Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    10.2 lovely delivery, and once again Wahab gets Tharanga to poke at it outside off, no footwork. It shaped away, and he's stuck in his crease, moving neither forward, back, nor across, and gets an outside edge through to the keeper 62/3
    1.6 goes after this one angling away from him outside off and it looks like he's beaten. Threw his bat at that without moving his feet. Umar Akmal was appealing very excitedly, and it wasn't given. Pakistan have gone for a review... It looks like it's just gone under his bat. Was there some inside edge on it? Doesn't quite seem like it, even if there's a slight noise... and the third umpire's given that out! 14/1
    8.2 yet again, Sangakkara is out to a long-hop! This time, it was there for the pull, and he middled it, but he also picked out the midwicket fielder, who didn't have to move at all to catch that at chest height 51/2
    33.5 what was he thinking there? That was quick and flat, and he looked to give himself room and cut. It went straight on as he exposed all his stumps, and crashed into off stump as he reached out and missed the ball 184/4
    47.2 and he misses out on that century once again! looked to slog that away from outside off, and didn't get hold of it at all, presenting the midwicket fielder a simple catch to his left. Mathews kicks at the turf as he walks away, and throws away one of his gloves as he approaches the boundary rope 281/7
    35.6 goes for that sweep again, and misses. He's hit on the front pad and the umpire has no hesitation. That turned in from outside off, and did that strike him in line? They haven't reviewed, but that seemed to strike his knee-roll just on the line of off stump or slightly outside. Sri Lanka don't take the review. Just as well. Hawkeye says umpire's call. 188/5
    37.5 and Hafeez has struck again! Priyanjan reviews after he's given lbw, struck on the front pad as he thrust it across the crease trying to work it from off stump into the leg side. The ball struck him in line with off stump, Hawkeye says, and the umpire's decision stands. 194/6
    49.5 that's another full-toss, at bail-height, and he pulls it away down to deep midwicket. They go for a second, but the throw catches him well short at the keeper's end. Goes to the third umpire but there was really no need for it. Well played, Thisara! 310/8
    not out
    49.6 and he sends down the perfect yorker that crashes into the base of off and middle as Malinga backs away, looking to make room 310/9
    25 (lb 11, nb 1, w 13)
    310/9 (50 Overs, RR: 6.2)
    Did not bat: HMRKB Herath
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 1.6 ov), 2-51 (Kumar Sangakkara, 8.2 ov), 3-62 (Upul Tharanga, 10.2 ov), 4-184 (Mahela Jayawardene, 33.5 ov), 5-188 (Seekkuge Prasanna, 35.6 ov), 6-194 (Ashan Priyanjan, 37.5 ov), 7-281 (Angelo Mathews, 47.2 ov), 8-310 (Thisara Perera, 49.5 ov), 9-310 (Lasith Malinga, 49.6 ov)
    Mohammad Irfan1006506.50288120
    Junaid Khan806418.00249131
    Wahab Riaz1006546.50286220
    Shahid Afridi1005105.10314010
    Mohammad Hafeez1003933.90292000
    Ahmed Shehzad201507.5032000
    28.3 what a catch that is! Sanga has been alert to the miscued sweep all along, and he moved to the leg side in a flash as soon as Shehzad shaped for the lap sweep from outside off. It went off the face of his bat but he was already on the move, and stretching to his left to intercept that with his gloves. Spectacular bit of awareness, that! 147/4
    3.4 angles this in again and he looks to whip him through the leg side, and doesn't connect well at all. Abbreviated follow-through, and the ball pops straight into the hands of mid-on. 18/1
    18.1 got 'im, the breakthrough Sri Lanka were desperate for, Hafeez's superb innings is over, Prasanna's attempted legbreak slides straight on, Hafeez played for the turn, it doesn't, goes past the inside edge and Hafeez is struck low on the pads in front of off, the umpire needed no time at all to raise the finger 114/2
    19.1 he might have missed the direct hit in the last over, but he has his man first ball, flights it, and gets the ball to turn, off the glove, onto the pad, pops up for Sangakkara, Pakistan are three down and in some bother, the pitch is taking turn, the Sri Lankan corwd has found its voice, and this game is changing rapidly 115/3
    35.5 sweeps, and sweeps straight into square leg's hands! He was going against the turn, and either didn't pick the gap, or hit it more uppishly than he intended 192/5
    42.3 and he's on a hat trick! that's full and wide, slanted across, and he slashes hard at it and slaps the ball straight to cover 231/9
    37.2 big appeal, everyone goes up, but the finger doesn't. They've reviewed it. He plonked his front foot forward to defend, and may have been playing for turn. It went with the angle and hit his front pad. Was it sliding down leg? First of all, it's only pad, and bat hit pad. It hit him in line, and was crashing into a major chunk of leg stump according to Hawkeye, and that means Mr. Maqsood has to walk back to the dressing room. Pakistan are in all sorts of bother now. He took a huge stride down the pitch, and even his back foot was outside the crease, but he's just inside the 3m mark. 202/6
    40.3 wide outside off again, fuller now, and this is clearly a plan. They have a man out at a squarish deep cover, and Afridi slices it uppishly, straight into his hands 223/7
    42.2 full and wide again, and he goes hard at it and slices it way up. Herath almost drops it on the third man boundary as he tumbles forward, but he manages to hold on despite landing on his elbows. Very good catch in the end 231/8
    43.5 and finally he gets it right, and the yorker sneaks through to clip the leg stump as Junaid plays all over it 233/10
    not out
    6 (lb 4, w 2)
    233 all out (43.5 Overs, RR: 5.31)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Sharjeel Khan, 3.4 ov), 2-114 (Mohammad Hafeez, 18.1 ov), 3-115 (Umar Akmal, 19.1 ov), 4-147 (Ahmed Shehzad, 28.3 ov), 5-192 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 35.5 ov), 6-202 (Sohaib Maqsood, 37.2 ov), 7-223 (Shahid Afridi, 40.3 ov), 8-231 (Wahab Riaz, 42.2 ov), 9-231 (Fawad Alam, 42.3 ov), 10-233 (Junaid Khan, 43.5 ov)
    KMDN Kulasekara412305.75164000
    SL Malinga6.505628.191810010
    HMRKB Herath1023823.80363100
    AD Mathews201507.5062010
    S Prasanna1003623.60352000
    NLTC Perera301936.3393000
    TM Dilshan502515.00111000
    SMA Priyanjan301705.6682000

Match Details


Sri Lanka , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

26 August 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Hafeez at No. 3


Mohammad Hafeez's ODI average in the 33 inns where he has batting at No. 3. In the 110 inns he opened, his average is 28.2

Fastest hundred


Number of overs Pakistan took to reach 100, their fourth fastest 100 since 2001

Quick start


Number of balls which Pakistan got to 50 - their fastest for the year, and 5th fastest while chasing, since 2001

Running dry


Number of times that Thisara Perera has scored 20 in his last 15 ODIs

The elusive fourth


Number of times that Hafeez has taken two or more wickets in an ODI innings, without ever taking 4

No. 6 batsman?


Number of times that Seekkuge Prasanna has got to double digits in his 11 ODI innings

Slowing down


Number of centuries that Tharanga has scored in his last 50 ODIs - in the 123 ODIs before that, he scored 11.