Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    SR
    3.3 edged and gone! Beauty from Gamage. On a length from Gamage, but the ball moves away, like it has been doing for him through this spell. Zaman opts for the wrong stroke - trying to whip the ball into the leg side, against the angle of swing. What that generally means is the batsman will be squared up if there is substantial movement, and there is. A thick outside edge carries at head height to a wide slip. Fantastic bowling, but could have been played better 17/1
    6.3 133 kph, that's a poor shot. Shehzad's dire form continues. It's full and wide outside off. Wide enough for him to drive, but he needed to be more compact to ensure he was in control. He loosely throws his hands at it, gets it off the outside half of the bat and straight to backward point. Not a great delivery, not a great shot. 27/2
    49.1 a low full toss outside off, Babar stays in his crease and heaves the ball away, but finds long-on. Long boundaries, not easy to clear these boundaries. End of a fine innings. A tired shot. 210/7
    9.6 128 kph, edged and gone. Gamage is fired up. That's some response. On a length outside off, hafeez has been standing on off, so even though it's a sixth. maybe seventh-stump channel, Hafeez feels he has to play, a nothing prod. And then the magic, late, late away movement creates a thick outside edge which is easily taken by the keeper. 40/3
    17.1 gone! Guides it straight to the keeper. Oh Malik surely knows that's the not the shot on this kind of a surface, but he can only think about as he walks back. This is back of a length in the corridor, he waits a long time for it to come on and opens the face. Wasn't enough room or pace for that shot. It's a feeble dab in the end and a simple one for Dickwella 71/4
    19.6 drags it on! Thisara Perera is making wonderful use of this slow surface. Floats another one up wide outside off stump. It's 123 kph. Sarfraz goes with hard hands, way away from his body and gets a big inside edge. The front foot wasn't close to the ball and the gap was huge. Another poor shot 79/5
    27.3 big appeal for lbw. It was turned down. And Sri Lanka have reviewed. He was looking to drive this through the off side, but wasn't to the pitch. Seemed like he was playing for a googly, but this turns back in and smashes into the front pad...there is no bat. The only thing to save him here is line of impact. It was close to being outside off stump. But we'll wait for tracking...impact in line. Wickets hitting. Decision overturned. Imad is gone. A good review from Tharanga. That looked liked it hit him outside off at full speed, but the replays show just how little his front leg had moved. Trapped right in front. 101/6
    not out
    52
    68
    1
    0
    76.47
    49.4 just short of deep midwicket, for two, plus one? A full toss on middle and leg, Hasan doesn't get enough connection behind it, lands short of the fielder, who picks up and throws the stumps down at the batsman's end. There is an overthrow, but it won't matter because the throw has caught Hasan an inch short. Superb fielding. Saves his side one, Dananjaya the fielder. 218/8
    49.5 taken at deep midwicket, but is it over waist height? A high full toss on leg, Raees swings again, but there is not enough power to clear the fielder at deep midwicket. Dananjaya runs to his right and takes a good, sharp catch. They are never easy to take. The ball is just below waist height 218/9
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    6 (lb 3, w 3)
    TOTAL
    219/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Fakhar Zaman, 3.3 ov), 2-27 (Ahmed Shehzad, 6.3 ov), 3-40 (Mohammad Hafeez, 9.6 ov), 4-71 (Shoaib Malik, 17.1 ov), 5-79 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 19.6 ov), 6-101 (Imad Wasim, 27.3 ov), 7-210 (Babar Azam, 49.1 ov), 8-218 (Hasan Ali, 49.4 ov), 9-218 (Rumman Raees, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    RAS Lakmal1004214.20343020
    PLS Gamage1005745.70303210
    JDF Vandersay904414.88234000
    NLTC Perera1003423.40310000
    A Dananjaya903003.33280000
    TAM Siriwardana20904.5050000
  • BATSMEN
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    2.2 plumb. A poor shot. Swipes across the line for one of his signature pick-up shots, but he's right in front as this length ball angles in off the seam. Knee height impact, no doubt at all 10/1
    not out
    112
    144
    14
    0
    77.77
    10.5 and he gets him to hole out to deep square! Hasan Ali is screaming, as he runs past Mendis with his arms outstretched. A perfectly directed short ball, climbs on Mendis who ducked it last time, but was probably riled up by the words before the ball. Takes it on and top-edges it. Deep square had to run in a fair bit, but it was easy in the end 30/2
    22.5 well, it's here. Umpire Raza gives Thirimanne, but he reviews. Flight on leg, Thirimanne gets low for a slog sweep, but doesn't make any contact. He is struck right in front of leg, the ball drifts on and HawkEye suggests the ball is clipping the outside of leg stump. Not a bad review, Sri Lanka don't lose their review, but lose Thirimanne, whose shot selection through his innings was frankly dire. 70/3
    24.5 the googly, Chandimal did not pick that. Wow, massive bat-pad gap, and Shadab finds it. Makes a quality batsman look rather foolish. Discernibly released from the back of the hand, but Chandimal can't see that because he is seeing the front of the hand, it's beautifully pitched - flight, loop on off, which invites Chandimal into a drive. Big gap and the ball creeps through to knock into middle stump 79/4
    26.1 taken this time by Babar. Sri Lanka's struggles to wristspin not different from the rest of the world. Siriwardana, this time, doesn't pick the googly, goes back and prods very conscious of the ball going through bat and pad, but it's not the legbreak. And Siriwardana has no clue. He is a good enough batsman to adjust and get close to the ball, but that's very risky in international cricket, the ball takes the outside edge and carries to Babar at waist height, to his left. I can say that he should play the line and allow himself to be beaten on the outside edge, but that's not easy at all. Fantastic delivery 83/5
    27.2 taken again. Sri Lanka are falling away. The umpires want to check if Babar has taken the catch. Babar certainly thinks he has. The soft signal is out. Beautiful bowling that, slow and loopy outside off. Thisara wafts, and the ball takes the outside edge. Travels low to Babar, whose hands are in the wrong position, the ball hits the wrist and the high part of the hand, but the ball ricochets back into his body, and he somehow wrangles his body into a position to take the catch via the thigh and the leg and the arm and whatnot. Pakistan don't care how. 92/6
    28.1 another one! Seven down now Sri Lanka. As a tail-ender, against wristspin, you always have to be wary of the delivery that attacks the stumps - the legbreak to the left-hander and the googly to the right-hander. Dananjaya is a left-hander, but is not aware enough that Shadab will attack the stumps, because there are more modes of dismissals available. He goes back, misses the legbreak and the ball sneaks through to hit the stumps. 93/7
    44.5 finds deep square leg! Is that it for Sri Lanka? Bouncer gets too big for Vandersay. He gets well under it as he goes after it with the hook. Can't blame him, the runs hadn't come this over. Finds Shehzad who pedals backwards and holds on well 169/8
    45.3 oh dear! Tharanga has got his hundred, but Lakmal might well be out attempting a poor second run. Length ball at middle stump, Tharanga tucked it in front of square leg. Lakmal turns after reaching the crease and takes off without waiting for a call. It takes him a long time to turn around and return and his dive is not good enough. He's out. The throw was slightly wide, but there was enough time 172/9
    47.6 this could be the end. Full toss outside off stump, sliced behind point and he comes back for the second. It appears to be a direct hit...but it also appears like Sarfraz might have broken the stumps with glove before the direct hit. It's a matter of three frames. Sarfraz's left glove touches the bails, but they're not off. In the next frame too the bails are on...also in the third frame! Which means the bails coming off in the fourth frame are because of the ball! That's it. Pakistan have finished this. 187/10
    Extras
    11 (lb 6, w 5)
    TOTAL
    187 all out (48 Overs, RR: 3.89)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (N Dickwella, 2.2 ov), 2-30 (BKG Mendis, 10.5 ov), 3-70 (HDRL Thirimanne, 22.5 ov), 4-79 (LD Chandimal, 24.5 ov), 5-83 (TAM Siriwardana, 26.1 ov), 6-92 (NLTC Perera, 27.2 ov), 7-93 (A Dananjaya, 28.1 ov), 8-169 (JDF Vandersay, 44.5 ov), 9-172 (RAS Lakmal, 45.3 ov), 10-187 (PLS Gamage, 47.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Junaid Khan602113.50191000
    Rumman Raees813714.62285000
    Hasan Ali1023213.20402020
    Imad Wasim10303.0030000
    Mohammad Hafeez1002412.40410020
    Shoaib Malik401714.25162000
    Shadab Khan914735.22306010

Match Notes

Races to 7th

33

No. of inns taken by Babar Azam to score 7 ODI centuries, the least by any batsman. The previous quickest to 7 ODI 100s was Hashim Amla in 41 inns.

Shehzad's low scores

10

No. of times Ahmed Shehzad has got out for less than 20 in his last 12 ODI innings, including today. He averages only 16.25 in these 12 innings.