Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
66(65) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 4 1 2 3 0 10 1
DPMD Jayawardene
123(108) 14x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 2 5 2 2 0 2 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O9.0
M0
R54
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AD Mathews
O10.0
M0
R41
W2
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So, a pretty easy win for the hosts. After Pakistan's innings, previously the highest total in Dambulla, you really felt they had a chance but some poor field placing, average fielding and indifferent bowling cost them. Jayawardene and Tharanga flattened Pakistan with a double-century opening stand and though a wobble followed it was not really going to worry Sri Lanka. Sangakkara stayed on to hit the winning runs and he is all smiles as he leaves the field. In his first term as captain he has led Sri Lanka to Test and ODI wins. Good stuff from Sri Lanka. Pakistan looked clueless at times trying to defend 288. They have had a proud record in Sri Lanka over the years but have now been beaten in Tests and ODIs by the home side. Still two matches to go but you can call them meaningless now.

Stick around for the post-match fun.

First up is the losing captain, Younis Khan. Its been a hard tour for him after the success at the ICC World Twenty20. He says the openers knocked Pakistan out of the game. He admits Pakistan's fielding wasn't too hot. So he knows what went wrong. He smiles again when asked by Ramiz Raja if he'd like to win at least one game on this tour.

Next up is Sangakkara, the winning captain. He looks relieved. Says it was a great game. Credits everyone. Has few words to describe a 202-run opening stand. Salutes Jayawardene's "amazing" innings. Satisfied with the series win and how Sri Lanka have shaped up.

Few surprises that Jayawardene is the Man of the Match.

Thanks for tuning in, folks. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Until next time, take care!

46.3
2
Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, 2 runs, and there it is, Sangakkara swings a full ball off his pads out to deep midwicket to seal the series, Sri Lanka's first success over Pakistan in ODIs at home

The Sri Lankan team is on their feet ...

46.2
4
Mohammad Amir to Sangakkara, FOUR runs, short bouncer way down the leg stump, Sangakkara hooks and misses and the errant delivery even beats Kamran
46.1
1
Mohammad Amir to Kapugedera, 1 run, back of a length on middle and off, Kapugedera punches the ball off the back foot to mid-off and sets off and has to put in a proper dive to make his crease

Seven needed. Three overs in hand.

END OF OVER:
46 | 14 Runs | SL: 282/4

  • CK Kapugedera7 (8b)
  • KC Sangakkara31 (27b)
  • Saeed Ajmal9-0-54-2
  • Mohammad Amir9-1-38-1
45.6
3
Saeed Ajmal to Kapugedera, 3 runs, floats it up just outside off and again he drives through cover
45.5
1
Saeed Ajmal to Sangakkara, 1 run, flatter ball, still no turn, tucked toward mid-on for a single
45.4
1lb
Saeed Ajmal to Kapugedera, 1 leg bye, this one spits and rips down the pads to Razzaq at short fine leg

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
66(65) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 4 1 2 3 0 10 1
DPMD Jayawardene
123(108) 14x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 2 5 2 2 0 2 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O9.0
M0
R54
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AD Mathews
O10.0
M0
R41
W2
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF