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    6.3 Shoaib smiles. He spreads his arms. He doesn't run to nowhere like he used to do. Just stands there and walks towards his team-mates. Times they are changing. It was a short delivery outside off and Tharanga went for the cut but edged it to first slip. 31/1
    8.1 Now it's the turn of Asif to smile. Courtesy a fab catch from Umar Amin. It was a gentle length delivery outside off and Dilshan goes for the on-the-up square drive. The ball flies and dips to the left of cover point where Amin dives to take it inches of the turf. It was dying on him and well to the left but he flung himself and got his palms under the ball. The Sri Lankan openers are back in the hut. The old firm of Sanga and Mahela are in. 36/2
    25.1 Sanga falls. No it's not a tourist sight and the sparse crowd is stunned. It was floated outside off, Sanga fetched it from there and whipped it left of short midwicket. Sharp catch. The 83-run partnership is over now. 119/3
    31.3 Mahela has been given out lbw and he doesn't seem to be too happy with the decision. Reason? There was a bottom edge there. Hence the reaction from Mahela. It was a flighted off break around off stump and Mahela went for the reverse sweep and edged it to his pad. A fine innings but it's over now. Vital moment this. 150 for 4. The game could tilt either way now. Will Pakistan get ahead or will Sri Lanka move on? 150/4
    32.1 And Pakistan get ahead with another strike. Soft dismissal. Samaraweera is angry with himself and crashes his bat on his pad as he walks off. It was a full delivery well outside off and Samaraweera square drove it straight to backward point. The bottom-hand came of the handle on point of impact and he couldn't control the shot. He ended up slicing it 150/5
    not out
    55
    61
    4
    0
    90.16
    34.6 Again Shoaib smiles gently. He spreads his arms and walks slowly towards his team-mates. It was delivered from a short run-up, a short delivery outside off and the batsman went for the cut shot. The ball flew quickly and slightly low to backward point where it was swallowed on the rebound. The ball popped out but the fielder dived forward to secure it. The catching has been pretty good today. Sri Lanka slid further. That Mahela wicket was indeed the turning point 160/6
    36.5 That smile again. That gentle jog again. No wild celebrations. The left hand slowly goes up and a smile creases his face. It was a length delivery that straightened outside off stump, Maharoof, who had left the previous delivery alone, had a poke at this one. Mistake. Gone! 168/7
    45.6 Yorked! Kula took a step out and to the on side and went for the big hit but missed. Timber! He ended up yorking himself by moving forward there. 211/8
    49.4 moves outside leg and is cleaned up by the slower one. He had a slog and a miss. Quite a handy contribution from Malinga; could prove very vital in the end 239/9
    not out
    1
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    11 (w 6, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    242/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.84)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    Shoaib Akhtar10.014134.10510
    Mohammad Asif9.005516.11121
    Mohammad Amir10.015725.70300
    Abdul Razzaq8.002713.37400
    Shahid Afridi10.004314.30900
    Shoaib Malik3.001414.66710
    Fall of wickets:1-31 (WU Tharanga, 6.3 ov), 2-36 (TM Dilshan, 8.1 ov), 3-119 (KC Sangakkara, 25.1 ov), 4-150 (DPMD Jayawardene, 31.3 ov), 5-150 (TT Samaraweera, 32.1 ov), 6-160 (CK Kapugedera, 34.6 ov), 7-168 (MF Maharoof, 36.5 ov), 8-211 (KMDN Kulasekara, 45.6 ov), 9-239 (SL Malinga, 49.4 ov)
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    13.2 Shahzaib combusts. It was a short-of-length delivery cutting into him and Shahzaib tries to slog it over mid-on but makes contact with the top half of the bat due to the bounce. The ball lobs gently towards mid-on. It was a very struggling innings and it's over now. 32/4
    1.3 Hasta la vista baby! Full, pacy and the middle stump has been pegged back. It landed full in length, landed on the off and middle line and seamed in to go through the bat and pad gap. Clatter! Butt went neither forward or back and groped blindly outside the line. 0/1
    7.3 Malinga follows the slower one with a bouncer that does the trick. It climbed rapidly on Umar Amin who went for the pull but was beaten by the pace. The top edge saw the ball swirling down towards Sangakkara who had to lunge out in the end to take it. Pakistan 11 for 2 and wobbling. 11/2
    11.6 And the pressure gets to him. Shoaib Malik rushes down the track, looking for the big hit but Angelo shortened the length. Malik tried to go through with the shot and went for an on-the-up hit but only managed to edge it. 28/3
    24.1 Umar is run out by Dilshan. It was pushed towards short cover point and he set for a risky single. Afridi sends him back. Meanwhile, Dilshan had moved to his left from short cover, picked the ball and fired the direct hit. Gone! A good partnership ends. Game changes again. Fascinating. 105/5
    40.5 What a catch. Stunning reflex from Sanga but stand up and applaud for Shahid Afridi. What a treat to watch. What a special knock. It was a ripping off break that turned and bounced into Afridi who trying to back away for the cut shot. He ended up jabbing it of his gloves to right of the keeper. Sanga was moving his hands to outside leg, coverin for the original trajectory, but reacts very quickly to lunge across to his right and behind him to take a stunner. A special innings took a very good delivery and a special catch to come to an end. 205/7
    run out (†Sangakkara/Muralitharan)
    14
    26
    1
    0
    53.84
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    26
    46
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    56.52
    44.2 What a fabulicious delivery! too good for Aamer! It was full in length, landed on the off and middle and Aamer actually tried his best to defend it and get some bat on it. But the ball shaped away late to hit the off stump. Waqar Younis stares on from the dressing room. Nervous tension in that camp. 217/8
    44.5 What an awesome slower one delivery from Malinga! For sure, Shoaib wasn't expecting. He was probably thinking of a yorker. Even a bouncer. And there comes a lovely loopy dipping slower one. Shoaib is stunned, gets forward and just pushes out at it. Checks his shot. And the ball lobs towards mid-off. Malinga roars. And they then they were one. What a game this has been. What will happen now? Oh what drama. What a roller-coaster ride. What tension 219/9
    46.6 Would you believe it? Malinga had one delivery at Asif. Just one delivery. It was to be the end of his spell. And what does he do? He fires it on a length, it lands on the middle and it moves towards off and middle line. Asif didn't have the skill to cope with it. His back leg was moving towards leg stump even as he stabbed in thin air. Leather on wood. Clatter! Game over! Spare a thought for Shahid Afridi. What a great innings it was but he had to finish up on the losing side. 226/10
    Extras
    15 (w 10, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    226 all out (47 Overs, RR: 4.8)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    KMDN Kulasekara9.012502.77510
    SL Malinga10.003453.40900
    AD Mathews10.013823.80810
    MF Maharoof8.005306.62530
    M Muralitharan10.007117.10800
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (Salman Butt, 1.3 ov), 2-11 (Umar Amin, 7.3 ov), 3-28 (Shoaib Malik, 11.6 ov), 4-32 (Shahzaib Hasan, 13.2 ov), 5-105 (Umar Akmal, 24.1 ov), 6-154 (Kamran Akmal, 31.2 ov), 7-205 (Shahid Afridi, 40.5 ov), 8-217 (Mohammad Amir, 44.2 ov), 9-219 (Shoaib Akhtar, 44.5 ov), 10-226 (Mohammad Asif, 46.6 ov)

Asia Cup

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