Pakistan in Sri Lanka ODI Series - 5th ODI

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

5.6

Kulasekara to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, Hafeez's horror tour continues. He has played completely down the wrong line. Falling over too. No feet movement. Pitched up just outside off, Hafeez drives, away from the body, presenting the gate. The inswinger bursts through that gate, and hits the off stump

Mohammad Hafeez b Kulasekara 6 (28m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

Pakistan 22/1   Imran Farhat 15* (23b 2x4)   KMDN Kulasekara 3-0-10-1

18.1

Perera to Imran Farhat, OUT, against the run of play. Farhat has thrown it away. Have Pakistan let Sri Lanka back in? First ball of the Powerplay, short and straight, and Farhat has pulled it about 10 feet to the right of the only man deep on the leg side. Chandimal accepts it gleefully at deep midwicket. Perera's touch of gold continues. Nevertheless a good innings from Farhat

Imran Farhat c Chandimal b Perera 56 (80m 63b 9x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

Pakistan 82/2   Azhar Ali 19* (33b 2x4)   NLTC Perera 1.1-0-6-1

25.1

Mendis to Azhar Ali, OUT, Mendis strikes. He has been flighting the ball, and has benefitted. Tossed generously wide outside off, Ali doesn't quite get to the pitch of it, drives in front of the body, and is caught at short cover

Azhar Ali c Thirimanne b Mendis 30 (84m 49b 3x4 0x6) SR: 61.22

Pakistan 113/3   Asad Shafiq 17* (26b 2x4)   BMAJ Mendis 1.1-0-4-1

32.5

Mathews to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, makes room again, Mathews pitches short, Misbah pushes to short cover and runs. Shafiq starts slightly late but runs hard. Thirimanne, despite a taped knee, swoops on it, and flicks it under-arm to catch Shafiq short by a frame. Is fielding the biggest difference between these teams?

Asad Shafiq run out 38 (68m 46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 82.60

Pakistan 146/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 12* (26b)   AD Mathews 8.5-0-32-0

42.6

Mendis to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, slog-sweep, and caught at deep midwicket. Mendis has bowled really well. Doesn't give them any pace to work with. Bowled at 73ks, Misbah has to wait and wait, and doesn't get the timing right. Caught at deep midwicket

Misbah-ul-Haq c Perera b Mendis 32 (79m 48b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Pakistan 207/5   Umar Akmal 38* (39b 5x4 1x6)   BMAJ Mendis 8-0-25-2

46.4

Kulasekara to Shahid Afridi, OUT, full toss, and Afridi has picked out deep midwicket to perfection. This is a poor result for Pakistan. This is exactly the delivery you want at death, but Afridi has hit it off the lowest fourth of the bat, and Mahela doesn't have to move an inch at deep midwicket

Shahid Afridi c Jayawardene b Kulasekara 9 (15m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Pakistan 229/6   Umar Akmal 51* (53b 5x4 2x6)   KMDN Kulasekara 8.4-1-48-2

49.4

Malinga to Sohail Tanvir, OUT, another leading edge from Tanvir, this time Tharanga runs in towards the 30-yard circle and takes the catch

Sohail Tanvir c Tharanga b Malinga 11 (14m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Pakistan 244/7   Umar Akmal 54* (60b 5x4 2x6)   SL Malinga 9.4-1-49-1
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Jun 18, 2012

Angelo Mathews secured victory with two balls to spare Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, June 18, 2012

Angelo Mathews secured victory with two balls to spare

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Jun 18, 2012

Angelo Mathews and Nuwan Kulasekara celebrate a hard-fought victory, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, June 18, 2012

Angelo Mathews and Nuwan Kulasekara celebrate a hard-fought victory

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