Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Pakistan finally bring their A-game in this series, and it gives them a handsome 146-run victory. Umar Akmal was the undoubted star, making a spectacular century after walking in with the team struggling at 130 for 4, that too in just his third game. Younis will also be really pleased with his half-century.

Sri Lanka threw in the towel after Kapugedera fell, thanks to that stunning outfield catch by Rana. Anjum took over and cleaned up the tail. Here's the presentation.

Sangakkara: "The problem was we gave them 320. I don't think complacency was the problem. We've got to make sure we bowl a lot better to our fields. Umar finished things off well. Tharanga has shown a lot of intent, nice to see him find his groove."

Unfortunately we've lost pictures of the presentation.

Umar Akmal is the Man of the Match.

Thanks for your company. We'll see you again on Sunday for the 5th ODI, at the same venue, same time. Till then, it's goodbye!

36.1
W
Iftikhar Anjum to Malinga, OUT, and it's all over, Pakistan complete a comprehensive victory, a back of a length ball on off stump, Malinga leaves his bat hanging as he tries to defend off the back foot, gets an outside edge to first slip

SL Malinga c Misbah-ul-Haq b Iftikhar Anjum 0 (6m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

END OF OVER:
36 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 175/9 (147 runs required from 13.5 overs, RR: 4.86, RRR: 10.50)

  • BAW Mendis0 (4b)
  • SL Malinga0 (0b)
  • Shahid Afridi9-0-40-2
  • Iftikhar Anjum8-0-30-4
35.6
0
Shahid Afridi to Mendis, no run, this one grips and turns, beats the edge
35.5
0
Shahid Afridi to Mendis, no run, nearly catches the edge as he shapes to drive
35.4
0
Shahid Afridi to Mendis, no run, just slides down the leg side and clips his pads
35.3
0
Shahid Afridi to Mendis, no run, lands outside off and no turn, allows it to go through to the keeper
35.2
W
Shahid Afridi to Mathews, OUT, they're nine down, he sashays down the track to blast it out of the stadium but fails to read the flight or the turn, one of the easiest stumpings for Kamran

AD Mathews st †Kamran Akmal b Shahid Afridi 8 (23m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

35.1
4
Shahid Afridi to Mathews, FOUR runs, streaky, he lashes hard at a delivery spinning away from him, the outside edge beats the keeper and runs down to third man

END OF OVER:
35 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 171/8 (151 runs required from 13.5 overs, RR: 4.88, RRR: 10.06)

  • AD Mathews4 (8b)
  • Iftikhar Anjum8-0-30-4
  • Shahid Afridi8-0-36-1
34.6
W
Iftikhar Anjum to Thushara, OUT, timber! Rao bowls a lovely inswinger almost on the blockhole, Thushara is beaten for pace and the ball clips his pads and heads straight to the leg stump, difficult for any tail ender to pick

T Thushara b Iftikhar Anjum 0 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

34.5
1
Iftikhar Anjum to Mathews, 1 run, shuffles and works it away to the on side
34.4
2
Iftikhar Anjum to Mathews, 2 runs, picks it from outside off and hoicks him across the line and beats square leg
34.3
0
Iftikhar Anjum to Mathews, no run, full and swinging away, he drives straight to mid-off
34.2
0
Iftikhar Anjum to Mathews, no run, gets it to move away from the right hander and lands it on a full length, attempts a square drive and misses
34.1
0
Iftikhar Anjum to Mathews, no run, keeps it full on middle and off, gets well forward and defends

SL have opted for the third Powerplay

END OF OVER:
34 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | SL: 168/7 (154 runs required from 13.5 overs, RR: 4.94, RRR: 9.62)

  • T Thushara0 (5b)
  • AD Mathews1 (3b)
  • Shahid Afridi8-0-36-1
  • Iftikhar Anjum7-0-27-3
33.6
0
Shahid Afridi to Thushara, no run, gets forward and defends with a dead bat
33.5
0
Shahid Afridi to Thushara, no run, hits his pads just outside the line of off stump, Afridi appeals
33.4
0
Shahid Afridi to Thushara, no run, loops it outside off and beats the batsman
33.3
0
Shahid Afridi to Thushara, no run, lands outside off and defends back to the bowler
33.3
1w
Shahid Afridi to Thushara, 1 wide,
33.2
0
Shahid Afridi to Thushara, no run, stays back, waits for the turn and cuts to point
33.1
W
Shahid Afridi to Bandara, OUT, Pakistan edge closer to victory, Afridi lands it outside off and Bandara wasn't quite sure what to do with it, he gets a thick leading edge to first slip

HMCM Bandara c Misbah-ul-Haq b Shahid Afridi 0 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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    Umar Akmal's maiden international hundred, a rousing unbeaten 102 from 72 balls, and Younis Khan's first half-century as captain took Pakistan to a large total and set up their first win on tour

  • Naved catch turned game - Bayliss

    Trevor Bayliss, the Sri Lanka coach, has said the turning point in his side's loss was the dismissal of Chamara Kapugedera to a diving, one-handed catch by Naved-ul-Hasan

  • Kamran taught me to handle pressure - Umar

    Umar Akmal has said that he had learned to tackle pressure from his elder brother Kamran Akmal, also a free-scoring batsman

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st36DPMD JayawardeneWU Tharanga
2nd65KC SangakkaraWU Tharanga
3rd29SHT KandambyWU Tharanga
4th27WU TharangaCK Kapugedera
5th2TT SamaraweeraWU Tharanga
6th7WU TharangaAD Mathews
7th1HMCM BandaraAD Mathews
8th4T ThusharaAD Mathews
9th4SL MalingaAD Mathews
10th0SL MalingaBAW Mendis