• 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
    23
    13
    2
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    123.07
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    11
    9
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    66.66
    Extras
    8 (b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    261/5 (46.2 Overs, RR: 5.63)
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Hafeez9.004204.66274010
    Umar Gul6.004407.33188010
    Junaid Khan9.005616.22256100
    Saeed Ajmal10.022632.60473030
    Mohammad Talha6.205618.84139001
    Shahid Afridi6.003505.83163100

Match Notes

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