• BATSMEN
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    27 he strikes again! Like the delivery to Hameed a while back, Bandara perseveres with a tossed up ball on leg stump, and Butt, so fluent all innings, just chips this back in the air to give the bowler his second simple catch 167/3
    5.4 first strike! Fernando pitches it fuller and straighter, and Nazir plays all around it as it nipped in a touch 45/1
    22.2 got 'em! Bandara persists with this well looped up deliveries, tossing one out the back of the hand, landing it on about leg stump, and Hameed, after playing so well to get to his half-century, just tamely chips it back to Bandara for the softest of dismissals 143/2
    37.2 good stuff from Sri Lanka, madness from Pakistan! Dilshan tosses it up on leg stump, Akmal shuffles and turns it to short fine leg, and from the other end Yousuf harries down the track only to see his partner frantically wave him back, Warnapura swoops in, collects it, and fires a good throw back to Dilshan, who whips off the bails with Yousuf nowhere in the frame! 233/5
    32.3 and he gets a third! Call it a rush of blood to the head, but Malik dances down the track, no doubt eyeing the vacant leg side, Bandara sees him coming, pushes it in a bit faster, beating his charge and the ball thuds into the top of middle and leg, big, big wicket that 207/4
    45.5 the fun ends for him this time though, as he slaps a slow full toss outside off stump in the air to Dilshan at backward point, who takes a simple chance 276/7
    38.5 no boom boom from big man Afridi today! Maharoof gets him to flash his bat at a fuller one outside off stump, draws the leading edge that skies up in the air to deep cover, where Bandara, running in, dives forward and takes a very good low catch! Great effort! 237/6
    49.2 cleaned up by yet another slower delivery that pitches on leg stump, as Razzaq swings across the line and loses his leg stump 308/9
    49 all over! Sami has another heave at one full on middle stump, fails to connect and hears the rattle of timber behind him, but well played 308/8
    not out
    0
    0
    0
    0
    -
    not out
    5
    4
    1
    0
    125.00
    Extras
    26 (lb 5, nb 4, w 17)
    TOTAL
    313/9 (50 Overs, RR: 6.26)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    PDRL Perera10.026706.7041
    CRD Fernando10.007127.1031
    MF Maharoof10.006536.5001
    HMCM Bandara10.005635.6001
    TM Dilshan10.004904.9010
    Fall of wickets:1-45 (Imran Nazir, 5.4 ov), 2-143 (Yasir Hameed, 22.2 ov), 3-167 (Salman Butt, 26.6 ov), 4-207 (Shoaib Malik, 32.3 ov), 5-233 (Mohammad Yousuf, 37.2 ov), 6-237 (Shahid Afridi, 38.5 ov), 7-277 (Kamran Akmal, 45.5 ov), 8-308 (Mohammad Sami, 48.6 ov), 9-308 (Abdul Razzaq, 49.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    18.4 Tharanga falls, two short of a fifty, sweeping one on leg stump, with a thick top-edge, to Nazir at short fine leg 113/3
    5.1 Sami! He strikes with a nasty inswinger, which Kapugedera drives at with zero footwork, and it beats him for pace and movement to shatter middle stump 37/1
    8.4 now Asif joins the fun, dismissing Warnapura on debut with one that's fuller, pitching in line with off stump, and getting it to come in and catch him somewhat deep in the crease in front of middle stump, and umpire Tiffen has little hesitation in raising the dreaded finger 49/2
    35.2 good change to bring back Asif, it would seem, and with that big wicket Sri Lanka's last hope fades! Jayawardene goes for a pull to one that he should've come forward to, missing it completely as it nips in off a good length and knocks back middle stump 188/7
    26.3 Afridi gets another, forcing Silva to shimmy down the track and chip one straight down Razzaq's throat at long-on, he just went through with the aerial shot and found the man positioned right there 153/4
    31.4 and the captain gets one, pushing one through faster and extracting sharp turn from the surface, and Dilshan, who's gone back trying to drive, gets hit on the pad in front of the stumps, a very, very loud appeal is upheld 172/5
    32.2 well, if he's not biffing runs, he's getting wickets at Abu Dhabi, is this man Afridi, who gets a third with a ripping flipper that drifts up, and then zooms in to strikeJayawardene on the full in front of middle and leg, and umpire Tiffen agrees with everyone in green who appeals 176/6
    38.2 and he's gone, looping up a well disguised slow, full delivery straight to Butt at cover 205/8
    39.4 he too falls, pulling Gul straight to Hameed at midwicket, and this match is almost over 215/9
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    39.5 and he goes first ball, playing all over a full and straight delivery that crashes into middle stump as Sri Lanka go down by 98 runs 215/10
    Extras
    19 (b 1, lb 7, nb 6, w 5)
    TOTAL
    215 all out (39.5 Overs, RR: 5.39)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Mohammad Asif10.005925.9021
    Mohammad Sami6.012724.5001
    Umar Gul3.503829.9102
    Shoaib Malik10.004614.6032
    Shahid Afridi10.003733.7000
    Fall of wickets:1-37 (CK Kapugedera, 5.1 ov), 2-49 (SM Warnapura, 8.4 ov), 3-113 (WU Tharanga, 18.4 ov), 4-153 (LPC Silva, 26.3 ov), 5-172 (TM Dilshan, 31.4 ov), 6-176 (HAPW Jayawardene, 32.2 ov), 7-188 (DPMD Jayawardene, 35.2 ov), 8-205 (MF Maharoof, 38.2 ov), 9-215 (HMCM Bandara, 39.4 ov), 10-215 (PDRL Perera, 39.5 ov)