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    2.2 Eary jhatka for Pakistan. Early blow ie. It landed on a length, around the off stump line, Salman initially looked to play but wanted to leave it alone at the last minute. Too late. It collided with the inside-edge and disturbed the furniture. 5/1
    12 mix-up in the middle and Dilshan hits the stumps direct from point, brillaint fielding that is out. Dilshan slipped while collecting the ball and still had the prescence of mind to throw the the stumps 61/1
    13.2 Fernando strikes, hits the pitch hard and suprises Hameed, who tries to pull, with some extra pace. The ball balloons up in the air and could have been caught by about five people. Sri Lanka are right on top. 66/3
    15.2 out...full-length delivery catches Yousuf on the crease, clever change of length and a good fast delivery. This is turning out to be a really fine spell of bowling from Fernando. 68/4
    not out
    15.3 brilliant return catch, taking nonchantly by Fernando in his follow through. Soft dismissal off a low full toss. Pakistan are now in disarray. 68/5
    16.1 full length delivery and firm drive straight back to Malinga who deflects it onto his stumps...unfortunate dismissal 70/6
    28.4 bowled through the gate as the ball turns back sharply, also bowled a little quicker, going onto hit the top of middle and off stump. Another one bites the dust 114/7
    40.3 top edges an attempted sweep and Prasanna Jayawardene is gifted a simple catch behind the stumps 166/8
    42.1 square drive and Dilshan throws down the stumps again, this time at the non-striker's end. The umpire raises his finger and does not need help from the television umpire. Superb fielding from Dilshan who has hit the stumps frequently tonight 180/9
    42.5 that's it, Maharoof wraps it up with an lbw that looked like it was missing off stump 181/10
    6 (lb 1, nb 4, w 1)
    181 all out (42.5 Overs, RR: 4.22)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Salman Butt, 2.2 ov), 2-61 (Mohammad Hafeez, 11.6 ov), 3-66 (Yasir Hameed, 13.2 ov), 4-68 (Mohammad Yousuf, 15.2 ov), 5-68 (Fawad Alam, 15.3 ov), 6-70 (Kamran Akmal, 16.1 ov), 7-114 (Abdur Rehman, 28.4 ov), 8-166 (Iftikhar Anjum, 40.3 ov), 9-180 (Mohammad Asif, 42.1 ov), 10-181 (Najaf Shah, 42.5 ov)
    MF Maharoof8.504324.8613
    SL Malinga8.003304.1201
    CRD Fernando7.012032.8500
    TM Dilshan4.001904.7500
    KS Lokuarachchi10.013223.2000
    ST Jayasuriya5.003306.6000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-1

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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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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