not out
    15.1 gone this time!! Deceived by the slower ball. Short on the leg stump and Jayasuriya had prepared himself for another aggressive shot, failed to spot the slower ball and went through with an attempted pull, mistimed it straight to Saeed Ajmal at mid-on who made no mistake. 76/1
    32.3 run out, hesitation by Sangakkara and it costs him his wicket, pushed into the off side towards point, he sets off immediately and Dilshan responds but sends him back after he is halfway down the wicket, Afridi begins celebrating even before he takes down the stumps. 180/2
    42.4 goes for the pull again, and the fielder makes no mistake! Short on the leg stump, tries to pull it away over the deep-square-leg boundary, gets the top-edge again and Khurram Manzoor standing int he deep runs a good distance to his left to take a well judged catch 237/3
    47.1 Mahela goes! Bowled full outside off stump, makes room but edges it to the keeper as he reaches for it from well outside leg stump 284/4
    47.3 another wicket! Kicked off the pitch, hit the wicket hard on middle, Kapugedera tries to fend it away on the leg side, gets the top edge and Akmal takes a good catch diving forward 284/5
    not out
    19 (lb 5, nb 1, w 13)
    309/5 (50 Overs, RR: 6.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-76 (ST Jayasuriya, 15.1 ov), 2-180 (KC Sangakkara, 32.3 ov), 3-237 (SHT Kandamby, 42.4 ov), 4-284 (DPMD Jayawardene, 47.1 ov), 5-284 (CK Kapugedera, 47.3 ov)
    Umar Gul924535.00327000
    Sohail Khan1015215.20305000
    Iftikhar Anjum5053010.60106111
    Saeed Ajmal905105.66222010
    Shahid Afridi1006006.00162020
    Shoaib Malik704306.14141010
    6.2 what a catch! He's plucked that out of thin air. Short outside off and he pulls it away powerfully but straight to short midwicket where Maharoof dives to his right to take a blinder. 17/4
    1.6 Younis goes! Pitched on a good length on middle and leg, Younis came forward to drive that towards mid-on, missed it and the ball raps him on the pads. Thushara goes up immediately and his appeal is upheld this time. The only question there was the height; replays indicate it may have clipped the top of leg stump. Fair call 4/1
    2.5 edged and gone first ball! Pakistan in trouble here! Good length on the off stump and moving away from the left hander, Butt prods at it from the crease, gets a thick outside edge that's snapped up comfortably at first slip by Kandamby 5/2
    5.6 plumb in front! Good length on the off stump and jagged back in, kept really low and Akmal failed to get his bat down in time, was struck in line with middle and Asad Rauf had absolutely no hesitation. 17/3
    19.1 edged and gone! Pakistan are being demolished here! Lands full outside off and leaving the right hander, Malik drives at it from the crease, gets a thick outside edge that is snapped up on the second attempt by Jayawardene at first slip 68/8
    7.6 gone! Pakistan are sliding here! Short of a length just fractionally outside off, a hint of away movement just as Misbah tried to prod at it off the back foot, gets a thin edge straight to Sangakkara 18/5
    8.4 bowled him. Afridi lets it go, but the ball swings in and crashes into the off stump. Afridi seems dumbfounded after an uncharacteristic shot from him results in his downfall. The crowds have started leaving in Lahore. 22/6
    18.6 gone!! Failed to pick the straight one there, much fuller, pitched on a good length on middle and leg and held its line, Gul came forward to defend and played it with bat hidden behind his pads, and the umpire had no doubt whatsoever 68/7
    20.5 flighted on middle and off and spun in a touch, Iftikhar didn't get a big stride forward, tried to hit it through the line, missed it completely to be struck in line with middle 72/9
    22.5 gone!! It's all over!! Murali gets his 500th victim, and he's only three away from the world record. Flighted on the off stump, really slow through the air, Sohail gets down on his knee to heave it over midwicket, misses it completely to find his off stump pegged back 75/10
    not out
    7 (lb 1, w 6)
    75 all out (22.5 Overs, RR: 3.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Younis Khan, 1.6 ov), 2-5 (Salman Butt, 2.5 ov), 3-17 (Kamran Akmal, 5.6 ov), 4-17 (Khurram Manzoor, 6.2 ov), 5-18 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 7.6 ov), 6-22 (Shahid Afridi, 8.4 ov), 7-68 (Umar Gul, 18.6 ov), 8-68 (Shoaib Malik, 19.1 ov), 9-72 (Iftikhar Anjum, 20.5 ov), 10-75 (Sohail Khan, 22.5 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara721732.42362030
    T Thushara713334.71324120
    BAW Mendis301013.33110010
    MF Maharoof411213.00192000
    M Muralitharan1.50221.0990000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Sri Lanka won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11.30 start, First Session 11.30-15.00 Interval 15.00-15.45, Second Session 15.45-19.15

Match days

24 January 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Younis wants 'magical' support

    Younis Khan, Pakistan's new captain, wants all of his players to "wave magic wands" to try and help the team improve

  • Younis appointed Pakistan captain

    Younis Khan has been appointed the Pakistan captain, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced today

  • PCB demands report on Sri Lanka defeat

    The PCB has asked Shoaib Malik and the Pakistan team management to submit a detailed report on the 234-run loss to Sri Lanka in the series-deciding third ODI on Saturday

  • Akmal unworthy of selection

    Nothing illustrates more aptly the emptiness of whatever method and merit there is to Pakistan's current thinking than the continued selection of Kamran Akmal as a first-choice wicketkeeper

  • A terrible day at the office

    Perhaps it was just that the shock of it was too much, but Shoaib Malik's press conference after Pakistan's heaviest defeat (in terms of runs) was surprisingly - and happily - free of rancour

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4Younis KhanKhurram Manzoor
2nd1Salman ButtKhurram Manzoor
3rd12Kamran AkmalKhurram Manzoor
4th0Shoaib MalikKhurram Manzoor
5th1Shoaib MalikMisbah-ul-Haq
6th4Shahid AfridiShoaib Malik
7th46Shoaib MalikUmar Gul
8th0Shoaib MalikIftikhar Anjum
9th4Iftikhar AnjumSohail Khan
10th3Saeed AjmalSohail Khan