Asia Cup, 1st Match: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Fatullah, Feb 25, 2014
Asia Cup - 1st match
Sri Lanka won by 12 runs
Played at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah (neutral venue)
25 February 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MDKJ Perera c †Umar Akmal b Umar Gul 14 29 26 3 0 53.84
7.3 he has his man this time. Edged through to the keeper! The cross-seamer generates a bit more bounce and the angle away from him is just perfect. And that is enough to snare the outside edge of Kusal's poking bat. It was in that length where he was still wondering whether to go forward or back even as he nicks off. Easy catch to Akmal behind the stumps 28/1
View dismissal HDRL Thirimanne b Saeed Ajmal 102 155 110 11 1 92.72
35.2 off stump is knocked back! Was he playing inside the line there? Yep, but that was because Ajmal gets this fuller delivery to turn just enough. It was a loose drive taking the bat away from his body as he stayed rooted outside leg stump and perishes. Ajmal has his hands raised in triumph. 204/3
View dismissal KC Sangakkara c Ahmed Shehzad b Umar Gul 67 103 65 8 0 103.07
31.5 short ball and pulled straight to midwicket. Gul strikes totally against the run of play. It was short and it had enough width to merit an aggressive stroke, but his balance was more on the front foot which foils his timing 189/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene b Shahid Afridi 13 33 19 0 0 68.42
38.5 the star man does it again! Chops onto his off stump! Looks for that late cut once again, but this one comes in at him. Mahela is thoroughly deceived as he gets a thick nick onto off stump. Misbah is grinning the largest I have ever seen him 224/4
AD Mathews* not out 55 62 50 5 1 110.00
View dismissal NLTC Perera c Ahmed Shehzad b Shahid Afridi 6 16 9 0 0 66.66
42.1 heaved away to deep midwicket and he has holed out! The spinners are bringing Pakistan back into this big time. Afridi exults after duping the batsman with a wrong 'un. Thisara was forced to slog against the turn and he cannot beat the man on the boundary 245/5
View dismissal PC de Silva run out (Ahmed Shehzad) 2 5 2 0 0 100.00
43.3 Junaid Khan to Mathews, this time the stumps are broken and de Silva was not even in the frame. Another yes-no situation as Mathews edges this to point. Shehzad was quick on the ball, took aim and does brilliantly. Sri Lanka are losing the plot here 251/6
LD Chandimal not out 19 27 19 2 0 100.00
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 8) 18
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 296 (5.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Mohammad Hafeez 9 0 54 0 6.00 27 7 1
View wickets Umar Gul 8 0 38 2 4.75 29 5 0 (2w)
7.3 to MDKJ Perera, he has his man this time. Edged through to the keeper! The cross-seamer generates a bit more bounce and the angle away from him is just perfect. And that is enough to snare the outside edge of Kusal's poking bat. It was in that length where he was still wondering whether to go forward or back even as he nicks off. Easy catch to Akmal behind the stumps 28/1
31.5 to Sangakkara, short ball and pulled straight to midwicket. Gul strikes totally against the run of play. It was short and it had enough width to merit an aggressive stroke, but his balance was more on the front foot which foils his timing 189/2
  Junaid Khan 9 0 61 0 6.77 21 7 0 (2w)
  Bilawal Bhatti 4 0 27 0 6.75 9 3 0
View wicket Saeed Ajmal 10 0 50 1 5.00 26 3 1
35.2 to Thirimanne, off stump is knocked back! Was he playing inside the line there? Yep, but that was because Ajmal gets this fuller delivery to turn just enough. It was a loose drive taking the bat away from his body as he stayed rooted outside leg stump and perishes. Ajmal has his hands raised in triumph. 204/3
View wickets Shahid Afridi 10 0 56 2 5.60 24 4 0 (2w)
38.5 to Jayawardene, the star man does it again! Chops onto his off stump! Looks for that late cut once again, but this one comes in at him. Mahela is thoroughly deceived as he gets a thick nick onto off stump. Misbah is grinning the largest I have ever seen him 224/4
42.1 to NLTC Perera, heaved away to deep midwicket and he has holed out! The spinners are bringing Pakistan back into this big time. Afridi exults after duping the batsman with a wrong 'un. Thisara was forced to slog against the turn and he cannot beat the man on the boundary 245/5
  Pakistan innings (target: 297 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Sharjeel Khan c Mathews b Lakmal 26 30 23 4 1 113.04
6.1 and claims a wicket straight away! Struck too high on the bat as he went to pull and has given mid-on a very simple catch. Shortish delivery just a touch outside off stump does the trick as Sharjeel falls on his own sword 28/1
View dismissal Ahmed Shehzad b de Silva 28 62 37 4 0 75.67
12.3 first wicket in ODIs and he has fooled Shehzad all ends up! He was plying for turn, but this just keeps going on with the arm. Sneaks between pat and pad and disturbs the stumps. Wonderful strike as his team-mates mob him 77/2
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Mathews 18 37 19 2 0 94.73
13.3 length ball on off stump, plays all over the shop and he's struck plumb in front! Angled in at him but still he should have presented a straight bat. But he went for the flick through midwicket and pays the price. And that's drinks as well 83/3
View dismissal Sohaib Maqsood c de Silva b Senanayake 17 42 27 1 0 62.96
23.3 that is perhaps the worst ball to cause a wicket. Senanayake knows it as he offers a wry, almost apologetic smile to the batsman, who is thoroughly distraught. He had dragged this halfway down the pitch and Maqsood had an age to line up and has carted this right down the throat of deep midwicket. He was scratchy at best, but this is truly a sorry way to go 121/4
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Senanayake b Malinga 73 128 84 4 2 86.90
44.6 this time Misbah cannot resist! Holed out at deep square leg! Malinga, you beauty! Two wickets in the over, but neither off particularly good balls. But still he has changed the game! It was a length ball and he swung with all his might, but it sunk right down the throat of the fielder. Taps the incoming batsman on the back to give him some support 254/7
View dismissal Umar Akmal c †Sangakkara b Lakmal 74 76 72 7 3 102.77
42.3 nicked off to the keeper, Lakmal gets Akmal! It was the cross-seamer again, on a length and outside off stump. He was in a roll and just couldn't stop himself as he goes for a massive drive on the up but only manages an outside edge. Punches the air in sweet revenge, but Pakistan have done the hard yards 242/5
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c Chandimal b Malinga 4 11 7 0 0 57.14
44.4 slapped straight to short cover and Chandimal has held on, despite possible injury to his hand. Ample room outside off and the shot was on, but he cannot find the gap. Chandimal is forced off his feet by the power in this shot and though it went straight at him at stomach-height, this is a blinder! 252/6
View dismissal Bilawal Bhatti b Malinga 18 27 13 2 0 138.46
48.5 five-for for Malinga as he uproots the off stump. Sri Lanka win! Bhatti was making extravagant room outside off and Malinga saw red. Hurled the yorker at the stumps and beats Bhatti's intended carve over the off side. Terrible ploy considering they still had an over left and Malinga was the main threat. 284/10
View dismissal Umar Gul c de Silva b Malinga 2 9 6 0 0 33.33
46.5 leading edge and it is caught at point! Three for Malinga and all he had to do here was keep it tight on middle. Gul was looking for the flick through square leg. Was into the shot too early and skies it towards point where Chaturanga de Silva just about holds on. Oh, Pakistan... 262/8
View dismissal Saeed Ajmal lbw b Malinga 10 9 4 2 0 250.00
48.2 full and straight and he traps Ajmal in front. That's his fourth and this is the best of the lot. An indipping yorker on leg stump sneaks under the Ajmal's flicking bat and that might just have crashed into leg stump 281/9
Junaid Khan not out 1 4 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 3, w 10) 13
  Total (all out; 48.5 overs) 284 (5.81 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SL Malinga 9.5 0 52 5 5.28 32 7 0 (1w)
44.4 to Shahid Afridi, slapped straight to short cover and Chandimal has held on, despite possible injury to his hand. Ample room outside off and the shot was on, but he cannot find the gap. Chandimal is forced off his feet by the power in this shot and though it went straight at him at stomach-height, this is a blinder! 252/6
44.6 to Misbah-ul-Haq, this time Misbah cannot resist! Holed out at deep square leg! Malinga, you beauty! Two wickets in the over, but neither off particularly good balls. But still he has changed the game! It was a length ball and he swung with all his might, but it sunk right down the throat of the fielder. Taps the incoming batsman on the back to give him some support 254/7
46.5 to Umar Gul, leading edge and it is caught at point! Three for Malinga and all he had to do here was keep it tight on middle. Gul was looking for the flick through square leg. Was into the shot too early and skies it towards point where Chaturanga de Silva just about holds on. Oh, Pakistan... 262/8
48.2 to Saeed Ajmal, full and straight and he traps Ajmal in front. That's his fourth and this is the best of the lot. An indipping yorker on leg stump sneaks under the Ajmal's flicking bat and that might just have crashed into leg stump 281/9
48.5 to Bilawal Bhatti, five-for for Malinga as he uproots the off stump. Sri Lanka win! Bhatti was making extravagant room outside off and Malinga saw red. Hurled the yorker at the stumps and beats Bhatti's intended carve over the off side. Terrible ploy considering they still had an over left and Malinga was the main threat. 284/10
View wickets RAS Lakmal 9 1 65 2 7.22 30 9 2
6.1 to Sharjeel Khan, and claims a wicket straight away! Struck too high on the bat as he went to pull and has given mid-on a very simple catch. Shortish delivery just a touch outside off stump does the trick as Sharjeel falls on his own sword 28/1
42.3 to Umar Akmal, nicked off to the keeper, Lakmal gets Akmal! It was the cross-seamer again, on a length and outside off stump. He was in a roll and just couldn't stop himself as he goes for a massive drive on the up but only manages an outside edge. Punches the air in sweet revenge, but Pakistan have done the hard yards 242/5
View wicket SMSM Senanayake 9 0 47 1 5.22 25 2 2
23.3 to Sohaib Maqsood, that is perhaps the worst ball to cause a wicket. Senanayake knows it as he offers a wry, almost apologetic smile to the batsman, who is thoroughly distraught. He had dragged this halfway down the pitch and Maqsood had an age to line up and has carted this right down the throat of deep midwicket. He was scratchy at best, but this is truly a sorry way to go 121/4
View wicket PC de Silva 10 1 56 1 5.60 32 5 0 (2w)
12.3 to Ahmed Shehzad, first wicket in ODIs and he has fooled Shehzad all ends up! He was plying for turn, but this just keeps going on with the arm. Sneaks between pat and pad and disturbs the stumps. Wonderful strike as his team-mates mob him 77/2
  NLTC Perera 6 0 36 0 6.00 14 2 1
View wicket AD Mathews 5 1 25 1 5.00 17 1 1 (1w)
13.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, length ball on off stump, plays all over the shop and he's struck plumb in front! Angled in at him but still he should have presented a straight bat. But he went for the flick through midwicket and pays the price. And that's drinks as well 83/3

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Points - Sri Lanka 4, Pakistan 0
ODI debut - PC de Silva (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - SL Malinga (Sri Lanka)
Umpires - JD Cloete (South Africa) and BNJ Oxenford (Australia)
TV umpire - Anisur Rahman
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - Masudur Rahman

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 24, KC Sangakkara 23, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 86/1 in 17.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 45, KC Sangakkara 23)
    • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 19.1 overs (115 balls), Extras 6
    • HDRL Thirimanne: 50 off 56 balls (6 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 98 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 50, KC Sangakkara 38, Ex 13)
    • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 26.2 overs (158 balls), Extras 15
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 50 balls (6 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 138 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 71, KC Sangakkara 65, Ex 14)
    • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 199/2 in 34.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 100, DPMD Jayawardene 3)
    • HDRL Thirimanne: 100 off 107 balls (11 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 34.1 overs (205 balls), Extras 15
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 29 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 42.4 overs (256 balls), Extras 18
    • AD Mathews: 50 off 48 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 296/6 in 50.0 overs (AD Mathews 55, LD Chandimal 19)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 55 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (59 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 83/3 in 13.3 overs (Sohaib Maqsood 2)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 18.5 overs (113 balls), Extras 10
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 28.5 overs (173 balls), Extras 10
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (Misbah-ul-Haq 19, Umar Akmal 30, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 180/4 in 34.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 44, Umar Akmal 36)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 33 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 62 balls (3 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 37.5 overs (227 balls), Extras 11
    • Umar Akmal: 50 off 61 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 103 balls (Misbah-ul-Haq 45, Umar Akmal 56, Ex 2)
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 43.6 overs (264 balls), Extras 12
 
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