Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LD Chandimal
56(44) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 3 5 3 3 3 5
Misbah-ul-Haq
48(38) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 9 4 1 7 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

TM Dilshan
O2.0
M0
R8
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Aizaz Cheema
O4.0
M0
R30
W4
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Here's the presentation:

Aizaz Cheema is the Man of the Match: "I thank my coach, captain and family. In the first over I wanted to bowl line and length and thankfully I got wickets. It was a very good effort on our part to keep them under 150."

Dilshan: "We were short by 20 runs today. We are not finishing well and we're repeating this mistake again and again. Bowlers did a great job."

Misbah: "It's all to do with the teamwork, including the management. We were under pressure when we started bowling and the spinners did really well. We thought they were going to score 200. We (me and Afridi) discussed that if we both stayed till the end we would pull it off. I'd like to thank the crowd, it looks like we're playing back at home."

So congrats if you're a Pakistan fan. You have plenty to cheer for. Sri Lanka have a lot to sort out before they head to South Africa. Pakistan meanwhile will head to Bangladesh. Join us for that, starting November 29. Good night and cheers!

******

Just when we thought 141 wouldn't be enough. Well another 10 runs and Sri Lanka would have taken a consolation win. Nevertheless, full credit to Sri Lanka for making a fight out of this, though they weren't exactly good enough. Well, just. Hats off to Misbah for steering his team through. The safety net he provided was the ideal foil for Afridi to come out and play his fearless shots.

Time for me to catch my breath! This was yet another absorbing contest.

Ozzy: "They ran the third run just because of excitement! Can't stop laughing to this!"

Nani: "Where were the toe crushers from Malinga??" Well, he just didn't bowl enough of those. Simple.

19.3
2
Malinga to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, Pakistan have done it! Bit of drama there as Malik squirted out a yorker and got a thick outside edge down to third man, Malinga went up in appeal thinking it struck his boot in front of off stump, Malinga was pretty upset his appeal was turned down but by then they had completed two runs, in fact they ran three, just in case!

2 needed off 4. Malik has a packed infield

19.2
1
Malinga to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, well bowled, yorker outside off, he turns the bat and just manages to beat Malinga

Dreadful luck here for Sri Lanka

19.1
6
Malinga to Misbah-ul-Haq, 6 runs, 6 runs and overthrows! Misbah makes room and squirts it down to the off side, they take two and Angelo's throw was to the batsman's end, Sangakkara over ran the ball and he failed to gather it, no back up and to raced away to fine leg

Shoaib Malik walks in. He has a chance to justify his selection

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 133/5

  • Misbah-ul-Haq41 (36b)
  • CRD Fernando4-0-36-1
  • SL Malinga3-0-23-1
18.6
W
Fernando to Shahid Afridi, OUT, is there a twist here? Fernando pitches it up and Afridi makes room and goes for the slog again, gets a thin outside edge and Sangakkara laps it up. It's amazing how the sound of that edge overshadowed the din here at the stadium

In fact that shot has broken the toe of is bat!

18.5
2
Fernando to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, makes room and carves a full ball over extra cover, not enough power to take it down to the rope
18.4
0
Fernando to Shahid Afridi, no run, good comeback, Fernando fires a fuller ball and beats Afridi for pace, well bowled

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LD Chandimal
56(44) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 3 5 3 3 3 5
Misbah-ul-Haq
48(38) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 9 4 1 7 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

TM Dilshan
O2.0
M0
R8
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Aizaz Cheema
O4.0
M0
R30
W4
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF