Warid Cricket Series, 2nd ODI: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi, May 20, 2007
Pakistan won by 98 runs
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
20 May 2007 - night match (50-over match)
  Pakistan innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Salman Butt c & b Bandara 74 81 11 0 91.35
26.6 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 167/3
View dismissal Imran Nazir b Fernando 17 14 4 0 121.42
5.4 first strike! Fernando pitches it fuller and straighter, and Nazir plays all around it as it nipped in a touch 45/1
View dismissal Yasir Hameed c & b Bandara 50 53 7 0 94.33
22.2 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 143/2
View dismissal Mohammad Yousuf run out (Warnapura) 37 45 2 0 82.22
37.2 Dilshan to Kamran Akmal, 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! 233/5
View dismissal Shoaib Malik* b Bandara 27 19 2 1 142.10
32.3 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 207/4
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c Dilshan b Maharoof 38 46 4 0 82.60
45.5 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 276/7
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c Bandara b Maharoof 1 5 0 0 20.00
38.5 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! 237/6
View dismissal Abdul Razzaq b Fernando 16 25 0 0 64.00
49.2 cleaned up by yet another slower delivery that pitches on leg stump, as Razzaq swings across the line and loses his leg stump 308/9
View dismissal Mohammad Sami b Maharoof 22 12 3 1 183.33
48.6 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 308/8
Umar Gul not out 0 0 0 0 -
Mohammad Asif not out 5 4 1 0 125.00
Extras (lb 5, w 17, nb 4) 26
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 313 (6.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  PDRL Perera 10 2 67 0 6.70 (1nb, 4w)
View wickets CRD Fernando 10 0 71 2 7.10 (1nb, 3w)
5.4 to Imran Nazir, first strike! Fernando pitches it fuller and straighter, and Nazir plays all around it as it nipped in a touch 45/1
49.2 to Abdul Razzaq, cleaned up by yet another slower delivery that pitches on leg stump, as Razzaq swings across the line and loses his leg stump 308/9
View wickets MF Maharoof 10 0 65 3 6.50 (1nb)
38.5 to Shahid Afridi, 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! 237/6
45.5 to Kamran Akmal, 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 276/7
48.6 to Mohammad Sami, 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 308/8
View wickets HMCM Bandara 10 0 56 3 5.60 (1nb)
22.2 to Yasir Hameed, 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 143/2
26.6 to Salman Butt, 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 167/3
32.3 to Shoaib Malik, 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 207/4
  TM Dilshan 10 0 49 0 4.90 (1w)
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 314 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal WU Tharanga c Imran Nazir b Shahid Afridi 48 58 9 0 82.75
18.4 Tharanga falls, two short of a fifty, sweeping one on leg stump, with a thick top-edge, to Nazir at short fine leg 113/3
View dismissal CK Kapugedera b Mohammad Sami 20 16 4 0 125.00
5.1 Sami! He strikes with a nasty inswinger, which Kapugedera drives at with zero footwork, and it beats him for pace and movement to shatter middle stump 37/1
View dismissal SM Warnapura lbw b Mohammad Asif 5 14 1 0 35.71
8.4 now Asif joins the fun, dismissing Warnapura on debut with one that's fuller, pitching in line with off stump, and getting it to come in and catch him somewhat deep in the crease in front of middle stump, and umpire Tiffen has little hesitation in raising the dreaded finger 49/2
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene* b Mohammad Asif 61 68 6 1 89.70
35.2 good change to bring back Asif, it would seem, and with that big wicket Sri Lanka's last hope fades! Jayawardene goes for a pull to one that he should've come forward to, missing it completely as it nips in off a good length and knocks back middle stump 188/7
View dismissal LPC Silva c Abdul Razzaq b Shahid Afridi 21 29 3 0 72.41
26.3 Afridi gets another, forcing Silva to shimmy down the track and chip one straight down Razzaq's throat at long-on, he just went through with the aerial shot and found the man positioned right there 153/4
View dismissal TM Dilshan lbw b Shoaib Malik 10 18 0 0 55.55
31.4 and the captain gets one, pushing one through faster and extracting sharp turn from the surface, and Dilshan, who's gone back trying to drive, gets hit on the pad in front of the stumps, a very, very loud appeal is upheld 172/5
View dismissal HAPW Jayawardene lbw b Shahid Afridi 1 3 0 0 33.33
32.2 well, if he's not biffing runs, he's getting wickets at Abu Dhabi, is this man Afridi, who gets a third with a ripping flipper that drifts up, and then zooms in to strikeJayawardene on the full in front of middle and leg, and umpire Tiffen agrees with everyone in green who appeals 176/6
View dismissal MF Maharoof c Salman Butt b Mohammad Sami 17 18 3 0 94.44
38.2 and he's gone, looping up a well disguised slow, full delivery straight to Butt at cover 205/8
View dismissal HMCM Bandara c Yasir Hameed b Umar Gul 11 16 2 0 68.75
39.4 he too falls, pulling Gul straight to Hameed at midwicket, and this match is almost over 215/9
CRD Fernando not out 2 4 0 0 50.00
View dismissal PDRL Perera b Umar Gul 0 1 0 0 0.00
39.5 and he goes first ball, playing all over a full and straight delivery that crashes into middle stump as Sri Lanka go down by 98 runs 215/10
Extras (b 1, lb 7, w 5, nb 6) 19
  Total (all out; 39.5 overs) 215 (5.39 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Mohammad Asif 10 0 59 2 5.90 (1nb, 2w)
8.4 to Warnapura, now Asif joins the fun, dismissing Warnapura on debut with one that's fuller, pitching in line with off stump, and getting it to come in and catch him somewhat deep in the crease in front of middle stump, and umpire Tiffen has little hesitation in raising the dreaded finger 49/2
35.2 to DPMD Jayawardene, good change to bring back Asif, it would seem, and with that big wicket Sri Lanka's last hope fades! Jayawardene goes for a pull to one that he should've come forward to, missing it completely as it nips in off a good length and knocks back middle stump 188/7
View wickets Mohammad Sami 6 1 27 2 4.50 (1nb)
5.1 to Kapugedera, Sami! He strikes with a nasty inswinger, which Kapugedera drives at with zero footwork, and it beats him for pace and movement to shatter middle stump 37/1
38.2 to Maharoof, and he's gone, looping up a well disguised slow, full delivery straight to Butt at cover 205/8
View wickets Umar Gul 3.5 0 38 2 9.91 (2nb)
39.4 to Bandara, he too falls, pulling Gul straight to Hameed at midwicket, and this match is almost over 215/9
39.5 to Perera, and he goes first ball, playing all over a full and straight delivery that crashes into middle stump as Sri Lanka go down by 98 runs 215/10
View wicket Shoaib Malik 10 0 46 1 4.60 (2nb, 3w)
31.4 to Dilshan, and the captain gets one, pushing one through faster and extracting sharp turn from the surface, and Dilshan, who's gone back trying to drive, gets hit on the pad in front of the stumps, a very, very loud appeal is upheld 172/5
View wickets Shahid Afridi 10 0 37 3 3.70
18.4 to Tharanga, Tharanga falls, two short of a fifty, sweeping one on leg stump, with a thick top-edge, to Nazir at short fine leg 113/3
26.3 to Silva, Afridi gets another, forcing Silva to shimmy down the track and chip one straight down Razzaq's throat at long-on, he just went through with the aerial shot and found the man positioned right there 153/4
32.2 to HAPW Jayawardene, well, if he's not biffing runs, he's getting wickets at Abu Dhabi, is this man Afridi, who gets a third with a ripping flipper that drifts up, and then zooms in to strikeJayawardene on the full in front of middle and leg, and umpire Tiffen agrees with everyone in green who appeals 176/6

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to bat
Series - Pakistan led the 3-match series 2-0
ODI debut - SM Warnapura (Sri Lanka)
Player of the match - Salman Butt (Pakistan)
Umpires - SL Shastri (India) and RB Tiffin (Zimbabwe)
TV umpire - MR Benson (England)
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - Farid Malik
 
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