Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    6.1 and claims a wicket straight away! Struck too high on the bat as he went to pull and has given mid-on a very simple catch. Shortish delivery just a touch outside off stump does the trick as Sharjeel falls on his own sword 28/1
    12.3 first wicket in ODIs and he has fooled Shehzad all ends up! He was plying for turn, but this just keeps going on with the arm. Sneaks between pat and pad and disturbs the stumps. Wonderful strike as his team-mates mob him 77/2
    13.3 length ball on off stump, plays all over the shop and he's struck plumb in front! Angled in at him but still he should have presented a straight bat. But he went for the flick through midwicket and pays the price. And that's drinks as well 83/3
    23.3 that is perhaps the worst ball to cause a wicket. Senanayake knows it as he offers a wry, almost apologetic smile to the batsman, who is thoroughly distraught. He had dragged this halfway down the pitch and Maqsood had an age to line up and has carted this right down the throat of deep midwicket. He was scratchy at best, but this is truly a sorry way to go 121/4
    44.6 this time Misbah cannot resist! Holed out at deep square leg! Malinga, you beauty! Two wickets in the over, but neither off particularly good balls. But still he has changed the game! It was a length ball and he swung with all his might, but it sunk right down the throat of the fielder. Taps the incoming batsman on the back to give him some support 254/7
    42.3 nicked off to the keeper, Lakmal gets Akmal! It was the cross-seamer again, on a length and outside off stump. He was in a roll and just couldn't stop himself as he goes for a massive drive on the up but only manages an outside edge. Punches the air in sweet revenge, but Pakistan have done the hard yards 242/5
    44.4 slapped straight to short cover and Chandimal has held on, despite possible injury to his hand. Ample room outside off and the shot was on, but he cannot find the gap. Chandimal is forced off his feet by the power in this shot and though it went straight at him at stomach-height, this is a blinder! 252/6
    48.5 five-for for Malinga as he uproots the off stump. Sri Lanka win! Bhatti was making extravagant room outside off and Malinga saw red. Hurled the yorker at the stumps and beats Bhatti's intended carve over the off side. Terrible ploy considering they still had an over left and Malinga was the main threat. 284/10
    46.5 leading edge and it is caught at point! Three for Malinga and all he had to do here was keep it tight on middle. Gul was looking for the flick through square leg. Was into the shot too early and skies it towards point where Chaturanga de Silva just about holds on. Oh, Pakistan... 262/8
    48.2 full and straight and he traps Ajmal in front. That's his fourth and this is the best of the lot. An indipping yorker on leg stump sneaks under the Ajmal's flicking bat and that might just have crashed into leg stump 281/9
    not out
    13 (lb 3, w 10)
    284 all out (48.5 Overs, RR: 5.81)
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Sharjeel Khan, 6.1 ov), 2-77 (Ahmed Shehzad, 12.3 ov), 3-83 (Mohammad Hafeez, 13.3 ov), 4-121 (Sohaib Maqsood, 23.3 ov), 5-242 (Umar Akmal, 42.3 ov), 6-252 (Shahid Afridi, 44.4 ov), 7-254 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 44.6 ov), 8-262 (Umar Gul, 46.5 ov), 9-281 (Saeed Ajmal, 48.2 ov), 10-284 (Bilawal Bhatti, 48.5 ov)
    SL Malinga9.505255.28327010
    RAS Lakmal9.016527.22309200
    SMSM Senanayake9.004715.22252200
    PC de Silva10.015615.60325020
    NLTC Perera6.003606.00142100
    AD Mathews5.012515.00171110

Match Notes

Malinga's numbers


The number of ODI five-fors Lasith Malinga has taken. This is his second five-wicket haul against Pakistan

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The last time Pakistan batsmen added more than 100 runs for the fifth wicket in a chase was against India in Mohali in 2007

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The last time Pakistan's No. 5 and No. 6 both scored fifty-plus in an innings was against Kenya in 2011

Misbah v SL


The number of ODI fifties Misbah-ul-Haq has scored against Sri Lanka. He also scored nine fifties against WI

Close call

A loud appeal from Sri Lanka for a caught-behind was turned down by the umpire in the 35th over. Misbah-ul-Haq was on 44

Consistent Misbah

Misbah-ul-Haq has scored three fifties in his last five ODI innings

A first for de Silva

Chaturanga de Silva bowled Ahmed Shehzad for 28 for his maiden ODI wicket

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The number of wickets Lasith Malinga has taken in the Asia Cup, the most among fast bowlers playing in the current series

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Pakistan have not successfully chased a target of 290-plus since a win against West Indies in Abu Dhabi in November 2008

Rare innings for Hafeez


The number of times in 134 innings, including this match, that Mohammad Hafeez has conceded 50 or more runs in ODIs

Mahela's landmark


The number of international games Mahela Jayawardene has now played for Sri Lanka

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The 161-run partnership between Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne is the highest second-wicket stand for Sri Lanka against Pakistan

Afridi v Sangakkara


The number of times Shahid Afridi has dismissed Kumar Sangakkara in ODIs, the most by a bowler

Thirimanne's fifty

His last half-century came against South Africa in July 2013