Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    not out
    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
    19 (b 1, lb 7, nb 6, w 5)
    215 all out (39.5 Overs, RR: 5.39)
    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)
    Mohammad Asif10.005925.9021
    Mohammad Sami6.012724.5001
    Umar Gul3.503829.9102
    Shoaib Malik10.004614.6032
    Shahid Afridi10.003733.7000

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan led the 3-match series 2-0

Player of the match

Match number


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

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

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee