Sri Lanka tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st T20I: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DSC), Dec 11, 2013
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
11 December 2013 - night match (20-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal TM Dilshan c Ahmed Shehzad b Sohail Tanvir 7 9 8 1 0 87.50
1.6 once again Tanvir offers width and this time Dilshan is unlucky as he cuts this one uppishly to point, with the fielder moving quickly to his right to hold on to the catch. First wicket down and a big one as Dilshan can potentially be a dangerous commodity at the top 9/1
View dismissal MDKJ Perera lbw b Saeed Ajmal 15 30 16 0 1 93.75
5.6 plays all around this one that turns in to Kusal as Ajmal gets him stranded on the front foot, with Ajmal shouting a loud appeal, which the umpire confirms soon after 41/2
View dismissal LD Chandimal* lbw b Shahid Afridi 22 36 22 3 0 100.00
9.1 traps him in front on the first ball as Chandimal plays inside the line, with the ball rapping the front pad. This one drifted just a bit to lull Chandimal into a false sense of security as he looked to defend 59/3
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Shahid Afridi b Saeed Ajmal 21 30 22 1 0 95.45
13.4 and Sangakkara throws away his wicket to give Ajmal 400 international wickets. Looking to up the ante in these later overs, Sangakkara dances down to loft Ajmal, with the intention of going over extra-cover, but instead hits it directly to short cover, who holds the catch 84/4
View dismissal AD Mathews c Sharjeel Khan b Sohail Tanvir 50 43 34 5 1 147.05
19.2 Mathews looks for a huge six over midwicket, but this one just stays inside for Sharjeel Khan, stationed at deep midwicket, to hold on to the steepler 142/5
HDRL Thirimanne not out 23 29 16 1 1 143.75
NLTC Perera not out 2 2 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (w 5) 5
  Total (5 wickets; 20 overs) 145 (7.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Mohammad Hafeez 4 0 24 0 6.00 7 0 1
View wickets Sohail Tanvir 4 0 34 2 8.50 9 3 1 (1w)
1.6 to Dilshan, once again Tanvir offers width and this time Dilshan is unlucky as he cuts this one uppishly to point, with the fielder moving quickly to his right to hold on to the catch. First wicket down and a big one as Dilshan can potentially be a dangerous commodity at the top 9/1
19.2 to Mathews, Mathews looks for a huge six over midwicket, but this one just stays inside for Sharjeel Khan, stationed at deep midwicket, to hold on to the steepler 142/5
  Usman Khan 1 0 9 0 9.00 3 1 0 (2w)
  Bilawal Bhatti 3 0 23 0 7.66 7 3 0
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 4 0 35 2 8.75 5 3 1 (1w)
5.6 to MDKJ Perera, plays all around this one that turns in to Kusal as Ajmal gets him stranded on the front foot, with Ajmal shouting a loud appeal, which the umpire confirms soon after 41/2
13.4 to Sangakkara, and Sangakkara throws away his wicket to give Ajmal 400 international wickets. Looking to up the ante in these later overs, Sangakkara dances down to loft Ajmal, with the intention of going over extra-cover, but instead hits it directly to short cover, who holds the catch 84/4
View wicket Shahid Afridi 4 0 20 1 5.00 9 1 0 (1w)
9.1 to Chandimal, traps him in front on the first ball as Chandimal plays inside the line, with the ball rapping the front pad. This one drifted just a bit to lull Chandimal into a false sense of security as he looked to defend 59/3
  Pakistan innings (target: 146 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Sharjeel Khan c Dilshan b NLTC Perera 34 49 31 3 0 109.67
10.3 Sharjeel looking to stand and deliver again as he clubs this one straight into the air. This goes quite high up as Dilshan steadies himself at long-on, and after failing on the first take, is able to roll and clutch on to the rebound before it hits the ground with his right arm. Excellent recovery after it looked like he may spill it 69/2
View dismissal Ahmed Shehzad c Thirimanne b Senanayake 4 12 9 0 0 44.44
2.2 tosses this one outside off as Shehzad takes the bait with a lofted drive through the cover region, but Thirimanne, stationed at short cover, makes a goalkeeper-like reflex catch to his left, and is able to hold on to the chance after hitting the ground. What a stunner from Thirimanne, and with that Sri Lanka have their first wicket 12/1
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez* lbw b Mendis 32 41 27 2 1 118.51
11.3 Mendis fires a quicker one on middle as Hafeez gets down on one knee to sweep this through the leg side. Mendis like this straight away as soon as the ball thuds into the front pad, with the umpire taking a bit of time before confirming the decision 76/3
View dismissal Umar Akmal run out (Mendis) 5 9 3 1 0 166.66
11.4 Mendis to Sohaib Maqsood, and Maqsood straight away hits this back at the bowler, with Mendis getting a finger on it before it richochets onto the non-striker's stumps. Umar Akmal looks guilty out there as the umpire calls for the third umpire. Looks like the fingers did get a touch on the ball, and Umar did seem to be backing up too much as he fails to get his bat down before the ball knocks over the bails. And it is given out! That is the fourth wicket down for Pakistan, and from being 69 for 1, they have now crashed to 76 for 4 76/4
View dismissal Sohaib Maqsood lbw b Malinga 13 29 9 1 1 144.44
16.1 Malinga adds another twist to the tail as he delivers a slower yorker bang on middle which Maqsood is late on, with the umpire raising the finger. They check for the no-ball, but he was fine 117/6
View dismissal Umar Amin c Chandimal b Malinga 8 12 9 1 0 88.88
14.1 Rameez Raja waxing lyrical about Amin and what does the southpaw do? He only goes ahead and lofts this straight into the hands of Chandimal, at silly mid-off, who takes a good low catch. Pakistan are slowly slipping here, even though the equation is still very much in their favour 96/5
Shahid Afridi not out 39 30 20 2 3 195.00
View dismissal Bilawal Bhatti c NLTC Perera b Malinga 10 15 8 1 0 125.00
18.5 Bhatti clears the front leg, looking to belt this out of Dubai Sports City, but instead succeeds in hitting this one straight up in the air. Thisara calls for the catch, even though Sanga is close with the gloves, and manages to hold on to the skier, with a nice roll to finish it off 139/7
Sohail Tanvir not out 0 3 0 0 0 -
Extras (nb 1) 1
  Total (7 wickets; 19.1 overs) 146 (7.61 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SL Malinga 4 0 26 3 6.50 9 2 0 (1nb)
14.1 to Umar Amin, Rameez Raja waxing lyrical about Amin and what does the southpaw do? He only goes ahead and lofts this straight into the hands of Chandimal, at silly mid-off, who takes a good low catch. Pakistan are slowly slipping here, even though the equation is still very much in their favour 96/5
16.1 to Sohaib Maqsood, Malinga adds another twist to the tail as he delivers a slower yorker bang on middle which Maqsood is late on, with the umpire raising the finger. They check for the no-ball, but he was fine 117/6
18.5 to Bilawal Bhatti, Bhatti clears the front leg, looking to belt this out of Dubai Sports City, but instead succeeds in hitting this one straight up in the air. Thisara calls for the catch, even though Sanga is close with the gloves, and manages to hold on to the skier, with a nice roll to finish it off 139/7
  KMDN Kulasekara 3.1 0 30 0 9.47 8 1 3
View wicket SMSM Senanayake 3 0 14 1 4.66 7 1 0
2.2 to Ahmed Shehzad, tosses this one outside off as Shehzad takes the bait with a lofted drive through the cover region, but Thirimanne, stationed at short cover, makes a goalkeeper-like reflex catch to his left, and is able to hold on to the chance after hitting the ground. What a stunner from Thirimanne, and with that Sri Lanka have their first wicket 12/1
View wicket BAW Mendis 4 0 29 1 7.25 9 2 1
11.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, Mendis fires a quicker one on middle as Hafeez gets down on one knee to sweep this through the leg side. Mendis like this straight away as soon as the ball thuds into the front pad, with the umpire taking a bit of time before confirming the decision 76/3
  AD Mathews 2 0 20 0 10.00 3 1 1
View wicket NLTC Perera 3 0 27 1 9.00 4 4 0
10.3 to Sharjeel Khan, Sharjeel looking to stand and deliver again as he clubs this one straight into the air. This goes quite high up as Dilshan steadies himself at long-on, and after failing on the first take, is able to roll and clutch on to the rebound before it hits the ground with his right arm. Excellent recovery after it looked like he may spill it 69/2

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to field
Series - Pakistan led the 2-match series 1-0
T20I debut - Usman Khan (Pakistan)
Player of the match - Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
Umpires - Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) and Shozab Raza (Pakistan)
TV umpire - Zameer Haider (Pakistan)
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - Ahmed Shahab (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 7.6 overs (48 balls), Extras 4
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 5
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 32 balls (AD Mathews 31, HDRL Thirimanne 22, Ex 1)
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 33 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 145/5 in 20.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 23, NLTC Perera 2)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (52 balls), Extras 1
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (Sharjeel Khan 26, Mohammad Hafeez 27, Ex 0)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 14.5 overs (90 balls), Extras 1
 
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