan falls over when driving, the ball hits the pad, and then canons into the stumps. They nearly snatched that smile away when they went upstairs, but Tanvir was well in on both counts 18/1
    24.5 the topspin off Sanga's bat has got him here. He looks to drop and run, the ball bounces on the pitch, and to the left of Sarfraz as opposed to going down the wicket. Sarfraz has redeemed himself with a sharp one-handed collection, and the run-out. Sanga had taken only two steps down the wicket 97/3
    33.2 Chandimal has thrown it away. He has worked hard so far, but he has now gone to one of the three men in the deep. You would expect him to go to unpopulated areas in the Powerplay. Dances down the track, lofts this towards long-on, where Sami slides to high right to take the catch 135/5
    24.6 Afridi is standing with his chest jutting out and arms in the air, the rest of the fielders are all over him, and the crowd is stunned. Softest of dismissals. Flighted on off, Mahela looks to defend this, but returns a soft lob to Afridi 97/4
    not out
    34.2 Stop the press. Pakistan have another run-out. It's Farhat who is on fire. Full, drilled straight to mid-off, and Perera sets off for the non-single. It was Parera's call, but there was no single available there. Sent back. Farhat has the presence of mind to go to the striker's end, and the throw is accurate too. Sarfraz runs in sharply too, and collects the throw without a mistake, and gets his man 138/6
    40.5 full, on the pads, and it's Sri Lanka who have blinked first. It's Sami's third straight inspirational piece of work in the field. Pushed to midwicket, Mathews wants one, Thiri is late to start, and Sami unleashes a flat throw, on the bounce, right by the stumps. Sarfraz doesn't have to do much, and they beat Thiri's dive 175/7
    46.2 Tanvir strikes at a crucial time again. And we are checking it for a no-ball again. They just don;t trust their eyes with Tanvir. Backs away, Tanvir digs it in short, Mendis toe-ends it, in the air, to extra cover. It nearly slips out of Shafiq's hand, but he holds on, using his chin to balance the ball 212/8
    not out
    22 (lb 10, w 12)
    248/8 (49.4 Overs, RR: 4.99)
    Did not bat: SL Malinga
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (TM Dilshan, 3.6 ov), 2-19 (WU Tharanga, 5.6 ov), 3-97 (KC Sangakkara, 24.5 ov), 4-97 (DPMD Jayawardene, 24.6 ov), 5-135 (LD Chandimal, 33.2 ov), 6-138 (NLTC Perera, 34.2 ov), 7-175 (HDRL Thirimanne, 40.5 ov), 8-212 (BMAJ Mendis, 46.2 ov)
    Umar Gul10.014304.30354000
    Sohail Tanvir10.004234.20392170
    Mohammad Hafeez10.003013.00341000
    Mohammad Sami9.407507.75196220
    Shahid Afridi10.004824.80273020

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