Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
42(36) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • reverse sweep
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 6 5 4 0 1
Mohammad Hafeez
42(40) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 7 5 7 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

HMRKB Herath
O4.0
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Hafeez
O2.0
M0
R12
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs | PAK: 123/7

  • Umar Akmal29 (22b)
  • Umar Gul2 (6b)
  • KMDN Kulasekara3-0-15-0
  • SL Malinga4-0-19-0

Presentation:

Hafeez: "Every person gave 100%. Jamshed and Raza have been the positives for us in this tournament. We were much in the game but the middle order collapsed. I thank the fans who came here to support us. We really wanted to do something for them."

Mahela is the Man of the Match: "It means a great deal, thanks to the fans. It was a tough call keeping out the birthday boy Dananjaya and we knew that Pakistan were weak against left-arm spin. We weren't sure how the wicket would behave. We felt we were 15 short and 140 was a par score. We made mistakes in the field but it didn't cost us."

So Sri Lanka will meet the winner of tomorrow's semi between Australia and West Indies.

That just about wraps it up from here. Sorry again for those technical glitches at crucial stages. I was just as frustrated as you guys! Hopefully it won't interrupt anything for the next two games.

Thanks for the mails and your company. Join us for the second semi tomorrow. Cheers!

End of match: SL make their second World T20 final and their fans are having a party at the Premadasa. Jayawardene jumps and punches the air. It was a masterstroke getting Herath in the XI today. Look at the damage he has done! 3 for 25, the crucial wicket of Hafeez who looked like spoiling Sri Lanka's plans.

Stat of the say from Mazher Arshad: "Pakistan leaked 16 runs off last over of Sri Lanka innings. And they lose match by 16 runs too."

Spare a thought though for Pakistan. They have been very compelling to watch and hats off to the thousands of supporters who have made this trip to watch this team. They will go back disappointed but Pakistan were just not good enough to go one step ahead.

19.6
0
Kulasekara to Umar Akmal, no run, full outside the off stump and drilled straight to cover and Sri Lanka are through to the finals!

If you could listen to the roar!

19.5
4
Kulasekara to Umar Akmal, FOUR runs, makes room and slices it over point with one hand
19.4
1
Kulasekara to Umar Gul, 1 run, full on the stumps and pounded down the ground to long-on, just a single gentlemen

SL cannot lose this now

19.3
1
Kulasekara to Umar Akmal, 1 run, can't put this away for six! Full outside off and driven down to the sweeper
19.2
0
Kulasekara to Umar Akmal, no run, bowls it straight outside off and he has a wild swing at it and misses it completely

Akmal bats without a helmet now

19.1
0
Kulasekara to Umar Akmal, no run, the slower ball from the back of the hand it squirted to midwicket, Akmal turns down the single!

23 needed off the last over. Pakistan have to swing at everything. Kula to bowl the final over. Not impossible! Sea of blue on their feet in the stands

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
42(36) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • reverse sweep
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 2 6 5 4 0 1
Mohammad Hafeez
42(40) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 7 5 7 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

HMRKB Herath
O4.0
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Hafeez
O2.0
M0
R12
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017