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    32.2 that could be the end of Sri Lanka's chances, another batsman poking outside off only to nick it to the keeper, a fairly innocuous delivery which Tharanga feathers through to Akmal 166/6
    5.5 Pakistan get a very important strike, Rana hits the deck hard and draws Mahela onto the hook, he doesn't control it very well and the top edge swirls to Aamer at fine leg 36/1
    16.1 straight after the drinks break, and a soft dismissal! Rao bowls a harmless half volley outside off and Sangakkara reaches out to drive, gets under the bounce and tamely scoops it to Nazir at cover point, catching practice thank you Sir 101/2
    23.4 clever bowling from Ajmal, he bowls it quicker and holds the length back, Kandamby is forced on the backfoot and the ball comes on a lot quicker than expected, thick outside edge and Younis falls to his left and takes the catch 130/3
    29.5 one of the most stunning outfield catches you will see! But Rana's in pain... Kapugedera chips down the track and tries to take Ajmal downtown over long-off and nearly succeeds, Rana pedals backwards, the ball swirls in the air and he throws himself backwards and takes it one-handed, cops a painful blow to the head and he lies still for a long while, his team-mates rush towards him in concern, he's all well now 157/4
    30.6 another one bites the dust! Rao pitches it on a good length outside off and gets it to move away just a touch, Samaraweera tries to run it down to third man but gets a thick edge to Kamran 159/5
    35.2 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 175/9
    33.1 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 167/7
    34.6 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 171/8
    36.1 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 175/10
    not out
    4 (lb 1, w 3)
    175 all out (36.1 Overs, RR: 4.83)
    Fall of wickets: 1-36 (DPMD Jayawardene, 5.5 ov), 2-101 (KC Sangakkara, 16.1 ov), 3-130 (SHT Kandamby, 23.4 ov), 4-157 (CK Kapugedera, 29.5 ov), 5-159 (TT Samaraweera, 30.6 ov), 6-166 (WU Tharanga, 32.2 ov), 7-167 (HMCM Bandara, 33.1 ov), 8-171 (T Thushara, 34.6 ov), 9-175 (AD Mathews, 35.2 ov), 10-175 (SL Malinga, 36.1 ov)
    Mohammad Amir5.003406.80166010
    Iftikhar Anjum8.103053.67322100
    Shahid Afridi9.004024.44273010
    Saeed Ajmal7.002423.42241010

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Sri Lanka led the 5-match series 3-1

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Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

7 August 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

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