Warid Cricket Series, 2007 / Commentary

Warid Cricket Series - 3rd ODI

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won by 115 runs

Hi there. Welcome to the third ODI. Big news, that would give some relief to Sri Lankan fans, is that Shahid Afridi has been rested. Sri Lanka will bat first. The players are in the middle.

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run, Right on money. Full in length, just outside off and it keeps a tad low, Tharanga covers the off stump and shoulders arms

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run, fuller, on the middle and leg, flicked to square-leg

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run, in the zone outside off , leans forward, pushes to point

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run, on the middle line, straightens, Tharanga is bit late in leaning forward, gets a inside-edge to square-leg

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run, beaten In the corridor outside off, Tharanga has a lame poke and is beaten

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run, beaten again. Tharanga goes for a loose drive outside off but can't connect though

End of over 1 (maiden) Sri Lanka 0/0
WU Tharanga    0* (6b)      Mohammad Asif    1-1-0-0
ST Jayasuriya    0* (0b)     

1.1

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, no run, fullish, comes in and Jayasuriya is struck on the pad, going for a drive

Yasir : "Shahid Afridi is not playing and 50% pakistanis has lost interest in the match"

Arre! C'mon boss! Hang on ... Let's see what the rest do.

1.2

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, 1 no ball, on the off stump line, pushed to mid-off for a quick single

1.2

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, 1 run

1.3

Najaf Shah to Tharanga, no run

1.4

Najaf Shah to Tharanga, 1 run

1.5

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, no run

1.6

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, no run

End of over 2 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 3/0
ST Jayasuriya    1* (5b)      Najaf Shah    1-0-3-0
WU Tharanga    1* (8b)     

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, (no ball) FOUR, Crack. Full-pitched, on middle and leg and Tharanga eases forward, knives through the line, on the up, over mid-on.

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, FOUR, Another boundary. Streaky this time. Fullish, outside off and Tharanga frees his arms, gets a thickish outside edge and the ball flies past the slips and to the boundary

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, FOUR, Wallop. This time over cover. Full-pitched and outside off, Tharanga smokes it over extra cover for yet another boundary. Suddenly the runs are coming in a flood.

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, 2 runs, full and on the middle and leg, Tharanga flicks, gets a edge through the backward square leg

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, 2 runs, Asif shifts line, hurls on the off stump line but Tharanga is ready, eases it through extra cover region for couple of runs

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run

End of over 3 (17 runs) Sri Lanka 20/0
WU Tharanga    17* (15b 3x4)      Mohammad Asif    2-1-17-0
ST Jayasuriya    1* (5b)     

3.1

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, no run

3.2

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, no run

3.3

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, no run

3.4

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, no run, beaten cracker of a delivery. full in length, around off stump and it bounces even as Jayasuriya pushes his bat in defense and he is beaten comprehensively

3.5

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, no run, short in length, on the off stump line, Jayasuriya plays his favourite punch shot, straight to point

3.6

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Fullish, on the middle and leg, not the line to bowl at Jayasuriya who shuffles across and flicks it over midwicket.

End of over 4 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 24/0
ST Jayasuriya    5* (11b 1x4)      Najaf Shah    2-0-7-0
WU Tharanga    17* (15b 3x4)     

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, 1 run, length-delivery, on the stumps and Tharanga deflects it towards midwicket

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, no run, around the off stump area, Jayasuriya gets behind the line, pushes it towards cover. No chance of a run.

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, no run, again driven to cover. Jayasuriya is middling them well but straight to the fielders

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, fullish, on the legs, Jayasuriya tries to flick, misses and it runs off the pad towards fine-leg region

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, FOUR, full in length, around the off stump, moving away, Tharanga leans across, drives on the up and it races through the backward point region

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, turned past midwicket for couple of runs

End of over 5 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 32/0
WU Tharanga    24* (18b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    3-1-24-0
ST Jayasuriya    5* (14b 1x4)     

5.1

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short in length, around the off stump, pushed to point for a quick single

5.2

Najaf Shah to Tharanga, 1 run, on the hips, clipped away to fine leg for a single

5.3

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, no run

5.4

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, 1 run, short in length, on the middle and leg, Jayasuriya swivels, pulls it away towards square-leg, slight fumble there and they will get a run

5.5

Najaf Shah to Tharanga, no run

5.6

Najaf Shah to Tharanga, FOUR, Short and outside off and Tharanga helps himself to a boundary with a fiercely cut shot over point

End of over 6 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 39/0
WU Tharanga    29* (21b 5x4)      Najaf Shah    3-0-14-0
ST Jayasuriya    7* (17b 1x4)     

6.1

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, 1 run, leans forward, pushes a length-delivery to the off side for a quick single

6.2

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, 2 runs, on the off stump line, Asif drives, gets a inside-edge to fine-leg region for couple of runs

6.3

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run, full-pitched, on the middle line and Tharanga eases it back to the bowler

6.4

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, no run, And again.

6.5

Mohammad Asif to Tharanga, 1 leg bye

Azmat: "good decision about induction of youngers. best of luck pakistan"

Sri Lankans out there, happy with your team?

6.6

Mohammad Asif to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Asif continues to leak runs. Strange. full and on the legs, Jayasuriya leans forward, places it deftly past the short fine-leg fielder for a boundary

End of over 7 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 47/0
ST Jayasuriya    12* (19b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    4-1-31-0
WU Tharanga    31* (25b 5x4)     

7.1

Najaf Shah to Tharanga, no run, on a length, around off stump and Tharanga respects it by pushing it towards cover

7.2

Najaf Shah to Tharanga, 1 run, slightly shorter in length, around off again, Tharanga nudges it towards point for a single

7.3

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, SIX, Classic Jayasuriya. Short-arm pull for a six. Short in length, on the middle and leg and Jayasuriya mucles it over midwicket. Up ... up and over.

7.4

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, 5 wides, Jayasuriya tries to hustle the bowler, charges down the track and Najaf hurls it short and wide and it bounces over the 'keeper.

7.4

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, no run, sanity returns, fullish, on the middle, pushed back to the bowler.

7.5

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, no run, short in length, on the off stump line, Jayasuriya shapes to punch it through off side, gets a inside-edge to midwicket

7.6

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller, on the pads, Jayasuriya wants to flick it away, misses and it rolls over to the on side off the pads.

End of over 8 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 59/0
ST Jayasuriya    18* (23b 2x4 1x6)      Najaf Shah    4-0-26-0
WU Tharanga    32* (27b 5x4)     

Iftikhar Anjum will have a bowl now. Exactly what a feedbacker AHAD wanted. Happy now?! Saud Khan is also mystified by Asif' performance: "What on earth is wrong with Asif today? He has conceded more runs in 4 overs than he normally gives in 10 overs!!! Frustrating. Argh"

8.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Tharanga, no run, starts off right on target, on the middle stump line, defended back to the bowler

8.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Tharanga, 1 run, short in length, around the off stump, Tharanga drives but edges it past gully for a single

Zeeshan Khan is pining for Anwar Ali. "I would like to see Anwar Ali a promising young bowler who thrashed India U19 in the world cup final. He swings the ball as if he knows it by birth :)"

8.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayasuriya, no run, beaten Full in length, around the off stump, bounces over as Jayasuriya is beaten all hands up. Lovely nagging line from Anjum.

8.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayasuriya, no run, Short in length, outside off stump, Jayasuriya gets behind the line this time, on top of the bounce, pushes it to point

8.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayasuriya, no run, And again

8.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayasuriya, no run, again short but bit more width and Jayasuriya cuts to gully where Hafeez makes a diving stop

End of over 9 (1 run) Sri Lanka 60/0
ST Jayasuriya    18* (27b 2x4 1x6)      Iftikhar Anjum    1-0-1-0
WU Tharanga    33* (29b 5x4)     

9.1

Najaf Shah to Tharanga, no run, full in length, in the zone outside off, Tharanga drives to cover

9.2

Najaf Shah to Tharanga, no run

9.3

Najaf Shah to Tharanga, no run, on the off and middle line, driven back to the bowler

9.4

Najaf Shah to Tharanga, no run, shout for lbw. The ball came in the air and beat the intended drive and thudded into pad. But bit high on the pad and he survives

9.5

Najaf Shah to Tharanga, 1 run, short on the middle and leg, Tharanga pulls it away to the leg side

9.6

Najaf Shah to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Similar line and length, clipped away to midwicket for a single

End of over 10 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 62/0
ST Jayasuriya    19* (28b 2x4 1x6)      Najaf Shah    5-0-28-0
WU Tharanga    34* (34b 5x4)     

10.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Jayasuriya, OUT, 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.

ST Jayasuriya b Iftikhar Anjum 19 (29b 2x4 1x6) SR: 65.51

10.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, full-pitched ,on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

10.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, FOUR, bit of rubbish, full and on the legs, Kapugedera clears it away with a flick shot through midwicket

gullo kapalgera jaosana, from Sri Lanka, sends us this chuckle: "Anna! don't forget we reached finals in WC, I think we are pretty happy with our team, but they should try few youngsters too :) "

Aiya! Bang on Sir! I was just asking whether you guys ( Sri Lankan fans) are happy with the team, with the choice of the youngsters. No body was not taking a dig at the team's performance. Obviously several big guns are missing, due to county action.

10.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run

10.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, 1 run, length-delivery, on the middle and leg, turned down to fine-leg

10.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Tharanga, FOUR, full and well outside off, Tharanga goes for a drive through cover, gets a outside edge to thirdman boundary

End of over 11 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 71/1
WU Tharanga    38* (35b 6x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    2-0-10-1
CK Kapugedera    5* (4b 1x4)     

11.1

Najaf Shah to Kapugedera, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, pushed back down the track

11.2

Najaf Shah to Kapugedera, no run, lands on the off stump line, on a length, comes back in a touch, Kapugdera shapes to drive, gets a inside-edge on to the pad

11.3

Najaf Shah to Kapugedera, no run, driven to mid-off, no run

11.4

Najaf Shah to Kapugedera, no run, full, on the middle and leg, worked to mid-on

11.5

Najaf Shah to Kapugedera, no run, back-of-length delivery, around off stump, punched to cover

11.6

Najaf Shah to Kapugedera, no run, again the cover comes into play.

End of over 12 (maiden) Sri Lanka 71/1
CK Kapugedera    5* (10b 1x4)      Najaf Shah    6-1-28-0
WU Tharanga    38* (35b 6x4)     

12.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Tharanga, 2 runs, full in length, on the leg and middle line, deflected to midwicket

Moiz Siddiqui: "I am more interested in watching Fawwad Alam's play, considering he was declared the no.1 ODI prospect for Pakistan by many. Many are already calling him Michael Hussey of Pakistan, I want to see how he will live up to those expectations."

Hmm.... so much baggage already on the poor fella. Hype == Pressure.

12.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Tharanga, OUT, 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.

WU Tharanga c †Kamran Akmal b Iftikhar Anjum 40 (37b 6x4 0x6) SR: 108.10

12.3

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 wide, leaves outswinger alone

12.3

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

12.4

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good bounce and gentle swing, left alone by Jayawardene

12.4

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good bounce and gentle swing, left alone by Jayawardene

Quinton Raj: "I like the team. This series is not about winning but more about building for the future. However I have one complaint; I would have liked to see more of Warnapura (He seems like he has a lot of promise to be the next great Sri Lankan batsman)

12.5

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, left alone outside off stump

12.6

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, wide of off stump, Mahela not tempted...again

End of over 13 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 74/2
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (4b)      Iftikhar Anjum    3-0-13-2
CK Kapugedera    5* (10b 1x4)     

13.1

Najaf Shah to Kapugedera, no run, defensive push with open face

13.2

Najaf Shah to Kapugedera, 2 runs, outside edge races to third man boundary but a good tumbling stop saves a boundary

Quinton Raj: "I like the team. This series is not about winning but more about building for the future. However I have one complaint; I would have liked to see more of Warnapura (He seems like he has a lot of promise to be the next great Sri Lankan batsman)

13.3

Najaf Shah to Kapugedera, 2 runs, nicely cut behind square for another couple

13.4

Najaf Shah to Kapugedera, no run, left alone outside off stump

13.5

Najaf Shah to Kapugedera, FOUR, beautifully timed backfoot punch, finds the gap in the covers and races to the boundary

13.6

Najaf Shah to Kapugedera, no run, slower ball around the off stump, Kapugedera drives hard to mid-off

End of over 14 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 82/2
CK Kapugedera    13* (16b 2x4)      Najaf Shah    7-1-36-0
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (4b)     

14.1

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, backfoot defensive with soft hands, Kapugedera calls through for a quick single

14.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, solidly played into the covers, Kapugedera is looking in good touch

14.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, tight line and good length, defensive push

14.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, another correct-looking defensive stroke

14.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, wider delivery and kapugedera misses a cover drive

14.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, this time he shoulders arms and that the end of anothet good over

End of over 15 (1 run) Sri Lanka 83/2
CK Kapugedera    13* (21b 2x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    4-0-14-2
DPMD Jayawardene    1* (5b)     

Malik opts for the last powerplay. Mohammad Asif is brought back into the attack with Pakistan playing just three fast bowlers in this game.

Long wait here for the sightscreens

15.1

Mohammad Asif to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, watchful defensive stroke, Jayawardene looks determied to play himself in properly

15.2

Mohammad Asif to DPMD Jayawardene, SIX, charges down the track and launches over mid on, great shot and ball sails over long-on fence

15.3

Mohammad Asif to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, opens the face and runs down to third man

15.4

Mohammad Asif to Kapugedera, 1 run, chops down on a delivery that swings back in

15.5

Mohammad Asif to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, superb cover drive, Jayawardene is perfectly balanced and he eases the ball through cover point

15.6

Mohammad Asif to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, fuller in length on the off stump, driven to mid-off

End of over 16 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 95/2
DPMD Jayawardene    12* (10b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Asif    5-1-43-0
CK Kapugedera    14* (22b 2x4)     

16.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, 1 run, good length ball on the off stump, guided down to thirdman

16.2

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball on the off stump, pushed into the gap and an easy single taken

16.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run

16.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, no run, pitched up on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

16.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, 1 leg bye, angled into the pads, Kapugedera swings but off the pads to fine leg

16.6

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball on the leg stump, turned away through square leg

Ahad is desperate: "I love you....Iftikhar Anjum" Ah!

End of over 17 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 99/2
DPMD Jayawardene    14* (12b 1x4 1x6)      Iftikhar Anjum    5-0-17-2
CK Kapugedera    15* (26b 2x4)     

17.1

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed-up, on the off stump line, pushed to cover

17.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, slightly short in length, outside off, cut to short third man region

17.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, driven to long off for a single

Riyas: "I don't understand why this tournement is even being played. We got enough player breakdowns as it is instead of playing matches in the desert. we should just stick to playing only when on tour or hosting a tour and multinational tournaments. .... on the question you asked me. most fans I know here are quite happy with our team's progress. The losses here don't mean much . It's just experience and exposure for the younger guys. Sri lanka will bring it on when some meaningful cricket is played."

17.4

Abdur Rehman to Kapugedera, no run

17.5

Abdur Rehman to Kapugedera, no run, tossed-up, on the off stump, driven back to the bowler

17.6

Abdur Rehman to Kapugedera, no run, on the off stump line, driven to cover

End of over 18 (1 run) Sri Lanka 100/2
CK Kapugedera    15* (29b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    1-0-1-0
DPMD Jayawardene    15* (15b 1x4 1x6)     

18.1

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, on the off stump line, Jayawardene gets behind the line, pushes to the off side

Tariq is also keen to watch Fawad Alam. 'I agreed with siddique, Fawad Alam was named man of the Final in the domestic twenty20 recently though Karachi Dolphins were the runner up."

18.2

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, back of length, outside off, Jayawardene opens the bat-face, guides to third man

18.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Kapugedera, OUT, 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.

CK Kapugedera c †Kamran Akmal b Iftikhar Anjum 15 (30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Silva, no run, in the zone outside off, testing line and length, Silva lets that one fly past him

18.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Silva, no run, And again.

18.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Silva, 1 run, full and on the legs, tickled to fine-leg for a single

End of over 19 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 102/3
LPC Silva    1* (3b)      Iftikhar Anjum    6-0-19-3
DPMD Jayawardene    16* (17b 1x4 1x6)     

19.1

Abdur Rehman to Silva, FOUR, rings up the room service and is served a short and wide one, cuts it past point for a four

19.2

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, came forward, defended solidly to the off side

19.3

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 1 run, floated outside off, driven to cover

19.4

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run

19.5

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run

19.6

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, on the leg stump line, Silva goes for a sweep but doesn't connect properly

End of over 20 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 108/3
LPC Silva    6* (8b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    2-0-7-0
DPMD Jayawardene    17* (18b 1x4 1x6)     

20.1

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, full-pitched, on the middle and leg, Jayawardene flicks to midwicket

20.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Silva, no run, full-pitched, on the off and middle, Silva drives to mid-off

20.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Silva, no run, goes back, gets behind the line of a length-delivery, around off , pushes to cover

20.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Silva, no run, on the money again, on the off and middle line, pushed back to the bowler

20.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Silva, no run, beaten. In the corridor outside off, Silva sits in the bedroom, has a poke at the delivery and is beaten. Got to move closer to the line.

20.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Silva, no run

End of over 21 (1 run) Sri Lanka 109/3
LPC Silva    6* (13b 1x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    7-0-20-3
DPMD Jayawardene    18* (19b 1x4 1x6)     

21.1

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed-up, outside off and driven, with the turn, to cover

21.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, on the off stump line, bit of air and Jayawardene sweeps it away behind square-leg for a single

21.3

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 2 runs, short and outside off, goes back and across, cuts past point

Dimuthu Ratnayake: "The only issue is the selection of Malinga. Why risk injuring him, after a Worldcup where he gave 110% (or a billion percent as Matty Hayden would say) what he really needs now is some rest and recuperation.".

21.4

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, floated outside off, driven to cover

21.5

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run

21.6

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, on the off stump line again, defended on the front foot

End of over 22 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 112/3
LPC Silva    8* (17b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    3-0-10-0
DPMD Jayawardene    19* (21b 1x4 1x6)     

22.1

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, full in length, around off stump, eased to cover region

22.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Silva, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg, flicked to midwicket

22.3

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg, turned towards midwicket

22.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Silva, 2 runs, short and wide, cut to cover but a good diving stop by Fawad prevents any chance of a run

Kamer is also really hyping up Fawad. " I have to add to something Tariq said. Fawad Alam was not only awarded the man of the match in that final, best batsman in the tournament,best bowler of the tournament,and also the best player of the whole tournament in general. 4 awards from one twenty20 tournament. Not bad for a newcomer,huh?"

22.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Silva, 1 run, run down to third man for a single

22.6

Iftikhar Anjum to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run

End of over 23 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 119/3
DPMD Jayawardene    22* (24b 1x4 1x6)      Iftikhar Anjum    8-0-27-3
LPC Silva    12* (20b 1x4)     

23.1

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, appeal for lbw but turned down. Jayawardene went for a sweep to a delivery outside off and is rapped on the pads. Point of impact outside off

23.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, goes for a cut shot but is beaten by the spin and then, by the bounce

23.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, gets off the strike with a dab to backward point

23.4

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 2 runs, fullish, on middle and leg and Silva goes for his favourite sweep shot- plays that one really well

23.5

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run

23.6

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, full and outside off, leans forward, opens the bat-face, runs it down to point

End of over 24 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 122/3
LPC Silva    14* (23b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    4-0-13-0
DPMD Jayawardene    23* (27b 1x4 1x6)     

24.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, quickish, flatter, on the middle and leg, tickled behind square-leg

24.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 2 runs, floated on the stumps, and again Silva goes for a sweep shot, to deep square-leg region for couple of runs

24.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, no run

24.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, slightly short, outside off, cut towards backward point

24.5

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, SIX, Whack. Tossed-up, on the off stump line and Jayawardene leans across, and sweeps it from there over deep square-leg for maximum. Good clean swing of the bat.

24.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 2 runs

End of over 25 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 134/3
DPMD Jayawardene    32* (30b 1x4 2x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-12-0
LPC Silva    17* (26b 1x4)     

25.1

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 1 run, short in length, on the leg and middle, flicked away behind square-leg for a single

25.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, big shout for lbw but again point of impact was just outside off, It was an arm-ball, coming in from outside off, Jayawardene goes across the line, misses

25.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, driven to long on for a single

25.4

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run

25.5

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run

25.6

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, another arm-ball, on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

End of over 26 (2 runs) Sri Lanka 136/3
LPC Silva    18* (30b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    5-0-15-0
DPMD Jayawardene    33* (32b 1x4 2x6)     

26.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, floated on the middle and leg, flicked to deep square-leg region for a single

Saib Uppal is in a cheeky mood. "Is it legal for Pakistan to have so much talent in the fast bowling department? Gul, Sami, Asif, and today with Iftikhar Anjum. We also have this bowler back home by the name of Shoaib Akhtar. Ever heard of him?" Aha!

26.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, no run, on the off and middle, driven back to the bowler

26.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, There comes the sweep again. He gets another run. Profitable shot for him.

26.4

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, short in length, comes in with the arm , just outside off and Jaywardene goes for a cut shot but is beaten

26.5

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

26.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned down to long leg for a single

Sameer_Bangladesh: "I disagree completely with Riyas on his comments playing no meaningful cricket in the desert. All though the stadium is located in the middle of the desert, it is state of art stadium. Mind you Abu-Dhabi stadium is a beautiful stadium with the latest innovative technology been used which is hard to find in any subcontinent stadiums. In order to globalize cricket and market it internationally these kinds of cricket needs to be played. As far this match is meaningless cricket for Sri-Lanka, I think even SL captain Jawardena will beg to differ. Every match is important towards building your self-confidence. Remember a tournament like this may decide your progress for the next world cup. For Pakistan, this tournament was to revive their spirit. As for Sri-Lanka they have to realize that once their top guns (vaas, murali, jayasuriya) are gone somebody young better pick up the slack until you act the same way as Pakistan did in the last world cup."

End of over 27 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 139/3
DPMD Jayawardene    35* (36b 1x4 2x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-15-0
LPC Silva    19* (32b 1x4)     

27.1

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, arm-ball, on the middle and leg, flicked away through fine-leg

27.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed-up, on the off stump line, pushed back to the bowler

27.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run

27.4

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 1 run, on the middle and leg, and guess what, another sweep shot from Silva, another run

27.5

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, on the middle and leg again, flicked away to long leg for a single

27.6

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 1 run

End of over 28 (8 runs) Sri Lanka 147/3
LPC Silva    21* (34b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    6-0-23-0
DPMD Jayawardene    41* (40b 2x4 2x6)     

28.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, no run, tossed-up, on the middle and leg, Silva shapes to flick, gets a leading edge to cover

28.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, no run

28.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run

28.4

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, short in length, outside off and Jayawardene leans back and across, gets on top of the delivery and cuts through backward point

28.5

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

28.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

End of over 29 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 152/3
DPMD Jayawardene    45* (43b 3x4 2x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-20-0
LPC Silva    22* (37b 1x4)     

29.1

Abdur Rehman to Silva, FOUR, beautiful stroke, used his feet and hit inside-out over cover

29.2

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, beaten, sharp turn, Silva is disappointed

29.3

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, driven down the gound but straight to cover

29.4

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, comes down the wicket, but good flight delivery on leg stump and no run

29.5

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, missed an attempted sweep, appeal from Kamran Akmal but ball was heading down leg

29.6

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, pushed into off-side, good end to the over

End of over 30 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 156/3
LPC Silva    26* (43b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    7-0-27-0
DPMD Jayawardene    45* (43b 3x4 2x6)     

30.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flicked behind square bit straight to fielder

30.2

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, swept powerfully from outside leg

30.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, again, swept from outside leg, not quite timed

30.4

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, driven straight back to the bowler

30.5

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, shuffles across his stumps and eases it gracefully into the le side

30.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, no run, tossed up on the off stump, Silva defends on the front-foot

Drinks called onto the field

End of over 31 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 159/3
LPC Silva    27* (45b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-0-23-0
DPMD Jayawardene    47* (47b 3x4 2x6)     

31.1

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, cut into off side, straight to the fielder, no run

31.2

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, driven straight down the ground, but can't find the gap

31.3

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, tha's his fifty, superb stroke over mid off, dances down the track and launches

31.4

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, tossed up on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

31.5

Abdur Rehman to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, flicks to leg for a single

31.6

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 1 run, turned away on the front-foot through square leg

End of over 32 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 165/3
LPC Silva    28* (46b 2x4)      Abdur Rehman    8-0-33-0
DPMD Jayawardene    52* (52b 4x4 2x6)     

32.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, strong sweep stroke to leg

32.2

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, swept finer this time, but good fielding stops the two

32.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 leg bye, missed sweep but they grab a leg bye

32.4

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, short ball driven off the back foot through the covers with a straight bat

32.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, short in length on the off stump, Silva makes room and pushes into offside

32.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, comes down the track, looking for a big one, but can only pick up a single

End of over 33 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 171/3
DPMD Jayawardene    55* (55b 4x4 2x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-0-28-0
LPC Silva    30* (49b 2x4)     

Change of bowling now. Najaf Shah is coming back.

33.1

Najaf Shah to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, tucked off his pads for a single on the leg side

33.2

Najaf Shah to Silva, 1 run, flicked to leg by Chamara

33.3

Najaf Shah to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, again Shah errs on the leg side and Mahela glances it fine to the boundary

33.4

Najaf Shah to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, driven straight down to long-off

33.5

Najaf Shah to Silva, no run, bouncer that Chamara ducks underneath

33.6

Najaf Shah to Silva, no run, anothet short ball, this time Chamara takes evasive action as it lifts sharply

End of over 34 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 178/3
LPC Silva    31* (52b 2x4)      Najaf Shah    8-1-43-0
DPMD Jayawardene    61* (58b 5x4 2x6)     

34.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, neatly flicked to leg, so easy

34.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, a more vigourous sweep from Chamara, same result though

34.3

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long on off the back foot

34.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, work through the leg side in front of square

34.5

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, driven to deep point...its tip and run at the moment

34.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, top edged sweep this time but it drops short of deep backward square

End of over 35 (6 runs) Sri Lanka 184/3
LPC Silva    34* (55b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-0-34-0
DPMD Jayawardene    64* (61b 5x4 2x6)     

35.1

Najaf Shah to Silva, no run, good delivery, Chamara is cramped for space as he tries to guide down to third man

35.2

Najaf Shah to Silva, 1 run, good quick single on the leg side

35.3

Najaf Shah to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, can't find the gap as he tries to ease past point

35.4

Najaf Shah to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, wide delivery edged down to third man

35.5

Najaf Shah to Silva, 1 run, opens the face and steers down to third man...but good bowling from Najaf Shah

35.6

Najaf Shah to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, good looking drive down to long off

End of over 36 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 188/3
DPMD Jayawardene    66* (64b 5x4 2x6)      Najaf Shah    9-1-47-0
LPC Silva    36* (58b 2x4)     

36.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, pulled off the back foot

36.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, paddle sweep, Jayawardene might be in trouble here

36.3

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, good drive from Jayawardene looks to have saved him

36.4

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, tries to work to leg and gets a leading edge, bowler fields

36.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, aims a big stroke through midwicket but is deceived and drags it square

36.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, flicked to leg for easy single

End of over 37 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 192/3
DPMD Jayawardene    68* (68b 5x4 2x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-0-38-0
LPC Silva    38* (60b 2x4)     

37.1

Najaf Shah to Silva, FOUR, beautifully pulled behind square and beats the fieldsman at long leg

37.2

Najaf Shah to Silva, 1 run

37.3

Najaf Shah to DPMD Jayawardene, no run

37.4

Najaf Shah to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, perfect placement, he did not look to have hit it hard but he drove just to the left of cover to bring up the 100 partnership

37.5

Najaf Shah to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, delicate late cut down to third man for the single

37.6

Najaf Shah to Silva, 2 runs, driven on the up through the covers, but deep fieldsman saves the boundary

End of over 38 (12 runs) Sri Lanka 204/3
LPC Silva    45* (63b 3x4)      Najaf Shah    10-1-59-0
DPMD Jayawardene    73* (71b 6x4 2x6)     

Asif is coming back

38.1

Mohammad Asif to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, picks up easy single on leg side

38.2

Mohammad Asif to Silva, no run, driven straight back to the bowler

Umpires want to change the ball

Ayyaz is getting impatient. "Anyone care to explain to me why the supposed 'number one ODI contender' for a place in the squad, Fawad Alam has not been given a bowl yet? What is Shoaib Malik waiting for, EID?

38.3

Mohammad Asif to Silva, 1 run, short ball, surprises Silva for pace, miscued pull picks up a single

38.4

Mohammad Asif to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, driven straight down the ground...the new ball seems to be a little harder and is coming on to the bat

38.5

Mohammad Asif to Silva, 1 run, steered down to third man

38.6

Mohammad Asif to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, slower ball, driven down to long off

End of over 39 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 209/3
DPMD Jayawardene    76* (74b 6x4 2x6)      Mohammad Asif    6-1-48-0
LPC Silva    47* (66b 3x4)     

39.1

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, driven straight down the ground

39.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, swept in front of square

39.3

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, dropped...goes for the big one over midwicket but hits it lower, should have been taken

39.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, sweeps behind square

39.5

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, no run as he tries to drive down the ground

39.6

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, no run, another dot ball... a good over from Malik that deserved a wicket

End of over 40 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 213/3
DPMD Jayawardene    78* (78b 6x4 2x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    8-0-42-0
LPC Silva    49* (68b 3x4)     

40.1

Mohammad Asif to Silva, 1 run, flicked in front of square to bring up his fifty....excellent industrious innings

40.2

Mohammad Asif to DPMD Jayawardene, 1 run, squeezes out a yorker for a single on the leg side

40.3

Mohammad Asif to Silva, no run, misses a pull stroke off a good bouncer

40.4

Mohammad Asif to Silva, FOUR, brilliant innovation, shovels the ball onto the leg side and into the gap, great wrists

40.5

Mohammad Asif to Silva, 1 run, drops down onto the leg side and scampers through for another quick single...a feature of this smart partnership

40.6

Mohammad Asif to DPMD Jayawardene, FOUR, short outside off stump, Jayawardene cuts and goes wide of thirdman fielder, Anjum fumbles and ball runs away to the fence

End of over 41 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 224/3
DPMD Jayawardene    83* (80b 7x4 2x6)      Mohammad Asif    7-1-59-0
LPC Silva    55* (72b 4x4)     

41.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, reverse swept to short thirdman

41.2

Mohammad Hafeez to DPMD Jayawardene, OUT, 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

DPMD Jayawardene b Mohammad Hafeez 83 (81b 7x4 2x6) SR: 102.46

Maharoof walks in

41.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Maharoof, 1 run, pushed into covers

41.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run, swept away to fine leg

41.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Maharoof, no run

41.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Maharoof, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 42 (3 runs) Sri Lanka 227/4
MF Maharoof    1* (3b)      Mohammad Hafeez    9-0-45-1
LPC Silva    57* (74b 4x4)     

42.1

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 1 wide, arm ball down the legside

42.1

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, pitched up outside off stump, Silva goes for the drive and gets beaten

42.2

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 1 run, driven on the front-foot to sweeper cover

42.3

Abdur Rehman to Maharoof, no run, flat in trajectory, bit of turn and Maharoof beaten on the back-foot

42.4

Abdur Rehman to Maharoof, 1 run, tossed up on the off stump, Maharoof slogs and gets on the toe of bat, ball rolls down to long-on

42.5

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, arm ball outside off stump, hit the pads but lbw declined

42.6

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 1 run, steps out and goes for a big shot, edged down to thirdman

End of over 43 (4 runs) Sri Lanka 231/4
LPC Silva    59* (78b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    9-0-37-0
MF Maharoof    2* (5b)     

43.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Silva, 1 run

43.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Maharoof, 2 runs

43.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Maharoof, no run, arm-ball, on the off stump line, moves forward, pushes it back to the bowler

43.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Maharoof, SIX, There he goes. Runs down the track purposefully, reaches the pitch and heaves it over long on. Super strike

Syed Afsar Hussain in in a sarcastic mood. "I think Shoaib Malik & Fawad Alam will bowl after the match....."

43.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Maharoof, OUT, 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.

MF Maharoof c & b Mohammad Hafeez 10 (9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

43.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Lokuarachchi, 1 run, works to midwicket region for a single

End of over 44 (10 runs) Sri Lanka 241/5
KS Lokuarachchi    1* (1b)      Mohammad Hafeez    10-0-55-2
LPC Silva    60* (79b 4x4)     

44.1

Mohammad Asif to Lokuarachchi, no run, gets the edge right away but it falls short of the 'keeper. Full in length, in the temptation zone outside off and Lokuarachchi stabs at it

44.2

Mohammad Asif to Lokuarachchi, no run, fuller, driven back to Asif

44.3

Mohammad Asif to Lokuarachchi, 1 run, full-pitched, on the middle stump line, moving in, worked to midwicket

44.4

Mohammad Asif to Silva, (no ball) 1 run, well-directed yorker, Silva takes out the front leg, jabs it away

44.4

Mohammad Asif to Lokuarachchi, OUT, Loku falls. It was full in length, around off stump, Lokuarachchi steps down the track, flicks, in the air and straight to deep midwicket.

KS Lokuarachchi c Salman Butt b Mohammad Asif 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

44.5

Mohammad Asif to Silva, no run, full-pitched, on the off stump line, driven to cover

44.6

Mohammad Asif to Silva, 1 no ball, opts for the bouncer, Silva quickly ducks under that one .

44.6

Mohammad Asif to Silva, 1 run, back of length, on the middle and leg, Silva wrists it away to square-leg region for a single

End of over 45 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 246/6
LPC Silva    62* (83b 4x4)      Mohammad Asif    8-1-64-1
TM Dilshan    0* (0b)     

45.1

Abdur Rehman to Silva, no run, low full-toss, on the off stump line, driven to cover

45.2

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 2 runs, tossed-up, and Silva advances down the track, bunts it past midwicket

45.3

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 4 byes, quicker, arm-ball but it slips down the leg side and beats everybody

45.3

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 4 byes, quicker, arm-ball but it slips down the leg side and beats everybody

45.3

Abdur Rehman to Silva, 4 byes, quicker, arm-ball but it slips down the leg side and beats everybody

45.4

Abdur Rehman to Silva, OUT, 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.

LPC Silva b Abdur Rehman 64 (87b 4x4 0x6) SR: 73.56

45.5

Abdur Rehman to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, off the mark right away and gives Dilshan the strike

45.6

Abdur Rehman to Dilshan, FOUR, classy drive through the covers for a much-needed boundar for Sri Lanka

End of over 46 (11 runs) Sri Lanka 257/7
TM Dilshan    4* (1b 1x4)      Abdur Rehman    10-0-44-1
HAPW Jayawardene    1* (1b)     

46.1

Mohammad Asif to HAPW Jayawardene, 1 run, OUT, 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

HAPW Jayawardene run out 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Malinga walks in

46.2

Mohammad Asif to Malinga, no run, defends to his first delivery. Lots of work for Sri Lanka to do now as they have to get at least 270

46.3

Mohammad Asif to Malinga, 1 run, off the mark with a single to third man

46.4

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, 1 run, inside edge to square leg

46.5

Mohammad Asif to Malinga, 1 run, flick to deep square

46.6

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, 1 run, driven straight down the ground

End of over 47 (5 runs) Sri Lanka 262/8
TM Dilshan    6* (3b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    9-1-69-1
SL Malinga    2* (3b)     

Rao Iftikhar is back

47.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, 1 wide, starts with a big wide down the leg side, well taken by Kamran Akmal

47.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, 1 run, inswinger that Dilshan squirts into the leg sid for a single

47.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Malinga, 2 runs, chipped in the air just wide of extra cover and they scamper back for a couple

47.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Malinga, 1 wide, another wide, useful extras for sri Lanka

47.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Malinga, 1 leg bye, swings back into Malinga's pads and he picks up a single off inside edge and pad

47.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, 1 run, squeezed away on the leg side for a single

47.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Malinga, 1 run, full toss that is smeared onto the leg side, Malinga misses the gap

47.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, 1 run, good full-length inswinger and Dilshan settles for a single

End of over 48 (9 runs) Sri Lanka 271/8
TM Dilshan    9* (6b 1x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    9-0-35-3
SL Malinga    5* (6b)     

48.1

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, 1 run, makes room and pushes to point, a direct hit would have run out Malinga

48.2

Mohammad Asif to Malinga, no run, plays over the top of it and a valuable dot ball for Pakistan

48.3

Mohammad Asif to Malinga, 1 run, slog straight down the ground as Malinga loses control of his bat

48.4

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, FOUR, slower ball and a full toss, smashed to the mid-wicket boundary

48.5

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, no run, anothet slower ball, Dilshan tries to smash to leg but misses

48.6

Mohammad Asif to Dilshan, 1 run, worked to leg for a single behind square

End of over 49 (7 runs) Sri Lanka 278/8
TM Dilshan    15* (10b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    10-1-76-1
SL Malinga    6* (8b)     

49.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, SIX, low full toss that is smashed over midwicket, powerful strike for the maximum

49.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, FOUR, this time he backs away and carves over the top over extra cover, superbly innovative batting

49.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, 2 runs, in the block hole but hit straight down teh ground and Dilshan will be able to pick-up a couple of runs

49.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dilshan, 1 run, short ball this time that surprises Dilshan and he can only pick up a single down to long leg

49.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Malinga, FOUR, squeezes out a yorker and picks up another boundary, this time down to fine leg

49.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Malinga, 1 run, OUT, 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

SL Malinga run out 11 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 50 (18 runs) Sri Lanka 296/8
     Iftikhar Anjum    10-0-53-3
TM Dilshan    28* (14b 3x4 1x6)     
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May 22, 2007

A jubilant Pakistan team after winning the Abu Dhabi series, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi, May 22, 2007

A jubilant Pakistan team after winning the Abu Dhabi series

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May 22, 2007

Shoaib Malik picks an award at the post-match ceremony, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi, May 22, 2007

Shoaib Malik picks an award at the post-match ceremony

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