Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Mathews
43(50) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 3 1 10 1 3 2
Umar Gul
33(21) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 0 3 0 5 0 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

T Thushara
O8.0
M0
R29
W3
Eco3.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Amir
O10.0
M0
R45
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Well, Umar Gul and Mohammad Aamer caused some late excitement but yet another batting failure from Pakistan means Sri Lanka came out on top by 36 runs.

Nuwan Kulasekara and Lasith Malinga were superb with the new ball, and some poor shot selection from Pakistan's batsmen meant they were almost out of the game by the 26th over.

Post-match presentation:
Younis Khan says the problem is that they are unable to forge partnerships in the top order. He also wants better fielding from his side. He praises Mohammad Aamer for his tight bowling on debut.

Sangakkara: "We let it get away a bit at the end, perhaps we got a bit complacent." He says the win is a result of a team performance, with many players chipping in. He ends by saying:" I'm proud to have such depth of talent and ability in the dressing room."

Murali is the Man of the Match. "I'm taking my batting a bit more seriously. As far as bowling goes, with Mendis out, there was more pressure on me, and I'm glad I could justify my place in the side."

That's it from me, Siddarth Ravindran. Thanks for all the mails, join us again for the second ODI on Saturday.

44.4
W
Malinga to Umar Gul, OUT, that's the end of that, Malinga gets the perfect yorker on middle and leg, Gul misses, the stumps are shattered, Sri Lanka are 1-0 up in this series

Last man Saeed Ajmal comes in

44.3
W
Malinga to Mohammad Amir, OUT, Aamer jabs a fullish delivery to backward point and is run out, Jayawardene has done the job for Sri Lanka, the bowlers were struggling to break the partnership, but Jayawardene throws down the stumps at the bowler's end with a direct hit, Aamer forgets to drag his bat into the crease and that error means he doesn't make his ground, he has to go
44.2
0
Malinga to Mohammad Amir, no run, keeps it full and on middle, Aamer defends with the full face of the bat
44.1
1
Malinga to Umar Gul, 1 run, length ball on off, Gul strikes it towards sweeper cover like a top-order batsman

END OF OVER:
44 | 8 Runs | PAK: 195/8

  • Mohammad Amir23 (23b)
  • Umar Gul32 (19b)
  • T Thushara7.5-0-29-3
  • SL Malinga8-0-49-0
43.6
0
Thushara to Mohammad Amir, no run, pitched up, well outside off, driven firmly to point, that's a dot ball
43.6
1w
Thushara to Mohammad Amir, 1 wide, similar ball from Thushara, wider outside off this time, another free run for Pakistan

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Mathews
43(50) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 3 1 10 1 3 2
Umar Gul
33(21) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 0 3 0 5 0 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

T Thushara
O8.0
M0
R29
W3
Eco3.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Amir
O10.0
M0
R45
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF