Warid Cricket Series, 3rd ODI: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, May 22, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 115 runs
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
22 May 2007 - night match (50-over match)
  Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c †Kamran Akmal b Iftikhar Anjum 40 37 6 0 108.10
12.2 Anjum is on fire. Teasing line, full and outside off, moving away off the seam and Tharanga is sucked into drive, on the up, but ends up nicking it behind. Big wicket. Tharanga looked in complete command there. 73/2
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya b Iftikhar Anjum 19 29 2 1 65.51
10.1 Gotcha! He has chopped it on to the stumps! Disaster gatecrashes into the Sri Lankan party. It landed on a length, outside off and shaped back in, Jayasuriya went for a cut, was cramped for room as the ball nipped back in, got an inside-edge and on to the stumps. 62/1
View dismissal CK Kapugedera c †Kamran Akmal b Iftikhar Anjum 15 30 2 0 50.00
18.3 Anjum takes out another one. Short and well outside off stump, Kapudgedera's eyes lit up at the width offered and he went for an expansive cut but edges it behind and Akmal took a good diving catch to his left. 101/3
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* b Mohammad Hafeez 83 81 7 2 102.46
41.2 tossed up around the off stump, Jayawardene goes down on one knee and tries to slog sweep over mid-wicket, misses it completely and ball hits the middle stump 225/4
View dismissal LPC Silva b Abdur Rehman 64 87 4 0 73.56
45.4 And now Silva falls. Death by aggression. Charges down the track, and Rehman quickly drags back the length and sends it outside off stump and Silva tried to play it across the line, gets a inside-edge and it crashes into the furniture. 252/7
View dismissal MF Maharoof c & b Mohammad Hafeez 10 9 0 1 111.11
43.5 Hafeez gets his revenge. Serves a low full-toss, on the stumps, and Maharoof drives uppishly, to the left of Hafeez who dives to take it. SL lose their fifth wicket. 240 for 5. 240/5
View dismissal KS Lokuarachchi c Salman Butt b Mohammad Asif 2 5 0 0 40.00
44.4 Loku falls. It was full in length, around off stump, Lokuarachchi steps down the track, flicks, in the air and straight to deep midwicket. 244/6
TM Dilshan not out 28 14 3 1 200.00
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene run out (Iftikhar Anjum/†Kamran Akmal) 2 2 0 0 100.00
46.1 from Mohammad Asif, brilliant fielding off the boundary and Prasanna Jayawardene is in trouble, TV Umpire called in and given out...came back for a two but Rao had moved quickly on the third man fence and threw flat and hard 258/8
View dismissal SL Malinga run out (Fawad Alam/†Kamran Akmal) 11 10 1 0 110.00
49.6 from Iftikhar Anjum, sloged to leg and a run out as they try to come back for a suicidal second run... but Sri Lanka finish with a decent total 296/8
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 9, nb 4) 22
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 296 (5.92 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket Mohammad Asif 10 1 76 1 7.60 (3nb)
44.4 to Lokuarachchi, Loku falls. It was full in length, around off stump, Lokuarachchi steps down the track, flicks, in the air and straight to deep midwicket. 244/6
  Najaf Shah 10 1 59 0 5.90 (1nb, 1w)
View wickets Iftikhar Anjum 10 0 53 3 5.30 (3w)
10.1 to Jayasuriya, Gotcha! He has chopped it on to the stumps! Disaster gatecrashes into the Sri Lankan party. It landed on a length, outside off and shaped back in, Jayasuriya went for a cut, was cramped for room as the ball nipped back in, got an inside-edge and on to the stumps. 62/1
12.2 to Tharanga, Anjum is on fire. Teasing line, full and outside off, moving away off the seam and Tharanga is sucked into drive, on the up, but ends up nicking it behind. Big wicket. Tharanga looked in complete command there. 73/2
18.3 to Kapugedera, Anjum takes out another one. Short and well outside off stump, Kapudgedera's eyes lit up at the width offered and he went for an expansive cut but edges it behind and Akmal took a good diving catch to his left. 101/3
View wicket Abdur Rehman 10 0 44 1 4.40 (1w)
45.4 to Silva, And now Silva falls. Death by aggression. Charges down the track, and Rehman quickly drags back the length and sends it outside off stump and Silva tried to play it across the line, gets a inside-edge and it crashes into the furniture. 252/7
View wickets Mohammad Hafeez 10 0 55 2 5.50
41.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, tossed up around the off stump, Jayawardene goes down on one knee and tries to slog sweep over mid-wicket, misses it completely and ball hits the middle stump 225/4
43.5 to Maharoof, Hafeez gets his revenge. Serves a low full-toss, on the stumps, and Maharoof drives uppishly, to the left of Hafeez who dives to take it. SL lose their fifth wicket. 240 for 5. 240/5
  Pakistan innings (target: 297 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Salman Butt b Maharoof 2 9 0 0 22.22
2.2 Eary jhatka for Pakistan. Early blow ie. It landed on a length, around the off stump line, Salman initially looked to play but wanted to leave it alone at the last minute. Too late. It collided with the inside-edge and disturbed the furniture. 5/1
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez run out (Dilshan) 34 43 7 0 79.06
11.6 from Fernando, mix-up in the middle and Dilshan hits the stumps direct from point, brillaint fielding that is out. Dilshan slipped while collecting the ball and still had the prescence of mind to throw the the stumps 61/1
View dismissal Yasir Hameed c Kapugedera b Fernando 22 27 4 0 81.48
13.2 Fernando strikes, hits the pitch hard and suprises Hameed, who tries to pull, with some extra pace. The ball balloons up in the air and could have been caught by about five people. Sri Lanka are right on top. 66/3
View dismissal Mohammad Yousuf lbw b Fernando 5 8 1 0 62.50
15.2 out...full-length delivery catches Yousuf on the crease, clever change of length and a good fast delivery. This is turning out to be a really fine spell of bowling from Fernando. 68/4
Shoaib Malik* not out 79 85 4 4 92.94
View dismissal Fawad Alam c & b Fernando 0 1 0 0 0.00
15.3 brilliant return catch, taking nonchantly by Fernando in his follow through. Soft dismissal off a low full toss. Pakistan are now in disarray. 68/5
View dismissal Kamran Akmal run out (Malinga) 2 3 0 0 66.66
16.1 Malinga to Shoaib Malik, full length delivery and firm drive straight back to Malinga who deflects it onto his stumps...unfortunate dismissal 70/6
View dismissal Abdur Rehman b Lokuarachchi 10 41 1 0 24.39
28.4 bowled through the gate as the ball turns back sharply, also bowled a little quicker, going onto hit the top of middle and off stump. Another one bites the dust 114/7
View dismissal Iftikhar Anjum c †HAPW Jayawardene b Lokuarachchi 18 37 2 0 48.64
40.3 top edges an attempted sweep and Prasanna Jayawardene is gifted a simple catch behind the stumps 166/8
View dismissal Mohammad Asif run out (Dilshan) 3 5 0 0 60.00
42.1 from Maharoof, square drive and Dilshan throws down the stumps again, this time at the non-striker's end. The umpire raises his finger and does not need help from the television umpire. Superb fielding from Dilshan who has hit the stumps frequently tonight 180/9
View dismissal Najaf Shah lbw b Maharoof 0 2 0 0 0.00
42.5 that's it, Maharoof wraps it up with an lbw that looked like it was missing off stump 181/10
Extras (lb 1, w 1, nb 4) 6
  Total (all out; 42.5 overs) 181 (4.22 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets MF Maharoof 8.5 0 43 2 4.86 (3nb, 1w)
2.2 to Salman Butt, Eary jhatka for Pakistan. Early blow ie. It landed on a length, around the off stump line, Salman initially looked to play but wanted to leave it alone at the last minute. Too late. It collided with the inside-edge and disturbed the furniture. 5/1
42.5 to Najaf Shah, that's it, Maharoof wraps it up with an lbw that looked like it was missing off stump 181/10
  SL Malinga 8 0 33 0 4.12 (1nb)
View wickets CRD Fernando 7 1 20 3 2.85
13.2 to Yasir Hameed, Fernando strikes, hits the pitch hard and suprises Hameed, who tries to pull, with some extra pace. The ball balloons up in the air and could have been caught by about five people. Sri Lanka are right on top. 66/3
15.2 to Mohammad Yousuf, out...full-length delivery catches Yousuf on the crease, clever change of length and a good fast delivery. This is turning out to be a really fine spell of bowling from Fernando. 68/4
15.3 to Fawad Alam, brilliant return catch, taking nonchantly by Fernando in his follow through. Soft dismissal off a low full toss. Pakistan are now in disarray. 68/5
  TM Dilshan 4 0 19 0 4.75
View wickets KS Lokuarachchi 10 1 32 2 3.20
28.4 to Abdur Rehman, bowled through the gate as the ball turns back sharply, also bowled a little quicker, going onto hit the top of middle and off stump. Another one bites the dust 114/7
40.3 to Iftikhar Anjum, top edges an attempted sweep and Prasanna Jayawardene is gifted a simple catch behind the stumps 166/8
  ST Jayasuriya 5 0 33 0 6.60

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Series - Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-1
ODI debuts - Fawad Alam and Najaf Shah (Pakistan)
Player of the match - CRD Fernando (Sri Lanka)
Players of the series - DPMD Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) and Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
Umpires - MR Benson (England) and RB Tiffin (Zimbabwe)
TV umpire - SL Shastri (India)
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - Farid Malik

Match Notes


    • Sri Lanka innings
    • Sri Lanka 50 in 7.3 overs
    • Sri Lanka 100 in 17.3 overs
    • Sri Lanka 150 in 28.4 overs
    • Sri Lanka 200 in 37.4 overs
    • Sri Lanka 250 in 45.3 overs
    • Pakistan innings
    • Pakistan 50 in 8.5 overs
    • Pakistan 100 in 25.5 overs
    • Pakistan 150 in 37.1 overs
 
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