Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
71(92) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 8 0 3 2
Umar Akmal
77(72) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 1 0 0 6 8

Best performances - Bowlers

RAS Lakmal
O8.0
M1
R37
W2
Eco4.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Aizaz Cheema
O9.0
M0
R43
W4
Eco4.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That is all from us for this match then. Have a look at Kanishkaa Balachandran's match report. Siddarth Ravindran will have more stories later from the ground. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off for the moment. Cheers

Aizaz Cheema is the Man of the Match for his four wickets. Cheema: "I was under lot of pressure but captain came to me and said bowl attacking deliveries and don't worry. With the new ball, I thought it would come on to the bat even if I bowled the slower one, so I kept it for later. The kind of start they got against me, I thought there is no way out. But the captain and Shahid Afridi supported me."

Misbah: "It was a really good partnership between me and Umar Akmal. I told him to play his normal game, the runs automatically came. Cheema was hit for a lot of fours in his first couple of overs. I told him your main weapon is aggression, so bowl with aggression, No point containing batsmen on these pitches, best to take wickets. It was important for me to get my confidence back, England series was not good for me, so this innings is a confidence booster. We have to be more consistent with the bat, the bowling is always keeping us in hunt."

Mahela: "Batting first we felt 250-260 would have been a good score, we had a good start, but we lost too many wickets and exposed our lower middle order. I thought the Pakistanis bowled really well. They had a much better game than us today. The argument [about the Sri Lanka batting being top-heavy] can go both ways. If we [seniors] bat in the middle order, the day we go, there will be no one in the middle order. The youngsters will learn from these mistakes. When we click at the top, we finish off games."

Pakistan's batsmen not letting down their bowlers, who set up what was an easy win in the end. Misbah-ul-Haq is applauded off the ground by an appreciative Mirpur crowd. Calm, risk-free batting from both Misbah and Umar Akmal taking Pakistan all but into the Asia Cup final.

jackthelad: "Best thing that could happen, Sri being bundled out early - they should never have been there in the first place, given the crazy fixture congestion. I'm hoping to see some competitive cricket against England, not a team of walking wounded!"

39.5
4
Prasanna to Hammad Azam, FOUR runs, Pakistan will get the bonus point after all, Azam finishes it with a loft between the bowler and mid off, takes on the tossed up ball on off stump, and mows it down the ground
39.4
0
Prasanna to Hammad Azam, no run, moves a long way across and outside off stump, and forces it to midwicket
39.3
0
Prasanna to Hammad Azam, no run, beats him totally, carries straight on with the angle after being flighted, he ends up pushing outside the line
39.2
0
Prasanna to Hammad Azam, no run, blocked off the front foot
39.1
0
Prasanna to Hammad Azam, no run, pushed away to extra cover

END OF OVER:
39 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 185/4

  • Misbah-ul-Haq72 (93b)
  • MF Maharoof7-0-23-1
  • S Prasanna7-1-45-1
38.6
W
Maharoof to Umar Akmal, OUT, he perishes, but after having set up Pakistan's win, wanted to finish it with another six over midwicket, instead he ended up hitting it high, almost vertically, in the air, I don't envy the fielder who has to settle under it, it is Tharanga, and he does a very good job in the end, tumbles down on the ground around midwicket, remains there for a moment, but he has pouched it

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
71(92) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 8 0 3 2
Umar Akmal
77(72) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 1 0 0 6 8

Best performances - Bowlers

RAS Lakmal
O8.0
M1
R37
W2
Eco4.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Aizaz Cheema
O9.0
M0
R43
W4
Eco4.77
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Asia Cup

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INDIA44008.0002.021
BDESH43106.0000.463
PAK42204.000-0.320
SL41302.000-0.316
UAE40400.000-1.846
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
UAE33006.0001.708
AFG32104.0000.983
OMAN31202.000-1.252
HKG30300.000-1.445