ICC World Twenty20, 16th Match, Group F: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Sep 17, 2007
ICC World Twenty20 - 16th match, Group F
Pakistan won by 33 runs
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
17 September 2007 - night match (20-over match)

We're moments away from Sri Lanka's chase. Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya will open the innings. Jayasuriya copped a hammering while bowling and will want to return the favour in equal measure, if not more. He will be up against the wily Mohammad Asif who has a sizable target to defend. It promises to be an eventful ride ...

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run, excellent ball to start with, on a good length on middle stump, angling across the left-hander from over the wicket, the ball stops on Tharanga who drives uppishly to cover

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, OUT, caught! Asif pitches just short of a length, Tharanga tries to pull against the angle of the ball and gets a top edge that flies straight to Umar Gul at third man, Pakistan strike and Sri Lanka haven't scored yet

WU Tharanga c Umar Gul b Mohammad Asif 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Kumar Sangakkara is the next man in but will be at the non-striker's end.

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, no run, defended solidly on the front foot back to Asif

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, Jayasuriya tries to pull this time but the angle across the left-hander makes it a difficult shot to play, he lobs it into the gap at midwicket for two runs

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, dropped! Jayasuriya plays a half-hearted pull shot to a good length ball, once again the top edge flies high in the air, Tanvir runs back from short fine leg but doesn't even get close to what should have been a relatively comfortable catch, big let off for Jayasuriya

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pushed towards cover point for a single

End of over 1 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 5/1 (185 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 9.73)

    • ST Jayasuriya 5 (4b)
    • KC Sangakkara 0 (0b)
    • Mohammad Asif 1-0-5-1

Shoail Tanvir has been given the ball. He will be bowling to the man he just dropped, Jayasuriya.

1.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jayasuriya, OUT, bowled him! What a comeback! Tanvir bowls the yorker on off stump, Jayasuriya tries to play across the line and gets clean bowled, Tanvir makes up for his dropped catch and completes a terrible match for Jayasuriya

ST Jayasuriya b Sohail Tanvir 5 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

1.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, no run, pitches outside off stump from over the wicket and slants the ball away from Jayawardene who lets it go

1.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, no run, another one slants away from Jayawardene who doesn't move his feet while trying to cut and gets beaten

1.4

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, no run, another one pitches outside off stump and moves away from Jayawardene, that was measured at 129 kmh but he seems far quicker

1.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene drives away from his body and gets a thick outside edge that falls just short of Hafeez who dives forward at point

1.6

Sohail Tanvir to Sangakkara, no run, good length ball on off stump, Sangakkara strides forward and drives to Afridi at cover

Super start from Tanvir, one run and a wicket off his first over.

End of over 2 (1 run) Sri Lanka 6/2 (184 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 10.22)

    • KC Sangakkara 0 (1b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 1 (4b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 1-0-1-1
    • Mohammad Asif 1-0-5-1
2.1

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, no run, good length ball angles into Jayawardene's middle stump, he moves on to the front foot and defends back to the bowler

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, 1 run, the ball jags back sharply into Jayawardene from off stump, he has to hurry and plays a glance off his hips behind square

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, Sangakkara waits on the back foot and defends a short of a length delivery towards cover, Jayawardene takes a few paces down from the non-striker's end but Sangakkara sends him back

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, no run, hits a good length on off stump and seams away from the left-hander off the pitch, Sangakkara shoulders arms

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, 2 runs, Asif induces the outside edge with a good length ball that rose sharply, Sangakkara tried to fend it down behind point but was lucky as the edge flew wide off first slip to Gul at third man

Second slip comes into place.

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, SIX, Sangakkara steps down the track and moves towards leg to make room, he frees his arms and throws his bat at a length delivery and slashes it over the backward point boundary

End of over 3 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 15/2 (175 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 10.29)

    • KC Sangakkara 8 (5b 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 2 (6b)
    • Mohammad Asif 2-0-14-1
    • Sohail Tanvir 1-0-1-1
3.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene tries to back away and hits through the off side but gets beaten by the angle across him

3.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene backs away this time and tries to pull, Tanvir bangs it in short and is far too quick for Jayawardene who has to bail out of the shot

3.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene defends a good length ball on off stump with soft hands towards short cover and responds to Sangakkara's call for a single

3.4

Sohail Tanvir to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara uses the angle into him to play the ball off his pads through backward square leg

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, 1 wide, that was wide down leg side, Jayawardene tries to help it down to fine leg but misses

3.5

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, 4 leg byes, once again he pitches on leg stump, Jayawardene wanted to move towards leg but changed his mind, the ball brushes the thigh pad and runs past short fine leg for four

3.6

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, 2 runs, too straight from Tanvir, Jayawardene moves across his stumps and flicks behind square for two more

End of over 4 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 24/2 (166 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 10.37)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 5 (11b)
    • KC Sangakkara 9 (6b 1x6)
    • Sohail Tanvir 2-0-6-1
    • Mohammad Asif 2-0-14-1

Both teams were identically placed after four overs, at 24 for 2.

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, FOUR, Asif drops too short, giving Sangakkara time to move back in his crease and pull the ball to the backward square leg boundary

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, 1 run, this time Sangakkara backs away a fraction and runs the ball down to third man for a single

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene moves towards the off side and opens the face of the bat to collect a single to third man

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, 1 wide, the attempted slower ball goes terribly wrong and Asif concedes a wide down leg side

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, FOUR, that that says Sangakkara! He times the charge down the pitch superbly, and blasts the cover drive for four, that was hit powerfully

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Sangakkara, OUT, bowled and how! Sangakkara tries to pull a short of a length ball, he doesn't make contact and gets hit on the pad, the ball bounces off the pad, hits his arms and dislodges a bail, Sangakkara swings his bat in disappointment

KC Sangakkara b Mohammad Asif 18 (21m 10b 2x4 1x6) SR: 180.00

Chamara Silva comes in at No 5.

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Silva, no run, Asif picthes outside off stump and cuts the ball back sharply into Silva who moves back and defends towards cover

End of over 5 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 35/3 (155 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 10.33)

    • LPC Silva 0 (1b)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 6 (12b)
    • Mohammad Asif 3-0-25-2
    • Sohail Tanvir 2-0-6-1
5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, 1 wide, pitches wide outside off stump and moves further away from Jayawardene, a wide is called

5.1

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene moves across his stumps, gets inside the line of a leg-stump delivery and nudges the ball off his hips for a boundary to fine leg, the fielder was place at short fine leg

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, 1 wide, another extremely wide wide outside off stump, Jayawardene tries to slash it over point but wasn't close to making contact

5.2

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, no run, this one pitches on middle and off and slants across Jayawardene who pokes at it and gets beaten

5.3

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, 1 run, excellent fielding from Hafeez who dives to his right at point and stops a well-timed cut from Jayawardene

5.4

Sohail Tanvir to Silva, no run, Siilva hardly moves his feet and tries to play the ball through the off side, he gets beaten by the sharp angle across him

5.5

Sohail Tanvir to Silva, 1 run, Silva doesn't move his feet again and hangs his bat out at the ball outside off stump, the outside edge goes to third man on the bounce

5.6

Sohail Tanvir to Jayawardene, SIX, Jayawardene backs away towards leg stump, Tanvir follows him with a full ball and Jayawardene flicks off his pads over the long-leg boundary, the ball is superbly caught but by a spectator in the stands

End of over 6 (14 runs) Sri Lanka 49/3 (141 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 8.16, RRR: 10.07)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 17 (16b 1x4 1x6)
    • LPC Silva 1 (3b)
    • Sohail Tanvir 3-0-20-1
    • Mohammad Asif 3-0-25-2
6.1

Mohammad Asif to Silva, FOUR, Silva moves towards the off side and short-arm pulls Asif to the deep square leg boundary

6.2

Mohammad Asif to Silva, FOUR, expertly timed, Silva makes room and uses the width to cut a good length ball past backward point for four more

6.3

Mohammad Asif to Silva, 1 no ball, Asif over-steps and drifts down leg side as well, Silva has a free hit coming up, he cannot be out in any other way than run out

6.3

Mohammad Asif to Silva, SIX, Asif bowls a short ball, Silva stands his ground and pulls, the top edge flies over Akmal's head and goes all the way, this is an expensive over from Asif

6.4

Mohammad Asif to Silva, (no ball) 1 run, another no-ball outside off stump, which Silva top-edges to third man, Jayawardene will be on strike for the free hit so Malik can change the field

6.4

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene moves towards the off side, Asif bowls outside off, Jayawardene tries to drive but gets an edge that runs past Akmal for another boundary

6.5

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, no run, defended towards point off the back foot

6.6

Mohammad Asif to Jayawardene, 1 run, the ball bounces sharply into Jayawardene from outside off stump, he adjusts well and opens the face to run the ball down to third man

22 runs came off that over, a poor end from Asif who bowled two no-balls and conceded ten off the free hits.

End of over 7 (22 runs) Sri Lanka 71/3 (119 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 10.14, RRR: 9.15)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 22 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • LPC Silva 16 (8b 2x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Asif 4-0-47-2
    • Sohail Tanvir 3-0-20-1

Hafeez replaces Tanvir.

7.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Jayawardene, 1 run, he runs in and just halts for a moment before delivering a full ball on middle stump, Jayawardene flicks through midwicket

7.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, FOUR, Silva moves across his stumps, gets down on one knee and sweeps past short fine leg for four

7.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 2 runs, Hafeez starts down leg side, Silva pushes the ball gently into the huge gap at square leg and gets two

7.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, no run, Silva strides forward and pushes the ball off his pads to midwicket

7.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, driven off the front foot to long-on for a single

7.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene moves towards the off side and slog sweeps Hafeez from off and middle stump to deep backward square leg where Butt moves to his right and fields

End of over 8 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 80/3 (110 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 9.16)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 24 (21b 2x4 1x6)
    • LPC Silva 23 (12b 3x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-9-0
    • Mohammad Asif 4-0-47-2

Malik is ringing the changes, here's Afridi to bowl his fast legspin.

8.1

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, starts off with a slower ball which Jayawardene tries to pull, he was early on the shot and top-edged it towards deep square leg where it falls safely in the outfield

8.2

Shahid Afridi to Silva, no run, Silva tries to drive but gets beaten outside off stump

8.3

Shahid Afridi to Silva, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket for a single

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene moves towards the off and pulls past square leg

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Silva, 1 run, driven off the front foot through cover for a quick single

8.6

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene backs away exposing all three stumps, Afridi bowls a quicker ball which Jayawardene cuts from middle stump to short third man

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 84/3 (106 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 9.33, RRR: 9.63)

    • DPMD Jayawardene 26 (24b 2x4 1x6)
    • LPC Silva 25 (15b 3x4 1x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-4-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-9-0
9.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, no run, Silva moves across his stumps and tries to slog sweep but misses and is hit on the pad

9.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, dropped short outside the off side, Silva backs away and cuts through point

9.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene drives the ball from the blockhole towards midwicket

9.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, Silva gets down on one knee and drives through midwicket

9.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene comes down the pitch but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, he cuts past point

9.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, no run, full toss driven hard but straight back to the bowler

End of over 10 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 88/3 (102 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.80, RRR: 10.20)

    • LPC Silva 27 (19b 3x4 1x6)
    • DPMD Jayawardene 28 (26b 2x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-13-0
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-4-0
10.1

Shahid Afridi to Jayawardene, OUT, caught at deep square leg! Jayawardene moves towards the off side and slog sweeps Afridi, Jayawardene doesn't get the distance to clear the boundary and Hafeez takes the catch just inside the boudnary

DPMD Jayawardene c Mohammad Hafeez b Shahid Afridi 28 (38m 27b 2x4 1x6) SR: 103.70

Dilshan is the new batsman.

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Silva, 1 run, driven to long-of for a single

10.3

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, width offered outside off stump, Dilshan drives powerfully but straight to cover

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, cut firmly off the back foot to Younis at point

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, slower ball from Afridi on middle and leg, played off the pads towards square leg

10.6

Shahid Afridi to Silva, no run, tossed up teasingly on off stump, Silva dabs it towards Younis at point

End of over 11 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 90/4 (100 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 8.18, RRR: 11.11)

    • LPC Silva 28 (21b 3x4 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 1 (3b)
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-6-1
    • Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-13-0
11.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 run, cut off the back foot to backward point

11.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 wide, Hafeez fires the quicker one down leg side and concedes a wide

11.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, driven through midwicket

11.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 run, driven off the front foot to long-on for a single

11.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, bowled full and quick, Silva forces the ball through midwicket off the back foot

11.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, SIX, Hafeez tosses the ball up a little, Dilshan gets underneath it and lofts the ball cleanly over the deep square leg boundary, that went miles in the air

11.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 run, he plays the reverse sweep from middle stump to short third man

End of over 12 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 102/4 (88 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.50, RRR: 11.00)

    • TM Dilshan 10 (7b 1x6)
    • LPC Silva 30 (23b 3x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-25-0
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-6-1
12.1

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, bowled flat into the blockhole on middle stump, driven off the front foot towards cover

12.2

Shahid Afridi to Silva, FOUR, Silva waits for the slower ball and pulls in front of deep midwicket where Hafeez dives on the line, gets a hand to it and palms the ball over the ropes

12.3

Shahid Afridi to Silva, no run, beaten by a quicker delivery outside the off stump

12.4

Shahid Afridi to Silva, FOUR, Afridi fires in a quicker ball outside off stump, Silva changes his shot at the last moment and opens the face to run the ball to the third man boundary

12.5

Shahid Afridi to Silva, OUT, bowled by the yorker! Afridi fires the ball in on middle stump, Silva moves across his stumps and tries to play through the leg side, he gets yorked and the ball hits middle stump

LPC Silva b Shahid Afridi 38 (30m 27b 5x4 1x6) SR: 140.74

Jehan Mubarak is the next man in. He smashed 46 off 13 balls against Kenya but this is a better bowling attack.

12.6

Shahid Afridi to Mubarak, 1 leg bye, Mubarak strides forward and gets hit on the pad, the ball runs past Akmal for a leg bye to short man

End of over 13 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 112/5 (78 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.61, RRR: 11.14)

    • J Mubarak 0 (1b)
    • TM Dilshan 11 (8b 1x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-15-2
    • Mohammad Hafeez 3-0-25-0

Gul comes into the attack for the first time in the innings.

13.1

Umar Gul to Mubarak, no run, bowled short of a length on middle stump, Mubarak tries to pull but doesn't make contact

13.2

Umar Gul to Mubarak, no run, once again Mubarak tries to play the pull to a ball that isn't short, he gets hit on the thigh

13.3

Umar Gul to Mubarak, OUT, caught! Mubarak goes for the attempted pull once again, the ball hurries on to him from a good length, Mubarak hits the ball with the high part of the bat and lobs a tame catch to Afridi at midwicket, Pakistan are squarely on top

J Mubarak c Shahid Afridi b Umar Gul 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Wijekoon is the next batsman.

13.4

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, Gul fires in a quick ball on middle stump, Dilshan backs away and drives towards mid-on

13.5

Umar Gul to Wijekoon, no run, Wijekoon tries to pull a fiery bouncer at 140kmh but gets beaten for pace

13.6

Umar Gul to Wijekoon, no run, he backs away this time and tries to hit through the off side, Gul beats him with the slower ball that just misses off stump

End of over 14 (1 run) Sri Lanka 113/6 (77 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.07, RRR: 12.83)

    • G Wijekoon 0 (2b)
    • TM Dilshan 12 (9b 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 1-0-1-1
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-15-2
14.1

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, dropped a fraction short outside off stump, Dilshan backs away and cuts to point

14.2

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, full ball on off stump, driven off the front foot to long-off

14.3

Shahid Afridi to Wijekoon, 1 wide, Afridi tosses one up outside leg stump, Wijekoon tries to play it past fine leg but misses

14.3

Shahid Afridi to Wijekoon, no run, flat-batted back to the bowler off the back foot

14.4

Shahid Afridi to Wijekoon, OUT, caught! Wijekoon tries to slog Afridi across the line towards the leg side, he gets a top edge that flies to Hafeez at point who takes an easy catch

G Wijekoon c Mohammad Hafeez b Shahid Afridi 0 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

14.5

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, no run, fired in quick outside the off stump, the batsman tries to cut but gets beaten

14.6

Shahid Afridi to Dilshan, 1 run, driven to long off for a single to end Afridi's spell, 3 for 18 off four overs, simply outstanding

End of over 15 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 116/7 (74 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 14.80)

    • TM Dilshan 14 (13b 1x6)
    • WPUJC Vaas 0 (0b)
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-18-3
    • Umar Gul 1-0-1-1
15.1

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan waits on the back foot and drives a full ball to long-off

15.2

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, not that short from Gul but Vaas tries to pull the ball, he mis-hits it to long-on

15.3

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan tries to play a cheeky paddle over short fine leg but Gul beats him with a slower ball outside off stump

15.4

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan moves his front foot out of the way and tries to smash the ball through the off side, he gets beaten by a good length ball once again

15.5

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, once again he clears his front foot out of the way and tries to drive through cover, Gul's length is perfect and the ball beats the bat

15.6

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, Gul finishes the over with a yorker which Dilshan drives towards cover

End of over 16 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 119/7 (71 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.43, RRR: 17.75)

    • TM Dilshan 16 (18b 1x6)
    • WPUJC Vaas 1 (1b)
    • Umar Gul 2-0-4-1
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-18-3

Sri Lanka need 71 from 24 balls, that's very tough.

16.1

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan moves across towards the off side, gets down one knee, and tries to paddle behind square leg, Tanvir bowls a slower ball outside off stump which bounces over Dilshan

16.2

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, 1 run, another slower ball outside off stump, Dilshan plays it down to Nazir at third man and they run two runs, the umpire signals one short

16.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, 1 wide, wide down leg side

16.3

Sohail Tanvir to Dilshan, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards deep cover

16.4

Sohail Tanvir to Vaas, no run, full ball angles into Vaas' leg stump, Vaas gets caught on the crease and gets hit on the pad

16.5

Sohail Tanvir to Vaas, 2 runs, just a fraction short, Vaas uses the angle coming into him, moves across his stumps and pulls through square leg

16.6

Sohail Tanvir to Vaas, 1 run, slow full toss outside off stump, Vaas mis-times it towards cover point

End of over 17 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 125/7 (65 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.35, RRR: 21.66)

    • WPUJC Vaas 4 (4b)
    • TM Dilshan 18 (21b 1x6)
    • Sohail Tanvir 4-0-26-1
    • Umar Gul 2-0-4-1

Sri Lanka need a whopping 65 from 18. The game's nearly up.

17.1

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, Gul fires in the yorker but it ends up as a low full toss which Vaas drives through midwicket, 31 balls since Sri Lanka hit their last boundary

17.2

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, sliced off the back foot to deep point where Tanvir picks up and sends it a rocket-like throw

17.3

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, Gul digs the bouncer in and Vaas manages to pull it over midwicket for a single

17.4

Umar Gul to Dilshan, no run, a short of a length slower ball outside off stump, Dilshan backs away and tries to cut but gets beaten by the lack of pace

17.5

Umar Gul to Dilshan, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Dilshan tries to swing it away through midwicket but gets an inside edge to long leg

17.6

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, Vaas pulls to Malik at midwicket and runs the single, had Malik hit at the bowler's end, Vaas was a goner

End of over 18 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 130/7 (60 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.22, RRR: 30.00)

    • WPUJC Vaas 7 (7b)
    • TM Dilshan 20 (24b 1x6)
    • Umar Gul 3-0-9-1
    • Sohail Tanvir 4-0-26-1
18.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Vaas, 1 run, full toss outside off stump from Hafeez, driven through covers for another single

18.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, SIX, full toss on middle stump, Dilshan swings and swings hard, he connects finally and sends the ball flying over deep square leg, that's the 150th six of the tournament

18.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, SIX, Dilshan gets down on one knee and slog sweeps another one over deep bckward square leg

18.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, 1 wide, Dilshan tries to reverse sweep but misses, Hafeez strays down leg side and a wide is given

18.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, SIX, dropped and six! Younis Khan drops the slog sweep on the boundary and the ball bounces off his hands and goes over the ropes

18.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dilshan, OUT, caught! Dilshan tries to hit the fourth six of the over but this time he doesn't get the elevation, Younis sprints to his right, slides and takes an excellent catch on the run

TM Dilshan c Younis Khan b Mohammad Hafeez 38 (33m 28b 0x4 4x6) SR: 135.71

18.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Vaas, 1 run, driven to long-on for a single

End of over 19 (21 runs) Sri Lanka 151/8 (39 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 39.00)

    • WPUJC Vaas 9 (9b)
    • SL Malinga 0 (0b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-46-1
    • Umar Gul 3-0-9-1

Sri Lanka need 39 off the last over which will be bowled by Gul.

19.1

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 wide, full ball down leg side, Vaas tries to move across his stumps and flick but misses

19.1

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Vaas pulls straight past the bowler for a single

19.2

Umar Gul to Malinga, 1 run, full ball angled into the right-hander, Malinga tries to make room but Gul followed him, pushed towards mid-on for a single

19.3

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, Vaas tries to pull a length ball but bottom-edges it next to the stumps, Malinga calls for the single, Akmal runs in and throws the ball at the bowler's end but misses the stumps

19.4

Umar Gul to Malinga, OUT, short ball outside off stump, Malinga backs away and tries to hit it with a flat bat down the ground, he lofts it towards long-off where Younis runs in and takes a well-judged catch

SL Malinga c Younis Khan b Umar Gul 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.5

Umar Gul to Vaas, no run, Gul bowls a yorker-length full toss on off stump, driven to cover

19.6

Umar Gul to Vaas, 1 run, that's it! Pakistan win two valuable Super Eight points, Vaas pulls the last ball, a slower one from Gul, to midwicket

Pakistan have won by 33 runs, a sizable margin that will boost their net run-rate as well. They have a net run-rate of 1.65 and are in second place after Australia.

Younis Khan is the Man of the Match for his extremely well-paced 51 after Sri Lanka had rocked the Pakistan top order. That's it from us at Cricinfo today, this is George Binoy signing off, Cheers.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 156/9 (34 runs required)

    • WPUJC Vaas 12 (13b)
    • CRD Fernando 0 (0b)
    • Umar Gul 4-0-14-2
    • Mohammad Hafeez 4-0-46-1
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