Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SL: 156/9 (34 runs required, RR: 7.80)

  • Chaminda Vaas12 (13b)
  • Dilhara Fernando0 (0b)
  • Umar Gul4-0-14-2
  • Mohammad Hafeez4-0-46-1

Pakistan have won by 33 runs, a sizable margin that will boost their net run-rate as well. They have a net run-rate of 1.65 and are in second place after Australia.

Younis Khan is the Man of the Match for his extremely well-paced 51 after Sri Lanka had rocked the Pakistan top order. That's it from us at Cricinfo today, this is George Binoy signing off, Cheers.

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, that's it! Pakistan win two valuable Super Eight points, Vaas pulls the last ball, a slower one from Gul, to midwicket
Umar Gul to Vaas, no run, Gul bowls a yorker-length full toss on off stump, driven to cover
Umar Gul to Malinga, OUT, short ball outside off stump, Malinga backs away and tries to hit it with a flat bat down the ground, he lofts it towards long-off where Younis runs in and takes a well-judged catch

SL Malinga c Younis Khan b Umar Gul 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, Vaas tries to pull a length ball but bottom-edges it next to the stumps, Malinga calls for the single, Akmal runs in and throws the ball at the bowler's end but misses the stumps
Umar Gul to Malinga, 1 run, full ball angled into the right-hander, Malinga tries to make room but Gul followed him, pushed towards mid-on for a single
Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Vaas pulls straight past the bowler for a single

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
2nd5ST JayasuriyaKC Sangakkara
3rd30DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th53DPMD JayawardeneLPC Silva
5th23TM DilshanLPC Silva
6th1TM DilshanJ Mubarak
7th3TM DilshanG Wijekoon
8th35WPUJC VaasTM Dilshan
9th5WPUJC VaasSL Malinga
10th1WPUJC VaasCRD Fernando