Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Amir
24(32) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 5 4 0 1 0 0 7
CK Kapugedera
67(97) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 4 6 0 4 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Amir
O9.4
M2
R31
W1
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
T Thushara
O9.0
M2
R33
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

As expected Sri Lanka coast home. There was a stage when Pakistan hit back with two wickets and turned this into a contest. But Kapugedera had the luxury of time to build an innings and he didn't have to take many risks.

Pakistan need to get their batting in order to stay in the series. They have to win the next three games to win the series. Tough ask though. They will have to rework their top order, get Imran Nazir in and not unnecessarily shuffle Afridi up and down the order.

Stay with us for the presentation.

Younis: "No partnerships, we're still making the same mistakes. On this wicket, 200 would have been difficult to chase."

Sangakkara: "Not as smooth as we hoped. The bowlers did a good job with the new ball. I thought Chamara and Samaraweera applied themselves well. Kapugedera is a special player, if we keep giving him opportunities he will serve SL well."

Kapugedera is the Man of the Match.

Thanks for your company today. Do join us on Monday, August 3 for the third match, at the same venue, and a 10.00 am start. Cheers!

43.4
4
Mohammad Amir to Kapugedera, FOUR runs, Free Hit Game over, he clears the back leg, makes room and scoops a full delivery powerfully over the bowler's head
43.4
5nb
Mohammad Amir to Kapugedera, (no ball) FOUR runs, Free Hit And it's another no-ball, strays down the leg side and he pulls it away to fine leg
43.4
1nb
Mohammad Amir to Kapugedera, 1 no ball, the first overstep, but it was a good delivery, steep bounce and forces him to sway backwards
43.3
0
Mohammad Amir to Kapugedera, no run, stays back and punches him off the backfoot
43.2
1
Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, 1 run, gets beside the line and steers him wide of backward point, Sri lanka can win this in their sleep here
43.1
0
Mohammad Amir to Samaraweera, no run, lunges forward and steers him down to point, they think of a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Amir
24(32) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 5 4 0 1 0 0 7
CK Kapugedera
67(97) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 4 6 0 4 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Amir
O9.4
M2
R31
W1
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
T Thushara
O9.0
M2
R33
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF