Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
76(100) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 4 1 1 3 0 4
SHT Kandamby
42(71) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 0 10 0 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Amir
O9.0
M1
R28
W4
Eco3.11
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KMDN Kulasekara
O10.0
M1
R46
W3
Eco4.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

The Premadasa lights have really worked for Pakistan. They'll want to take this ground with them wherever they go. Two comprehensive wins in a row and those defeats in the Tests and the three games so far seem a distant memory. They've silenced their critics (particularly the former players) to some extent, all that's required is to perform more consistently, not when the series is already lost. That of course, is easier said than done.

Sri Lanka will probably blame this on complacency. Their batting, which looked so strong, wilted for the second time in succession. Pakistan have done really well to expose their frailties. But it really mystifies me why Aamer wasn't allowed to bowl his final over.

The presentation's started.

Sangakkara: "I thought 280 was a chaseable target and I thought the bowlers did well to keep them to that. It's our fault for not adjusting. Couple of partnerships would've worked. I thought our fast bowlers have stepped up well."

Younis (laughs) : "Day-night games are good for us, morning games, not the case. The pitches weren't bad for batting. We lost those games because we couldn't handle pressure very well. I'm leaving home tomorrow night."

Reminder - Afridi's captaining in the T20 game on Wednesday.

Rana Naved is the Man of the Match. "I'm happy to get another opportunity to play for Pakistan. The morale is high. I'm ok now (after taking that catch in the previous game).

Thilan Thushara is the Man of the Series. "I'm very happy with my bowling."

Thanks for your company today. Do join us for the T20 on Wednesday. It starts at 7pm local time (13.20 GMT). Till then, it's goodbye from all of us here.

34.2
W
Shahid Afridi to Mendis, OUT, Misbah rounds off a good day at the slips with a sharp catch, Mendis reaches out to drive and gets a thick outside edge, travels quickly and Misbah takes it easily at first slip
34.1
1
Shahid Afridi to Kandamby, 1 run, gives him width outside off and he cuts to the off side

END OF OVER:
34 | 1 Run | SL: 146/9

  • BAW Mendis0 (2b)
  • SHT Kandamby41 (70b)
  • Saeed Ajmal7-0-29-0
  • Shahid Afridi3-0-15-1
33.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to Mendis, no run, beats him outside the off stump
33.5
1
Saeed Ajmal to Kandamby, 1 run, pushes it to the off side for a single
33.4
0
Saeed Ajmal to Kandamby, no run, gets forward and pushes it to mid-off
33.3
0
Saeed Ajmal to Kandamby, no run, drives hard down the pitch and Ajmao intercepts it with his boot

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
76(100) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 4 1 1 3 0 4
SHT Kandamby
42(71) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 0 10 0 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammad Amir
O9.0
M1
R28
W4
Eco3.11
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KMDN Kulasekara
O10.0
M1
R46
W3
Eco4.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF