Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Pallekele, Jun 7, 2012
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 47 balls remaining) (D/L method)
7 June 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

Umar Gul to Dilshan, OUT, Dilshan can keep his appointment. This is the fifth or sixth attempt he has tried to get out. This time he succeeds, though. Short of a length, on the stumps, Dilshan stays in the crease, and wants to send it to Kandy. Nowhere near the pitch of it, and expectedly skies it up for Ajmal at mid-on. As I said, Twenty20s are over

TM Dilshan c Saeed Ajmal b Umar Gul 5 (18m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

Sri Lanka 8/1   DPMD Jayawardene 2* (16b)   Umar Gul 2.1-0-2-1

Umar Gul to Jayawardene, OUT, No need for replays here. Jayawardene is gone lbw. Gul has been bowling this one-off inducker every over. This one starts around the sixth-stump line, beats Jayawardene's inside edge, and hits him in front of middle and leg. No forward stride, so hardly any way for the ball to travel. Would have hit leg stump

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Umar Gul 3 (31m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.00

Sri Lanka 12/2   KC Sangakkara 0* (9b)   Umar Gul 3.1-1-2-2

Umar Gul to Chandimal, OUT, Timber. Nothing shot really. Short of a length, no room, and he wants to punch it. The seam movement back into him, and the extra bounce do for him. Dragged on

LD Chandimal b Umar Gul 0 (12m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 23/3   KC Sangakkara 0* (15b)   Umar Gul 4.4-1-12-3

Mohammad Sami to Sangakkara, OUT, here's the good Sami. Full outswinger, 137ks, near yorker, and hits his toe in front of leg. Umpire Reifell gives him. Sanga is not happy at all. He reckons this is headed down leg. A touch-and-go decision: not big stride down the wicket, hit full in front of leg, anybody's guess after that

KC Sangakkara lbw b Mohammad Sami 9 (46m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 29.03

Sri Lanka 40/4   WU Tharanga 3* (8b)   Mohammad Sami 0.4-0-0-1

Mohammad Sami to Mathews, OUT, Sami is on fire here. Good outswinger. Full delivery, on off, holds its line, Mathews plays a loose drive from the back foot, edges it low and flat, and Misbah collects it clean as a whistle at first slip

AD Mathews c Misbah-ul-Haq b Mohammad Sami 0 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sri Lanka 41/5   WU Tharanga 3* (14b)   Mohammad Sami 1.3-1-1-2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tharanga, OUT, Tharanga has missed this by a country mile. Charges at Hafeez, who bowls full and straight. Tharanga swings around the off-stump line, and this takes out the middle stump

WU Tharanga b Mohammad Hafeez 10 (51m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.03

Sri Lanka 56/6   HDRL Thirimanne 7* (16b)   Mohammad Hafeez 3.2-1-5-1

Mohammad Hafeez to Perera, OUT, lovely follow-up delivery. After the big sharp offbreak, he follows with the straighter delivery. Pitched outside off, angling in, hits him in front of off, would have hit the stumps, and he has been given out. Except that he also got a big inside edge before the ball hit the pad. Perera lets out a cry, but has to walk off

NLTC Perera lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 17 (29m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.51

Sri Lanka 81/7   HDRL Thirimanne 13* (32b)   Mohammad Hafeez 7.3-2-15-2

Mohammad Sami to Kulasekara, OUT, they finally catch one. Sami refuses to give them driving length. Stays back of a length, and Kula just swings at it, hoping for the best. Ends up skying it to Tanvir at third man, who catches it knee-high

KMDN Kulasekara c Sohail Tanvir b Mohammad Sami 18 (53m 46b 0x4 0x6) SR: 39.13

Sri Lanka 131/8   HDRL Thirimanne 38* (71b 2x4)   Mohammad Sami 5.4-2-15-3





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