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    3.3 that's a sharp catch! Cheema pitches it up outside off, angles it across Tharanga, he cannot resist another slash down to third man but the ball clips the top edge of the bat and Younis Khan cups it over his head at first slip, good reflexes 18/1
    7.6 that's an awesome delivery, they appeal for a caught behind and Dilshan asks for a referral! The ball shapes in from outside off, draws Dilshan forward, the ball deviates before reaching the keeper and the keeper and bowler start celebrating, Dilshan wants it referred, there was the sound of a snick when seeing the replay on TV but there was no apparent deviation after it missed the bat, must have been a thin edge, the decision is upheld 37/2
    37.5 he's breached his defenses! But has it come too late? Sangakkara was beaten for the turn on the drive, lunged forward and the ball spun in and went past the bat-pad gap 155/4
    12.4 he's hit the timber! Something like how Dilshan got out in the third match, he moved right across his stumps to paddle him, the ball strikes the bat and then drags to the stumps 53/3
    43.2 and it's that man again! Sharp catch by Hafeez to go with it, Afridi tosses it up outside off and Mahela cannot resist going for it, he scoops it hard and Hafeez at short cover falls forward and judges the catch well 168/7
    38.4 now what have we here? He drifts down the leg side and Mathews has a feel for it, nicks it to the keeper as he tries to nudge it own, Sarfraz knows it and so does the umpire 156/5
    41.3 another one bites the dust and this time Afridi stretches his arms and legs wide in celebration, the offcutter lands on middle and traps Mendis in front of the stumps, plumb, he was expecting it to spin away 161/6
    45.2 Afridi goes one better by taking five wickets! Perera went for the mighty slog and got a top edge, it was in the air for an hour but it was Akmal who got under it. An incredible Pakistan fightback, reminiscent from the 1990s and earlier, and quite an unbelievable collapse by SL 174/10
    43.3 and he's on a hat-trick! This is incredible! Tossed up quicker outside off, he drives hard and Afridi anticipates it well and moves to his left very quickly, he catches it inches off the ground 168/8
    44.5 and Ajmal gets it to skid through! Tossed up on middle and it just snuck through that gap between bat and pad, Malinga was at the crease and clueless, perhaps he was expecting it to turn in, plumb in front 174/9
    not out
    10 (lb 3, nb 1, w 6)
    174 all out (45.2 Overs, RR: 3.83)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (WU Tharanga, 3.3 ov), 2-37 (TM Dilshan, 7.6 ov), 3-53 (LD Chandimal, 12.4 ov), 4-155 (KC Sangakkara, 37.5 ov), 5-156 (AD Mathews, 38.4 ov), 6-161 (BMAJ Mendis, 41.3 ov), 7-168 (DPMD Jayawardene, 43.2 ov), 8-168 (S Prasanna, 43.3 ov), 9-174 (SL Malinga, 44.5 ov), 10-174 (NLTC Perera, 45.2 ov)
    Umar Gul6.001903.16273000
    Aizaz Cheema8.004826.00288020
    Mohammad Hafeez8.012312.87291000
    Shoaib Malik5.011703.40190021
    Saeed Ajmal9.012923.22340110
    Shahid Afridi9.203553.75344010

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan led the 5-match series 3-1

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Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30, Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

20 November 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

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