Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Pakistan have wrapped this up convincingly. Sri Lanka started well but then lost their openers in a space of three deliveries. Sangakkara and Jayawardene restored stability and got the chase back on track but once the Sri Lankan captain fell, the visitors wasted little time in shutting the opposition out. Pakistan were led superbly by Afridi, who scored a half-century, dismissed Kapugedara and ran out Mathews. He remains the favourite to be named Man of the Match. Pakistan end this tour on a high, and after the defeat in the Tests and the first three ODIs, they've notched up three consecutive wins which is some consolation. We'll get you the presentation details in just a bit.

Rameez Raja is showering praise on this big crowd for their support. The atmosphere, quite obviously, has rubbed off on him.

Sangakkara: "We tried, but you've got to go there and do it. We conceded around 20 runs too many, and our fielding wasn't up to mark. We got a couple of partnerships going but couldn't continue. We would have fancied chasing 150-odd but the last time India played here, they chased 170 and won. It's great to see such great crowds for a game. We need to up out standards and work hard against New Zealand."

Afridi: "I told them we are the champions and we played like champions. I like captaining, the guys are all playing positive cricket. The body language is very important especially in the shorter version, and being an aggressive captain I told the boys to play aggressive cricket. The bowlers did an excellent job."

He's also the Man of the Match.

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18.1
W
Naved-ul-Hasan to Thushara, OUT, bowled on a good length on leg stump, tries to slog it towards midwicket, misses it completely and hears the death rattle!

T Thushara b Naved-ul-Hasan 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

END OF OVER:
18 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 120/9 (53 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.66, RRR: 26.50)

  • SL Malinga0 (1b)
  • T Thushara3 (5b)
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-18-3
  • Naved-ul-Hasan3-0-19-2

Impressive spell from Ajmal, got the crucial wicket of Sangakkara which put Pakistan in control

17.6
0
Saeed Ajmal to Malinga, no run, drifts it in towards off stump, is met by a solid defense from the No.11 batsman
17.5
1
Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, 1 run, quicker through the air on middle and off, swipes it down to deep midwicket for one run
17.4
0
Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, no run, flights it outside off, turns away sharply, Thushara tries to heave it over midwicket, misses

Malinga is the last man

17.3
W
Saeed Ajmal to Muralitharan, OUT, Murali falls, tossed up on the off stump, makes room and lofts it straight to Umar Akmal positioned perfectly at long-on, takes it easily, Ajmal gets his third

M Muralitharan c Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 1 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

17.2
1
Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, 1 run, flighted outside off, slog-swept just wide of deep midwicket for a single
17.1
0
Saeed Ajmal to Thushara, no run, tossed up outside off, spun away as he tried to sweep it square, missed

55 needed off 18. Almost over for Sri Lanka now. Pakistan just need to complete the formalities

END OF OVER:
17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 118/8 (55 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.94, RRR: 18.33)

  • T Thushara1 (1b)
  • M Muralitharan1 (3b)
  • Naved-ul-Hasan3-0-19-2
  • Saeed Ajmal3-0-16-2
16.6
1
Naved-ul-Hasan to Thushara, 1 run, full and wide, steers it down to third man from the crease for a single

Thushara walks in

16.5
W
Naved-ul-Hasan to Kulasekara, OUT, timber! The offcutter bowled slow, Kulasekara has a wild swing at it, is complete done in by the change in pace, misses and the ball crashes into middle and leg

KMDN Kulasekara b Naved-ul-Hasan 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

16.4
1
Naved-ul-Hasan to Muralitharan, 1 run, low full toss outside off, bunts it down to wide long-off for a single
16.3
0
Naved-ul-Hasan to Muralitharan, no run, in the blockhole on middle and getting it to move in as well, dug out back to the bowler
16.2
1
Naved-ul-Hasan to Kulasekara, 1 run, slower one on a good length outside off, pushed short of midwicket for a single
16.1
0
Naved-ul-Hasan to Kulasekara, no run, dropped, full toss on middle, driven hard back to Naved who spills it, was late to react, tried to juggle it but couldn't hold on

Naved back into the attack

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st39ST JayasuriyaML Udawatte
2nd0ST JayasuriyaDPMD Jayawardene
3rd32DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th29KC SangakkaraCK Kapugedera
5th6AD MathewsCK Kapugedera
6th9SHT KandambyAD Mathews
7th0SHT KandambyKMDN Kulasekara
8th2M MuralitharanKMDN Kulasekara
9th2M MuralitharanT Thushara
10th1T ThusharaSL Malinga