Pakistan in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)

1.3

Thushara to Nasir Jamshed, OUT, edged and taken at first slip! Poor shot from Jamshed, feet not moving as he fishes at a full delivery outside off stump, a real sucker of a shot, and Samaraweera gobbles it up in his lap, that was real catching practice

Nasir Jamshed c Samaraweera b Thushara 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Pakistan 9/1   Kamran Akmal 7* (6b 1x4)   T Thushara 0.3-0-2-1

15.2

Mathews to Kamran Akmal, OUT, similar ball, wide but perhaps a tad bit fuller, and this time it yields a wicket! Akmal stays back and looks to hammer the ball through the off side but its quicker and rises up and he gets a thin nick through to a gleeful Sangakkara

Kamran Akmal c †Sangakkara b Mathews 45 (65m 46b 7x4 0x6) SR: 97.82

Pakistan 80/2   Younis Khan 31* (43b 4x4)   AD Mathews 0.2-0-4-1

20.3

Fernando to Shoaib Malik, OUT, gone this time! Fernando lands a good short of a length ball around off stump that forces Malik onto the back foot, the ball gets some extra lift and takes the edge

Shoaib Malik c †Sangakkara b Fernando 12 (25m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Pakistan 101/3   Younis Khan 40* (56b 5x4)   CRD Fernando 5.3-1-21-1

21.2

Mathews to Younis Khan, OUT, aha, there's some poor calling and Younis has to go! Slower ball, middle and leg, drifting in, Younis comes forward and on-drives the ball down the ground, he calls for the quick single but its a poor decision as Thushara runs in from mid-on, collects in a flash and knocks down the stumps with Younis well short of the crease

Younis Khan run out 44 (90m 59b 6x4 0x6) SR: 74.57

Pakistan 107/4   Umar Akmal 2* (2b)   AD Mathews 3.2-0-16-1

32.6

Mathews to Fawad Alam, OUT, hello, thats a smart catch by Mathews to go with a useless shot from Fawad! Fawad comes out of his crease like a maniac, Mathews sees him and holds back the length and draws a top-edged pull, the ball pops up toward midwicket but Mathews call for it, never taking his eyes off the ball, and then dives full length to pluck a beauty

Fawad Alam c & b Mathews 13 (50m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 39.39

Pakistan 149/5   Umar Akmal 29* (39b 2x4)   AD Mathews 9-0-30-2

37.5

Muralitharan to Shahid Afridi, OUT, gone right through him! Murali holds back the length and slips in a straighter one that beats Afridi as he goes back and pushes down the wrong line, the ball kisses the top of leg stump and then Murali blows sweet nothings to send back Afridi, which he doesn't like and in return tells him the rendezvous point as he storms off

Shahid Afridi b Muralitharan 32 (18m 20b 5x4 0x6) SR: 160.00

Pakistan 190/6   Umar Akmal 38* (48b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 7.5-0-44-1

41.3

Muralitharan to Umar Akmal, OUT, now you take that, says Murali! Umar again waltzes out but this time swings across the line and misses the ball and hears the sound of timber, after which Murali is right up there in his ear with directions to the dressing room and what sightseeing to do in Dambulla

Umar Akmal b Muralitharan 66 (93m 65b 5x4 2x6) SR: 101.53

Pakistan 226/7   Abdul Razzaq 2* (5b)   M Muralitharan 9.3-0-64-2

46.6

Kulasekara to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, and he's gone, good catch by Mahela at extra cover, it is a fulltoss drilled towards Mahela who dives forward to give Kula his first wicket today

Abdul Razzaq c Jayawardene b Kulasekara 30 (39m 26b 1x4 2x6) SR: 115.38

Pakistan 266/8   Naved-ul-Hasan 12* (12b 1x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 9-0-67-1
Series Results
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Pakistan won by 132 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 7, 2009
Pakistan won by 146 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla - Aug 3, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla - Aug 1, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 38 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Dambulla - Jul 30, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 36 runs
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Aug 3, 2009

Younis Khan leads his team off the field after the defeat, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 3, 2009

Younis Khan leads his team off the field after the defeat

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Aug 3, 2009

Kumar Sangakkara exults after Sri Lanka win the game, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Dambulla, August 3, 2009

Kumar Sangakkara exults after Sri Lanka win the game

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