Warid Cricket Series, 2007 / Wicket commentary

Warid Cricket Series - 2nd ODI

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Pakistan won by 98 runs

5.4

Fernando to Imran Nazir, OUT, first strike! Fernando pitches it fuller and straighter, and Nazir plays all around it as it nipped in a touch

Imran Nazir b Fernando 17 (14b 4x4 0x6) SR: 121.42

Pakistan 45/1   Salman Butt 21* (21b 4x4)   CRD Fernando 2.4-0-20-1

22.2

Bandara to Yasir Hameed, OUT, got 'em! Bandara persists with this well looped up deliveries, tossing one out the back of the hand, landing it on about leg stump, and Hameed, after playing so well to get to his half-century, just tamely chips it back to Bandara for the softest of dismissals

Yasir Hameed c & b Bandara 50 (53b 7x4 0x6) SR: 94.33

Pakistan 143/2   Salman Butt 66* (69b 11x4)   HMCM Bandara 2.2-0-12-1

26.6

Bandara to Salman Butt, OUT, he strikes again! Like the delivery to Hameed a while back, Bandara perseveres with a tossed up ball on leg stump, and Butt, so fluent all innings, just chips this back in the air to give the bowler his second simple catch

Salman Butt c & b Bandara 74 (81b 11x4 0x6) SR: 91.35

Pakistan 167/3   Mohammad Yousuf 11* (16b 1x4)   HMCM Bandara 5-0-24-2

32.3

Bandara to Shoaib Malik, OUT, and he gets a third! Call it a rush of blood to the head, but Malik dances down the track, no doubt eyeing the vacant leg side, Bandara sees him coming, pushes it in a bit faster, beating his charge and the ball thuds into the top of middle and leg, big, big wicket that

Shoaib Malik b Bandara 27 (19b 2x4 1x6) SR: 142.10

Pakistan 207/4   Mohammad Yousuf 24* (30b 2x4)   HMCM Bandara 7.3-0-47-3

37.2

Dilshan to Kamran Akmal, OUT, good stuff from Sri Lanka, madness from Pakistan! Dilshan tosses it up on leg stump, Akmal shuffles and turns it to short fine leg, and from the other end Yousuf harries down the track only to see his partner frantically wave him back, Warnapura swoops in, collects it, and fires a good throw back to Dilshan, who whips off the bails with Yousuf nowhere in the frame!

Mohammad Yousuf run out 37 (45b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.22

Pakistan 233/5   Kamran Akmal 12* (14b 1x4)   TM Dilshan 7.2-0-41-0

38.5

Maharoof to Shahid Afridi, OUT, no boom boom from big man Afridi today! Maharoof gets him to flash his bat at a fuller one outside off stump, draws the leading edge that skies up in the air to deep cover, where Bandara, running in, dives forward and takes a very good low catch! Great effort!

Shahid Afridi c Bandara b Maharoof 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Pakistan 237/6   Kamran Akmal 15* (19b 1x4)   MF Maharoof 6.5-0-33-1

45.5

Maharoof to Kamran Akmal, OUT, the fun ends for him this time though, as he slaps a slow full toss outside off stump in the air to Dilshan at backward point, who takes a simple chance

Kamran Akmal c Dilshan b Maharoof 38 (46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 82.60

Pakistan 276/7   Abdul Razzaq 9* (15b)   MF Maharoof 8.5-0-49-2

48.6

Maharoof to Mohammad Sami, OUT, all over! Sami has another heave at one full on middle stump, fails to connect and hears the rattle of timber behind him, but well played

Mohammad Sami b Maharoof 22 (12b 3x4 1x6) SR: 183.33

Pakistan 308/8   Abdul Razzaq 16* (23b)   MF Maharoof 10-0-65-3

49.2

Fernando to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, cleaned up by yet another slower delivery that pitches on leg stump, as Razzaq swings across the line and loses his leg stump

Abdul Razzaq b Fernando 16 (25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 64.00

Pakistan 308/9   Umar Gul 0* (0b)   CRD Fernando 9.2-0-66-2
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Sri Lanka won by 115 runs
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May 20, 2007

The sun sets on fans watching the second ODI, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Abu Dhabi, 20 May 2007

The sun sets on fans watching the second ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan

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May 20, 2007

Pakistan celebrate their win, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Abu Dhabi, May 20, 2007

Pakistan celebrate their win

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