Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    10.1 good length ball on the middle and leg stump line, turned away behind square, Tharanga comes back for the 2nd run, excellent fielding from Butt and a good accurate throw, Tharanga short of the crease and 2nd wicket for Pakistan 34/2
    2.2 Great delivery from Asif! swings in from just outside off stump, Jayasuriya beaten all ends up and ball strikes the pads, caught plumb in front and ball would have crashed the stumps 4/1
    15.6 Slower ball from Gul, Kapugedera tries to loft straight but gets a big inside edge onto his stumps. Clever change of pace from Gul and that does the trick 61/3
    19.1 One more! fuller length ball outside off stump, Jayawardene goes for a big drive and gets a thick outside edge, simple catch taken by Akmal 72/4
    41.3 another run out! Silva dabs it towards the leg side and calls for a risky single, Maharoof responds, Razzaq moves across in a flash, picks up, turns around and hits the stumps with Silva just short of his crease 177/7
    25.4 Five down! length ball on the middle and leg stump, Dilshan tries to flick off his legs and gets a leading edge to mid-on, Gul takes a simple catch 103/5
    33.6 Imran Nazir hits the stumps direct from pont and Jayawardene has to go, outstanding fielding. Silva dropped the ball with soft hands towards point and set off for the single, Nazir sprinted towards the ball, picked up cleanly and hit the base of the stumps with Jayawardene well short of his crease 141/6
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    127.77
    45.6 that was quick and straight from Gul, 135kmh, Bandara plonks his front foot down the pitch and tries to smash it over the off side, he gets an inside edge and the ball crashes into off and middle stump 203/8
    48.2 another yorker and this one bursts through the defences of Malinga, who stood rooted to his crease, and uproots leg stump, Sri Lanka are nine down 215/9
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    Extras
    11 (b 1, lb 3, nb 4, w 3)
    TOTAL
    235/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.70)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (ST Jayasuriya, 2.3 ov), 2-34 (WU Tharanga, 10.1 ov), 3-61 (CK Kapugedera, 15.6 ov), 4-72 (DPMD Jayawardene, 19.1 ov), 5-103 (TM Dilshan, 25.4 ov), 6-141 (HAPW Jayawardene, 33.6 ov), 7-177 (LPC Silva, 41.3 ov), 8-203 (HMCM Bandara, 45.6 ov), 9-215 (SL Malinga, 48.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Asif1012612.60421010
    Mohammad Sami1004914.90316010
    Umar Gul1006136.10428211
    Abdul Razzaq1005215.20367003
    Shahid Afridi1004304.30335000
  • BATSMEN
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    20.4 Now that's reckless. Yousuf pushes to the leg side and thinks of a single, Butt is already halfway down the track and Kapugedera, at point, swoops in and lets rip a fierce throw. It isn't accurate but Bandara manages to snatch it clean and whip off the bails. Butt is just short of his crease and the third umpire flashes the red light. 88/3
    9.1 Afridi, the bye-runner, runs out Nazir! Nazir drives on the up through cover, he didn't time that well enough and Jayasuriya pulled it in just inside the fence, Afridi set off for the third run but Jayasuriya's flat throw to Malinga found him terribly short of his ground, poor runnng for there was never a third in it 53/1
    18.5 That's nailed him. Tossed up beautifully by the legspinner, pitches on leg and spins back, Hameed gets his front foot forward and pushes tamely but is struck on the front pad. Loud appeal and though he's well forward, umpire Mark benson lifts the finger straight away. He was no doubt well forward but that ball was going on to strike off. Bandara gets his reward for persisting with flight. Now then, is there a twist in store? 84/2
    25.5 What a jaffa! Maharoof unleashes a special. Is this Abu Dhabi or is this Lord's? Short of a length, pitched on middle, cutting away viciously and rattling off stump. Yousuf drives but misses it all ends up and can only look back in anguish. That was one lethal blow and Pakistan slipping here 105/4
    31.3 That's such a bizzarre way to get out. Sweeps wonderfully past short fine leg and watches as the ball races away towards the fence, Upul Tharanga dives full length and pulls off a fine save, the batsmen complete two and call for the third but there's a misunderstanding and Malik is standed halfway down, the ball is fired into the wicketkeeper and the simplest of run-outs completed. The umpires check if it's a four or not but Tharanga's save is deemed fine, Malik has to go 137/5
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    34
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    214.70
    Extras
    10 (lb 1, nb 5, w 4)
    TOTAL
    239/5 (42 Overs, RR: 5.69)
    Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Imran Nazir, 9.1 ov), 2-84 (Yasir Hameed, 18.5 ov), 3-88 (Salman Butt, 20.4 ov), 4-105 (Mohammad Yousuf, 25.5 ov), 5-137 (Shoaib Malik, 31.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MF Maharoof814715.87318004
    SL Malinga915305.88325121
    MKDI Amerasinghe723104.42295020
    TM Dilshan30903.00100000
    HMCM Bandara1016916.90316400
    ST Jayasuriya502905.80123000

Match Details

Toss

Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0

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Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-19.30 Interval 19.30-20.15, Second Session 20.15-23.45

Match days

18 May 2007 - night match (50-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

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