Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    16.5 gone! The low full-toss gets him the wicket. It was the pace, though, that did it. A quicker ball, at 116kph, slanting away from off stump. He bowled that because he saw Gunathilaka shaping to reverse-sweep. Denied him time to pick his spot, and all he can do is scoop it straight to short third man. Slomo shows he bowled that seam-up. Nice variation 107/3
    6.4 length ball angling into middle stump, and that looks out to me. Takes on mid-off, takes off for a single despite hitting it straight to Imad Wasim. Direct hit, and he's at least three feet short of his crease. He isn't helped by the fact that he curves his run away from the pitch towards the end, for what reason I do not know 43/1
    16.2 full now, driven straight to extra-cover, and he sets off for a quick single. Gunathilaka sends him back, and he's nowhere near regaining his crease when Satfraz whips the bails off. The square-leg umpire doesn't even call up his mate upstairs 106/2
    17.2 full, close to off stump, driven firmly to mid-off, and Prasanna has to dive to make the bowler's end. Another direct hit, and this one goes to the third umpire. He's gone, by a couple of inches. Not sure who the fielder was, but anyway, that's Sri Lanka's third run-out. Mohammad Nawaz was the fielder - not sure who he's subbing for. Once again a batsman runs in a curved line, away from the pitch. In this instance, he could have shaved those two inches had he dived straight 109/4
    17.5 shortish, not short enough for the pull, and he hits from down to up, high in the air, and Nawaz, running to his left from mid-on and back towards the boundary, takes a superb running, diving catch. Two excellent interventions in the field in this over - what more can you ask for from your sub? 111/5
    18.6 back of a length, angling into middle stump, and that's a hat-trick for Faheem Ashraf! Keeps a little bit low, and Shanaka, looking to pull, plays well over the top of the bounce. Hit on the upraised front pad, in front of middle, and that kept low enough to make this the easiest of on-field lbw decisions to give. Though ball-tracking says umpire's call on height. 117/8
    18.4 slower bouncer angling into the batsman, and that's another excellent bit of fielding. Swivels into a pull, but the lack of pace means he can't really get power into it. Hasan, at short fine leg, still had some work to do to catch this: he had to jump in the air, to his left, and stretch out to grab it with both hands. Timed his jump perfectly 117/6
    18.5 wide-ish, shortish, he goes for the uppercut, and all he can do is pick out Babar Azam on the point boundary. It isn't an easy catch by any means. He sprints hard to his right, and is still on the run when he completes his catch. Sri Lanka have lost six wickets in 17 balls, while scoring 11 runs. What a meltdown. 117/7
    19.3 full on middle stump, Pathirana slogs, and all he can do is hit it high and then down the throat of long-on 119/9
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    4 (lb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    124/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.20)
    Fall of wickets: 1-43 (EMDY Munaweera, 6.4 ov), 2-106 (S Samarawickrama, 16.2 ov), 3-107 (MD Gunathilaka, 16.5 ov), 4-109 (S Prasanna, 17.2 ov), 5-111 (NLTC Perera, 17.5 ov), 6-117 (I Udana, 18.4 ov), 7-117 (ML Udawatte, 18.5 ov), 8-117 (MD Shanaka, 18.6 ov), 9-119 (SS Pathirana, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Imad Wasim402305.75122010
    Usman Khan201809.0064000
    Hasan Ali403127.7583100
    Faheem Ashraf301635.3371000
    Shadab Khan401413.50110000
    Mohammad Hafeez302107.0041010
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    8.4 excellent take, Shanaka! Pulled off a superb save earlier in the over to keep Shehzad on strike, now completes the catch that sends him back. Another pull shot from the batsman, aiming to clear the infield. But Shanaka leaps high, sticks both hands over his head and comes down with the little white thing firmly in his grasp. 50/3
    3.5 excellent throw in from deep midwicket and Udana catches Zaman short of his ground. Tough on the batsman, after timing the short ball beautifully out into the vacant area. Zaman thinks there is a third on offer, Shehzad agrees to it at first but then sells his partner down the creek. 30/1
    4.1 gives him lbw! Udana is the man with the golden arm, whether it is throwing from the deep, or bowling it to one of Pakistan's best batsmen. This is a fuller delivery, pitching on off stump, and starting to shape back into Babar. The right-hander flicks across the line, and doesn't connect with the ball. Huge appeal comes, and the umpire Shahab cedes to it. HawkEye says it would be missing off stump by several inches. 31/2
    10.1 he's got two in two overs! And it's a big one. Malik was the man who ushered the chase through on Thursday. Twenty-four hours later, trying to play a shot that provided him such great dividends - the glide to third man - he's caught behind 55/4
    15.6 down to the captain at long-on and he takes it cleanly! Hafeez looks for the boundary, going for the lofted shot down the ground. Doesn't have enough power in it and Pathirana provides the wicket Sri Lanka have been desperate for 94/5
    17.4 Sri Lanka think they have Sarfraz run-out. The wicketkeeper has simply raced away, absolutely certain and he's right. The wicket is the result of a yorker length delivery, off a round-arm action. Sarfraz drills it to long-off and he wants to pinch an extra run - the result of all the pressure he's under, and he comes in second best. Superb throw from Gunathilaka, picking the right end and making sure it was right next to the stumps 104/7
    17.1 traps him lbw! Awful shot from Imad - he's trying to sweep a proper yorker and as a result, the ball has a free path to slam into his boot before the bat is anywhere near it. Perfectly in line with middle stump. 100/6
    19.1 caught at long-on! What scenes!. A superb yorker, tailing in late to the left-hander, is whipped powerfully. But even with all that power, it doesn't carry the distance and that's only because Sanjaya puts the ball so full that Ashraf simply cannot get under it 113/8
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    Extras
    10 (lb 5, w 5)
    TOTAL
    125/8 (19.5 Overs, RR: 6.30)
    Did not bat: Usman Khan
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Fakhar Zaman, 3.5 ov), 2-31 (Babar Azam, 4.1 ov), 3-50 (Ahmed Shehzad, 8.4 ov), 4-55 (Shoaib Malik, 10.1 ov), 5-94 (Mohammad Hafeez, 15.6 ov), 6-100 (Imad Wasim, 17.1 ov), 7-104 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 17.4 ov), 8-113 (Faheem Ashraf, 19.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JRMVB Sanjaya3.503218.3471110
    EMDY Munaweera201708.5032010
    I Udana401714.25111000
    SS Pathirana401814.50100020
    NLTC Perera402436.0091010
    MD Shanaka201206.0020000

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to field first

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 2-0

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Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45- 23.10

Match days

27 October 2017 - night match (20-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

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