Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
77(120) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 8 0 1 1 0 6
Umar Akmal
91(102) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 1 2 5 10 5 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O9.0
M1
R36
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O10.0
M0
R61
W3
Eco6.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

10.55 pm The five-ODI series is now level 1-1. A quite fantastic performance in the field from Sri Lanka. Malinga gave them the early wickets that set back Pakistan right at the start. Umar Akmal threatened to win the game for Pakistan but he fell to a rush of blood to the head. Afridi attacked briefly but was then run out by a terrific piece of fielding, and that was the body blow to Pakistan's chase. Nitin Sundar's bulletin will be updated shortly.

Biju: "Ironical, but victory margin for Sri Lanka = number of extras conceded by Pakistan!"

The Man of the Match, announced after 2365 other awards for every aspect of the game, is Lasith Malinga.

Misbah-ul-Haq: "I think the way they started, taking three early wickets, we were under pressure. Everyone fought well until it end, it was a bad day for us. It was just a matter of playing 50 overs. I am happy with the way we fought after losing three early wickets. The youngsters really performed."

Tillakaratne Dilshan: "We needed this win. Everyone played very good cricket. I got a start but threw my wicket. We needed to get a start and we got that today. We planned for 240 but we were short about 20 runs. The bowlers did a great job, especially with the dew."

That's it from us at ESPNcricinfo today, thank you for all your emails. Good night.

46.3
W
Prasanna to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, OUT, it's all over! Ajmal backs away and slogs the ball in the air towards long-on, the batsmen run a single, but then decide to chance an overthrow after the ball passes the stumps at the bowler's end. Sangakkara is quick to anticipate this though, and is in position to collect the ball. He hits the stumps direct at the non-striker's end, running out Cheema

Another ten runs and Sri Lanka might be concerned ...

46.2
1
Prasanna to Aizaz Cheema, 1 run, full toss, which Cheema swats towards deep midwicket
46.1
1
Prasanna to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, Ajmal charges and slogs, mis-hitting the ball towards square leg

END OF OVER:
46 | 5 Runs | PAK: 207/9

  • Aizaz Cheema5 (10b)
  • Saeed Ajmal6 (18b)
  • SL Malinga9-1-36-3
  • BMAJ Mendis9-0-43-0

Momo: "No matter what side you support, you can't help but feel sorry for the young lad Akmal. Well played son!"

45.6
0
Malinga to Aizaz Cheema, no run, defended on the off side
45.5
0
Malinga to Aizaz Cheema, no run, played from the crease to backward point, it was the slower ball
45.4
4
Malinga to Aizaz Cheema, FOUR runs, a full toss on the pads and Cheema flicks the ball to the long leg boundary, Prasanna dives to his left but can't prevent the four

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WU Tharanga
77(120) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 8 0 1 1 0 6
Umar Akmal
91(102) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 1 2 5 10 5 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O9.0
M1
R36
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O10.0
M0
R61
W3
Eco6.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF