Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    16.4 You beauty, Dananjaya. Knocked him over by beating him in the air and off the pitch. This time it's the googly, Fakhar is drawn forward but didn't get to the pitch of the ball. Also made the mistake of looking to play legside, but the ball spun away ever-so-slightly to beat the outside edge and crash into the off stump. What guts it takes to once again flight the ball up nicely knowing you've been smashed off the previous delivery. 75/2
    3.5 this is what happens when you don't turn the strike over. Desperate move by the batsman, inching to get off the mark. Advances down the track and swipes hard for a flick through the on side. Finds the inside part of the bat and lobs it up for a sharp catch by square leg 11/1
    48.2 goes for a slog and it's the slower ball. Babar gets his timing all wrong. and it's a tired shot, looks to heave it over deep midwicket. Ends up dragging it to long-on who sprints forward and snaffles it 269/6
    27.6 saved one delivery, gone the next! This is a long hop from the bowler, Hafeez rocked back and pulled this from outside off towards long-on. Shaped to hit it towards deep midwicket but was done in by the bounce on this delivery. Thisara at long-on hared to his right and was on the move as he held on. 124/3
    46.6 Malik has holed out to deep midwicket. Won't get the century but what a knock! Short ball, rolls his fingers over it. It's an offcutter that doesn't quite come on. Malik hammers a pull straight into the hands of the fielder 263/4
    47.5 flicks across the line. This lack of pace has got to be frustrating for Pakistan. Good bowling from Perera. This one's a knuckle ball, wide outside off, Sarfraz reaches out and looks to heave it over the leg side but gets an edge that lobs in the air and settles into the hands of the point fielder inside the circle 266/5
    not out
    10
    5
    0
    1
    200.00
    not out
    11
    5
    2
    0
    220.00
    Extras
    11 (lb 2, w 9)
    TOTAL
    292/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.84)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Ahmed Shehzad, 3.5 ov), 2-75 (Fakhar Zaman, 16.4 ov), 3-124 (Mohammad Hafeez, 27.6 ov), 4-263 (Shoaib Malik, 46.6 ov), 5-266 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 47.5 ov), 6-269 (Babar Azam, 48.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    RAS Lakmal1004724.70272030
    PLS Gamage804916.12256020
    A Dananjaya805116.37233220
    NLTC Perera806818.50114210
    JDF Vandersay1004714.70284000
    TAM Siriwardana602804.66162000
  • BATSMEN
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    3.3 pokes at a delivery that nips away ever-so-slightly and gone. This length ball just zipped away off the deck, Dickwella had to play because the ball initially angled in. He was caught on the crease, squared up and found the nick. He didn't even wait for the umpire to give his decision. Walked. 30/1
    12.6 done him in. This was on the cards. Tharanga wasn't sure whether to slog sweep or pull, in the end he got into a tangle against this slider that came back in to crash into middle stump. You could sense this was coming, Hafeez worked him over superbly. If ever there was a case of someone deserved a wicket today, this was it. 55/3
    5.2 late inswingh has done the trick. Chandimal plays all around this length ball and is struck on the pad. Looked out at first instance. Replays confirm this pitched on middle and it would've crashed into middle and leg. Sri Lanka have lost their review. Poor one too. 34/2
    32.1 Raees has been brought back and he strikes first ball. Wonder why Sarfraz didn't do this earlier? That's a top delivery. Short of a length, cuts in sharply. Thirimanne is pinned to the crease as the ball hits the pad plumb in front of middle and leg 132/7
    15.5 the short ball has done the trick and it's the pace of Hasan. Skiddy bouncer on off stump, Kusal plays the pull, but this reared up on him quickly to take the top edge. Sarfraz moved to his left to take a dolly. Sri Lanka in trouble 67/4
    15.6 suckerpunches Siriwardena with a beauty. This length ball reverses back in just a wee bit, pitches at length and straightens. He plays down the wrong line and sees the ball crash into the stumps. Hasan is on a hat-trick 67/5
    25.6 is that a clean strike? No, it isn't. Faheem Ashraf snaffles a stunning catch, running back from midwicket. Flighted on middle and off, Perera tries to loft but doesn't get close to it, and as a result, does not get on top of the bounce. Skies it and Ashraf runs to his right to take a wonderfully-judged catch 108/6
    not out
    50
    72
    5
    0
    69.44
    47.5 has he gloved this bouncer? Yes. This is a stunning short delivery that veers back in from wide of the crease, Vandersay looks to sway out of the way initially but then decides he has an opportunity to perhaps ramp this over the keeper. Unfortunately he was caught in a tangle as the ball brushed his glove on the way through to Sarfraz. He was off balance as well as the ball closed in on him. 200/8
    not out
    7
    9
    1
    0
    77.77
    Extras
    10 (b 1, lb 3, w 6)
    TOTAL
    209/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.18)
    Did not bat: PLS Gamage
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (N Dickwella, 3.3 ov), 2-34 (LD Chandimal, 5.2 ov), 3-55 (WU Tharanga, 12.6 ov), 4-67 (BKG Mendis, 15.5 ov), 5-67 (TAM Siriwardana, 15.6 ov), 6-108 (NLTC Perera, 25.6 ov), 7-132 (HDRL Thirimanne, 32.1 ov), 8-200 (JDF Vandersay, 47.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Junaid Khan602804.66223010
    Rumman Raees914935.44328000
    Mohammad Hafeez1023213.20381100
    Hasan Ali903634.00322030
    Shoaib Malik501903.80150000
    Shadab Khan702613.71242020
    Imad Wasim401503.75121000

Match Notes

Losing streak

8

No. of consecutive ODIs lost by Sri Lanka, including this defeat. This is their joint-longest losing streak. They had lost 8 between 1998 and 1999 as well.

A slow hundred

128

No. of balls taken by Babar Azam to get to his century in this ODI, the slowest of his six centuries and the slowest by any Pakistan batsman in last five years.

Limited overs specialist

52.05

Babar Azam's average in limited overs internationals this year (56.90 in ODIs & 45.14 in T20Is). Whereas in Tests he's averaged just 16.72 in 12 inns with five ducks.

Sri Lanka's bad run

4-16

Sri Lanka's win-loss record in ODIs this year, in 21 games before this match. They enter the series with seven defeats in a row.