• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    0.6 the bowler has the last laugh! This was full and swinging in on middle and leg, Sharjeel has flicked it into the safe hands of mid-on! Two sumptuous strokes on the off side and he's thrown it away. If he was going to hit that straight, he should have kept it down or he should have nudged it through midwicket for a harmless single. But his own momentum has swallowed him. 8/1
    2.6 another one, Malinga does it again! Punches the air and lets out a war cry that will ring throughout MIrpur. Shehzad saw a bit of width and was setting up for that back-foot punch in front of point. Struck a crisp boundary in the last over off that shot, but this time he only ends up nicking off. Touch of seam away does him in as he doesn't move his feet 17/2
    4.3 Malinga is taking this final by the scruff of it's neck! Another catch to Sanga and Pakistan are three down in the fifth over! Good length ball, with a bit of movement away and it proves enough to snare a regulation outside edge. Hafeez has hung his bat out there with no feet and perishes. Squared him up. 18/3
    36.4 he's holed out at long-on and Malinga is at it again! It wasn't the prettiest ball, just full and outside off. Misbah heaves it straight over the top but has dragged this. That foils his timing and results in a simple catch to Kusal who extends his arms in delight. Somewhere in front of him, Misbah is immensely disappointed. 140/4
    not out
    114
    134
    8
    3
    85.07
    49.4 slower ball outside leg, Akmal slogs to present a leading edge which is held by backward point. That's Malinga's fifth wicket. Excellent change up, he knew Akmal was looking for those leg side heaves and outsmarted him 255/5
    Extras
    6 (w 5, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    260/5 (50 Overs, RR: 5.2)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    SL Malinga10.005655.60510
    RAS Lakmal10.024104.10510
    SMSM Senanayake9.005406.00431
    NLTC Perera10.016606.60120
    AD Mathews7.012303.28410
    PC de Silva4.001904.75410
    Fall of wickets:1-8 (Sharjeel Khan, 0.6 ov), 2-17 (Ahmed Shehzad, 2.6 ov), 3-18 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.3 ov), 4-140 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 36.4 ov), 5-255 (Umar Akmal, 49.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    10.1 he's completely duped him! Ajmal, you beauty! Kusal was racing down the track but Ajmal pulls his length back and gets this to jag away. Beats his defensive push and the keeper completes a simple stumping. Ajmal leaps up in celebration, he enjoyed that. And I bet Sharjeel did too 56/1
    44.1 doosra goes through his defences! In his final over he produces a beauty! Lahiru was on the front foot looking to defend, but offers a big gap between bat and pad. Beats the poking bat, strikes the pad on the knee roll and crashes into the stumps 247/5
    10.2 leg before first ball! Ajmal is doing a Malinga! The crowd is buzzing as Sanga plays outside the line of a doosra! Defends around his front pad and gets struck in line with middle. Would have gone on to hit leg and Sanga has to walk 56/2
    37.2 straight up in the air and Sharjeel just about takes it at cover. That's the end of Mahela. Fullish delivery on off stump and he goes for a swipe across the line. Not quite the shot you expect from a player so experienced with a chase to shepherd. The fielder gingerly settled under it, or so he thought, and had to dive forward to take it cleanly. Tough catches that under the night sky 212/3
    41.4 nicks off as he looks to guide it down to third man. That's Junaid first wicket of the tournament. Good length ball just a shade outside off. Terrible shot considering there was slip in place as well. Regulation edge and a diving take to his right ends his stay at the middle. 233/4
    not out
    16
    13
    2
    0
    123.07
    not out
    6
    9
    1
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    8 (b 1, w 5, nb 1, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    261/5 (46.2 Overs, RR: 5.63)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    Mohammad Hafeez9.004204.66300
    Umar Gul6.004407.33530
    Junaid Khan9.005616.22630
    Saeed Ajmal10.022632.60910
    Mohammad Talha6.205618.84240
    Shahid Afridi6.003505.83610
    Fall of wickets:1-56 (MDKJ Perera, 10.1 ov), 2-56 (KC Sangakkara, 10.2 ov), 3-212 (DPMD Jayawardene, 37.2 ov), 4-233 (SMA Priyanjan, 41.4 ov), 5-247 (HDRL Thirimanne, 44.1 ov)

Up there

5

No. of Asia Cup titles Sri Lanka have won, including today's. India also have as many which are the most

Dropped

Jayawardene was put down by Mohammad Hafeez on 52 off Umar Gul in the 34th over

Big-match player

36.71

Jayawardene's average in ODI finals until today, as opposed to his career average of 33.05. He has hit one hundred and nine fifties in these matches

Dropped

Lahiru Thirimanne was put down, on 36, by Umar Akmal off Shahid Afridi in the 20th over

Yet to open account

0

Number of wickets Junaid Khan has in the series so far

What a revival

3

Only the third time Pakistan's Nos. 4, 5 and 6 have all scored fifty or more in an innings

Wack stat

1

Wickets lost by Pakistan in the batting Powerplay in the series, until today, the least among all the teams

Another fifty

2005

The last time a Pakistan captain hit a fifty in an ODI final. It was Inzamam-ul-Haq against Australia at the MCG

Long time ago

2000

The only time Pakistan won in an ODI final after being three down for less than 20. It was against WI in Port-of-Spain

He's still there

0

No. of ODI finals Pakistan have lost with Misbah-ul-Haq in their side, out of three

How many more?

3/40

Malinga's best figures in ODI finals before today. He's taken three today already

Not great starters

3

No. of finals in which Pakistan have been two down for less than 20 runs, while batting first in finals

Who will take the lead?

6-6

Scoreline of head-to-head clashes for Pakistan and Sri Lanka in ODI finals

Missed out today

12

Wickets taken by Ajantha Mendis in four ODI finals he has played, at 12.58, economy of 4 and SR of 18.8

Asia Cup

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA44008.0002.020
BDESH43106.0000.457
PAK42204.000-0.296
SL41302.000-0.292
UAE40400.000-1.813
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
UAE33006.0001.678
AFG32104.0000.955
OMAN31202.000-1.222
HKG30300.000-1.415