Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
78(100) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 2 2 1 2
Misbah-ul-Haq
66(99) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 3 4 0 1 0 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

BMAJ Mendis
O7.0
M0
R36
W3
Eco5.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Sohail Tanvir
O7.0
M0
R34
W4
Eco4.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Right, that brings our end to the coverage of the ODI series and I thoroughly enjoyed doing the match reports for the first four games and the commentary today. We have one Two left to go, and Sri Lanka will be desperate to win that. Join us on Friday night for that one. Until then, this is Nitin Sundar signing out. Cheers and bye!

We are informed that Umar Akmal has been named the Man of the Match. We don't have confirmation, but Shahid Afridi is the Man of the Series. That is a no-brainer really.

Pakistan are now fifth on the ICC ODI ranking table, with 108 points. Sri Lanka are fourth with 112, and England sixth with 106.

You just have to love the way Pakistan go through their ODI cricket. For my money, they have the best bowling attack in the world now, and under Misbah the batting has acquired the rigour and discipline that was absent earlier. Plenty to ponder for SL, though. Murali's retirement is only one part of the story - their shocking top-order batting is a bigger worry. We saw it all again today.

47.2
4
Fernando to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs, All over. Umar's had enough of suicidal strokes, so he finishes it off by himself. Short ball angling in at good pace, but he latches onto it in a flash and heave-pulls wide of mid-on for an authoritative four. He bends and performs the sajda before marching out of the field. Pakistan have thumped Sri Lanka 4-1.

Ajmal is the new man in.

47.1
W
Fernando to Sohail Tanvir, OUT, Pakistan are trying their hardest to funk this. Tanvir's turn now. Tries to lash it away over midwicket and gets a top edge that loops up and lands in midwicket's hands. Four to win for one side. Three for the other.

END OF OVER:
47 | 4 Runs | PAK: 215/6

  • Umar Akmal57 (59b)
  • Sohail Tanvir1 (5b)
  • SL Malinga9-2-28-1
  • CRD Fernando9-0-43-1
46.6
0
Malinga to Umar Akmal, no run, short of a length to finish the over, Umar hops on the back foot and defends to the off side.
46.5
0
Malinga to Umar Akmal, no run, another one. This one porbably wasn't short enough to be called. Umar ducks under it again.
46.4
0
Malinga to Umar Akmal, no run, yet another bouncer. Who said lack of bouncers makes this a batsman's game? Umpires just aren't counting bouncers anymore. Bowl 6 of 'em if you like.
46.3
4
Malinga to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs, Umar is sealing the deal with some pretty strokes. Slower ball wide of off stump 123 kph, Umar crouches low and makes a sirgical incision through backward point. A shot away from 4-1.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
78(100) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 2 2 1 2
Misbah-ul-Haq
66(99) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 3 4 0 1 0 2 0

Best performances - Bowlers

BMAJ Mendis
O7.0
M0
R36
W3
Eco5.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Sohail Tanvir
O7.0
M0
R34
W4
Eco4.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF