Pakistan in Sri Lanka T20I Series - 1st T20I

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 37 runs

12.1

Saeed Ajmal to Thirimanne, 1 run, starts off very wide outside off from around the stumps, slapped away to deep point

12.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, turning in at 93.9 kph on middle, punched to extra cover

12.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, gets down on a knee for a big sweep, but misses, not called a wide

12.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, no run, cramped for room as it spins in quickly on middle and leg, punched to the bowler

12.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mathews, OUT, it is not easy to hit Ajmal anytime, even harder to go after him under the pressure of T20, Angelo tries to slog with the turn, this one is bowled slightly slower, and strikes the stumps after going past Angelo's swipe

AD Mathews b Saeed Ajmal 9 (31m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.00

12.6

Saeed Ajmal to Lokuarachchi, 1 run, full ball swept neatly from outside off to fine leg

Sri Lanka 66/5   Saeed Ajmal 1-0-2-1

14.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lokuarachchi, 1 run, length ball dropped behind point for one

14.2

Saeed Ajmal to Thirimanne, no run, tries to reverse sweep this one with the spin, but it goes under the bat-swing

14.3

Saeed Ajmal to Thirimanne, FOUR, width again, and Thirimanne connects this time, slices hard behind point

14.4

Saeed Ajmal to Thirimanne, 1 run, driven down to long on

14.5

Saeed Ajmal to Lokuarachchi, 1 run, swept with the spin down to fine leg

14.6

Saeed Ajmal to Thirimanne, 1 run, chipped in the air wide of long off

Sri Lanka 77/5   Saeed Ajmal 2-0-10-1

16.1

Saeed Ajmal to Lokuarachchi, OUT, he's not collected cleanly, but now Ansar hits the stumps with an underarm lob, they were going for a sharp single after a soft push on the off side, batsman dived at the other end, the lower end of his bat was in the air, and he was consequently out of the crease marginally, as the bails came off

KS Lokuarachchi run out 11 (11m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

16.2

Saeed Ajmal to Thirimanne, OUT, connects well with the reverse sweep but hits it straight to Gul at short third man, he takes a sharp catch as he tumbles to the ground, it was a quick doosra from Ajmal just outside off

HDRL Thirimanne c Umar Gul b Saeed Ajmal 30 (32m 25b 5x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

16.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, 1 run, pushed off the front foot to long off

16.4

Saeed Ajmal to Perera, no run, leading edge almost carries to the bowler, bounces in front of him, it was a tossed up offbreak this time, he wanted to work it to leg

16.5

Saeed Ajmal to Perera, no run, quicker one pushed back to the bowler

16.6

Saeed Ajmal to Perera, 1 run, chops an attempted cut past the lone slip

Sri Lanka 91/7   Saeed Ajmal 3-0-12-2

18.1

Saeed Ajmal to Perera, 2 runs, down the track and pushed down the ground, fumble at long off allows them the second

18.2

Saeed Ajmal to Perera, 1 run, that was close to being a run out, Perera was a touch late in plonking his bat down, seemed to have got his bat just in time as there was a direct hit

18.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, 1 leg bye, advanced out, gets into a tangle with the offbreak, but ends up getting a run as he drags the ball down the pitch with his body as he runs

18.4

Saeed Ajmal to Perera, 1 run, tries to get underneath the full ball but it was in the blockhole and he can only hit it to long off

18.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kulasekara, 1 leg bye, misses as he looks to sweep from outside off, a run to short third man

18.6

Saeed Ajmal to Perera, FOUR, Perera gets one away, low full toss, he bashes it straight down the ground

Sri Lanka 116/7   Saeed Ajmal 4-0-20-2
Series Results
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota - Jun 3, 2012
Pakistan won by 23 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota - Jun 1, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 37 runs
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Jun 1, 2012

Mahela Jayawardene shakes Mohammad Hafeez's hand, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Hambantota

Mahela Jayawardene shakes Mohammad Hafeez's hand

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Jun 1, 2012

Shahid Afridi fell cheaply in Pakistan's chase, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Hambantota

Shahid Afridi fell cheaply in Pakistan's chase

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