Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    8.1 boy, he's struck again with the first ball of a new spell. Whippy, back of a length ball that goes away just a touch and bounces, Hafeez cuts from it miles away from the body and edges to the right of Sanga. Easy take for him. 25/1
    13.4 Given lbw, and he's referred it. Well bowled Angelo, gets this one to come in off the seam after taking the previous one away. Shafiq gets the front foot too far across and then scissors the bat down around it, but the ball slips through and hits him dead plub. Three reds light up. 51/2
    25.2 pinned on the crease, and Younis has to go. Jeevan slips in a quick and sprightly legbreak that lands on off and straightens. Younis should have probably played forward to it. He looked to work it to the leg side across the line and the ball hit him at shin height, and seemed set to crash into off stump. 113/3
    43.3 fifth time unlucky! Misbah perishes to the reverse sweep. Too late for Sri Lanka's liking, though. Tossed up outside off and breaking away, he puts the knee down as is his wont, reverses the grip and reverse-lashes it. This time, it takes the top edge and goes easily into the hands of the man behind square. He has a world with Umar on his way back - "Finish it off," I guess, is what he said. 197/5
    25.3 on a hat-trick! Jeevan has breathed some jeevan into the innings now. Malik gropes in hope is trapped palpably in front. The last one was the leggie, this was the googly. Malik's turn to be caught on the crease, he didn't spot the turn and was playing down the long line. He's not looked the part at all with the bat in these two innings. Plumb. 113/4
    not out
    44.2 Malinga's removed Afridi from the picture ... Ahemm, is this a late stutter? Well directed short one again, it had Afridi's ribs in its sights. He got into no position, just stayed back and proferred bat at it without ducking, the ball hit the toe-edge and ballooned up towards the slips. Sanga completes the catch. 202/6
    47.1 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. 215/7
    not out
    13 (b 2, lb 3, w 8)
    219/7 (47.2 Overs, RR: 4.62)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Mohammad Hafeez, 8.1 ov), 2-51 (Asad Shafiq, 13.4 ov), 3-113 (Younis Khan, 25.2 ov), 4-113 (Shoaib Malik, 25.3 ov), 5-197 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 43.3 ov), 6-202 (Shahid Afridi, 44.2 ov), 7-215 (Sohail Tanvir, 47.1 ov)
    SL Malinga9.022813.11404010
    NLTC Perera7.013204.57273010
    S Prasanna8.004806.00213020
    CRD Fernando9.204725.03345030
    AD Mathews5.011112.20221000
    BMAJ Mendis7.003635.14183000
    TM Dilshan2.001206.0051010

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan won the 5-match series 4-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


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

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes